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Rule Breaker and Law Giver: The Muslim Moses

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Free for members, $18 for non-members
This short introduction to Moses in the Qur’an will focus on three points in Moses’ transformation from a Prince of Egypt to a Prophet. Two of these points, Moses fighting an Egyptian guard and Moses in challenging Pharaoh, resonate with the versions of the stories in Exodus but differ in subtle and important ways. The third story, of Moses meeting the figure of Khidr, is a unique story to the Qur’an, but which seems to draw on knowledge of the Torah. Finally, we will turn to some short devotional reflections on Moses from Muslim traditions. No knowledge of Islam or the Qur’an needed.

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