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19:1  Kaf Ha Ya Ayn Sa
19:2  This is an account of your Lords mercy bestowed upon His servant Zachariah
19:3  when he called upon his Lord in low tones, saying
19:4  Lord, my bones have weakened and my head has turned hoary with age, but never, Lord, have I been disappointed in my prayer to you
19:5  now I fear my kinsmen when I am gone. [I have no hope of their continuing my mission] for my wife is barren, so grant me a successor from Yourself
19:6  to be my heir and to be the heir [of the blessings] of the House of Jacob; and make him, O my Lord, acceptable to you
19:7  Zachariah, We bring you good news of a son whose name shall be John. We have not given such a name to anyone before
19:8  My Lord! [said Zachariah], How shall I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached such extreme old age
19:9  He said, It will be so! Your Lord says, It is easy for Me for I created you when you were nothing before
19:10  He said, My Lord, grant me a sign! He said, Your sign will be that you will not speak to anyone for three successive days and nights, although sound in body
19:11  Then Zachariah came forth from the shrine to his people and told them by signs to glorify the Lord morning and evening
19:12  To John We said, Hold fast the Book, and while he was still a child, We bestowed upon him wisdom
19:13  and tenderness [of heart] and purity. He was pious
19:14  and dutiful towards his parents and was not haughty or disobedient
19:15  Peace be on him on the day of his birth, and on the day of his death, and peace will be on him on the day he is raised up to life again
19:16  Recount in the Book how Mary withdrew from her people to an eastern plac
19:17  and kept herself in seclusion from them. We sent her Our angel, who presented himself to her as a full-grown human being
19:18  When she saw him, she said, I seek refuge in the compassionate God from you; [do not come near] if you fear the Lord
19:19  I am only the messenger of your Lord, he replied. I shall bestow upon you the gift of a son endowed with purity
19:20  She said, How can I have a son when no man has touched me; and neither have I been unchaste
19:21  [The angel] replied, So shall it be; your Lord says, This is easy for Me; and We shall make him a sign to people and a blessing, from Us. This has been decreed
19:22  So she conceived him and withdrew with him to a distant place
19:23  The pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said, Oh, if only I had died before this and passed into oblivion
19:24  But a voice called out to her from below, Do not despair. Your Lord has provided a brook that runs at your feet
19:25  and if you shake the trunk of this palm-tree, it will drop fresh ripe dates on you
19:26  Eat and drink and rejoice. And if you see any human being say, I have vowed a fast [of silence] to the Gracious God, and will not speak with any human being today
19:27  Carrying her child, she brought him to her people. They said, O Mary, you have indeed done something terrible
19:28  Sister of Aaron, your father was not an evil man, nor was your mother an unchaste woman
19:29  She pointed to the child. They said, How shall we talk to someone who is a child in the cradle
19:30  [But] he said, I am God's servant. He has given me the Book and made me a prophet
19:31  He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving throughout my life
19:32  He has made me dutiful toward my mother, and He has not made me arrogant or wicked
19:33  Blessed was I on the day I was born, and blessed I shall be on the day I die and on the day I am raised to life again
19:34  Such was Jesus, the son of Mary. That is the whole truth, about which they still dispute
19:35  it does not befit the majesty of God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! He is far above that: when He decrees something, He says only, Be! and it is
19:36  God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him alone. That is the right path
19:37  Yet different groups differed among themselves. How awful it will be for those who have rejected the truth when a dreadful Day arrives
19:38  How sharp of hearing, how sharp of sight they will be when they come to Us. But today, these evil-doers are obviously lost in error
19:39  Warn them of [the coming of] the Day of Remorse, when everything will have been decided, while they are heedless and do not believe
19:40  It is We who will inherit the earth and all who dwell upon it: they shall all return to Us
19:41  Also recount the story of Abraham in the Book. He was a man of truth, and a prophet
19:42  He said to his father, Why do you worship something that can neither hear nor see nor benefit you in any way
19:43  Father, I have been given some knowledge which has not come to you, so follow me: I shall guide you along a straight path
19:44  Father! Do not worship Satanfor, truly, Satan is a rebel against the Most Gracious One
19:45  Father, indeed I fear lest a punishment from the Gracious One afflict you, and you become a friend of Satan
19:46  [His father] said, Do you reject my deities, Abraham? If you do not desist, I shall surely stone you to death. Keep out of my way
19:47  Abraham replied, Peace be on you: I will pray to my Lord for your forgiveness He has indeed been gracious to m
19:48  I will separate myself from you and from whatever you call upon besides God, and I will pray only to my Lord. It may well be that, in calling on my Lord, I will not be disappointed
