Muhammad’s Mary or Miriam Confusion
During my extensive study of Muhammad’s Quran I was astounded to find out that Muhammad had even less knowledge and understanding of the New Testament than he had of the Hebrew Bible, particularly in the case of Mary the mother of Jesus.
Muhammad’s Quran, as we have shown and continue to show – in article after unchallengeable article – is replete with historical, theological, character and events errors that are so immense in magnitude and so numerous, that they can boggle the mind of any learned and unbiased person and point to the impossibility that anything in the Quran was ever revealed by any divine entity, especially not Allah.
In this particular case, the indefatigably erroneous Muhammad has mixed up the Biblical character of Miriam – the sister of Moses and Aaron and the daughter of Amram their father (1450 BCE) – with the New Testament Mary the mother of Jesus (1 BCE), a time difference of 1450 years.
Because of these irreconcilable and astounding historical and theological errors, the exegetes of Muhammadan Islam unashamedly continued – and still continue – to perpetuate many blatant lies and deceptions upon humanity for the last 1400 years.
In fact, in the Quran, the name Mary does not exist but only the Arabic MARIAM, forcing the translators and interpreters to use the name Mary so as to deliberately mislead the readers or listeners who either do not know Arabic thus believing that the translation is accurate.
Even the translation of the Quran by Pickthall, a Christian convert to Muhammadan Islam, continued this deception.
The verses that appear in the Quran were copied and altered by Muhammad almost verbatim from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 and interspersed them among his Suras as and when he saw fit.
As usual with Muhammad, he did not fully understand the context of the original stories, from the points of view of both the theological and the historical, and hence got all of them jumbled up.
Al Imran 3: 35 “Behold! a woman of Imran said: “O my Lord! I do dedicate unto thee what is in my womb for Thy special service so accept this of me for Thou hearest and knowest all things.”
*** Muhammad confused Mary of the Gospels with Mariam the sister of Moses and Aaron of 1450 years earlier whose father was called Amram.
Exodus 6:20 “Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years” ***
Al Imran 3: 36 “And when she was delivered she said: My Lord! Lo! I am delivered of a female! And Allah knew best… I have named her MARY, and Lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast”
*** The name in the Arabic of the verse above is MARIAM but was deliberately misrepresented as MARY to deceive the readers. It is a fact that not a single word in the verses above was uttered by any New Testament character as alleged in the Quran. Since [Mariam/ Mary] was a Jewess in Judea the land of the Jews, she could not possibly have known the name of the pagan Arabian god called Allah as it does not exist in the Hebrew Bible.
It is imperative that our readers are made aware of a most fundamental issue regarding the Quran and Muhammadan Islam:
Allah is NOT God but the NAME of the supreme pagan rock god of the Quraysh, embedded in the corner wall of the Ka’ba called the BLACK STONE almost 800 desert miles away from Judea.
Mariam could have only addressed herself to the God of Israel and Jesus as HASHEM [ELOHIM] – since the God of Israel has no name – and was never ALLAH ***
Al Imran 3: 42 “Behold! the angels said: “O Mariam! Allah hath chosen thee and purified thee; chosen thee above the women of all nations.
3: 45 Behold! the angels said “O Mariam! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus the son of Mariam held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.
*** Muhammad’s Quran is as usual obviously wrong again since Christ was NOT part of the name of Jesus but a Title meaning Messiah/ Anointed given to him AFTER his death and resurrection and NOT before his BIRTH. Moreover, according to the Gospel of Mathew 1:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him IMMANUEL” ***
Mariam 19: 28 “O sister of Aaron! thy father was not a man of evil nor thy mother a woman unchaste!”
*** The above verse in Quran chapter 19 called Mariam, asserts in no uncertain terms, that the [Mariam] repeatedly mentioned in the Quran as the mother of Jesus, is the same as the sister of Aaron in the Bible (1450 years earlier) also called [Mariam] which obviously makes her the daughter of Imran [Amram].
