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 Post subject: Verses 52:21-24
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 08:44 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 52:21-24
PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 20:40 
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{52:21} And those who believed and whose descendants followed them in faith - We will join with them their descendants, and We will not deprive them of anything of their deeds. Every person, for what he earned, is retained.

I love the translation of رهين as "retained!" But I think that "bound" is easier to relate to. So, I suggest,
{52:21} And those who have believed and whose offspring followed them with benevolence - We will join with them their offspring, and We will not have skimmed them of their work anything. Every person, by what he has earned, is bound.

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{52:22} And We will provide them with fruit and meat from whatever they desire.

I suggest,
{52:22} And We will supply them with fruit and meat out of whatever they covet.

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{52:23} They will exchange with one another a cup [of wine] wherein [results] no ill speech or commission of sin.

I find Abdul Majid Daryabadi's translation of يتنازعون as "to snatch from each other" to be the most accurate. I suggest,
{52:23} They will snatch from each other a cup wherein there is no frivolity nor sinning.

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{52:24} There will circulate among them [servant] boys [especially] for them, as if they were pearls well-protected.

I suggest,
{52:24} And will wait on them young servants of theirs, as though they were pearls safeguarded.

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