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Who are Jesus’s (isa) grandfather and grandmother? According to Islam

Prophet Isa (Jesus) is a prominent figure in both Islam and Christianity. Interestingly, the world’s two biggest religions agree on the fact that Prophet Isa is Virgin Mary’s son despite their differences. (you can read more about this in our previous article Islam and Christianity). Then, what about his grandparents? In this article we will answer this question.

Who are Prophet Isa (Jesus) grandfather and grandmother?

Jesus is Mary’s son (Isa Ibn Maryam in Arabic). Thus, his grandparents are Al Imran, Mary’s parents. Imran, Jesus’ grandfather, was a deeply religious and wise man. As to his grandmother (Imran’s wife), the Quran does not mention her name. Scholars however concluded that her name is Hanna Binti Faqud Bin Qunbul (St Anne in English). She was a pious and virtuous woman who never lost hope in Allah’s mercy.

What does the Quran say about Jesus’s grandparents?

As a matter of fact, the Quran’s 3rd Surah (Chapter) is named after them. Almighty says:

“Indeed, Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of ’Imran above all people of their time” (Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:33).

In this verse, we find that Al Imran is mentioned among seriously significant prophets. This only means that Jesus’s family is extremely worthy of respect for Allah (SWT) chose them and blessed them with His miraculous prophet.


To sum up, Prophet Isa comes from a very pious family. His mother Mary is the only woman named in the Quran and his grandparents are admirable religious people. Allah (SWT) says:

˹Remember˺ when the angels proclaimed, “O Mary! Allah gives you good news of a Word from Him, his name will be the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary; honoured in this world and the Hereafter, and he will be one of those nearest ˹to Allah˺ (Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:45).

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