Sura One Responsive Reading

First off: I’ve never done this and am not totally sure it’s a good idea. So maybe you could give it a try and let me know!

Since Sura One of the Quran, is so sound from a biblical perspective and sounds so much like a Psalm, I wonder if it would be cool to read it in unison or as a responsive reading at church. Most people in most churches would assume it’s from a psalm they’re not super familiar with. Only after reading it, mention that it’s from the Quran.

This could be part of an effort to bridge Muslims and Christians, to show some of our common ground. It could also easily lead into a challenge to prayer like I described in Muslim Connect.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and, should you be intrepid enough to give it a go, how badly you get thrashed! shanedar@gmail.com