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)
forth the earth, hath made fountains to spring forth, to water the plants, and to give drink to beasts; he hath elevated and established the Mountains for you, and for your flocks. Men shall call to minde the good and the evill that they have done, at the second sound of the Trumpet, and hell shall appear open before their eyes. The wicked, that have followed their own appetites on earth, shall be precipitated into hell, and such as have had the fear of God before their eyes, and have subdued their passions in this world, shall goe into Paradise. The wicked will ask of thee, when the day of Judgment shall be? none knoweth it but thy Lord: Thou art not sent but to preach the pains of hell to them that fear that day, as if they saw it present before their eyes; they shall imagine that they have not remained in the tomb but from evening untill morning, when they rise again.
The Chapter of the Blinde, containing forty two Verses, written at Mecca.
IN the Name of God, gracious and merciful. The Prophet frowned, had a surly countenance, and withdrew himself when the blinde came towards him. He will not tell thee, if he will believe in God, and if he will profess thy preaching; depart thou from him that shall depart from the Law of God, thou art obliged only to preach to him, and not to make him to believe; but forsake not them that shall come to see thee to be instructed, and shall fear God. The Alcoran is sent for the instruction of men; it was copied upon the book that is kept in heaven, to which honor and praise is due eternally. Wherefore is man impious? Is it because he is created of a little water, retained in the womb of his mother, untill the time appointed? and because he found the way to come forth? Is it for that God caused him to dye, and to revive when it seems good to him? He performeth not what God commandeth