"O Muhammad, relate to them the story of Maryam (Mary) in the Book (The Qur'an) when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. She chose to be secluded from them. We sent to her Our angel and he appeared before her as a grown man.
She said: "I seek Rahman’s (Allah’s) protection against you, leave me alone if you are Godfearing." He said: "Don’t be afraid, I am merely a messenger from your
Lord to tell you about the gift of a holy son."
She said: "How shall I bear a son, no man has ever touched me nor am I unchaste?" The angel replied: "So shall it be- Your Lord says: `It is easy for Me. We wish to make him a Sign for mankind and a blessing from Us’ - and this matter has already been decreed."
So she conceived the child and she retired with him to a remote place. The pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree. She cried in her anguish: "Ah! Would that I had died before this, and been long forgotten!"
An angel from beneath the palm-tree consoled her, saying: "Do not grieve! Your Lord has provided a brook at your feet. If you shake the trunk of this palm-tree, it will drop fresh ripe dates in your lap.
So eat, drink and refresh yourself. If you see anyone, tell him: `I have vowed a fast to Rahman (Allah), so I will not speak to anyone today’." Carrying the baby, she came back to her people. They said: "O Mary! You have brought something hard to believe!
O sister (a woman from the noble family) of Haroon! Your father was not a bad man nor your mother an unchaste woman." In response she merely pointed towards the baby. They said: ."How can we talk to a babe in the cradle?".
Whereupon the baby spoke out: ."I am indeed a servant of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet. His blessing is with me wherever I go. He has commanded me to establish Salah and give Zakah as long as I shall live.
He has exhorted me to honor my mother and has not made me domineering, hard to deal with. Peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I shall die and the Day I shall be raised to life again."
Such was Jesus the son of Mary, and this is the True statement about him concerning which they are in doubt. It is not befitting to the majesty of Allah that He Himself should beget a son! He is far above this; for when He decrees a matter He need only say: "Be" and it is..
Jesus declared, Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: therefore serve Him. This is the Right Way."36
Chapter: Maryam (MARY)
The Holy Quran