20 Muharram 1441

Can the sunnah of the prophet saws abrogate verses from the quraan as a local sheikh was giving an example about inheritence? I was not sure as I heard many scholars say this can not happen. please can you give an explanation with examples if applicable.

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In Reading/Reciting the Quran
Mar 12th, 2014
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It is an issue of dispute among scholars. The most authentic opinion is that it is possible for the Sunnah to abrogate the Quran. It is noteworthy to say that specifying a general statement is considered to be a form of abrogation. For example, when Allah tells us that it is forbidden for us to consume dead meat, blood, swine meat etc, this is a general statement. The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam has told us that there were two dead and two blood made permissible for us; the fish and the locust, and the liver and the spleen. Also when Allah mentioned the inheritance, the Prophet abrogated that when he said that a Muslim doesn’t inherit a kafir.

And Allah knows best

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