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Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), May 18, 2007 at 03:59

dhimmi no more, can you please look at these verses where Yusufali and Pickthal translate an arabic word to Mankind where as Shakir translates it into (Lord, King, god..of ) men. And interestingly in 114:006 only Pickthal has mankind the other two men. Reading the Arabic would the translations have any implications for the meaning of the verses?

Thanks,

Plato

Source: http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/114.qmt.html#114.006

114.001
YUSUFALI: Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,
PICKTHAL: Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
SHAKIR: Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men,

114.002
YUSUFALI: The King (or Ruler) of Mankind,
PICKTHAL: The King of mankind,
SHAKIR: The King of men,

114.003
YUSUFALI: The god (or judge) of Mankind,-
PICKTHAL: The god of mankind,
SHAKIR: The god of men,

114.004
YUSUFALI: From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper),-
PICKTHAL: From the evil of the sneaking whisperer,
SHAKIR: From the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (Shaitan),

114.005
YUSUFALI: (The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,-
PICKTHAL: Who whispereth in the hearts of mankind,
SHAKIR: Who whispers into the hearts of men,

114.006
YUSUFALI: Among Jinns and among men.
PICKTHAL: Of the jinn and of mankind.
SHAKIR: From among the jinn and the men.

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