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(Deutsch) Iran: Großer iranischer Gelehrter Tabataba’i im Westen kaum bekannt

(Deutsch) (Institut für Islamfragen, dk, 20.11.2021) Qantara veröffentlichte am 19. November 2021 einen Artikel über den vor 40 Jahren verstorbenen iranischen Gelehrten Allameh Tabataba’i, der sich bis kurz vor seinem Tod bemüht habe, die schiitische intellektuelle Tradition wiederzubeleben.

Who is God in the Koran?

The Koran does not contain any passages which comprise any kind of systematic description of the characteristics of God. In Arabic he is called “Allah”, which means simply “The God”. God does not introduce himself in the Koran like he does in the Old Testament, with the words “I am who I am”, (Exodus 3,14, NASB) but remains hidden – a mystery. He is completely separated from his creation, and cannot be compared at all with any of his created beings, for “Nothing is like him” (Surah 42,11). Because God is a mystery, it is impossible for anybody to try to paint a mental picture of him, or what he is like, and the very attempt would be forbidden.