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 Post subject: Verses 42:1-6
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 19:04 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 42:1-6
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 03:06 
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{42:3} Thus has He revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and to those before you - God, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

I suggest,
{42:3} Thus reveals to you, [O Muhammad], and to those before you - God, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

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{42:4} To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

I suggest,
{42:4} To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and He is the Sublime, the Great.

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{42:5} The heavens almost break from above them, and the angels exalt [God] with praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Unquestionably, it is God who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

{42:5} The heavens almost break from above them, and the angels sanctify [God] with praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those in the earth. Unquestionably, it is God who is the oft Forgiving, the Merciful.

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{42:6} And those who take as allies other than Him - God is [yet] Guardian over them; and you, [O Muhammad], are not over them a manager.

The above translation almost gives the impression that God protects those who associate others with Him! I suggest instead,
{42:6} And those who take allies besides Him - God is keeping account above them; and you [, O Muhammad,] are not over them a manager.

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