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 Post subject: Verses 24:39-40
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 10:04 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 24:39-40
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2012, 13:32 
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Excellent translation! I'd only make very slight edits to match the Arabic more closely,

{24:39} But those who disbelieved - their deeds are like a mirage by a lowland which a thirsty one thinks is water until, when he comes to it, he does not find it anything but finds God before Him, and He will fully pay him his account; and God is swift in accounting.

{24:40} Or like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, upon which are clouds - darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he almost cannot see it. And he to whom God has not granted light - for him there is no light.

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