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 Post subject: Verses 8:1-4
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:54 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 8:1-4
PostPosted: 25 Dec 2009, 04:19 
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{8:1} They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the bounties [of war]. Say, "The [decision concerning] bounties is for God and the Messenger." So fear God and amend that which is between you and obey God and His Messenger, if you should be believers.

I suggest,
{8:1} They ask you [, O Muhammad,] about the spoils [of war]. Say, "The spoils belong to God (charity) and the Messenger [to divide up]." So watch out for God, amend what is between you and obey God and His Messenger, if you have been believers.

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{8:2} The believers are only those who, when God is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely -

I suggest,
{8:2} Verily, the believers are only those who, when God has been mentioned, their hearts dreaded, and when are recited to them His verses, they increased them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely -

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{8:3} The ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend.

I'd only change "the ones" to "those",
{8:3} Those who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend.

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{8:4} Those are the believers, truly. For them are degrees [of high position] with their Lord and forgiveness and noble provision.

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{8:4} Those are the ones who are the believers - truly. For them are [high] ranks with their Lord, forgiveness and noble provision.

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