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Muslims generally believe that Mary (Maryam) is the Virgin Mother of the Prophet Jesus.
Allah says: “And [the example of] Mary, the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her chastity, so We blew into [her garment] through Our angel, and she believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures and was of the devoutly obedient.” [Al Qur’an 66:12]

An entire chapter (Chapter 19) in the Qur’an is named after her. The chapter called Mary (Maryam in Arabic) and other verses in the Qur’an emphasise her piety, righteousness, and status as an exemplar for all people, male and female. The Qur’an describes her as the greatest of all women: “And [mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds.” [Al Quran 3:42]

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) mentioned Mary as a woman of perfection: Anas (RA) reports that Rasulullah (SAW) has said: “From among the women of the world who have reached perfection and who are worthy of following are (the following four): Maryam the daughter of Imrân; Khadijah daughter of Khuwaylid; Fatima daughter of Muhammed and Asiyah wife of Fir’aun” [Tirmidhi].