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 Post subject: Verses 97:1-5
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 05:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 97:1-5
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2009, 20:58 
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{97:1} Indeed, We sent the Quran down during the Night of Decree.

{97:2} And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?

{97:3} The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.

The translation "The Night of Decree" is erroneous and that kind of error is common. القدر means "status", "grandeur" or "esteem." "Decree" translates القضاء. I suggest,

{97:1} Verily, We sent it down (the Quran) during the Night of Grandeur.
{97:2} And what could make you understand what the Night of Grandeur is?
{97:3} The Night of Grandeur is better than a thousand months.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 97:1-5
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009, 17:36 
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{97:2} And what could make you understand what the Night of Grandeur is?

I suggest "perceive" in place of "understand."

BTW, Grandeur is an excellent choice.

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