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 Post subject: Verses 16:120-122
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 02:59 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 16:120-122
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2014, 15:43 
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{16:120} Indeed, Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader, devoutly obedient to God, inclining toward truth, and he was not of those who associate others with God.

I like Aisha Bewley's translation of كان أمة as "was a community in himself." I suggest,
{16:120} Verily, Abraham was a community (in himself), devoting to God, orthodox, and he wasn't of the polytheists.

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{16:121} [He was] grateful for His favors. God chose him and guided him to a straight path.

I suggest,
{16:121} [He was] thankful for His favors. He picked him and guided him to a straight path.

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{16:122} And We gave him good in this world, and indeed, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous.

I suggest,
{16:122} And We gave him, in [this] the nearest [life], good, and verily, in the Hereafter he surely is among the righteous.

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