019. Mary – Maryam

Kaf Ha Ya Ain Suad.
A mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zakariya.
When he called upon his Lord in a low voice,
He said: My Lord! surely my bones are weakened and my head flares with hoariness, and, my Lord! I have never been unsuccessful in my prayer to Thee:
Who should inherit me and inherit from the children of Yaqoub, and make him, my Lord, one in whom Thou art well pleased.
O Zakariya! surely We give you good news of a boy whose name shall be Yahya: We have not made before anyone his equal.
He said: O my Lord! when shall I have a son, and my wife is barren, and I myself have reached indeed the extreme degree of old age?
He said: My Lord! give me a sign. He said: Your sign is that you will not be able to speak to the people three nights while in sound health.
So he went forth to his people from his place of worship, then he made known to them that they should glorify (Allah) morning and evening.
O Yahya! take hold of the Book with strength, and We granted him wisdom while yet a child
And tenderness from Us and purity, and he was one who guarded (against evil),
And dutiful to his parents, and he was not insolent, disobedient.
And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life
So she took a veil (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our spirit, and there appeared to her a well-made man.
She said: Surely I fly for refuge from you to the Beneficent Allah, if you are one guarding (against evil).
He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord: That I will give you a pure boy.
She said: When shall I have a boy and no mortal has yet touched me, nor have I been unchaste?
So she conceived him; then withdrew herself with him to a remote place.
And the throes (of childbirth) compelled her to betake herself to the trunk of a palm tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died before this, and had been a thing quite forgotten!
Then (the child) called out to her from beneath her: Grieve not, surely your Lord has made a stream to flow beneath you;
And shake towards you the trunk of the palmtree, it will drop on you fresh ripe dates:
And she came to her people with him, carrying him (with her). They said: O Marium! surely you have done a strange thing.
But she pointed to him. They said: How should we speak to one who was a child in the cradle?
He said: Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a prophet;
And dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me insolent, unblessed;
And peace on me on the day I was born, and on the day I die, and on the day I am raised to life.
Such is Isa, son of Marium; (this is) the saying of truth about which they dispute.
It beseems not Allah that He should take to Himself a son, glory to be Him; when He has decreed a matter He only says to it “Be,” and it is.
And surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serve Him; this is the right path.
But parties from among them disagreed with each other, so woe to those who disbelieve, because of presence on a great day.
How clearly shall they hear and how clearly shall they see on the day when they come to Us; but the unjust this day are in manifest error.
And warn them of the day of intense regret, when the matter shall have been decided; and they are (now) in negligence and they do not believe.
Surely We inherit the earth and all those who are on it, and to Us they shall be returned.
When he said to his father; O my father! why do you worship what neither hears nor sees, nor does it avail you in the least:
O my father! truly the knowledge has come to me which has not come to you, therefore follow me, I will guide you on a right path:
O my father! surely I fear that a punishment from the Beneficent Allah should afflict you so that you should be a friend of the Shaitan.
He said: Peace be on you, I will pray to my Lord to forgive you; surely He is ever Affectionate to me:
And I will withdraw from you and what you call on besides Allah, and I will call upon my Lord; may be I shall not remain unblessed in calling upon my Lord.
And We granted to them of Our mercy, and We left (behind them) a truthful mention of eminence for them.
And We called to him from the blessed side of the mountain, and We made him draw nigh, holding communion (with Us).
And We raised him high in Heaven.
But there came after them an evil generation, who neglected prayers and followed and sensual desires, so they win meet perdition,
Except such as repent and believe and do good, these shall enter the garden, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly in any way:
The gardens of perpetuity which the Beneficent Allah has promised to His servants while unseen; surely His promise shall come to pass.
They shall not hear therein any vain discourse, but only: Peace, and they shall have their sustenance therein morning and evening.
This is the garden which We cause those of Our servants to inherit who guard (against evil).
And we do not descend but by the command of your Lord; to Him belongs whatever is before us and whatever is behind us and whatever is between these, and your Lord is not forgetful.
The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, so serve Him and be patient in His service. Do you know any one equal to Him?
And says man: What! when I am dead shall I truly be brought forth alive?
So by your Lord! We will most certainly gather them together and the Shaitans, then shall We certainly cause them to be present round hell on their knees.
Then We will most certainly draw forth from every sect of them him who is most exorbitantly rebellious against the Beneficent Allah.
Again We do certainly know best those who deserve most to be burned therein.
And there is not one of you but shall come to it; this is an unavoidable decree of your Lord.
And We will deliver those who guarded (against evil), and We will leave the unjust therein on their knees.
And how many of the generations have We destroyed before them who were better in respect of goods and outward appearance!
Say: As for him who remains in error, the Beneficent Allah will surely prolong his length of days, until they see what they were threatened with, either the punishment or the hour; then they shall know who is in more evil plight and weaker in forces
And Allah increases in guidance those who go aright; and ever-abiding good works are with your Lord best in recompense and best in yielding fruit.
Have you, then, seen him who disbelieves in Our communications and says: I shall certainly be given wealth and children?
Has he gained knowledge of the unseen, or made a covenant with the Beneficent Allah?
By no means! We write down what he says, and We will lengthen to him the length of the chastisement
And We will inherit of him what he says, and he shall come to Us alone.
And they have taken gods besides Allah, that they should be to them a source of strength;
By no means! They shall soon deny their worshipping them, and they shall be adversaries to them.
Do you not see that We have sent the Shaitans against the unbelievers, inciting them by incitement?
Therefore be not in haste against them, We only number out to them a number (of days).
The day on which We will gather those who guard (against evil) to the Beneficent Allah to receive honors
They shall not control intercession, save he who has made a covenant with the Beneficent Allah.
And they say: The Beneficent Allah has taken (to Himself) a son.
Certainly you have made an abominable assertion
The heavens may almost be rent thereat, and the earth cleave asunder, and the mountains fall down in pieces,
That they ascribe a son to the Beneficent Allah.
And it is not worthy of the Beneficent Allah that He should take (to Himself) a son.
There is no one in the heavens and the earth but will come to the Beneficent Allah as a servant.
Certainly He has a comprehensive knowledge of them and He has numbered them a (comprehensive) numbering.
And every one of them will come to Him on the day of resurrection alone.
So We have only made it easy in your tongue that you may give good news thereby to those who guard (against evil) and warn thereby a vehemently contentious people.