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An Evaluative Examination of the Theory of Recitation Abrogation

Quranic & Hadith Studies
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The issue of abrogation (naskh), abrogating (nāsikh), and abrogated (mansūkh) verses in the Qur'an is among the significant discourses of the Qur'anic sciences. One kind of abrogation is the abrogation of talāwat (recitation), toward which there are three approaches among the Muslims: the first approach believes in the abrogation of talāwat and seeks to prove it relying on traditions as well as rational argumentation. The second approach, which does not regard the traditions about abrogation of talāwat as irrevocable, tries to prove the abrogation of talāwat through rational argumentation. The third approach has in a well-reasoned way rejected the abrogation of talāwat and refused to accept the traditions and the rational argumentations. In the present research, following examining and critically reviewing the evidence of those maintaining the abrogation of talāwat, we have concluded that this abrogation of talāwat is the outcome of hasty understanding by a number of interpreters and Islamic scholars, past and present, and that perhaps the likelihood of abrogation of talāwat can be rationally accepted. Keywords: abrogation, abrogation of talāwat, different types of abrogation.

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