What is wrong with traditional Qur'an translations?

Here's the Arabic: وَكَوَاعِبَ أَتْرَابًا (78:33)
Phrases: وَكَوَاعِبَ (And splendid companions), أَتْرَابًا ( well-matched)

Translation: And full-breasted [companions] of equal age 🤦🏻‍♂️

Is God not fair to women?

Actually, there is no specification of gender in the preceding verses at all - in fact, God mentions "For those who were mindful", meaning any and all genders get companions

Let's read from 78:31...
78:31 For those who were mindful of God there is a great achievement,
78:32 gardens and grapevines,
78:33 splendid companions, well-matched,
78:34 and a full cup.
Translations are not the word of God - they are man-made and you should think about what you are reading.

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