Making a revealed text supersede another. The grounds on which abrogation can be made are many, one of which is the chronologically later provenance of the repealing text (reflecting a change of mind or position adopted in the earlier text); another reason for abrogation is when one text itself commands the abandonment of a matter specified in another text.

Source: Hallaq, Wael B., An Introduction To Islamic Law, 1st edn (New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2009), p. 171


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