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Join our monthly circle to study Abrahamic scriptures! The topic of this virtual session is “Neighbors” with our study leader Imam Refai Arefin. Iftar will begin with in-person participants after 7:30 pm.

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Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a practice where Christians, Jews, and Muslims study each other’s sacred texts. SR participants meet once a month to read short passages from their respective scriptures on a certain topic. Facilitated by a study leader, each session is an opportunity to listen and share various perspectives. SR sessions help participants reflect on a curious list of topics within the Abrahamic tradition. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and one’s own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities.

                  Scriptural Reasoning: Introduction                    Reading Material: Neighbors


This Month`s Study Leader

Refai Arefin is the Imam of the Islamic Community Center of Potomac.  He previously served in Connecticut as Imam of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford for 8 years, in addition to performing duties as the Deputy Chaplain of the Connecticut State Legislature. He has wide exposure to Islamic law and Sharia education, and has followed courses at and been associated with the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Al-Balqa’ Applied University in Amman, and studied under various scholars in Fez and Damascus.


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