Dr. Muhammad Abu Laylah, professor of the Islamic Studies & Comparative Religions atAl-Azhar Univ. states: Mary Magdalene has no mention in the Glorious Qur’an or sound Sunnah and we, Muslims, do not believe that she did not play an active role in the service of Jesus and she is not counted among the disciples (hawaryyeen). In the Old Testament, there are some passages about Marry Magdalene especially in the fourth Gospel of John. She was overcome by bad spirits and was a victim for a long time and Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) drove out the bad spirits from her body and thus she followed him according to what has been mentioned by the writers of the Gospels who gave her a prominent role to play in forming the news about Jesus’ burial, grave and reappearance after the supposed Crucifxion. She alone formed the corner stone in her claim that she recognized him after coming back to life.
The information about Crucifixion of Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) and his appearance and talk to his disciples has contradictions and gives the impression that it was a myth not a reality. The news about Jesus appearance after death stands only on Marry Magdalene testimony and according to Muslim traditions this is not accepted. This is something reported by a lot of people who cannot connive on falsehood. In Islam, this is called tawatur, i.e. unbroken succession of narrators. These narrators must be trustworthy and known to us. Marry Magdalene might be a victim to hallucination. A lot of Western scholars refuse her report considering it something imaginary.