Al-Qur'an Surat Al 'Imran (The House of Imran)
Selected Ayats 42-64
3:42 AND LO! The angels said: "O Mary! Behold, God has elected thee and made thee pure, and raised thee above all the women of the world.
3:43 O Mary! Remain thou truly devout unto thy Sustainer, and prostrate thyself in worship, and bow down with those who bow down [before Him]."
3:44 This account of something that was beyond the reach of thy perception We [now] reveal unto thee:  for thou wert not with them when they drew lots as to which of them should be Mary's guardian,  and thou wert not with them when they contended [about it] with one another.
3:45 Lo! The angels said: "O Mary! Behold, God sends thee the glad tiding, through a word from Him, [of a son] who shall become known as the Christ  Jesus, son of Mary, of great honor in this world and in the life to come, and [shall be] of those who are drawn near unto God.
3:46 And he shall speak unto men in his cradle,  and as a grown man, and shall be of the righteous."
3:47 Said she: "O my Sustainer! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?" [The angel] answered: "Thus it is: God creates what He wills  when He wills a thing to be, He but says unto it, 'Be' - and it is.
3:48 And he will impart unto thy son  revelation, and wisdom, and the Torah, and the Gospel,
3:49 and [will make him] an apostle unto the children of Israel ."  "I HAVE COME unto you with a message from your Sustainer. I shall create for you out of clay, as it were, the shape of [your] destiny, and then breathe into it, so that it might become [your] destiny by God's leave;  and I shall heal the blind and the leper, and bring the dead back to life by God's leave;  and I shall let you know what you may eat and what you should store up in your houses.  Behold, in all this there is indeed a message for you, if you are [truly] believers.
3:50 "And [I have come] to confirm the truth of whatever there still remains  of the Torah, and to make lawful unto you some of the things which [aforetime] were forbidden to you. And I have come unto you with a message from your Sustainer; remain, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me.
3:51 "Verily, God is my Sustainer as well as your Sustainer; so worship Him [alone]: this is a straight way."
3:52 And when Jesus became aware of their refusal to acknowledge the truth,  he asked: "Who will be my helpers in God's cause?" The white-garbed ones  replied: "We shall be [thy] helpers [in the cause] of God! We believe in God: and bear thou witness that we have surrendered ourselves unto Him!
3:53 O our Sustainer! We believe in what Thou hast bestowed from on high, and we follow this Apostle; make us one,  then, with all who bear witness [to the truth]!"
3:54 And the unbelievers schemed [against Jesus];  but God brought their scheming to naught: for God is above all schemers.
3:55 Lo! God said: "O Jesus! Verily, I shall cause thee to die, and shall exalt thee unto Me, and cleanse thee of [the presence of] those who are bent on denying the truth; and I shall place those who follow thee [far] above those who are bent on denying the truth, unto the Day of Resurrection. In the end, unto Me you all must return, and I shall judge between you with regard to all on which you were wont to differ. 
3:56 "And as for those who are bent on denying the truth, I shall cause them to suffer a suffering severe in this world and in the life to come, and they shall have none to succor them;
3:57 whereas unto those who attain to faith and do good works He will grant their reward in full: for God does not love evildoers."
3:58 THIS MESSAGE do We convey unto thee, and this tiding full of wisdom: 
3:59 Verily, in the sight of God, the nature of Jesus is as the nature of Adam, whom He created out of dust and then said unto him, "Be" - and he is. 
3:60 [This is] the truth from thy Sustainer; be not, then, among the doubters!
3:61 And if anyone should argue with thee about this [truth] after all the knowledge that has come unto thee, say: "Come! Let us summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves; and then let us pray [together] humbly and ardently, and let us invoke God's curse upon those [of us] who are telling a lie." 
3:62 Behold, this is indeed the truth of the matter, and there is no deity whatever save God; and, verily, God - He alone - is almighty, truly wise.
3:63 And if they turn away [from this truth] - behold, God has full knowledge of the spreaders of corruption.
3:64 Say: "O followers of earlier revelation! Come unto that tenet which we and you hold in common:  that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall not ascribe divinity to aught beside Him, and that we shall not take human beings for our lords beside God."  And if they turn away, then say: "Bear witness that it is we who have surrendered ourselves unto Him."
Source: IslamiCity/The Message of The Qur'an - Muhammad Asad
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