Friday, May 30, 2008

a good word

It's rare that I find a good word in the Koran and thereby a good word to say of the text.
Koran 14:29-30 (Arberry) Hast thou not seen how God has struck a similitude? A good word is as a good tree -- its roots are firm, and its branches are in heaven; it gives its produce every season by the leave of its Lord. So God strikes similitudes for men; haply they will remember.

Koran 14:24-25 (Yusuf Ali) Seest thou not how Allah sets forth a parable? - A goodly word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens,
It brings forth its fruit at all times, by the leave of its Lord. So Allah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition.



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