MARYAM AL MUQADDASAH EPISODE 01 IN URDU
The inhabitants of Jerusalem eagerly anticipate the birth of Imran’s son in the year 16 BCE. Instead of the eagerly expected “Messiah,” Imran and Anna give birth to a girl. She is given the name Mary, which means “Servant of God,” later. Mary is delivered to the Temple when she is six years old. She stays there until she is sixteen years old, protected by the priest Zechariah.
Mary is hounded by the Jewish priests while she is in seclusion and spends her entire day giving birth and praying. She becomes so holy that the angel Gabriel shows up to her and tells her she will give birth to a holy man. Jesus is subsequently born to her.
The film bases the story of the life of Saint Mary and the birth of Jesus- a prophet in Islamic tradition on classical sources such as Chapter 19 of the Qur’an. Along with the character of Saint Mary, this film also featured the righteous character of the Prophet Zakariya, who in Islam was the guardian of Saint Mary.
The two-hour-long film was originally in Persian but has been dubbed into English by the Wilayah Network which was recorded in Hong Kong by Red Angel Media, and there is also another version with English subtitles. Footage from the film was used heavily in the 19 August 2007 British ITV documentary The Muslim Jesus.