Is Maryam of the Qur’an the Same Mary the Mother of the LORD Jesus Christ Who is Mentioned in the Gospel?
One of the signs of satanic unity among religions is that they put together illusory things in common in order to deceive their followers into believing that all are one and all are truly following one God, so that they would accept this unity.
One of the most important common delusions between Islam and Christianity is “Isa” and Isa’s mother “Maryam”.
In order to know each of them, we have to go back to the beginning of Islam, and even to the time before it, i.e., to the beginning of the Catholic Church – not Christianity in general – about five hundred years after Christianity. The Catholics went astray from the biblical Christian belief, which was handed down to the saints two thousand years ago, as they have deified Mary, given her several titles such as “the Queen of Heaven and Earth”, made her born from an immaculate conception like the LORD Jesus Christ and made her also a partner in the redemption and salvation, right down to the point that they made her the one who brings the perished souls out from Purgatory.
On this “non-Christian” basis, the Qur’an was built in order to refute this distorted and fake thing; as the author of the Qur’an has claimed that he restored Maryam’s normal position as a human being. Of course, both things are wrong and non-Christian because Mary is not a god and at the same time she is not repugnant or rejected or despised among her people, as the author of the Qur’an has presented her.
True Christianity still exists, as well as the Holy Bible, which shows us the character of the Virgin Mary as it really is. But Satan always gives you two extreme and opposite options, asking you to choose one, so you would stand confused between both of them, forgetting that they both are made for the same purpose, which is to mislead you.
How did the Qur’an distort the character of the Virgin Mary?
1- They have replaced her with another character called “Maryam the mother of Isa”, who is completely different from her, in order to deceive the Christians and push them to respect and love Muhammad as Muslims respect and love Isa, demanding that Christians should respect Muslims’ chaste women as Muslims respect Isa’s mother.
They have made up characters that do not originally exist in the Holy Bible to show respect for them, hiding behind them in order to conceal their hatred for the real characters of the Holy Bible.
For example: If your father is called Adnan, and I came to tell you: “I respect your father Osama, so I demand that you should respect my father in return.” You will then answer me: “But my father is Adnan, not Osama! How can you ask me to respect your father when you are basically showing your respect to someone different from my father? You have changed my father completely, and you can’t even pronounce his name because you hate him so much.”
From here we can understand why it was necessary for them to come up with the name “Isa”, because there is a profound hatred for the name of “Jesus Christ” to the point that they want to hide it. We notice this clearly on the social media, as Muslims honor Isa and insult Jesus, while we actually follow Jesus not Isa; the name of Isa does not exist in all of the Holy Bible.
(I invite you to read the article: “Is Jesus Christ Isa the Son of Maryam? With the Complete Evidence”).
So, Maryam is the mother of a person called Isa, and the Holy Bible did not mention someone called Isa, not even once.
In the Arabic dictionaries, “Al Iss” means the stallion’s semen, i.e., it is a name that is not meant to honor someone, but rather to belittle, diminish and humiliate. Some Muslim scholars try to patch things up claiming that the name “Isa” is close to “Esau”, but Esau in the Old Testament in the Holy Bible is a despised character who was deprived of the blessings, so it is not allowed to choose his name to replace the name of Jesus.
Some other Islamic scholars also try to find justification by saying that the Qur’an was written in an Arabic tongue that does not accept foreign names, so they must necessarily convert any foreign name into Arabic. But this statement is absolutely not true, and the Qur’an itself has revealed this lie, as there are many foreign names in the Qur’an, including Hindi, Persian and Syriac (Michael, Harut, Marut, Alyasa (Elisha), Taloot, Goliath) and many other terms which they have kept foreign as they are.
The question here is: Why should only Jesus’ name be changed?!
This was the first difference between Maryam in the Qur’an and Mary in the Gospel.
