Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen": ALLAH SENT

THE TORAH, THE PROPHETS AND JESUS, SON OF MARY


('Qur'an,' V, 50-3)


And We sent, following

in their footsteps, Jesus

son of Mary, confirming

the Torah before him;

and We gave to him

the Gospel, wherein

is guidance and light,

and confirming the Torah

before it, as a guidance

and an admonition

unto the godfearing.

So let the People of the Gospel judge

according to what God has sent down

therein. Whosoever judges not

according to what God has sent down

they are the ungodly.


And We have sent down to thee the Book

with the truth, confirming the Book

that was before it, and assuring it.

So judge between them according to what

God has sent down, and do not follow

their caprices, to forsake the truth

that has come to thee. To every one

of you We have appointed a right way

and an open road.


Translation by A. J. Arberry

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