An English translation of the Quran that is as close as possible to the Arabic sacred text
View active topics
View unanswered posts

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Missing abrogation claims
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2015, 03:07 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 04 May 2009, 16:10
Posts: 4558
Location: USA
These two verses have been misunderstood by many,

as they seem to imply that all people will first go to the hellfire, then God removes the believers from it.

If that were the correct interpretation, then those verses will be in direct contradiction to these verses,

which clearly tells that the most pious will be averted from the hellfire. And that would cause pro-abrogation folks to think that one of the two sets of verses may have abrogated the other.

A wrong interpretation is often the reason for many abrogation claims. Verses 19:71-72 do not mean that everyone will go to hell first, but that everyone will be within sight of hell. How do we know that? Because the origin verb of the word واردها has occurred elsewhere in the Quran and meant being within a seeing distance of something, not entering it, e.g.,

in which Moses sees a huge crowd around the main water well of Midian. That proves that he was not at the well but close enough to see it.

Thus, the correct interpretation of 19:71-72, IMHO, is that all will be within a distance from the hellfire enough to see it, then the pious will be moved away from the site, may God make us among those, and only the wrongdoers will be shoved into it.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently 03 Dec 2023, 07:38

All times are UTC

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group