The Extra Purity of Mariyam
And the Angels said:
"O Mary, God has selected you and cleansed you,
and He has selected you over the women of the worlds."
To show the importance of the above ayat I will begin by showing something regularly overlooked in the Quran...........
3:59 Surely Isa’s example with The God is as example of Adam. He created him of dust then He said to him, “Be” then he was.
Most people tend to think because Adam and Isa are mentioned in the same ayat,
they were the exact same type of character.
All this ayat is saying is both were created from DUST, not NOTHING.
There is a major difference between Isa and Adam.
Isa didn’t have hidden evil inclinations.
Adam did ( e.g 7.20 , 20.121)
This is because Isa and his mother were protected at birth (at Mariam's birth)
3.36-37..... and I have named it Marium, and I commend her and her offspring into Thy protection from the accursed Shaitan. So her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance......
We also can see chronologically from Adam's narrations, only AFTER the tree is prohibited, the female or a spouse is introduced. Therefore it can be agreed the opposite sex (lust and sexual desire) is also part of the test once it commences.
i.e shaitan can tempt you with it (or it can be a blessing if married)
7:22 So he misled them with deception; and when they tasted the tree, their wickedness became apparent to them, and they rushed to cover themselves with the leaves of the paradise; and their Lord called to them: "Did I not forbid you from that tree, and tell you that the devil is your clear enemy"
Isa and Mariam were protected at birth from the shaitan.
This means Mariam was a virgin not only at Isa's birth but mentally. She also would NEVER have had sexual thoughts/desires for her entire existence (and Isa respectively would not have either due to his protection also.)
When Mariam said
19:20 She said: "How can I have a son when no human being has been with me, nor have I desired such?"
She meant it more than any of us can imagine. She had absolutely no desire.
She was select to remain a virgin from birth, even in her psyche, a cleansing that no other woman on earth has.