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Offline IjazAhmad

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Cause thee to forget?
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:55:42 PM »
Salamun alaika Br. Joseph!

Are the following verses addressed to the blessed Messenger or mankind in general?

87:6 By degrees We will teach you to declare the message, so you will not forget,
87:7 Except what God wills, for He knows what is manifest and what is hidden.

Many translators assume that they are addressed to Muhammad and while trying to explain it, end up with the theory of abrogation.

87:6 [Prophet], We shall teach you [the Quran] and you will not forget––
87:7 unless God wishes; He knows both what is open and what is hidden––

Would appreciate a better and clear understanding. Thanks.

Ijaz, A.

Offline Joseph Islam

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Re: Cause thee to forget?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 09:22:53 PM »
Wa alaikum assalam brother Ijaz,

The verses are addressed to the prophet. I have already shared my comments with regards this question in detail. Please see the following threads:

Cause thee to forget??

And in detail:

Verse 87:7 and Support for Hadith

I hope this helps, God willing.

'During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act' 
George Orwell