Al-Qurtubi’s Explanation of Mary’s Conception:

Exposing More of Islam’s Vulgarity and Indecency

In this post, I am going to highlight some more of the indecent, tasteless and vulgar language employed within the Quran, ahadith and/or Islamic sources. In particular, I am going to focus on how one of Islam’s greatest scholars and expositors interpreted the following passage, which mentions the virginal conception of the Lord Jesus:

“She said: My Lord! when shall there be a son (born) to I me, and man has not touched me? He said: Even so, Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is.” S. 3:47 Shakir

Here is al-Qurtubi’s exegesis:

{He said: Even so, Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter}

It was told that after Gabriel said to Mary: “Allah creates what he pleases” – he blew (breathed) into her garment and its sleeve; Ibn Jareeh said – Ibn Abbas said: Gabriel took the edge of her garment by his finger and breathed into it and she became pregnant almost that moment with Jesus.

Others said: Gabriel breathed into her womb (uterus) and she became pregnant as a result of that. Others said: this can’t happen because in this case this pregnancy would have been caused by an angel and the child will be half human and half angel. However, the reason she became pregnant is because when Allah created Adam, he (Allah) stored the male sperm water in the back of men, and the female sperm water was stored into the female wombs. And when both sperm waters unite then a child is created in the womb and pregnancy will take effect. However, in the case of Mary, Allah stored both the male and female sperms in her; some in her womb and some in her back. Then Gabriel blew (breathed) into it to excite her sexually because a woman needs sexual excitement in order to become pregnant. When Mary became excited sexually because of Gabriel’s act of breathing into her, then both sperm waters were mixed into her womb and she became pregnant. (Source

Here’s another translation of al-Qurtubi’s exegesis:

One of them said that Jibrīl breathed into her womb and it attached itself. One of them said that it is not permitted that the creation be from the breath of Jibrīl because then the child would be part angel and part human, but rather the reason for that is that when Allah Almighty created Ādam and took the covenant from his progeny, he put some of the fluid in the loins of fathers and some in the wombs of mothers. When the two fluids meet, a child is produced. Allah gave Maryam both fluids: some in her womb and some in her spine. Jibrīl breathed into her to stimulate her desire because as long as a woman does not have her desire ignited, she does not become pregnant. When that happened by Jibrīl’s breath, the fluid in her spine descended into her womb and the two fluids mixed and the foetus was attached. That is why Allah then says: ‘When He decides on something,’ meaning when he wants to create something. This was discussed in al-Baqarah. (Aisha Bewley, Tafsir al-Qurtubi: Juz’ 3: Sūrat al-Baqarah 254–286 & Sūrah Āli ‘Imrān 1–95 [Diwan Press Ltd., 2019], Volume 3, pp. 313-314; bold emphasis mine)

Was there really a need to speak of the blessed mother of our Lord being sexually aroused due to the breathing of the angel, in order to cause her to become pregnant? Or is this simply a further illustration of how perverted these Muslim scholars truly were/are, having their minds and consciences poisoned by the moral filth and sexual perversion found in the Quran and sunnah of the false prophet Muhammad?

Further Reading

The Birth Narratives of Jesus in the Quran: A Christian Analysis


One thought on “Al-Qurtubi’s Explanation of Mary’s Conception:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s