Mary, otherwise known as Maryam to Muslims, is highly revered in the Christian faith for being the Mother of Jesus. However, not many are aware of her high and noble standing in Islam. The Messenger had in fact listed her as one of the four greatest women of all time who had reached perfection.
Abu Wardeh was quoted as saying: "I described to him how God would compensate the martyr for sacrificing his life for his land. If you become a martyr, God will give you 70 virgins, 70 wives and everlasting happiness. But I am running ahead of things.
He did not redeem the sins of humankind. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and raised the dead. He spoke complete sentences even as an infant in the cradle, announcing to his mother, Mary, that God had granted him the scripture and made him a prophet.
This concept is mentioned in Qur'anic text as a reward to believing men after death. According to the Quran, once in jannah, believers are wed to virgins with "full grown", "swelling" or "pears-shaped" breasts. Sahih authentic hadith detail the amount if houris and what they are for.
Cambridge, MA. His call for this is in my judgment wrong, unworkable and also ignorant. For those of us who are not Muslim, the recently released Study Quran presents a fine opportunity to make the case for study and learning, and so I have offered this short series, A Catholic Reads the Quran during Advent.
The Quran refers to Mary more often than the New Testament. According to the Quran, divine grace surrounded Mary from birth, and, as a young woman, she received a message from God through the archangel Gabriel that God had chosen her, purified her, and had preferred her above all "the women of the worlds. The Quran calls Mary "the daughter of Imran "  and it mentions that people called her a "sister of Aaron ".
Muslims believe that Jesus called 'Isa in Arabic was the son of Mary, and was conceived without the intervention of a human father. The Qur'an describes that an angel appeared to Mary, to announce to her the "gift of a holy son" She was astonished at the news, and asked: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?
M uslims view the Qur'an as a divine scripture revealed by God in the same way that many Christians and Jews view their scriptures. The Arabic word "Qur'an" means "the Recitations" or "the Revelations. According to its own message, the Qur'an does not establish a new religion. Instead, it confirms and clarifies the truth of the original monotheism of Abraham, the focus of the Torah and Gospels.
The Koran, whose message Isis butcher at every turn, even instructs Muslims to protect the religious freedoms of others. They quoted religious sounding terminology like "fighting until the war lays down its burdens", not ceasing until the Promised Messiah returns to "break the cross" and "kill the swine". As a Muslim, one watches in dismay.
When people think about Christmas, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't the Quran, the central religious text of Islam. Many people assume that the world's major monotheistic religions differ greatly. But Islam and Christianity share some very basic ideas about who Jesus was and how he lived.