19a. Maryam (1 to 50)
Kaf . Ha . Ya . Ain . Sad ., A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant , When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret ,…
Kaf . Ha . Ya . Ain . Sad .
A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah .
When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret ,
Saying : My Lord! Lo! the bones of me wax feeble and my head is shining with grey hair , and I have never been unblest in prayer to Thee , my Lord .
Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me , since my wife is barren . Oh , give me from Thy presence a successor
Who shall inherit of me and inherit ( also ) of the house of Jacob . And make him , my Lord , acceptable ( unto Thee ) .
( It was said unto him ) : O Zachariah! Lo! We bring thee tidings of a son whose name is John ; We have given the same name to none before ( him ) .
He said : My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age?
He said : So ( it will be ) . Thy Lord saith : It is easy for Me , even as I created thee before , when thou wast naught .
He said : My Lord! Appoint for me some token . He said : Thy token is that thou , with no bodily defect , shalt not speak unto mankind three nights .
Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary , and signified to them : Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night .
( And it was said unto his son ) : O John! Hold the Scripture . And We gave him wisdom when a child .
And compassion from Our presence , and purity ; and he was devout ,
And dutiful toward his parents . And he was not arrogant , rebellious .
Peace on him the day be was born , and the day he dieth and the day he shall be raised alive!
And make mention of Mary in the Scripture , when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East ,
And had chosen seclusion from them . Then We sent unto her Our spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man .
She said : Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee , if thou art God fearing .
He said : I am only a messenger of thy Lord , that I may bestow on thee a faultless son .
She said : How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me , neither have I been unchaste!
He said : So ( it will be ) . Thy Lord saith : It is easy for Me . And ( it will be ) that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us , and it is a thing ordained .
And she , conceived him , and she withdrew with him to a place .
And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm tree . She said : Oh , would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught , forgotten!
Then ( one ) cried unto her from below her , saying : Grieve not! Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee ,
And shake the trunk of the palm tree toward thee , thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee .
So eat and drink and be consoled . And if thou meetest any mortal , say : Lo! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent , and may not speak this day to any mortal .
Then she brought him to her own folk , carrying him . They said : O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing .
Oh sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot .
Then she pointed to him . They said How can we tale to one who is in the cradle , a young boy?
He spake : Lo! I am the slave of Allah . He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet ,
And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be , and hath enjoined upon me prayer and alms giving so long as I remain alive ,
And ( hath made me ) dutiful toward her who bore me , and hath not made me arrogant , unblest .
Peace on me the day I was born , and the day I die , and the day I shall be raised alive!
Such was Jesus , son of Mary : ( this is ) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt .
It befitteth not ( the Majesty of ) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son . Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing , He saith unto it only : Be! and it is .
And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord . So serve Him . That is the right path .
The sects among them differ : but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day .
See and hear them on the Day they come unto Us! Yet the evil doers are today in error manifest .
And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case hath been decided . Now they are in a state of carelessness , and they believe not .
Lo! We inherit the earth and all who are thereon , and unto Us they are returned .
And make mention ( O Muhammad ) in the Scripture of Abraham . Lo! he was a saint , a Prophet .
When he said unto his father : O my father! Why worshippest thou that which beareth not nor seeth , nor can in aught avail thee?
O my father! Lo! there hath come unto me of knowledge that which came not unto thee . So follow me , and I will lead thee on a right path .
O my father! Serve not the devil . Lo! the devil is a rebel unto the Beneficent .
O my father! Lo! I fear lest a punishment from the Beneficent overtake thee so that thou become a comrade of the devil .
He said : Rejectest thou my gods , O Abraham? If thou cease not , I shall surely stone thee . Depart from me a long while!
He said : Peace be unto thee! I shall ask forgiveness of my Lord for thee . Lo! He was ever gracious unto me .
I shall withdraw from you and that unto which ye pray beside Allah , and I shall pray unto my Lord . It may be that , in prayer unto my Lord , I shall not be unblest .
So , when he had withdrawn from them and that which they were worshipping beside Allah . We gave him Isaac and Jacob . Each of them We made a Prophet .
And We gave them of Our mercy , and assigned to them a high and true renown .