saying, “My Lord! Surely my bones have become brittle, and grey hair has spread across my head, but I have never been disappointed in my prayer to You, my Lord! Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And I am concerned about ˹the faith of˺ my relatives after me, since my wife is barren. So grant me, by Your grace, an heir, Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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who will inherit ˹prophethood˺ from me and the family of Jacob, and make him, O  Lord, pleasing ˹to You˺!” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
˹The angels announced,˺ “O Zachariah! Indeed, We give you the good news of ˹the birth of˺ a son, whose name will be John—a name We have not given to anyone before.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
He wondered, “My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren, and I have become extremely old?” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
An angel replied, “So will it be! Your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, just as I created you before, when you were nothing!’” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Zachariah said, “My Lord! Grant me a sign.” He responded, “Your sign is that you will not ˹be able to˺ speak to people for three nights, despite being healthy.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
So he came out to his people from the sanctuary, signalling to them to glorify ˹Allah˺ morning and evening. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
˹It was later said,˺ “O John! Hold firmly to the Scriptures.” And We granted him wisdom while ˹he was still˺ a child, Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
as well as purity and compassion from Us. And he was God-fearing, Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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