The Qu'ran on the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- "A woman of (the House of Imran) prayed: 'O my sustainer! Behold, unto Thee do I vow (the child) that is in my womb to be devoted to Thy service. Accept it, then, from me: verily, Thou alone art all-hearing, all-knowing!' But when she had given birth to the child, she said: 'O my sustainer! Behold, I have given birth to a female' - the while God had been fully aware of what she would give birth to - 'and the male is not like the female. And I have named her Mary, and verily, I seek Thy protection for her and her offspring against Satan, the accursed.'" (3:35-36)
"No devout Muslim would ever fathom attacking the character of the Virgin Mary," he writes. Compare that with this from the Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Sanhedrin: "She who was the descendant of princes and governors, played the harlot with carpenters."
For reference, here's an article on "what is common to Islam and Christianity" — What does the Qur'an say about Mary, the mother of Jesus? (And some Protestant panic, for good measure, which at least reminds us that "the very doctrine certain liberal Christians reject--the perpetual virginity of Mary--is accepted by Muslims" — Mary-worship unites Catholicism and Islam.) Also not to be missed is Fr. Ladis Cizik's "look at Islam, the Koran and Mary's role in bringing about peace in troubled times" — Our Lady and Islam: Heaven´s Peace Plan.