Karaite Israelite Mosque of Ascension




(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)



 Many Christians are eager to prove that the Holy Koran is not the word of God but a man made compilation of misinformation and errors. In this regard they teach that one of the Koran's most outward and obvious blunders is the fact that it confuses the identity of Marium(Mary) the mother of Jesus with Marium(Mary) the Sister of Aaron.

SURAH 19:28
O sister of Aaron! your father was not a bad man, nor, was your mother an unchaste woman.

In order to understand why the Koran refers to the Mother of Jesus as a Sister of Aaron it is imperative that it is understood why the Koran also refers to Mary the Mother of Jesus as being born from a woman of the Family of Amran(Imran).

SURAH 3:35
When a woman of Amran said: My Lord! surely I vow to Thee what is in my womb, to be devoted (to Thy service); accept therefore from me, surely Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.

Amran was the Father of both Moses, Aaron and their Sister Marium(Mary)

And Amran took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amran were an hundred and thirty and seven years.

 In referring to the chosen status bestowed upon the descendants of Moses and Aaron the Holy Koran states that the Family of Amran was chosen above the nations:

SURAH 3:33
Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of Imran above the nations.

 The Koranic references that refer to Mary the Mother of Jesus as being a member of the Family of Amran was to indicate that she was a descendant of the Priestly families. This is confirmed in the Bible which acknowledges her to be a cousin of Elizabeth the wife of the Priest ZACHARIAH and Mother of John the Baptist(Yahya).

Luke 1:5
In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a PRIEST named ZECHARIAH, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife ELIZABETH was also a DESCENDANT OF AARON.

LUKE 1:35-36
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy COUSIN ELIZABETH, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

 Therefore when the Holy Koran refers to Mary the Mother of Jesus as being of the Family of Amran it means that she is a female descendant of Amran the Father of Moses and Aaron. In this regard she is equated to Marium the Sister of Aaron who was the first female descendant of the Family of Amran. With this understanding it was traditional to refer to any female descendants of the Family of Amran as being like Marium(Mary) the Sister of Moses and Aaron. In fact it was for this very reason that many of the female descendants of Aaron and Moses were often named Mary(Marium) in the first place.

Many early Christian authorities acknowledged the Levitical origins of Jesus. This understanding was advocated and documented in the case of the Syrian St.Ephraim.(The Essene Odyssey- Hugh Schonfield Element Books Limited 1984 pp 41.)

" There were Christian authorities who also claimed Jesus as a Levite. Among them we find St.Ephraim the Syrian...."

  This supports the understanding that Jesus' maternal lineage is from the tribe of Levi 

 In summary the Koran metaphorically refers to Mary the Mother of Jesus as being a Sister of Aaron because she was a female descendant of the Priestly Family of Amran and accordingly she is associated with the first female descendant of Amran who was Mary the Sister of Aaron of whom she was obviously named after.


   Another metaphoric reference to her priestly descent is that which refers to her as a " The Daughter of Amran ".

SURAH 66:12
 And Marium(Mary), the daughter of Amran, who guarded her chastity....

   One of the reasons that the Lord chose Mary to be the Mother of Jesus was the fact that Virginity was not only highly valued and regarded among the Levitical Priestly families but was documented as well. This was particularly true in the case of Mary who was actually dedicated to the Service of the Priests and placed directly in the care of the Priest Zacariah(Zakariya) who was married to her Cousin Elizabeth and of whom would later become the Father of John the Baptist(Yahya).  

SURAH 3:37
So her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance and made her grow up a good growing, and gave her into the charge of Zakariya; whenever Zakariya entered the sanctuary to (see) her, he found with her food. He said: O Marium! whence comes this to you? She said: It is from Allah. Surely Allah gives to whom He pleases without measure.

  Virginity was so highly regarded among the Priestly daughters that the penalty for illicit sex such as fornification or prostitution was to be burned to death. This is why that when Joseph the husband of Mary at first doubted the Virgin Birth he wanted to put her away in private in order to avoid having her subjected to the agony of being burned to death since she was a Priestly daughter of the Family of Amran.

Leviticus 21:9
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily

  Therefore it is true Mary the Mother of Jesus is a Sister of Aaron meaning that she is of the Priestly Family of Amran(Imran)

SURAH 19:28
O sister of Aaron! your father was not a bad man, nor, was your mother an unchaste woman.