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Green = Message from Allah/ Messengers
Gold = Sayings of the selected character
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A thick line “____” represents within the same Surah, more references of the selected character.
John - (Yahya)
So the angels called to him while he was standing,
making contact, in the temple enclosure:
“God gives you glad tidings of John, authenticating the word from God, and a master, and steadfast, and a prophet from the upright.”
And Zachariah and John, and Jesus, and Elias;
all were from the upright.
“O Zachariah, We give you glad tidings of a son whose name is John. We have not given that name before to anyone.”
“O John, take the Book with confidence.”
And We gave him authority while in his youth. And tenderness from Us, and purity, and he was ever righteous. And dutiful to his parents, and never was he a disobedient tyrant. And peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day he dies, and the Day he is resurrected alive.
And relate in the Book, Mary, when she withdrew herself from her family to a place which was to the east.
And warn them of the Day of Remorse. When the matter is decided while they are oblivious, and they do not believe.
And recall in the Book, Abraham; he was a man of truth, a prophet.
And recall in the Book, Moses; he was loyal, and he was a messenger prophet.
And recall in the Book, Ishmael; he was truthful to his promise, and he was a messenger prophet.
And recall in the Book, Enoch; he was a man of truth, a prophet.
And Zachariah when he called out to his Lord:
“My Lord, do not leave me without an heir, and You are the best inheritor.”
So We responded to him, and We granted him John, and We cured his wife. They used to hasten to do good, and they would call to Us in joy and in fear. And of Us they were reverent.