Two very different artistic interpretations of this Biblical moment:
Islamic Architecture: Al-Azhar Mosque
Featured in Daniel Pipes: Islam vs. Islamism.
The Universal Soul met a separate soul
and placed a pearl on her breast.
Through such contact the soul, like Mary,
became pregnant with a heart-winning messiah.
– Rumi, Mathnawi II: 1183-1184, trans Helminskis