The mix-up is completely on the side of Muhammad and his Quran and nowhere else. All the convoluted explanations by Abdullah Yusuf Ali – and all the other Muhammadan Muslims like him – are as Untruthful as all of Muhammad’s Quranic verses above ***
Al Tahreem 66: 12 “And Mariam the daughter of ‘Imran [Amram] who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into her (body) of Our spirit…”
*** As usual in Muhammad’s Quran, this is also erroneous since according to all the Gospels, Mary/Miriam’s father was called Joseph. It is impossible that the angel Gabriel who predicted the arrival of Jesus, could have told Muhammad such blatant lies.
The angel who informed Muhammad could not have been Gabriel nor could he have been a messenger from the God of Israel and Jesus.
Either way, it adds to the lack of veracity of the Quranic verses which are totally at odds with the historical and theological records that had pre-existed both Muhammad and his Quran by SIX hundred years ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.570 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
The Prophet entered the Kaba and found in it the pictures of (Prophet) Abraham and Mary. On that he said’ “What is the matter with them (i.e. Quraysh)? 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?”
*** Bukhari should have known better than to incorporate this blatantly false ISNAD in his Sahih Hadith.
Muhammad after all, was visiting and praying in the Kaba’s house of idolatry MOST of his life without once mentioning these alleged pictures in it ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.623 Narrated by Abu Musa
Allah’s Apostle said, “Many amongst men reached (the level of) perfection but none amongst the women reached this level except Asia, Pharaoh’s wife, and Mariam, the daughter of ‘Imran.
*** Those who know the Bible, also know that the name of Pharaoh’s wife is NOT mentioned anywhere. This is another one of Muhammad’s deliberate falsifications of history and theology.
Moreover, Muhammad asserts repeatedly and hence without any doubt associating Mary of the Gospels with Mariam the daughter of Imran/Amram***
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.642 Narrated by Ali
I heard the Prophet saying, “Mariam, the daughter of ‘Imran, was the best among the women (of the world of her time) and Khadija is the best amongst the women. (of this nation).”
Sahih Muslim Hadith 5326 Narrated by Mughirah ibn Shu’bah
When I came to Najran, they (the Christians of Najran) asked me: You read
“O sister of Harun” (i.e. Mariam) in the Qur’an, whereas Moses was born much before Jesus.
When I came back to Allah’s Messenger I asked him about that, whereupon he said:
The (people of the old age) used to give names after the names of Apostles and pious persons who had gone before them.
*** This is a most remarkable hadith since it shows crystal clearly why both the Jews and Christians of Arabia were challenging the veracity of both Muhammad and his Quran for which reason he had no choice but to completely eradicate them from their land of nativity.
Muhammad’s answer was as FALSE as the Quranic assertions regarding Mariam. Being the ‘apostle of Allah’ he forbade any of his followers to pursue questioning anything in his Quran lest they end up in eternal Hell.
The unwillingness of the followers of Muhammad to query anything in Muhammad’s Quran continues unabated to this day.
His followers in the 21st century are as Ignorant and Clueless of Previous Revelations as the pagan Arabs were 1400 years ago.
The name of Mariam is repeated 34 times in 12 Suras in Muhammad’s Quran.
As we have repeatedly proven in our series of articles, there are HUNDREDS of other instances in Muhammad’s Quran, similar to the ones above for their total lack of veracity, historicity and accuracy when they are compared to their originals in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
No intelligent, decent, just, moral and fair minded human being, would accept that the Almighty God would give TWO completely DIFFERENT and CONTRADICTORY Divine Revelations one to the Bible and one to Muhammad and assert that BOTH are TRUE.
Such an act cannot possibly be divine and hence the Quran is the SINGULAR product of Muhammad’s fertile and warped imagination but cleverly projected into the unsuspecting mouths of Allah and Gabriel to give them the aura of sanctity and divinity as we have been proving in every unassailable article of ours.