- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Al Qushairi Tafsir

{ وَإِذْ قَالَتِ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةُ يٰمَرْيَمُ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱصْطَفَـٰكِ وَطَهَّرَكِ وَٱصْطَفَـٰكِ عَلَىٰ نِسَآءِ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ }

And when the angels said “O Mary God has preferred you and made you pure; He has preferred you above all women of the worlds.” It is possible that this was the beginning of a message from the angels to Mary elevating her state. It is possible that she may have heard their words and seen them or that she did not see them but heard them as a voice call- ing out to her: “God has preferred you by your being favored and singled out from among your kind and peers and made you pure from what is indecent and sinful with a beautiful immunity and [pure] from having physical contact with men. He has preferred you above all women of the worlds in your time.” The point of repeating the mention of her being preferred is first “He has chosen you through special gifts position and an exalted state”; and second “He has chosen you to bear Jesus عليه السلام without a father and no woman can ever be compared to you until the Day of Resurrection.” Because of that He said “above all women of the worlds.”