Risale English | Risale-i Nur Collection
  • It is as easy for the Lord of Glory to create a spring as it is to create a flower

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • This world is a guesthouse. Man will stay here for a short time and he is a guest with a lot of duties; in his short life, he is obliged to obtain the materials necessary for the eternal lif

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • Alas! We have been deceived. We supposed the life of this world to be constant, and so have lost everything. Yes, this passing life is but a sleep; it passes like a dream. This frail life flies like the wind, and departs.

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • Man did not come to this world in order to live in fine manner and pass his life in ease and pleasure. Rather, possessing vast capital, he came here to work and do trade for an eternal, everlasting life

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • Oh man! You do not own yourself. Rather, you are totally owned by One whose power is infinite, an All-Compassionate One of Glory whose mercy is infinite. Therefore, do not trouble yourself by shouldering the burden of your life. For it is He who grants

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • As time passes, the Qur’an doesn’t get old; as a matter of fact, the Qur’an gets even younger

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • Time has shown that Paradise is not cheap, and neither is Hell unnecessary

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • O my soul! Know that yesterday has left you, and as for tomorrow, you have nothing to prove that it will be yours. In which case, know that your true life is the present day.

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • Everything was determined by qadar (destiny). If you feel content with what you have, you will live easily.

    Risale-i Nur Collection

  • In a brief life, it is not reasonable to destroy eternal, everlasting life and eternal happiness for a little bit of pleasure. (The Letters)

    Risale-i Nur Collection

Wisdom of the Misfortunes

Physical misfortunes grow when they are seen to be large, and shrink when they are seen to be small. For example, a dream enters one’s vision at night. If one pays it attention, it swells up and grows; if one does not, it disappears. So too if one attempts to ward off an attacking swarm of bees, they will become more aggressive; whereas if one pays them no attention they will disperse. Thus if one regards physical misfortunes as great and grants them importance, they will grow, and because of anxiety pass from the body and strike root in the heart. The result will then be an inward affliction on which the outward misfortune fastens to perpetuate itself. But if the anxiety is removed by contentment with the divine decree and reliance on Allah, the physical misfortune will gradually decrease, dry up and vanish, just like a tree whose roots have been severed. I once composed the following verses in description of this truth:

Cry not out at misfortune, O wretch, come, trust in Allah!

For know that crying out compounds the misfortune and is a great error.

Find misfortune’s Sender, and know it is a gift within gift, and pleasure.

So leave crying out and offer thanks; like the nightingale, smile through your tears!

If you find Him not, know the world is all pain within pain, transience and loss.

So why lament at a small misfortune while upon you is a worldful of woe? Come, trust in Allah!

Trust in Allah! Laugh in misfortune’s face; it too will laugh.

As it laughs, it will diminish; it will be changed and transformed.



174 Viewed



Other Article

When did Muslims increase in Civilization?

“History shows that the Muslims…

Read More

CRY NOT OUT MISFORTUNE!”

Cry not out at misfortune, O wretch,…

Read More

Everything says “Bismillah (in the Name of Allah)”

Bismillah, In the Name of Allah,…

Read More

SUBSCRIBE FOR OUR NEWEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you want to be informed about our latest articles and events in the first place; don't forget to subscribe to us !!