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 Post subject: Verses 86:11-17
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 05:43 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 86:11-17
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2009, 17:28 
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{86:11} By the sky which returns [rain]

J.M. Rodwell is the only one who translated this verse correctly. All the translations are technically correct but fail to explain. I suggest,
{86:11} By the sky which recycles [vapor into rain].

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{86:12} And [by] the earth which cracks open,

Excellent translation!

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{86:13} Indeed, the Quran is a decisive statement,

I suggest,
{86:13} Indeed, it (the Quran) is a decisive statement.

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{86:14} And it is not amusement.

I suggest,
{86:14} And it is not jest.

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{86:17} So allow time for the disbelievers. Leave them awhile.

I suggest,
{86:17} So, give respite to the disbelievers. Give them a little time.

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