Muslims Are Like the Limbs of One Body

Opening Speech, The 5th International Bediüzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium Ali Kurt, Secretary General of The Union of NGOs of The Islamic World (UNIW) In the Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate All thanks and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, may blessings and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. Your Eminence, Distinguished delegates, honourable guests, dear brothers and sisters who have come from very many beautiful corners of Islamic world, and who join us from various cities of our beloved country. You…

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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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International Symposium

As you know, Imam Busayri is an Islamic scholar famous for the odes that he wrote for our gracious Prophet. Through the centuries, our ummah has always fondly recited these beautiful odes, Qasidah Burda (The Poem of the Cloak) in particular, which praise him with the merits of his personality. The event that is said to have caused this ode to be written is as follows: Imam Busayri became paralyzed shortly before his death and secluded himself in his house. Every poet is said to have a few incomplete poems.…

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