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 Post subject: Verses 17:53-55
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 02:48 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 17:53-55
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2010, 14:35 
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{17:53} And tell My servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces [dissension] among them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a clear enemy.

I suggest,
{17:53} And tell My worshipers to say what is best. Indeed, Satan induces [divisions] among them. Indeed Satan is ever to man a clear enemy.

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{17:54} Your Lord is most knowing of you. If He wills, He will have mercy upon you; or if He wills, He will punish you. And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], over them as a manager.

I suggest,
{17:54} Your Lord is most knowing of you. If He wills, He would have mercy upon you; or if He wills, He would torment you. And We have not sent you [,O Muhammad,] over them a manager.

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{17:55} And your Lord is most knowing of whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And We have made some of the prophets exceed others [in various ways], and to David We gave the book [of Psalms].

I suggest,
{17:55} And your Lord is most knowing of whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And We have made some of the prophets exceed others, and to David We gave a [Book of] Psalms.

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