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 Post subject: Verses 53:29-30
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 08:41 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 53:29-30
PostPosted: 17 Oct 2009, 20:10 
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{53:29} So turn away from whoever turns his back on Our message and desires not except the worldly life.

I'd rephrase the last sentence as "and does not want but the worldly life."

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{53:30} That is their sum of knowledge. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who strays from His way, and He is most knowing of who is guided.

Love the translation "sum!" I'd only change the last phrase from "who is guided" to "who finds guidance" because the tense in the Arabic is active, not passive.

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