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Q: I was surprised to know that Muslims believe in Jesus and Mary, is it true?

A: Absolutely. Muslims are obligated to believe in Prophet Jesus peace be upon him and Mary peace be upon him. They deeply respect them and consider them to be amongst the greatest of human beings with Jesus being one of the greatest Messengers of God and His mother the greatest of all women. In the Qur’ān there is one chapter (Sūrah) in the name of Mary herself – Sūrah 19. No other woman’s name was revealed explicitly in the Qur’ān except that of Mary.

As one of the highest ranked Prophets, Jesus’s name has been mentioned in Quran more times than the last Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

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