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 Post subject: Verses 7:4-7
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 09:15 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:4-7
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2009, 04:11 
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{7:4} And how many cities have We destroyed, and Our punishment came to them at night or while they were sleeping at noon.

Malik's translation of بأسنا is the best: scourge. I suggest,
{7:4} And how many a town did We destroy! Our scourge came to them [asleep] at night or [when] they were napping at midday.

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{7:5} And their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said, "Indeed, we were wrongdoers!"

I suggest,
{7:5} Then their call, as Our scourge came to them, was nothing but that they said, "we were wrongdoers."

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{7:6} Then We will surely question those to whom [a message] was sent, and We will surely question the messengers.

{7:7} Then We will surely relate [their deeds] to them with knowledge, and We were not [at all] absent.

Excellent translation.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 7:4-7
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2009, 09:05 
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Linguistic wrote:
Malik's translation of بأسنا is the best: scourge.

I agree.

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