Abrogating the Ayah of stoning to death

A: Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) on Rajm are Mansukh (abrogated) in words but applied in meaning as it is clearly stated by the science of Usul-ul-Fiqh (principles of Islamic jurisprudence). It is narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim in their two Books of Sahih (authentic) Hadith that `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) praised Allah and extolled Him then said, "O people! Allah (Exalted be He) sent Muhammad (peace be upon him) with the truth and revealed the Qur'an to him. The Ayah (Qur'anic verse) of Rajm was one of the Ayahs that the Qur'an included. We recited and comprehended it. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) applied Rajm and we did so after him. I am afraid that a time may come when someone says, 'We do not find the Ayah of Rajm in the Qur'an', thus people may deviate and abandon a Faridah (obligatory act) that Allah ordains. Verily, Rajm is the true ruling of Allah that must be applied to whoever commits Zina (adultery) whether a male or a female whenever it is proven by evidence, pregnancy, or confession." Besides, not all the matters of Shari`ah (Islamic law) are mentioned by the Qur'an. Allah includes in the Qur'an only what He wills. (Part No. 22; Page No. 52) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.