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Abrogation in the Qur'an and Islamic Law : A Critical Study of the Concept of Naskh and its Impact
Authored By Louay Fatoohi
Paperback 410 pages
ISBN : 9789670526027
Publisher : IBT, Malaysia
About The Book
"This book traces the development of the concept of abrogation (naskh) from its most basic form to the complex and multi-faceted doctrine it has become. The book also critiques the role of abrogation in rationalizing the view that not all the Qur'anic revelation has survived in the 'mushaf', i.e. the written record of the Qur'an. This role makes understanding abrogation an essential prerequisite for studying the history of the Qur'anic text. This book takes a practical approach by examining specific popular abrogation claims, such as the stoning penalty, the law on fighting non-Muslims, and on inheritance. It is the only modern study in English dedicated to the subject, and is a suitable reference work for both the expert and the general reader."
About the Author
Louay Fatoohi is a British scholar who was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1961. He converted from Christianity to Islam in his early twenties. He obtained a BSc in Physics from the College of Sciences, University of Baghdad, in 1984. He received a PhD in Astronomy from the Physics Department, Durham University, in 1998.
The author of several books and over forty scientific and general articles in Arabic and English, Dr Fatoohi is particularly interested in studying historical characters and events that are mentioned in the Qur'an and comparing the Qur'anic account with the Biblical narratives, other Jewish and Christian writings, and historical sources.
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