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19:1  K. H. Y. ’A. S
19:2  (This is) a resume of the Mercy of your Nourisher-Sustainer: His Abd Zakariyya —
19:3  when he called out his Nourisher-Sustainer — a call in secret
19:4  He said (in invocation): “My Nourisher-Sustainer! Indeed I: the bone has become weak in me and the head had glistened (with white hair) due to extreme of age; and I have not remained, in my invocation to You, my Nourisher-Sustainer — (ever) unblest
19:5  And indeed, I have become afraid of my colleagues (how they behave) after me; and my wife has gone barren (due to age), so bestow for me as from Yourself a successor (who may continue the Mission) —
19:6  who shall inherit me and inherit from the (achievements of the) followers of Yaqub. And make him, my Nourisher-Sustainer, well-pleasing (to You and to me)
19:7  (And Lo! There came an immediate response): "O Zakariyya! Verily We, We give you the glad tidings of a son, his name (will be) Yahya (John). We have not made in his honour before (him, anyone) adopting (this) name.
19:8  He said: “My Nourisher-Sustainer! How can there be to me a son while my wife has become barren (due to age), and indeed I have reached in old age to the extreme?”
19:9  [The angel (please see Verses 3/38-41)] said: “Thus, your Nourisher-Sustainer has said: 'it is, to Me, very easy. And certainly, I have created you before, when you were not anything.'
19:10  (Zakariyya) said: “My Nourisher-Sustainer! Specify to me a sign.” He said: “The sign to you is that you shall not speak to mankind for three nights (inspite of) being healthy.
19:11  Then he came out to his nation from Al-Mihrab. And he directed them in signs and signals that they may glorify (Allah) by the morning and in the evening
19:12  O Yahya! Hold Al-Kitab with firmness. And We bestowed him decisive power while yet a child. [Note that Allah addresses Yahya directly by name. This style is again available in Verse 38/26 when Allah directly addresses Daud. No other Prophet is directly addressed in Al-Kitab by name. The permanent and eternal Manual for mankind, revealed in original to each and every Prophet of Allah has many characteristics specific to itself, not applicable to any other book or literature whatsoever]
19:13  And (made him) sympathetic (to men as a mercy or a grant) from Us and pure and sanctified (from sins) and he was deeply righteous
19:14  and dutiful to his parents and he did not become an arrogant or disobedient (either to Allah or to his parents)
19:15  And Salamun (peace and security) on him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he will be raised up to life (in Resurrection)
19:16  And discuss Maryam through Al-Kitab — when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east
19:17  She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh (angel) and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects
19:18  She said: “Verily I, I seek refuge in Ar-Rahman from you if you are obedient (to Him).”
19:19  (The angel) said: “Certainly, what (is the fact is that) I am a messenger from your Nourisher-Sustainer, so that I may bestow on you (on His behalf) a righteous son.”
19:20  She said: “How can there be to me a son, when no man has touched me and I have not gone unchaste?”
19:21  (The angel) said: “Thus has your Nourisher-Sustainer said: ‘That, to Me, is very easy: and that We may appoint him as a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us,' and the matter is already decreed (in the plan of Allah).
19:22  So she conceived him and she withdrew with him to a far place
19:23  And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of date-palm. She said: “Would that I had died before this, and had been out of sight (and) completely forgotten.
19:24  Then (the angel) called out to her from (a place much) lower down to her, (saying) that: “Grieve not! Surely, your Nourisher-Sustainer has provided underneath you a stream of running water
19:25  And shake towards you the trunk of the date-palm: it (i.e., the tree) will let fall upon you freshly ripened dates. [Please note that the ripening month for the dates is June/July and not December]
19:26  So eat and drink, and cool and satisfy the eye (with the babe), and if you come across any human being, then say: ‘Verily, I have vowed unto Ar-Rahman a fast, so I shall not speak this day to any human being.’”
19:27  So she came with him to her nation — she holds him (in her lap). They said: “O Maryam (Mary)! Surely, indeed you have brought a thing strange and undesirable
19:28  O sister of Harun! Your father was not an impious man and your mother was not unchaste!”
19:29  Then she pointed to him. People said: “How we would talk to that who is a baby in the lap?”
19:30  (The baby Iesa while in the lap of his mother) said: “Verily, I am Abd of Allah. He has delivered unto me Al-Kitab, and He has appointed me a Prophet
19:31  And He has made me blessed, wheresoever I be, and He has enjoined on me Salat and Zakat as long as I lived
19:32  And (He has made me) dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me arrogant (or) strict
19:33  And Salam (peace and protection) is upon me the day I was born, and the day I died, and the day I shall be raised up alive (in Resurrection).”
