Epitomes of Light

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Author      :Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

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Mathnawi al-Nuriya

Bediuzzaman wrote “Mathnawi al-Nuriya” to serve as a seed for the “Risale-i Nur” collection. In this book, each of his golden thoughts revealed itself as a shoot, a drop, a bud, each of which later became like a bubbling stream, a perfumed rose garden, a forest murmuring with majesty. They stimulated and excited Muslims’ feelings based on faith and contemplation, while leading many unbelievers to re-evaluate their thoughts and ways. “Mathnawi al-Nuriya” resembles an index of many topics, each of which needs a separate book to explain, and each of which would later be elaborated in the “Risale-i Nur.”

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was born in 1877 in eastern Turkey and died in 1960 in Urfa in Turkey. Readers may refer to his biography for details of his long and exemplary life, which spanned the last decades of the Ottoman Empire. Bediuzzaman displayed an extraordinary intelligence and ability to learn from an early age, completing the normal course of madrasa (religious school) education at the early age of fourteen, when he obtained his diploma. He became famous for both his prodigious memory and his unbeaten record in debating with other religious scholars. Another characteristic Bediuzzaman displayed from an early age was an instinctive dissatisfaction with the existing education system, which when older he formulated into comprehensive proposals for its reform. Contrary to the practice of religious scholars at that time, Bediuzzaman himself studied and mastered almost all the physical and mathematical sciences.



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