(Revealed at Mecca - contains 98 verses - 6 sections)

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Section 1

[Maryam 19:1] Kaf-Ha-Ya-A’in-Sad. (* Alphabets of the Arabic language - Allah and to whomever He reveals know their precise meanings.)

[Maryam 19:2] This is the remembrance of the mercy of your Lord upon His bondman Zakaria.

[Maryam 19:3] When he softly prayed to his Lord.

[Maryam 19:4] He submitted, "O my Lord - my bones have become weak and old age shines forth from my head, and O my Lord, I have never been disappointed in my prayer to you."

[Maryam 19:5] "And I fear my relatives after me and my wife is barren therefore bestow upon me from Yourself one who will take up my work."

[Maryam 19:6] "He being my successor and the heir of the Descendants of Yaqub (Jacob); and my Lord, make him a cherished * one." (* Make him a Prophet among the Descendants of Israel.)

[Maryam 19:7] "O Zakaria! We give you the glad tidings of a son whose name is Yahya (John) - before him, We have not created anyone of this name."

[Maryam 19:8] He submitted, "My Lord - how can I have a son whereas my wife is barren and I have reached infirmity due to old age?"

[Maryam 19:9] He (the angel) said, "So it is; your Lord says, ‘This is easy for Me - in fact I created you before this, at a time when you did not exist.’ "

[Maryam 19:10] He said, "My Lord, give me a sign"; He said, "Your token is that you will not speak to people for three nights, although in proper health."

[Maryam 19:11] He therefore emerged upon his people from the mosque, and told them through gestures, "Keep proclaiming the Purity (of your Lord) morning and evening."

[Maryam 19:12] "O Yahya - hold the Book firmly"; and We gave him Prophethood in his infancy. (Prophet Yahya was only 2 years old at that time.)

[Maryam 19:13] And compassion from Ourselves, and chastity; and he was extremely pious.

[Maryam 19:14] And was good to his parents and not forceful, nor disobedient.

[Maryam 19:15] And peace is upon him the day he was born, and the day he will taste death, and the day he will be raised alive.

Section 2

[Maryam 19:16] And remember Maryam in the Book; when she went away from her family to a place towards east.

[Maryam 19:17] So there she screened herself from them; We therefore sent Our Spirit towards her - he appeared before her in the form of a healthy man. (Angel Jibreel – peace be upon him.)

[Maryam 19:18] She said, "I seek the refuge of the Most Gracious from you - if you fear God."

[Maryam 19:19] He said, "I am indeed one sent by your Lord; so that I may give you a chaste son."

[Maryam 19:20] She said, "How can I bear a son? No man has ever touched me, nor am I of poor conduct!"

[Maryam 19:21] He said, "So it is; your Lord has said, ‘This is easy for Me’; and in order that We make him a sign for mankind and a Mercy from Us; and this matter has been decreed."

[Maryam 19:22] So she conceived him, and she went away with him to a far place.

[Maryam 19:23] Then the pangs of childbirth brought her to the base of the palm-tree; she said, "Oh, if only had I died before this and had become forgotten, unremembered."

[Maryam 19:24] (The angel) Therefore called her from below her, "Do not grieve - your Lord has made a river flow below you."

[Maryam 19:25] "And shake the trunk of the palm-tree towards you - ripe fresh dates will fall upon you." (This was a miracle - the date palm was dry and it was winter season.)

[Maryam 19:26] "Therefore eat and drink and appease your eyes; so if you meet any person then say, ‘I have pledged a fast (of silence) to the Most Gracious - I will therefore not speak to any person today.’ "

[Maryam 19:27] So carrying him in her arms, she brought him to her people; they said, "O Maryam, you have indeed committed a great evil!"

[Maryam 19:28] "O sister of Haroon, neither was your father an evil man nor was your mother of poor conduct!"

[Maryam 19:29] Thereupon she pointed towards the child; they said, "How can we speak to an infant who is in the cradle?"

[Maryam 19:30] The child proclaimed, "I am Allah’s bondman; He has given me the Book and made me a Herald of the Hidden (a Prophet)."

