His Miraculous Birth

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The Qur’an acknowledges that Isa was born without a father. Mary, his mother was chosen by Allah for this purpose. The Qur’an highly reveres her. Surah 19 of the Qur’an is given her name. She is the only woman who is specifically called by name in the Qur’an (Surah 3:42; cf. 21:91; 66:12; 23:50). In line with other Qur’anic references the designation “son of Mary” serves to remind readers that Isa was born of the virgin Mary. She conceived Isa through Allah’s creative word. (Surah 3:47).

According to a tradition, Rasul ‘ulLah (SAW) said, “When any human being is born, Satan touches him at both sides of the body with his two fingers, except Isa, the son of Mary, whom Satan tried to touch but failed, for he touched the placenta-cover instead” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Hadith 506).