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Mary
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Mary (Ar. Maryam) the mother of Jesus (q.v.; ʿĪsā) is the most prominent female figure in the Qurʾān and the only one identified by name (see women and the qurʾān ). Her story is related in three Meccan sūras (19, 21, 23) and four Medinan sūras (3, 4, 5, 66; see chronology and the qurʾān ), and the nineteenth sūra, Sūrat Maryam, is nam…

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Stowasser, Barbara Freyer, “Mary”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00113>



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