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 Post subject: Verses 4:32-33
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 05:30 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 4:32-33
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2009, 17:21 
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{4:32} And do not wish for that by which God has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask God of his bounty. Indeed God is ever, of all things, Knowing.

Obviously, "his" is a typo; it should be "His."

I suggest,
{4:32} And do not wish for that by which God has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask God of His bounty. Verily, God has ever been, of everything, All-Knowing.

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{4:33} And for all, We have made heirs to what is left by parents and relatives. And to those whom your oaths have bound [to you] - give them their share. Indeed God is ever, over all things, a Witness.

I'd explain what "those whom your oaths have bound" means. It means people whom the testator promised a bequest. Sarwar did in his translation. How about,

{4:33} And for all, We have made heirs to what the two parents and the closest relatives left. And to those whom your vows [to them of a bequest] obligated you - then grant them their share. Verily, God has ever been, over everything, Witness.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 4:32-33
PostPosted: 10 Sep 2009, 09:31 
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Linguistic wrote:
It means people whom the testator promised a bequest.

While we are at it, could you translate this? :D

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