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Offline Adil Husain

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40:7 - What does Throne mean ?
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:24:19 AM »
40:7
[Progressive Muslims]
Those who carry the throne and all those around it glorify the praise of their Lord, and believe in Him, and they seek forgiveness for those who have believed: "Our Lord, You encompass all things with mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who repented and followed Your path, and spare them the agony of Hell."

40:7
[Abdel Haleem]
Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those who surround it celebrate the praise of their Lord and have faith in Him. They beg forgiveness for the believers: ‘Our Lord, You embrace all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who turn to You and follow Your path. Save them from the pains of Hell

http://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=40&verse=7
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Re: 40:7 - What does Throne mean ?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 03:19:01 PM »
Dear Adil,

May peace be with you.

'Arsh' is synonymous with authority. It is an expression of power, governance, sovereignty and dominion over a kingdom. It is not merely a reference to a physical seat. [1]

On God's authority, angels are also entasked to carry out His commands. Please see post [2] below.

I hope that helps, God willing.
Joseph.


REFERENCES:

[1] God's 'Arsh' (Throne) - What Does it Mean?
http://quransmessage.com/forum/index.php?topic=495.msg1601#msg1601
[2] Roles of Angels
http://quransmessage.com/forum/index.php?topic=870.msg3402#msg3402
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Re: 40:7 - What does Throne mean ?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 06:43:36 PM »
Thanks for your reply Joseph sir :)
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