Women and Family in Risala-i Nur

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi established a spiritual university in Anatolia and in order to enroll at this university he demanded four essences which are impotence (ajz), poorness (faqr), compassion (shafqah), and contemplation (tafakkur). Regarding compassion as the major principal in tabligh (delivering the message of Islam), Bediuzzaman Said Nursi also regarded women as the privileged and inherent students of this university by giving them the title of “compassion heroines”. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi along with offering his treatises for the benefit of humanity without differentiating women or men, he also wrote a…

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The Real Identity of Women: Tasattur

Tasattur (Islamic dress code) is the most constant and the most sacred divine law pertaining to the community life. As 350 thousand Qur’anic interpretations (tafseer) and 350 million scholars (‘ulama) agreed on this covering issue, all the Divine Books also agree on this matter. Women leaving their coverings seized by the European mindset, which does not fit with the honour of Muslim women, both distort their innocent natures and are lowered to the degree of toys by those dark powers aiming to destroy the moral disposition of society. Risale-i Nur…

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Why Qur’an is Arabic?

“Mighty and perfect versification of the Qur’an’s letters and words, which the letters compose have impressed people since it was revealed. Each person who is not against Qur’an cannot help hearing the music belonging to this language of its coherence, writing and the deep effect it does on the human soul.” “Whenever a person recites one letter from the Book of Allah, one good deed is recorded for him. One good deed is equal to ten good deeds the like of it. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is a…

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Being Young In This Century

Yesterday I saw a group of young boys. They were at least seven or eight in total. I guess they were at high-school. These days were Ramadan. They had sandwiches in their hands. They were attracting a lot of attention with their more than trebled earrings and tattered, worn and torn clothes. Their noise simply filled the whole street. After they leave, there were only their leftovers, a couple of cigarette stubs and reflections of the rude and bad words they called each other. And a sheer silence…  A strange…

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Guidance on the Path of Faith

Sometimes we get in trouble with some questions in our mind. It suddenly comes and never goes. We try to believe but something is wrong. If we do not reply them in a logical way, it is hard to get over. There are some troublesome questions. Let’s read… Can existence of Allah be proven? Answer: The existence and oneness of Allah is absolutely so evident that there is no need to prove it. Perhaps asking for the proof of existence of Allah is something like the fish’s asking for the…

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We perform salat, salat makes us human

Why do some not perform salat even though they know it is the command of Allah and they want to go to heaven? What is salat? Why do we perform salat? To what extent do we know the nature of salat? Why those who do not perform salat are threatened with severe wrath? What is the mystery that makes salat this significant? What is the cure to the abandonment of salat that heedlessness causes? How to attain tranquillity that is the spirit of salat which we cannot achieve due to…

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