( 1 ) #Kaf, #Ha, #Ya, ‘#Ayn, #Sad.
( 2 ) [This is] a mention of the #mercy of your #Lord to His servant #Zechariah
( 3 ) When he called to his Lord a private supplication.
( 4 ) He said, “My Lord, indeed my bones have weakened, and my head has filled with white, and never have I been in my supplication to You, my Lord, unhappy.
( 5 ) And indeed, I fear the successors after me, and my wife has been barren, so give me from Yourself an heir
( 6 ) Who will inherit me and inherit from the family of Jacob. And make him, my Lord, pleasing [to You].”
( 7 ) [He was told], “O Zechariah, indeed We give you good tidings of a boy whose name will be John. We have not assigned to any before [this] name.”
( 8 ) He said, “My Lord, how will I have a boy when my wife has been barren and I have reached extreme old age?”
( 9 ) [An angel] said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, for I created you before, while you were nothing.’ ”
( 10 ) [Zechariah] said, “My Lord, make for me a sign.” He said, “Your sign is that you will not speak to the people for three nights, [being] sound.”
( 11 ) So he came out to his people from the prayer chamber and signaled to them to exalt [Allah] in the morning and afternoon.