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 :: Holy Quran: 19. Maryam

 Surah Name Meaning: Mary
 Revealed at Mecca, Ayat 98

In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful

19:1

 

Kaf. Ha. Ya. 'Ain. Sad.

19:2

 

(This is) a recital of the Mercy of thy Lord to His servant Zakariya.

19:3

 

Behold! he cried to his Lord in secret,

19:4

 

Praying: "O my Lord! infirm indeed are my bones, and the hair of my head doth glisten with grey: but never am I unblest, O my Lord, in my prayer to Thee!

19:5

 

"Now I fear (what) my relatives (and colleagues) (will do) after me: but my wife is barren: so give me an heir as from Thyself,-

19:6

 

"(One that) will (truly) represent me, and represent the posterity of Jacob; and make him, O my Lord! one with whom Thou art well-pleased!"

19:7

 

(His prayer was answered): "O Zakariya! We give thee good news of a son: His name shall be Yahya: on none by that name have We conferred distinction before."

19:8

 

He said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son, when my wife is barren and I have grown quite decrepit from old age?"

19:9

 

He said: "So (it will be) thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: I did indeed create thee before, when thou hadst been nothing!'"

19:10

 

(Zakariya) said: "O my Lord! give me a Sign." "Thy Sign," was the answer, "Shall be that thou shalt speak to no man for three nights, although thou art not dumb."

19:11

 

So Zakariya came out to his people from him chamber: He told them by signs to celebrate Allah.s praises in the morning and in the evening.

19:12

 

(To his son came the command): "O Yahya! take hold of the Book with might": and We gave him Wisdom even as a youth,

19:13

 

And piety (for all creatures) as from Us, and purity: He was devout,

19:14

 

And kind to his parents, and he was not overbearing or rebellious.

19:15

 

So Peace on him the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised up to life (again)!

19:16

 

Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

19:17

 

She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.

19:18

 

She said: "I seek refuge from thee to ((Allah)) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah."

19:19

 

He said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.

19:20

 

She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?"

19:21

 

He said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us':It is a matter (so) decreed."

19:22

 

So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

19:23

 

And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!"

19:24

 

But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): "Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;

19:25

 

"And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.

19:26

 

"So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, 'I have vowed a fast to ((Allah)) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being'"

19:27

 

At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: "O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

19:28

 

"O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"

19:29

 

But she pointed to the babe. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?"

19:30

 

He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

19:31

 

"And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

19:32

 

"(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

19:33

 

"So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!

19:34

 

Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

19:35

 

It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

19:36

 

Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.

19:37

 

But the sects differ among themselves: and woe to the unbelievers because of the (coming) Judgment of a Momentous Day!

19:38

 

How plainly will they see and hear, the Day that they will appear before Us! but the unjust today are in error manifest!

19:39

 

But warn them of the Day of Distress, when the matter will be determined: for (behold,) they are negligent and they do not believe!

19:40

 

It is We Who will inherit the earth, and all beings thereon: to Us will they all be returned.

19:41

 

(Also mention in the Book (the story of) Abraham: He was a man of Truth, a prophet.

19:42

 

Behold, he said to his father: "O my father! why worship that which heareth not and seeth not, and can profit thee nothing?

19:43

 

"O my father! to me hath come knowledge which hath not reached thee: so follow me: I will guide thee to a way that is even and straight.

19:44

 

"O my father! serve not Satan: for Satan is a rebel against ((Allah)) Most Gracious.

19:45

 

"O my father! I fear lest a Penalty afflict thee from ((Allah)) Most Gracious, so that thou become to Satan a friend."

19:46

 

(The father) replied: "Dost thou hate my gods, O Abraham? If thou forbear not, I will indeed stone thee: Now get away from me for a good long while!"

19:47

 

Abraham said: "Peace be on thee: I will pray to my Lord for thy forgiveness: for He is to me Most Gracious.

19:48

 

"And I will turn away from you (all) and from those whom ye invoke besides Allah. I will call on my Lord: perhaps, by my prayer to my Lord, I shall be not unblest."

19:49

 

When he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshipped besides Allah, We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and each one of them We made a prophet.

19:50

 

And We bestowed of Our Mercy on them, and We granted them lofty honour on the tongue of truth.

 

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