December 8, 2021
Mariam or Maryam (Arabic: مريم) is the mother of Isa - Jesus in the Qur'an and Muslim tradition. Mariam corresponds to the Aramaic form of the name "Mary", while "Miriam" is the Hebrew form. The Qur'an describes her as a virgin, as does the New Testament, so she is equally honored in the context of Islam. as Christianity profess the virginal conception of Jesus/Isa in their womb. Miriam is the only woman mentioned in the Qur'an by her name, also giving the name to the 19th surah of the Qur'an. Although her importance is greater for Christianity, the Koran cites her name more often than the New Testament. The Koran states that Mariam is the daughter of Amram (Joachim), throughout the third surah ("the family of Amram" ). Amram is considered by Muslims to be one of the virtuous men present in Jerusalem at the time. The wife of Amram, mother of Mariam, is known by the name Hannah, the Arabic equivalent of Anna, daughter of Fanqudh.