Author: Aliah Schleifer
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Pages: 159 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
An in depth study of the traditional scholarship examining the life and characteristics of Mary from the perspective of Sunni Islam in the classical period, which took place over centuries in a region stretching from Central Asia to Spain. The author was a specialist in Islamic Studies and a professor at the American University in Cairo.
“Christians often find it curious that Mary figures so prominently in the Qur’an and in Muslim spiritual life. She is seen as a faithful servant of the Lord who allows God’s word to bring Jesus to life in her miraculously, and so give the world a Prophet whom Muslims revere. This work shows in inspiring detail the manner in which Muslim life and practice bring Mary to life as a faithful servant of the one God.”