In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Kaf . Ha . Ya . Ain . Sad .
2 . A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah .
3 . When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret ,
4 . Saying : My Lord! Lo! the bones of me wax feeble and my head is shining with grey hair , and I have never been unblest in prayer to Thee , my Lord .
5 . Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me , since my wife is barren . Oh , give me from Thy presence a successor
6 . Who shall inherit of me and inherit ( also ) of the house of Jacob . And make him , my Lord , acceptable ( unto Thee ) .
7 . ( It was said unto him ) : O Zachariah! Lo! We bring thee tidings of a son whose name is John ; We have given the same name to none before ( him ) .
8 . He said : My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age?
9 . He said : So ( it will be ) . Thy Lord saith : It is easy for Me , even as I created thee before , when thou wast naught .
10 . He said : My Lord! Appoint for me some token . He said : Thy token is that thou , with no bodily defect , shalt not speak unto mankind three nights .
11 . Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary , and signified to them : Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night .
12 . ( And it was said unto his son ) : O John! Hold the Scripture . And We gave him wisdom when a child .
13 . And compassion from Our presence , and purity ; and he was devout ,
14 . And dutiful toward his parents . And he was not arrogant , rebellious .
15 . Peace on him the day be was born , and the day he dieth and the day he shall be raised alive!
16 . And make mention of Mary in the Scripture , when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East ,
17 . And had chosen seclusion from them . Then We sent unto her Our spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man .
18 . She said : Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee , if thou art God fearing .
19 . He said : I am only a messenger of thy Lord , that I may bestow on thee a faultless son .
20 . She said : How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me , neither have I been unchaste!
21 . He said : So ( it will be ) . Thy Lord saith : It is easy for Me . And ( it will be ) that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us , and it is a thing ordained .
22 . And she , conceived him , and she withdrew with him to a place .
23 . And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm tree . She said : Oh , would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught , forgotten!
24 . Then ( one ) cried unto her from below her , saying : Grieve not! Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee ,
25 . And shake the trunk of the palm tree toward thee , thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee .
26 . So eat and drink and be consoled . And if thou meetest any mortal , say : Lo! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent , and may not speak this day to any mortal .
27 . Then she brought him to her own folk , carrying him . They said : O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing .
28 . Oh sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot .
29 . Then she pointed to him . They said How can we tale to one who is in the cradle , a young boy?
30 . He spake : Lo! I am the slave of Allah . He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet ,
31 . And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be , and hath enjoined upon me prayer and alms giving so long as I remain alive ,
32 . And ( hath made me ) dutiful toward her who bore me , and hath not made me arrogant , unblest .
33 . Peace on me the day I was born , and the day I die , and the day I shall be raised alive!
34 . Such was Jesus , son of Mary : ( this is ) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt .
35 . It befitteth not ( the Majesty of ) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son . Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing , He saith unto it only : Be! and it is .
36 . And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord . So serve Him . That is the right path .
37 . The sects among them differ : but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day .
38 . See and hear them on the Day they come unto Us! Yet the evil doers are today in error manifest .
39 . And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case hath been decided . Now they are in a state of carelessness , and they believe not .
40 . Lo! We inherit the earth and all who are thereon , and unto Us they are returned .
41 . And make mention ( O Muhammad ) in the Scripture of Abraham . Lo! he was a saint , a Prophet .
42 . When he said unto his father : O my father! Why worshippest thou that which beareth not nor seeth , nor can in aught avail thee?
43 . O my father! Lo! there hath come unto me of knowledge that which came not unto thee . So follow me , and I will lead thee on a right path .
44 . O my father! Serve not the devil . Lo! the devil is a rebel unto the Beneficent .
45 . O my father! Lo! I fear lest a punishment from the Beneficent overtake thee so that thou become a comrade of the devil .
46 . He said : Rejectest thou my gods , O Abraham? If thou cease not , I shall surely stone thee . Depart from me a long while!
47 . He said : Peace be unto thee! I shall ask forgiveness of my Lord for thee . Lo! He was ever gracious unto me .
48 . I shall withdraw from you and that unto which ye pray beside Allah , and I shall pray unto my Lord . It may be that , in prayer unto my Lord , I shall not be unblest .
49 . So , when he had withdrawn from them and that which they were worshipping beside Allah . We gave him Isaac and Jacob . Each of them We made a Prophet .
