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in response to reader comment: Incomplete verse and misleading translation

Submitted by B.williame (Belgium), Feb 29, 2008 at 10:39

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YUSUFALI: And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; "Oh my sons! Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the Faith of Islam."
PICKTHAL: The same did Abraham enjoin upon his sons, and also Jacob, (saying): O my sons! Lo! Allah hath chosen for you the (true) religion; therefore die not save as men who have surrendered (unto Him).
SHAKIR: And the same did Ibrahim enjoin on his sons and (so did) Yaqoub. O my sons! surely Allah has chosen for you (this) faith, therefore die not unless you are Muslims.

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Allah has decided according to Ibrahim(Abraham) that his sons should be muslims before they die. So at least you can say they didn't get much choice from their father.

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