(19:1) Kaf. Ha. Ya. Ayn. Sad.
(19:2) This is an account of the mercy of your
Lord to His servant Zechariah
(19:3) When he cried to his Lord in secret.
(19:4) He said: 'Lord! My bones have grown
feeble and my head is glistening with age; yet,
never have my prayers to You, my Lord, been
(19:5) I fear after me evil from my kinsmen and
my wife is barren. So grant me an heir out of
Your special grace,
(19:6) One that might be my heir and the heir of
the house of Jacob and make him, Lord, one that
will be pleasing to You.'
(19:7) (He was told): Zechariah, We bring you
the good news of the birth of a son whose name
shall be Yahya (John), one whose namesake We
never created before.'
(19:8) He said: 'My Lord! How can I have a boy
when my wife is barren and I have reached an
extremely old age?'
(19:9) He answered: 'So shall it be.' Your Lord
says: “It is easy for me”, and then added: “For
beyond doubt, I created you earlier when you
(19:10) Zechariah said: 'Lord, grant me a sign.'
Said He: 'Your sign is that you shall not be
able to speak to people for three nights, though
you will be otherwise sound.'
(19:11.Thereupon Zechariah came out from the
sanctuary and directed his people by gestures to
extol His glory by day and by night.
(19:12) 'O John! Hold fast the Book with all
your strength. We had bestowed wisdom upon him
while he was still a child;
(19:13) and We also endowed him with tenderness
and purity; and he was exceedingly pious
(19:14) And cherishing to his parents. Never was
he insolent or rebellious.
(19:15) Peace be upon him, the day he was born,
and the day he will die, and the day he will be
raised up alive.'
(19:16) (O Muhammad!) : Recite in the Book the
account of Mary, when she withdrew from her
people to a place towards the east;
(19:17) And drew a curtain, screening herself
from people, whereupon We sent to her Our spirit
and he appeared to her as a well-shaped man.
(19:18) Mary exclaimed: 'I surely take refuge
from you with the Most Compassionate Lord, if
you are at all God-fearing.'
(19:19) He said: 'I am just a message-bearer of
your Lord, come to grant you a most pure boy.'
(19:20) Mary said: 'How can a boy be born to me
when no man has even touched me, nor have I ever
(19:21) The angel said: 'Thus shall it be. Your
Lord says: “It is easy for me; and We shall do
so in order to make him a sign for mankind and a
mercy from Us. This has been decreed.”
(19:22) Then she conceived him and withdrew with
him to a far-off place.
(19:23) Then the birth pangs drove her to the
trunk of a palm-tree and she said: 'Oh, would
that I had died before this and had been all
(19:24) Thereupon the angel at the foot of her
cried out: 'Grieve not, for your Lord has caused
a stream of water to flow beneath you.
(19:25) Shake the trunk of the palm-tree towards
yourself and fresh and ripe dates shall fall
(19:26) So eat and drink and cool your eyes; and
if you see any person say to him: Verily I have
vowed a fast to the Most Compassionate Lord, and
so I shall not speak to anyone today.'
(19:27) Then she came to her people, carrying
her baby. They said: 'O Mary! You have committed
a monstrous thing.
(19:28) O sister of Aaron! Your father was not
an evil man, nor was your mother an unchaste
(19:29) Thereupon Mary pointed to the child.
They exclaimed: 'How can we speak to one who is
in the cradle, a mere child?'
(19:30) The Child cried out: 'Verily I am
Allah's servant. He has granted me the Book and
has made me a Prophet
(19:31) and has made me blessed wherever I might
be and has enjoined upon me Prayer and Zakah
(purifying alms) as long as I live;
(19:32) And has made me dutiful to my mother. He
has not made me oppressive, nor bereft of God's
(19:33) Peace be upon me the day I was born and
the day I will die, and the day I will be raised
(19:34) This is Jesus, the son of Mary; and this
is the truth about him concerning which they are
(19:35) It does not behove Allah to take for
Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decrees
a thing He only says: 'Be' and it is.
(19:36) (Jesus had said): 'Indeed Allah is my
Lord and your Lord, so serve Him alone. This is
the straight way.'
(19:37) But different parties began to dispute
with one another. A dreadful woe awaits on that
great Day for those that reject the truth.
(19:38) How well shall they hear and how well
shall they see on the Day they come to Us! But
today the evil-doers are in manifest error.
(19:39) (O Muhammad!): Warn those who are
steeped in heedlessness and are obstinately
rejecting the truth that the Day shall come when
things will be finally decided and they shall be
left with utter remorse.
(19:40) Ultimately, We shall inherit the earth
and whatever is on it; to Us shall they be
(19:41) (O Muhammad!) : Recite in the Book the
account of Abraham. Most surely he was a man of
truth, a Prophet.
(19:42) (And remind people) when he said to his
father: 'Father! Why for do you worship that
which neither sees nor hears, and which can be
of no avail to you?
(19:43) Father, a knowledge that has not reached
you has come to me. So follow me that I may
guide you to a straight way.
(19:44) Father, do not serve Satan, for Satan
has indeed been a persistent rebel against the
Most Compassionate Lord.
(19:45) Father I fear that a punishment from the
Most Compassionate Lord might strike you and you
may end up as one of Satan's companions?'
(19:46) The father said: 'Abraham, have you
turned away from my gods? If you do not give
this up, I shall stone you to death. Now begone
from me for ever.'
(19:47) Abraham answered: 'Peace be upon you. I
shall seek pardon for you from my Lord. My Lord
has always been kind to me.
