Here, you can find the texts we have studied in our local Qur'an and Bible studies.
Worship Looking at some key prayers and passages about the nature of God.
Festivals: texts for 'Id ul-Fitr
Fasting: For the first week of Ramadan and penultimate week of Lent, we looked at how and why we fast.
Eating together: exploring the story of Abraham's visitors and other material about eating together in the Bible, the Qur'an and the Hadith. The texts are here.
Intentions: using texts from CMCS Oxford's Qur'an and Bible studies.
Repentance and Capital Punishment: The texts are here.
Repentance: The texts are here.
Wealth and Judgement: The texts are here.
What can we eat? The texts are here.
Human responsibility texts are here.
Texts on male responsibility are here.
Interpreting ancient texts in today’s world:
The example: Head-covering in the New Testament and the Qur’an. Find the texts and comments here
Why gender imbalance?
The most famous 'equality' verses (taken out of their contexts!):
Genesis 1: 26-27, Galatians 3:28
Surah 4:1; 33:35
The most famous 'inequality' verses (taken out of their contexts!):
Genesis 3:16; Ephesians 5:22-24
Chapter 4 (and others if you like!) of Ida Glaser's (with Napoleon John) Partners or Prisoners? Christians thinking about women and Islam, Paternoster, 1998.