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 Post subject: Verses 14:44-45
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 04:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 14:44-45
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2010, 01:56 
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{14:44} And, [O Muhammad], warn the people of a Day when the punishment will come to them and those who did wrong will say, "Our Lord, delay us for a short term; we will answer Your call and follow the messengers." [But it will be said], "Had you not sworn, before, that for you there would be no cessation?

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{14:44} And warn the people of a Day when comes to them the torment and those who did wrong will say, "Our Lord, delay us for a near term; we will answer Your call and follow the messengers." [God will reply], "Had you not sworn, before, that for you there would be no finale?"

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{14:45} And you lived among the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, and it had become clear to you how We dealt with them. And We presented for you [many] examples."

As excellent as this translation is, it still fails to carry over the beauty of the style of the Arabic verse, especially as it rhymes with the previous verse.

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