One of the profound aspects of the Quran is that it contains no contradictions.

[4:82] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.

(٨٢) أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِنْدِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا

This poses a major problem for those who want to uphold Hadith besides the Quran, as much of the Hadith literature contradicts verses from the Quran. Not only that, but the Quran itself repeatedly states that it should be the only source of religious law for its followers and that followers of the Quran are forbidden from following any other Hadith besides the Quran.

[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.

 أَفَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ أَبْتَغِي حَكَمًا وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكِتَابَ مُفَصَّلًا وَالَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ مُنَزَّلٌ مِنْ رَبِّكَ بِالْحَقِّ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ

[77:50] Which Hadith, other than this, do they uphold?

(٥٠) فَبِأَيِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَهُ يُؤْمِنُونَ

A devilish scheme that many Hadith followers have adopted in order to eliminate many of the contradictions that the Hadith poses to the verses of the Quran is by a malicious mistranslation of a single word in the following verse which is the word ayah.

[2:106] When we abrogate any ayah, or cause it to be forgotten, we produce a better one, or at least an equal one. Do you not recognize the fact that GOD is Omnipotent?

(١٠٦) مَا نَنْسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنْسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

In modern-day Arabic the term ayat is synonymous with the word verse, but in the Classical Arabic of the Quran this is not the case. The root for the word ayat is ” ا ي ا “. This root occurs 382 times in the Quran and has the following derivative meanings:

More often than not ayat as used throughout the Quran means a sign or miracle. For instance, we see that the disbelievers at the time of the prophet doubted him because he did not bring a physical miracle (ayat).

[10:20] They say, “How come no (ayah) miracle came down to him from his Lord?” Say, “The future belongs to GOD; so wait, and I am waiting along with you.”

(٢٠) وَيَقُولُونَ لَوْلَا أُنْزِلَ عَلَيْهِ آيَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِ فَقُلْ إِنَّمَا الْغَيْبُ لِلَّهِ فَانْتَظِرُوا إِنِّي مَعَكُمْ مِنَ الْمُنْتَظِرِينَ

Additionally, we will see when Moses confronted Pharoah, he was asked to produce a sign (ayat) to prove his truthfulness, in which Moses turned his staff into a serpent, by God’s leave.

[7:106] He said, “If you have a ayah (sign), then produce it, if you are truthful.”

(١٠٦) قَالَ إِنْ كُنْتَ جِئْتَ بِآيَةٍ فَأْتِ بِهَا إِنْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ

[7:107] He threw down his staff, and it turned into a tremendous serpent.

(١٠٧) فَأَلْقَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِيَ ثُعْبَانٌ مُبِينٌ

This is further reinforced in the following verse where it states that Moses was given nine ayat (miracles). Obviously, Moses did not receive only nine verses. This would be inaccurate.

[17:101] We supported Moses with nine profound ayat (miracles)—ask the Children of Israel. When he went to them, Pharaoh said to him, “I think that you, Moses, are bewitched.”

 وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ تِسْعَ آيَاتٍ بَيِّنَاتٍ فَاسْأَلْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ فَقَالَ لَهُ فِرْعَوْنُ إِنِّي لَأَظُنُّكَ يَامُوسَىٰ مَسْحُورًا

Also, this specific word ayat, آيَة, in the singular form, like it is used in 2:106, occurs in the Quran over eighty times. Every single occurrence is either in reference to a sign, miracle, proof, or the entire Quran. Not once is this word in the singular form used in reference to a single verse of the Quran.

This is because the Quran is not a single verse. It is a collection of 6346 verses that in aggregate create a complete book, which is the final scripture that God sent down to mankind. A person who believes in God and His scripture will accept every verse of His scripture and not try to create justifications to disregard some of the verses that don’t fit their narrative. Such a person who rejects even one verse of the Quran is by definition a rejector of the entire Quran.

[18:57] Who are more evil than those who are reminded of their Lord’s proofs (ayat), then disregard them, without realizing what they are doing. Consequently, we place shields on their hearts to prevent them from understanding it (the Quran), and deafness in their ears. Thus, no matter what you do to guide them, they can never ever be guided.

 وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنْ ذُكِّرَ بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِ فَأَعْرَضَ عَنْهَا وَنَسِيَ مَا قَدَّمَتْ يَدَاهُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ أَكِنَّةً أَنْ يَفْقَهُوهُ وَفِي آذَانِهِمْ وَقْرًا وَإِنْ تَدْعُهُمْ إِلَى الْهُدَىٰ فَلَنْ يَهْتَدُوا إِذًا أَبَدًا

So unless one wants to claim that the entire Quran has been abrogated then the appropriate way to translate 2:106 is the following.

[2:106] When we abrogate any miracle, or cause it to be forgotten, we produce a better one, or at least an equal one. Do you not recognize the fact that GOD is Omnipotent?

(١٠٦) مَا نَنْسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنْسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

[18:27] You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord’s scripture. Nothing shall substitute His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.

(٢٧) وَاتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ كِتَابِ رَبِّكَ لَا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَنْ تَجِدَ مِنْ دُونِهِ مُلْتَحَدًا

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