In Part 1 of this article, the ‘place’ of Jesus in Islam has been discussed. This part analyses the ‘place’ of Mary, mother of Jesus, in Islamic Scriptures.


It is a practice among many non-Arab Muslim communities that they don't print the names of brides in the marriage invitation cards. Instead they denote her as ‘Noor-e-Chashmi’ – an expression that somewhat mean ‘our loved one’ or ‘light of our family’. This is because Muslim men don’t want the public, particularly other men, to know the names of female family members unnecessarily. They try to hide the names of female family members from the public.

The Saudis have a unique practice of addressing fellow Muslim men. A bachelor will be called by his name until he gets married. After marriage, he will be called Abu Muhammad (father of Muhammad) until he fathers a son. Even if he fathers 10 daughters and but no son, he will still be called ‘Abu Muhammad’ (‘Abu Muhammad’ here doesn’t refer to Prophet Muhammad, as nobody would dare to be the prophet's father). Only after he fathers a son, say named Qasem, he will be called Abu Qasem. The idea behind this practice is to highlight the names of male family members but hide the names to female members from the public.

Similarly, Saudi men strictly avoids discussion about their female family members with other men, even if a woman in the family is seriously sick or met with a fatal accident.

This practice of veiling or hiding the names of female family members is Islamic tradition proves that they entertain a mentality or thought that even the names of Muslim women can be subject to sexual abuse or rape, just like they think that men can eye-rape women if their faces are unveiled in public places.



Similar practice was followed in authoring the Quran. Not a single verse of the Quran mentions the name of a Muslim woman. But Mary, mother is Jesus, is mentioned by name for 34 times. Given Islamic custom of hiding the names of females from the public, it is worth wondering why the author of the Quran Allah (aka Muhammad) would mention the name of Mary so many times in his Quran. Even a chapter of the Quran is named after Mary. Well, don't forget the fact that she was a Jew, whom Allah has called the “worst beasts” in the Quran. In free societies, men and women have equal opportunity to highlight their names and reputations in the public. Several women are also mentioned by name in both the Old and New Testaments. But the anti-women medieval Arab barbarian that Muhammad was, he certainly found it shameful to name an Arab Muslim woman by name in the Quran. But since Mary was neither an Arab or a Muslim, Muhammad had no issues with doing the shameful acts of mentioning her by name in the Quran so many times.

We however should bear in mind that although Muhammad tried his best to anonymize the females of his Muslim community, including his many wives, by never mentioning them by name in the Quran, Muslim ‘scholars’ of later ages found it impossible not to mention the names of the Muhammad's wives and others in the hadiths, because without mentioning them by name, it was impossible to complete the hadiths and legacy of Muhammad. For example, the hadiths pertaining to Muhammad's intimate sexual and love life could only be narrated by his wives, and we see Muhammad's little virgin child-wife Aisha narrating the majority of those hadiths.



Muslim apologists have been very successful in trapping western Christians, particularly women, in the vicious web of Islam by highlighting repeated mention of the names of Jesus and Mary in the Quran. But unaware Christians of free societies do not realize that as per Islamic standards, there is no honor, but only shame, in unveiling the names of women to the public. No matter how important certain women of Muhammad's time were, none of them found a mention by name in his Quran. Muhammad's wives even given the high “status” of Mothers of the Believers in the Quran, but refrained from doing the “shameful” act of mentioning any of them by name. Khadijah, the first wife of Muhammad and the central person to contribute in launching Muhammad's prophetic mission, also got no mention by name in the Quran. Hagar, the wife of prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and allegedly the 'mother of the Arabs', wasn't mentioned by name even once. Even when Muhammad wanted to get rid of two of his wives, Aisha and Hafsa, for giving him troubles in his ‘very personal’ matters, he fabricated few Quranic verses to threaten them with divorce, but without mentioning them by name.

Muhammad even fabricated a chapter (no. 111) in the Quran, called Al-Masadd or Al-Lahab, specifically to curse his supposedly evil cousin and enemy, and her husband and uncle of Muhammad Abu Lahab. In this chapter, he mentions his uncle Abu Labah by name, but not Umm Jameel, whom Muhammad hated more intensely, just because she was an Arab woman from his Quraish tribe.

But he found no problem in mentioning Mary the Hebrew Jewess numerous times by name in the same Quran. Mary was also the mother of his greatest rival Jesus.



