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 Post subject: Verses 7:178-179
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:59 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:178-179
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2009, 03:24 
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{7:178} Whoever God guides - he is the [rightly] guided; and whoever He sends astray - it is those who are the losers.

I suggest,
{7:178} Whom God guides then he is the one finding guidance; and whom He lets stray - then it is those who are the losers.

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{7:179} And We have certainly created for Hell many of the jinn and mankind. They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear. Those are like livestock; rather, they are more astray. It is they who are the heedless.

ذرأ does not mean "created", it means "propagated" or "dispersed." I also just now learned a new word, "Gehenna" which is used by Christians and Jews to refer to Hell. It is obviously the word to use to translate جهنم, so I suggest,

{7:179} And We have certainly committed to Gehenna (Hell) many of the sprites and mankind. They have hearts with which they do not comprehend, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear. Those are like cattle; rather, they are more astray. It is they who are the heedless.

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