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Be and it Becomes


قَالَتْ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِي وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِي بَشَرٌ ۖ قَالَ كَذَٰلِكِ اللَّـهُ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ إِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ

“She (Maryam) said, ‘O my Rabb! How shall I have a son while no human has ever touched me?’ He (the Angel) said: That is how Allah creates what He wills. When He decides a matter, He simply says to it, ‘Be!’ And it becomes’.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v47)

Maryam (radhiayallahu ‘anha), a woman of piety and purity, is given the news of a son. We can well imagine her astonishment together with the anxiety and fear she had that people would slander her with immoratliy as she was, at that time, unmarried and had never before been married. However, Allah Ta‘ala has the full power and control to create a child without the medium of a father. Everything happens with the will of Allah Ta‘ala. Thus a true believer never loses hope or falls into depression since he places his trust in the absolute, infinite power of Allah Ta‘ala.