The miraculous birth of Jesus is mentioned in the Holy Quran in the following verses:

003.033  God did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 
'Imran above all people,-

003.034  Offspring, one of the other: And God heareth and knoweth all things.

003.035  Behold! a woman of 'Imran said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what 
is in my womb for Thy special service: So accept this of me: For Thou hearest and 
knowest all things."

003.036  When she was delivered, she said: "O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a 
female child!"- and God knew best what she brought forth- "And no wise is the male 
Like the female. I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy 
protection from the Evil One, the Rejected."



003.037  Right graciously did her Lord accept her: He made her grow in purity and 
beauty: To the care of Zakariya was she assigned. Every time that he entered (Her) 
chamber to see her, He found her supplied with sustenance. He said: "O Mary! 
Whence (comes) this to you?" She said: "From God: for God Provides sustenance to 
whom He pleases without measure."

003.038  There did Zakariya pray to his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant unto me 
from Thee a progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth prayer!

003.039  While he was standing in prayer in the chamber, the angels called unto him: 
"God doth give thee glad tidings of Yahya, witnessing the truth of a Word from God, 
and (be besides) noble, chaste, and a prophet,- of the (goodly) company of the 

003.040  He said: "O my Lord! How shall I have son, seeing I am very old, and my 
wife is barren?" "Thus," was the answer, "Doth God accomplish what He willeth."

003.041  He said: "O my Lord! Give me a Sign!" "Thy Sign," was the answer, "Shall 
be that thou shalt speak to no man for three days but with signals. Then celebrate the 
praises of thy Lord again and again, and glorify Him in the evening and in the 

003.042  Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! God hath chosen thee and purified thee- 
chosen thee above the women of all nations.

003.043  "O Mary! worship Thy Lord devoutly: Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in 
prayer) with those who bow down."

003.044  This is part of the tidings of the things unseen, which We reveal unto thee 
(O Apostle!) by inspiration: Thou wast not with them when they cast lots with arrows, 
as to which of them should be charged with the care of Mary: Nor wast thou with 
them when they disputed (the point).

003.045  Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word 
from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this 
world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to God;

003.046  "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be 
(of the company) of the righteous."

003.047  She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched 
me?" He said: "Even so: God createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, 
He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!

003.048  "And God will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel,

003.049  "And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message): 
"'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, 
as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by God's 
leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by God's 
leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely 
therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;

003.050  "'(I have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make 
lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a 
Sign from your Lord. So fear God, and obey me.

003.051  "'It is God Who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way 
that is straight.'"

003.052  When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: "Who will be My helpers 
to (the work of) God?" Said the disciples: "We are God's helpers: We believe in God, 
and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.

003.053  "Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the 
Apostle; then write us down among those who bear witness."

003.054  And (the unbelievers) plotted and planned, and God too planned, and the 
best of planners is God.

003.055  Behold! God said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and 
clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow 
thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all 
return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

003.056  "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this 
world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

003.057  "As to those who believe and work righteousness, God will pay them (in 
full) their reward; but God loveth not those who do wrong."

003.058  "This is what we rehearse unto thee of the Signs and the Message of 

003.059  The similitude of Jesus before God is as that of Adam; He created him from 
dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was.

003.060  The Truth (comes) from God alone; so be not of those who doubt.

003.061  If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge Hath 
come to thee, say: "Come! let us gather together,- our sons and your sons, our women 
and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the 
curse of God on those who lie!"

003.062  This is the true account: There is no god except God; and God-He is indeed 
the Exalted in Power, the Wise.

003.063  But if they turn back, God hath full knowledge of those who do mischief.

003.064  Say: "O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: 
That we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with him; that we erect 
not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than God." If then they turn back, 
say ye: "Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to God's Will).

(This text is taken from the English translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali of the original Quran in Arabic.)