(19:48) I shall withdraw from you and all that
you call upon beside Allah. I shall only call
upon my Lord. I trust the prayer to my Lord will
not go unanswered.'
(19:49) thereupon after Abraham withdrew from
his people and all whom they served beside
Allah, We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob and
made each of them a Prophet:
(19:50) And we bestowed on them Our mercy, and
granted them a truly lofty renown.
(19:51) And recite in the Book the account of
Moses. He was a chosen person, a Messenger, a
(19:52) We cried out to him from the right side
of the Mount, and We drew him near to Us by
communing to him in secret,
(19:53) And out of Our mercy We appointed his
brother Aaron, a Prophet (that he may assist
(19:54) And recite in the Book the account of
Ishmael! He was ever true to his promise, and
was Messenger, a Prophet.
(19:55) He enjoined his household to observe
Prayer and to give Zakah (purifying alms); and
his Lord was well please with him.
(19:56) And recite in the Book the account of
Idris. He was a man of truth a Prophet;
(19:57) And We exalted him to a lofty position.
(19:58) These are the Prophets upon whom Allah
bestowed His favour from the seed of Adam, and
from the seed of those whom We carried (in the
Ark) with Noah, and from the seed of Abraham and
Israel. They were those whom We guided and chose
(for an exalted position). They were such that
when the words of the Most Compassionate Lord
were recited to them, they fell down in
(19:59) They were succeeded by a people who
neglected the Prayers and pursued their lusts.
They shall presently meet with their doom.
(19:60) Except those who repent and believe and
act righteously. Such shall enter Paradise and
shall not be wronged at all.
(19:61) Theirs shall be everlasting Gardens
which the Most Compassionate Lord has promised
His servants in a realm which is beyond the ken
of sense perception. Surely His promise shall be
(19:62) They shall not hear in it anything vain;
they shall hear only what is good; and they
shall have their provision in it, morning and
(19:63) Such is the Paradise which We shall
cause those of Our servants who have been
God-fearing to inherit.
(19:64) (The angels will say) '(O Muhammad!) :
We descend not except by the command of your
Lord. To Him belongs all that is before us and
all that is behind us, and all that is
in-between, Your Lord is not forgetful in the
(19:65) He is the Lord of the heavens and the
earth and all that is in-between. Serve Him,
then, and be constant in serving Him. Do you
know anyone that might be His compeer?'
(19:66) Man is prone to say: 'Shall I be raised
to life after I die?'
(19:67) Does man not remember that We created
him before when he was nothing.
(19:68) By your Lord, We will surely muster them
and the devils together. Then We will surely
bring them all, on their knees, around Hell,
(19:69) and then We will draw aside from each
party those who were most rebellious against the
Most Compassionate Lord,
(19:70) And then We shall know well all those
most worthy to be cast in Hell.
(19:71) There is not one of you but shall pass
by Hell. This is a decree which your Lord will
(19:72) Then We shall deliver those that feared
Allah and leave the wrong-doers there on their
(19:73) When Our clear revelations are recited
to those who deny the truth they are wont to say
to those who have faith: 'Which of the two
groups has a better status and whose assemblies
(19:74) How numerous are the peoples We
destroyed before them – those that were more
resourceful and grander in outward appearance!
(19:75) Say : 'The Most Compassionate Lord
grants respite to those who stray into error,
until they behold what they had been threatened
with, either God's chastisement [in the world]
or the Hour (or Resurrection)' – then they fully
know whose station is worse, and who is weaker
(19:76) (On the Contrary), Allah increases in
guidance those who follow the right way. Lasting
acts of righteousness are better in the sight of
your Lord as reward and conducive to a better
(19:77) Have you seen him who rejects Our sings
and said: 'Surely I shall continue to be
favoured with riches and children.'
(19:78) Has he obtained knowledge of the Unseen,
or has he taken a covenant with the Most
(19:79) By no means! We shall writ down all what
he says; and We shall greatly prolong his
(19:80) And We shall inherit all the resources
and hosts of which he boasts, and he will come
to Us all alone.
(19:81) They have taken other gods beside Allah
that they may be a source of strength for them.
(19:82) By no means! They shall soon deny their
worship and shall become their adversaries
(19:83) Do you not see that We have sent devils
upon the unbelievers who greatly incite them (to
oppose the truth)?
(19:84) Therefore, do not hasten (in seeking a
scourge against them). We are counting their
(19:85) They Day shall soon come when We shall
bring together the God-fearing to [Us] the Most
compassionate Lord, as honoured guests;
(19:86) And We shall drive the guilty ones to
Hell as thirsty animals.
(19:87) On that day none will have the power to
intercede for them except those who received a
sanction from the Most Compassionate Lord.
(19:88) They claim: 'The Most Compassionate Lord
has taken a son to Himself.'
(19:89) Surely you have made a monstrous
(19:90) it is such a monstrosity that heavens
might well-night burst forth at it, the earth
might be cleaved, and the mountains fall
(19:91) At their ascribing a son to the Most
(19:92.It does not behove the Most compassionate
Lord that He should take a son.
(19:93.There is no one in the heavens and the
earth but he shall come to the Most
Compassionate Lord as His servant.
(19:94.Verily He encompasses them and has
counted them all.
(19:95.On the Day of Resurrection each one of
them will come to Him singly.
(19:96) Indeed the Most Compassionate Lord will
soon create enduring love for those who believe
and do righteous works.
(19:97.Therefore, We have revealed the Qur'an in
your tongue and made it easy to understand that
you may give glad tidings to the god-fearing and
warn a contentious people.
(19:98.How numerous are the peoples that We
destroyed before them! Do you perceive any one
of them, or hear even a whisper of them?