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Tikkun (2015) 30 (2): 36–37.
Published: 01 April 2015
... floods, droughts, and temperature extremes. Are we, humanity, innocent in all of this? In the Qur’an, God says: “Evil has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned, that He [God] may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return” (30:41...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (3): 46–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., hope, and inspiration. As the Qur’an says, “The Prophet is closer to the believers than they are to themselves” (33:6). The Qur’an advises, “You have in the Messenger of God a beautiful example” (33:21), and verse 68:4, addressing the Prophet, states, “truly thou art of an exalted character.” When...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (3): 40–42.
Published: 01 August 2014
...HAROON MOGHUL Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2014 T here’s nothing ,” as the Qur’an vows, “like the likes of Him” (42:11). This is precisely why Muslims worship Him, but also why we think our relationship to Him so indispensable. For this article, I’ll turn to three sources — the Qur’an’s...
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Tikkun (2018) 33 (1-2): 66–70.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... This argument rests on the basis that each and every human being is considered a unique creation of God having equal, dignity, moral worth, and moral agency. According to progressive Muslim scholars, this view is deeply embedded in the Qur’anic worldview itself . Hence, each individual is entitled to enjoying...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (4): 40–42.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in the religious text I choose to follow—the Qur'an. I write with fierce urgency because I realize now more than ever that some of our most bitter battles in this new decade of this new century wall be fought on the front lines of religion. The generations that will follow us...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (4): 41–42.
Published: 01 November 2008
.... There has been some terrible propaganda by Islamists on the web: based on misunderstood words in the Qur’an, propagandists have been comparing Jews and Christians to apes and pigs. But the many Muslims who reject such slanders may also not be aware of how much we, Muslims and Jews, have learned...
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Tikkun (2017) 32 (3): 39–43.
Published: 01 August 2017
... translation of the Qur’an. This, for whatever reason, is not given much publicity; perhaps because of the much more infamous publication of On the Jews and their Lies in the same year. Theodore Bibliander published the reworked version of Robert Ketton’s seminal 1143 Latin translation of the Qur’an upon...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (4): 11–12.
Published: 01 November 2014
... with burning fevers” (Deuteronomy 28:22). Jesus, following the healing he performed at Bethesda, remarks, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you” (John 5:14). The Qur’an similarly asserts that human beings are responsible for their own misfortune: “Whatever...
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Tikkun (2009) 24 (2): 14–17.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Jewish women. Religious women from different faith communities similarly embrace Bible and Qur’an study, which empowers them to become more actively involved in their faith. They are taking back...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (3): 28–29.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... This understanding of the divine as the energy of creativity and renewal also demands a reimagining of the many roles that religions have assigned to God. What about God as the creator of the world? What about God as the giver of the teachings of the Torah or the New Testament or the Qur’an? What about God...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (3): 72.
Published: 01 August 2008
...; that miss the claim that Jesus is the Son of God, that the Qur’an is the we might stop soaking sand in blood, and realize there is only one only uncorrupted revelation of God, or that when we humans die Reality and one moral code: justice and compassion for all. ■ our souls, or “thetans,” go...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (3): 69.
Published: 01 August 2008
... compatriots are brought into the pendence rest only upon their historic enmity? Or is there a deeper debate. yet repressed desire to know one another? According to the Qur’an- But noting the errant moralism of much of Middle Eastern po­ ic principle of Ta’aruf, political conflict has a crucial function...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (6): 52–53.
Published: 01 December 2008
... is practiced daily from dawn to sunset. The wisdom underlying the choice of this month for this sort of worship is that this was the month in which the Qur’an was revealed. I take this to mean that Ramadan of­ fers an occasion for personal revelation or the courting of inspiration...
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Tikkun (2009) 24 (5): 54–55.
Published: 01 October 2009
... is written, “O mankind! We have created you male and female, and and female, and male you created have We “Omankind! it is written, where Qur’an, Holy the from call this I heard As a Muslim, heard...
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Tikkun (2016) 31 (2): 17–19.
Published: 01 April 2016
... have proven that GM seeds are harmful to both the earth and those who dwell upon it. Is this part of God’s design for a right relationship of human to the earth? In one of my favorite passages from the Qur’an, we are eloquently reminded that the seed and the powerful complexity held within its tiny...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (1): 55–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
...; for his book of poems he is Reginald Dwayne; in both books he assumes the moniker of Shahid to honor the writer/witness from the Qur’an. He is searching for a name, for an identity. As part of this quest, Betts’s works look for the meanings missing from his life, yet rather than offering keenly felt...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (2): 47–49.
Published: 01 April 2010
... and Christian doctrine of creation? Two basic insights that the believing in some myths, nor does it mean imagining God as Qur’an also stresses were beyond doubt helpful presuppositions creator in the way in which for example the incomparable here...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (6): 53–55.
Published: 01 December 2008
... WAS FASTING AS I WROTE TH IS, OBSERVING RAMADAN, ONE OF THE FIVE PILLARS OF Islam. During this holy month, fasting is practiced daily from dawn to sunset. The wisdom underlying the choice of this month for this sort of worship is that this was the month in which the Qur’an...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (4): 57–60.
Published: 01 November 2015
... alone. If an LSD trip can make you a saint or a psychotic, so can reading the Bible or Qur’an. It’s all in the interpreting. All in the interpreting. A free society allows everyone to weigh the pros and cons and decide for themselves, without coercion or prohibition. The true paradigm shift is one from...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (1): 65–79.
Published: 01 January 2010
... 65) contemplative life, this is truly it! ■ facts. Make plans to soar! Cynthia Ozick tells us “to imagine the unimaginable is this intimacy with the Divine, which as the the highest use of the imagination.” Qur’an has it, is “as close as our jugular Rabbi Jonathan Seidel...