Should we include chapters from the Quran in our Saturday meetings?
I think we should still make the Old Testament readings the focus of our meetings, but it might be interesting to read a small section (a fraction of a chapter) of the Quran every week as a point of comparison. We could potentially try to find sections of the Quran that correspond to the Old Testament reading that we are doing this week, and discuss how our interpretation of the Quran passage differs from our interpretation of the Old Testament passage.
In the Old Testament the people want a king and get one against God's will. In the Quran, God gives them a king to which the people must submit.
In the Quran, all prophets are considered flawless (religiously and morally). In the Old Testament, everyone is flawed. In the Old Testament, Moses argues with God and wins, and the daughters of Zelophehad argue with Moses and win. In the Quran, there is no argument, just submission.
In the Old Testament, Jacob is the founder of the Israelites. In the Quran, Jacob is basically ignored because I can't imagine a less Islamic character than Jacob. Jacob never submits to anyone and always struggles to get what he wants. God later renames Jacob to Israel because Israel literally means to struggle with God which is a very different approach to the Islamic submission to God. The Old Testament itself is a scripture for Jacob's approach to life.
Re: Should we include chapters from the Quran in our Saturday meetings?
Not objectionable, just unnatural. I would make a horrible Muslim. I am extremely stubborn and skeptical, so I find submission almost impossible. I read the Quran without finding anything objectionable, but I do not enjoy reading it. I love reading the Old Testament.
It is clear to me that different religions are designed for different kinds of people. Islam is well designed for most of the current population, but it isn't designed for me. The Old Testament was designed for people like me.