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Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Poems

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Poems Bediüzzaman Said Nursi (1877 – 23 March 1960), also spelled Said-i Nursî, officially Said Okur and commonly known with the honorific Bediüzzaman (بديع الزّمان, Badī’ al-Zamān), meaning “wonder of the age”; or simply Üstad, “master”) was a Kurdish Sunni Muslim theologian. He wrote the Risale-i Nur Collection, a body of Qur’anic...

Maya Angelou

Who Is Maya Angelou? Maya Angelou [1][2] born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over...

Message Concerning The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Message Concerning The September 11th Terrorist Attacks I would like to make it very clear that any terrorist activity, no matter by whom it is carried out or for what purpose, is the greatest blow to peace, democracy, and humanity. For this reason, no one— and certainly no Muslim—can approve...

The Relationship Between Science and Religion

Fethullah Gülen’s Idea on the Relationship Between Science and Religion The study of the relationship between science and religion occupies a central position in Fethullah Gülen’s thought. It implements a dialectical confrontation of two concepts as a strategy, leading to a decoding of Islamic principles for the benefit of communities....

Humanity, Science, and Globalization

Humanity, Science, and Globalization Existence, which exists solely for humanity, was created in order to bear fruit for all people. Earth was decorated for humanity, just as the sky serves as a dome and the sun as a torch to light up this world. All of creation, except for humanity,...

Spirits Devoted to God

The most remarkable feature of those who have devoted them­selves to the bestowal of God’s consent and to the ideal of loving and being loved by Him is that they never expect anything— material or spiritual—in return. Things like profit, wealth, cost, comfort, etc., things to which people of this...

The Portrait of People of Heart

With their vision, faith, and deeds, people of heart are integrat­ed heroes of both spiritualism and meaning. Their profundity relies not on their knowledge or acquisitions, but on the rich­ness of their hearts, the pureness of their souls and their closeness to God. They believe that the principles presented to...

Bediüzzaman Said Nursi’s Short Biography

Bediüzzaman Said Nursi’s Short Biography Said Nursi, also widely known as Bediuzzaman (the Wonder of the Age) was born in 1877 in eastern Turkey. Bediuzzaman displayed an extraordinary intelligence and ability to learn from an early age, completing the normal course of religious school education at the early age of...

Bediüzzaman’s Accomplishments

Bediüzzaman’s Accomplishments Bediuzzaman had immersed himself in the Holy Book, searching for a way tolerate its truths to modern man. In Barla in his isolation he began to write treatises explaining and proving these truths, for now the Holy Book itself and its truths were under direct attack. The first...

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Bediüzzaman Said Nursi’s Views On The Spirit

Bediüzzaman Said Nursi’s Views On The Spirit In several of his treatises, Bediüzzaman Said Nursi emphasizes the meaning and importance of life, and expresses what should be expressed concerning the spirit according to the Qur’an and the Sunna. He also deals with the matter of the spirit together with the...

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