‘Mary in Islam’ is focus of – misleading – Saturday event

When Nadia Mirza is asked in school why she wears a head covering, she sometimes thinks of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

The Muslim teen said that Mary helps her understand modesty and teaches her righteousness, honesty and piety.

The importance of Mary in both Islam and Christianity will be discussed on Saturday at an event sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a Groveport mosque.

The event, for women only, is open to all faiths and will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parsons Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 845 Parsons Ave.

Mirza, 16, a member of the Groveport mosque, plans to attend. “We’re trying to spread the word of Islam, of peace,” she said.

Her mother, Laeeqa Mirza, said the Christmas season is an ideal time to discuss the high status of Mary among Muslims and the similarities between their beliefs and those of Christians…

Quote from TROP:

There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

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  • RevnantDream

    Two different Marys

  • koala

    I’m amazed they can look at an icon.

    I feel confident Jesus wanted his mum not to look so dowdy.

    How dare they discuss our religion…. They’re not scholars.

  • koala

    They should ask permission, it’s our bible. Not their Koran.

  • SDMatt

    The Koran conflates Mary, the sister of Moses, with Mary, the mother of Christ.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOt_9wajVgY

    • Minicapt

      … Miriam, sister of Moses …

      Cheers

      • Etobicoke Gladiator (EG)

        Of course, Miriam is to Mary what Yeshua is to Jesus, etc. in terms of translation from Hebrew. Mohammed, during his prophecies epileptic seizures, plagiarized fragments of Jewish and Christian oral tradition and concocted the Koran, so why should we be surprised?

        As for muzloids using Jesus and Mary and the other cast of biblical characters – Old and New Testaments alike – for “interfaith dialogue”, it’s all taqiyya, taqiyya, taqiyya!

  • This devotion is fictitious. Muslims do not believe Jesus is the Son of God, or that a Jewish woman holds such an important position in Heaven, or that a woman can change the world, or that her modesty is due to personal devotion to God rather than seventh century ideals of honour.

  • Pete_Brewster

    A session of Muslim evangelism intended to appeal to those Church of Rome types with a particular taste for Mariolatry.

  • Rosenmops

    Do the Muslims not understand that Mary and Jesus were Jews?

    • Frau Katze

      No, they were Muzz. Don’t ask how. It’s totally illogical. Islam is like that.

      • Etobicoke Gladiator (EG)

        Islam is a farce from beginning to end, the worst form of plagiarism. The Koran is a manual for terrorists, pedophiles, and criminals the world over. Even a Salim Mansur or Tarek Fatah can’t make this “religion” palatable to a post-Enlightenment educated thinking person!

  • Sir Barrington Minge

    “the similarities between their beliefs and those of Christians…”
    what ?, like FGM, beheading, hand-chopping, goat-shagging, honour killing, kiddy fiddling, mistreatment of women,….need I go on?

  • Barrington Minge

    Notice how they conveniently skirt around the fact that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were…wait for it….JEWS. Shock and Horror!!!