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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Imam Bediuzzaman and His Movement of Belief in the 20th Century

Imam Said Nursi defended the tenets of iman against the disbelief and saved the faith of millions of people with the strong rational evidences he presented in the Risale-i Nur. Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi lived at such a time that the Risale-i Nur struggle can only be understood by realizing the spirit of the time during Imam Nursi lived. It was during his life period with the exploration and advancement of the steam power that humanity had entered into a new era; a change from the agriculture base to the…

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Risale-i Nur is a Commentary of the Holy Quran

Risale-i Nur is such a strong tafseer, which expresses, explains, and proves the truths of faith of the Qur’an with strong evidence and proof, that it silences the most obstinate philosophers who deny the existence of Allah Subhanahu wa Taʿala. By Altınbaşak Academic Research Board Commentary is described shortly as, “Exploring, expressing and showing the secret meanings of the Holy Qur’an.” Abu Hamid Al Ghazali compares the Holy Qur’an to an ocean without a shore. There are pearls, rubies and jewels in the deep of this vast ocean. The Commentary…

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Editor’s letter: a strong tafseer of the Qur’an

As you know Imam Said Nursi (ra)’s Risale-i Nur treatises are the basic sources of our magazine. In every issue we present you various articles that benefited from Risale-i Nur. We also publish pieces telling about his great struggle for the service of the Qur’an and iman. You can read “Imam Bediuzzaman and His Movement of Belief in the 20th Century” written by Muhlis Körpe in this issue. Risale-i Nur is a strong commentary of the Qur’an al-Kareem. It gives us a strong faith lesson proving the truths of Islam.…

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An Attempt of Reinterpretation of Islam for Modern Age

When the Cold War ended, a problem that the Western Bloc needed to handle with left behind: Fighting Muslim groups that were established and used against soviets as proxies during the Cold War. The establishment of these groups were overlooked on purpose if not supported against “godless soviets” by the West during the Afghan war. Those fighters who were mostly from Arab countries used their experience and engaged with violent acts against their ‘un-Islamic’ administrations after they returned back their homes. If the threat had been limited to those countries…

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