[Maryam 19:31] "And He has made me blessed wherever I be; and ordained upon me prayer and charity, as long as I live."

[Maryam 19:32] "And has made me good to my mother and not made me forceful, ill-fated."

[Maryam 19:33] "And peace is upon me the day I was born, and on the day I shall taste death, and on the day I will be raised alive."

[Maryam 19:34] This is Eisa (Jesus), the son of Maryam; a true statement, in which they doubt.

[Maryam 19:35] It does not befit Allah to appoint someone as His son - Purity is to Him! When He ordains a matter, He just commands it, "Be" - and it thereupon happens.

[Maryam 19:36] And said Eisa, "Indeed Allah is my Lord and your Lord - therefore worship Him; this is the Straight Path."

[Maryam 19:37] Then groups among them differed; so ruin is for the disbelievers from the witnessing of a Great Day.

[Maryam 19:38] Much will they listen and much will they see, on the Day when they come to Us, but today the unjust are in open error.

[Maryam 19:39] And warn them of the Day of Regret when the matter will have been decided; and they are in neglect, and they do not accept faith.

[Maryam 19:40] Indeed We shall inherit the earth and all that is on it, and only towards Us will they return.

Section 3

[Maryam 19:41] And remember Ibrahim in the Book; he was very truthful, a Herald of the Hidden (a Prophet).

[Maryam 19:42] When he said to his father, * "O my father - why do you worship one which neither hears nor sees, and cannot benefit you in any way?" (* His uncle Azar.)

[Maryam 19:43] "O my father, indeed a knowledge has come to me which did not come to you - therefore follow me, I will show you the Straight Path."

[Maryam 19:44] "O my father, do not be a bondman of the devil; indeed the devil is disobedient towards the Most Gracious."

[Maryam 19:45] "O my father, I fear that a punishment from the Most Gracious may reach you, so you would become a companion of the devil."

[Maryam 19:46] He said, "What! You turn away from my Gods, O Ibrahim? If you do not desist, I will certainly stone you, and keep no relation with me for a long while."

[Maryam 19:47] So when he had separated from them and what they worshipped other than Allah, We bestowed him Ishaq and Yaqub; and We made each of them a Herald of the Hidden.

[Maryam 19:50] And We gave them Our mercy, and assigned for them a true and high repute.

Section 4

[Maryam 19:51] And remember Moosa in the Book; he was indeed a chosen one, and he was a Noble Messenger, a Herald of the Hidden.

[Maryam 19:52] We called him from the right side of the mountain Tur, and brought him close to reveal Our secret.

[Maryam 19:53] And with Our mercy We bestowed upon him his brother Haroon, a Prophet.

[Maryam 19:54] And remember Ismail in the Book; he was indeed true to his promise and was a Noble Messenger, a Prophet.

[Maryam 19:55] He used to command his people to offer prayer and give charity, and was liked by his Lord.

[Maryam 19:56] And remember Idrees in the Book; he was indeed very truthful, a Prophet.

[Maryam 19:57] And We lifted him to a high position. (Living with soul & body in heaven, after his death.)

[Maryam 19:58] It is these upon whom Allah has bestowed favour among the Prophets, from the descendants of Adam; and from those whom We boarded along with Nooh; and from the descendants of Ibrahim and Israel; and from those whom We guided and chose; when the verses of the Most Gracious were recited to them, they fell down, prostrating and weeping. (* Command of Prostration # 5.)

[Maryam 19:59] And after them came the unworthy successors who squandered prayer and pursued their own desires, so they will soon encounter the forest of Gai in hell.

[Maryam 19:60] Except those who repented and accepted faith and did good deeds - so these will enter heaven, and they will not be deprived * in the least. (* Of their due reward.)

[Maryam 19:61] Everlasting Gardens of Eden, which the Most Gracious has promised to His bondmen in the unseen; indeed His promise will come.

[Maryam 19:62] They will not hear any lewd talk in it, but only Peace; and in it for them is sustenance, every morning and evening.

[Maryam 19:63] It is the Paradise that We will bequeath to those among Our bondmen who remain pious.

