Risale-i Nur

Infinite generosity requires infinite bounty

Infinite generosity requires infinite bounty

On Resurrection and The Hereafter The Gate of Generosity and Mercy, the Manifestation of the Names of Generous (Al-Karim) and Merciful (Al-Rahim) Is it at all possible that the Lord of this world, Who in His works demonstrates infinite generosity, infinite mercy, infinite splendour and infinite glory, should not give reward in a manner befitting […]

Brotherhood of Islam Against All the Enemies

Brotherhood of Islam Against All the Enemies

A regrettable social condition and an awesome disease affecting the life of society, fit to be wept over by the heart of Islam: To forget and abandon internal enmities when foreign enemies appear and attack is a demand of social welfare recognized and enacted even by the most primitive peoples. What then ails those who […]

If You Love Allah…

If You Love Allah…

The sublime verse, قُلْ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللهُ proclaims in definite fashion just how necessary and important it is to follow the Prophet’s (UWBP) practices. Yes, among the syllogisms of logic, this verse is the most powerful and certain of the sort called hypothetical or conditional syllogisms. It is as follows: To […]

The Great Strength in Weakness and Impotence


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