TheMostReadBook.org

An English translation of the Quran that is as close as possible to the Arabic sacred text
View active topics
  Verse(s):    
View unanswered posts





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Verses 3:100-102
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 07:47 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: 08 May 2009, 14:16
Posts: 1994
Go to previous segment   Go to next segment


Suggested translation1,2:


-------
1This translation may have been updated from the original suggested translation as a result of the discussions that follow.
2Click on the {verse number} of a translation to see other good translations of the verse.

Go to previous segment   Go to next segment


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:100-102
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2009, 20:10 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 04 May 2009, 16:10
Posts: 4520
Location: USA
Quote:
{3:100} O you who have believed, if you obey a party of those who were given the Scripture, they would turn you back, after your belief, [to being] unbelievers.

I suggest,
{3:100} O you who have believed, if you obey a segment of those who were granted the Book, they would turn you back, after your faith, [to being] disbelievers.

Quote:
{3:101} And how could you disbelieve while to you are being recited the verses of God and among you is His Messenger? And whoever holds firmly to God has [indeed] been guided to a straight path.

I suggest,
{3:101} And how [could] you disbelieve while to you are being recited the verses of God and among you is His Messenger? And whoever takes sanctuary in God then he has indeed been guided to a straight path.

Quote:
{3:102} O you who have believed, fear God as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].

We've discussed the meaning of اتقوا before and said that it means more than fear. Fear is passive and involuntary, while التقوى is active and deliberate. The word means "shield yourselves from God's wrath." To make it less verbose I suggested "Be watchful [of God]. I therefore suggest,

{3:102} O you who have believed, watch out for God as He ought to be watched and do not die except as Muslims.

I am, however, open for suggestions. If you have some idea you'd like to share, please add it to the ongoing discussion at http://forum.themostreadbook.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38.

If التقوى means only fear of God, then the prophet, peace be upon him, was repeating himself when he said, أما إني لأتقاكم لله وأخشاكم له (Lo! Verily, I am the most watchful of God among you and the most fearing of Him).

_________________
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:100-102
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 12:52 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: 05 May 2009, 00:16
Posts: 1833
Location: USA
Linguistic wrote:
Quote:
{3:102} O you who have believed, fear God as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].

We've discussed the meaning of اتقوا before and said that it means more than fear. Fear is passive and involuntary, while التقوى is active and deliberate. The word means "shield yourselves from God's wrath." To make it less verbose I suggested "Be watchful [of God]. I therefore suggest,
{3:102} O you who have believed, watch out for God as He ought to be watched and do not die except as Muslims.

I am, however, open for suggestions. If you have some idea you'd like to share, please add it to the ongoing discussion at http://forum.themostreadbook.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38.

If التقوى means only fear of God, then the prophet, peace be upon him, was repeating himself when he said, أما إني لأتقاكم لله وأخشاكم له (Lo! Verily, I am the most watchful of God among you and the most fearing of Him).

Good analysis. The word I am looking for should have an "avoid" angle in it, because that's the strongest sense I get from التقوى. When I find the right word, I'll post in the dedicated thread.

_________________
To translate is the best way to understand


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:100-102
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 18:41 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 04 May 2009, 16:10
Posts: 4520
Location: USA
Let me adjust my suggestion a bit,

{3:102} O you who have believed, watch out for God a true watching out for Him, and never die except while you are Muslims.

_________________
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
It is currently 22 Nov 2019, 21:33

All times are UTC

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group