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19:2  Commemorate the beneficence of your Lord on Zachariah, His devotee
19:3  When he called to his Lord inwardly
19:4  And said: "O my Lord, my bones decay, my head is white and hoary, yet in calling You, O Lord, I have never been deprived
19:5  But I fear my relatives after me; and my wife is barren. So grant me a successor as a favour from Yo
19:6  Who will be heir to me, and heir to the house of Jacob; and make him obedient to You, O Lord."
19:7  "O Zachariah," (it was) said, "We give you good news of a son by name of John.' To none have We attributed the name before."
19:8  "How can I have a son, O Lord" he said, "when my wife is barren and I am old and decrepit?"
19:9  (The angel) answered: "Thus will it be. Your Lord said: 'This is easy for Me; for when I brought you into being you were nothing.
19:10  He said: "O Lord, give me a token." "Though sound," He answered, "you will not talk to any one for three nights running."
19:11  So he came from the chamber to his people, and suggested to them (by signs) to sing the praises of the Lord morning and evening
19:12  (We said:) "O John, hold fast to the Book;" and We gave him wisdom right from boyhood
19:13  And compassion from Us, and goodness. So he was devout
19:14  And kind to his parents, neither arrogant nor disobedient
19:15  So peace on him the day he was born, the day he will die, and the day that he will be raised from the dead
19:16  Commemorate Mary in the Book. When she withdrew from her family to a place in the Eas
19:17  And took cover from them, We sent a spirit of Ours to her who appeared before her in the concrete form of a man
19:18  "I seek refuge in the Merciful from you, if you fear Him," she said
19:19  He replied: "I am only a messenger from your Lord (sent) to bestow a good son on you."
19:20  "How can I have a son," she said, "when no man has touched me, nor am I sinful?"
19:21  He said: "Thus will it be. Your Lord said: 'It is easy for Me,' and that: 'We shall make him a sign for men and a blessing from Us.' This is a thing already decreed."
19:22  When she conceived him she went away to a distant place
19:23  The birth pangs led her to the trunk of a date-palm tree. "Would that I had died before this," she said, "and become a thing forgotten, unremembered."
19:24  Then (a voice) called to her from below: "Grieve not; your Lord has made a rivulet gush forth right below you
19:25  Shake the trunk of the date-palm tree, and it will drop ripe dates for you
19:26  Eat and drink, and be at peace. If you see any man, tell him: 'I have verily vowed a fast to Ar-Rahman and cannot speak to any one this day.
19:27  Then she brought the child to her people. They exclaimed: "O Mary, you have done a most astonishing thing
19:28  O sister of Aaron, your father was not a wicked person, nor your mother sinful!"
19:29  But she pointed towards him. "How can we talk to one," they said, "who is only an infant in the cradle?"
19:30  "I am a servant of God," he answered. "He has given me a Book and made me a prophet
19:31  And blessed me wherever I may be, and enjoined on me worship and zakat for as long as I live
19:32  And be dutiful to my mother. He has not made me haughty or rebellious
19:33  There was peace on me the day I was born, and will be the day I die, and on the day I will be raised from the dead."
19:34  This was Jesus, son of Mary: A true account they contend about
19:35  It does not behove God to have a son. Too immaculate is He! When He decrees a thing He has only to say: "Be", and it is
19:36  (Jesus only said:) "Surely God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. This is the straight path."
19:37  Yet the sectarians differed among themselves. Alas for the unbelievers when they see the Terrible Day
19:38  How keenly would they hear and see when they come before Us then, even though today the evil-doers are lost in palpable error
19:39  Warn them of that day of pining when all matters will have been settled, though they would still be unaware and unbelieving (of the truth)
19:40  Verily We shall inherit the earth and whosoever is on it, and to Us they will return
19:41  Commemorate Abraham in the Book: He was upright, a prophet
19:42  Remember, when he said to his father: "O my father, why do you worship that which can neither hear nor see nor even profit you the least
19:43  O my father, to me has come such knowledge as never came to you. So follow me that I may show you the right path
19:44  Why do you worship Satan, O father? Verily Satan was disobedient to Ar-Rahman
19:45  O my father, I fear lest a punishment from Ar-Rahman should befall you, and you should become a friend of the Devil."
19:46  He said: "Are you averse to my gods, O Abraham? If you do not desist, I shall have you stoned to death. So go away for a while from me."
19:47  He answered: "Peace be on you. I will seek forgiveness of my Lord for you. He has been gracious to me
19:48  I will leave you and those you invoke apart from God, and pray to my Lord. Haply in praying to my Lord I will not be deprived."
