Whenever I think of Zakariya, my baby, I tell my husband: “MashaAllah, he is our little miracle from Allah!”

The Prophet Zakariya عليه السلام comes to mind. He was old. His wife was barren and he thought he was past the age of fatherhood, He had almost accepted the Will of God. One day he visited Maryam سلام الله علیها and he was surprised to find her with an abundant amount of fruit - it was impossible to find them in the city, and thus a startling miracle.

He said: “O Maryam! From where have you got this” She replied, “This is from Allah. Verily, Allah provides to whom He wills, without any limit.” [Qur'an:3:37]

In the latter portion of the Qur'an, Allah reminds us of His miracle to Zakariya, He said: “This is the reminder of the mercy of your Lord upon His servant Zakariya.” [Qur'an:19:02]

Zakariya عليه السلام cried out to Allah, he said: “My bones have become weak and my head ashen grey and I have never been, in exchange of calling out to You, miserable.” [Qur'an:19:04]

When the odds were stacked against Zakariya, when there was no possibility of him having a child, Allah gave him a child.

Reminder: Whenever you make du'a to Allah سبحانه و تعالى, know that He will answer your prayers - He will respond with miracles, when the odds are stacked against you. He will bless you and through this you will come to appreciate Him in ways that you didn’t imagine.

Throughout your life you will learn that He is Al-Hakeem (The Most Wise). You will begin to appreciate that He is Al-Kareem (The Most Generous). You will learn to increase your love of Him, because He is Al-Wadud (The Most Loving).