LESSON # 350
Mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus
(Peace be upon them)
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 35 & 36 of 200, Section – 4 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
35. (Remember) when the wife of ‘Imran said: My Lord! I have vowed unto Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated (offspring). Accept it from me. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower!
36. And when she brought forth she said: My Lord! Lo! I have brought it forth a female. And Allah knew best of what she brought forth- and the male is not as the female; and lo! I have named her Mary, and lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast.
35. ‘Iz qaala-timra-‘atu ‘Imraana Rabbi ‘innii nazartu laka maa fii batnii muharraran- fa-taqabbal minnii. ‘InnaKa ‘An-tas-Samii-‘ul- ‘Aliim.
36. Falammaa waza-‘at-haa qaalat Rabbi ‘inni waza’-tu-haa ‘unsaa. WAllaahu ‘A’-lamu bimaa waza-‘at. Wa laysaz-zakaru kal-‘unsaa. Wa ‘innii sammaytuhaa Maryama Wa ‘inniii ‘u-‘iizuhaabiKa wa zurriyya-tahaa minash-Shay-taanir-Rajiim.
‘imra-‘atu ‘Imraana – (spouse of Imran), her name was Hunnah bint e Faaquuz. She had made a vow unto Allah Almighty according to the custom of her time that, which offspring was in her belly, she would set it free in the name of God Almighty. It meant, “That child would worship Allah Almighty and serve the Church always being free from all worldly works”. She prayed also, “O my Lord! Accept it with Your kindness from me. You are the Hearer of my supplication, and You know my aim as You are the Knower”.
As though, that woman prayed; indicating for the birth of a son to her (offspring). But her hope did not come up and a daughter was born from her. Therefore, she said with grief, “My Lord! Lo! I have brought forth a female”. God Almighty commanded her that her daughter was very auspicious, she did not know that her daughter would bring forth a blessed and honorable son (Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him).
Wife of Imran supplicated in the Court of God Almighty, “I have named her Mary, and I crave Your protection for her and for her offspring; from Satan the outcast”. Allah Almighty accepted her supplication. We have learnt from this narration that, “Although; every kind of badness had been grown in the children of Israel in those days, but even then, some people from them did exist who used to love Allah Almighty and they used to endow their children for the religious duty.