Women prophets

Q696 :Were there any woman prophets? If not, why?


A696 : Some scholars are of the view that Lady Mary, Jesus's mother was herself a prophet. They also maintain that the mother of prophet Moses was also a prophet. They support their view with reference in the Qur'an to the fact that Allah inspired both ladies on certain occasions. The Arabic term used for "inspire" in both cases is the same one which also means "revealed to." As this is attributed to Allah, in both cases, the relevant verse may be rendered as "We revealed to" Moses' mother or Lady Mary. Such revelation, then, indicates that both ladies were prophets.


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