between Mary and Miriam.
mentioned in your Qur’an that Mary was the
sister of Aaron (pbuh). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
who wrote the Qur’an did not know the
difference between Miriam the sister of
Aaron (pbuh) and Mary the Mother of Jesus (pbuh),
the time span between both of them was about
a thousand years.
1. IN THE SEMITIC LANGUAGES SISTER ALSO MEANS
The Qur’an mentions in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 verses
"At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying
him (in her arms). They said: ‘O Mary! Truly an amazing thing hast thou
O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor
thy mother a woman unchaste!’"
Christian missionaries say that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did
not know the difference between Mary the mother of Jesus (pbuh) and Mariam
the sister of Aaron (pbuh). The time span between both was more than a
In the Arabic construction of the sentence, sister is also
considered as a descendant. Thus, when the people said to Mary, Ukhta
Haroon i.e. ‘sister of Aaron’ it actually means descendant of Aaron (pbuh).
2. SON ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT
It is mentioned in the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter 1 verse 1
"Jesus Christ, the son of David,....".
Gospel of Luke Chapter 3, verse 23
"And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,
being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, ....."
The explanation of the phrase that Jesus (pbuh) was the son
of David (pbuh), is that Jesus (pbuh) was a descendant of David (pbuh).
‘Son’, here means a descendant.