Noble Quran - Abrogate It When Possible
The Noble Quran is an Arabic translation of the Quran, by Muhammad Ghazali and Tabaristani. Its aim was to conform the Quran to Islamic beliefs and to make it a suitable reading for Muslims. It was therefore translated with the help of Mufti Taqi Usmani, from his famous commentary of the Quran. The Noble Quran contains forty-two verses that have been abridged and simplified so as to be in complete accordance with the original text of the Quran.
This text, called the Noble Quran, abrogates all previous texts, including the hadith, as all were recorded after the Mubarak of Muhammed's death. The Noble Quran abrogates the saying in the Holy Quran: ''O mankind!'' ''Not by the hands of the unworthy!"
The abrogation of these words can never take place because the Noble Quran is God's divine word and it cannot be altered or defaced in any way. Secondly, the Noble Quran abrogates the saying in the Holy Quran: ''Hear, O mankind!'' ''There is no god but God.'' Therefore, the abrogation must be exercised only after consultation of experts in the field. Experts like the learned scholars of Islam and the religious scholars of all Islamic religions. A typical situation would arise when abrogating a verse in the Holy Quran requires a consensus of more than half of the Muslim community.
The scholars of Islam generally refer to these as "Aakhis." Therefore, a small group would review the meaning of these words and then decide to abrogate them. This group would also decide to weaken any verse that was not weaken. The abrogation process has to be carried on in this manner until all the letters of the word are abrogated. The scholars will do this before they write down a new word for the future.
The scholars need to show that there was something prior to writing the word. They must therefore establish their argument by citing their proofs. They must also show that the abrogate is not contradictory to the hadith. In order to abrogate a hadith, the scholars have to provide sound reasoning.
The scholars can only achieve this task if they work together. You will have to make sure that you take part in discussions and debates with other believers. It is in this way that you will learn how to abrogate a hadith. You should also make it a point to read books written by scholars. Theologians will write books for this purpose and you will benefit a lot from these books. There are other books that have been written on the subject.
When you are abrogating words or verses from the holy Quran, you must have strong reasons for doing so. For example, if a hadith says that Islam is based on the laws of the dead then you cannot just abrogate it. This hadith has been told to you by god and if you are not allowed to follow this hadith then what could you do? You have to abide by what god has stated.
On the other hand, if you find a saying that conflicts with the Quran then you must follow the saying even if it is contradictory. The hadith must be authentic otherwise you cannot apply its words literally. If you don't follow this principle then you will never be able to cite the hadith correctly.
The scholars have made a lot of references to Allah, but you have to memorize them. So when you are quoting habits, you have to quote them word for word. In this way you will be able to apply the hadith words literally. You must not generalize by using several words in one hadith.
Another thing that a scholar will do is to check the context of the hadith. A situation may arise where abrogating the words from the holy Quran is necessary. So, instead of using it as a base for your quotes you must check the context of the hadith and use it for your benefit only. In such cases you can quote the words of the prophet in their true meaning.
The scholars always give emphasis to the fact that abrogating hadith is not a big issue. In fact you can say that abrogating hadith is more of etiquette. This is because the hadith authors wrote those words before Islam came into existence. Therefore, it was not fit to write them after its advent. So, don't treat the hadith as something extra, rather, use it judiciously and correctly.
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