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 Post subject: Verses 18:19-21
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 18:34 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 18:19-21
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 03:59 
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{18:19} And similarly, We awakened them that they might question one another. Said a speaker from among them, "How long have you remained [here]?" They said, "We have remained a day or part of a day." They said, "Your Lord is most knowing of how long you remained. So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city and let him look to which is the best of food and bring you provision from it and let him be cautious. And let no one be aware of you.

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{18:19} And like that We sent them off (awakened them), that they may ask amongst themselves. One of them said, "How long have you stayed [asleep]?" They said, "We stayed a day or part of a day." They said, "Your Lord is better Knowing of what [duration] you stayed. So, send off one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city and let him look for which is the best food and let him bring to you a provision of it. And let him be subtle and not let anyone be aware of you."

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{18:21} And similarly, We caused them to be found that they [who found them] would know that the promise of God is truth and that of the Hour there is no doubt. [That was] when they disputed among themselves about their affair and [then] said, "Construct over them a structure. Their Lord is most knowing about them." Said those who prevailed in the matter, "We will surely take [for ourselves] over them a mosque."

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{18:21} And like that We caused them to be found, so that they would know that the promise of God is truth and that the Hour - there is no doubt in it. [That was] when they disputed among themselves about their affair (what to do with them). They said, "Build over them a building. Their Lord is better Knowing of them." Said those who prevailed in their matter (suggestion), "We surely shall take for ourselves over them a mosque."

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