Lessons from the story of Maryam: Almighty Allah has sent many Prophets from time to time. For the guidance of every civilization that came in the past, Allah Almighty had sent Prophets either with the whole books or the teachings. Each of them guided humanity towards the right path that takes us only towards Allah.
Maryam, also known as Mary, was not one of the Prophets, but she belonged to a family of the Prophets chosen by the Almighty. She was the daughter of Prophet Imran and was taken care of by her uncle Prophet Zakariya; she also gave birth to Jesus or Prophet Isa, who holds a high rank in Islam and Christianity. Almighty Allah has sent many Prophets with the time. For the guidance of every civilization that came in the past, Allah Almighty had sent Prophets either with the whole books or the teachings. Each of them guided humanity towards the right path that takes us only towards Allah.
Maryam, also known as Mary, was not one of the Prophets, but she belonged to a family of the Prophets chosen by the Almighty. She was the daughter of Prophet Imran and was taken care of by her uncle Prophet Zakariya; she also gave birth to Jesus or Prophet Isa, who holds a high rank in Islam and Christianity.
Who was Mary or Maryam (AS)?
Mary was the mother of Jesus, who gave him birth unprecedented. Her mother Hannah was childless, and she prayed to God for a son and vowed that she would dedicate her child to the service of Allah. But instead of a son, Allah blessed her with a daughter, that was Mary. Nevertheless, Hannah still fulfilled her vow, and young Mary was sent towards the service of Allah.
You will learn the rest about her in detail down below:
What Can We Learn From The Life of Hazrat Maryam?
Being a Muslim, you must have learned about the miraculous birth she gave to Prophet Isa (Jesus), as she was considered the chosen woman among the whole woman population of the world. However, when people didn’t believe her piousness and that she was a virgin, the steadfastness that she displayed was indeed remarkable.
We all have a lot to learn from her life. There is so much guidance that we can get from the role model Muslim woman, Mary.
5 – Always Have Faith in Allah
Faith in Allah Almighty is the foundation of Islam, and Mary has displayed the essence of that. The level of her trust in the Almighty power was remarkable and indeed most incredible. She was the woman who had faith in Allah in whatever hardships she faced. She had to hide from the world to keep her unborn child safe. When they all found out about her pregnancy, she was accused of nasty sins, but she was innocent. She stayed strong through that time and never let her faith weaken. She knew that God will always be there with her, and she doesn’t have to worry about anything people say.
Hannah, Mary’s mother, saw her hardship and the false accusations her daughter was facing. So, she prayed to Allah to seek refuge from Satan, and Allah listened to her’ as it is mentioned in hadith;
Here are Tips to Keep Your Faith Strong.
4 – Allah Fulfills Wishes In The Best Way Possible
Allah almighty listens to our prayers always; sooner or later, he does. Since Hannah didn’t have a child, she prayed to God for a son, but she was blessed with Mary’s daughter. Her wish of a son didn’t go unfulfilled, as she was blessed with a grandson in the face of Jesus, who was a miraculous child besides being a Prophet. And this blessing was bigger than any other, having related to a Prophet.
It was a blessing that Mary was chosen as the mother of Isa (A.S); she was also a daughter of a Prophet Imran and was brought up by her uncle, who was also a Prophet, Zachariah.
3 – Women Have Unremarkable Strength
She was a strong woman who bears all of the hardships that came her way with patience. Allah Almighty gave her the strength to bear life within her when she was a virgin. She didn’t get hopeless on the Almighty’s help, as she knew God would bless her with the best. And this too shall pass. She stayed strong throughout that time and set an example for every woman of every time. Learn more about the strong Muslim women from our previous post on the Most Influential Women in Islamic History.
2 – Your Patience Will Turn Into a Blessing
She stayed patient in the times when almost everyone had turned their back on her. She didn’t respond to the comments that were passed on to her. Instead, Allah Almighty made the newborn child spoke for her, who told them he is a Prophet sent by God Almighty that made everyone believe her. And due to her steadfastness and her staunch belief in Allah Almighty, she was called one of the greatest women in the history of this world and Islam. Continuing on this topic, I would also recommend that you go through these Beautiful Islamic Quotes on Patience.
It’s difficult to fathom what she had been through. She had secluded herself from people she believed would never accept her narrative. She was going through childbirth, which was among the most excruciating and challenging experiences a person can have. Her anguish was so unbearable at this stage that she wanted to have died instead of going through it, in Quran is mentioned in the following words:
And due to her staunch belief and steadfastness, she was blessed with a miraculous child and became a mother of the Prophet. An epitome of a woman, who is a role model for us all.
1 – Allah Will Never Leave You Alone
Maryam (A.S) used to live in seclusion most of the time in Masjid Al-Aqsa. Her time was spent in the worship of Allah. When her uncle Prophet Zacharia brought her food, there was already food present for her, the summer fruits in winter, and the food that was so unusual. When he asked, she says that this food is sent from the divine power, Almighty Allah. God never left Mary alone; He never leaves any of us alone. Quran states it in the following words:
Even when almost no one believed her piousness, God was still there for her. He made the baby (Prophet Isa) vindicated her of all the suspicions that were thrown at her. He said the following words that made people believe how innocent of a woman Maryam (A.S) was:
There are lots of lessons in surah Maryam that works as a guide for us. There’s so much to learn from it. Mary in Islam holds a great place; she is an epitome for the women of all time. Following her lifestyle of living can lead us to the right path of Islam.
She is a perfect role model for Muslim Women. Her character, her piousness, is to learn from. You can learn a lot regarding her life as there are so many lessons in surah Maryam that will guide you a lot about life. The right way to live it. How great of a woman she was; she is a perfect role model for every woman.
She faced the hardships that came towards her with great piety. She never for once doubted anything, nor she lost hope. Her only hope was Allah Almighty, and she stayed steadfast in her beliefs and went through the situation wisely. That is why she is among those women of Islam who will go straight to Jannah.