50 . And We gave them of Our mercy , and assigned to them a high and true renown .
51 . And make mention in the Scripture of Moses . Lo! he was chosen , and he was a messenger ( of Allah ) , a Prophet .
52 . We called him from the right slope of the Mount , and brought him nigh in communion .
53 . And We bestowed upon him of Our mercy his brother Aaron , a Prophet ( likewise ) .
54 . And make mention in the Scripture of Ishmael . Lo! he was a keeper of his promise , and he was a messenger ( of Allah ) a Prophet .
55 . He enjoined upon his people worship and alms giving , and was acceptable in the sight of his Lord .
56 . And make mention in the Scripture of Idris . Lo! he was a saint , a Prophet ;
57 . And We raised him to high station .
58 . These are they unto whom Allah 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 unto them , they fell down , adoring and weeping .
59 . Now there hath succeeded them a later generation who have ruined worship and have followed lusts . But they will meet deception .
60 . Save him who shall repent and believe and do right Such will enter the Garden and they will not be wronged in aught .
61 . Gardens of Eden , which the Beneficent hath , promised to His slaves in the Unseen . Lo! His promise is ever sure of fulfillment .
62 . They hear therein no idle talk , but only Peace ; and therein they have food for morn and evening .
63 . Such is the Garden which We cause the devout among Our bondmen to inherit .
64 . We ( angels ) come not down save by commandment of thy Lord . Unto Him belongeth all that is before us and all that is behind us and all that is between those two , and thy Lord was never forgetful
65 . Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them! Therefor , worship thou Him and be thou steadfast in His service . Knowest thou one that can be named along with Him?
66 . And man saith : When I am dead , shall I forsooth be brought forth alive?
67 . Doth not man remember that We created him before , when he was naught?
68 . And , by thy Lord , verily We shall assemble them and the devils , then We shall bring them , crouching , around hell .
69 . Then We shall pluck out from every sect whichever of them was most stern in rebellion to the Beneficent .
70 . And surely We are best aware of those most worthy to be burned therein .
71 . There is not one of you but shall approach it . That is a fixed ordinance of thy Lord .
72 . Then We shall rescue those who kept from evil , and leave the evil doers crouching there .
73 . And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them those who disbelieve say Unto those who believe : Which of the two parties ( yours or ours ) is better in position , and more imposing as an army?
74 . How many a generation have We destroyed before them , who were more imposing in respect of gear and outward seeming!
75 . 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 Hour ( of Doom ) , they will know who is worse in position and who is weaker as , an army .
76 . Allah increaseth in right guidance those who walk aright , and the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord ' s sight for reward , and better for resort .
77 . Hast thou seen him who disbelieveth in Our revelations and saith : Assuredly I shall be given wealth and children!
78 . Hath he perused the Unseen , or hath he made a pact with the Beneficent?
79 . Nay , but We shall record that which he saith and prolong for him a span of torment .
80 . And We shall inherit from him that whereof he spake , and he will come unto Us , alone ( without his wealth and children ) .
81 . And they have chosen ( other ) gods beside Allah that they may be a power for them .
82 . Nay , but they will deny their worship of them , and become opponents unto them .
83 . Seest thou not that We have set the devils on the disbelievers to confound them with confusion?
84 . So make no haste against them ( O Muhammad ) . We do but number unto them a sum ( of days ) .
85 . On the Day when We shall gather the righteous unto the Beneficent , a goodly company .
86 . And drive the guilty unto Hell , a weary herd ,
87 . They will have no power of intercession , save him who hath made a covenant with his Lord
88 . And they say : The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son .
89 . Assuredly ye Utter a disastrous thing ,
90 . Whereby almost the heavens are torn , and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall in ruins ,
91 . That ye ascribe unto the Beneficent a son ,
92 . When it is not meet for ( the Majesty of ) the Beneficent that He should choose a son .
93 . There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as a slave .
94 . Verily He knoweth them and numbereth them with ( right ) numbering .
95 . And each one of them will come unto Him on the Day of Resurrection , alone .
96 . Lo! those who believe and do good works , the Beneficent will appoint for them love .
97 . And We make ( this Scripture ) easy in thy tongue , ( O Muhammad ) only that thou mayst bear good tidings therewith unto those who ward off ( evil ) , and warn therewith the froward folk .
98 . And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Canst thou ( Muhammad ) see a single man of them , or hear from them the slightest sound?