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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Comparing Mary in the Bible and Mary in the Qur'an By Paige Bowman Facts about Mary Mary's Birth of a Son Mary as Chosen In the Bible: "The angel went to her and said, 'Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Luke 1.28In the Qur'an: "Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah has chosen you and purified you - chosen you above the womenof all nations." Qur'an 3.42Similarities: Mary as chosen, special, distinctDifferences: Mary in the Qur'an is purified, and is the most special woman in the world Bible: ."the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger" Luke 1:6Qur'an: "So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk o a palm-tree: she cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I haddied before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight! But (a voice) cried toher from beneath the (palm-tree) :"Do not grieve! for your Lord has provided a rivulet beneath you; "And shake toward yourself the trunk of the palm-tree: it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon you."Qur'an 19:22Similarities:-Both settings are remote, and she appears tobe aloneDifferences:-Setting - in the Bible he is in a manger most often perceived to be in the countryside, andin the Qur'an he is born beneath a palm treemost likely in the desert-The Qur'an is more descriptive about the birth and about the hardships she faced in giving birth to her son-In the Qur'an Mary speaks with the lord whilegiving birth -In the Qur'an Mary's name is "Miriam."-Mary's father in the Bible is Joachim, Mary's father in the Qur'an is Amran-In Arabic Mary's mother's name is Hannah, and in the Bible it appears as Anne-Mary is among 8 people in the Qur'an whohave a surah named after them Mary's Conception of Jesus Bible: "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God." Luke 1:34Qur'an: "She said: 'O my Lord! how shall I have a son when no man has touched me?' He said: "Even so: Allah creates what He wills: when He has decreed a Plan, He but says to it, 'Be,' and it is!" Qur'an 3.47Similarities:-Admit Mary's lack of intimacy with a manDifferences:-In the Bible they name the future baby Jesus as the Son of God. No mention of this in the Qur'an-In the Bible Mary conceives via the HolySpirit. In the Qur'an she conceives Jesusby Allah's Plan and will Photo: An interpretation of Mary based on the Bible.
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