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 Post subject: Verses 68:1-7
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 07:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 68:1-7
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2009, 14:56 
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{68:1} Nun. By the pen and what they inscribe,

"Nun" doesn't mean anything to the English reader. We've discussed the "broken-up words" (المقطعات) before and decided to translate them into the individual letters. See the topic in the "Words hard to translate" forum. I suggest,
{68:1} N. By the pen and what they inscribe.

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{68:7} Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

Normally, I don't see a need to qualify guidance, but in this verse, the interjection of "rightly" is warranted.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 68:1-7
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{68:2} You are not, [O Muhammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman.

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{68:2} You are not [, O Muhammad], by the favor of your Lord, in the slightest, a madman.

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{68:3} And indeed, for you is a reward uninterrupted.

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{68:3} And verily, for you is a reward not ending.

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{68:4} And indeed, you are of a great moral character.

I suggest,
{68:4} And verily, you surely are of a grand moral character.

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{68:6} Which of you is the afflicted [by a devil].

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{68:6} Which of you is the bewitched one.

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{68:7} Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

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{68:7} Verily, your Lord is more knowing of who strayed from His way, and He is more knowing of the guided.

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