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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Critically Verified Faith and the Risale-i Nur Model

The Risale-i Nur provides the most effective ways of acquiring critically verified faith in an age when faith is being attacked through reason, philosophy and science by atheistic circles. “I created jinn and mankind only to worship Me.” (Dhariyat, 51:56) This noble verse expresses that the wisdom and purpose behind mankind’s being sent to this world is nothing but recognising Allah (SWT) and believing in Him and worshipping Him. The most significant duty incumbent upon mankind is believing in Him and acquiring His marifah (knowledge) and recognising His existence and…

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The Risale-i Nur: the Concept, Content and how to Benefit from it – 2

How to keep away from committing sins in modern times is a thorny issue to handle for they are widespread and even those who have strong belief may experience difficulty. The Risale-i Nur applies solutions which seem unprecedented. THE RISALE-I NUR HEALS TWO DIRE SITUATIONS IN THESE TIMES In the previous section, while explaining Imam’s being mujaddid, we had said that the activities of faith and guiding are the most important two proofs of his being mujaddid. We want to dwell on these two issues a little more. Imam Bediuzzaman…

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Risale-i Nur: The concept and how to benefit from it

It is hard to define and categorize Risale-i Nur as a collection of Islamic books. Is it a kind of tafsir or a book of irshad? How shall we define it? People who just come across it may sometimes find it difficult to get started, and to comprehend it and get benefit from it. Here is the first of a series of articles aiming at introducing it to the world of readers. 1. WHY WAS IT GIVEN THE NAME “RISALE-I NUR” [Treatises of Light]? Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi describes how…

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Benchmarks

Four Explanations Showing that the Spirituality is Important The matter does not stand on its own. It depends on a meaning and that meaning is the life and spirit. The matter is not what is served but it is what serves. It serves a truth to ripe and that truth is life and the essence of the life is the spirit. The matter can’t be source of reference since it is not sovereign. The perfections are not demanded from it. On the contrary it is bounded and it depends on…

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Are you afraid of Death?

This question comes to everybody. No matter who we are or how we live or in which position we act the reality of death never changes. In a certain time and place, in one way or another it will come and we will leave this world with the visit of Azrael, the angel of death. Death is not annihilation and absolute non-existence; it is rather an act, a change of abode, and the spirit’s liberation from its place of confinement. (Signs of Miraculousness-From the Risale-i Nur Collection) It is all…

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ISLAM IS LIKE THE SUN

It cannot be extinguished by a blow! 4. International Bediuzzaman and Said Nursi Symposium, organized by Hayrat Foundation, was held in Bursa with a large participation. The Pillars of Islam were negotiated in the symposium. Deputy Prime Minister also participated to the symposium to which many scholars and academicians from around the world joined in. The symposium commenced with slide show. In the slide show the process beginning from the revelation of the Qur’an to the service of Risale-i Nur was shown visually and chronologically. After slide show Ahmet Karal,…

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Final Declaration of The Third International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium

All the positive sciences, which are the reflections of ‘Alim (Knower) divine name of Allah, absolutely through their special language have been witnessing the existence and uniqueness of Allah. Due to this witnessing when a believer studies the positive sciences he can watch the beautiful name of his Rabbul ‘alamin through the spiritual binoculars of these sciences. The universe and the beings in the universe are the biggest proofs for being known of Allah who is the Rabbul ‘alamin. All creatures witness and indicate the existence of Allah who is…

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