1. Kāf, Hā,
Yā, ‘Ayn, êād.
2. [This is] a
mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zechariah
3. When he
called to his Lord a private supplication.
4. He said,
"My Lord, indeed my bones have weakened, and my head has filled with
white, and never have I been in my supplication to You, my Lord, unhappy.
5. And indeed,
I fear the successors after me, and my wife has been barren, so give me from
Yourself an heir
6. Who will
inherit me and inherit from the family of Jacob. And make him, my Lord,
pleasing [to You]."
7. [He was
told], "O Zechariah, indeed We give you good tidings of a boy whose name
will be John. We have not assigned to any before [this] name."
8. He said,
"My Lord, how will I have a boy when my wife has been barren and I have
reached extreme old age?"
9. [An angel]
said, "Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, 'It is easy for Me, for I
created you before, while you were nothing.' "
said, "My Lord, make for me a sign." He said, "Your sign is that
you will not speak to the people for three nights, [being] sound."
11. So he came
out to his people from the prayer chamber and signaled to them to exalt [Allāh] in the morning and afternoon.
12. [Allāh] said, "O John, take the Scripture with
determination." And We gave him judgement [while yet] a boy
affection from Us and purity, and he was fearing of Allāh
14. And dutiful
to his parents, and he was not a disobedient tyrant.
15. And peace
be upon him the day he was born and the day he dies and the day he is raised
mention, [O Muúammad], in the Book [the story of] Mary, when she withdrew from
her family to a place toward the east.
17. And she
took, in seclusion from them, a screen. Then We sent to her Our Angel, and he
represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man.
18. She said,
"Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if
you should be fearing of Allāh."
19. He said,
"I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure
20. She said,
"How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been
21. He said,
"Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, 'It is easy for Me, and We will make
him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already]
22. So she
conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a remote place.
23. And the
pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, "Oh,
I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten."
24. But he
called her from below her, "Do not grieve; your Lord has provided beneath
you a stream.
25. And shake
toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates.
26. So eat and
drink and be contented. And if you see from among humanity anyone, say,
'Indeed, I have vowed to the Most Merciful abstention, so I will not speak
today to [any] man.' "
27. Then she
brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, "O Mary, you have
certainly done a thing unprecedented.
28. O sister of
Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste."
29. So she
pointed to him. They said, "How can we speak to one who is in the cradle a
said, "Indeed, I am the servant of Allāh.
He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet.
31. And He has
made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and zakāh as long
as I remain alive
32. And [made
me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant.
33. And peace
is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised
34. That is
Jesus, the son of Mary – the word of truth about which they are in dispute.
35. It is not
[befitting] for Allāh to take a son; exalted is
He! When He decrees an affair, He
only says to it, "Be," and it is.
said], "And indeed, Allāh is my Lord and
your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path."
37. Then the
factions differed [concerning Jesus] from among them, so woe to those who
disbelieved – from the scene of a tremendous Day.
[clearly] they will hear and see the Day they come to Us, but the wrongdoers
today are in clear error.
39. And warn
them, [O Muúammad], of the Day of Regret, when the matter will be concluded;
and [yet], they are in [a state of] heedlessness, and they do not believe.
40. Indeed, it
is We who will inherit the earth and whoever is on it, and to Us they will be
41. And mention
in the Book [the story of] Abraham. Indeed, he was a man of truth and a
when he said to his father, "O my father, why do you worship that which
does not hear and does not see and will not benefit you at all?
43. O my
father, indeed there has come to me of knowledge that which has not come to
you, so follow me; I will guide you to an even path.
44. O my
father, do not worship Satan. Indeed Satan has ever been, to the Most Merciful,
45. O my
father, indeed I fear that there will touch you a punishment from the Most
Merciful so you would be to Satan a companion [in Hellfire]."
father] said, "Have you no desire for my gods, O Abraham? If you do not desist, I will surely
stone you, so avoid me a prolonged time."
said, "Peace will be upon you. I will ask forgiveness for you of my
Lord. Indeed, He is ever gracious
48. And I will
leave you and those you invoke other than Allāh
and will invoke my Lord. I expect that I will not be in invocation to my Lord
49. So when he
had left them and those they worshipped other than Allāh,
We gave him Isaac and Jacob, and each [of them] We made a prophet.
50. And We gave
them of Our mercy, and we made for them a reputation of high honor.