2- The name of Mary’s father:
They did not keep it the way it was mentioned in the Holy Bible, as all the names surrounding Mary were changed and this has caused a major problem. In the Holy Bible, the name of Mary’s father, according to the lineage of Jesus Christ from Mary, was stated in Luke 3:23 “Joseph son of Heli”, where Luke has mentioned Heli’s name as the father of Joseph, while in fact Heli had raised Joseph but he was the Virgin Mary’s father; Heli or Joachim has the same meaning in several languages.
The Qur’an did not mention Heli or Joachim, or any name closer to that, in order for us to accept it, as we notice in Surat Al-Tahrim (Prohibition) 12: “Maryam, the daughter of Imran.”
So who is this “Imran”?
There is no convincing Islamic explanation for this name-tampering, except that the only intended aim is to distort the characters of the Holy Bible’s saints.
In order to understand who this “Imran” is, we have to know, according to the Qur’an, who the brother of Maryam is, and here we come to the third difference.
There is no mention of any brother of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, neither in the Torah nor in the Gospel, and 600 years later the Qur’an came and gave Mary a brother.
In Surat Maryam 28: “O sister of Aaron! Your father was not an indecent man, and your mother was not unchaste.”
Who is “Aaron”?
Muslims say: “Aaron is the son of Imran”, but there is no one in the entire Holy Bible called “Aaron the son of Imran”, unless we go back to 1500 years before the time of the Virgin Mary, as we find then someone called “Aaron the son of Amram” (with the letter M, not N), who was the brother of the Prophet Moses. Of course, this confusion in the names, genealogies and time periods is not only found with these characters, but in more than one place in the Qur’an (in the story of Daniel and Goliath, Haman who lived in the era of Mordecai while the Qur’an made him live in the era of Pharaoh…etc.,), and other stories in which the events of the Torah and the Gospel were deliberately distorted.
Aaron the son of Amram and the brother of Moses, lived 1500 years before the era of the Virgin Mary, so how could he be her brother?
And this is where Islam has faced a big problem. They have tried to justify it with a weak explanation, saying that what is meant by “the sister of Aaron” is to shame Mary in front of her people, just like saying: “O, sister of so and so”; this interpretation does not convince a child.
The truth which they cannot deny, is that:
A. There is no such expression as “Mary the sister of Aaron and daughter of Amram” neither in the Torah nor in the Gospel, except in the Old Testament, 1500 years before Christ, and that “Miriam” was different from the Virgin Mary.
B. There is no need for the Jews to shame the Virgin Mary because she did not do anything wrong. Joseph took Mary as his wife, so giving birth to Jesus Christ was legitimate to the Jews.
C. It is not in the Jewish custom to attribute a person, either negatively or positively, to their ancestors by saying, “O brother of so and so” or “O sister of so and so”. Rather, who wants to shame or praise a person, says to him “O son/daughter of so and so” and not “brother of so and so”; unless she actually has a brother of her flesh and blood.
Regarding the lineage, Jews refer to the fathers not brothers, so they do not say “O brother of Aaron” or “O brother of Moses”.
Here we realize that Maryam in the Qur’an is a completely distorted character, as neither her son’s name, nor her father’s or her brother’s is correct.
4-To find out who the Qur’an is talking about, we should go back to the era of Aaron the son of Amram. Both Aaron and Moses had actually a sister called Miriam who had committed a disgraceful act, 1500 years before the birth of Christ, and we notice this clearly in the verses of the Qur’an:
in Surat Maryam “22. So she conceived him, and withdrew with him to a remote place.23. The labor-pains drove her to the trunk of the date palm-tree. She said, “I wish I had died before this, and been completely forgotten.”
Here Maryam is a person who feels undignified, shamed and humiliated to the point of wishing for her own death, and this is not appropriate at all, so we cannot accept such abuse of the Virgin Mary.
We also find that this Maryam who: “withdrew to a remote place”, felt shame before her people and said, “I wish I had died”, was in fact Miriam the sister of Aaron and Moses whom the LORD had struck with leprosy for seven days so they had to shut her out from the camp until she was cleansed; as was customary for lepers at that time. She was plagued with leprosy because she had insulted and disrespected her brother Moses who was a Prophet of God (Book of Numbers 12).
