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Abrogation (naskh) is used as a hermeneutical tool in Muslim jurisprudence in dealing with apparent inconsistencies within and between the Qurʾān and the sunna. It also has a polemical context, in which the notion perhaps finds its original development, such that the legal provisions within Judaism and Christianity, and thus, from the Islamic perspective, the entire salvatory va…

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Rippin, Andrew, “Abrogation”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_0104>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161641, 2007, 2007-3

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