Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities. (1649)
walk, hands to touch, eyes to see, and eares to hear? Say unto them, If ye invoke your Idols, and conspire against me, you shall finde none to protect you, God is my protector, he hath caused the Alcoran to descend from Heaven, he is the defendor of the righteous; what ye adore, can neither benefit nor hurt you; If thou invokest Idols, they shall not hear thee, they shall look upon thee, and shall not see thee; do what is lawful to be done, command things honest, and depart from the ignorant; if the Devill would seduce thee, trust in God, he heareth and knoweth all things; such as fear him, remember his mercies and chastisements when they are tempted of the Devil. Although Infidels know the Truth, the Devill ceaseth not to continue them in their sin, they always follow their impiety; If thou goest to them to instruct them, they say, thou singest an old song, say unto them, I do what my Lord inspired into me, what I teach you, is the light of faith, the right way, and the grace of God for them that believe in his divine Majestie; for such as hear the Alcoran, and study it, perhaps God will give you his mercy. Remember thou God in thy soul, worship in publique and private, pray unto him evening, and morning, and be not in the number of the ignorant. The Angels that are near to thy Lord, neglect not to worship him, they prayse and adore him with humility.
The Chapter of the spoyle, containing seventy and five Verses, written at Medina.
IN the name of God, gracious and mercifull. They will demand of thee, to whom appertaineth the spoyle? Say unto them, the spoyle appertaineth to God, and his Prophet; Fear God, live with mutual amity, and obey his divine Majesty, and his Prophet, if you believe in his Law; Such a fear when they hear mention of God, who augment their faith, when they have heard relation of his miracles, who trust
Mahomets men differed concerning division of the spoyle, which they took at the battell of Beder; Mahomet divided it among them.