In Surah Maryam (19:31), Allah, Al-Hamid (The Praiseworthy, The Laudable One, The One Who Is Praised), relays the words of Prophet Isa (a.s.) (Prophet Jesus (a.s.)), when his mother Lady Maryam’s (a.s.) people were shocked that she had a newborn, especially since she was unwed, saying it was an amazing thing and that her father was not a wicked man nor was her mother unchaste. Lady Maryam (a.s.) pointed to her infant and they asked in astonishment how a baby in a cradle could speak. But, by the Will of Allah, Prophet Isa (a.s.) spoke! He said “I am an Abdullah (Servant of Allah). He gave me a Kitab (Book) and made me a Nabi (Prophet). And He has made me Mubarak (blessed) wherever I am and enjoined on me the salat (prayer) and the zakat (alms-giving) as long as I am alive and being dutiful to my mother. And He has not made me insolent, arrogant, unblessed and damned. And peace be on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the Day I will be raised alive.” (19:27-33) Blessings are contingent on our intentions, aims and Allah-Given virtues. We are told by Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala in this ayat (verse) that Prophet Isa (a.s.) was giving these blessings by Allah Alone. Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala tells us that this is Prophet Isa (a.s.), the son of Lady Maryam (a.s.), the Prophet born of no father! Al-Hamdulillah (All Praise belongs to Allah)!
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