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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Chapter of the Most High
The Koran
 
Translation of Edward Henry Palmer in ‘The Sacred Books of the East’

IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.  1
  Celebrate the name of thy Lord most High, who created and fashioned, and who decreed and guided, and who brings forth the pasture, and then makes it dusky stubble!  2
  We shall make thee recite, and thou shalt not forget, save what God pleases. Verily, he knows the open and what is concealed; and we will send thee easily to ease: wherefore remind, for verily the reminder is useful.  3
  But he who fears will be mindful: but the wretch will avoid it; he will broil on the great fire, and then therein shall neither die nor live!  4
  Prosperous is he who purifies himself and remembers the name of his Lord and prays!  5
  Nay, but yet prefer the life of this world, while the hereafter is better and more lasting.  6
  Verily, this was in the books of yore,—the books of Abraham and Moses.  7
 
 
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