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  1. Tried to get a TLDR version from GPT4, but the content broke their terms of service.
  2. https://twitter.com/BowesChay/status/1706787440176873644
  3. The following is a presentation made by some students and takes an economics based perspective: https://prezi.com/266j1bnl-xrd/the-economical-problem-analysis-during-prophet-yusuf-era/
  4. How Prophet Yusuf (عليه السلام). (Joseph) Saved a Nation from Famine: Insights for Food Preservation and Supply Chain Management a post made on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-prophet-yusuf-joseph-saved-nation-from-famine-insights-dunya-zaib/
  5. Not the same line of thought as mine but picks up the broad issue Tazkia Islamic Finance and Business Review | Volume 7.2.170 An Analysis of Yusuf (AS)'s Counter-Cyclical Principle and its Implementation in the Modern World Jameel Ahmeda, Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meerab, Patrick CollinscaUniversity of Balochistan, Quetta 87300, Pakistan, jamil_ims@yahoo.combIIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Kuala Lumpur 50480, MalaysiacAzabu University, Sagamihara Kanagawa 252-0206, (2) (PDF) An Analysis of Yusuf (AS)'s Counter-Cyclical Principle and its Implementation in the Modern World. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330578320_An_Analysis_of_Yusuf_AS's_Counter-Cyclical_Principle_and_its_Implementation_in_the_Modern_World [accessed Sep 27 2023]. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330578320_An_Analysis_of_Yusuf_AS's_Counter-Cyclical_Principle_and_its_Implementation_in_the_Modern_World
  6. Excuse me? How are Canadian MPs celebrating a Ukrainian Nazi in the Canadian Parliament, Russian disinformation?
  7. Agree that they are still relatively expensive to buy and range is an issue for some people. But: https://www.carwow.co.uk/electric-cars/compare#gref
  8. The gym business model I think it's worth knowing about this. I've made some text bold. https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/12/30/373996649/why-we-sign-up-for-gym-memberships-but-don-t-go-to-the-gym#:~:text=The reason gyms can charge,are getting an amazing deal.
  9. Would it be reasonable to believe that this is what distinguishes us from e.g. Neanderthals?
  10. Or maybe like the Basques, Rohingya and the Kurds they are in the wrong place at the wrong time?
  11. Summary Using a decision theory framework, according to the Biblical account Abraham's decision-making is a direct response to a divine command, showcasing a hierarchical obedience. In contrast according to the Qur'anic version Ibrahim's decision-making involves communication and consensus, reflecting a more collaborative form of obedience. Introduction I was having a general chat with GPT4 about social science perspectives on the Qur'an and we ended up at a point where it seemed interesting to explore differences between Biblical and Qur'anic accounts of the same story and assess the implications using a social science framework. I am copy/pasting the prompt below, but taken out of the context of the conversation it may not make a lot of sense, but nevertheless the answer is meaningful enough. As ever take this as an example of an output from generative AI and material that needs verification and validation. Could you run an analysis on any story where the difference between the two versions is likely to lead to a different outcome? One story that has distinct variations between the Qur'anic and Biblical narratives is the story of Abraham (Ibrahim in Islam) and the sacrifice of his son. This story, often referred to as the Binding of Isaac in the Jewish and Christian traditions and the Sacrifice of Ishmael in the Islamic tradition, can offer different insights when viewed through a lens of obedience, trust, and testing of faith. 1. Narrative Overview - Biblical Narrative (Genesis 22:1-19): - God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. - Abraham obediently takes Isaac to the place of sacrifice without hesitation. - Right before Abraham is about to carry out the act, an angel of the Lord stops him. - A ram is provided for sacrifice instead. - Qur'anic Narrative (Surah As-Saffat [37:102-107]): - Ibrahim sees a vision of sacrificing his son (believed to be Ishmael in Islamic tradition). - He discusses the vision with his son, who willingly agrees to fulfill the divine vision. - Before the sacrifice, Allah ransoms the son with a great sacrifice (a ram). 2. Analysis Framework - Trust and Obedience - Communication and Consensus: - Biblical: Abraham does not discuss the command with Isaac; the obedience is unilateral. - Qur'anic: Ibrahim discusses the vision with his son, reaching a mutual understanding and willingness to obey. - Divine Intervention: - Biblical: Divine intervention comes externally through an angel at the climax of the narrative. - Qur'anic: Divine intervention is suggested through the ransom, yet the mutual understanding between Ibrahim and his son reflects an internal resolution. - Trust: - Biblical: The trust is primarily between Abraham and God. - Qur'anic: Trust is twofold - between Ibrahim and Allah, and between Ibrahim and his son. 3. Theoretical Lens - Decision Theory - Biblical: Abraham's decision-making is a direct response to a divine command, showcasing a hierarchical obedience. - Qur'anic: Ibrahim's decision-making involves communication and consensus, reflecting a more collaborative form of obedience. 4. Implications and Insights - The distinct narrative elements might lead to different discussions or insights regarding the nature of obedience, trust, and divine testing. - The Qur'anic narrative might provide a basis for exploring collaborative decision-making and mutual trust in the face of divine testing. - The Biblical narrative might lead to discussions around hierarchical obedience and the nature of faith in adhering to divine commands without questioning. These variations between the two narratives could lead to different discussions and insights when analyzed through modern theoretical frameworks, thereby enriching the understanding and interpretations of these ancient texts in contemporary contexts.
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