The term naskh has the connotation of replacement. To inform the functional end of anything based on this meaning; to show that it is not the apparent meaning of a particular word that is intended; to show that a law which has been declared conditional as being able to exist without any condition, whatsoever; to understand a ruling which is held to be general in its application as being particular; to replace any of the usual practices which prevailed before Islam; these and similar acts come within the gambit of the term naskh as is seen the opinions of some scholars of yesteryear. If such, indeed, is the case, naskh implies a wide connotation and as a natural corollary to this idea many more verses would tend to fall within this sphere of meaning. It has been because of this that some books do state that around two hundred of the verses of the Qur'an have been subject to the procedure of naskh. Apart from this, it does not is any way mean that they have been abrogated.