Verse. 333

٣ - آلِ عِمْرَان

3 - Al-Imran

قَالَ رَبِّ اَنّٰى يَكُوْنُ لِيْ غُلٰمٌ وَّقَدْ بَلَغَنِىَ الْكِبَرُ وَامْرَاَتِيْ عَاقِرٌ۝۰ۭ قَالَ كَذٰلِكَ اللہُ يَفْعَلُ مَا يَشَاۗءُ۝۴۰
Qala rabbi anna yakoonu lee ghulamun waqad balaghaniya alkibaru waimraatee AAaqirun qala kathalika Allahu yafAAalu ma yashao


Ahmed Ali

"How can I have a son, O Lord," he said, "for I am old and my wife is barren?" "Thus," came the answer, "God does as He wills."



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (he said: my lord) zachariah said to gabriel: o master! (how can i have a son when age hath overtaken me already) when i am very old (and my wife is barren) and cannot conceive children? ((the angel) answered: so (it will be)) as i have told you. (allah doeth what he will).

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : he said, ‘my lord! how shall i have a boy, a son, when old age has overtaken me, that is, [after] i have reached extreme [old] age, 120 years [old]; and my wife is barren?’, having reached the age of 98. he said, ‘so it, the matter, will be’, with god creating a boy from both of you. ‘god does what he will’, nothing can prevent him therefrom, and in order to manifest this great power he was inspired with the question so that he would be answered through it [this great power]. and when his soul longed for the swift fulfilment of that of which good tidings had been given: