Hannah (Mary's mother)

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The mother of Mary was the wife of 'Imran. Her story is recounted in Surah 3 of the Qur'an. Although the Qur'an and the canonical books of the Bible do not record the name of Mary's mother, tradition and Biblical apocrypha name her Hannah (Arabic: حنة [Hannah], Greek: Άννα [Anna], Hebrew: חַנָּה [Hannah]), or Anne or Anna.

When Hannah was pregnant with Mary, Hannah vowed to dedicate the child to God, and when she gave birth to Mary, she kept her promise, dedicating Mary and Mary's progeny to God, and asked God to protect Mary and Mary's progeny from evil. Mary was raised by the priest Zachariah, and God provided for Mary.

When the wife of Imran said, Lord, I have vowed to Thee, in dedication, what is within my womb. Receive Thou this from me; Thou hearest, and knowest.

And when she gave birth to her she said, Lord, I have given birth to her, a female. (And God knew very well what she had given birth to; the male is not as the female.) And I have named her Mary, and commend her to Thee with her seed, to protect them from the accursed Satan.

Her Lord received the child with gracious favour, and by His goodness she grew up comely, Zachariah taking charge of her. Whenever Zachariah went in to her in the Sanctuary, he found her provisioned. Mary, he said, how comes this to thee? From God, she said. Truly God provisions whomsoever He will without reckoning.

— Surah 3:35–37 (Arberry)