19:49  So when he had separated himself from them and from what they worshipped besides God, We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We made each of them a prophet
19:50  We granted them Our mercy and bestowed on them true and high renown
19:51  Tell also of Moses in the Book. He was indeed a chosen one, and was a messenger and a prophet
19:52  We called out to him from the right side of the mount and made him draw near to be in close communion with Us
19:53  and We gave him as his helper, out of Our mercy, his brother Aaron, having made him a prophet
19:54  Tell also of Ishmael in the Book. He was true to his promise and was a messenger and a prophet
19:55  He exhorted his people to prayer and almsgiving, and his Lord was pleased with him
19:56  Tell also of Idris in the Book. He was a man of truth and a prophet
19:57  We raised him to a high position
19:58  These are the ones whom God has favoured: the prophets from among the descendants of Adam and of those whom We carried in the Ark with Noah; the descendants of Abraham, of Israel, and of those whom We have guided and chosen. For when the revelations of the Merciful were recited to them, they fell down, prostrating themselves and weeping
19:59  But then they were succeeded by generations who neglected their prayers and were driven by their own desires. They will assuredly meet with destruction
19:60  except for those who repent and believe and do good deeds. These will enter Heaven, and they will not be wronged in the least
19:61  Theirs shall be the Gardens of Eden, which the All Merciful has promised to His servants without their having seen them, and most surely His promise shall be fulfilled
19:62  They will not hear therein anything vain, only greetings of peace. They will receive their provision there morning and evening
19:63  That is the Garden which We will grant to those of Our servants who have been God-fearing
19:64  We never descend except at your Lords command. What is before us and behind us and all that lies between belong to Him. Your Lord is not forgetful
19:65  He is the Lord of the heavens and of the earth and of all that is between the two. So worship Him alone and be steadfast in His worship. Do you know of anyone equal to Him in His attributes
19:66  Man asks, When I am once dead, shall I be raised to life
19:67  But does man not remember that We created him when he was nothing before
19:68  By your Lord, We shall most surely gather them and the devils too; and bring them close to hell on their knees
19:69  Then We shall carry off from every group those who were most stubborn in their opposition to the Gracious On
19:70  We surely know best those most deserving of the fires of hel
19:71  and there is not one of you but shall pass through it: a decree from your Lord which must be fulfilled
19:72  Then We shall save those who feared God, but the wrongdoers shall be left there on their knees
19:73  When Our clear revelations are recited to them, those who deny the truth say to the faithful, Which of the two sides is better in respect of position and makes a more impressive assembly
19:74  We have destroyed so many generations before them, who surpassed them in material power and splendour
19:75  Say, The Gracious One grants respite for a time to those who are in error until, when they are confronted with what they are promised, either in punishment [in the world] or in [the approach of] the Hour, they will realize who is worse in respect of position and who is weaker in resources
19:76  God increases His guidance to those who follow guidance; and lasting good works are better in the sight of your Lord and are most rewarding
19:77  Have you seen him who denies the truth in Our revelations and says, I shall certainly be given wealth and children
19:78  Has he looked to the unseen, or has he made a pledge to the Merciful One
19:79  Indeed not. We shall record what he says and shall prolong the punishment for him
19:80  We shall inherit all that he boasts of, and he will come to Us all alone
19:81  They have taken other deities besides God, so that they may be a source of strength for them
19:82  But they shall reject their worship and turn against them
19:83  Do you not see that We have appointed devils to incite those who deny the truth to disobedience
19:84  So take no hasty action against them; their days are numbered
19:85  The Day will surely come when We shall gather the God-fearing like [honoured] guests before the Compassionate Go
19:86  and We shall drive the sinful like a thirsty herd into Hell
19:87  No one will have power to intercede, except for those who have permission from the Lord of Mercy
19:88  They say, The Gracious One has begotten a son
19:89  Assuredly, you have uttered a monstrous falsehood
19:90  the heavens might well-nigh burst thereat, and the earth break asunder, and the mountains fall down in pieces
19:91  because they ascribe a son to the Gracious One
19:92  It does not become the majesty of the Compassionate God to take to Himself a son
19:93  there is none in the heavens or on the earth but shall return to the Merciful in utter submissio
19:94  He has counted them and numbered them precisel
19:95  each one of them shall come to Him one by one on the Day of Judgement
19:96  The Lord of Mercy will bestow affection upon those who believe and perform righteous deeds
19:97  We have made it [the Quran] easy, in your own language [Prophet], so that you may convey glad news to the righteous and give warning to a stubborn people
19:98  How many generations We have destroyed before them! Can you find a single one of them alive now, or hear so much as a whisper from them