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Abrogation
(7,208 words)

A prominent concept in the fields of qurʾānic commentary and Islamic law which allowed the harmonization of apparent contradictions in legal rulings. Despite the voluminous literature Muslims have produced on this topic over the centuries, Western scholars have historically evinced little interest in analyzing the detail…

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Burton, John, “Abrogation”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00002>



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