The eminent Azharite scholar Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, states the following: “Indeed, Islam renders the Virgin Mary all sorts of respect and veneration in a way that is not similar to any other veneration. For example, Allah Almighty says, And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation. (Aal-`Imran: 42)

Moreover, nobody has seen the Virgin Mary to take photos of her, but to the contrary some European historians say clearly that the current photo of the Virgin Mary that is displayed in Churches is a photo of an Italian lady farmer done by Michael Anglo during the 16th century. Something similar to that was mentioned by the author of Qissat Al-Hadarah or the Story of Civilization.

Thus, displaying the photo of Mary in Churches doesn’t make sense to us as Muslims as we don’t believe that the displayed photo is really the photo of the Virgin Mary.”