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)
you to worship them, ye follow only your passions, remote from the truth, God teacheth you the way of Salvation by the mouth of his Prophet; doth man obtain from Idols what he required of them? God is God in the beginning, and the end; How many Angels be there in Heaven, whose prayers are unprofitable, if God doth not accept them? They that believe not in the day of Judgment, say, that Angels are maidens; they understand not what they say; they speak through opinion, and that opinion is not conformed to truth. Depart thou farre from them that reject our Law, and desire only the goods of the Earth, and are ignorant of all other things. Thy Lord knoweth them that goe astray from the right way, and such as follow the path of Salvation; all that is in the Heavens, and Earth, is Gods, he shall chastise the wicked, and reward the just. He pardoneth their veniall sinnes, who flie sinnes mortall, he is exceeding mercifull. He knoweth that he hath created you of Earth, and that he formed you in your mothers womb. Extoll not your selves, he knoweth such as have his fear before their eyes. Hast thou seen him that abandoned the faith? a little wealth was given him, and nothing more; doth he know what must befall him? hath he knowledg of what is to come? will he not learn what is written in the books of Moses, and Abraham? to wit, that none shall bear the burden of another: man shall have but what he shall have gained; he shall in the end see his labour be rewarded after his works, and all shall appear in the presence of thy Lord. He it is that causeth to laugh and mourn, to live and to dye; he created the male and female of every thing, he giveth and taketh away mans soul when he listeth; he is most rich, and hath no want of any person. He is the Lord of the Planet, which men adored. He destroyed Aad, and Temod, drowned the people of Noah, who were most erroneous and unjust, overthrew the City of Lot, and covered it with burning stone. In whom will they believe, if they believe not in thy Lord? This Prophet is sent to preach to you the pains of hell, as did the other Prophets that were before you; the day of Judgment approacheth, and none but God knoweth
Great and small sins.