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)

that he is possessed of the devill? On the contrary, he teacheth them the truth, nevertheless the greatest part of them detest him; if their will had place, heaven and earth, and whatsoever is betwixt them, should be confounded; we have instructed them in the Law, which they ought to observe, but they have renounced it; Dost thou require of them any recompence for thy instructions? Thy Lord shall reward thee, there is none that is of power to recompence thee better then He. Call them to the right way; such as shall not believe the Resurrection, shall err. If we pardon and deliver them from affliction, they will still continue in their errors, to their confusion; we heretofore chastised them, nevertheless they humble not themselves, neither implored their Lord; and when we opened upon them the gate of our Judgments, they became desperate. God hath given you sight, hearing and sense, but few among you return him thanks; he it is that hath created you of earth, ye shall one day be assembled before him to be judged; he it is that giveth life and death, and maketh the difference of day and night, will you not honor him, neither consider? On the contrary, they have said, as did their predecessors, wherefore shall we die? our bones shall be dust, and shall we rise again? This was heretofore promised to our fathers, and to us, certainly it is but an old song; Say unto them, to whom appertaineth the earth, and whatsoever is in the earth, if ye know [its Creator and King?] They will say, it is God’s; Say unto them, know ye not then, that he that created you can raise you again? Who is Lord of the seven heavens? Who possesseth the throne of heaven? They will say, it is God; say unto them, will ye not fear then to worship any other God but him? Say unto them, who is King of all things? who sustaineth them, and is sustained of none? They will say, that it is God; Say unto them, why then do ye deceive your selves? we have taught them the truth, but they have rejected it, and said, that God had a son; were there another God with God, the one would undo what the other hath done, and they would rise the one against the other. Praised be God, what they affirm is not true, God knoweth that is past, the present,

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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., London, Printed, Anno Dom., Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 28 Jan. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/alexander-ross/1649?page=234