Qur'an Surah Maryam / Mary (Chapter 19)
Translated by Layla Bakhtiar
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In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful.
19:1 Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ayn, Saad.
19:2 A remembrance of the mercy of thy Lord to His servant Zechariah
19:3 when he cried out to his Lord, secretively crying out.
19:4 He said: My Lord! Truly, I—my bones became feeble and my head became studded with grayness of hair and I be not disappointed in my supplication to Thee, O my Lord.
19:5 And, truly, I feared for my defenders after me. And my woman had been a barren woman. So bestow on me from that which proceeds from Thy Presence a protector.
19:6 He will inherit from me and inherit from the family of Jacob. And make him, my Lord, pleasing.
19:7 O Zechariah! Truly, We give thee the good tidings of a boy. His name will be Yahya and We assigned it not as a namesake for anyone before.
19:8 He said: My Lord! How will I have a boy while my woman had been a barren woman and, surely, I reached an advanced old age?
19:9 He said: It is about to be! Thy Lord said: It is insignificant for Me and, surely, I created thee before when thou wast nothing.
19:10 Zechariah said: My Lord! Assign for me a sign. He said: Thy sign is that thou wilt not speak to humanity for three nights, although being without fault.
19:11 So he went forth to his folk from the sanctuary. Then, he revealed to them: Glorify in the early morning dawn and evening.
19:12 O Yahya! Take the Book with strength. And We gave him critical judgment while a lad,
19:13 and Our continuous mercy from that which proceeds from Our Presence and purity and he had been devout
19:14 and pious to ones who are his parents and be not haughty nor rebellious.
19:15 And peace be on him the day on which he was given birth and the day he dies and the day he is raised up, living.
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