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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
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Modesty and Humility
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Frugality

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Frugality

Frugality is nothing other than the tafsir and elucidation of the sufficiency mentioned above. And to enter the palace of frugality, one must first enter through the door of sufficiency. For this reason frugality and sufficiency necessitate one another. The frugality of mujahids who follow the path of sufficiency taken by the Prophets is a […]

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Sufficiency (Istighna)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Compassion and Kindness
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Renunciation

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Renunciation

One of the most important conditions for the success of a man with a duty, particularly that of a reformer, is renunciation. The eyes and the heart are inclined to scrutinise and watch this important point closely. As for Ustad, his whole life is completely full of brilliant examples of renunciation. I once heard from […]

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Iman

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: His Iman

الْعُلَمَاءَ وَرَثَةُ الأَنْبِيَاءِ The meaning of this hadith is: “The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets”. The Noble Prophet expresses with great eloquence that being a scholar is no easy matter. For since a scholar is heir to the Prophets; therefore in regards to conveying and spreading the truth and reality they must adhere […]