spoken of in terms of high eulogy as a light to
lighten the faithful, and an admonition to the pious, those who fear God, and
stand in awe of the hour of judgment. Why then do not the pious Mussulmans,those
who aspire to the character here given, study this holy book, and seek to
enlighten themselves by its divine counsel?
Note that the Corân itself is not spoken of in terms of higher praise than
the Pentateuch is in this verse.
The name "Al Forcân" is in the Corân equally applied as a
distinctive epithet to the Corân itself, as to the Pentateuch.
The tenor of the expressions here, as elsewhere, points to a book in current
use, by which the piety and godliness of true believers were sustained and their
souls enlightened. Such was the estimation in which the Bible was held by the
author of the Corân.
"In the Psalms, that is, in the book of David; after the
admonition, i.e. the Pentateuch";