O John (Yahyâ)! Take hold of (own) the Book with strength (care), and We granted him the Wisdom while yet a child.
And (We gave him) Love and purity (soul’s cleansing) from Our Presence and he became the owner of Takwâ (piety).
And was the owner of Birr towards his parents and he was not rebellious tyrant.
And peace be on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the Day he is raised to life (resurrected).
And mention (remember) Mary (Maryam) in the Book. She had withdrawn from her family to a place toward the east.
Then she took a veil in seclusion from them. Then We sent to her Our spirit (the Holy Spirit). He appeared to her as a regular man.
(Mary) said: “I seek refuge in the Most Beneficent from you. If you are the owner of piety (no harm would come from you)”.
(He) said: “I am only a Messenger from your Lord that I will grant you a pure boy”.
(She said): “How can I have a son, as no human being has yet touched me, nor have I been unchaste”?
(The Holy Spirit) said: “Just like that”. Your Lord said: “It is easy to me, and that We will make him a sign (miracle) to mankind and a Mercy from Us”. And it is a matter which has already been decreed.
So she conceived him. Then withdrew herself with him to a remote place.
And the pains of childbirth compelled her (to take refuge) to the trunk of a date-palm. (She) said: “Oh, I wish I had died before this, and had been a thing quite forgotten”.
Then a call out to her from below her came: “Do not grieve; surely your Lord has made a stream to flow under you”.
And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you; it will drop on you fresh ripe-dates.