19.1 . Kaf . Ha . Ya . Ain . Sad .
19.2 . A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah .
19.3 . When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret ,
19.4 . 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 .
19.5 . Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me , since my wife is barren . Oh , give me from Thy presence a successor
19.6 . Who shall inherit of me and inherit ( also ) of the house of Jacob . And make him , my Lord , acceptable ( unto Thee ) .
19.7 . ( 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 ) .
19.8 . He said : My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age?
19.9 . He said : So ( it will be ) . Thy Lord saith : It is easy for Me , even as I created thee before , when thou wast naught .
19.10 . 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 .
19.11 . 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 .
19.12 . ( And it was said unto his son ) : O John! Hold the Scripture . And We gave him wisdom when a child .
19.13 . And compassion from Our presence , and purity ; and he was devout ,
19.14 . And dutiful toward his parents . And he was not arrogant , rebellious .
19.15 . Peace on him the day be was born , and the day he dieth and the day he shall be raised alive!
19.16 . And make mention of Mary in the Scripture , when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East ,
19.17 . And had chosen seclusion from them . Then We sent unto her Our spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man .
19.18 . She said : Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee , if thou art God fearing .
19.19 . He said : I am only a messenger of thy Lord , that I may bestow on thee a faultless son .
19.20 . She said : How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me , neither have I been unchaste!