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Mary's Son, Isa (Blog a Koran Day)

Sep 11 is Blog a Koran day, a tradition on this blog that I started a few years ago when someone stupidly threatened to burn a copy of the Koran.

My post in 2010 was Water For Pilgrims

My post in 2011 was Jacob in the Koran

Today I want to blog a passage from Koran 19:15-21which speaks about the virgin birth of Mary's son, Isa. If you have a similar Koran post today, please let me know.

And peace be upon him the day he was born and the day he dies and the day he is raised alive.

And mention, [O Muhammad], in the Book [the story of] Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place toward the east.

And she took, in seclusion from them, a screen. Then We sent to her Our Angel, and he represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man.

She said, "Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of Allah ."

He said, "I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy."

She said, "How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?"

He said, "Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, 'It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.'"