The occasion for this work is the need of a new edition of THE TESTIMONY
BORNE BY THE CORÂN TO THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES, published at
AGRA in 1855. The second edition of this treatise (ALLAHABAD, 1860) being
out of print, the author was asked to bring out a third, and in doing so to
preface it with some account of the CORÂN itself, and the system founded
What has been now attempted will, it is hoped, prove of some service by
way of introduction to the study of the CORÂN.
I have to express my obligation to Dr. Weil for his admirable
introduction to the Corân;* from which I have freely borrowed, although
from some of his views on the teaching of the Corân and the prospects of
Islam, I have felt bound to dissent.
The "TESTIMONY OF THE CORÂN," above noticed, has been
translated and published in various oriental languages. It is here
reprinted, with but a few corrections and amendments, as the SECOND PART Of
LONDON, 17th May, 1878.