Name of Chapter Maryam , 22 verses Number 22

فَحَمَلَتْهُ فَانتَبَذَتْ بِهِ مَكَانًا قَصِيًّا

Translate:

Translation (M.H. Shakir): So she conceived him; then withdrew herself with him to a remote place.

Interpretation:

Source: Tafsir-e-Nemouneh (Exemplary) in Brief, Volume: 4, Page: 58-59, Chapter: 19, Surah: Maryam, Verse:22

Interpreter: Makarem Shirazi, Naser

Translator: Mansoor Aminy _ Baghbadorani

Publication Place: Amir-Al-Momenin Seminary, Qom - Iran

 

THE TRANSLATION

THEN SHE CONCEIVED HIM, AND WENT WITH HIM TO A DISTANT PLACE.

 

THE COMMENTARY

MARY IN HER HARDEST STORM OF LIFE

VERSE NO.22-26

      After her meeting with the angel of God, Mary became pregnant with Jesus; but Qurän does not mention how was it, and how did she conceive.

      She lived for sometimes in a state of hope and fear, happiness and anxiety. She considered how could people believe her that she was still chaste and a virgin, with the baby in her bosom; and wondered how could she suffer the blames and reproaches of her family. She thought that as a virgin, she was a symbol of piety, virtue, and Godliness, throughout her life; but now they would consider her as a weak point, and disgrace to her lineage!

      Anyhow the time, whatever of length, came when she had to give birth to the extraordinary baby who was in her womb. She too was a human being, and had to suffer the pangs and the pressures of a pregnant mother; with no one to attend her, and her child being of a special case, she now had gone to a far away distance and place from her own people. So, a great anguish and anxiety seized her and made her to shed bitter tears, saying:-

      ``O, would that I had died before this event, and had been utterly forgotten.''

      But this hard spiritual condition of her vanished soon, for, a voice from beneath she heard, giving glad-tidings of many kinds!

      The mysterious hands of God did not let her to suffer from hunger or thirst, and dates for food, and water for ablutions and drink was provided for her:-

      ``Grieve not, for your Lord has made a flowing spring of water beneath you! Also shake towards yourself the trunk of the palm-tree, fresh ripe dates will fall on you to eat.''

      She was also taught by the Divine Voice how to encounter with people in her present situation:-

       ``And when you see any one of the mankind, say by hints to them:- I have vowed a fast to the Merciful God, and to-day I will never speak to any human being.''

      She was ordered to stop any kind of conversation with people on the plea of a vow to her Lord. Her fast was that of abstinence from communications with people, and this sort of fasting was something customary among them.

 

 

 

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