Gleams of Truth



AUTHOR     :Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

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A selection of criteria for belief, thought, and life

Concise and articulate, this collection of maxims reflects a lifetime of knowledge surrounding the Qur’an. Presenting an Islamic understanding of God’s oneness, morality, and philosophy, this anthology expounds on the key discussions of the Risale-i Nur Collection, offering a compilation of wise sayings that remove the veils on the mysteries of human life, present strong evidence for God’s existence, and provide thought-provoking arguments against philosophies of unbelief. Penned by a noteworthy Islamic thinker and influenced by his time as a member of the Higher Council of Islam, this volume denotes the work of an ambitious man who occupied himself with the salvation of humanity both from the destructive wars in this world and chastisement in the Hereafter.Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was a 20th-century scholar of Islam. He is the author of the Risale-i Nur Collection series.

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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