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)
shall reward. If ye be not wealthy, you shall allow according to your power; God doth not enjoyn any one to expend more then his ability permitteth; he shall give you good after evil; how many have been the Cities that have heretofore disobeyed the Commandments of God, and of his Prophets? We have kept an exact account of their sins, their Inhabitants have been chastised, and shall be in the end, in the number of the damned; God hath prepared for them grievous torments. Oh ye that are wise! fear God, he hath sent you the Alcoran; he hath sent you a Prophet, to teach you the mysteries of his Law, to lead you out of darkness, and to guide into light them that shall believe in him, and do good works: he shall open to them the Gate of Paradise, wherein flow many Rivers, where they shall dwell eternally, with all manner of content. God! He it is, that created the seven heavens, and as much of earth, and ordaineth among them what pleaseth him, to the end ye may know that he is omnipotent, and knoweth all things.
The Chapter of Prohibition, containing twelve Verses, written at Medina.
IN the Name of God, gracious and mercifull. Oh Prophet! prohibit not for the contentment of thy wives, to do that which God hath permitted thee, he is gracious and merciful; he hath appointed to do what is permitted by your Law, he is your Lord, is omniscient and most wise. When the Prophet went to visit one of his wives, God revealed to him, what she desired to say to him; he approved one part, and rejected the other; when he told his wife what was in her will to speak to him, she demanded of him, who had revealed it to him; he that knoweth all things hath revealed it to me, that ye may be converted, your hearts are inclined to do what is forbidden; if ye act any thing against the Prophet, know, that God is his protector,