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Zachariah - (Zakeriya)



So her Lord accepted her a good acceptance, and made her grow into a good growth, and charged Zachariah with her. Every time Zachariah entered upon her in the temple enclosure, he found provisions with her.


He said:

“O Mary, from where did you get this?”


She said:

“It is from God, for God provides for whom He wishes without reckoning.”


It was then that Zachariah implored his Lord;

he said:

“My Lord, grant me from You a good progeny. You are the hearer of prayer.”


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.”


He said:

“My Lord, how can I have a son when old age has reached me

and my wife is infertile?”


He said:

“It is as such that God does what He pleases.”


He said:

“My Lord, make for me a sign.”


He said:

“Your sign is not to speak to the people for three days except by symbol, and remember your Lord greatly, and glorify at dusk and dawn.”

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And Zachariah and John, and Jesus, and Elias;

all were from the upright.

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A reminder of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zachariah.

When he called out to his Lord secretly.


He said:

“My Lord, my bones have gone frail, and my hair has turned white, and I have never been mischievous in imploring You my Lord. And I fear the kinfolk after I am gone, and my wife is infertile, so grant me from Yourself an ally. To inherit from me, and inherit from the descendants of Jacob. And make him my Lord, well pleasing.”


“O Zachariah, We give you glad tidings of a son whose name is John. We have not given that name before to anyone.”


He said:

“My Lord, how can I have a son when my wife is infertile, and I have reached a very old age?”


He said:

“It is such that your Lord has said. It is an easy thing for Me.  And I had created you before, when you were not a thing.”


He said:

“My Lord, make for me a sign.”


He said:

“Your sign is that you will not speak to the people for three nights consecutively.”


So he went out among his people from the temple enclosure,

and he indicated to them that they should glorify Him at dawn and dusk.


“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.

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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.

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