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(1) Abrogation, revocation, repeal. Theoretical tool used to resolve contradictions in Quranic verses, hadith literature, tafsir (Quranic exegesis), and usul al-fiqh (roots of law), whereby later verses (or reports or decisions) abrogate earlier ones. Based on Quranic verse (2:106) according to which God occasionally replaces older verses with better ones. (2) A style of Arabic calligraphy.

Subjects: Islam.

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