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 Post subject: Verses 18:6-8
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 18:35 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 18:6-8
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 06:49 
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{18:6} Then perhaps you would kill yourself through grief over them, [O Muhammad], if they do not believe in this message, [and] out of sorrow.

I only want to translate the present participle as is,
{18:6} Then perhaps you [, O Muhammad,] are killing yourself over them, that they do not believe in this message, out of sorrow.

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{18:8} And indeed, We will make that which is upon it [into] a barren ground.

Again, I want to translate the present participle as is,
{18:8} And, verily, We are making what is on it [into] a barren mound.

Technically speaking, a present participle in English indicates an incomplete action, but in Arabic it indicates an upcoming action which may or may not have started.

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