The Pen 22nd Issue

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The Pen 22nd Issue

Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur


In this special edition of The Pen Magazine you will read pieces about Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and his Risale-i Nur treatises.



A Short History of Risale-i Nur Service Mustafa TOPOZ
Imam Nursi, after living a life full of struggle to save the faith of the people and to
defeat the materialist ideology, left behind a service which is now illuminating the
paths of millions of people.

Imam Said Nursi’s Service to Faith Cemal ERSEN 

Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi gave tremendous service to the people of Turkey by
protecting their faith under the harsh conditions of the former secular governments’
persecution in Turkey, handing down the Risale-i Nur collection and raising a
generation with verified faith as a legacy to the community of Islam.

Imam Bediuzzaman and His Movement of Belief in the 20th Century Muhlis KORPE

Imam Bediuzzaman 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.

Husrev Efendi in Said Nursi’s perspective Metin UCAR

The portrayal of Ahmed Husrev Altinbasak in Said Nursi’s treatises shows his
significant place in the Risale-i Nur movement.

The Holy Qur’an and Tewafuq Altinbasak Academic Research Board

Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, whose main aim in his life was to serve the Holy
Qur’an, wanted to show the miraculousness of the Qur’an not only with the meaning
but also with script of the Qur’an even to those who do not believe and are suspicious
about all things unless they see it with their eyes due to their idea of materialism.

Risale-i Nur is a Commentary of the Holy Quran Altinbasak Academic Research Board

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 Ta’ala.

The Principles of the Risale-i Nur Movement Feridun SAMIL

As a collection of a book and people gathered around it to serve the Qur’an and Islam,
the Risale-i Nur movement has basic principles to carry out its service effectively.

Educational Reform Centring on Madrasatu’z-Zahra Mustafa YANKIN

The Madrasatu’z-Zahra project, if it can be achieved, may bring solutions to the
separation of modern, spiritual and Islamic disciplines in educational institutions
and it may contribute to the establishment of Islamic unity.

Nursi’s Doctrine of Resurrection and the Relevance of the Divine Names Dr Mahmoud AL-MISRI

Life and the universe are manifestations of the Names of Allah (swt). Those
Names, which are eternal, necessitate that their reflections also be eternal. In this
perspective, life should go on even after death, though it may be in a different place
and form.

The Proofs of the Existence and Oneness of Allah Cemaleddin SENER

When we research the creation from microorganisms and little particles to the
massive galaxies and systems, we conclude that the creation came into being by the
work of a deity who is Almighty and Omniscient. This deity is Allah (swt).

The work that destroys the cornerstone of irreligion Cemal ERSEN 

As a work on the philosophy of naturalism’s pitfalls and fallacies, “the Treatise
on Nature”of Imam Nursi is very effective in revealing the inner workings of this
intellectually poisonous ideology.

Risale-i Nur: The Concept and Content Idris TUZUN

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.

Risale-i Nur: The Concept and Content-2  Idris TUZUN

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.

When Risale-i Nur treatises written?

Ottoman Turkish Educational Council Meeting

Read the articles here