Mahallah Maryam: Soul and Inspiration from Maryam (as)
Maryam a.s (May Allah be pleased with her and grant her mercy); is the example of the righteous believer and sincere follower of the guidance of Allah. She is the mother of one of our beloved Prophet Isa ‘Alayhi salam. She is the only woman mentioned in the Quran by name and the entire chapter was dedicated to her. Her name is mentioned in the Quran 34 times in 32 verses. She is deemed to have the highest status amongst all women of creation due to her piety and devotion to Allah. Allah says in Surah Al-Imran:
﴾ وَإِذۡ قَالَتِ ٱلۡمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ يَٰمَرۡيَمُ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱصۡطَفَىٰكِ وَطَهَّرَكِ وَٱصۡطَفَىٰكِ عَلَىٰ نِسَآءِ ٱلۡعَٰلَمِينَ ﴿
And [mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds. (Quran 3:42).
Maryam (as) portrays many qualities that can be implemented in our life. Her modesty, her dedication to seek knowledge, her obedience to Allah in fulfilling His commands and her courage and patience when faced with trials and tribulations. Our dear Maryam (as) had all these amazing qualities that continuously inspiring us as Muslim woman. May Allah Subhanu wa Taa’la allow us to have the strength and courage of Maryam (as), to be patient through our hardships, and to be the consistent state of working for the betterment of ourselves and our families.
We hope that our beloved residents can take Maryam (as) as their inspiring character. The courage and patience of Maryam (as) should be an example for residents in order to face all the problems in this challenge.