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Kaf. Ha. Ya. A'in. Saad.
(This is) a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant ‘Zachariah’.
When He made supplication to his Lord with silent voice,
He said: “indeed my bones are weakened, and my head shimmers with gray hair, and I have never been unfaithful in my supplications to you.
I truly fear about my relatives after me, and my wife is barren, so grant me from Your own self an heir,
Who will inherit me and inherit of the ‘Children of Jacob’, and make him, my Lord, well pleasing to you."
(It was said unto him): "O’ ‘Zachariah’, We give you the joyful news of a boy, whose name is ‘John’. Never have We given this name to anyone before him."
He said: “My Lord, how could I have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached extreme old age?"
"So (it will be). Your Lord says; It is easy for Me. Definitely I have created you aforetime, when you were nothing.”
‘Zachariah’ said: "My Lord, give me a sign." He said: "Your sign is that you shall not speak to the people for three consecutive nights."
Then he came out to his people from the sanctuary, and inspired them (through gesture) to celebrate the Praise of their Lord and to declare His divine Glory in the morning and in the evening.
(It was said unto his son): "O’ ‘John’, hold fast the ‘Scripture’." We endowed him with wisdom, even in his adolescence.
(We endowed him with) compassion and purity from Our Own Selves; and he was a pious devotee,
And dutiful toward his parents. He was neither supercilious nor insubordinate.
Peace be upon him the day he was born, the day he will die, and the day he will be raised to life!
Mention, in the Book (the story of) ‘Mary’, when she withdrew in solitude from her family to a place on the eastern province,
Then she took a veil (to cover herself) from them; Then We sent to her Our spirit (Gabriel). Thus he appeared before her in the form of well-proportioned human being.
She said: "indeed, I earnestly seek refuge with the Most Beneficent (God) from you, in case you are of the Pious” (or those who show honor and reverence for Allâh).
(The archangel ‘Gabriel’) said: "I am only a ‘Messenger’ from your Lord, coming to you in order to give you (the joyful news) of a gift (from your Lord), an immaculate son.”
She said: "How can I have a son when no man has touched me, neither have I been lecherous?”
He said: "So (it will be), your Lord said: 'It is easy for Me; and that We may appoint him as a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. It is predestined matter.' "
Then she conceived him; and she withdrew with him to a far place.
The throes of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said: "Oh, I wish I had died before this and had become a thing forgotten, completely forgotten!"
Then he (‘Gabriel’) cried to her from beneath her, saying: "Grieve not! Your Lord has set a runlet at your feet.
Do shake the trunk of the date-palm towards you! It will let fresh, ripe dates fall down upon you.
Eat, drink, and be merry! If it happens that you see any human being, say (through gesture): 'Indeed, I have vowed a fast of silence to the Most Beneficent (God), therefore I shall not speak to any human being this day.' "
Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said: "O ‘Mary’! Verily, you have brought an unpredictable thing.
O’ sister of ‘Harun’, your father was not a sacrilegious, nor was your mother a promiscuous.”
Then she pointed (her finger) at him. They said: "How can we talk to one who is still in the cradle, a little child?”
(‘Jesus’) said: "Verily! I am the servant of Allâh. He has given me the ‘Scripture’; and He has appointed me a ‘Prophet’.
He has made me holy and blissful wherever I may be, has enjoined upon me the prayer and Zakāt ( i.e. the Prescribed Purifying Alms) for as long as I live.
(He has made me) dutiful towards my mother, and He has not made me a supercilious, insubordinate.
Peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I shall die, and the day when I shall be raised to life!”
Such is ‘Jesus, son of Mary’, in the words of the truth, concerning which they have been disputing.
It is not appropriate for (the majestic glory of) Allâh to take to Himself a son. Eternal is he in His Majestic Glory! When He decrees a matter, He only says unto it: "Be," consequently, there it is.
(‘Jesus’) said: "Indeed, Allâh is my Lord and your Lord. Thus, do worship (& venerate) Him (Alone). This is the straight path (i.e. the upright faith)."
