Recited by Mishary Al Afasy
019.001 Kaf. Ha. Ya. A'in. Sad.
019.002 A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah.
019.003 When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret,
019.004 Saying: My Lord! Lo! the bones of me wax feeble and my head is shining with grey hair, and I have never been unblest in prayer to Thee, my Lord.
019.005 Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me, since my wife is barren. Oh, give me from Thy presence a successor
019.006 Who shall inherit of me and inherit (also) of the house of Jacob. And make him, my Lord, acceptable (unto Thee).
019.007 (It was said unto him): O Zachariah! Lo! We bring thee tidings of a son whose name is John; we have given the same name to none before (him).
019.008 He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age ?
019.009 He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me, even as I created thee before, when thou wast naught.
019.010 He said: My Lord! Appoint for me some token. He said: Thy token is that thou, with no bodily defect, shalt not speak unto mankind three nights.
019.011 Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary, and signified to them: Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night.
019.012 (And it was said unto his son): O John! Hold fast the Scripture. And we gave him wisdom when a child,
019.013 And compassion from Our presence, and purity; and he was devout,
019.014 And dutiful toward his parents. And he was not arrogant, rebellious.
019.015 Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dieth and the day he shall be raised alive!
019.016 And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East,
019.017 And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man.
019.018 She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if thou art God- fearing.
019.019 He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.
019.020 She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste ?
019.021 He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me. And (it will be) that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained.
019.022 And she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.
019.023 And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught, forgotten!
019.024 Then (one) cried unto her from below her, saying: Grieve not! Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee,
019.025 And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee.
019.026 So eat and drink and be consoled. And if thou meetest any mortal, say: Lo! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.
019.027 Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.
019.028 O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot.
019.029 Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, a young boy ?
019.030 He spake: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet,
019.031 And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive,
019.032 And (hath made me) dutiful toward her who bore me, and hath not made me arrogant, unblest.
019.033 Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!
019.034 Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.
019.035 It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
019.036 And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So serve Him. That is the right path.
019.037 The sects among them differ: but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.
019.038 See and hear them on the Day they come unto Us! yet the evil-doers are to- day in error manifest.
019.039 And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case hath been decided. Now they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not.
019.040 Lo! We, only We, inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and unto Us they are returned.
019.041 And make mention (O Muhammad) in the Scripture of Abraham. Lo! he was a saint, a prophet.
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