Resurrection of the Widow’s Son

Dedicated to the resurrection of the son of the widow, this site refers to one of the miracles of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام described in the biblical texts

Nein, Israel occupied Palestine

Coordinates: 32.630705, 35.350141

The Church of the Resurrection of the Widow’s Son or simply the Church of the Son of the Widow, is a religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church and is located in the village of Nein in northern Israel occupied Palestine.

Is dedicated to the resurrection of the son of the widow it refers to one of the miracles of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام.

The location is the village of Nain, two miles south of Mount Tabor.

Raising of the son of the widow of Nain

The woman in the story had lost both her husband and her only son, so that there was no one left to support her. As she could not have inherited the land, the loss of her only son would have left her dependent on the charity of more distant relatives and neighbours.

Hz. Isa عليه اسلام arrived at the village of Nain during the burial ceremony of the son of a widow.

When Hz. Isa عليه اسلام saw the widow, he was merciful and did not cry. He came near and touched the coffin and said “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and talked with the grace of Allah, and tahn Hz. Isa عليه اسلام gave him to his mother.

All men feared and glorified Allah, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us, and Allah has taken care of his people.

This news about Hz. Isa عليه اسلام spread throughout Judea and everywhere.

This is the first of three miracles of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام in which he raises the dead, the other two being the raising of Jairus’s daughter and of Lazarus.

Muslim helped the Christians

When the Franciscans in 1880 acquired the ruins of an ancient church, which had at one time been converted into a mosque, they were helped by the head of the village.

One narration says that some honest muslims helped the franciscans by giving them permission to take water fron the only source of water nearby and stones from his own land to build a church.

The Franciscans than built a simple, rectangular church which now stands today.


To the West of the village, about 1/2 Km away, are tombs cut into the rock on the flank of the mountain.

The cemetery was in this area and the funeral procession Hz. Isa عليه اسلام met would have been making its way in this direction.

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.

Sites related to Christian traditions on this website are for information purpose only.

It is recommended not to visit these sites as a Muslim because, first the sources of these places comes from the christian sources which is dubious in some cases. 

And most of the christian sites are decorated with frescos, paintings & things that go against the teachings of Islam.