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hunālika
هُنَالِكَ
There only,
daʿā
دَعَا
invoked
zakariyyā
زَكَرِيَّا
Zakariya
rabbahu
رَبَّهُۥۖ
his Lord,
qāla
قَالَ
he said,
rabbi
رَبِّ
"My Lord
hab
هَبْ
grant
لِى
[for] me
min
مِن
from
ladunka
لَّدُنكَ
Yourself
dhurriyyatan
ذُرِّيَّةً
offspring
ṭayyibatan
طَيِّبَةًۖ
pure.
innaka
إِنَّكَ
Indeed, You
samīʿu
سَمِيعُ
(are) All-Hearer
l-duʿāi
ٱلدُّعَآءِ
(of) the prayer

Hunaaalika da'aa Zakariyyaa Rabbahoo qaala Rabbi hab lee mil ladunka zurriyyatan taiyibatan innaka samee'ud du'aaa'

Sahih International:

At that, Zechariah called upon his Lord, saying, "My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication."

1 A. J. Arberry

Then Zachariah prayed to his Lord saying, 'Lord, give me of Thy goodness a goodly offspring. Yea, Thou hearest prayer.'

2 Abdul Haleem

There and then Zachariah prayed to his Lord, saying, ‘Lord, from Your grace grant me virtuous offspring: You hear every prayer.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Forthwith Zakariyya prayed unto his Lord my Lord bestow on me from Thine presence a goodly offspring; verily Thou! Thou art the Hearer of prayer.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

There did Zakariya pray to his Lord, saying; "O my Lord! Grant unto me from Thee a progeny that is pure; for Thou art He that heareth prayer!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Then Zechariah prayed to his Lord: 'O Lord! Grant me from Yourself out of Your grace the gift of a goodly offspring, for indeed You alone heed all Prayers.'

6 Ahmed Ali

Then prayed Zachariah to his Lord: "O Lord, bestow on me offspring, virtuous and good, for You answer all prayers."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

It is here that Zakaria prayed to his Lord; he said, “My Lord! Give me from Yourself a righteous child; indeed You only are the Listener Of Prayer.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Thereat Zechariah supplicated his Lord. He said, ‘My Lord! Grant me a good offspring from You! Indeed You hear all supplications.’

9 Ali Ünal

At that point, Zachariah turned to his Lord in prayer and said: "My Lord, bestow upon me out of Your grace a good, upright offspring. Truly, You are the Hearer of prayer."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Then and there did Zachariah pray to his Lord saying, `My Lord! grant me, by Your Own grace, pure and pious descendant, You alone are indeed the Hearer of prayers.´

11 English Literal

At that place and time Zachary called his Lord, he said: "My Lord grant/present for me, from at you good descendants, that you are hearing/listening (to) the call/request/prayer."

12 Faridul Haque

It is here that Zakaria prayed to his Lord; he said, “My Lord! Give me from Yourself a righteous child; indeed You only are the Listener Of Prayer.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Therefore prayed Zachariah to his Lord, and said, "Lord, grant me from Thee good seed. Verily, Thou hears prayer."

14 Hilali & Khan

At that time Zakariya (Zachariya) invoked his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant me from You, a good offspring. You are indeed the All-Hearer of invocation."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

So her Lord accepted her with a goodly acceptance and made her grow up a goodly growing, and gave her into the charge of Zacharias. Whenever Zacharias entered the sanctuary to (see) her, he found food with her. He said: O Mary, whence comes this to thee? She said: It is from Allah. Surely Allah gives to whom He pleases without measure.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

There did Zakariya pray to his Lord; he said: My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Bestow upon me of Thy bounty goodly offspring. Lo! Thou art the Hearer of Prayer.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Zachariah prayed to his Lord there, saying, "Lord, grant me, by Your Grace, virtuous offspring. You hear all prayers".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Thereupon Zachariah supplicated to his Lord, saying: 'Lord, give me from You a good offspring. You hear all prayers'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

At that time Zakariyya invoked his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant me from You, a good offspring. You are indeed the All-Hearer of invocation."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Thereupon Zachariah prayed to his Lord, saying, "Lord, grant me by Your own grace virtuous offspring. You are the hearer of all prayers."

22 Talal Itani

Thereupon Zechariah prayed to his Lord; he said, “My Lord, bestow on me good offspring from Your presence; You are the Hearer of Prayers.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Then, when Zachariah had seen this and realised that the One with power to bring something about in other than its [natural] time, is able to bring about a child in old age, and with those of his family line all deceased, Zachariah prayed to his Lord, when he entered the sanctuary to pray in the middle of the night, saying, `Lord, bestow upon me from You a goodly offspring, a righteous son, verily, You are the Hearer of, [You are] the One Who answers, supplication'.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Supplication of Zakariyya, and the Good News of Yahya's Birth

Allah tells;

هُنَالِكَ دَعَا زَكَرِيَّا رَبَّهُ قَالَ

At that time Zakariyya invoked his Lord, saying;

When Zakariyya saw that Allah provided sustenance for Maryam by giving her the fruits of winter in summer and the fruits of summer in winter, he was eager to have a child of his own.

By then, Zakariyya had become an old man, his bones feeble and his head full of gray hair. His wife was an old women who was barren. Yet, he still supplicated to Allah and called Him in secret,

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِن لَّدُنْكَ

O my Lord! Grant me from Ladunka, (from You),

ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً

A good offspring,

meaning, a righteous offspring,

إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعَاء



You are indeed the All-Hearer of invocation.

Allah said