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 Post subject: Verses 20:1-8
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 10:57 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 20:1-8
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2010, 00:44 
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These are the eight verses that shook the essence of Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may God have been pleased with him, when he read them. He immediately accepted Islam after it.

Quote:
{20:2} We have not sent down to you the Quran that you be distressed

I suggest,
{20:2} We have not sent down upon you the Quran so that you would suffer.

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{20:4} A revelation from He who created the earth and highest heavens,

I believe العلا means "the high", not "the highest." The highest is العليا. So, I suggest,
{20:4} A revelation from He who created the earth and the high heavens.

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{20:5} The Beneficent [who is] above the Throne established.

I suggest,
{20:5} The Beneficent; on the Throne He has established Himself.

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{20:7} And if you speak aloud - then indeed, He knows the secret and what is [even] more hidden.

I suggest,
{20:7} And whether you utter the words loud, verily, He knows the secret and what is [even] more hidden.

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{20:8} God - there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.

I suggest,
{20:8} God; there is no deity but He. His are the most beautiful names.

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