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 Post subject: Verses 17:97-98
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 02:44 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 17:97-98
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2010, 00:31 
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{17:97} And whoever God guides - he is the [rightly] guided; and whoever He sends astray - you will never find for them protectors besides Him, and We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection [fallen] on their faces - blind, dumb and deaf. Their refuge is Hell; every time it subsides We increase them in blazing fire.

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{17:97} And whoever God guides - he is the guided one; and whoever He sends astray - you will never find for them allies besides Him, and We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection [down] on their faces - blind, dumb and deaf. Their refuge is Gehenna (Hell); every time it subsides We increase them a blaze.

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{17:98} That is their recompense because they disbelieved in Our verses and said, "When we are bones and crumbled particles, will we [truly] be resurrected [in] a new creation?"

Excellent translation, but to be true to the Arabic, I'd rather translate مبعوثون as "sent off", i.e.,
{17:98} That is their recompense because they disbelieved in Our verses and said, "When we are bones and crumbled particles, will we [truly] be sent off [as] a new creation?"

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