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A Critique of the Theory of Abrogation
A Critique of the Theory of Abrogation
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Details:  A Critique of the Theory of Abrogation : New,
*[A5] Paperback - 139 pages,
by Jasser Auda,
Translated by Adil Salahi,
Published by The Islamic Foundation.

Back in Stock July 2019

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Is it true that some Qur’anic verses, establishing certain rulings, have been abrogated and their rulings are no longer valid? Some scholars have claimed that nearly two hundred Qur’anic verses have been abrogated, but other scholars argue that many of these cases do not stand up to scrutiny.

The very idea of abrogation sounds fascinating to many Muslims. Through Islamic history, the study of abrogation acquired special importance as a distinct discipline of Qur’anic studies. Books were devoted to explaining which Qur’anic verses abrogated which earlier ones. But is there really a sound argument that abrogation occurred during the Prophet’s, ﷺ, lifetime, with Qur’anic revelations cancelling earlier rulings totally, so as to make them invalid for the rest of time?

This book critically examines such an understanding of abrogation theory. It aims to present to the reader and students of Islamic studies the opposite view that what is said to be abrogated could still address some practical situations.

Jasser Auda is a scholar who specialises in Islamic law and legal theory. A member of fiqh councils in Europe, America, and Asia, early in his life, he memorised the Qur’an and attended study circles of al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt. He holds a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Table of Contents


---Chapter One: Objectives of Islamic Law:
------Concepts and Aims.

---Chapter Two: Internal Contradiction or Mutual Exclusion by a Scholar,
------2.1 Mutual exclusion or contradiction,
------2.2 Contradiction between texts,
------2.3 Ways of dealing with superficial contradiction.

---Chapter Three: Abrogation: Definitions and Uses,
------3.1 Linguistic and technical definitions,
------3.2 The limitation, exception or interpretation of an earlier text by a later one,
------3.3 Abrogation as meaning final annulment of a religious ruling.

---Chapter Four: A Critique of Some Methodologies Confirming Abrogation,
------4.1 Is there any definitive evidence of the abrogation of any Qur'anic verses?
------4.2 Contradiction as evidence for abrogation,
------4.3 Abrogation on the basis of dates: Are we required to adopt the latest?
------4.4 No abrogation based on anyone's personal opinion,
------4.5 What does `express' abrogation mean?
------Is it enough to prohibit something after it was permissible, or to permit it after it was prohibited?

---Chapter Five: Cases of How Objectives Help in the Enforcement of Superficially Contradictory Texts,
------5.1 Objectives of protecting the approved essentials by the Muslim government,
------5.2 The objective of making things easier through a gradual implementation of Islamic laws,
------5.3 Striking the balance between the objectives of worship and keeping things easy,
------5.4 Balancing the objectives of human beings' safety and protecting the environment.

---Theoretical and Practical Conclusions.


NON ASWJ : Listed for research and reference for students of knowledge.

*Dimensions : 20 x 13cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 22 April, 2019.