As per his usual deceptive way, Muhammad praised Mary as the best woman in hadiths before starting to degrade or downgrade her. The following two hadiths, which Muslims show to Christians to deceive them, praises of Mary as the greatest woman in history:

  1. Abdullah b. Ja'far reported that he heard 'All say in Kulfa that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The best of the women of her time was Mary, daughter of 'Imran, and the best of the women of her time was Khadija, daughter of khuwailid. Abu Kuraib said that Wakil pointed towards the sky and the earth. (Sahih Muslim: Book 31: Hadith 5965)

  2. Abu Musa reported Allali's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There are many persons amongst men who are quite perfect but there are not perfect amongst women except Mary, daughter of 'Imran, Asiya wife of Pharaoh, and the excellence of 'A'isha as compared to women is that of Tharid over all other foods. (Sahih Muslim: Book 31: Hadith 5966)



Next comes a set of hadiths that emphasize about how the Arab women, especially the women of Muhammad’s Quraish tribe, were superior to Mary:

  • The Prophet said, "The superiority of 'Aisha to other ladies is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e. meat and bread dish) to other meals. Many men reached the level of perfection, but no woman reached such a level except Mary, the daughter of Imran and Asia, the wife of Pharaoh."
  • Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Amongst all those women who ride camels (i.e. Arabs), the ladies of Quraish are the best. They are merciful and kind to their off-spring and the best guardians of their husbands' properties.' Abu Huraira added, “Mary, the daughter of Imran never rode a camel." (Sahi Al-Bukhari: 4:55:643)
  • Abu Huraira reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The women of the Quraish are good amongst the womenfolk. They ride camels and show affection to their children and zealously guard the wealth of their husbands. Abu Huraira said at the end of this narration that Mary, the daughter of Imran, never rode the camel. (Sahih Muslim: Book 31: Hadith 6139)



In his attempt to denigrate Christianity, Muhammad further said that Allah will marry him three biblical women in paradise, along all his worldly wives. Mary; the mother of Jesus is one among them (at-Tabrani; Ibn Kathir, Qisas al-Anbiya, Cairo, 1968, p. 381).

Muhammad had any respect for Mary, he needed not debase her by adding her to his already full harem. Instead, he could probably say that since Jesus was a bachelor, he would love to see his daughter or another virtuous Arab woman would marry Jesus in heaven. But he would not spare any decent woman from the wrath of his lust, even Mary, the mother of Jesus. And we quite naturally see, being Muhammad's true followers, Muslims see western women as uncovered meat, and actively make them victim of their lust.



Muhammad conquered the city of Mecca and captured the Ka'ba therein in 630 AD, just over one year before his death. The Ka'ba was a holy temple of the polytheists with supposedly 360 idols in it. According to some hadiths and the biography of Muhammad, he broke all of those idols upon capturing the Ka'ba, but protected a picture of Jesus and Mary that was in the Ka'ba. Muhammad declared himself a prophet at the age of 40, and kept prostrating in the Ka'ba with those 360 idols in it for 13 years before he migrated to Medina at the age of 53. Until this time, we never hear Muhammad mention about the picture of Mary and Jesus. But on the day of his conquest of Mecca, Muhammad suddenly discovers the picture of Mary and Jesus inside the Kaba. Polytheists of Mecca had no reason to keep the picture of Jesus and Mary in the Ka'ba when they were staunchly resisting the Christians' effort to convert them into monotheism. So, such hadiths are more likely fabricated either to sell Islam to Christians. The following to Hadiths talk about the picture:

  • Narrated Ibn Abbas: The Prophet entered the Ka'ba and found in it the pictures of (Prophet) Abraham and Mary. On that he said' "What is the matter with them ( i.e. Quraish)? They have already heard that angels do not enter a house in which there are pictures; yet this is the picture of Abraham. And why is he depicted as practicing divination by arrows?" (Sahih Al-Bukhari: 4:55:570)

  • "The Quraysh had put pictures in the Ka'aba including two of Jesus and one of Mary. Muhammad ordered that the pictures should be erased." (Ishaq, p. 552)

We see clear contradictions in the two records about the picture: one stating it was of Abraham & Mary, the other saying it was of Jesus & Mary. When lies are fabricated, such contradictions are bound to arise.



Just like Muhammad denied the Christian belief of Jesus being the son of God, and claimed he was a slave of Allah, likewise Mary was a slave-girl of Allah:

It is narrated on the authority of Ubadah b. Samit that the messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: He who said:" There is no god but Allah, He is One and there is no associate with Him, that Muhammad is his servant and His messenger, that Christ is servant (of Allah) and the son of His slave-girl (Mary)…..”. (Sahih Muslim: Book 1: Hadith 43)

Gabriel shy of seeing Arab women naked, but loves seeing Mary naked and even violates her

Muhammad says in a hadith (Sahih Muslim 30:5837-5838) that “...No child is born but he is pricked by the satan and he begins to weep because of the pricking of the satan except the son of Mary and his mother.” Muslims may impress Christians by showing this hadith that has given such special privilege and respectable treatment to Jesus and Mary, which nobody else gets from Allah. But they should not be deceived by such utterances as the evil mind of Muhammad used such tricks only to eventually debase Jesus and Mary. Let us see how?

