Sunday, 11 May 2014

Prayer For A Son By Zachariah


Prayer For A Son By Zachariah

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 38 & 39 of  200, Section –4    (Part – 3)

38.  Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Bestow upon me of Thy Bounty goodly offspring. Lo! Thou art the Hearer of Prayer.    

39.  And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: Allah giveth thee glad tidings of (a son whose name is) John, (who cometh) to confirm a Word from Allah, lordly, chaste, a Prophet of the righteous.                   
38.  Hunaalika  da-‘aa  Zakariyyaa  Rabbah.  Qaala  Rabbi  hablii  mil-ladunka  zurriyyatan-  tayyibah.  ‘Innaka  Samii-‘ud-duaaa’.     

39.  Fanaadat-hul-malaaa-‘ikatu  wa  huwa  qaaa-‘imuny-yusallii  fil- Mihraabi-  ‘annallaaha  yubash-shiruka  bi-Yahyaa  musaddiqam-bi-Kalimatim-minallaahi  wa  sayyidanw-wa  hasuuranw-wa  Nabiyyam-minas-saalihiin.           

Prophet Zachariah (peace be upon him) used to grieve in heart looking at the condition of His (peace be upon Him) nation and think, “Nobody seems to be the Heir of that Knowledge of Prophet-hood which is a specified thing of the family of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) in the entire nation at this time. Will these people be deprived from it after Me (peace be upon Him)?” He had no child in his house. His wife was barren and he had become old. He (peace be upon Him) used to pray always, “O Allah! Appoint someone heir of my knowledge”.

Prayer of Prophet Zachariah (peace be upon him) was accepted. One day he (peace be upon him) was standing in His (peace be upon Him) sanctuary for worship of Allah Almighty. An angel (peace be upon him) called him and told, “Allah Almighty gives you glad tidings of (a son whose name is) John.” The Angel (peace be upon him) of Allah Almighty also described following characteristics of that blessed child:

·       He (peace be upon him) will confirm and verify the Words from (orders of) Allah Almighty.

·       He (peace be upon him) will be lordly and chaste.

·       And he (peace be upon him) will be a Prophet of the righteous.

Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke; Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)   

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