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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Ahmed Husrev Altinbasak

Ahmad Husrev Effendi was born in Isparta on 1315 A.H, 1899 A.D, at a time when a glorious, but unfortunate government -the Ottoman Empire- was suffering in the throes of material and spiritual disaster. Upon his birth, a virtuous man, dear to Allah, visited his house to name him and congratulate his family. The visitor, who was from Senirkent (a village near Isparta), wrote the following poem in honour of the birth of Ahmed Husrev:

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A Brief Account of The Life of Imam Bediüzzaman Said Nursi

Birth: 1876, Hizan, Nurs village, Bitlis / Ottoman Empire (Turkey) Death: March 23rd 1960, Şanlıurfa, Turkey Imam Bediüzzaman Said Nursi devides his life into two periods: “The period of Old Said” is from his first visit to Istanbul until the First World War, and “the period of New Said” is from his exile to Barla where he started to compile “the Treatise of Light” until his death. The term in between the two periods is a period of self-accounting and self-struggle.

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