Qur'an

Abrogation in the Qur’an

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By Shah Waliullah al-Muhaddith al-Dahlawi
Translated by Shaykh Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi
Edited by Saad Khan
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quranOne of the difficulties in the science of Qur’anic commentary is to know which are the abrogating verses (nasikh) and which are the abrogated ones (mansukh). This subject has been discussed at length with considerable disagreement [among Muslim scholars]. One of the main reasons behind the difficulty of this subject is the difference of opinion between the early and later scholars about the technical meaning of the word naskh (abrogation).


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Prophecy regarding the Roman Victory in the Quran

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By Ebrahim Saifuddin


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The verses dealing with the prophecy is as follows:

The Roman Empire has been defeated-
In a land close by; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious-
Within a few years. - [Qur'an 30:2-4]

When one checks the historical records we see that the defeat which the Quran talks about is the defeat faced by the Romans at the hands of the Persians who conquered parts of Syria and Anatolia. When Emperor Heraclius came to power in 610CE, Khosrow II who was the ruler of Persia was attacking the Roman Empire. 613 and 614 were bad years for the Romans as they lost Syria and Jerusalem respectively.

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