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43. Genii. O company of genii, ye have been much concerned with mankind. Chap. vi.

44. Sin of Sodom. Do ye commit a wickedness wherein no creature hath set you an example? Do ye approach lustfully unto men, leaving the women? Chap. vii.

45. Golden calf. And the people of Moses took a corporeal calf, made of their ornaments, which lowed. Chap. vii. 46. Ezra, Son of God. The Jews say, Ezra is the Son of God; and the Christians say, Christ is the Son of God. Chap. ix.

47. Creation in six days. Verily, your Lord is God, Who hath created the heavens and the earth in six days. Chap. x. 48. Worship not idols. Verily, I worship not idols, which ye worship besides God. Chap. x.

49. Sarah laughed. laughed. Chap. xi.

Sarah was standing by, and she

50. Exoneration of Joseph. And when her husband saw that his garment was torn behind, he said (to his wife), This is a cunning contrivance of your sex; for surely your cunning is great. Chap. xii.

51. Benjamin's sack. He put his cap in his brother Benjamin's sack. Chap. xii.

52. The Koran. The Koran is not a new invented fiction, but a confirmation of those Scriptures which have been revealed before it. Chap. xii.

53. No companions of God.

to God. Chap. xiii.

They attribute companions

54. Every age. Every age hath its book of revelation. Chap. xiii.

55. Adam. Verily, I am about to create a man of dried clay, of black mud wrought into shape. When, therefore, I shall have completely formed him, and shall have breathed of My spirit into him, do ye fall down to worship him. Chap. xv, 56. Adam worshipped. And all the angels worshipped Adam together, except Eblis (the devil), who refused. Chap. xv.

57. Fate. The fate of every man we have bound about his neck, and we will produce unto him, on the day of resurrection, a book in which all his actions are recorded. Chap. xvii.

58. Seven heavens. The seven heavens praise Him. Chap. xvii.

59. Good works. But good works, which are permanent, are better in the sight of thy Lord. Chap. xviii.

60. The immaculate conception. She said, How shall I have a son, seeing a man hath not touched me, and I am no harlot? Gabriel replied, So shall it be. This is easy with Me. Chap. xix.

Thy Lord saith,

61. Schisms. But the Jews and Christians have made schisms. Chap. xxi.

62. Prayers and alms.

Wherefore be ye constant at

prayers and give alms. Chap. xxii.

63. Of captive women. Who keep themselves from carnal knowledge of any woman except their wives, or the captives which their right hands possess. [A great incitement to piracy in the tropics.-Ed.] Chap. xxiii.

64. Veils.

Chap. xxiv.

Let them throw veils over their bosoms.

65. Slaves. And unto such of your slaves as desire a written instrument, allowing them to redeem themselves on paying a certain sum, write one. Chap. xxiv.

66. The merciful God. Adore the merciful.

Chap. xxv.

67. The tormenting God. O Lord, avert from us the torment of hell, for the torment thereof is perpetual. Chap. xxvi. [The two opposite attributes making a living faith.— Ed.]

68. Uprightness. Give just weight, and be not defrauders, and weigh with an equal balance. Chap. xxvi.

69. Law of the bed-chamber. Thou mayest postpone the turn of such of thy wives as thou shalt please in being called to thy bed, and thou mayest take unto thee her whom thou shalt please, and her whom thou shalt desire of those whom

thou shalt have before rejected, and it shall be no crime in thee. Chap. xxxiii.

70. Predestination. The same is written in the book of God's decrees. Chap. xxxv.

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Chap. xxxvi.

71. Apostles of Jesus. apostles of Jesus came thereto.

72. Paradise of believers. As for the sincere servants of God, they shall have a certain provision in Paradise, viz. delicious fruits. And they shall be honoured; they shall be placed in gardens of pleasure, leaning on couches, &c.; and near them shall lie the virgins of Paradise, refraining their looks from beholding any besides their spouses, having large black eyes, and resembling the eggs of an ostrich. Chap.


73. Shipwreck for sins. Or he destroyeth them by shipwreck, because of that which their crews have merited. Chap. xlii.

74. Koran the sole law. The perspicuous book of the Koran, wherein is distinctly set down the decree of every determined thing as a command from us. Chap. xliv.

75. Terrible execrations. As the dregs of oil shall it boil in the bellies of the damned, like the boiling of the hottest water. Chap. xliv.

76. Sensual promises. Therein shall be agreeable and beauteous damsels. Chap. lv.

77. Female premature decay. As to those among you who divorce their wives by declaring that thereafter they will regard them as their mothers. Chap. lviii.

78. Christ said to foretell the coming of Mahomed. And when Jesus the Son of Mary said, O children of Israel, verily I am the Apostle of God sent unto you, confirming the law which was delivered before Me, bringing good tidings of an apostle who shall come after Me, and whose name shall be Ahmed (Mahomed). [Both names are the same. Mahomedan doctors hold that the Paraclete was Mahomed.-Ed.] Chap. lxi.

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79. Heavens and earths. It is God who created the seven heavens, and as many different stories of the earth. Chap. lxv. 80. Curse of mankind. Verily, we created him of the most excellent fabric; afterwards we rendered him the vilest of the vile, except those who believe. Chap. xcv.


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