Surah Maryam Ayat 8 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 8
He said, “My Lord, how will I have a boy when my wife has been barren and I have reached extreme old age?”
He said: “O my Lord! How shall I have a son, when my wife is barren and I have grown quite decrepit from old age?”
He said: “My Lord! How can I have a boy when my wife is barren and I have reached an extremely old age?”
He said: “My Lord! How can I have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme old age.”
He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age?
He said, “Lord! However can I have a youth and my wife is barren, and I have already reached the decrepitude of old age?”
He said, ‘Lord, how can I have a son when my wife is barren, and I am old and frail?’
Quran 19 Verse 8 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Maryam ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(19:8) He said: “My Lord! How can I have a boy when my wife is barren and I have reached an extremely old age?”
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
8. He said: “My Lord! How can I have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme old age.” 9. He said: “Thus your Lord says: `It is easy for Me. Certainly I have created you before, when you had been nothing!”’)﴿19:8-9﴾
Zakariyya was amazed when his supplication was answered and he was given the good news of a son. He became extremely overjoyed and asked how this child would be born to him, and in what manner he would come. This was particularly amazing because his wife was an old woman who was barren and had not given birth to any children in her entire life. Even Zakariyya himself had become old and advanced in years, his bones had become feeble and thin, and he had no potent semen or vigor for sexual intercourse. The Answer of the Angel
(He said) That is, the angel, in his response to Zakariyya and his was amazement.
(“Thus says your Lord: `It is easy for Me…”’) Meaning the birth of the son will be from you and from this wife of yours and not from any other (woman).
(easy) Meaning, it is simple and easy for Allah to do. Then he (the angel) mentioned to him that which is more amazing than what he was asking about. The angel said that the Lord said,
(Certainly I have created you before, when you had been nothing!) This is similar to Allah’s statement,
(Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was not a thing worth mentioning) ﴿76:1﴾
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