Who can tell me who Maryam is?
Yes, she was the mother of ‘Isa , and also the best woman to ever live. Allah says in the Qur’an that He chose her over all the women in the world.
Question: Do you know that she was also the niece to a Prophet? Does anyone know her uncle’s name?
His name is Zakariya , good job! Do you know that Prophet Zakariya was actually inspired by something he saw in Maryam’s room? It’s unusual for adults to admit that they learn from younger people, but we actually do, all the time!
One day, Prophet Zakariya went inside Maryam’s room and he saw fruit that was out of season.
Question: Can anyone tell me what fruit would be out of season in the spring, but we love to eat it in the summertime? Can we get that same fruit in the wintertime?
Well, Maryam would get fruit that was supposed to only grow in the summer during the wintertime too! This was a gift that Allah would give her. Zakariya was so amazed by this! He asked Maryam how she came upon the fruit and she replied:
هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللَّـهِ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
“It is from Allah. Indeed, Allah provides for whom He wills without measure.” [Surat Ali ‘Imran; 37]
Now, by this time, Zakariya was very old. And when you get to be very old, it is very unusual to have any more children. Zakariya and his wife never had any children at all. But, he was so inspired by what his niece said that he raised his hands in dua’ and asked Allah for a child. Even though having a child seemed impossible because it was “out of season” for Prophet Zakariya he asks anyway knowing that Allah can grant us anything- even if it is not “in season!”
Question: Can we get that same fruit in the wintertime?Did Allah answer Prophet Zakariya’s dua’?
Yes! Prophet Zakariya was blessed with Yahya , who too became a Prophet and was the cousin of Prophet ‘Isa !
This shows us that it’s never too late or too early to ask for what our heart desires. Maybe Allah will grant you something that is out of season too!
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