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WHY QURAN CALLS MARY, A SISTER OF AARON ? ANSWER NO 3

This article was written by Abu Amina Elias. Please find the original work here

Question:

The Quran refers to Mary as the “sister of Aaron” but Aaron lived several hundred years before her. Isn’t this a historical mistake?

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WHY QURAN CALLS MARY, A SISTER OF AARON ? ANSWER NO 2

1. Introduction

According to some of the Orientalist scholars, the Qur’an is a concoction of Prophet Muhammad(P) based mainly on Jewish and Christian sources. To Maxime Rodinson, the French Orientalist, Muhammad(P) was guilty of falsification by deliberately attributing to Allah(T) his own thoughts and instructions.1 The same idea has been repeated by various scholars such as lgnaz Goldziher2, William Miller3, Fr. John L. Mckenzie4, Montgomery Watt5, Rev. Stanton6, and C.C. Torrey7. Not surprisingly, the Christian missionaries have taken up this charge as well. The present paper takes this “single evidence” as a specimen to evaluate all the possibilities in a bid to examine whether the accusation can stand with the evidences from the Bible, the Qur’an and logic.

When Jews were alleging that Jesus(P) had no father, and therefore he was an illegitimate child and that his mother Mary(P) was unchaste, the Qur’an declared her innocence against the charge:

“His [Jesus’] mother was a truthful woman.” (5:75) Read more of this post

WHY QURAN CALLS MARY, A SISTER OF AARON ? ANSWER NO 1

The verse in question is;

“O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!” (Al-Qur’an 19:28)

It does not mean that here Qur’an calls Mary, the real sister of Aaron, the Prophet who was hundreds of years before her. Here she is only being called a female person of the family, from the Noble lineage of Prophet Aaron.

The Qur’anic usage:


In order to understand Qur’anic language one must look into other Qur’anic passages.

Qur’ans calls Prophet Shoaib as the brother of the people of Midian. Qur’an says;

“And unto Midian (We sent) their brother, Shu’eyb.” (Al-Qur’an 7:85)

And similarly Qur’an calls Prophet Salih, the brother of the people of Thamud. It says;

“And unto Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih.” (Al-Qur’an 11:61) Read more of this post