19:49  Thus, when he left them and the (idols) they worshipped, We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and made each of them a prophet
19:50  And bestowed on them some of Our blessings, and gave them high renown
19:51  Commemorate Moses in the Book. He was a chosen one, both an apostle and a prophet
19:52  We called him from the right side of the Mount, and brought him close for communion
19:53  And bestowed on him his brother Aaron, a prophet, through Our benevolence
19:54  Commemorate Ishmael in the Book. He was true of his promise, and a messenger, a prophet
19:55  He enjoined on his household worship and zakat, and he was obedient to his Lord
19:56  Commemorate Enoch in the Book. He was a truthful person and a prophet
19:57  And We raised him to an exalted station
19:58  These are (some of) those who were favoured by God among the prophets of the progeny of Adam, and of those We bore in the ark with Noah, and the offspring of Abraham and Israel, and of those We guided and We chose, for they bowed weeping in adoration when the revelations of Ar-Rahman were recited to them
19:59  But they are succeeded by a generation who neglect their devotional obligations and follow only earthly pleasures; but they will reach the wrong road and meet destruction
19:60  Except those who repent and come to believe and do the right. These will enter Paradise and will not be wronged the leas
19:61  In the gardens of Eden promised by Ar-Rahman to His creatures in the unknown (future). Verily His promise will come to pass
19:62  They will hear no vain talk there, but only salutations of peace, and they will have their sustenance morning and evening."
19:63  This is the Paradise those of Our creatures will inherit who take heed and fear the displeasure of God
19:64  "We do not come down," (will the angels say) "but only by your Lord's command." To Him belongs whatever lies before us and behind us, and the space in between. Your Lord does not ever forget
19:65  Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. Therefore worship Him, and be constant in His worship. Do you know any namesake of His
19:66  Yet man says: "When I am dead, will I come to life again?"
19:67  Does man not remember that before We created him he was nothing
19:68  By your Lord, We shall gather them and the devils together, then bring them crawling on their knees around Hell
19:69  We shall pull out of every section those who were most perversely rebellious against Ar-Rahman
19:70  We know best who deserve to be burnt in (the Fire)
19:71  There is not one among you who will not reach it. Your Lord has made this incumbent on Himself
19:72  We shall deliver those who took heed for themselves, and leave the evil-doers kneeling there
19:73  When Our lucid revelations are read out to them, the infidels say to those who believe: "Which of the two groups is better in standing, and whose company is more excellent?"
19:74  How many generations that had far more wealth and ostentation have We laid low before them
19:75  Say: "Ar-Rahman extends the life of those who are astray until they come to realise what had been promised them was either (physical) affliction or (the terror) of Resurrection. Then will they know who is worse in position, and who is weak in supporters
19:76  God gives greater guidance to those who are guided; and good deeds that endure are better with your Lord for reward, and better for consequence
19:77  Have you seen him who denies Our revelations, and says: "I will certainly be given wealth and children."
19:78  Has he peeped into the Unknown, or obtained a promise from Ar-Rahman
19:79  Never so. We shall certainly write down what he says, and prolong the extent of his punishment
19:80  All that he claims will revert to Us, and he will come before Us all alone
19:81  They have taken other gods apart from God that they might be a strength to them
19:82  Never. They will deny their devotion and become their adversaries
19:83  Do you not see that We have set the devils against the infidels to rouse and instigate them
19:84  So, do not be hasty with them. We are counting their number (of days)
19:85  The day We shall usher the righteous before Ar-Rahman like envoys into the presence of a king
19:86  And drive the wicked into Hell like cattle driven to water
19:87  None will have power to intercede for them except one who obtains a promise from Ar-Rahman
19:88  They say: "God has begotten a son."
19:89  You have uttered a grievous thin
19:90  Which would cleave the skies asunder, rend the earth, and split the mountains
19:91  For they have attributed a son to Ar-Rahman
19:92  When it does not behove the Merciful to have a son
19:93  There is no one in the heavens and the earth but comes before Ar-Rahman in all obedience
19:94  He has counted them and calculated their number
19:95  Every one of them will come before Him all alone on the Day of Resurrection
19:96  Surely Ar-Rahman will show love for those who believe and do the right
19:97  So We have made this (Qur'an) easy in your tongue that you may give good news to those who take heed, and warn the people who are contentious
19:98  How many generations have We laid low before them. Do you see any sign of them, or hear the least whisper of them