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 Post subject: Verses 96:9-19
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 05:29 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 96:9-19
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2009, 14:47 
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{96:9} Have you seen the one who forbids

{96:10} A servant when he prays?

"A worshiper" is a better translation of عبدا than "servant".

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{96:13} Have you seen if he denies and turns away -

{96:14} Does he not know that God sees?

{96:15} No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock -

The reference "he" here has switched from the worshiper to his persecutor and I think an explanatory note to so indicate is in order, e.g.,
{96:13} Have you seen if he (the persecutor) belies and turns away?

The translation of 96:15 is excellent!

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{96:17} Then let him call his associates;

"So" would be ideal here more than "Then." Also, ناديه is best translated as "his club" IMHO. Picktall's translation of "henchmen" is great too and so is Yusuf Ali's "comrades."

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{96:18} We will call the angels of Hell.

I'd translate الزبانية as the "wardens of Hell."

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