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)
to preach to you the pains of hell: believe not that God hath another God with him; the wicked said heretofore, that the Prophets and Apostles whom he sent, were Magicians, and possessed of the devil: have they recommended to their posterity to do the like? Certainly they are in a great error. Separate thy self far from their company, and be not troubled at what they say; preach the Alcoran, it is profitable to the righteous; I did not create the devils and men but to worship me. Say unto them, I require nothing of unbelievers for instructing them; I require not that they nourish me, God enricheth whom he pleaseth, he is omnipotent; the wicked shall be chastised as heretofore have been their predecessors, in their malice, their time shall come, and misery shall befall them at the day of Judgment.
The Chapter of the Mountain, containing thirty nine Verses, written at Mecca.
IN the name of God gracious and mercifull. I swear by the Mountain, upon which God spake to Moses, by what is contained in the book written in parchment, by the first Temple of Mecca, by the arches of the heavens, and by the sea full of water, that God is one sole God, and the punishment promised to unbelievers is infallible, they shall not be able to escape it in the day when the heaven shall tremble, and the mountains shall walk; that day shall be unhappy to the incredulous, they shall be Precipitated in the fire of hell; it shall be said to them, behold the flames that ye despised; is this Magick? See ye it not? enter, have patience, or ye will despaire; ye shall be chastised after your demerits. They that shall have the fear of God before their eyes, shall be in delicious gardens, which God hath prepared for them, and shall be delivered from the pains of hell; It shall be said unto them, drink and eate at your pleasure, for recompense of your good works;