They say that Islam has cherished, honored and elevated the status of Mary after the Jews had accused her of being in a relation with a Roman leader, Panthera, and as a result she gave birth to Isa. But this statement is a lie and a slander because there is no story either in the Torah or the Zabur or even the Tanakh in which the Jews had reproached Mary; Islam has invented a story with which they have humiliated Mary, just to delude the Christians saying that Islam is elevating her status.
5- The life of the Virgin Mary between the Holy Bible and the Qur’an:
It was stated in Surat Al-Imran (the Family of Imran) that Maryam’s mother, who was barren, saw once a bird feeding a young chick, and that aroused her desire of motherhood, so she made a vow to the LORD!
Here we ask, “who has told the author of the Qur’an that story? Was it Maryam’s alleged mother, or the bird?”
Because actually nothing at all, not even a letter, is mentioned about this story in the Holy Bible.
It was never mentioned that Mary had a sterile mother, nor that she made a vow in this strange way. This topic may have roots among the Catholics in the hagiographies, as the Islamic religion was built on their exaggeration in order to make us believe that it restores moderation, balance and the common sense (I invite you to read the article titled: “Who is the Catholic Church?” For a deeper understanding of the relationship between the Catholicism and Islam)
6- Hannah, Mary’s mother:
The name “Hannah” is not mentioned in the Holy Bible. It is based on stories found in Catholic books only, and the Orthodox were later forced to put it in their side books. As for the Holy Bible, no one throughout the ages has been able to change it.
According to Surat Al-Imran in the Qur’an (the Family of Imran), Maryam’s mother was sad when she gave birth to a girl because she wanted a boy in order to dedicate him to the temple. This strange vow, her sadness and the shamefulness because she gave birth to a girl are not mentioned in the Holy Bible; this thought does not exist at all.
7-Among the strange things mentioned about Maryam in the Qur’an in Surat Al-Imran 44 is that, when her father died he had a pen, so the Jewish men used it to draw lots as who among of them should be the guardian and raise the girl after the death of her father.
The idea of “drawing lots” like that does not exist among the Jews. This is a flagrant and an obvious fabrication of the Holy Bible, it is also an invention of stories that are neither appropriate nor do they exist in the first place.
Most importantly, the Jews give the matter of caring for the child to the closest relative to him in his lineage, so if two people happen to be equally related, one of them abdicates to the other. There is no such thing as “casting lots with pens” like it is stated in Surat Al-Imran 44 “That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to you. And you were not with them when they cast their pens as to which of them should be responsible for Maryam. Nor were you with them when they disputed.”
This story is also not mentioned in the Holy Bible.
They say that she was taken by her maternal aunt’s husband, the prophet of God, Zacharias. The problem is not only that the story does not exist in the Holy Bible, but the problem is also the mixing of names, genealogies and professions; as Zacharias was not a prophet, but rather one of the servants of the temple from the tribe of Levi.
8- Mary’s conception by the Holy Spirit:
And here is the great disaster, as according to the Qur’an in Surat Maryam “17…. and We sent to her Our Spirit, and he appeared before her as a man, perfectly formed.18. She appealed, “I truly seek refuge in the Most Compassionate from you! If you should be fearing of Allah”
And here the author of the Qur’an has offended the Spirit of God, as he thought that Gabriel was the spirit, so he depicted him as a young man who had appeared to Mary in order to get her pregnant. He has also depicted Mary as being frightened of this appearance, while in fact the angel said to her, “Hail”
Surat Maryam 19 “He said, “I am the messenger of your Lord, to give you a pure boy.”
God alone can bestow children, so how did Gabriel participate with God in the creation of the child as it is stated here?
This kind of belief is shameful because, first, it made the angel appear to her in the form of a young man, and second, it confused the power of God with the power of the angels; in Christianity, this is considered as polytheism and heresy, as no divine religion has confused the abilities of the angels with the abilities of God.
Add to that, the way of the conception in the Qur’an according to Surat Al-Tahrim (Prohibition) 12 “And Maryam the daughter of Imran, who guarded her vagina, so We blew in it of Our Spirit”
Does God blow in the vagina???
