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the word 'we' that occurs frequently in Quran is usually ascribed to Allah under the premise that 'we' can be used by one person for purposes of respect or glorification.

Consider this verse first of 41:12: And He completed them as seven heavens ... And We adorned the nearest heaven with lamps and as protection.

this we doesnot seem to refer to Allah, because both "he" and "we" are in the same sentence. Then who does the 'we' refer to?

Is it Gabriel, the narrator of Quran?

asked 10 emakalam's gravatar image

sometimes,Allah c.c use I and sometimes we because,somethings happen with mediator like claiming happen by the mediation of Allah c.c use we.but for something that is only for Allah like worship use I.

(Mar 19 at 12:53) ehlisunnet ehlisunnet's gravatar image

'We' is Allah. There is no translation for 'Hum' which is more respectable. Therefore in translation 'we' is used.

For example,

And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an) to Our slave (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful.

In Urdu:

اور اگر تمہیں اس چیز میں شک ہے جو ہم نے اپنے بندے پر نازل کی ہے تو ایک سورت اس جیسی لے آؤ اور الله کے سوا جس قدر تمہارے حمایتی ہوں بلا لو اگر تم سچے ہو

Here 'Hum' is used which means Allah but there is no translation for that. English lacks versatility unlike Arabic and Urdu has.

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edited Apr 15 at 15:36
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