Then and there Zachariah prayed to his Lord, saying, “My Lord! Grant me—by your grace—righteous offspring. You are certainly the Hearer of ˹all˺ prayers.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
So the angels called out to him while he stood praying in the sanctuary, “Allah gives you good news of ˹the birth of˺ John who will confirm the Word of Allah and will be a great leader, chaste, and a prophet among the righteous.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Zachariah exclaimed, “My Lord! How can I have a son when I am very old and my wife is barren?” He replied, “So will it be. Allah does what He wills.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Zachariah said, “My Lord! Grant me a sign.” He said, “Your sign is that you will not ˹be able to˺ speak to people for three days except through gestures. Remember your Lord often and glorify ˹Him˺ morning and evening.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And ˹remember˺ when the angels said, “O Mary! Surely Allah has selected you, purified you, and chosen you over all women of the world. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
O  Mary! Be devout to your Lord, prostrate yourself ˹in prayer˺ and bow along with those who bow down.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
This is news of the unseen that We reveal to you ˹O Prophet˺. You were not with them when they cast lots to decide who would be Mary’s guardian, nor were you there when they argued ˹about it˺. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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˹Remember˺ when the angels proclaimed, “O Mary! Allah gives you good news of a Word1 from Him, his name will be the Messiah,2 Jesus, son of Mary; honoured in this world and the Hereafter, and he will be one of those nearest ˹to Allah˺. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And he will speak to people in ˹his˺ infancy and adulthood and will be one of the righteous.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Mary wondered, “My Lord! How can I have a child when no man has ever touched me?” An angel replied, “So will it be. Allah creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He simply tells it, ‘Be!’ And it is! Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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