Human brotherhood is key to world peace — and there are lots of common ground between Muslims and Judaism that can be used as a basis for bridge-building. The faiths have a long relationship dating back to the seventh century, when Islam spread in the Islamic Peninsula.

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There are lots of values and ideals shared by the two religions, including monotheism and the importance of prayer, community, and charity. This last value is called zedaka in Hebrew and zakat in Islam — even the name of the concept is similar. What is more, the Quran mentions many Prophets who first appeared in Jewish teachings and who are today revered by Jews and Muslims alike.

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