Making the Familiar Strange
Join Abdullah Najjar, Assistant Imam-Administrator and Youth Director at American Muslim Institute, for this session of Making the Familiar Strange as we explore the story of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph).
Read or review the story: Qur’an 12
Abdullah Najjar joined American Muslim Institute as Assistant Imam-Administrator and Youth Director in August 2022. Abdullah is a an award-winning youth director and mentor. He’s a graduate student of law and religious studies, and he is passionate about teaching religion and building community.
Making the Familiar Strange is an opportunity for interfaith dialogue that inspires people of different religious and nonreligious backgrounds to read the same text together. Rather than providing answers, creating arguments, or shutting down conversation, Making the Familiar Strange gives attendees an opportunity to investigate and share different perspectives on the same texts.
While not required, the program is best if you have access to the stories, which can be through a physical copy or online copy of a Bible, Tanakh, and/or Quran.