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ebeden biyedihil hayn veileyhilmosiru ue


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09:45 May 11, 2001
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Arabic term or phrase: ebeden biyedihil hayn veileyhilmosiru ue

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naBeneficence is forever in His hands, and unto Him is the destiny [of all things].Fuad Yahya



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Beneficence is forever in His hands, and unto Him is the destiny [of all things].

This is an excerpt from a Muslim prayer, based on two fragments of Qur’anic verses. In Arabic script, this excerpt would appear as follows:

أبداً بيده الخيرُ وإليه المصير

I hope that your computer can display Arabic script. In any case, a phonetic presentation in Latin characters would be more like:

Abadan bi yadihil khayru wa ilayhi maseer.

The phonetic rendition that you posted is closer to the Indian or Persian pronunciation pattern. The telltale sign is the use of the letter V in place of the sound W. The N in the third word probably is a transcription error. The letter R makes more sense.

This prayer may be translated as, “Beneficence is forever in His hands, and unto Him is the destiny [of all things].”

The first part of this excerpt is based on Sura III, Verse 26:

قُلِ اللّهُمّ مَلِك الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتى الْمُلْك مَن تَشاءُ وَ تَنزِعُ الْمُلْك مِمّن تَشاءُ وَ تُعِزّ مَن تَشاءُ وَ تُذِلّ مَن تَشاءُ بِيَدِك الْخَيرُ إِنّك عَلى كلِّ شىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

The ending is base on Sura V, Verse 18:

وَ قَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ وَ النّصرَى نحْنُ أَبْنَؤُا اللّهِ وَ أَحِبّؤُهُ قُلْ فَلِمَ يُعَذِّبُكُم بِذُنُوبِكُم بَلْ أَنتُم بَشرٌ مِّمّنْ خَلَقَ يَغْفِرُ لِمَن يَشاءُ وَ يُعَذِّب مَن يَشاءُ وَ للّهِ مُلْك السمَوَتِ وَ الأَرْضِ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَ إِلَيْهِ الْمَصِيرُ

Note: The spelling of the above cited verses is based on the ‘Uthmani text, not modern standard Arabic.

The last word in the phrase that you posted, “ue,” looks like a continuation of the text beyond the sentence that you posted.


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