Risale-i Nur

Your Doomsday Before Doomsday

Your Doomsday Before Doomsday

You have illusions and see the exceedingly temporary world as undying and permanent. When you look around yourself at the world, you see it as stable to a degree, and constant. Since looking with the same view you also consider your own transient self to be constant, you only take fright at Doomsday. You are […]

Heaven Before Heaven

Heaven Before Heaven

Belief in the hereafter is fundamental to the life of society and to man’s personal life, and is the basis of his happiness, prosperity, and achievement. T h e   F i r s t :  It is only with the thought of Paradise that children, who form almost a half of mankind, can endure all the […]

The Meaning of the Prayers

The Meaning of the Prayers

FIRST POINT: The meaning of the prayers is the offering of glorification, praise, and thanks to Almighty Allah. That is to say, uttering “Subhanallah – Glory be to Allah” by word and action before Allah’s glory and sublimity, it is to hallow and worship Him. And declaring “Allahu Akbar – Alah is Most Great” through […]

Wisdom behind Karbala Tragedy

Wisdom behind Karbala Tragedy

Question: What was the wisdom in the tragically cruel treatment those blessed persons (Hadhrat Husain and his relatives) received? The Answer: There were three main reasons for the pitiless cruelty Hadhrat Husain’s opponents displayed during Umayyad rule: One was the heartless principle of politics: “Individuals may be sacrificed for the welfare of the government and preservation […]



Said Nursi

Why He Never Accepted Presents?

Why He Never Accepted Presents?

بِاسْمِهِ سُبْحَانَهُ وَاِنْ مِنْ شَىْءٍ اِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ This is part of a letter written in response to a gift from his well-known student, Hulusi Yahyagil. T h i r d l y : You sent me a present and want to break an extremely important rule of mine! Just this time I am not […]

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Literary Aspect

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Literary Aspect

Since early times, poets and writers, thinkers and scholars have been divided into two groups. Some of them regard as being important, only the style and expression meter and rhyme. They end up sacrificing meaning for expression. And this state shows itself most visibly in poetry. As for the other group, by placing utmost value […]

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Ideas

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Ideas

It is well known that all thinkers have their own systems of reflection, their particular objectives with their thoughts and their ideals, which they hold dear to their hearts. And usually there are lengthy forewords written to discuss their systems of reflection, their aim and ideals. However, Bediuzzaman’s system of reflection, his aims and ideals […]

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Scholarly Aspect