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Naskh literally means: obliteration, to remove, to abolish, to abrogate, to replace, to supersede, to transcribe or to copy. According to the oldest Arabic lexicon al-‘Ain of al-Khalil b. Ahmad al-Farahidi, the noun naskh has two meanings. The first meaning is copying a book from a source and the second meaning is replacing a practice with another. In Quranic Studies it is the verification of a particular commandment of a verse that is later made easier so that verse is abrogated by another. In this case, the replacing verse is known as nasikh, which is the active participle of naskh, whereas the replaced verse is referred to with the passive participle mansukh. Naskh cannot occur with respect to ijma’ (general consensus) and qiyas (analogy) but only in the Qur’an and Sunnah and only during the lifetime of the noble Prophet. It primarily took place in the Medinian period.The term abrogation has been discussed by the earlier and later scholars of the Quran in a detailed manner. They used it in the sense of removal of the earlier verse by the incoming verse. There are verses that have brought in their place a new verse when the abrogation of it took place, which was better or at least similar to it. However, there were verses which have been abrogated by the new verses, but no trace of them has been left behind, i.e., their recitation has even been cancelled.The word ‘naskh’ and its derivations are used in the Qur’an with different meanings, for example: “This is Our Book (the record of your deeds that We prepared), speaking the truth against you. Assuredly We have had transcribed what you used to do (in the world)”In this verse, the Arabic word ‘nastansikhu’ which is derived from same root as ‘naskh’ is used to mean ‘writing, transcribing and copying’.”Never did We send a Messenger or a Prophet before you but that when he recited (God’s Revelations to the people) Satan would make insinuations. But God abrogates whatever insinuations Satan may make, and then He confirms and establishes His Revelation. God is All-Knowing, All-Wise”.In this verse, the word ‘fayansakhu’ is used to mean ‘to remove’ and ‘to abrogate’.”We do not abrogate any verse or omit it but We bring one better than it or the like of it. Do you not know that God as full power over everything?”Through this verse, scholars understand that God abrogates the rulings of some verses with other verses, or that He supersedes the rulings with new ones without removing the original rulings from the Qur’an. Naskh is not a change in the Creator’s knowledge but it is a change in the rulings for humankind.The proof text for the notion of naskh is Quran: 2: 106 “Any of our messages that we abrogate or consign to oblivion, We replace with a better or a similar one. Do you not know that God has the power to will anything?”