The Quran and the Bible

What are the similarities and differences?

In this course you will learn about the differences and similarities between the Quran and the Bible, with guest instructor Sharif Randhawa.

Who is this course for?

If you’d like to:

  • Answer your questions about the Quran and the Bible

  • Understand the key differences and similarities of the Prophet's stories in these two books

  • Increase your conviction of the Quran

  • Better appreciate the books of Allah that He sent to His prophets (pbut)

  • Be a more confident Muslim

  • Learn more about your own deen

  • Be able to teach your idea about people of other faiths they interact with

  • Connect with your fellow humans at an interfaith level

Then this is the course for you!


We will focus on the stories of the Prophets - how the Quran retells their stories in biblical tradition with important similarities and differences. We will look at the stories of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus - and even Muhammad, peace be upon them all!

Course length:

  • 12 lessons, all between 90 and 120 minutes


There's no actual homework, but to ensure the information doesn't fade away once the classes finish, regular review of the slides and lessons will help to cement it in your mind. This will help when trying to impart what you've learnt to others, as well.


No prerequisites, except a keen mind!

Materials required:

  • A notebook and pen

  • An internet connection

  • A computer / phone / tablet, with a working speaker

Students receive:

  • Every recording

  • All materials used by the instructor

Course length:

  • 12 lessons, all between 90 and 120 minutes

What can I do after this?

We recommend joining our Quranic Supplications course, to continue reflecting on the Quran.

Alternatively, we urge you to check out all our courses here.

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See you inside the course!

About Your Instructor

Sharif Randhawa

Guest Instructor

Sharif Randhawa studied Arabic at the Dream program and then went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Washington. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in the same field at the University of Chicago. His interests include the composition of the Quran as well as its relationship with biblical tradition. He authored Divine Speech: Exploring the Quran as Literature and was a researcher on the Quran for Bayyinah Institute. He currently is a guest instructor for the Islamic Seminary of America


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Quran and The Bible

    • Link to Slides

  • 2

    Full-Length Recordings

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: The Quran & Biblical Tradition

    • Lesson 3: The Story of Creation

    • Lesson 4: The Flood

    • Lesson 5: Abraham, Ishmael & Isaac

    • Lesson 6: The Setting of the Exodus

    • Lesson 7: Exodus pt. 2

    • Lesson 8: Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, Return

    • Lesson 9: The Beginning of the Monarchy

    • Lesson 10: The Babylonian Exile

    • Lesson 11: Christian Origins

    • Lesson 12: The Conclusion of the Monastery of Jesus

    • Lesson 13: Muhammad (pbuh) Foretold

  • 3


    • Feedback form


  • Are the classes live?

    The classes are all pre-recorded, so you can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace.

  • Is there an age requirement?

    We've had students from ages 8-70+ in our courses and they've all enjoyed it and benefited. We recommend children under 10 take the class with an adult.

  • Do you do 1-on-1 tutoring?

    No. However, with some courses, you can get direct contact with Imam Adam Jamal. If you’re interested, look into UQA level 1-3. We will soon be offering weekly live office hours!

  • Do you offer scholarships?

    We never want finances to stand in the way of learning. If you require financial aid, contact us at and we will find the best solution for you.

  • Is there a refund policy?

    If you register for lifetime access for one course, or subscribe monthly, and your expectations were not met, then you may email us within 30 days at to receive a prompt, no-questions-asked, full refund.