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 Post subject: Verses 7:172-174
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:59 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:172-174
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2009, 03:02 
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{7:172} And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware."

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{7:172} And [mention] as your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their backs - their offspring and had them testify about themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection, "Verily, we were of this unaware."

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{7:173} Or [lest] you say, "It was only that our fathers associated [others in worship] with God before, and we were but descendants after them. Then would You destroy us for what the falsifiers have done?"

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{7:173} Or [lest] you say, "Verily, it was our fathers [who] associated [others in worship with God] heretofore, and we were [only] offspring after them. Would You then destroy us for what the nullifying have done?"

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{7:174} And thus do We [explain in] detail the verses, and perhaps they will return.

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{7:174} And thus do We detail the verses, and perhaps they may come back.

It must be mentioned here that 7:172-173 establish a fundamental principle of Islam: That the knowledge of who the true God is, is in our DNA! The testimony we all made to God before we came to this life is the first covenant we all agreed to be bound by.

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