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)
The Chapter of Genuflexion, or Knee-bowing, containing fifty nine Verses, written at Mecca.
IN the Name of God, gracious and merciful. God is most prudent and wise. This Book is sent by the Omnipotent and wise. The Heavens and the Earth are most certain signes of his Unity to such as believe in his Law; your Creation, and the Creation of all Creatures, are marks of his greatness to them that have his fear before their eyes; the difference of the night, and the day; the rain that he sendeth from Heaven, to cause fruits to spring out of the Earth, and to revive it after its death; and the diversity of winds, are signes of his Omnipotency to them that have knowledg to comprehend it. I relate to thee the wonders of God with truth; in what will Infidels believe, if they believe not in the word of his divine Majesty? Misery is upon them that hear the Commandments of God, and become proud, as if they had not heard them. Preach unto such men, that they shall suffer the rigors of infinite pains. They deride the Faith when they are spoken to: Certainly, they shall be punished in the fire of Hell, their riches shall not be able to save them, neither the Idols which they adore; they shall be eternally damned. This Book guideth men into the way of salvation; they that shall not believe in the Law of God, shall feel the effects of his fury. He created the Seas that bear the Ships for the advantage of your commerce, peradventure ye will acknowlged this grace: He hath created for you, all that is in Heaven and on Earth; it is a sign of his goodness to such as consider it. Speak unto them that believe in the Law of Salvation, that they pardon those that have not the fear of God before their eyes. God shall chastise them after their demerits. Whosoever shall do good, shall finde good; and ye shall be assembled before his divine Majesty, to be judged. Certainly we instructed the children of Israel in The Scripture, and our Commandments; we taught them knowledg,