This is true. They don’t revere her…in the way we revere her to be exact. Islam deny she is the Blessed Mother (of God).
So it is more like a nice sentiment. Muslims may revere her in the way they’ve been led to believe, rather than believing in the Blessedness of Mother Mary, who is the New Eve.
I thought perhaps otherwise, so decided to research this, and questioned an older, nice Moslem couple, of the Islam faith, I met while shopping at a local vegetable stand. I told the gentleman that I was a practicing Roman Catholic in a Bible studies class and had a question for him. The gentleman, originally from Bagdad, Iraq, told me the Islam faith greatly reveres Mary – that she was always saintly and was the virgin mother of Jesus Christ.
As I said a very nice sentiment but not fully in the Truth. Islam’s belief in the virgin Mary, leaves out the details about the Holy Spirit (the third Person of God) and thus the power of the Most High overshadowed her but also after Mary gave her concurrence.
This is also important…Islam doesn’t believe in free will. Islam states “God decrees and it happens (sic)”, but it was Mary who was given the choice to accept the words of passed to her by Gabriel by saying "May your word to me be fulfilled.”.
Every time he mentioned Mary or any other holy person, he said a short phrase out of respect. The Angel Gabriel is also significant in the Islam faith. He also said that they hold Jesus Christ in high esteem, saying not only that Jesus was a prophet, he was like an apostle. When questioned about the Koran’s idea of the end of the world, however, he said that Jesus and Mohammed will come back to earth together, Jesus would be slain and then God would come and there would be world peace. Quite different from what my Catholic Church teaches and Catholic Bible states, but interesting to hear about their beliefs! We did agree that there is basically one God, worshiped by all faiths. Hope I was correct in saying this. Why, then, are there so many terrible wars over our similar, yet often differing beliefs?
As you can see it doesn’t make sense for Jesus and Mohammed to come together when the latter didn’t follow the actual facts that lead to Jesus coming into the world as Man in the first place! :rolleyes: