قَالَ رَبِّ ٱجۡعَل لِّىٓ ءَايَةً ۖ قَالَ ءَايَتُكَ أَلَّا تُكَلِّمَ ٱلنَّاسَ ثَلَٰثَةَ أَيَّامٍ إِلَّا رَمۡزًا ۗ وَٱذۡكُر رَّبَّكَ كَثِيرًا وَسَبِّحۡ بِٱلۡعَشِىِّ وَٱلۡإِبۡكَٰرِ
He said: "O my Lord! Give me a Sign!" "Thy Sign," was the answer, "Shall be that thou shalt speak to no man for three days but with signals. Then celebrate the praises of thy Lord again and again, and glorify Him in the evening and in the morning."<br/>
He said, 'My Lord! Appoint for me a sign', that is, an indication of my wife's pregnancy. He said, 'Your sign, for this, is that you shall not speak to men, that is, you shall refrain from speaking to them, but not from remembrance of God, save by tokens, gestures, for three days, and nights. And remember your Lord often, and glorify, perform prayer, at evening and dawn', at the end of the day and at its beginning.