Q. I have a question regarding your comments about what religion would possibly be dominant during the tribulation. What are the Muslim beliefs in regards to Mary?
A. Many Christians are surprised that Moslems have a great affection Mary, the mother of Jesus. According to Juan Galvan, author of “Jesus and the Virgin Mary in Islam”, no woman is given more attention in the Quran, and of its 114 chapters, she is one of only eight people who have a chapter named after them. (Hers is number 19.) Although the Quran offers a different story on Mary’s origins than the Biblical account, it does confirm her supernatural conception resulting in the birth of Jesus (Quran 19:16-21) Mary is the only woman specifically named in the Quran and plays a very significant role in Islam. She is thought to be an example and a sign for all people.