Why is Mary the only woman mentioned by name in Al-Quran? Why did Allah choose her and prefer her above all the women of creation (Sura 3:42)? No other prophet’s mother was given such an honor. What made this woman so special to Allah and the world?
God gave Mary great honor because of the glorious task he assigned to her. He chose her to bring the Messiah into the world. It was the most unusual and important mission ever given to a woman. She would be the mother of the savior of the world. God's angel said to her, "O Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name is Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of those nearest to Allah" (Sura 3:45). Mary was given a great honor. But to her son belongs the greater honor. Mary was special, but she died and her body is still in the grave. Her son, Jesus Christ, is in heaven and lives forever.
Christians do not worship Mary. We honor her just as God honored her. Mary did not die for the sins of the world. Mary cannot offer forgiveness for sin. Only Jesus, who came forth from her womb, can do these things. Only Jesus is worthy of worship.
It is said about Jesus, "He will save his people from their sins" (Injil, Matthew 1:21). He was called "Immanuel" which means "God with us" (Injil, Matthew 1:23). When the prophet John saw Christ Jesus coming toward him, he said, "Look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (Injil, John 1:29). Only Jesus, Allah's "Word" sent from heaven, and born to Mary without sin is called "a holy son" (Sura 19:19).
Jesus died to bear the sin and guilt of every person who ever lived. He paid the price for your sins on the cross. He died and rose again. And now He sits in Heaven and waits for you. Jesus loves you and wants to hear you call out to Him. Pray now and ask Him to forgive your sins. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior and you will be saved. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Injil, John 14:6)
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