Both Judaism and Islam form the basis of their religious beliefs on a holy text. Traditionally, Jews believe the Torah was given to Moses at Mount Sinai somewhere around the 14th century BCE. For Muslims, the Qur'an is believed to be the word of God as spoken to the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) through the angel Jibril (Gabriel) in the 7th century C.E. The goal of this session is to learn about the role of the Qur'an and the Torah in the Islamic and Jewish traditions. It also includes an in-depth study of texts from the Qur'an and the Torah.
**If the session is held at a Synagogue, you may want to go to the sanctuary to view the Torah or a book version of the Torah. Likewise, if an English translation of the Qur'an is available, participants may want to see it. **