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There is no abrogation in Quran and the punishment of Apostasy is not death by human

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: "Reinterpretation of the Qur'an; Medinan Islam, Abrogation, Apostasy from Islam and its punishment"

Submitted by anwer khan (United States), May 2, 2012 at 16:41

I simply ask a simple question to all the accusations against Quran and Islam re: apostasy and abrogation.

Question 1 for Abrogation:

First of all the verse 2:107 talks about abrogation of previous scriptures as it is mentioned in the previous verse. It does not have any relation to the verses of Quran.

Even if agree with your accusation, we simply ask, who is supposed to be the Abrogator, God or any human? If it should be God which verses are abrogated by God should have been delineated in Quran by God Himself not by Muslim scholars or any other humans. Evidence is required by the claimant that Ibne Kathir or Ibne tamaima or Syuti etc said that such and such verse abrogates such and such. Who gave them the authority, are they the ones who revealed these verses to Mohammad?

Question No. 2: Regarding Apostasy, another Quranic verse negates it. See the two verses:

a) "The truth is from your Lord, so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve' 18:29

b) Those who believe then disbelieve, again believe and again disbelieve, then increase in disbelief," implying that there were people who could go back and forth between Islam and disbelief during the time of revelation. 4:137

If anyone of them who disbelieved would have been killed there arose no need to mention that they believed and then disbeleived. Dictates of Commonsense, alas it is rare.

Anwer Khan


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