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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Guide For Humanity (2)

Qur’an is the Pre-Eternal and Post Eternal word of the Creator of the Universe. As for the universe itself, it is composed of the created verses of Allah (SWT). In other words, it is the concrete manifestation and reflection of the names and attributes of Almighty Allah. So, we see that Allah has basically manifested himself in these two ways apart from others. Within this point of view, it can be clearly understood that there should be no contradiction between what Allah created and what he orders and mentions about…

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The Miraculousness of The Holy Quran

1-   The Eloquence of  the Holy Quran Eloquence is primarily the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language, thereby producing conviction or persuasion. Undoubtedly, The Quran has this feature and even more than that which is I’jaz (إعجاز), an Arabic term for the act of rendering incapable or powerless. The I’jaz al-Qur’an (in context, inimitability of the Qur’an) refers to the truth that the Qur’an is of such high quality in content and form that one is unable to imitate it. The Beauty of the Quran`s word…

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Guide For Humanity

“And Allah has revealed to you the Book and the wisdom, and He has taught you what you did not know” (Nisa, 113) Man has been naturally inclined to learn about the things around him in order to survive. Seemingly it looks like we are in the same situation as of the animals. However, mind, which animals don’t have, makes man to be concerned with more than what is needed to satisfy his basic needs for his living in this world. Also, it can be observed from man’s attitudes that…

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Correct Understanding of the Quran

“Whatever befell the children of Israel will all befall my people step by step. If one of them openly commits adultery with his mother, there will be one out of my people who will do this. The children of Israel divided into 72 nations. My people will divide into 73 nations (sects). All except one nation (community) among are doomed for Hell.” They asked, “O the Herald of Allah! Which (nation) is that?” He said, “Those who are in my and my companions’ way.” (Tirmidhi , Ebu Dawood, Taberani) Let’s assume…

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The Method of Rhetorical Questioning in the Words of Allah

Asking questions is one of the most important elements of the eloquence which means to say the most appropriate words that the current circumstance requires. Because, a well-timed appropriate question makes the subject explained and proved better and settled in the minds of the people. Also, it impels the collocutor to think about the issue, so, makes him convinced and silent. At this point, the art of interrogation, a literary method which explains the subject by asking questions, proves its own worth.

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