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 Post subject: Verses 18:98-102
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 18:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 18:98-102
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2011, 22:53 
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{18:98} [Dhul-Qarnayn] said, "This is a mercy from my Lord; but when the promise of my Lord comes, He will make it level, and ever is the promise of my Lord true."

Excellent translation, but I'd like to translate دكاء more closely than "level." I suggest a simple interjection,
{18:98} He said, "This is a mercy from my Lord; but when the promise of my Lord comes, He will make it level [with the ground], and ever is the promise of my Lord true."

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{18:99} And We will leave them that day surging over each other, and [then] the Horn will be blown, and We will assemble them in [one] assembly.

Excellent translation!

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{18:101} Those whose eyes had been within a cover [removed] from My remembrance, and they were not able to hear.

I suggest,
{18:101} Those whose eyes were in a covering away from My remembrance, and they could not hear.

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{18:102} Then do those who disbelieve think that they can take My servants instead of Me as allies? Indeed, We have prepared Hell for the disbelievers as a lodging.

I suggest,
{18:102} Then do those who have disbelieved think that they [can] take My worshipers instead of me as allies? Verily, We have readied Gehenna (Hell) for the disbelievers as a lodging.

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