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Is there any abrogation (naskh) in the Qur'an?

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There has never been a consensus among the jurists about which Qur'anic passages it affects.  Al-Zuhri (d. 742), an early authority on the subject, held that 42 ayahs had been abrogated.  After his time, the number steadily increased until an upper limit was reached in the eleventh century, with Ibn Sal~ma claiming that there were 238 abrogated ayahs, and al-Frisi claiming that there were 248.  In subsequent generations, a reaction set in: the Egyptian polymath Suyuti (d. 1505) claimed that there were only 20 and Shah Wali Allah of Delhi (d. 1762) whittling the number down to 5.  

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