Prophet Yahya ibn al-Zakariyyah [John the Baptist (P.B.U.H.)]
PROPHET YAHYA IBN AL-ZAKARIYYAH [JOHN THE BAPTIST (P.B.U.H.)]
What Quran said about him?
Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Bestow upon me of Your Bounty goodly offspring. Lo! You are the Hearer of Prayer. • And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: Allah gives you glad tidings of (a son whose name is) John, (who comes) to confirm a word from Allah lordly, chaste, a prophet of the righteous. • He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when age has overtaken me already and my wife is barren? (The angel) answered: So (it will be). Allah does what He will. • He said: My Lord! Appoint a token for me. (The angel) said: The token unto you (shall be) that you shall not speak unto mankind three days except by signs. Remember your Lord much, and praise (Him) in the early hours of night and morning.[Surah Al-Imran (Chapter of the Family of Imran), Verses 38-41]
And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one (of them) was of the righteous. • And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot. Each one (of them) did We prefer above (Our) creatures,[Surah Al-An'am (Chapter of Cattle), Verses 85-86]
(It was said unto him): O Zachariah! Lo! We bring you tidings of a son whose name is John; we have given the same name to none before (him). • He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age? • He said: So (it will be). Your Lord says: It is easy for Me, even as I created you before, when you were naught. • He said: My Lord! Appoint for me some token. He said: your token is that you, with no bodily defect, shall not speak unto mankind three nights. • Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary, and signified to them: Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night. • (And it was said unto his son): O John! Hold fast the Scripture. And we gave him wisdom when a child, • And Compassion from Our Presence, and purity; and he was devout, • And dutiful toward his parents. And he was not arrogant, rebellious. • Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dies and the day he shall be raised alive![Surah Maryam (Chapter of Mary), Verses 7-15]