Al-Ghaali, in his book بالحجة والبرهان لا نسخ في القرآن, pages 63-71, rejects this claim by offering these refutation arguments,
- Al-Zamakhshari argued that the two verses, 2:180 and 4:11 suggest that a bequest may be given to parents in addition to their regular inheritance share. Al-Asfahani suggested likewise.
- Al-Zamakhshari also argued that 2:180 did not specify the amount of the shares to give and 4:11 elaborated on that. That was the opinion of Al-Asfahani too. Al-Raazi agreed.
- Al-Shawkani argued that the parents mentioned in 2:180 are parents who do not inherit, such as non-Muslim parents. And the relatives mentioned in 2:180 are relatives that are not named in 4:11, such as siblings of the mother. Al-Qurtubi wrote that this opinion was offered by Ad-Dhahhaak, Tawoos, and Al-Hasan.
- Ibn Al-Arabi، in his book الناسخ والمنسوخ, page 30, wrote that there is no contradiction between 2:180 and 4:11 since a bequest to relatives is allowed by the majority. As for the claim that it was the hadith "No bequest to an heir", he argued that the hadeeth must be certain in sourcing (متواتر) before it may be considered for the abrogation of a verse. He noted that the hadeeth is not even authentic! (ليس له في الصحة أصل)
- Imam Muhammad Abduh, in his exegesis (تفسير المنار) rejected the abrogation claim and said that it is quite proper in some cases to bequest to a poor heir in addition to his or her regular share.
- Al-Ghaali leans toward the opinion that 2:180 is a recommendation and not a mandate. He mentioned that Ibn Al-Jawzi wrote that Al-Shaabi and Al-Nakhei both opined it. Their evidence is the word بالمعروف (properly) and that suggests a recommendation, and also the word المتقين (the pious) and a mandate is not restricted only to the pious. I respectfully disagree. I see the word بالمعروف to mean "as customary" and the word المتقين as an incentive to people to obey the command, so that may be counted among the pious. The words كُتِب عليكم (it has been written upon you) is unambiguous about the command being a mandate and the word حقا (a right) is unambiguous about the will being the right of surviving parents and relatives.