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The father of Mary (q.v.), mother of Jesus (q.v.). ʿImrān is attested three times in the Qurʾān and Āl ʿImrān is the title of the third sūra. The name occurs incidentally in two passages of the narrative sections (see narratives ) which deal with the story of Mary and her mother, passages in which “the wife of ʿImrān” (q 3:35) and “Mary, ʿImrān's daughter” (q 66:12) are mentioned. The third passage, from which the title of the third sūra is taken, mentions “the family of ʿImrān” (q 3:33) which God chose — along with Adam (see adam and eve ), Noah (q.v.) and the family of Abraham (q.v.) — above all b…

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Tottoli, Roberto, “ʿImrān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00219>

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