Editor: Blessed Months and Cleansed Souls

The Three Blessed Months have been the season in which people with awakened hearts journeyed to spiritual realms. These chosen months have been the opportunities for spiritual rewards and Allah’s compassion and gift in return for the souls’ groaning due to immaterial losses. The Three Blessed Months have come along with rewards, good news and prayers to the Islamic World. We have been granted bounties and blessings in Night of Ragaib and our souls had progress with sublime feelings in Mi’raj. In the Night of Bara’ah), our yearly seed of…

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Opening Speech*

Assalamu Alaykum Honourable guests, dear brothers, Welcome to Istanbul, whose conquest was heralded by our Beloved Prophet (PBUH) and to our country, Turkey. Welcome to the International Symposium on Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur! Welcome all! You brought peace and happiness with you. We, as Hayrat Foundation, thank Allah thousands of times for giving us the chance to host this beneficial meeting.

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Project for the Unity of Islam*

Assalamu alaikum Dear brothers, Dear friends coming from all over the world, Today, I am very happy to be here with you, because the reason that has brought you here is only Allah’s sake. We have come together with an immaculate and unblemished intention as real brothers merely to attain Allah’s sake without considering any worldly interest. No matter how much we return our thanks to Allah, it is not enough.

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Said Nursi, Muslim advocate of non-violence

Ironically Muslims all over the world are being labeled as “terrorists” and “violent” despite their being the epitome of peace and non-violence. Understandably, what prompted such a rash of derision against Muslims could be alluded to virtual envy by their detractors whose exploits would pale in comparison to Muslim achievements in peace advocacy in various aspects of the human endeavour. It is fair enough for Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) of India to deserve the international honorific as the symbol of non-violence. But in a not too distant place and time, there…

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Moral Personality of Ustad Bediuzzaman

Honourable Brothers, The human being was created with the best shape. He was given countless degrees of spiritual status. There is no boundaries limiting to reach these spiritual positions. The purpose of human beings’ creation is to know, believe in and worship Allah. Human being is the Caliph of Allah that He created and sent to the earth. Because of his knowledge and the trust that  he was given angels prostrated themselves before him with  the command of Allah. Human being has been the manifestation place of all the holy…

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The Spiritual Personality of Ahmed Husrev Efendi

In this presentation, we will summarize the personality of Ahmed Husrev Altınbaşak, who has an exceptional place in the Risale-i Nur service. When the life and service of Husrev Efendi are understood, the Risale-i Nur service will be understood as it should be. His life is a model for all Risale-i Nur students. He has become the Ustad of all Risale-i Nur students with his sincerity and earnestness, his loyalty to sunna of Prophet, his piety and devotion, his respect and adherence to his Ustad, his loyalty to Risale-i Nur,…

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What is Risale-i Nur?

Ustad (1) Bediuzzaman Said Nursi wrote the collection of Risale-i Nur in order to put an end the negative influence of western civilization on Muslims ,to confute unbelievers,  to restore Muslims’ devotion to Koran and sunnah(2)and to revive religious life. Risale-i Nur, having 130 pieces, consists of four main works especially Sözler (the words), Mektubat(the letters), Lem’alar(the flashes), Şua’lar(the rays). There are books consisting of 80-90 pages besides there are 2-3 paged books.

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Kashmir and the Right of Self-Determination

The monumental peaceful protests throughout Kashmir, bringing together hundreds of thousands of people from all racial and cultural backgrounds, began as a response to the impotent Indian Government’s attempt at confiscating 100 acres of Kashmiri territory for Indian settlements; the recent gruesome unearthing of 4600 mass graves – to which the European Union has passed a unanimous resolution; and desperate Indian dismissal of Kashmiri aspirations for self-determination. The powerful protests resulted in a magnificent revolt forcing Indians to meekly withdraw and rescind their erstwhile theft of Kashmiri land.

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