الآية رقم (106) - مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِّنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللّهَ عَلَىَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

(106) - “We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?”

Here, we are faced with the topic of ‘Al-Bida’. It is the situation where a ruling is laid down, and then when it is implemented, its incapability of handling the matter is established, hence it is replaced with a new ruling. Al-Bida’ is impossible for Allah U. The concept of ‘Naskh’ or Abrogation differs from Al-Bida’.  It is the elimination of a ruling and the revelation of another one.

The word Naskh linguistically means ‘the removal’. When we say that the sun has Nasakhat the shadow, it means that it has removed its traces and has replaced the space it had occupied with light. Thus, ‘Naskh’ in the Holy Qur’an means the removal of a ruling and the coming of another.