The nature of the Risale-i Nur and its place in Islamic history

The Hayrat Publishing Translation Committee What type of book is the Risale-i Nur? Many new readers of The Book of Light, especially in translation, note that it is not easy to place in a single genre. It variously embodies aspects of theology and Qur’anic exegesis, sometimes in the form of allegorical narrative, at other times in the more conventional form of scholarly treatise. At first glance, some parts of the Risale-i Nur seem similar to Sufi litany, and even philosophy and poetry. However, for Nursi, it is neither; the direct…

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Answers to the slanders against Imam Nursi

Said Yavuz Recently, especially after the coup attempt on July 15th, some smart (!) people have started to smear the distinguished personality and blessed cause of Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, who is a real hero and a devoted altruist man of Islam and this homeland, by using some malicious misrepresentations that are not based on any information or document. These malicious violations have reached such a point that we have no more patience left. It has become a necessity to share some examples of Imam Nursi’s unique heroism in the struggle for religion and homeland in order…

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Bediuzzaman Said Nursi dedicated his entire life to Islam

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, First of all, let me share the good news with you. A new translation of three epistles of the Risale-i Nur in English has been published: The Resurrection Epistle, The Short Words, and The Five Epistles. This new, critical English translation of the Risale-i Nur Corpus by Hayrat Foundation is the fruit of an exhaustive, line-by-line analysis of the text in the Ottoman original, including a comprehensive comparison with the previous Arabic translation. The goal has been to achieve an unprecedented accuracy in conveying the richness…

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