51. And mention
in the Book, Moses. Indeed, he was chosen, and he was a messenger and a
52. And We
called him from the side of the mount at [his] right and brought him near,
confiding [to him].
53. And We gave
him out of Our mercy his brother Aaron as a prophet.
54. And mention
in the Book, Ishmael. Indeed, he
was true to his promise, and he was a messenger and a prophet.
55. And he used
to enjoin on his people prayer and zakāh and was to his Lord pleasing.
56. And mention
in the Book, Idrees. Indeed, he was a man of truth and a prophet.
57. And We
raised him to a high station.
58. Those were
the ones upon whom Allāh bestowed favor from among
the prophets of the descendants of Adam and of those We carried [in the ship]
with Noah, and of the descendants of Abraham and Israel, and of those whom We
guided and chose. When the verses
of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and
59. But there
came after them successors who neglected prayer and pursued desires; so they
are going to meet evil –
those who repent, believe and do righteousness; for those will enter Paradise
and will not be wronged at all.
are] gardens of perpetual residence which the Most Merciful has promised His
servants in the unseen. Indeed, His promise has ever been coming.
62. They will
not hear therein any ill speech – only [greetings of] peace – and they will
have their provision therein, morning and afternoon.
63. That is
Paradise, which We give as inheritance to those of Our servants who were
fearing of Allāh.
said], "And we [angels] descend not except by the order of your Lord. To
Him belongs that before us and that behind us and what is in between. And never is your Lord forgetful –
65. Lord of the
heavens and the earth and whatever is between them – so worship Him and have
patience for His worship. Do you
know of any similarity to Him?"
66. And the
disbeliever says, "When I have died, am I going to be brought forth
67. Does man
not remember that We created him before, while he was nothing?
68. So by your
Lord, We will surely gather them and the devils; then We will bring them to be
present around Hell upon their knees.
69. Then We
will surely extract from every sect those of them who were worst against the
Most Merciful in insolence.
surely it is We who are most knowing of those most worthy of burning therein.
71. And there
is none of you except he will come to it. This is upon your Lord an
72. Then We
will save those who feared Allāh and leave the
wrongdoers within it, on their knees.
73. And when
Our verses are recited to them as clear evidences, those who disbelieve say to
those who believe, "Which of [our] two parties is best in position and
best in association?"
74. And how
many a generation have We destroyed before them who were better in possessions
and [outward] appearance?
"Whoever is in error – let the Most Merciful extend for him an extension
[in wealth and time] until, when they see that which they were promised – either
punishment [in this world] or the Hour [of resurrection] – they will come to
know who is worst in position and weaker in soldiers."
76. And Allāh increases those who were guided, in guidance,
and the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for
77. Then, have
you seen he who disbelieved in Our verses and said, "I will surely be
given wealth and children [in the next life]?"
78. Has he
looked into the unseen, or has he taken from the Most Merciful a promise?
79. No! We will
record what he says and extend for him from the punishment extensively.
80. And We will
inherit him [in] what he mentions, and he will come to Us alone.
81. And they
have taken besides Allāh [false] deities that
they would be for them [a source of] honor.
82. No! Those "gods" will deny their
worship of them and will be against them opponents [on the Day of Judgement].
83. Do you not
see that We have sent the devils upon the disbelievers, inciting them to [evil]
with [constant] incitement?
84. So be not
impatient over them. We only count out to them a [limited] number.
85. On the Day
We will gather the righteous to the Most Merciful as a delegation
86. And will
drive the criminals to Hell in thirst
87. None will
have [power of] intercession except he who had taken from the Most Merciful a
88. And they
say, "The Most Merciful has taken [for Himself] a son."
89. You have
done an atrocious thing.
90. The heavens
almost rupture therefrom and the earth splits open and the mountains collapse
91. That they
attribute to the Most Merciful a son.
92. And it is
not appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son.
93. There is no
one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a
94. He has
enumerated them and counted them a [full] counting.
95. And all of
them are coming to Him on the Day of Resurrection alone.
those who have believed and done righteous deeds – the Most Merciful will
appoint for them affection.
97. So, [O
Muúammad], We have only made Qur’ān easy in the Arabic language that you may
give good tidings thereby to the righteous and warn thereby a hostile people.
98. And how many have We destroyed before them of
generations? Do you perceive of them anyone or hear from them a sound?