Surah Maryam (Mary) 19 : 26
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[I] have vowed
to the Most Gracious
I will speak
(to any) human being
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
“So eat and drink and be happy.” (Verse 26) All the necessary reassurance is given her.
Then she is told how to deal with her predicament when she meets other people. She need only impart to anyone by signal, not words, that she has made a vow not to speak to anyone. She is in full and complete devotion which prevents her from answering any questions: “Should you see any human being, just convey this to him: I have vowed a fast to the Most Merciful and will not speak today to any human being.” (Verse 26)
We imagine that her surprise lingered long, and that she took a while to take stock of her situation and stretch her hand to the trunk of the tree and shake it for her meal of dates. But when she fully realized what was happening, she was reassured that God would not abandon her. Indeed, He had given her all the proof she needed. He gave her a child who spoke from the moment of his birth to explain the miracle that had brought him into being.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
It was revealed before the first migration to Abyssinia. We learn from an authentic hadith that Ja’afar (a companion of the Prophet) recited v. 1-40 of this Surah to the court of the Negus when the Muslims had been summoned.