George Sale, The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, translated into English immediately from the original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed A Preliminary Discource (1734)

Al Koran

CHAP. XCII.

Intitled, The Night; revealed at Mecca.

In the name of the most merciful God.

By the night, when it covereth all things with darkness; by the day, when it shineth forth; by him who hath created the maile, and the female: verily your endeavour is different. Now whoso is obedient, and feareth God, and prosesseth the truth of that faith which is most excellent; unto him will we facilitate the way to happiness: but whoso shall be covetous, and shall be wholly taken up with this world, and shall deny the truth of that which is most excellent; unto him will we facilitate the way to misery; and his riches shall not profit him, when he shall fall headlon into hell. Verily unto us appertaineth the direction of mankind; and ours is the life to come, and the present life. Wherefore I threaten you with fire which burneth fiercely, which none shall enter to be burned except the most wretched; who shall have disbelieved, and turned back. But he who strictly bewareth idoltatry and rebellion, shall be removed far from the same; who giveth his substance in alms, and by whom no benefit is bestowed on any, that it may be recompensed, but who bestoweth the same for the sake of his Lord, the most Higha and hereafter he shall be well satisfied with his reward.

CHAP. XCIII.

Intitled, The Brightness; revealed at Mecca.

In the name of the most merciful God.

By the brightness of the morninga; and by the night, when it groweth dark: thy

a By whom no benefit is bestowed on any, that it may be recompensed, &c.] Jallalo’ddin thinks this whole description belongs peculiarly to Abu Becr: for when he had purchased Belâl the Ethiopian (afterwards the prophet;s Muedbdhin, or cryer to prayers) who had been put to the rack on account of his faith, the infidels said he did it only out of a view of interest; upon which this passage was revealed.

a The brightness of the morning;] The ori- the day, when the sun shines full ont, three or ginal word properly signifies the bright part of four hours after it is risen.

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George Sale, The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, translated into English immediately from the original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed A Preliminary Discource, C. Ackers in St. John’s-Street, for J. Wilcon at Virgil’s Head overagainst the New Church in the Strand., Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 05 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/george-sale/1734?page=700