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কোরআন শরীফ , [ প্রথম পারা بيابي and in the end'enferces our reverence. Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim, is stern, grand, terrible—ever and truly sublime. Thus this book will go on exercising through all ages a most potent influence.” HIRSH to ELI) says :—“The Quran is unapproachable as regards convincing power, eloquence, and even composition. And to it was also indirectly due the marvellous development of all branches of science in the Moslem world." DR. STEING Ass, the learned compiler of the ‘English-Arabic and Arabic-English Dictionaries’ says :—“We may well say that the Quran is one of the grandest books ever written ... such a work is a problem of the highest interest to every thoughtful observer of the destinies of mankind.” PROF. PALMER, in his ‘Introduction to the Quran', remarks :“That the best of the Arab writers has never succeeded in producing anything equal in merit to the Quran itself is not surprising.” GIBHON, in his ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' writes — “The Quran is a glorious testimoney to the unity of God.” CARLYLE says:—“Sincerity in all senses, seems to me the merit of the Koran.” 廬 John Davenport a rites in his “An Apology for Mohammad and the Koran':—“In a literary point of view, the Koran is the most poecical work of the East. The greater portion of it is in a rhymed prose, conformably to the taste which has, from the remotest -times prevailed in the above portion of the globe. It is universally allowed to be written with the utmost purity and elegance of language in the dialect of the tribe of the Koreish. It is, confessedly, the standard of the Arabian language, and abounds with splendid imagery and the boldest metaphors; and notwithstanding that is some. times obscure and verging upon timidity, is generally vigorous and sublime, so as to justify the observation of the celebrated Goethe, that the Koran is a work with whose dulness the reader is at first disgusted, afterwards attracted by its charms, and finally, irresistibly ravished by its many beauties. ... In order properly to estimate the merits of the Koran, it should be considered that when the Prophet ੈ। of expression and purity of diction were much culti'. vated and that poetry and oratory were held in the highest estima