Sura Maryam (Mary)
Sheikh / Mahmoud AlHosary

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    19:1 Kaf. Ha. Ya. Ain. Sad.

    19:2-6 A mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zachariah. When he cried to his Lord, a cry in secret, saying: My Lord! Lo! The bones of me wax feeble and my head is shining with grey hair, and I have never been unblessed in prayer to You, my Lord. Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me, since my wife is barren. Oh, give me from You a successor, who shall inherit of me and inherit (also) of the house of Jacob. And make him, my Lord, acceptable (to You).

    19:7-9 (It was said to him): O Zachariah! Lo! We bring you tidings of a son whose name is John; We have given the same name to none before (him). He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age? He said: So (it will be). Your Lord says: It is easy for Me, even as I created you before, when you were nothing.

    19:10-11 He said: My Lord! Appoint for me some sign. He said: Your sign is that you, with no bodily defect, shall not speak to people three nights. Then he came forth to his people from the sanctuary, and signified to them: Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night.

    19:12-15 (And it was said to his son): O John! Hold the Scripture. And We gave him wisdom when he was only a child. And compassion from Us, and purity; and he was devout, and dutiful toward his parents. And he was not arrogant, rebellious. Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dies and the day he shall be raised alive!

    19:16-21 And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking east, and had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent to her Our spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from you, if you are God fearing. He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord that I may bestow on you a faultless son. She said: How can I have a son when no mortal has touched me, neither have I been unchaste! He said: So (it will be). Your Lord says: It is easy for Me. And (it will be) that We may make of him a revelation for people and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained.

    19:22-26 And she, conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a place. And the pangs of childbirth drove her to the trunk of the palm tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of nonexistence, forgotten! Then (one) cried to her from below her, saying: Grieve not! Your Lord has placed a rivulet beneath you, and shake the trunk of the palm tree toward you, you will cause ripe dates to fall upon you. So eat and drink and be consoled. And if you meet any mortal, say: Lo! I have vowed a fast to the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.

    19:27-33 Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! You have come with an amazing thing. Oh sister of Aaron! Your father was not a wicked man nor was your mother a harlot. Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, a young boy? He spoke: Lo! I am the slave of God. He has given me the Scripture and has appointed me a Prophet, and has made me blessed wherever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive, and (has made me) dutiful toward her who bore me, and has not made me arrogant, unblessed. Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!

    19:34 Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.

    19:35-36 It befits not (the Majesty of) God that He should take to Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decrees a thing, He says to it only: Be! And it is. And lo! God is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. That is the right path.

    19:37-40 The sects among them differ: but woe to the disbelievers from the meeting of an Awful Day. See and hear them on the Day they come to Us! Yet the evildoers are today in error manifest. And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case has been decided. Now they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not. Lo! We inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and to Us they are returned.

    19:41-50 And make mention (O Muhammad) in the Scripture of Abraham. Lo! He was sure of faith, a Prophet. When he said to his father: O my father! Why do you worship that which neither hears, not nor sees, nor can avail you in anything? O my father! Lo! There has come to me of knowledge that which came not to you. So follow me, and I will lead you on a right path. O my father! Worship not Satan. Lo! Satan is a rebel to the Beneficent. O my father! Lo! I fear lest a punishment from the Beneficent should overtake you so that you become a comrade of Satan. He said: Reject you my gods, O Abraham? If you cease not, I shall surely stone you. Depart from me a long while! He said: Peace be to you! I shall ask forgiveness of my Lord for you. Lo! He is ever gracious to me. I shall withdraw from you and that to which you pray beside God, and I shall pray to my Lord. It may be that, in prayer to my Lord, I shall not be unblessed. So, when he had withdrawn from them and that which they were worshipping beside God. We gave him Isaac and Jacob. Each of them We made a Prophet. And We gave them of Our mercy, and bestowed upon them lofty and true praise.

    19:51-53 And make mention in the Scripture of Moses. Lo! He was chosen, and he was a Messenger (of God), a Prophet. We called him from the right slope of the Mount, and brought him near in communion. And We bestowed upon him of Our mercy his brother Aaron, a Prophet (likewise).