19:34  Such is Iesa, son of Maryam — (regarding the stages applicable to his personality as a simple human being). (It is) the true statement about which people harbour confusion
19:35  It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He may pick-up or adopt a son. Glorified and Exalted be He (above all that which they relate to Him). When He decreed a matter, then He (only) says to it “Be!” And it comes into existence
19:36  (Iesa also said): “And surely, Allah is Nourisher-Sustainer to me and Nourisher-Sustainer to you. So pay obedience to Him (Alone). This (had been) the Permanent Path.”
19:37  Then the groups differed amongst themselves. So woe to those who disbelieve because of the site of evidence and gathering on the Great Day
19:38  You make them listen and make (them) see the Day they come to Us. But the transgressors, this Day, will be in evident error
19:39  And you give them warning regarding the Day of grief and regrets when the case has been decided while they remain in a state of carelessness, and they do no accept Faith
19:40  Verily We! We, We will inherit the earth and whatsoever is thereon. And to Us, they (all) shall be returned
19:41  And discuss Ibrahim through Al-Kitab. Surely, he was a man of truth, a Prophet
19:42  When he said to his father: “O my loving father! Why do you worship that which hears not and sees not and helps you not in anything
19:43  O my loving father! There has come to me from Al-Ilm that which came not unto you. So follow me, I will guide you to a Balanced Path
19:44  O my loving father! Do not obey Satan. Verily, Satan had been a rebel against Ar-Rahman
19:45  O my beloved father! Surely, I fear lest a torment from Ar-Rahman overtake you and you become an helper to the Satan.”
19:46  (The father) said: “Are you one who feels repulsion against my gods, O Ibrahim? Indeed, if you do not bring this (attitude) to an end, surely I will extern you (chase you out) and leave me free (to remain involved in my gods).
19:47  (Ibrahim) said: “Salamun alaika (Peace be on you)! Soon I will ask forgiveness for you, to my Nourisher-Sustainer. Indeed, He is unto me, ever Most Gracious
19:48  And I detach from you and what you invoke besides Allah. And I shall call on my Nourisher-Sustainer and it is quite probable that I shall not be, with my invocation to my Nourisher-Sustainer, unblest.
19:49  So when he left them and that what they worship besides Allah, We bestowed unto him Ishaque and Yaqub, and all (these) We appointed as Prophet
19:50  And We showered for them out of Our Mercy and We granted for them a tongue full of truth (and a very) high standard (of knowledge)
19:51  And discuss Musa through Al-Kitab. Surely, he was a purified one and he was a Messenger, a Prophet
19:52  And We called him from the side of the blessed Mount and made him draw near to Us for a special communion
19:53  And We bestowed for him, out of Our Mercy his brother Harun, as a Prophet
19:54  And discuss Ismaiel through Al-Kitab. Verily, he was one who speaks the truth regarding a promise, and he was a Messenger, a Prophet
19:55  And he used to enjoin on his family-members and his people As-Salat and the Zakat. And he was, in the sight of his Nourisher-Sustainer, a man liked and appreciated
19:56  And discuss Idris through Al-Kitab. He was man of extreme truth, a Prophet
19:57  And We raised him to a position of highness and honour
19:58  These people (had been) those unto whom Allah bestowed His Grace and Reward from among the Prophets — of the offspring of Adam and those whom We made embark (in the Ark) alongwith Nuh, and of the offspring of Ibrahim and Israiel — and from among those whom We guided and selected. When the Verses of Ar-Rahman were recited unto them, they adopted an attitude of obedience and with tears flowing out (of their eyes)
19:59  Then, appeared after them a posterity who gave up As-Salat and followed (their) vain desires. So, soon they will meet destruction
19:60  except that who repented, and accepted Faith and performed righteous deed. So such people shall enter the Paradise and they will not be wronged in aught
19:61  Gardens, everlasting that which Ar-Rahman has promised His Ibad in the Unseen (world): Verily, His Promise must be brought face to face
19:62  They shall not hear therein any laghw but only salam. And for them is their sustenance therein, morning and evening
19:63  This is the Paradise which We give as inheritance to those of Our Ibad who have been pious and righteous
19:64  And we (angels) descend not except under command of your Nourisher-Sustainer. To Him belongs what is inbetween our hands and what is behind us, and what is between these (two). And your Nourisher-Sustainer is not prone to forgetfulness
19:65  Nourisher-Sustainer to the heavens and the earth and whatever is inbetween these two, so pay obedience to Him; and be constant and patient in paying obedience to Him. Do you know for Him (anyone) having the same attributes
19:66  And a human being will say: 'Whether when I am dead surely, very soon I will be raised up alive?’
