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 Post subject: Verses 43:21-25
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 16:46 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 43:21-25
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2013, 20:24 
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{43:21} Or have We given them a book before the Quran to which they are adhering?

The verse does not name the Quran but it is obvious, so I'll put it in parentheses,
{43:21} Or have We given them a book before it (the Quran), so to it they are adhering?

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{43:22} Rather, they say, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided."

I suggest,
{43:22} Rather, they say, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a league, and we are in their footsteps finding [our] way."

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{43:23} And similarly, We did not send before you any warner into a city except that its affluent said, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are, in their footsteps, following."

I suggest,
{43:23} And similarly, We did not send before you into a town any warner but that said its affluent, "Indeed, we found our fathers upon a league, and we are, in their footsteps, emulating."

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{43:24} [Each warner] said, "Even if I brought you better guidance than that [religion] upon which you found your fathers?" They said, "Indeed we, in that with which you were sent, are disbelievers."

I suggest,
{43:24} [Each warner] said, "Even if I brought you better guidance than that [league] upon which you found your fathers?" They said, "Indeed, we, in what you were sent with, are disbelievers."

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{43:25} So we took retribution from them; then see how was the end of the deniers.

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{43:25} So, we took vengeance against them; so, look how was the consequence of the belying.

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