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)

which ye burn, and created the Heaven and the Earth; cannot he create other creatures like unto you? yes, without doubt, he createth what pleaseth him, he knoweth all things; when he willeth any thing, he saith, be thou, and it is; praised be he, to whom all things appertain, and before whom you all shall return [to be judged.]

CHAP. XXXVII.

The Chapter of Orders, containing fourescore Verses, written at Mecca.

IN the name of God, gracious and mercifull. I swear by the orders of Angels that worship God, and attend his commands, by them that hinder men to obey the Devill, and by them that read and meditate on the Alcoran, that your God is one sole God, Lord of the Heaven, and the Earth, and of all that is between them, he is Lord of the West, and of the East. We adorned the Heaven and the Earth with Planets, and have kept them safe from the malice of the Devils; they cannot hear what is spoken in the Firmament, they are shamefully driven away on all sides, and shall be eternally tormented; if they hear any thing spoken, they hear it greedily, and follow [it] speedily, but the shining Planet pursueth them, [and detecteth their malice.] The wicked have demanded if we created any thing more illustrious then they: Certainly we created them all of the dust of the Earth: Thou art amazed at their blasphemies, they deride thy amazement, and shall never be converted. When they shal see Miracles, they shall scoffe, and say, that it is but evident magick to believe that they shall dye, and after, being earth, bones, and dust, they shall rise again with their fathers and predecessors: Say unto them, that they shall rise again, and that they are seduced from the right way; that the world shall be but once destroyed, and they shall see what will befall them at the day of Judgment: They shall that day say, they are wretched, and the Angel shall say unto them, behold the day of Judgment, behold the day that the godly shall be separated from

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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 26 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/alexander-ross/1649?page=297