19 Maryam | Mary

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    A reminder of your Lord's mercy to His servant Zachariah.

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    When he called out to his Lord secretly.

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    He said, "My Lord, my bones have gone frail, and my hair has turned white, and I have never been mischievous in calling to You my Lord."

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    "I fear the kinfolk after I am gone, and my wife is infertile, so grant me from Yourself an ally."

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    "To inherit from me, and inherit from the descendants of Jacob. Make him, my Lord, well pleasing."

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    "O Zachariah, We give you glad tidings of a son whose name/attribute is Yahya (John). We have not used that name/attribute for anyone before."

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    He said, "My Lord, how can I have a son when my wife is infertile, and I have reached a very old age?"

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    He said, "It is such that your Lord has said. It is an easy thing for Me. I had created you before when you were not even anything."

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    He said, "My Lord, make for me a sign." He said, "Your sign is that you will not speak to the people for three nights consecutively."

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    So he went out amongst his people from the temple enclosure, and he indicated to them that they should glorify Him at dawn and dusk.

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    "O John, take the book with confidence." We gave him authority while in his youth.

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    He had kindness from Us and purity, and he was ever righteous.

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    Dutiful to his parents, and never was he a tyrant or disobedient.

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    Peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day he dies, and the day he is resurrected alive.

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    Relate in the book Mary, when she withdrew herself from her family to a place which was to the east.

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    She took to a barrier which separated her from them, so We sent Our Spirit to her, and he took on the shape of a human in all similarity.

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    She said, "I seek refuge with the Gracious from you if you are a person of acknowledgment."

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    He said, "I am the messenger of your Lord, that He may grant you the gift of a pure son."

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    She said, "How can I have a son when no human has touched me, nor do I desire such?"

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    He said, "It is such that your Lord has said, it is easy for Me. We shall make him a sign for the people and a mercy from Us. It is a matter already ordained."

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    So she was pregnant with him, and she went to deliver in a far place.

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    Then the birth pains came to her, by the trunk of a palm tree. She said, "I wish I had died before this, and became totally forgotten!"

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    But then he called to her from beneath her: "Do not be sad, your Lord has made below you a stream."

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    "Shake the trunk of this palm tree, it will cause ripe dates to fall upon you."

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    "So eat and drink and be happy. If you see any human being, then say, 'I have declared a fast for the Gracious, and I will not talk today to any of the people.'"

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    Then she came to her people carrying him. They said, "O Mary, you have come with something totally unexpected!"

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    "O sister of Aaron, your father was not a bad man, and your mother was never unchaste!"

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    So she pointed to him. They said, "How can we talk to someone who is a child in a cradle?"

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    He said, "I am God's servant, He has given me the book and made me a prophet."

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    "He made me blessed wherever I was, and He charged me with the contact prayer and towards betterment as long as I am alive."

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    "To be dutiful to my mother, and He did not make me a rebellious tyrant."

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    "Peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I am resurrected alive."

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    Such was Jesus, the son of Mary, and this is the truth of the matter in which they doubt.

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    God was never to take a son, be He glorified. If He decrees a matter, then He simply says to it: "Be," and it is.

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    God is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him. This is a straight path.

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    So the parties disputed between them. Therefore, woe to those who have rejected from the scene of a terrible day.

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    Listen to what they say and watch on the day they come to Us. But the wicked today are in clear misguidance.

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    Warn them of the day of remorse. When the matter is decided while they are oblivious, and they do not acknowledge.

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    It is We who will inherit the earth and all that is on it. To Us they will return.

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    Recall in the book Abraham. He was a sincere prophet.

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    When he said to his father: "O father, why do you serve what does not hear or see, nor help you in anything?"

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    "My father, knowledge has come to me which did not come to you. So follow me that I will guide you to a good path."

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    "My father, do not serve the devil. For the devil was ever disobedient to the Gracious."

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    "My father, I fear that a retribution will inflict you from the Gracious and that you will become an ally to the devil."

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    He said, "Have you abandoned my gods O Abraham? If you do not stop this, I will stone you. Leave me alone."

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    He said, "Peace be upon you, I will ask forgiveness for you from my Lord. He has been most kind to me."

