Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Ep. 2: Keeping A Promise to Allah: The Mother of Maryam

Have you ever made an oath to God that you found difficulty sticking to?

Hinnah, the mother of Mary (as), made a promise to Allah that if He granted her a child, she would dedicate him to His service. When she discovered she gave birth to a girl in a time when it wasn’t common for women to worship in the Temple, she was worried. Yet she never wavered in her commitment to her oath.

From naming her daughter to raising her, Hinnah demonstrated tawakkul in Allah through action—so much so that she and her progeny were immortalized in the Qur’an and upheld by God Himself.

Tune in to the episode 2 of Upheld by Allah: Women in the Qur’an with Ustadha Lobna Mulla.

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Lobna Mulla

Lobna Mulla

Board Member | Ustadha Lobna Youssef Mulla is a motivational speaker and community educator. She is best known for her optimistic, positive and engaging style with audiences. Lobna is the former National Tarbiya Director of the Muslim American Society, where she is still an active member. She has been working as a youth mentor for the past two decades in multiple capacities. Lobna has organized youth camps, led study circles, taught classes in her community, and lectured extensively, nationally and internationally. Additionally, Lobna serves as an IOK Muslim Chaplain at UCLA.