A Mosque Named “Mary, The Mother of Jesus”

A Mosque Named “Mary, The Mother of Jesus”

[N.B.: “The Mother of Jesus” not “The Mother Of God”; i.e., The Mother of His human nature (Nestorianism) or The Mother of a mere mortal (Arianism, although more of the modern variety, which denies anything beyond the natural about Him, rather than the classical variety, which while denying His divinity, asserts that His nature is somewhere between God and man – a sort of demi-god or superman)]


The “Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque” in Abu Dhabi’s Al Mushrif district, United Arab Emirates, was on Wednesday renamed “Mariam, Umm Eisa” – Arabic for “Mary, the mother of Jesus”, writes abouna.org. The change was ordered by the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions”.

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3 comments on “A Mosque Named “Mary, The Mother of Jesus”

  1. [The “lowdown” on what Muhammad did (and “good” Muslims should) think about “Mariam, Umm Eisa”: The Prophet will despoil Her virginity in Paradise!]

    Muhammad’s Sexual Fantasies of the Virgin Mary


    At a time when Western people are constantly warned to speak respectfully of Muhammad, or else offended Muslims might respond with violence — to the shame and blame of those who exercise their freedom of expression — consider what Muslims regularly say about the things non-Muslims hold dear.

    Recently during his televised Arabic-language program, Dr. Salem Abdul Galil — previously deputy minister of Egypt’s religious endowments for preaching — gleefully declared that, among other Biblical women (Moses’ sister and Pharaoh’s wife), “our prophet Muhammad — prayers and peace be upon him — will be married to Mary the Virgin in paradise.” (Note: the Arabic word for “marriage” denotes “legal sexual relations” and is devoid of Western, “romantic,” or Platonic connotations.)

    Where did Galil — this governmental official who also holds that Muslims can wear the hated crucifix to deceive Christians — get this idea? As usual, from Muhammad himself. In a hadith that was deemed reliable enough to be included in the renowned Ibn Kathir’s corpus, Muhammad declared that “Allah will wed me in paradise to Mary, Daughter of Imran”[1] (whom Muslims identify with Jesus’ mother).

    If few modern Christians are aware of this Islamic claim, medieval Christians living in Muslim-occupied nations were not. There, Muslims regularly threw this fantasy in the face of Catholic and Orthodox Christians who venerated Mary as the “Eternal Virgin.”

    Thus, Eulogius of Cordoba, an indigenous Christian of Muslim-occupied Spain, once wrote, “I will not repeat the sacrilege which that impure dog [Muhammad] dared proffer about the Blessed Virgin, Queen of the World, holy mother of our venerable Lord and Savior. He claimed that in the next world he would deflower her.”

    As usual, it was Eulogius’ offensive words about Muhammad — and not the latter’s offensive words about Mary — that had dire consequences: he, as well as many other Spanish Christians vociferously critical of Muhammad, were found guilty of speaking against Islam and publicly tortured and executed in “Golden Age” Cordoba in 859.

    [1] From al-Muʿjam al-Kabīr, an early collection of hadith compiled by Imam Tabarani

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    • How disgusting and offensive. I’ve never heard of it before.

      Sweet Mother of God, I’m sorry you have to suffer such indignities.

      This puts a new twist on Our Lady’s apparition at Fatima, but I’m not sure what to make of it.

  2. There was no iniquity that the vile slave of Satan, Muhammad, was incapable of.
    May everlasting torment be upon him.
    I would spit in his face, but it would relieve him somewhat of the searing flames that engulf him.

    Anyone who is shocked by reading this is a liberal.
    It is impossible to love truth and good without hating lies and evil.

    Regina Caeli, laetare, alleluia! Quia ille perverse contra te blasphemans, Muhammad, juste concrematur, alleluia!

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