Maryam, Surah Mary (Qur'an: Surat-19-Maryam)
The Noble Qur'an
19/Maryam-1: Keaf, hea, yea, aayn, sead., 19/Maryam-2: Zikru raahmati raabbika aabdahu zakariyyea., 19/Maryam-3: Iz neadea raabbahu nideaan haafiyyea(haafiyyan).
Maryam, Surah Mary (Qur'an: Surat-19-Maryam)
Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem
(This chapter is) a mention (story) of the Mercy of your Lord to His servant Zachariah.
He had called out his Lord (Allah) a call in secret.
(He) said: “Surely I (am weakened) and my bones (too) are weakened and my head (hair) is filled with gray. And, my Lord, I have never been ungrateful in my prayer to You”.
And surely I feared my relatives after me (that they will not behave like me) and my wife is now barren. Therefore give me from Your Presence a Walî (a friend, a helper, a son, an heir).
Who should inherit me and inherit from the family of Jacob and make him, my Lord, one who is Well-Pleased with You.
O Zachariah! Surely We give you the glad tidings of a son, whose name shall be John (Yahyâ). We have not given this name to anyone before.
(Zachariah) said: “My Lord! How shall I have a son when my wife is barren and I myself have reached extreme old age”?
(The angel) said: “Just like that”. Your Lord says: “It is easy to Me, and indeed I created you before, when you were nothing”.
(Zachariah) said: “My Lord! Appoint for me a sign”. (Allah) said: “Your sign is that you will not speak to the people three nights while in sound health”.
So he went forth to his people from Al-Mihrâb (the Shrine), and he revealed to them (he had them hear with his inner voice without speaking) that they should glorify (Allah) night and day.
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 She had withdrawn from her family to a place toward the east.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.
So eat and drink and be contented! Then if you see anybody, say: “Surely I have vowed a fast (not to talk) to the Most-Beneficent, so I shall not speak to anyone today”.
And she came to her people carrying him. (Her people) said: “O Mary! Surely you have done a strange (bad) thing”.
O sister of Aaron! Your father was not a wicked man, nor was your mother an unchaste woman.
Then she pointed to him (baby). (They) said: “How should we speak to one who is a baby in the cradle”?
(Baby) said: “Surely I am a servant of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a prophet”.
And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me the Prayer (As-Salât) and the alms giving (Az-Zakât) so long as I live.
And He has commanded me to be the owner of Birr to my mother and He has not made me an insolent ungrateful.
And peace be upon me on the day I was born, and on the day I die, and on the Day I am raised up to life alive.
Such is Jesus, son of Mary. (He) is the Word of the Truth (Hakk) about which they doubt.
It does not beseem Allah that He should take a son. Glory be to Him! When He decrees a matter, He only says to it “Be”, and it is.
And surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord (as well), therefore become servants to Him! This is Sıratı Mustakîm (The Path directed towards Allah).
After that the sects from among themselves differed. So, woe to those who disbelieve when a great Day will be witnessed.
How clearly We shall let them hear and see (How many a thing they will be made to hear and to see) on the Day when they will come to Us. But the wrong-doers this Day (still) are in a manifest Misguidance.
And warn them of the Day of longing, when the matter shall have been fulfilled; and they are in heedlessness and they do not believe.
Surely We shall inherit the earth and all those who are on it, and to Us they shall be returned.
And mention in the Book Abraham. Surely he was a truthful Prophet (who gave lots of alms, was loyal, and always told the truth).
(Abraham) said to his father: “O my father! Why do you worship what neither hears nor sees, nor does it avail you in the least”?
O my father! Verily there has come to me of the Knowledge that which did not come to you! So depend on me, I shall guide you to Sıratı Seviye (the Smooth Path that delivers to Allah).
O my father! Do not do not be a servant to Satan! Surely Satan turned rebellious against the Most-Beneficent.
O my father! Surely I fear lest a torment from the Most-Beneficent should touch you! In such case you should become a friend of Satan.
(His father) said: “O Abraham! Do you not value my gods? If you do not desist (from this), I will certainly stone you, and depart from me a long while.
(He) said: “Peace be on you! I will ask forgiveness of my Lord for you. Surely He is Ever Most Gracious unto me”.
And I am withdrawing from you and what you call on besides Allah, and I am calling upon my Lord. Maybe I shall not remain ungrateful in calling upon my Lord.
So when he withdrew from them and what they served besides Allah, We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob and each one of them We made a Prophet.
And We granted to them of Our Mercy; and We made them (Abraham and his sons) truthful and exalted on (all) the tongues.
And mention in the Book Moses. Surely he was one utterly purified, and he was a Messenger Prophet.
