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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 603 pages of information about The Koran (Al-Qur'an).

Yea, the unbelievers treat it as a lie.

But God knoweth their secret hatreds: 

Let their only tidings4 be those of painful punishment;

Save to those who believe and do the things that be right.

An unfailing recompense shall be theirs.

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1 Lit. and obeyed its Lord, and shall be worthy, or capable, i.e., of obedience.

2 That is, into his left hand.  The Muhammadans believe that the right hand of the damned will be chained to the neck; the left chained behind the back.

3 From Life to Death, from the Grave to Resurrection, thence to Paradise.

4 The expression is ironical.  See Freyt. on the word.  Lit. tell them glad tidings.

SURA C.-THE CHARGERS [XXXIV.]

Mecca.-11 Verses

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

By the snorting chargers!

And those that dash off sparks of fire!

And those that scour to the attack at morn!

And stir therein the dust aloft;

And cleave therein their midway through a host!

Truly, Man is to his Lord ungrateful.

And of this he is himself a witness;

And truly, he is vehement in the love of this world’s good.

Ah! knoweth he not, that when that which is in the graves shall be laid bare,

And that which is in men’s breasts shall be brought forth,

Verily their Lord shall on that day be informed concerning them?

SURA LXXIX.1-THOSE WHO DRAG FORTH [XXXV.]

Mecca.-46 Verses

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

By those angels who drag forth souls with violence,

And by those who with joyous release release them;

By those who swim swimmingly along;

By those who are foremost with foremost speed;2

By those who conduct the affairs of the universe!

One day, the disturbing trumpet-blast shall disturb it,

Which the second blast shall follow: 

Men’s hearts on that day shall quake:-

Their looks be downcast.

The infidels will say, “Shall we indeed be restored as at first?

What! when we have become rotten bones?”

“This then,” say they, “will be a return to loss.”

Verily, it will be but a single blast,

And lo! they are on the surface of the earth.

Hath the story of Moses reached thee?

When his Lord called to him in Towa’s holy vale: 

Go to Pharaoh, for he hath burst all bounds: 

And say, “Wouldest thou become just?

Then I will guide thee to thy Lord that thou mayest fear him.”

And he showed him a great miracle,-

But he treated him as an impostor, and rebelled;

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