posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 05:08 PM
Surrah 19 Maryam (Mary)
16 And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East,
17 And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man.
18 She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if thou art God- fearing.
19 He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.
20 She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste ?
21 He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me. And (it will be) that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us,
and it is a thing ordained.
22 And she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.
23 And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of
24 Then (one) cried unto her from below her, saying: Grieve not! Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee,
25 And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee.
26 So eat and drink and be consoled. And if thou meetest any mortal, say: Lo! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to
27 Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.
28 O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot.
29 Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, a young boy ?
30 He spake: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet,
31 And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive,
32 And (hath made me) dutiful toward her who bore me, and hath not made me arrogant, unblest.
33 Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!
34 Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.
35 It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only:
Be! and it is.
36 And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So serve Him. That is the right path.
37 The sects among them differ: but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.
38 See and hear them on the Day they come unto Us! yet the evil-doers are to- day in error manifest.
39 And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case hath been decided. Now they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not.
40 Lo! We, only We, inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and unto Us they are returned.
There you go, at least it's something different than the usual Christmas story you hear.