Answers to the slanders against Imam Nursi

Said Yavuz Recently, especially after the coup attempt on July 15th, some smart (!) people have started to smear the distinguished personality and blessed cause of Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, who is a real hero and a devoted altruist man of Islam and this homeland, by using some malicious misrepresentations that are not based on any information or document. These malicious violations have reached such a point that we have no more patience left. It has become a necessity to share some examples of Imam Nursi’s unique heroism in the struggle for religion and homeland in order…

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Imam Said Nursi commemorated

Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was commemorated with prayers on the 56th anniversary of his death, in the event held by Hayrat Foundation and supported by the Municipality of Küçükçekmece, on March 27th 2016, in Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Performance Hall in Istanbul. The program started with the Qur’an recitation of Abdulwadud Marega from Senegal. It continued with the introduction film of Hayrat Foundation. In his opening speech, the mayor of Küçükçekmece Mr Temel Karadeniz emphasized the meaning and importance of the day, and said, “I am here today to show my…

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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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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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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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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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Bediuzzaman’s Perspective in Educational System

Bediuzzaman’s new perspective in educational system and his university project “Madrasat’uz Zahra” One day, he read a statement of the British Minister of Colonies, Gladstone, in the newspaper which read: “So long as the Muslims have the Qur’an, we shall be unable to dominate them. We must either take it from them, or alienate them from it.” Thereupon, Bediuzzaman clearly understood the dangerous plans that the Islamic World was faced with and said “I shall prove and demonstrate to the world that the Qur’an is a never-fading, inextinguishable Sun!” Thus…

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A Reflection on Uslub Al-Da’wah of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

TWENTIETH LETTER: This is an attempt to give a brief review in term of styles and approaches of da’wah of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, based on the Twentieth Letter, contained in the Second Volume of Risalat-i Nur Collection titled The Letters, written by him between 1928-1932, while in exile in Barla, an isolated village in Province of Insparta in South Western Anatolia. They were largely written in reply to questions put by his students and also in reply to criticism and attack on various questions of belief and Islam. Its original…

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The Great Islamic Scholar

The Great Islamic Scholar: Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1) From this week on for several weeks, we will embark on a new series of writing about the life of an outstanding Islamic Scholar, the like of whom history has rarely met before. He is Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. He is well known to particularly Turkey, where his books are extensively being studied by every segment of society from the rich to the poor, from the youth to the elderly from the time they were started to be written in early 20th…

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The 3rd International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium

The 3rd International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium has been held by Hayrat Foundation on June 5-6th 2010 in Konya Mawlana Centre for Culture. The theme of the symposium was “the Truths of Belief in the Risale-i Nur” and it was stated that there are reasonable explanations of the essentials of belief such as belief in Allah, belief in prophets, belief in destiny, belief in angels, belief in hereafter and belief in scriptures in the Risale-i Nur which was authored by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and all people need these Qur’anic…

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