From Darkness to the Light (Nur): A Poem in Praise of Badiuzzaman Said Nursi and his Contribution

  A scholar of highest eminence and fame, Badiuzzaman Said Nursi was his name, In his 40s, he witnessed the Ottoman Empire’s decline, And in weakness of faith, he saw a Muslim’s shame. Though he suffered harassment, imprisonment, and persecution, Still, he wrote Risala-e-Nur, during the years of exile and isolation, He was indeed galvanized […]


FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BEDIUZZAMAN SAID NURSI The Ideas of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi in the Thirtieth Year Since His Death and Their Place in Islamic Thought 16 March 1991, Istanbul   Man‟s desire to make sense of himself and the world in which he finds himself is fundamental to his nature and is his greatest […]

A poem on Bediüzzaman, by:Mutayyib Muhammad Khan, India

[highlight]Bediuzzaman[/highlight]   Was looking at a tree alone in the dark And my contemporaries under its toxic bark I saw them from outside and cut the tree And did lot of struggle to make them free Bediuzzaman he is lovingly said For us aspirants he is our head [divider] He saw the collapse of the […]

Nursi: “I seek refuge in Allah from Satan and politics…”

I will start as I mean to go on:  with a digression. But a digression which, I hope, will serve to set the scene for the rest of the paper. One of the modules I teach in Durham is called ‘Islam, State and Government’ – a title which was to a certain extent imposed on […]

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