How Many Angels talked to Mary?

One angel

Quran 19: 16-19

And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee if thou art God- fearing. He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.

More than one Angel

Quran 3: 42

And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.

Quran 3: 45

(And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

The status of Mary was very highly regarded among her people and with the Angles too. Angels used to talk to her even before they knew that she was going to give birth to Jesus (PBUH).

In one time they mentioned that she was selected to give birth to the Messiah:

Quran 3:45 (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

But the actual event happened when one angel was sent to her:

Quran 19:17-19 Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if thou art God- fearing. He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.

The event is explained in another verse:

Quran 66:12 And Mary, daughter of Imran, whose body was chaste, therefore We breathed therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the words of her Lord and His Scriptures and was of the obedient.

Quran 3:42 And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.

Quran 3:43 O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow (in worship).

How many angels were talking to Mary?

Allah knows Best. —

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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