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 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Yusuf Ali
 In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.





M.Pickthall
1. Kaf. Ha. Ya. Ain. Sad.
Yusuf Ali
1. Kaf. Ha. Ya. `Ain.  Sad.





M.Pickthall
2. A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah.
Yusuf Ali
2. (This is) a recital of the Mercy of thy Lord to His Servant Zakariya.





M.Pickthall
3. When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret,
Yusuf Ali
3. Behold! he cried to his Lord in secret





M.Pickthall
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.
Yusuf Ali
4. Praying: "O my Lord! infirm indeed are my bones and the hair of my head doth 
glisten with grey: but never am I unblest O my Lord in my prayer to Thee!





M.Pickthall
5. Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me, since my wife is barren. Oh, give me from Thy 
presence a successor
Yusuf Ali
5. "Now I fear (what) my relatives (and colleagues) (will do) after me: but my wife 
is barren: so give me an heir as from Thyself 





M.Pickthall
6. Who shall inherit of me and inherit (also) of the house of Jacob. And make him, 
my Lord, acceptable ( unto Thee).
Yusuf Ali
6. "(One that) will (truly) represent me and represent the posterity of Jacob; and 
make him O my Lord! one with whom Thou art well-pleased!"





M.Pickthall
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).
Yusuf Ali
7. (His prayer was answered): "O Zakariya! We give thee good news of a son: his 
name shall be Yahya: on none by that name have We conferred distinction before."





M.Pickthall
8. He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached 
infirm old age?
Yusuf Ali
8. He said: "O my Lord! how shall I have a son when my wife is barren and I have 
grown quite decrepit from old age?"





M.Pickthall
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.
Yusuf Ali
9. He said: "So (it will be): thy Lord saith `That is easy for Me: I did indeed 
create thee before when thou hadst been nothing!' "





M.Pickthall
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.
Yusuf Ali
10. (Zakariya) said "O my Lord! give me a Sign." "Thy Sign" was the answer "shall 
be that thou shalt speak to no man for three nights although thou art not dumb."





M.Pickthall
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.
Yusuf Ali
11. So Zakariya came out to his people from his chamber: he told them by signs to 
celebrate Allah's praises in the morning and in the evening.





M.Pickthall
12. (And it was said unto his son): O John! Hold the Scripture. And We gave him 
wisdom when a child.
Yusuf Ali
12. (To his son came the command): "O Yahya! take hold of the Book with might": 
and We gave him wisdom even as a youth.





M.Pickthall
13. And compassion from Our presence, and purity; and he was devout,
Yusuf Ali
13. And pity (for all creatures) as from Us and purity: he was devout





M.Pickthall
14. And dutiful toward his parents. And he was not arrogant, rebellious.
Yusuf Ali
14. And kind to his parents and he was not overbearing or rebellious.





M.Pickthall
15. Peace on him the day be was born, and the day he dieth and the day he shall 
be raised alive!
Yusuf Ali
15. So Peace on him the day he was born the day that he dies and the day that 
he will be raised up to life (again)!
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