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Proverb of the day: What we can see is for us to judge and what is hidden is for God الظاهر لنا و الخافى على الله

What we can see is for us to judge and what is hidden is for God

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Oct 2015
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 الظاهر لنا و الخافى على الله 

El zaher lena wel khafi ala Allah

Translation: What we can see is for us to judge and what is hidden is for God.

Meaning: In order for us mortals to judge someone, we need evidence. As for what we cannot ascertain, this would be best left for the judgement of the All-seeing. This saying seems to be suitable for judge explaining a lenient sentence.

Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 

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