Opening Speech of the 3rd International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium

Our valuable guests and esteemed brothers and sisters who came from Malaysia, Cambodia, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, UAE, Germany, France and USA and from the other cities of Turkey to the 3rd International Bediuzzaman Symposium which is organized by the Hayrat Foundation and who participate in this fine symposium in the hometown of Mawlana! You are welcome and we are honoured by your participation. The Hayrat Foundation was founded in 1974 in Istanbul, Küçükçekmece by Ahmet Husrev Altınbaşak. He was the most prominent student and successor of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi…

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The First Religious Foundation: Waqf

If the divine consent is removed from the dough of the voluntary organizations which is shaped with the enthusiasm that stems from the Quranic verse: “You will not reach the goodness unless you donate of what you love,” the ignorance era will return and the disasters and destructions will start.” In our historical documents, the concept of waqf is described as: “To assign the benefits of a property to the public; to regard it as the property of Allah and to prohibit anyone to own it forever.”

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