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Yusuf AliKaf. Ha. Ya. ´Ain. Sad.
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Yusuf Ali(This is) a recital of the Mercy of thy Lord to His servant Zakariya.
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Yusuf AliBehold! he cried to his Lord in secret,
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Yusuf AliPraying: "O my Lord! infirm indeed are my bones, and the hair of my head doth glisten with grey: but never am I unblest, O my Lord, in my prayer to Thee!
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Yusuf Ali"Now I fear (what) my relatives (and colleagues) (will do) after me: but my wife is barren: so give me an heir as from Thyself,-
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Yusuf Ali"(One that) will (truly) represent me, and represent the posterity of Jacob; and make him, O my Lord! one with whom Thou art well-pleased!"
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Yusuf Ali(His prayer was answered): "O Zakariya! We give thee good news of a son: His name shall be Yahya: on none by that name have We conferred distinction before."
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Yusuf AliHe said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son, when my wife is barren and I have grown quite decrepit from old age?"
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Yusuf AliHe said: "So (it will be) thy Lord saith, ´that is easy for Me: I did indeed create thee before, when thou hadst been nothing!´"
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Yusuf Ali(Zakariya) said: "O my Lord! give me a Sign." "Thy Sign," was the answer, "Shall be that thou shalt speak to no man for three nights, although thou art not dumb."
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Yusuf AliSo Zakariya came out to his people from him chamber: He told them by signs to celebrate Allah´s praises in the morning and in the evening.
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Yusuf Ali(To his son came the command): "O Yahya! take hold of the Book with might": and We gave him Wisdom even as a youth,
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Yusuf AliAnd piety (for all creatures) as from Us, and purity: He was devout,
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Yusuf AliAnd kind to his parents, and he was not overbearing or rebellious.
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Yusuf AliSo Peace on him the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised up to life (again)!
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Yusuf AliRelate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.
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Yusuf AliShe placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.
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Yusuf AliShe said: "I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah."
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Yusuf AliHe said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.
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Yusuf AliShe said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?"