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Prophets Zakariyya and Yahya (a.s)

[3:38] There did Zakariya pray to his Lord; he said: My Lord! Grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.

[3:39] Then the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: That Allah gives you the good news of Yahya verifying a Word from Allah, and honorable and chaste and a prophet from among the good ones.

[3:40] He said: My Lord! When shall there be a son (born) to me, and old age has already come upon me, and my wife is barren? He said: even thus does Allah what He pleases.

[3:41] He said: My Lord! Appoint a sign for me. Said He: Your sign is that you should not speak to men for three days except by signs; and remember your Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and the morning.

[19:2] A mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zakariya.

[19:3] When he called upon his Lord in a low voice,

[19:4] He said: My Lord! Surely my bones are weakened and my head flares with hoariness, and, my Lord! I have never been unsuccessful in my prayer to Thee:

[19:5] And surely I fear my cousins after me, and my wife is barren, therefore grant me from Thyself an heir,

[19:6] Who should inherit me and inherit from the children of Yaqoub, and make him, my Lord, one in whom Thou art well pleased.

[19:7] O Zakariya! Surely We give you good news of a boy whose name shall be Yahya: We have not made before anyone his equal.

[19:8] He said: O my Lord! when shall I have a son, and my wife is barren, and I myself have reached indeed the extreme degree of old age?

[19:9] He said: So shall it be, your Lord says: It is easy to Me, and indeed I created you before, when you were nothing.

[19:10] He said: My Lord! Give me a sign. He said: Your sign is that you will not be able to speak to the people three nights while in sound health.

[19:11] So he went forth to his people from his place of worship, then he made known to them that they should glorify (Allah) morning and evening.

[19:12] O Yahya! Take hold of the Book with strength, and We granted him wisdom while yet a child

[19:13] And tenderness from Us and purity, and he was one who guarded (against evil),

[19:14] And dutiful to his parents, and he was not insolent, disobedient.

[19:15] And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life

[21:89] And Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: O my Lord leave me not alone; and Thou art the best of inheritors.

[21:90] So We responded to him and gave him Yahya and made his wife fit for him; surely they used to hasten, one with another In deeds of goodness and to call upon Us, hoping and fearing and they were humble before Us.