Passover: A Quranic Perspective

31 05 2014

Very insightful!


With the Jewish festival of Passover occurring this week, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on one of the significant differences in the story of Moses as told by the Qur’an when compared with the tradition held by the Torah. In my first blog I mentioned that the Bible and the Qur’an actually share very little in common and Passover is a perfect example to illustrate what I meant by this.

Passover is a yearly celebration commemorating the freedom of the Israelites from slavery under the Pharaoh. Both the Bible and the Qur’an agree that God sent plagues upon Egypt as signs, but they don’t agree on how many plagues were sent or what these plagues were. According to Exodus1, the tenth and final plague sent upon the people of Egypt was the killing of all their firstborn sons. This was not limited to…

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