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 Post subject: Verses 17:58-60
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 02:47 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 17:58-60
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2010, 13:46 
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{17:58} And there is no city but that We will destroy it before the Day of Resurrection or punish it with a severe punishment. That has ever been in the Register inscribed.

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{17:58} And [there is] no town but that We will destroy it before the Day of Resurrection, or torment it a severe torment. That has ever been in the Book inscribed.

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{17:59} And nothing has prevented Us from sending signs except that the former peoples denied them. And We gave Thamud the she-camel as a visible sign, but they wronged her. And We send not the signs except as a warning.

I suggest,
{17:59} And nothing has prevented Us from sending signs except that the former peoples denied them. And We gave [the tribe of] Thamood the she-camel as a visible sign, but they were unjust to her. And We do not send the signs except as a scare.

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{17:60} And [remember, O Muhammad], when We told you, "Indeed, your Lord has encompassed the people." And We did not make the sight which We showed you except as a trial for the people, as was the accursed tree [mentioned] in the Quran. And We threaten them, but it increases them not except in great transgression.

{17:60} And [remember, O Muhammad], when We told you, "Indeed, your Lord has surrounded the people." And We did not make the vision which We showed you except as a trial for the people, as was the accursed tree [mentioned] in the Quran. And We threaten them, but it does not add to them but gross transgression.

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