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ما يأمر عليك ظالم

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Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / ما يأمر عليك ظالم
Arabic term or phrase: ما يأمر عليك ظالم
ما يأمر عليك ظالم ولا عدو
gh2012
Lebanon


Summary of answers provided
4God bless you - may you be safe from tyranny
Muhannad Albayk Jaam
3May no one judge you, no tyrant, no enemy.
Mina F.


  

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ما يأمر عليك ظالم ولا عدو
May no one judge you, no tyrant, no enemy.


Explanation:
My attempt might be a relatively exact translation of the idiom (in case it's an idiom), but it's also a bit figurative. You can decide better if it fits your situation or not. :)

Mina F.
Egypt
Local time: 17:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
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God bless you - may you be safe from tyranny


Explanation:
This is a figure of speech from Levantine Arabic, and it has no equivalent in English (as far as I know, at least) so you can opt for something else that would sound natural to go along your translation. You can opt for "God bless you" or "May God keep you safe" which are generic, or you can go for something a bit more literal like "may God keep you safe from the harm of tyranny and enemies" if you think delivering the exact meaning is a must.

Example sentence(s):
  • May God hold you and keep you (safe) and bless you and return you

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Muhannad Albayk Jaam
Syria
Local time: 17:41
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
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