Esa AS: Maryam's (as) Age During Pregnancy
  • Question:

    How old was Maryam when she got pregnant with Eisa (as)?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    In response to your concern, it is important to note that there is no clear cut evidence in the Holy Quran or Sunnah providing an answer to this query. However, Islamic scholars and historians have indicated to the answer, based on historical accounts of the event.

    The great giant of Quranic exegesis, Imam Al Aalusi Al Baghdaadi (ra), writes:

    "The scholars and historians have differed regarding the precise time when Almighty Allah sent the angel to blow the soul of Eisa/ Jesus (as) into the womb of Maryam (as). Some have stated, she was thirteen years of age. Wahb and Mujaahid (ra) have reported age fifteen. There are also suggestions of age ten and twelve" (Tafseer Ruh Al Ma'aani)

    You may also find, in relevance to the topic, the following article, authored by Shaykh Omar Subedar, of benifit: "The Birth of Jesus, The Son of Mary".

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah institute
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