Consequently, the sects among them differed. Woe unto those who believe not (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh) from a scene of horrible day.
How clearly they will hear and how clearly they will see on the Day when they come before Us. But those who were grossly unfair and morally wrong will be obviously among the sons of eternal perdition.
Warn them of the Day of compunction and sorrows, when the matter will have been decided, for even now they are in inattentiveness and accept not Allâh into their life.
Verily, it is We alone Who will inherit the earth and whatsoever is thereon; and to Us they will be brought back.
Mention ‘Abraham’ in the ‘Book’, (the ‘Qur'ân’). He was certainly a man of truth, a ‘Prophet’.
He said unto his father: "O’ my father! Why do you worship (& venerate) that which neither hears nor sees, nor can even benefit you in anything?
O’ my father! There has indeed come to me of (divine) knowledge that which came not to you. Thus do follow me, and I will guide you to a straight path.
O’ my father! Worship not ‘Satan’! Indeed, Satan is an insubordinate to the Most Beneficent (Allâh).
O’ my father! I am fearful lest a chastisement from the Most Beneficent (Allâh) would afflict you, and then you would become a supporter (or a follower) of the devil."
His father said: "Have you renounced my deities, O’ ‘Abraham’? If it happens that you desist not, I will definitely stone you (to death). Now get away from me for some while."
He said: "Peace be upon you! I will pray to my Lord so as to forgive you. Indeed, He has been ever gracious to me.
I shall withdraw from you (my father and my people) and from those whom you implore and pray besides Allâh. I will implore and pray to my Lord alone, so that I may not be unfaithful in my supplications to my Lord.
Then, after he had withdrawn from them, and from all that which they were worshiping (& venerating) besides Allâh, We bestowed upon him ‘Isaac’ (a son), and ‘Jacob’ (a grandson). And each of them We made a ‘Prophet’.
We bestowed upon them (many gracious gifts) of Our Mercy; and We granted them true and exalted prominence.
Mention ‘Moses’ in the ‘Book’, (this ‘Qur'ân’). He was faithful devotee of the Lord; and he was a ‘Messenger’ (of Allâh), and a ‘Prophet.
We called him from the right side of ‘Mount Sinai’, and drew him close for communication.
We granted him of Our Mercy, his brother, ‘Aaron’, to be a ‘Prophet’.
Mention ‘Ishmael’ in the ‘Book’. He was True to his word, and was a ‘Messenger’ (of Allâh and) a ‘Prophet’.
He used to enjoin upon his people the Prayer and Zakāt (i.e. the Prescribed Purifying Alms) and was one in whom his Lord was well pleased.
Mention ‘Idrīs’ (‘Enoch’) in the Book. He was certainly a man of truth, a ‘Prophet’.
We raised him to a high station.
Those were the ones upon whom Allâh bestowed His Blessings, from among the ‘Prophets’, from among the descendants of ‘Adam’ and of those whom We carried (in the Ark) with ‘Noah’ , of the descendants of ‘Abraham’ and ‘Israel’, and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the (Holy) ‘Verses’ of the Most Beneficent (Allâh) were recited unto them, they would fall down, prostrating and weeping.
Then, there succeeded them generations who neglected and wasted prayer and pursued (hurtful lusts); so they will face perdition,
Except those who repent, accept Allâh into their life and do righteous good deeds (in this worldly life). Such will enter ‘Al- Jannah’, and they will not be wronged in aught.
(They will be admitted) into ‘Gardens of Eden’, which the Most Beneficent (Allâh) has promised to His servants in the unseen. His promise is ever sure of fulfillment.
They will not hear therein any evil vain talk but only Peace. They will have their sustenance therein, morning and evening.
That is ‘Al-Jannah’ which We cause those of Our servants to inherit who have been Pious.
(‘Gabriel’ explained to ‘Mohammad’): "We, (the ‘Angels’) descend not except by the Command of your Lord. Unto Him belongs what is before us, what is behind us, and what is between these, and your Lord is never forgetful.
