Sunday, 22 March 2009

A thought for a Sunday

Translations of the holy Koran.

From Sura 23:33

Do not force your girls into prostitution to make money if they want to be chaste. If they have been compelled to do so, God will be All-merciful and All-forgiving to them.
Muhammad Sarwar - 1981?
But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is Allah, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them)
Abdullah Yusuf Ali - 1938
Force not your slave-girls to whoredom that ye may seek enjoyment of the life of the world, if they would preserve their chastity. And if one force them, then (unto them), after their compulsion, lo! Allah will be Forgiving, Merciful.
Marmaduke Pickthall - 1930?

Truly the mercy of Allah knows no bounds.

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