JESUS and Mary in the Quran (peace be upon them both)
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
As submitters, we believe in what was revealed by God in the previous scriptures included in the Old and New Testaments. The Final Testament (Quran) confirms and consummates previous scriptures.
Therefore, if we find anything in the previous scriptures which contradicts the Quran, it is “man-made”.
The 19th Chapter of the Quran is titled Mary. God has repeatedly addressed Jesus in the Quran as son of Mary. One of the functions of the mathematical miracle of the Quran is to convince Christians that the Quran could not be authored by man.
[74:30] Over it is nineteen.*
*74:30-35 This “One of the great miracles” provides the first physical evidence that the Quran is God’s message to the world. This 19-based miracle is detailed in Appendix 1.
[74:31] We appointed angels to be guardians of Hell, and we assigned their number (19) (1) to disturb the disbelievers, (2) to convince the Christians and Jews (that this is a divine scripture), (3) to strengthen the faith of the faithful, (4) to remove all traces of doubt from the hearts of Christians, Jews, as well as the believers, and (5) to expose those who harbor doubt in their hearts, and the disbelievers; they will say, “What did GOD mean by this allegory?” GOD thus sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills. None knows the soldiers of your Lord except He. This is a reminder for the people.
Here are some interesting findings of regarding this Chapter compiled
by Habiba T.
Sura 19 is called “Mary”, Jesus’s mother. Mary is mentioned 19 times in the Greek copy of the New Testament.
The name Mary is mentioned in the Quran 34 times. Jesus is mentioned only once in sura “Mary”, in verse 34 and it is the 19th mention of Jesus in the Quran. The name Mary is mentioned in sura 19, 3 times, in verses 16, 27 and 34. From the first mention in verse 16 to the last mention in verse 34 is 19 verses.
The first mention of Mary in the Quran is in 3:36 and the last mention is in 66:12 where Mary is called daughter of Imran. Sura 3 is the 89th sura revealed and sura 66 is the 107th sura revealed. From the revealed sura 89 to the revealed sura 107 is 19 suras.
The name Mary is mentioned in the Quran 34 times. Jesus is mentioned 25 times in the whole Quran. The first time Mary is mentioned in sura 19, it is the 25th time.
Both Adam and Jesus are mentioned 25 times in the Quran. Jesus is mentioned only once in sura “Mary”, in verse 34 and it is the 19th mention of Jesus in the Quran. Adam is mentioned only once in sura 19, in verse 58 and it is the 19 th mention of Adam in the Quran. From verse 34 where Jesus is mentioned to verse 58 where Adam is mentioned, 25 verses (the number of times both Adam and Jesus are mentioned in the whole Quran.)
[3:59] The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be,” and he was.
In 3:59, the mention of Adam and Jesus is the 7th time in the Quran.
The first time Adam is mentioned in the Quran is in 2:31. The first time Jesus is mentioned is in 2:87. Between verse 31 and verse 87 is 57 verses, 57 = 19 X 3 Where sura 19 is Mary and sura 3 is The Amramites ( Ali-‘Imran), both related to Jesus’ family.
Sura 19 have two very interesting verses that sound similar.
[19:15] Peace be upon him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he is resurrected back to life.
[19:33] And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I get resurrected.”
From verse 15 to verse 33 are 19 verses.
Dr. M. Ahmad