Muslims talk our ears off with their “modesty” and they reproach us with the Song of Songs, knowing that the word “vagina” has ever been mentioned, not even once, neither in the Song of Songs nor in the whole Holy Bible.
Where are the “philosophers”, who always ask: “Does God grieve? Does God regret? Does He have a hand? Is He sitting on a chair?”
Let us ask them in the same way: “Does Allah blow in women’s vaginas?”
Why did Allah blow like that, while he is able to say: “Be, and it will be”?
How did Allah blow in her vagina?
This is an additional insult to the Virgin Mary and an additional deliberate distortion of the events of the Holy Bible.
9- Apparently, Maryam in the Qur’an used to pump iron (lift weights) in one way or another, as it is stated in Surat Maryam 25: “Shake the trunk of the date palm-tree towards yourself and, it will drop upon you ripe fresh dates”
Imagine with me, according to the Qur’anic image:
“A young woman, on the run, travels thousands of miles away from her people while she is nine months pregnant. She sits under a date palm tree while she is about to give birth, tired, exhausted, hungry and feeling ashamed. Then he comes to ask her to shake the date palm tree.”
How can a pregnant woman shake the trunk of a date palm tree that may weigh between 100-400 kg, and which needs ten men to be able to shake it? How can a woman, who was giving birth, do that?!!
The story does not make any sense. Moreover, Israel-Palestine did not have palms or dates two thousand years ago, and the Gospel in the Holy Bible did not mention that there were date palms or dates, but they have rather planted them later to prove the validity of the Qur’an’s verses.
Someone may ask: “How it was written in the Gospel that the people threw branches of palm trees before Christ?”
The palm is different from the date-palm that bears dates. The palms are short trees that are used only for decoration and do not give any fruit, while the date-palms, which bear and give dates, are tall and high trees. A woman, whether she is giving birth or not, cannot shake the date palm tree in order to get dates to eat.
Muslims claim that they have honored Maryam, as she is the only woman who has a “surah” in her name in the Qur’an, while the Qur’an did not mention the mother of Muhammad in a good way, nor his women.
But we must answer them: Who is this “Maryam” whom they honor? Who is this “Maryam” mentioned in the Qur’an?
Who is the daughter of Imran, the sister of Aaron and the mother of Isa?
The author of the Qur’an made up a “nobody” and honored her in his own way, just as he did with Isa!
While in fact, as Christians, we neither care about this “Isa” nor about his mother because they are distorted and unreal sort of characters, both in names and content, of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary.
In the end, if you want me, as a Christian, to respect your religion and your Qur’an, and to honor your prophets then you should at least pronounce the names of the Holy Bible’s saints and prophets in a correct and decent way, as the writers of the Holy Bible wrote them. It does not make sense that you are asking me to respect you, while you distort my sanctities!
The Virgin Mary is someone who had the honor of giving birth to the LORD, and she was never ashamed nor humiliated in front of her people. She is a saint and a blessed in the fullest sense of the word, thus she does not need a religion that came after 600 years to elevate her status, as basically, no one has been able to degrade her value.
She is neither a god nor a humiliated woman. She is a blessed saint:
Luke 1 “46- And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the LORD,
47- And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48- For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”
And that’s when Elizabeth, the wife of Zacharias, said to her in the Holy Spirit:
Luke 1: “42- And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43- And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”
They saw Mary as the Mother of the LORD, and this is the truth about her in the Gospel.
If you want a unity of religions on the basis that Mary unites us, we will tell you that Mary is the mother of the LORD Jesus Christ, so if you share this belief with us, then you are welcome.
As for building mosques with strange names such as (Maryam the daughter of Imran, or Maryam the mother of Isa, or the sister of Aaron…etc.,) this thing does not bring us together, nor does it concern us and you are not even thanked for it, because she is a character that was invented by you and has nothing to do with Mary in the Gospel.
Mary remains exactly as the Angel has told her when he appeared to her:
Luke 1:28 “And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou among women.”
May / 8 / 2021