Whoever forgets Allah forgets his self

I would like to talk about a person. More precisely, I would like to describe a character at some length. Imagine a person; Who only thinks himself, Who says, “As long as my stomach is full, let others die of hunger, I don’t care,” Who says “You work, and I will eat,” Who can easily go to bed when his neighbour suffers hunger, Who makes all his effort just for his interest: lives and works for his own profit, and never cares about benefit of his nation and ummah, Who…

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Bediuzzaman’s advices to the Members of Parliament

Mustafa Topöz After the Independence War, Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, for the sake of Qur’an, Islam and motherland, publishes and distributes a declaration composed of 10 articles in 1923 for the then MPs who are unfortunately in the flush of victory, overcome with slackness, and careless against, first, five daily prayers and symbols of Islam. He also reads the declaration to all the MPs in a session in the parliament. Imam Bediuzzaman, who has heroically struggled against the British occupation forces in Istanbul, goes to Ankara in November of 1922…

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What is holy for families?

What is spoken most in family is its most holy. Family life is the special place where people express themselves in the most comfortable way, and show their true personalities by leaving the business stuff and all the roles aside. Family life, from this aspect, is an environment where truth is lived and spoken. Therefore, the interests, concerns, conversations, agendas, plans, programs, sorrows, joys of the family members are shaped according to this environment. What sets our agenda in our house? As family members coming together in evenings, what do…

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A Short History of Risale-i Nur Service

Imam Nursi, after living a life full of struggle to save the faith of the people and to defeat the materialist ideology, left behind a service which is now illuminating the paths of millions of people. Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was born in Nur village of Bitlis province in the eastern part of Turkey in 1877. Thanks to his extraordinary intelligence and memory, Allah (SWT) granted that he complete his education in the Islamic disciplines, which normally takes fifteen years, in a much shorter time and he took his diploma…

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The Proofs of the Existence of Angels

Bediuzzaman explains the proofs of existence of the angels through ten points in 29. Word Treatise. 1- ‘THE TRUTH’ REQUIRES THE EXISTENCE OF THE ANGELS Although the earth is quite small when you compare it to the sky it is filled with the counscious beings such as human and jinn. This situation of the earth which is sometimes emptied and then filled indicates clearly that of course there are beings which have life and conscious in the skies which look like adorned palaces. These beings are called “angels” and “spirituals”…

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Nothing but Adab!

There is a truthful saying, which probably has never been fully understood by anyone or its secret never discovered, which is: “I entered the circle of scholarship and desired the wisdom. Wisdom stood far away; it first demanded nothing but propriety!” Yes, propriety is both earlier and later than scholarship. That is, propriety is both the beginning and conclusion of scholarship. The result of propriety is scholarship and the result of scholarship is the propriety. It is known that there are three principles to set the essence of wisdom in…

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Eternal Love

Allah created humans as the best and grown-up fruit of the tree of the universe. Allah placed the talent of love, which can surround the whole universe, to the heart of the human, the core of that fruit. The human keeps love for all beings. He loves his planet as much as his home and loves the eternal paradise as much as his garden. Indeed, the beings he loves are not permanent but are leaving. Newcomers are going away and the leavers are not coming back. He always suffers from…

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