19:67  And whether a human being does not remember that We, We created him even before while he was nothing
19:68  So your Nourisher-Sustainer is Witness. Surely We shall gather them and (also) the devils, then We shall bring them round Hell on (their) knees
19:69  Then indeed, We shall drag out from every sect as to who among them (are) more stubborn against Ar-Rahman in obstinate rebellion
19:70  Then verily, We know better who are most worthy for being thrown therein (i.e., in Hell)
19:71  And not from you [(who are mentioned in Verses 19/65-70) would remain outside] but must be one who entered it (i.e., Hell). (This) is unto your Nourisher-Sustainer, a decree, decreed
19:72  After all, We save those who remained righteous (by honestly obeying the teachings in the Scripture). And We shall leave the wrong doers therein on (their) knees
19:73  And when are recited unto them Ayaatuna Bayyinatin, the disbelievers said to those who have Believed: “Which of the groups is better in position and more decent in an assembly?
19:74  And how many a generation have We destroyed before them. They were better in possessions and outward pomp and show
19:75  Say: “Whoever is in error, then surely Ar-Rahman would extend to him a respite until when they saw what they are promised (i.e., ) either the Punishment or the Hour, then soon they will know who is he who is more in danger or evil regarding position, and weaker in forces.
19:76  And Allah increases in guidance those who have adopted guidance. And the enduring righteous deeds are better with your Nourisher-Sustainer for (fetching) reward and better for (allotment of) a resort
19:77  Have you then seen who disbelieved in Ayaatina and said: “Certainly I shall be given wealth and children.”
19:78  Has he become acquainted with the Unseen or has he taken (in advance) from Ar-Rahman, a promise
19:79  Nay! Soon We shall record what he says, and We shall expand for him from the punishment far and wide
19:80  And We shall inherit (from him at his death) whatsoever he talks, and he shall come to Us (all alone) as an individual
19:81  And people have picked up gods besides Allah so that they may become to them a source of honour, salvation and protection
19:82  Nay! Soon (their picked-up gods) will deny about the obedience (being paid) to them and they will become against them as opponents (on the Day of Accountability)
19:83  Have you not marked that We have sent devils imposed upon the disbelievers? They incite them exceeding in incitement (to make them commit sin)
19:84  So make no haste regarding them: certainly what (is a fact is that) We mark for them the count (regarding all the misdeeds committed by them during the life-time specified for this world)
19:85  The Day We shall gather the Muttaqun unto Ar-Rahman as a delegation (being received with honour)
19:86  and We shall drive the Mujrimun to Hell like an ordinary approach
19:87  (Those whom people have picked up as gods besides Allah) have no power to intercede but only that who received in the Presence of Ar-Rahman a commitment. [Nobody is delegated a power to intercede. This is to be an on the spot decision on the Day of Accountability, and the persons will agree, confirm and appreciate the Divine Verdicts]
19:88  And they said: Ar-Rahman has begotten a son. [Many sectarian groups harbour such beliefs and concepts. Jews and Christians belong to pre-Muhammad period while some others belong to the post-Muhammad era]
19:89  Verily, indeed you have brought forth a monstrous (highly blasphemous and evil) utterance
19:90  (Had it been a reality) it was a possibility that the heavens are torn and scattered because of it and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins —
19:91  that they have ascribed for Ar-Rahman a son
19:92  And suits not (the Majesty of) Ar-Rahman that He may beget a son
19:93  (It is) not (so). All who are in the heavens and the earth but comes unto Ar-Rahman as an abd
19:94  Verily, He has kept them under census and has counted them to a full counting
19:95  And all of them must come to Him on the Day of Resurrection as an individual
19:96  Verily, those who have Believed and had performed righteous deeds, soon will Ar-Rahman establish for them love and attachment (for each other)
19:97  So certainly what (is a fact is that) We have made this (Al-Kitab) most easy in your (own) tongue, so that you may give glad tidings thereby to the Muttaqun, and you warn thereby the most quarrelsome nation
19:98  And how many a generation have We destroyed before them! Do you feel (the existence) of any one out of them or hear (even) a whisper related to them