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)

CHAP. XXXII.

The Chapter of Worship, containing an hundred and thirty Verses, written at Mecca.

IN the name of God, gracious and mercifull. I am the most wise God. Doubtless this Book was sent by the Lord of the Universe; will the wicked say that thou hast invented it? On the contrary, it is the truth it self, which proceedeth from thy Lord, to preach to them that heretofore had none to instruct them; peradventure they will follow the right way. God created heaven and earth, and all that is between them, in six dayes, and sitteth on his Throne; who shall protect you? who shall hear your prayers but he? will you never consider it? He disposeth all things in heaven and earth, all men shall one day be assembled before him to be judged; a thousand years are but one day before his divine Majestie; he Knoweth what is past, present, and future; he is Omnipotent and merciful, he hath created every thing for his people; he formed man of the dirt, and dust of the earth, he inspired the soul into his body; he giveth you hearing, sight, and sense, but few men return him thanks for his graces: they say, what, shall we die and return to be a new people? Certainly they believe not in the Resurrection. Say unto them, The Angel of death shall cause you to die, and ye shall return before God to be judged. Thou shalt then see how the Infidel will hang down the head before their Lord, and say, Lord, we now see the certainty of the Resurrection; we this day know the truth of thy words, permit us to return into the world, we will be righteous, we now understand what is profitable and necessary for us; We could have given a guide to every person, my word is most true, I will fill hell with the wicked, and Paradise with the righteous; thus shall men be rewarded and chastised according to their works. Taste (O ye wicked!) the pains that ye have deserved, in refusing to believe in this day which ye have found; we leave you in the miseries due to your incredulity; taste the eternal torments that ye have merited through your

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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 06 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/alexander-ross/1649?page=277