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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.”

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So he came out to his people from the sanctuary, signalling to them to glorify ˹Allah˺ morning and evening.

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˹It was later said,˺ “O John! Hold firmly to the Scriptures.” And We granted him wisdom while ˹he was still˺ a child,

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as well as purity and compassion from Us. And he was God-fearing,

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and kind to his parents. He was neither arrogant nor disobedient.

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Peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day of his death, and the day he will be raised back to life!

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And mention in the Book ˹O Prophet, the story of˺ Mary when she withdrew from her family to a place in the east,

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screening herself off from them. Then We sent to her Our angel, ˹Gabriel,˺ appearing before her as a man, perfectly formed.

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She appealed, “I truly seek refuge in the Most Compassionate from you! ˹So leave me alone˺ if you are God-fearing.”

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He responded, “I am only a messenger from your Lord, ˹sent˺ to bless you with a pure son.”

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She wondered, “How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me, nor am I unchaste?”

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