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 Post subject: Verses 15:1-5
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 03:20 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 15:1-5
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2010, 02:21 
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{15:1} Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a clear Quran.

I suggest,
{15:1} Alif, Laam, Ra. Those are the signs of the Book and a clarifying Quran.

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{15:2} Perhaps those who disbelieve will wish that they had been Muslims.

I suggest staying with the tense of the verb, i.e., "wish" instead of "will wish":
{15:2} Perhaps those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims.

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{15:3} Let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by [false] hope, for they are going to know.

I'd only change "diverted" to "distracted" as the latter is closer in meaning to the Arabic,
{15:3} Let them eat and enjoy and let [false] hope distract them, for they shall know.

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{15:4} And We did not destroy any city but that for it was a known decree.

I suggest,
{15:4} And We never destroyed a town but that for it was a known decree.

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{15:5} No nation will precede its term, nor will they remain thereafter.

I suggest,
{15:5} No community precedes its term, nor exceeds [it].

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