Islamic scriptures informs us that Gabriel is so respectful toward Arab women that he would not look at them when they are naked. For example, after Muhammad's first scary encounter with Gabriel:

Khadijah asked Muhammad, "'Cousin, can you tell me when this visitor comes to you?' Muhammad replied, 'Yes.' She said, 'Tell me then, when he comes.' Gabriel came to him as before, and Muhammad said, 'Here is Gabriel who has just come to me.' She said, 'Yes? Come, cousin, and sit by my left thigh.' He came, and she said, 'Can you see him?' 'Yes.' 'Move around and sit by my right thigh.' He did so and she said, 'Can you see him?' 'Yes.' She said, 'Sit in my lap.' He did so, and she said, 'Can you see him?' He replied, 'Yes.' She was grieved, and flung off her veil and disclosed her body while the Apostle was sitting in her lap, inside her shift next to her body. Then she said, 'Can you see him?' 'No.' At that she said, 'Rejoice cousin. By Allah, this spirit is an angel and not Satan.'" (Al-Tabari 6:73, Ishaq, p. 107)

However ludicrous way this may be for Khadijah to use her nudity to help identify whether it was Gabriel who came to meet Muhammad, it nonetheless says that Gabriel is extremely respectful toward the modesty of Khadijah, an Arab woman. Another hadith informs us that on another occasion, Gabriel came to meet Muhammad at the dead of night when he was in Aisha's bedroom, but refused to come in because Aisha was naked. So, Muhammad had to go out to meet with Gabriel (Sahih Muslim 4:2127):

“ …(the apostle) said: Gabriel came to me when you saw me. He called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you (for he did not come to you), as you were not fully dressed…”

So again, Gabriel shows utmost respect toward the modesty of Aisha, another Arab woman, the Gabriel had no problem watching Mary naked. In explaining why Satan did not touch new-born Jesus and his mother Mary, Al-Tabari wrote:

Mary was surrounded by angels, so Iblis [Satan] could not touch Jesus like he touched everyone else. (Al-Tabari 4:115)

Since at the time of childbirth, Mary had to be completely naked, so Gabriel and his company and angels watched her naked. It appears that Muhammad used to taunt Christians by telling them this story about how Gabriel loved to see Mary naked why being shy of looking at naked Arab women. To that, Christians likely said, there is nothing wrong in angels assisting Mary at the time of Jesus' birth, because angels are of female gender. So to ensure that Mary be thoroughly debased and disrespected in Islam, Muhammad issued the following ‘made to order’ verses to turn angels in males:

Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter name the angels female names. (Quran 53:27)

And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Most Merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned. (Quran 43:19)

The above two verses not only emphasizes that angels are male, who looked at naked Mary, but also rebuke Christians for believing that they are female.

In sum, Khadijah and Aisha are the dignified Arab ladies of Muhammad’s royal family, and angels knew how to respect them. But Mary – Hebrew Jewess – is not as dignified as Khadijah and Aisha, and Gabriel could ignore the concerns of her modesty.

Gabriel violated Mary: Muhammad was not satisfied with the above-mentioned disrespectful treatment of Mary in Islamic scriptures. Gabriel had to go further to even violate Mary:

The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary as an attractive man. He breathed on the opening of her garment and that is how Mary conceived. (Al-Tabari 4:112-113)

"Behold! the angels said: 'Mariam! Allah has chosen you and purified you above the women of all nations and creation (including jinn). Mary! Submit with obedience to your Lord (Allah). Prostrate yourself, and bow down with those [Muslims] who bow down." (Quran: 3:42-44)

If Allah just wanted to create Jesus through Virgin Mary, He just needed to wish so. Even a verse in the Quran says that if Allah wants to create somethings, He just need to say “be”, it will “become”. But in Jesus’ case, Allah had to send Gabriel as an ‘attractive man’ to meet Virgin Mary while she was alone. Gabriel ordered her ‘to submit with obedience’ – like a rapist challenges the helpless woman in isolation. Gabriel ordered her to prostrate and he blew away her garments and then impregnated her.

Wasn't it morally base for Allah to send an ‘attractive man’ to intimidate her to submit to his lust? Was it proper for Gabriel to blow on the opening of her garment? All these only go on to say that Allah aka Muhammad wanted to give Mary, mother of his fiercest competitor in religion, as humiliating a treatment as possible.


Christians should not be taken in by the highly publicized Taqiya by Muslims that Christian faith as well as the revered Christian icons Jesus and Mary have been given high regard in Islam. While some positive statements are there, the overall effort of Muhammad and Allah was to denigrate Christianity as much as possible.

Most importantly, Christians of our time should take the challenge of Allah seriously that “Jews & Christians are unorganized fools; they will never win” (Quran: 8:65). If not, they are already set to lose the hard-earned freedom of their societies that was achieved at immense sacrifices of their forefathers. Not only that, they will be leaving their children and grandchildren condemned to a future of torment and degradation at the hands of ruthless Islamists, which is already happening.

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