- When we cancel a message, or throw it into oblivion, we replace it with one better or one similar. Do you not know that God has power over all things?
- When we replace a message with another, and God knows best what he reveals, they say: You have made it up. Yet, most of them do not know.
- God abrogates or confirms whatsoever he will, for he has with him the Book of the Books.
- If we pleased, we could take away what we have revealed to you. Then you will not find anyone to plead for it with us.
Yet an open-ended hudna might, Allah forbid, imply a recognition of Israel, as indeed may have been the case during the 19 years of truce/cease fire in 1948-67. To combat this, our creative terrorists then introduced the term of tahdiah which doesn’t assume any permanence and usually lasts up to one year. Only if Israel withdraws from all of Palestine and agrees to the full right of return, would Hamas consider instituting a longer hudna (which Islamic Sharia still limits to ten years at most).