Things brought by time & the Risale-i Nur

We live in the terrifying tribulations of the end times and the sins that attract the souls. Thousands of sins are hitting to every human from everywhere. We are faced with losing the treasure of eternal life. People of misguidance want to take away our faith, which is the key to eternal life, by attacking us collectively and by all their forces. It seems really difficult for a Muslim to withstand against these endless enemies and protect his faith by himself. Everyone who lives at this time, especially young people,…

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Cure to the believers

Since it is an interpretation of the Qur’an, the Risale-i Nur is a material and spiritual cure to the believers In our previous articles, we have mentioned the worldly and spiritual, material and immaterial results and merits of handwriting the Risale-i Nur epistles in Qur’anic letters. In this article we will try to explain the material and immaterial healing qualities of the Qur’anic letters. Yes, just as the Risale-i Nur diproves the claims of irreligion and protect the truths of faith by means of reasonable and logical proofs, it also…

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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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Risale-i Nur education continues in Afghanistan

Having begun its educational activities in June 2015 in the capital Kabul, Afghanistan representative of Hayrat Foundation has organized many programs since then. In this short period of time, twenty five universtiy students have stayed in the Risale-i Nur educational centre and have benefited from the academic programs of the centre. The students have studied different subjects from the Risale-i Nur every day. They have also read many epistles in daily reading sessions. About one hundred students from different universities have attended the weekly Risale-i Nur lessons which have started…

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Risale-i Nur program with students from Europe

Hayrat International Student Association invited a group of students from Europe for a two-week educational program. It lasted from March 1st to March 16th 2016. The first part of the program was in Isparta. There were readings and discussions on various topics under the titles such as “Being young in the End Times,” “The methods of improving ourselves with Risale-i Nur,” “What does the Islamic world expect from us?” “The printing house of the Qur’an in tawafuq” being in the first place, the important places in the history of Risale-i…

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Bediuzzaman Conference in Erbil, Iraq

Conference themed “Imam Nursi and his method for the revival of iman” was held on March 26th 2016 in Erbil, Iraq, by Iraqi Scholars Council and Hayrat Foundation. Scholars, academicians, and other participants from different regions of Iraq attended the conference and discussed the movement of iman that Imam Bediuzzaman started in this age. The establishments like Iraq Fatwa Council and the Union of Northern Iraq Scholars also participated in the program. Dr Huseyin Gazi from Iraq Fatwa Council, Sh Mahmoud Abdulaziz, the head of Iraqi Scholars Council, and Zakir…

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A world that is enduring, stable, and perpetual

It is by no means possible that our Creator should possess this world resembling a temporary guest house, but not possess another, perpetual world that is stable, and that is the locus of the manifestation of His sublimity. From the Fourth Indication of the Tenth Word It is in no sense possible that the Ever-Abiding Creator of this transient world should bring this world into existence yet not bring into existence a world that is enduring. And it is impossible that the Eternal Artful Maker of this unique and transient…

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Islamic world is in need of Risale-i Nur

Twelve Iraqi Islamic scholars from The Union of Sunni Scholars of Iraq were welcomed in Hayrat Foundation for a Risale-i Nur study from January 26th to January 31st 2015.   Participant scholars told that they got great benefit from the whole program which included an intensive Risale-i Nur group study and visiting historical places of Istanbul. After the program, we asked them about Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Risale-i Nur. We share with you the answers we got. Interview by Rıdvan Abut  “This is the greatest pleasure that I can get.” Yunus…

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Risale-i Nur and Bediuzzaman Week

August 10th to 16th was Risale-i Nur and Bediuzzaman Week in Malaysia’s Perak province as announced by Outreach Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Foundations. Hayrat Foundation was invited to take part in carrying out the program. One week program included speeches in seven central mosques, courses for students at five schools, some official visits and one symposium.

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Tajdid Duty of Risale-i Nur

Risale-i Nur is a mujaddid that has done the duty of revival in terms of preserving the tenets of faith. Altınbaşak Academic Research Board Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Risale-i Nur introduced the Qur’an and its effectiveness in a way suitable for understanding in this century. He and Risale-i Nur deserve the title given by Prophet (pbuh) in this hadith “Allah (swt) shall raise for this Ummah at the head of every century a man who shall renew (or revive) this religion.” 1 Imam Said Nursi states in his dream which…

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