(He is) the Lord of the heavens, the earth and all that is between them, so do worship (& venerate) Him (Alone), and be constant and patient in His worship. Do you know of anyone who is eligible for the same Name as He?"
The (impious) man says: "What! When I am dead, shall I then be brought forth alive?"
Is that man incapable of remembering that We created him before when he was nothing?
Thus, by your Lord, We will definitely resuscitate and gather them all together, as well as the devils, and then shall We bring them around ‘Gehenna’ on their knees.
Then We shall pluck out, from every sect of the same belief, the ones who were most insubordinate towards the Most Beneficent (Allâh).
We definitely know best those who are most worthy of being burnt therein.
There is not one of you but will pass over it. That is the inevitable decree of your Lord
We shall deliver those who acted piously toward the Lord, and We will leave in it those who were grossly unfair and morally wrong, humbled on their knees.
When Our ‘Verses’ are recited to them as perspicuous signs, those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) say to those who have placed their in Allâh: "Which of the two groups is more eminent in status, and more magnificent in respect of companions?"
Yet, how many a generation have We utterly destroyed, who had better abundance of valuable possessions and manifestation!
Say: "Whosoever is lost deception, then the Most Beneficent (Allâh) will definitely extend (the rope of deception) to him, until they face what they were threatened with, either the (divine) retribution, or the Inevitable ‘Hour’ . Then they will come to know who is worst in position, and who is weaker in forces.”
Allâh increases in spiritual insight those whom He has already given them the revelation in the knowledge of Him. The righteous- good deeds of everlasting merit are better in the Sight of your Lord for reward, and better in respect of their eventual return.
Then, have you considered the one who disbelieves in Our ‘Verses’ and says (in insolence): "I shall definitely be given wealth and children (in the ‘Hereafter’)?"
Has he obtained knowledge of the unseen, or has he made a covenant with the Most Beneficent (Allâh)?
Nay! We shall assuredly write down what he says; and We shall prolong for him the chastisement extensively.
We will inherit of him what he says, and he will come to us alone.
They have taken (for worship mythological) deities, besides Allâh, in order that they may be a source of power and glory for them.
Nay, but they (-mythological deities-) will deny their worship of them, and will turn against them as opponents (on the Day of Judgment).
Do you not see that We send the devils upon those who lack Faith in Allâh in order to incite them, in persistent manner, to commit sins?
Thus, be in no haste against them, We only count out to them certain specified number (of days).
The Day (will come) when We gather the ‘Pious’ ( or those who show honor and reverence for Allâh/or those who guard themselves against falling into sin and temptation) as honored guests of the Most Beneficent (Allâh),
And will drive the ungodly sinners to ‘Gehenna’ like thirsty beasts.
No one will have the right of intercession except those who have made a covenant with the Most Beneficent (Allâh).
They say: "The Most Beneficent (Allâh) has taken unto Himself a child.”
Indeed you have (in such an assertiveness) brought forth something an outrageous-
The heavens are about to disintegrate, the earth is about to cleave asunder, and the mountains are about to crumble down in ruins –
That they ascribe unto the Most Beneficent (Allâh) a child!
It is not appropriate for (the Majestic Glory of) the Most Beneficent (Allâh) that he should take to Himself a child.
There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes to the Most Beneficent (Allâh) as (an obedient and submissive) servant.
He has indeed enumerated and computed them.
Every one of them will come to Him on the Day of Resurrection, alone.
Indeed, those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism and do righteous acts (in this ‘worldly life’), the Most Beneficent (Allâh) will definitely give them love.
Thus We have made it (-this Qur'ān) easy in your tongue so that you may give joyful news to the Pious ( or to those who show honor and reverence for Allâh/ or to those who guard themselves against falling into temptation or sin) and warn thereby the most antagonistic people.
How many a generation We have utterly destroyed before them! Can you feel (the existence) of a single one of them, or hear any sound of them?
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