We have not, and will never forget!

We have never forgotten the villainous coup and occupation attempt that targeted our motherland which is the hope of the world, the shelter of the oppressed and victims. We will never forget it! And we will never let it be forgotten! We strongly condemn this cruel attempt, with the same anger and hatred we had on that day, which was arranged by vile centres from home and abroad, in order to destroy the unity, integrity and solidarity of our beloved country, Turkey. We state that we stand by the man…

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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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Meaning of the life and how it gains value

Today, we will read a part [from Risale-i Nur] addressing the heart, rather than the mind. From “ayat al hasbiyya” –that is, the verse of hasbunallah wa ni’mal wakiil- It is a kind of explanation of our Ustaz [Bediuzzaman Said Nursi]. A beautiful piece that tells the meaning of the life, that how the life gains value when we look at it in the name of Allah. Let’s read and try to get benefit. The fifth degree of the luminous verse ‘حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل’ (For us Allah suffices) “Another…

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