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 Post subject: Verses 21:4-9
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 10:44 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 21:4-9
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2011, 04:33 
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{21:4} The Prophet said, "My Lord knows whatever is said throughout the heaven and earth, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing."

Good translation, except that the epilogue needs to follow the aggrandizing pattern of the Arabic, so I suggest,
{21:4} [The prophet] said, "My Lord knows [all] utterance in the heaven and the earth, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.

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{21:5} But they say, "[The revelation is but] a mixture of false dreams; rather, he has invented it; rather, he is a poet. So let him bring us a sign just as the previous [messengers] were sent [with miracles]."

I suggest,
{21:5} And they say [about the Revelation], "A random mix of dreams; nay, he forged it, nay, he is a poet. So, let him bring us a sign, similar to [the way] the former [messengers] were sent."

Isn't it interesting that the orientalists made the first two claims about Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and the Quran, until only a couple of centuries ago? And some Islamophobes continue to say the same even today?

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{21:6} Not a [single] city which We destroyed believed before them, so will they believe?

I suggest,
{21:6} No town We destroyed before them believed. So, will they believe?

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{21:7} And We sent not before you, [O Muhammad], except men to whom We revealed [the message], so ask the people of the message if you do not know.

I suggest,
{21:7} And We did not send before you [, O Muhammad,] but men to whom We reveal. So, ask the people of the Reminder if you do not know.

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{21:8} And We did not make the prophets forms not eating food, nor were they immortal [on earth].

I suggest,
{21:8} And We did not set them as corpses not eating food, and they were not immortal.

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{21:9} Then We fulfilled for them the promise, and We saved them and whom We willed and destroyed the transgressors.

I suggest,
{21:9} Then We fulfilled for them the promise, and We saved them and whom We willed and destroyed the excessive [people].

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