ALLAH in the
name of The Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
This is the record of that mercy of your Lord, which
He showed to His bondman Zakaria.
When he called his Lord secretly.
He submitted, 'O My Lord, my bone is weakened and
the flame of oldness appeared from the head. And O
my Lord, I never remained unsuccessful after calling
And I fear my relations after me, and my wife is
barren, then bestow me from Yourself any one who may
take over my work'.
He should be my heir and be the heir of the children
of Yaqub and O my Lord! Make him acceptable'.
'O Zakaria! We give you glad tiding of a son whose
name is Yahya. We have not made anyone of this name
Submitted he, 'O my Lord, from where I shall have a
son when my wife is barren and I have reached the
condition of being emaciated due to old-age'.
He said, 'so it is, your Lord said', that is easy to
Me and indeed I made you before at a time when you
Submitted he, 'O my Lord, give me any sign', He
said, 'your sign is this that you speak not to
people three nights being healthy'.
Then he came out to his people from the mosque and
he beckoned to them, continue glorifying morning and
'O Yahya, (John) hold fast the Book. And We bestowed
him prophet hood in his childhood.
And kind-heartedness from purity and Us. And he was
utmost God fearing.
And was well behaved towards his parents and was not
And peace is on him the day when he was born and the
day, when he will die and the day when he will be
And remember, Maryam in the Book; when she went a
part from her family towards a place in the east.
Then she put a screen away from them, then We sent
Our spiritual towards her, and he appeared before
her in the shape of healthy man.
She said, 'I beg refuge of the Most Affectionate
from you if you are afraid of God'.
He said, 'I am only a messenger of your Lord. That I
may give you a pure son'.
She said, 'from where shall I have a son, no man has
touched me, nor I am an unchaste?
He said, 'so it is, your Lord has said, this is easy
to me', and that We make it a sign for the people
and a mercy from Us, and this matter is already
Now Maryam conceived it, then she went away with him
to a far off place.
Then the pains of the childbirth brought her to the
trunk of a palm-tree. She said, Oh, would that I had
died before this and had become a thing forgotten,
Then one called from underneath her, grieve not
undoubtedly, your Lord has caused to flow a rivulet
And shake towards yourself holding the trunk of the
palm tree, fresh and ripe dates will fall upon you.
Then eat and drink and Cool your eyes; then if you
see any man, then say, 'I have vowed a fast to the
Most Affectionate, so I shall not speak to anyone
Then she brought him to her people taking him in her
lap. They said, 'no 'doubt, you have committed a
very vile thing.'
'O sister of Haroon! your father was not a wicked
man and nor was your mother an unchaste woman.
Then Maryam pointed towards the child. They said,
how could we talk to him who is a baby in the
The baby said, 'I am a bondman of Allah, He gave me
the Book and made me the communicator of unseen news
And he made me blessed wherever I may be and
enjoined on me prayer and poor due (Zakat) so long
as I live.
And dutiful to my mother and not made me vigorous,
And the same peace on me the day I was born and the
day I die and the day I am raised alive.