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)
knoweth that thou canst not reckon them exactly: he pardoneth thee, if thou risest a little sooner, or a little later: read during this time what thou shalt be able to read of the Alcoran: God knoweth that there will be persons among you that will be sickly, others that will be in travel for their affairs, and some that will fight for the faith; these persons shall be excused: Read what ye shall be able of the Alcoran, lift up your prayers to God, pay tithes, lend to God some benefit, ye shall one day finde the good that ye shall have done, and a very goodreward: beg pardon of God, he is gracious and merciful.
The Chapter of the Wrapped, containing fifty seven Verses, written at Mecca.
IN the name of God gracious and merciful. O thou wrapped! Arise, and preach to the people the torments of hell, thy Lord is more powerful then the Idols, make clean thy garments, be thou mindful of the pains prepared for unbelievers; separate thy self from their company: lend nothing to Usury: the day that the Trumpet shall sound, shall be extreamly irksome to the wicked; that day, let me chastise him whom I created, and to whom I gave riches, and children, and whom I placed in plenty; nevertheless he demandeth more, and is obstinate, to disobey my Commandments: I will add to his pains, because he blasphemeth against the Alcoran: wherefore doth he blasphem? he maketh his countenance sorrowful, covered with hypocrisie: when he beholdeth the people, with his eyes melancholique, and estranged from the way of salvation, he is proud, scorneth to follow the Prophet: saith, that the Alcoran is but Magick, and but the word of man; he shall be precipitated into the bottom of hell, nothing remains to him but to be burned: nineteen Spirits shall be appointed to torment the wicked: they that punish the damned, are Spirits. We have mentioned this number of nineteen, to seduce the Infidels, and
Mahomet was wrapt in his garments when the Angel brought him this Chapter.