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So eat and drink, and put your heart at ease. But if you see any of the people, say, ‘I have vowed silence1 to the Most Compassionate, so I am not talking to anyone today.’”
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Then she returned to her people, carrying him. They said ˹in shock˺, “O Mary! You have certainly done a horrible thing!
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O  sister of Aaron!1 Your father was not an indecent man, nor was your mother unchaste.”
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So she pointed to the baby. They exclaimed, “How can we talk to someone who is an infant in the cradle?”
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˹Jesus˺ declared, “I am truly a servant of Allah. He has destined me to be given the Scripture and to be a prophet.
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He has made me a blessing wherever I go, and bid me to establish prayer and give alms-tax as long as I live,
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and to be kind to my mother. He has not made me arrogant or defiant.
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Peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I will be raised back to life!”
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That is Jesus, son of Mary. ˹And this is˺ a word of truth, about which they dispute.
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It is not for Allah to take a son! Glory be to Him. When He decrees a matter, He simply tells it, “Be!” And it is!
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˹Jesus also declared,˺ “Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him ˹alone˺. This is the Straight Path.”
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Yet their ˹various˺ groups have differed among themselves ˹about him˺, so woe to the disbelievers when they face a tremendous Day!
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How clearly will they hear and see on the Day they will come to Us! But today the wrongdoers are clearly astray.

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