The focus of this post is the early life of Mary as told in Quran 3:35-41, with the text coming from MAS Abdel Halem’s Translation
35 Imran’si wifeii said, ‘Lord, I have dedicated what is growing in my womb entirely to You; so accept this from me. You are the One who hears and knows all,’ 36but when she gave birth, she said, ‘My Lord! I have given birth to a girl’– God knew best what she had given birth to: the male is not like the female–‘ I name her Mary and I commend her and her offspring to Your protection from the rejected Satan.’…….
The following text is the occasion of the receiving of Mary into the Temple with the other virgins; as the Qur’an rightly indicates Anna dedicated Mary to God, and at three years of age Mary was taken to the Temple.
Lost Books of the Bible
The GOSPEL of the BIRTH OF MARY.
1 Mary brought to the temple at three years old.
6 Ascends the stairs of the temple by miracle.
8 Her parents sacrificed and returned home.
AND when three years were expired, and the time of her weaning complete, they brought the Virgin to the temple of the Lord with offerings.
2 And there were about the temple, according to the fifteen Psalms of degrees, 1 fifteen stairs to ascend.
3 For the temple being built in a mountain, the altar of burnt-offering, which was without, could not be come near but by stairs;
4 The parents of the blessed Virgin and infant Mary put her upon one of these stairs;
5 But while they were putting off their clothes, in which they had travelled, and according to custom putting on some that were more neat and clean,
6 In the mean time the Virgin of the Lord in such a manner went up all the stairs one after another, without the help of any to lead or lift her, that any one would have judged from hence that she was of perfect age.
7 Thus the Lord did, in the infancy of his Virgin, work this extraordinary work, and evidence by this miracle how great she was like to be hereafter.
8 But the parents having offered up their sacrifice, according to the custom of the law, and perfected their vow, left the Virgin with other virgins in the apartments of the temple, who were to be brought up there, and they returned home.
The Lost Books of the Bible: The Gospel of the Birth of Mary. 2016. The Lost Books of the Bible: The Gospel of the Birth of Mary. [ONLINE] Available at: http://sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob05.htm. [Accessed 07 December 2016].