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Peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day of his death, and the day he will be raised back to life!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And mention in the Book ˹O Prophet, the story of˺ Mary when she withdrew from her family to a place in the east,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

screening herself off from them. Then We sent to her Our angel, ˹Gabriel,˺ appearing before her as a man, perfectly formed.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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She appealed, “I truly seek refuge in the Most Compassionate from you! ˹So leave me alone˺ if you are God-fearing.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

He responded, “I am only a messenger from your Lord, ˹sent˺ to bless you with a pure son.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

She wondered, “How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me, nor am I unchaste?”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

He replied, “So will it be! Your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me. And so will We make him a sign for humanity and a mercy from Us.’ It is a matter ˹already˺ decreed.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So she conceived him and withdrew with him to a remote place.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Then the pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She cried, “Alas! I wish I had died before this, and was a thing long forgotten!”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So a voice1 reassured her from below her, “Do not grieve! Your Lord has provided a stream at your feet.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And shake the trunk of this palm tree towards you, it will drop fresh, ripe dates upon you.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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