Mary, the mother of Jesus in Islam
By Zafar Siddiqui, Engage Minnesota
Come Christmas time, invariably Christians and Muslims are both faced with probing questions about Jesus (peace be upon him) and Mary (peace be upon her).
Popular magazines put up Jesus’ photo on their cover with questions such as “Who was Jesus?” and “The Truth about Jesus”. Much has already been written about Jesus’s exalted position in Islam. At this time, I would like to focus on how Mary (peace be upon her) is viewed in Islam.
Mary is mentioned in the Qur’an in several chapters, including chapter 19 that is named after her. Mary is revered by Muslims on account of her chastity and devotion to God. The Qur’an makes clear the exalted status of Mary as follows:
Read the rest of Zafar’s Star Tribune blog here.