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 Post subject: Verses 7:196-199
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:57 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:196-199
PostPosted: 24 Dec 2009, 04:36 
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{7:196} Indeed, my protector is God, who has sent down the Book; and He is an ally to the righteous.

ولي means ally, not protector. It is مولى that means protector. I suggest,
{7:196} "Verily, my ally is God, who has sent down the Book; and He allies with the righteous."

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{7:197} And those you call upon besides Him are unable to help you, nor can they help themselves."

I suggest,
{7:197} "And those you [disbelievers] call upon besides Him are unable to help you, nor [can] they help themselves."

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{7:198} And if you invite them to guidance, they do not hear; and you see them looking at you while they do not see.

Excellent translation.

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{7:199} Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.

I suggest,
{7:199} Take to largess, promote the conventional [goodness] and turn aside from the ignorant.

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