Lest We Forget–Mary, the mother of Jesus in Islam

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ed note, MG–from ‘Saba’, a TUT reader–

Among the persons of Sacred History mentioned in the Quran, the Virgin Mary (pbuh) occupies an important position on the historical and dogmatic plane. Not only is she mentioned 34 times, but she gives her name to an entire chapter/Surat 19, while her family gives its name to another Surat, Surat 3.

The Quran and the hadiths (sayings, quotes of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh) give us more information about her genealogy, her childhood and her life in general than the 4 Gospels combined.

The Last Prophet (pbuh) informs us that her, alone among creatures, and to her Son, is attributed a nature exempt from all sin.

Islam rejects the concept of original sin; it attributes to man, however, a natural defectibility which makes him imperfect from birth.

Nevertheless, in a famous Hadith the Prophet (pbuh) said:”Every child is touched by the Satan as soon as he is born and this contact makes him cry. Excepted are Mary and her son” (pbut).

Here is the Quranic text about the Annunciation (surat 19, Mary).

16. Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

17. She placed a screen (to screen herself)from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man inall respects.

18. She said: “I seek refuge from thee to God Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.”

19. He said: “Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.

20. She said: “How shall I have a son,seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?”

21. He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’: It is a matter (so) decreed.”

22. So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

23. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): “Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!”

24. But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): “Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;

25. “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.

26. “So eat and drink and cool thine eye.And if thou dost see any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to The Most Gracious,and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being'”

27. At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him in her arms. They said: “O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

28. “O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!”

29. But she pointed to the babe. They said:”How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”

30. He said: “I am indeed a servant of God.He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

31. “And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

32. “(He) hath made me kind to my mother,and not overbearing or miserable;

33. “So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life(again)”!

34. Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is)a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

ed note, MG–keep in mind that these are the people that organized Jewish interests say ‘hate Christians’ and who are the greatest threat to Western Christian Civilization to ever come along, compared to the Jews, who characterize Mary as a prostitute who conceived Jesus while menstruating.

7 thoughts on “Lest We Forget–Mary, the mother of Jesus in Islam

  1. The Jews will say anything, against anyone, about anything just to prove their point. Did they not kill their own Prophets? Does not the ‘God of Israel’ condem and chastise them, threaten, exile and destroy them? Do they not blaspheme again their own ‘God’ and ‘religion’. Let these simple examples serve as a cautionary alert that Jews can never, ever be trusted with anything at anytime. Ever! A brief review of recent history will testify to the veracity of my assertions.

  2. AL-QUR’AN: Chapter 3 verses 55 to 53:
    45. Behold! The angels said: “O Mary! Allah gives Thee glad tidings of a word from him: His name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor In This world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.
    46. “He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous.”
    47. She said: “O My Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?” He said: “Even so: Allah creates what He willeth: when He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, ‘Be,’ and it is!
    48. “And Allah will teach Him the Book and Wisdom, the law and the Gospel,
    49. “And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with This message): “‘I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, In that I make for you out of clay, As it Were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah’s leave: and I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allâh’s leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store In your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;
    50. “‘(I have come to you), to attest the law which was before Me. and to make lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey Me.
    51. “‘It is Allah who is My Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a way that is straight.'”
    52. When Jesus found unbelief on their part He said: “Who will be my helpers to (the work of) Allah.” said the disciples: “We are Allâh’s helpers: we believe In Allah, and do Thou bear witness that we are Muslims.
    53. “Our Lord! We believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger. Then write us down among those who bear witness.”

  3. SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. 20th century British dramatist.
    “This is the real enemy, the invader from the East, the Druze, the ruffian, the oriental parasite; in a word: the Jew. (London Morning Post, December 3, 1925)
    This craving for bouquets by Jews is a symptom of racial degeneration. The Jews are worse than my own people. Those Jews who still want to be the chosen race (chosen by the late Lord Balfour) can go to Palestine and stew in their own juice. The rest had better stop being Jews and start being human beings. (Literary Digest, October 12, 1932)
    Statements by the Holy Popes that seems to have been well guided:
    GREGORY VIII. (1187) Forbade Jews to have power over Christians, in a letter to Alfonso VI of Castile.
    GREGORY IX. (1227-1241). Condemned the TALMUD as containing “every kind of vileness and blasphemy against Christian doctrine.”
    JULIUS III. Contra Hebreos retinentes libros (1554) ordered the TALMUD burned “everywhere” and established a strict censorship over Jewish genocidal writings – an order that has never been rescinded and which presumably is still binding upon Catholics. Was a powerful condemnation of Jewish usury? It embodies a model legal code to curb Jewish power that was recommended to all communities.

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