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Fruit from the Unseen


كُلَّمَا دَخَلَ عَلَيْهَا زَكَرِيَّا الْمِحْرَابَ وَجَدَ عِندَهَا رِزْقًا ۖ قَالَ يَا مَرْيَمُ أَنَّىٰ لَكِ هَـٰذَا ۖ قَالَتْ هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللَّـهِ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ

“Whenever Zakariyya (‘alaihis salaam) would visit her (Maryam [‘alaihas salaam]) at the place of worship, he would find food by her. He asked, “Maryam, from where did you get this?” She replied, “It is from Allah. Surely Allah provides for whom He wishes without measure.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v37)

Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) lived in the confines of Baitul Muqaddas and Allah Ta‘ala provided her with fruit from the unseen. She would even receive fruit that were out of season. This verse proves that miracles can take place at the hands of the pious. The reply of Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) highlights to us the special quality that is found in the pious, the quality of attributing conditions and achievements to Allah Ta‘ala, the sole provider.