[Maryam 19:64] (Said Angel Jibreel to Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon them) "And we angels do not come down except by the command of your Lord; to Him only belongs all that is ahead of us and all that is behind us and all that is between them; and your Lord is not forgetful."

[Maryam 19:65] Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them - therefore worship Him and be firm in His worship; do you know any other of the same name as His?

Section 5

[Maryam 19:66] And says man, "When I am dead, will I soon be brought forth alive?"

[Maryam 19:67] Does not man remember that We created him before this, and he was non existent?

[Maryam 19:68] So by your Lord, We shall assemble them and the devils - all of them - and bring them around hell, fallen on their knees.

[Maryam 19:69] We shall then pick out from every group the one who was most arrogant towards the Most Gracious.

[Maryam 19:70] Moreover, We well know those who most deserve to be burned in hell.

[Maryam 19:71] And there is none among you who shall not pass over hell; this is an obligatory affair, binding upon your Lord. (Allah will make everyone pass over the back of hell - on a thin bridge.)

[Maryam 19:72] We shall then rescue the pious - and leave the unjust in it, fallen on their knees.

[Maryam 19:73] And when Our clear verses are recited to them, the disbelievers say to the Muslims, "Which group has a better home, and a better alliance?"

[Maryam 19:74] And many a generation We did destroy before them, who exceeded them in wealth and pomp!

[Maryam 19:75] Proclaim, "For one in error - so the Most Gracious may give him respite; to the extent that when they see the thing which they are promised - either the punishment or the Last Day; so then they will come to know for whom is the evil rank and whose army is weak."

[Maryam 19:76] And Allah will increase the guidance for those who have received guidance; and good deeds that remain have the best reward before your Lord, and the best outcome.

[Maryam 19:77] So have you seen him who denied Our signs and says, "I shall certainly be given wealth and children?"

[Maryam 19:78] Has he seen the Hidden, or has he made a pact with the Most Gracious?

[Maryam 19:79] Never; We shall now record what he says and give him a prolonged punishment.

[Maryam 19:80] And it is We only Who shall inherit what he says (belongs to him), and he will come to Us, alone.

[Maryam 19:81] And they have chosen Gods besides Allah, so that they may provide them strength!

[Maryam 19:82] Never; soon they will deny ever worshipping them, and will turn into their opponents.

Section 6

[Maryam 19:83] Did you not see that We sent devils upon the disbelievers, so they excite them abundantly?

[Maryam 19:84] So do not be impatient for them (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him); We are only completing their number. * (* The number of days left for them or their evil deeds.)

[Maryam 19:85] On the day when We shall assemble the righteous towards the Most Gracious, as guests.

[Maryam 19:86] And drive the guilty towards hell, thirsty.

[Maryam 19:87] People do not own the right to intercede, except those * who have made a covenant with the Most Gracious. (* The Holy Prophets and virtuous people will be given the permission to intercede. Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him - will be the first to intercede.)

[Maryam 19:88] And the disbelievers said, "The Most Gracious has chosen an offspring."

[Maryam 19:89] You have indeed brought an extremely grave speech!

[Maryam 19:90] The heavens are close to being torn apart by it, and the earth being split asunder, and the mountains succumbing and falling down.

[Maryam 19:91] Due to their ascribing of an offspring to the Most Gracious.

[Maryam 19:92] And it does not befit the Most Gracious to choose an offspring!

[Maryam 19:93] All those who are in the heavens and the earth will come to the Most Gracious as His bondmen.

[Maryam 19:94] He knows their number and has counted each one of them.

[Maryam 19:95] And each one of them will come before Him on the Day of Resurrection, alone.

[Maryam 19:96] Indeed those who believed and did good deeds - the Most Gracious will appoint love for them. (In the hearts of other believers.)

[Maryam 19:97] We have therefore made this Qur’an easy upon your tongue, (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) for you to announce glad tidings with it to those who fear, and warn those who are quarrelsome.

[Maryam 19:98] And many a generation We did destroy before them; do you see any one of them or hear their faintest sound?


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