Saint Anne is a saint celebrated in both Christianity and Islam. Apocryphal writings in both religions say that Anne was the mother of Mary and therefore the grandmother of Jesus, although she is not mentioned by name in either the Muslim holy book The Quran or the Christian gospels. The Gospel of James, which was written around 100-150 years after the death of Jesus, is not part of the canonical gospels and provides the earliest mention of the saint. Orthodox Christians believe that she was known in the early Christian community in which the Book of James was written. In Islam, Anne is written as Hannah ( (Arabic: حنة) who is recognised as the mother of Mary. (Source: Wikipedia).