"The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary ... His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him ... "
The Star of Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity. Islam is deeply imbued with Judeo-Christian beliefs and traditions. The prophet Muhammad is seen by Muslims as the last and "seal" (khatim) of a long line of earlier prophets. His Hebrew precursors are held in great reverence by Islam, as are the virgin Mary and Jesus. Bethlehem is one of several Palestinian towns inhabited almost exclusively by Christian Arabs, who constitute about 10 percent of all Palestinians.