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Risale-i Nur Collection

This website is dedicated to the explanation of the Risale-i Nur in English. The Risale-i Nur is a collection of books written by the Islamic scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (may Allah have mercy on him). His books are mainly focused on the purpose of this life and the paths which can bring us closer to God. Additionally, he discusses the questions posed by secularists in the name of science and answers them in a reasonable and logical manner.

The subjects mentioned above are usually discussed through the tafseer (exegesis) of certain verses in the Qur’an, particularly those pertaining to faith. Despite the beauty and depth of his books, it is sometimes challenging to comprehend the theories. Especially for beginners, the journey may not be so simple. This website was created in order to ease the transition from the beginning stage to a more advanced level. That being said, it may also be helpful for those who are not in the beginning stage to gain a more thorough understanding of the concepts.

While the complexity of the Risale-i Nur is beyond depute, it is crucial to realize that one need not understand every detail in order to benefit from it. Bediuzzaman expresses this in the following passage,

Not everybody comprehends every matter of this crucial letter. Yet neither will he remain without a share. One who enters a vast garden cannot reach his hands to all fruits of that garden. Yet the amount within his grasp is sufficient. That garden is not only for him, but those with longer arms have their share as well. (Seventh Ray)

Given the above, I do not and cannot claim that my posts will provide a thorough understanding of all matters within the collection. I will simply write my own understanding of them. Although this website is a fairly new one, new posts will continuously be made in order to reach the desired goal, with the help and will of God. 

على الله توكلنا و من الله التوفيق

We have put our trust in God, and God is the granter of success.

Note: Every now and then, I may give links to certain webpages. This does not mean that I endorse the views of these websites as a whole, it only means that I find these particular webpages to be worthy of reading.

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