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 Post subject: Re: Historical Timeline
PostPosted: 28 Apr 2010, 19:59 
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An excellent chronological list of the authors of books dedicated to abrogation is included in Al-Jabri's book on pages 121 to 126. He lists 43 authors in the order they were deceased, from the year 118 H. to the year 1190 H. He comments on many of them and mentions that the first 20 books on the list were lost except for a few pages here and there, so there is no way to tell what they actually meant by naskh. Some clearly predate Imam Al-shafeiy, so I am still puzzled by the previous statement that he was the one who started the discipline.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Timeline
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Pragmatic wrote:
An excellent chronological list of the authors of books dedicated to abrogation is included in Al-Jabri's book on pages 121 to 126. He lists 43 authors in the order they were deceased, from the year 118 H. to the year 1190 H.

If there are some names on his list that are not included in the above post, kindly send the names to me so I can update the list.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Timeline
PostPosted: 30 Apr 2010, 17:28 
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Linguistic wrote:
If there are some names on his list that are not included in the above post, kindly send the names to me so I can update the list.

Sure, but the list of names are of a different category. Mostly names I have never heard of, and their stature as scholars may not be in the league of the above list.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Timeline
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2010, 03:34 
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In two footnotes on pages 434-435 of his book التبيان لرفع غموض النسخ في القرآن, Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim Az-Zalmi makes three important lists of key Muslim figures in relation to the Quran:

People who witnessed and inscribed the revelations of the Quran as they were revealed to the Prophet (PBUH): There is 43 of them. The most well known of them were:

  1. Abu-Bakr,
  2. Umar,
  3. Uthmaan,
  4. Ali,
  5. Abdullah ibn Mas`ood,
  6. Abu-Sufyaan,
  7. Mu`aawiya ibn Abi-Sufyaan,
  8. Yazeed ibn Abi-Sufyaan,
  9. Sa`eed ibn Al`Aas,
  10. Abbaan ibn Sa`eed ibn Al`Aas,
  11. Khaalid ibn Sa`eed ibn Al`Aas,
  12. Zayd ibn Thaabit,
  13. Az-Zubayr ibn Al-`Awwaam,
  14. Talha ibn `Ubaydillah,
  15. Sa`d ibn Abi-Waqqaas,
  16. `Aamir ibn Fuhayra,
  17. Abdullah ibn Al-Arqam,
  18. Abdullah ibn Rawaaha,
  19. Abdullah ibn Sa`d ibn Abis-Sarh,
  20. Ubayy ibn Ka`b,
  21. Thaabit ibn Qays,
  22. Hanzala ibn Ar-Rabee`,
  23. Shurahbeel ibn Hasana,
  24. Al`Alaa' ibn Al-Khadhrami,
  25. Khaalid ibn Al-Waleed,
  26. `Amr ibn Al`Aas,
  27. Al-Mugheera ibn Shu`ba,
  28. Mu`ayqeeb ibn Abi-Faatima Ad-Dawsi,
  29. Huzhayfa ibn Al-Yamaan,
  30. Huwaytib ibn Abdil-Azeez Al`Aamiri.

People who bound the entire Quran during the life of the Prophet (PBUH). They were:

  1. Ali,
  2. Sa`d ibn `Ubayd ibn An-Nu`maan ibn `Amr ibn Zayd,
  3. Abud-Dardaa' `Azeez ibn Zayd,
  4. Mu`aazh ibn Jabal ibn Aws,
  5. Abu-Zayd Thaabit ibn Zayd ibn An-Nu`maan,
  6. Ubayy ibn Ka`b ibn Qays,
  7. `Ubayd ibn Mu`aawiya,
  8. Zayd ibn Thaabit.

People who copied the Quran from the original borrowed from Hafsa by request from Uthmaan. They were:

  1. Zayd ibn Thaabit,
  2. Abdullah ibn Az-Zubayr,
  3. Sa`eed ibn Al`Aas,
  4. Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Al-Haarith ibn Hishaam.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Timeline
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2010, 03:51 
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Linguistic wrote:
In two footnotes on pages 434-435 of his book التبيان لرفع غموض النسخ في القرآن, Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim Az-Zalmi makes three important lists of key Muslim figures in relation to the Quran

Thank you for the great list. Zayd Ibn Thabit may not be nearly as famous as the other Sahaba, but the job Uthman chose him for is by far the most important task of that era. May God reward both of them on our behalf.

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