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Qur’an 6:34 - Does Allah allow Muhammad to change the Qur’an?

We can find two answers to this question in the Qur’an:

Muhammad cannot change the Qur’an – Qur’an 6:34, 10:64, 6:115

“And none can alter the words of Allah” (Qur’an 6:34) “No change is there in the words of Allah” (Qur’an 10:64) “None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” (Qur’an 6:115)

Muhammad is allowed to change the Qur’an - Qur’an 2:106, 16:101

“And when We substitute a verse in place of a verse - and Allah is most knowing of what He sends down - they say, ‘You, [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies].’” (Qur’an 16:101) “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?” (Qur’an 2:106) The impact of the verses is that the revelation of Allah can be replaced by Muhammad by another revelation. This is in disagreement with the earlier mentioned verses that God’s words cannot be changed.


The Qur’an has a contradiction about changing the Qur´an by Muhammad.


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