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 Post subject: Verses 10:18-19
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:15 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 10:18-19
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2010, 20:18 
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{10:18} And they worship other than God that which neither harms them nor benefits them, and they say, "These are our intercessors with God" Say, "Do you inform God of something He does not know in the heavens or on the earth?" Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him

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{10:18} And they worship beside God that which neither harms them nor benefits them, and they say, "These are our intercessors with God." Say, "Do you inform God of something He does not know in the heavens or in the earth?" Sanctified is He and exalted above what they associate [with Him in worship].

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{10:19} And mankind was not but one community [united in religion], but [then] they differed. And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord, it would have been judged between them [immediately] concerning that over which they differ.

I'd only explain that the word means a decree, that is God has decreed that He will let people differ about religion and not settle their disputes, because He decreed that the settlement of disputes will happen on the Day of Judgment. I suggest,

{10:19} And mankind was not but one community (united in religion), but [then] they differed. And if not for a word (decree) that preceded from your Lord, it would have been judged between them [immediately] concerning that over which they differ.

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