This article reflects on Maryam of Islam, and what she may say to the Virgin Mary of Christianity through our sacred scriptures. Beginning with the Qur’an, the focus is on key verses that are relevant to her birth and early life (Q 3:33-37a), the annunciation of ‘Isa (Jesus) (Q 19: 17b-21; 3:45-51), and the birth of ‘Isa (Q 19:22-26). Likewise, there is a brief consideration of the Qur’an regarding Maryam’s submission to God. The scripture traditions of the Qur’an and Bible together underline convergence as well as divergence in their distinctive journeys of faith and how they see the Virgin as a model and inspiration. This brief comparative study opens us up to the profound mystery of God that transcends the boundaries of both of our faiths. Parts of this essay reflect the author’s theological reflections on the Virgin Mary.
Chudy, SX, Carl
"The Virgin Mary: Bridging Muslims and Catholics,"
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