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 Zakariya (AS)

Zakariya (Arabic: ?????) is one of the prophets of Islam mentioned in the Qur`an.

In the Qur`an

See also article: Zachariah (Mary`s Guardian)

Zacharias is mentioned in the Qur`an as Zakariya.

[3:36] Remember when a woman of Imran said, `My Lord, I have vowed to Thee what is in my womb to be dedicated to Thy service. So do Thou accept it of me; verily Thou alone art All-Hearing, All-Knowing.`

[3:37] But when she was delivered of it, she said, `My Lord, I am delivered of a female`, - and Allah knew best of what she was delivered and the male she desired to have was not like the female she was delivered of - `and I have named her Mary, and I commit her and her offspring to Thy protection from Satan, the rejected.

[3:38] So her Lord accepted her with gracious acceptance and caused her to grow an excellent growth and made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah visited her in the chamber, he found with her provisions. He said, `O Mary whence hast thou this?` She replied, `It is from Allah`. Surely, Allah gives to whomsoever He pleases without measure.

Other bearers of the name

Zacharias is the name of the "son of Barachias," mentioned in the Bible as having been slain between the temple and the altar (Matt. 23:35; Luke 11:51, cf. 2 Chron 24:20-22, Zech 1:1). "Barachias" here may be another name for Jehoiada, as some think.

References to Zacharias in the Qur`an