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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

So eat and drink, and put your heart at ease. But if you see any of the people, say, ‘I have vowed silence1 to the Most Compassionate, so I am not talking to anyone today.’”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then she returned to her people, carrying him. They said ˹in shock˺, “O Mary! You have certainly done a horrible thing!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

O  sister of Aaron!1 Your father was not an indecent man, nor was your mother unchaste.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So she pointed to the baby. They exclaimed, “How can we talk to someone who is an infant in the cradle?”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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˹Jesus˺ declared, “I am truly a servant of Allah. He has destined me to be given the Scripture and to be a prophet.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

He has made me a blessing wherever I go, and bid me to establish prayer and give alms-tax as long as I live,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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