Hazrat Maryam

Hazrat Maryam`s (Alayhas-Salam) respectable parents are Hazrat Emraan and Hazrat Hannah. In her old age, Hazrat Hannah (Alayhas-Salam) was expecting a child.  With the birth of a son in mind, she made an oath to Allah that the child to be born would be freed from all worldly affairs and specially dedicated to Allah’s service. Almighty Allah blessed her with a daughter, who was to be the mother of Hazrat Isa (Peace Be Upon Him), Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam), the chosen one among the women.

The Holy Quraan says:
Behold! When the wife of Imraan said: “O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what is in my womb for Thy service. So accept this of me; for thou Hearest and Knowest all things.” When she delivered, she said: “O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!” (Surah Ale-Emraan:35-36)

Hazrat Maryam’s (Alayhas-Salam) Childhood

Thus Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam) was born. She could not be devoted to temple service as her mother had intended, due to being a female. This was under the Mosaic Law at the time. However, as the new born was marked out for a special destiny to be the mother of the miracle-child Hazrat Isa Peace Be Upon Him, she was accepted for the service of Almighty Allah.

Hazrat Maryam’s (Alayhas-Salam) Miracle

Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam) grew up under Allah’s special protection. Her sustenance came from Allah, and her upbringing was indeed a pure one.

The Holy Quraan, most beautifully testifies this childhood miracle of Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam):
Right graciously did her Lord accept her, He made her grow in purity and beauty, to the care of Zakariyya (Alayhis-Salaam) was she assigned, every time he (Zakariyya) entered (her) chamber to see her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Maryam! Whence (comes) this to you?” She said: “From Allah. For Allah provides sustenance to whom He pleases without measure.” (Surah Ale-Emraan:37)

Hazrat Zakariyya Peace Be Upon Him looked after Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam) whilst she was in the service of Allah.

Birth of Hazrat Isa Peace Be Upon Him

So Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam) grew up in a very pious religious environment, always remaining busy in the worship of her Creator Almighty Allah. Then followed the miraculous birth of Hazrat Isa Peace Be Upon Him.

Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam), the mother of Hazrat Isa Peace Be Upon Him was unique, in that she gave birth to a son by a special miracle, without the intervention of the customary physical means. This of course does not mean that she was more than human, any more than her son was more than inhuman. She had as much need to pray to Almighty Allah as anyone else.
May Almighty Allah give us all the true and proper understanding of Hazrat Maryam (Alayhas-Salam).

Source: Inter-Islam


  • Ambreen

    I like to know what happened to Hazrat Maryam (SA) after Hazrat Isa (SA) was taken by Allah.

    Is there any book i can refer to have detailed information on the subject. How true it is from Islam view point that Hazrat Maryam tomb is in Ephesus, Turkey!

  • Khaula Khan

    A.A. Thanks a lot for this but i would like to point out one thing here… Hazrat Maryam’s father’s name wasn’t necessarily Imraan pbuh. She was from the progeny of Imran pbuh as he was father of Harun pbuh. Plus Allah SWT has used the word ‘woman’ of Imran said….

    If you check other instances, if a woman is with a baby , then the word ‘zauja’ is used because thats the real essence of getting married. however, in this case, although mother of Hazrat maryam pbuh was with a baby, she has been referred to as woman of imran… pointing out to her ancestory… Moses, Harun, Jesus were from the family of Imran pbuh for Allah says in Surah Al-e-Imran that He chose Imran’s family…

    I hope that i have inshAllah made my point clear.


  • hussain

    khaula khan for the information

  • that’s wrong Khaula Khan about everything you said

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