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 Post subject: Verses 7:42-43
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 09:12 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:42-43
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2009, 19:29 
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{7:42} But those who believed and did righteous deeds - We charge no soul except [within] its capacity. Those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.

I suggest,
{7:42} But those who believed and did the righteous [deeds] - We charge no soul except [what is within] its capacity. Those are the companions of the Garden; they therein are forever staying.

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{7:43} And We will have removed whatever is within their breasts of resentment, [while] flowing beneath them are rivers. And they will say, "Praise to God, who has guided us to this; and we would never have been guided if God had not guided us. Certainly the messengers of our Lord had come with the truth." And they will be called, "This is Paradise, which you have been made to inherit for what you used to do."

I suggest,
{7:43} And We will have snatched what is within their bosoms of rancor, [while] flowing beneath them are rivers. And they will have said, "Praise is to God, who has guided us to this; and we would never have found our way had God not guided us. Certainly did come the envoys of our Lord with the truth." And they will have been called, "This is The Garden, bequeathed to you for [the work] that you have been doing."

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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2009, 19:39 
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Linguistic wrote:
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{7:42} But those who believed and did righteous deeds - We charge no soul except [within] its capacity. Those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.

I suggest,
{7:42} But those who believed and did the righteous [deeds] - We charge no soul except [what is within] its capacity. Those are the companions of the Garden; they therein are forever staying.

I wish there was a better word than "companions" since the use of the Arabic word in this context really means "owners" or "landlords" but that sounds too strong.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:42-43
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Pragmatic wrote:
Linguistic wrote:
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{7:42} But those who believed and did righteous deeds - We charge no soul except [within] its capacity. Those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.

I suggest,
{7:42} But those who believed and did the righteous [deeds] - We charge no soul except [what is within] its capacity. Those are the companions of the Garden; they therein are forever staying.

I wish there was a better word than "companions" since the use of the Arabic word in this context really means "owners" or "landlords" but that sounds too strong.

I've used "fellows" elsewhere. I think it conveys the meaning even better. Let me suggest,

{7:42} But those who believed and did the righteous [deeds] - We do not charge a soul except [what is within] its capacity. Those are the fellows of the Garden; they therein are lasting.

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