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 Post subject: Verses 52:35-43
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 08:44 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 52:35-43
PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 21:54 
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{52:35} Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]?

I suggest,
{52:35} Or were they created without anything, or are they the creators?

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{52:36} Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they are not certain.

I suggest,
{52:36} Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they do not ascertain.

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{52:37} Or have they the depositories [containing the provision] of your Lord? Or are they the controllers [of them]?

I suggest,
{52:37} Or have they the treasuries of your Lord? Or are they the controllers?

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{52:38} Or have they a stairway [into the heaven] upon which they listen? Then let their listener produce a clear authority.

I suggest,
{52:38} Or have they a stairway [to heaven] upon which they listen? Then let their listener come with a clear authority.

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{52:39} Or has He daughters while you have sons?

I suggest,
{52:39} Or for Him are the daughters while for you are the sons?

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{52:40} Or do you, [O Muhammad], ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down?

I suggest,
{52:40} Or do you [, O Muhammad,] ask of them a wage, so they are of an expense encumbered?

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{52:41} Or have they [knowledge of] the unseen, so they write [it] down?

I suggest,
{52:41} Or have they [knowledge of] the Beyond, so they write [it] down?

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{52:42} Or do they intend a plan? But those who disbelieve - they are the object of a plan.

I suggest,
{52:42} Or do they want a scheme? But those who have disbelieved - they are the schemed.

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{52:43} Or have they a deity other than God? Exalted is God above whatever they associate with Him.

I suggest,
{52:43} Or have they a deity other than God? Sanctified is God above whatever they associate [with Him in worship].

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