And We called to him from the right side of Tur (Sinai) and draw him near to Us, so that We could converse with (reveal to) him.
And We granted him his brother Aaron as a Prophet, out of Our Mercy.
And mention Ishmael in the Book (as well). Because he was truthful to his promise, and he was a Prophet Messenger.
And he was enjoining on his family (people) the Prayer and the alms giving (Az-Zakât) and was one who was Well-Pleased with in the presence of his Lord.
And mention in the Book Idrîs (Enoch). Surely he was a loyal Prophet.
And We raised him to a High Station (to Heaven).
These are those on whom Allah has bestowed Blessings, from among the prophets. They are of the offspring of Adam, and of those whom We carried with Noah, and of the offspring of Abraham and Israel, and from among those We delivered to Hidayet and chose. When the Verses of the Most Beneficent were recited to them, they would fall down in prostration and weep.
However, the generation came after them neglected the prayer and followed their lusts (sensual desires), so they will soon meet with “Gayy” (the lowest part of Hell).
Except those who repent, become âmenû (who wish to reach Allah before death) and do improving deeds (the soul’s cleansing). These shall enter Heaven and they will not be wronged in the least.
The Gardens of Eden which the Most Beneficent has promised to His servants while Unseen. Surely that (The Gardens of Eden) is His promise, shall be fulfilled.
They shall not hear therein any nonsense, but only “Peace”, and there is their sustenance morning and evening.
This is Heaven which We shall give as an inheritance to those of Our servants who have been Al-Muttaqûn (the owners of piety, Takwâ).
And we (the angel messengers) do not descend except by the Command of your Lord; to Him belongs whatever is before us and whatever is behind us and whatever is between these, and your Lord is never forgetful (of you).
Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. So become a servant to Him! And be patient in His servant-hood! Do you know any (one) that is named with His name?
And human says: “Shall I truly be brought forth alive when I am dead”?
Does not human think that how We created him before, when he was nothing?
So by your Lord, We will also most certainly gather them and the satans together. Then shall We certainly cause them to be present round Hell on their knees.
Then We will surely extract from every group those of them who were the most rebellious against the Most Beneficent.
Then, We do certainly know best those who deserve most to be exposed to it (Hell).
And there is not one of you but shall arrive to it (hell). This is an absolute decree on your Lord.
Then We will deliver those who have piety and We will leave the wrong-doers on their knees.
And when Our Verses were recited and explained to them, those who disbelieve said to those who believe: “Which of the two parties is more advantageous in station and best in assembly”?
And how many of the generations have We destroyed before them who were better in respect of goods and outward appearance!
Say: “Whoever remains in Misguidance, the Most Beneficent will surely prolong his length of days, until they see what they were promised with, either the torment or the Hour (Doomsday)”. Then they shall know who is more in evil plight and weaker in aid.
And Allah increases the Hidayet those who are in Hidayet. And the ever lasting improving deeds are with your Lord best in recompense and best in return (as well).
Have you, then, seen the one who disbelieves in Our Verses and says: “I shall certainly be given wealth and children”?
Has he gained the knowledge of the Unseen or has he made a covenant in the presence of the Most Beneficent?
By no means! We shall write down what he says and We will lengthen to him the length of the torment.
And We will inherit the things what he says, and he shall come to Us alone (without wealth or children).
And they (idol worshippers) have taken gods besides Allah that they should be to them a source of honor.
By no means! They (idols) shall soon deny their worshipping them, and they shall be adversaries to them.
Do you not see how We send the satans upon the disbelievers, inciting them by incitement?
Therefore be not in haste against them. We only count out to them numbers (of days).
On that Day We shall gather the owners of piety to the Most Beneficent with honor and offerings.
And We shall drive the guilty to Hell thirsty.
None may have the intercession except the one who has taken a covenant from the Most Beneficent.
And they said: “The Most Beneficent has taken a son”.
Certainly you have made (said) an awful thing.
The heavens would almost rupture therefrom and the earth would split open and the mountains would collapse in devastation.
That they ascribed a son to the Most Beneficent.
And it is not suitable for the Most Beneficent that He should take a son.
There is none in the heavens and the earth but shall come to the Most Beneficent as a servant.
He has enumerated them and counted them a full counting individually.
And every one of them will come to Him on the Day of Resurrection alone.
Surely those who believe (become âmenû, who wish to reach Allah before death) and do improving deeds (the soul’s cleansing), Allah will make them those who are loved.
So We have only made it (the Qur’ân) easy in your tongue that you may give glad tidings thereby to the owners of piety and warn thereby a vehemently contentious people.
And how many a generation have We destroyed before them? Do you see any one of them or hear even a whisper of them?
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