March 12th- “Hadhrat Maryam / Mary”
Letter to the Editor
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Letter Title: “Hadhrat Maryam / Mary“
As we celebrate Women’s history month, do you know who one of the most revered woman in Islam is? She is Mary or Maryam, the mother of Jesus. “And relate the story of Mary as mentioned in the Book” (19:17) Besides being identifiable by name in several Quranic verses, Mary or Maryam is also the only woman to have a Surah or Chapter in the Quran named after her. In both Christianity and Islam, Maryam is held as a model of piety and obedience to God’s will. In the Holy Quran, Maryam’s consistent faith and loyalty to God while facing various struggles, hardships, and temptations brought on by the material world makes her a prime example of devoutness for all true believers.
At the inauguration of the Maryam Mosque in Ireland, the worldwide spiritual leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Caliph to Messiah Ahmad, His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad reflected on Maryam’s esteemed status in Islam by saying, “She developed a special bond of love with God, whereby Allah conversed directly with Mary and He Himself attested to her truth. Mary believed in the Books of God, she was righteous and attained a special rank in terms of her obedience to God. She was most certainly an example for all true believers.” In the Holy Quran, it is stated that all true Muslims, male or female should develop the qualities of Maryam, highlighting the crucial and active role that she plays in Islam. Maryam’s qualities such as truthfulness, devotion, steadfastness, nobility, and purity are virtues that all Muslims strive towards. Maryam’s elevated status has existed since the beginning of Islam, and while Islam highlights the importance of several women, Maryam without a doubt is one of the most revered.
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Mary, mother of #Jesus, or Hadhrat Maryam as she is known in #Arabic, is greatly revered by Muslims. Mary is also the only #woman to have a surah (chapter) of the #Quran named after her. “And relate the story of Mary as mentioned in the Book” (19:17) #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/oCLbUJ1j6a— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 12, 2021
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, says, “Her elevated status is reflected by the fact that the #Quran says that true Muslims should develop the qualities of Mary and if they do so then they will be those who never cause harm or suffering to anyone.”https://t.co/qiZN6C8vpO pic.twitter.com/pAQd3KGWEy— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 12, 2021
The worldwide leader of #Ahmadiyya #Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, says, “Mary established a very special relationship with God and she upheld her virtue and chastity at all times. She was most certainly an example for all true believers.” https://t.co/qiZN6C8vpO pic.twitter.com/EedFVrSxiz— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 12, 2021