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 Post subject: Verses 8:15-16
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:53 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 8:15-16
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2009, 03:28 
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{8:15} O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight].

I suggest,
{8:15} O you who have believed, when you have met those who have disbelieved, advancing [for battle], then do not turn to them the backsides (flee).

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{8:16} And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from God, and his refuge is Hell - and wretched is the destination.

Excellent translation. I'd only edit the last part in order to translate the exclamation construct the Arabic uses. I suggest,

{8:16} And whoever turns to them on such day his back, unless [tactically] swerving for a fight or joining [another] company, then he has ended up with anger [upon him] from God, and his refuge is Hell, and how wretched is the destination!

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