    19:54-55 And make mention in the Scripture of Ishmael. Lo! He was a keeper of his promise, and he was a Messenger, (of God) a Prophet. He enjoined upon his people worship and almsgiving, and was acceptable in the sight of his Lord.

    19:56-57 And make mention in the Scripture of Idris. Lo! He was a sure of faith, a Prophet; and We raised him to high station.

    19:58 These are they to whom God showed favor from among the Prophets, of the seed of Adam and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Noah, and of the seed of Abraham and Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the revelations of the Beneficent were recited to them, they fell down, adoring and weeping.

    19:59-63 Now there has succeeded them a later generation who have ruined worship and have followed lusts. But they will meet deception. Except him who shall repent and believe and do right. Such will enter the Garden and they will not be wronged in anything. Gardens of Eden, which the Beneficent has promised to His slaves in the Unseen. Lo! His promise is ever sure of fulfillment – They hear therein no idle talk, but only Peace; and therein they have food for morn and evening. Such is the Garden, which We cause the devout among Our bondmen to inherit.

    19:64-65 We (angels) come not down except by commandment of your Lord. To Him belongs all that is before us and all that is behind us and all that is between those two, and your Lord was never forgetful – Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them! Therefore, worship Him and be patient in His worship. Know you one that can be named along with Him?

    19:66-67 And man says: When I am dead, shall I forsooth be brought forth alive? Does not man remember that We created him before, when he was nothing?

    19:68-70 And, by your Lord, verily We shall assemble them and the satans, then We shall bring them, crouching, around Hell. Then We shall pluck out from every sect whichever of them was most stern in rebellion to the Beneficent. And surely We are Best Aware of those most worthy to be burned therein.

    19:71-72 There is not one of you but shall approach it. That is a fixed ordinance of your Lord. Then We shall rescue those who kept from evil, and leave the evildoers crouching there.

    19:73-75 And when Our clear revelations are recited to them those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Which of the two parties (yours or ours) is better in position, and more imposing as an army? How many a generation have We destroyed before them, who were more imposing in respect of gear and outward seeming! Say: As for him who is in error, the Beneficent will verily prolong his span of life until, when they behold that which they were promised, whether it be punishment (in the world), or the Hour (of Judgment), they will know who is worse in position and who is weaker as, an army.

    19:76 God increases in right guidance those who walk aright, and the good deeds, which endure are better in your Lord's sight for reward, and better for resort.

    19:77-80 Have you seen him who disbelieves in Our revelations and says: Assuredly I shall be given wealth and children! Has he perused the Unseen, or has he made a pact with the Beneficent? Nay, but We shall record that which he says and prolong for him a span of torment. And We shall inherit from him that whereof he spoke, and he will come to Us, alone (without his wealth and children).

    19:81-84 And they have chosen (other) gods beside God that they may be a power for them. Nay, but they will deny their worship of them, and become opponents to them. See you not that We have sent the satans on the disbelievers to confound them with confusion? So make no haste against them (O Muhammad). We do but number to them a sum (of days).

    19:85-87 On the Day when We shall gather the righteous to the Beneficent, a goodly company. And drive the guilty to Hell, a weary herd; they will have no power of intercession, except him who has made a covenant with his Lord.

    19:88-92 And they say: The Beneficent has taken to Himself a son. Assuredly you utter a disastrous thing, whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall in ruins, that you ascribe to the Beneficent a son, when it is not appropriate for (the Majesty of) the Beneficent that He should choose a son.

    19:93-96 There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes to the Beneficent as a slave. Verily He knows them and numbers them with (right) numbering. And each one of them will come to Him on the Day of Resurrection, alone. Lo! Those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them love.

    19:97 And We make (this Scripture) easy on your tongue, (O Muhammad) only that you may bear good tidings therewith to those who are pious, and warn therewith the froward folk.

    19:98 And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Can you (O Muhammad) see a single man of them, or hear from them the slightest sound?