What Muslims Really Pray at 'Interfaith' Gatherings

In his blog, theologian and scholar of Islam Dr. Mark Durie states: It is remarkable that the daily prayers of every Muslim, part of the core of Islam, include a rejection of Christians and Jews as misguided and objects of Allah's wrath. Devout Muslims repeat this Surat al Fatiha (Qur'an, 1:7) at least seventeen times daily during the five calls to prayer – over 5,000 times a year. On Friday, August 4, 2017, I attended the weekly Jummah prayers at the Chautauqua Institution Hall of Christ.  The Abrahamic Program for Young Adults (APYA) leads the service each Friday with full support from the Institution's department of religion.  Each summer, the department selects four college-age students to serve for the season as the "face" of interfaith dialogues at Chautauqua: one liberal Jew, one liberal Christian, and two Muslims – one Sunni (male) and one Shia (female). At the...(Read Full Article)