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)
Apostles, and Prophets: The righteous shall enjoy eternally the delight of Paradise without discontinuation. If the sea were inke, to write the wondrous works of my Lord, it will sooner have an end than his miracles: Say unto the Infidels, I am a man like you, God hath taught me that there is but one God; he that believeth in the Resurrection, studieth to do good works; worship but one God, who is without a companion.
The Chapter of Mary, containing Fourscore and Eighteen Verses, written at Mecca.
IN the Name of God, gracious and merciful: God is the rewarder, conductor, (of the righteous) liberall, wise, true: Zachary, the servant of thy Lord, remembred his grace, when he in secret prayed to his Lord, and said, Lord, my bones are become feeble, and mine head is white with old age; Lord, I was never rejected in my prayers, hear my petition, give me a son to succeed me, that may be mine heir, heir of the lineage of Jacob, and be pleasing to thee. O Zachary! I declare unto thee, that thou shalt have a son, named John, no man hath yet been called by that name; he said, Lord, how shall I have a son, my wife is barren, and I am too old? It was answered him, the thing shall be as I have said unto thee, it is easie to thy Lord, who created thee; he said, Lord give me some signe of the conception of my wife; he said to him, thou shalt not speak for three nights. Then went he out of his Oratory, and made signes to the people, to make their prayers evening and morning. Oh John! learn the Scripture with affection; We from his infancie gave him knowledge, clemency, charity, piety, affection towards his father and mother, and not violence and disobedience. We blessed the day of his nativity, the day that he shall dye, and the day that he shall rise again. Remember thou what is written of Mary, she retired towards the East, into a place farre remote from her kindred, and
See Kitab el tenoir.