Thursday, 20 April 2017

QURAN 3: 38 - 41

[] 3.  IIMRAAN (Iimraan
With the name of Allah, the Magnanimous, the Merciful.

38. here Zakariya entreated his Lord,
 saying: 'My Lord, grant me excellent descendants
  from Your presence;
  surely You hear the entreaties;'
39. so the angels called to him,
 and he was standing up,
 Praying in the sanctum:
 'Allah's gladness to you, with Yahyaa,
  - truthful with a word from Allah,
  - and a master and confined,
  and a prophet from the pious;'
40. he said: 'My Lord, a youngster to me?
  and definitely a greatness has reached me;
  - and my wife is barren;'
 He said: "That is Allah - doing what He wills;"
41. he said: 'My Lord, make a verse for me;'
 He said: "Your verse is:
  no word to mankind for three days,
  except symbolically;
  and remember your Lord much,
  and glorify with the evening and the early morning.'  

translation: © farouk asvat (2001 - 2016)
                        Biblical equivalent       Quranic name
Zakariya          Zechariah                      (za ka riy yaa)
Yahyaa            John (the baptist)          (yaH yaa)
                            Arabic                          English
(1)                       Da Aaa Aa                   entreat
(2)                       wa ha ba                       grant
(3)                       Ttay yi baa                   excellent
(4)                       Zur ray yat                   descendants
(5)                       bush raa                       gladness
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