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 Inclosures, containing eighteen Verses, written at Medina.
Exteri entituleth this Chapter, The Chapter of Walls.
IN the Name of God, gracious and merciful. O ye that believe! prefer not what ye have done, to what God and his Prophet hath performed, and fear God, he heareth whatsoever ye say, and seeth all that you do. O ye that believe! When ye shall speak to the Prophet, speak not louder then he; cry not, as when ye talk among your selves, lest ye render your good works vam and unprofitable, and know it not; God hath tried the vertue of them that speak low in the presence of the Prophet, he shall pardon their sins, and give them an exceeding great reward. They that call thee behinde the Inclosures, know not what they do; had they attended until thou hadst been towards them, they had done very well, God is gracious and merciful. O ye that believe! if any Infidel desireth to preach to you, distinguish the truth from a lye; if ye give credit to the ignorant, ye shall repent you. Know that the Apostle of God is among you; ye shall offend God, if ye obey unbelievers in many things; God willeth that ye embrace his Law, it shall rejoyce your hearts, and make you to abhor disobedience and impiety: such as abhor it, are stedfast in their faith, through his special grace, he knoweth them, and is most wise. If two Nations, or two Provinces, of such as believe in God are at odds, reconcile them; if the one do injury to the other, fight against him that is unjust, until he repaire what God hath ordained; if he make reparation, reconcile them with equity; be just, God loveth them that do justice to his people: all those that believe in his Law, are brethren; make peace among your brethren, and fear God, he shall give you his mercy. O ye that believe! scorn not your neighbour, peradventure that he shall one day be of better value then you.