Dr. Syed Nasir Zaidi, Muslim scholar and chaplain to UBC’s Muslim community, returned to detail the life and contributions of Maryam (Mary) the mother of Jesus as recorded in the Qur’an. Maryam’s mother Hannah gave her an auspicious name that means worshipping lady, and dedicated her to serve in the Temple. She had many prophetic qualities: she was chosen, purified, and preferred by God over all women, she impressed the elder prophet Zakariyya (Zechariah), and she spoke with angels. As we sang from hymn #180 (The angel Gabriel), “Most highly favoured lady, Gloria!” [KH]
NOTE: you can download the slide presentation at Maryam in Qur’an (PDF).