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 Post subject: Verses 110:1-3
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 05:16 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 110:1-3
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2009, 15:12 
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{110:1} When the victory of God has come and the conquest,

I suggest,
{110:1} When the help of God has come and the opening (triumph),

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{110:2} And you see the people entering into the religion of God in multitudes,

I suggest "in droves" instead,
{110:2} And you saw the people enter into the religion of God in droves,

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{110:3} Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.

I suggest,
{110:3} Then sanctify your Lord by praising Him and ask forgiveness of Him. Verily, He is ever Accepting of repentance.

N.B. This chapter is the last one revealed in its entirety of the Quran :)

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 110:1-3
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Linguistic wrote:
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{110:2} And you see the people entering into the religion of God in multitudes,
I suggest "in droves" instead.
Nice.

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{110:3} Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.
I suggest,
{110:3} Then sanctify your Lord by praising Him and ask forgiveness of Him. Verily, He is ever Accepting of repentance.
The structure of "exalt with praise of your Lord" is closer to the Arabic than "sanctify your Lord by praising Him." Maybe not the wording, but the structure.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 110:1-3
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2009, 19:32 
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Pragmatic wrote:
The structure of "exalt with praise of your Lord" is closer to the Arabic than "sanctify your Lord by praising Him." Maybe not the wording, but the structure.

I get your point. My objection is that سبح does not mean "to exalt," it means "to sanctify someone from all defects." Thus, the translation challenge here is to correctly translate سبح بحمد which to me means "to sanctify by way of praise." So, let me sugest this translation,

{110:3} Then sanctify with the praise of your Lord and ask Him for forgiveness. Verily, He has ever been Accepting of repentance.

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