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    "I will abandon you and what you call on besides God. I will call on my Lord. I hope that I will not be mischievous in calling upon my Lord."

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    So when he abandoned them and what they serve besides God, We granted him Isaac and Jacob, and We made each a prophet.

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    We granted them from Our mercy, and We made for them a tongue of truth to be heard.

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    Recall in the book Moses; he was loyal, and he was a messenger prophet.

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    We called him from the right side of the mount, and We brought him close to talk with.

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    We granted him from Our mercy his brother Aaron as a prophet.

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    Recall in the book Ishmael; he was truthful to his promise, and he was a messenger prophet.

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    He used to instruct his family with the contact prayer and towards betterment, and his Lord was pleased with him.

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    Recall in the book Enoch; he was truthful, a prophet.

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    We raised him to a high place.

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    Those are the ones whom God has blessed from amongst the prophets from the progeny of Adam, and those We carried with Noah, and from the progeny of Abraham and Israel, and from whom We have guided and chosen. When the signs of the Gracious are recited to them, they fall down prostrating, and in tears.

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    Then generations came after them who lost the contact prayer, and followed desires. They will find their consequences.

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    Except for whoever repents and acknowledges and does good work; they will be admitted to paradise, and they will not be wronged in the least.

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    The gardens of Eden, which the Gracious had promised His servants in the unseen. His promise must come to pass.

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    They will not hear in it any nonsense, only peace. They will have their provi-sion in it morning and evening.

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    Such is paradise that We inherit to any of Our servants who are righteous.

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    "We are not sent except by the command of your Lord. To Him is our present and our future, and all that is in-between. Your Lord was never to forget."

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    "The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is in-between them. So serve Him and be patient in His service. Do you know anything that is like Him?"

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    The human says: "Can it be that when I am dead, I will be brought out alive?"

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    Does the human being not remember that We created him before that and he was nothing at all?

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    By your Lord, We will gather them and the devils, then We will place them around hell on their knees.

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    Then We will drag out from every group which of them was the worst opposition to the Gracious.

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    Then, it is We who are best aware of those who deserve to be burnt therein.

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    Every single one of you must pass by it. This for your Lord is a certainty that will come to pass.

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    Then We will save those who were righteous, and We leave the wicked in it on their knees.

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    When Our clear signs were recited to them, those who rejected said to those who acknowledged: "Which of the two groups of ours is more in authority and more prosperous?"

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    How many generations have We destroyed before them? They had more wealth and more influence.

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    Say, "Whoever is in misguidance, then the Gracious will lead them on." Until they see what they have been promised, either the retribution or the moment. Then they will know who is in a worst place and weaker in power.

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    God increases the guidance of those who are guided. What remains of good is better with your Lord as a reward and a far better return.

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    Did you see the one who rejected Our signs and said, "I will be given wealth and children."

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    Did he look into the future? Or has he taken a pledge with the Gracious?

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    No, We will record what he says, and We will increase for him the retribution significantly.

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    Then We inherit from him all that he said, and he shall come to Us all alone.

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    They have taken gods besides God to bestow them glory.

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    On the contrary, they will reject their service of them and they will be standing against them.

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    Did you not see that We send the devils upon the ingrates to drive them into evil?

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    So do not be impatient; for We are preparing for them a preparation.

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    The day We gather the righteous to the Gracious as a delegation.

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    We drive the criminals to hell as a herd.

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    None will posses intercession, except for he who has taken a pledge with the Gracious.

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    They said the Gracious has taken a son!

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    You have come with a gross blasphemy.

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    The heavens are about to shatter from it, and the earth crack open, and the mountains fall and crumble.

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    That they claimed that the Gracious had a son!

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    What need does the Gracious have to take a son?

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    When all there is in the heavens and the earth will but come to the Gracious as servants.

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    He has encompassed them, and counted them one by one.

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    All of them will come to Him on the day of Resurrection, all alone.

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    As for those who acknowledge and do good works, the Gracious will bestow them with love.

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    Thus We have made this easy in your tongue so that you may give good news with it to the righteous and that you may warn with it the quarrelsome people.

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    How many a generation have We destroyed before them? Do you perceive any of them or hear from them a sound?