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 Post subject: Verses 73:15-19
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 07:33 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 73:15-19
PostPosted: 21 Sep 2009, 14:42 
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{73:15} Indeed, We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness upon you just as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger.

I suggest,
{73:15} Verily, We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness upon you just as We sent to Pharaoh a Messenger.

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{73:16} But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.

I think that Ali Ünal's translation of وبيلا as "calamitous" is closest to the Arabic word. I suggest,
{73:16} But Pharaoh disobeyed the Messenger, so We seized him a calamitous seize.

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{73:17} Then how can you fear, if you disbelieve, a Day that will make the children white-haired?

I suggest,
{73:17} So, how do you ward off, if you disbelieved, a Day that makes children grey-haired?

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{73:18} The heaven will break apart therefrom; ever is His promise fulfilled.

I'd translate مفعولا directly as "done.",
{73:18} The sky asunder therefrom; ever has been His promise done.

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{73:19} Indeed, this is a reminder, so whoever wills may take to his Lord a way.

I suggest,
{73:19} Verily, this is reminder, so whoever has [so] willed [ought to] have taken for himself toward his Lord a road.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 73:15-19
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2009, 00:50 
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{73:18} The heaven will break apart therefrom; ever is His promise fulfilled.
I'd translate مفعولا directly as "done."

Perhaps "ever does His promise come to pass." Alternatives are "executed," "realized," or "carried out."

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