I am Catholic. I love Mary! And the one thing I greatly admire about Musl=
s is that you will never hear any Muslim regardless of sect is deny Mary'=
perpetual virginity. You will never hear any Muslim say that she bore chi=
ren after Jesus.
Muslims will deny that Mary is the Mother of God but I think if you were =
ask the average pew evangelical if Mary is the Mother of God they would =
y NO that she was only the mother of his human nature. Basically Nestoria=
sm. Plus many say that after Jesus Mary bore children to Joseph.
So I really respect Muslims in what they believe and teach about the Virg=
Questions: Is Mary considered a prophetess? And who is the First Woman o=
Many Muslim religious scholars make a distinction between a nabiyy "prophet=
" and rasu:l "Apostle, Messenger". A nabiyy is one who recieves a revelatio=
n from God. A rasu:l is additionally charged with transmitting that evelati=
on to a community. All human rasul's are also nabbiyy's, since they have to=
recieve the revalation they are supposed to transmit. Angels are rasul's b=
ut not nabiyy's because of their supernatural condition. According to this =
logic Mary is a nabiyy (or rather in the feminine, a nabiyyah) because she =
recieved divine revelation concerning her pregnancy. She is not however a r=
asu:l, she was not charged with delivering a message to a community.=20
Paradise - Mary or Fatima?