DID U KNOW?

1) The name Allah is memtion 2697 times in the Quran

2) Bismillah-i Rahman-i Raheem is repeated 114 times

3) The only sahabah that was mention by his name in the Quran is Zeyd (ra)

4) The surah Mujadilah has 22 ayats and is the only surah in which the name Allah is mention in every ayat

5) The only female name that is mention in the quran is MARYAM

6) The last ayat which was sent by Allah swt is the 3rd ayat of Ma’idah

(5.3. Unlawful to you (for food) are carrion, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that (the animal) which is offered in the name of any other than God, and the animal strangled, and the animal beaten down, and the animal fallen to death, and the animal gored, and that devoured by wild beasts – save that which you make lawful (by slaughtering properly while it was still alive) – and that which has been sacrificed to anything serving the function of idols and at the places consecrated for offerings to other than God. And (also unlawful is) that divided and obtained through divining arrows (and the like, such as lotteries and throwing dice). (Eating of any of) that (just mentioned) is transgression. This day, those who disbelieve have lost all hope of (preventing the establishment of) your Religion, so do not hold them in awe, but be in awe of Me. This day I have perfected for you your Religion (with all its rules, commandments and universality), completed My favor upon you, and have been pleased to assign for you Islam as religion. Then, whoever is constrained by dire necessity (and driven to what is forbidden), without purposely inclining to sin surely God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.)

7) At the beginning of every surah there is Bismillah except of surah Taubah

8) Surah Nelm is the only surah in which BISMILLAH mentioned 2 times

9) The longest ayat of Quran is Bakarah 282

10) Paradise is mentioned 66 times and Hell is mentioned 126 times in the Quran

youratheistfriend
youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

youratheistfriend:

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Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

This does not belong in the atheist tag. Do not put things that do not belong in the atheist tag in the atheist tag.

Thank you for the suggestion. If you do not like it, dont read it pls…

No, see, I scroll through the atheist tag every day and there are always an assortment of things that are simply about a certain religion and these things are not atheist things. My usual response is to challenge the thing’s presence there. If you insist that it does belong there, I will presume that atheists are meant to respond to it. Which, in the case of most religious things, that would logically be to refute it or express why it’s unimportant. As long as it’s in a tag I seek to visit, if I don’t like it, I will not be not reading it, I will be responding to it.

I respect your opinion buddy. Do as u wish…but u r in no position to tell me what tags i put or not…its my choice, not yours. U dont like it? DO NOT READ IT.

Basic tumblr etiquette: tag your posts with what they are relevant to. I’m not trying to be mean here, really, you are free to do as you wish, of course. I’m just a bit confused at why you’d want to do this one. I don’t see what conceivable benefit it has. I apologize if I came across rather aggressively, I’m still rather tired. I’m sorry.

No problem at all buddy. I am not offended. I do not mean to bother anybody with my tags. All i am doing is posting ayats/hadith and some useful info about Islam. Atheism is connected with religion. It denies religion. So what i am doing is posting MY OPINION. Dont mean to disrespect anybody. And interesting thing is i have atheists follow me. After all we are all civilized ppl and could communicate with respect to each other. But if my posts really bother you, please do not read them. And if u read them and disagree we can lead a useful talk. Wish u all the best

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

This does not belong in the atheist tag. Do not put things that do not belong in the atheist tag in the atheist tag.

Thank you for the suggestion. If you do not like it, dont read it pls…

No, see, I scroll through the atheist tag every day and there are always an assortment of things that are simply about a certain religion and these things are not atheist things. My usual response is to challenge the thing’s presence there. If you insist that it does belong there, I will presume that atheists are meant to respond to it. Which, in the case of most religious things, that would logically be to refute it or express why it’s unimportant. As long as it’s in a tag I seek to visit, if I don’t like it, I will not be not reading it, I will be responding to it.

I respect your opinion buddy. Do as u wish…but u r in no position to tell me what tags i put or not…its my choice, not yours. U dont like it? DO NOT READ IT.

Basic tumblr etiquette: tag your posts with what they are relevant to. I’m not trying to be mean here, really, you are free to do as you wish, of course. I’m just a bit confused at why you’d want to do this one. I don’t see what conceivable benefit it has. I apologize if I came across rather aggressively, I’m still rather tired. I’m sorry.

No problem at all buddy. I am not offended. I do not mean to bother anybody with my tags. All i am doing is posting ayats/hadith and some useful info about Islam. Atheism is connected with religion. It denies religion. So what i am doing is posting MY OPINION. Dont mean to disrespect anybody. And interesting thing is i have atheists follow me. After all we are all civilized ppl and could communicate with respect to each other. But if my posts really bother you, please do not read them. And if u read them and disagree we can lead a useful talk. Wish u all the best

youratheistfriend
youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

This does not belong in the atheist tag. Do not put things that do not belong in the atheist tag in the atheist tag.

Thank you for the suggestion. If you do not like it, dont read it pls…

No, see, I scroll through the atheist tag every day and there are always an assortment of things that are simply about a certain religion and these things are not atheist things. My usual response is to challenge the thing’s presence there. If you insist that it does belong there, I will presume that atheists are meant to respond to it. Which, in the case of most religious things, that would logically be to refute it or express why it’s unimportant. As long as it’s in a tag I seek to visit, if I don’t like it, I will not be not reading it, I will be responding to it.

I respect your opinion buddy. Do as u wish…but u r in no position to tell me what tags i put or not…its my choice, not yours. U dont like it? DO NOT READ IT.

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

This does not belong in the atheist tag. Do not put things that do not belong in the atheist tag in the atheist tag.

Thank you for the suggestion. If you do not like it, dont read it pls…

No, see, I scroll through the atheist tag every day and there are always an assortment of things that are simply about a certain religion and these things are not atheist things. My usual response is to challenge the thing’s presence there. If you insist that it does belong there, I will presume that atheists are meant to respond to it. Which, in the case of most religious things, that would logically be to refute it or express why it’s unimportant. As long as it’s in a tag I seek to visit, if I don’t like it, I will not be not reading it, I will be responding to it.

I respect your opinion buddy. Do as u wish…but u r in no position to tell me what tags i put or not…its my choice, not yours. U dont like it? DO NOT READ IT.

questionsonislam

questionsonislam:

One cannot perform the prayers while drunken. But there is no verse in the Qur’an which states that the person who drinks alcohol cannot perform prayers for forty days. However, in some hadiths (sayings of the Prophet) there are expressions which say that the believers who drink alcohol or…

youratheistfriend
youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

This does not belong in the atheist tag. Do not put things that do not belong in the atheist tag in the atheist tag.

Thank you for the suggestion. If you do not like it, dont read it pls…

youratheistfriend:

reverthelp:

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

This does not belong in the atheist tag. Do not put things that do not belong in the atheist tag in the atheist tag.

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mathnawi

mathnawi:

Some Hindoos were exhibiting an elephant in a dark room, and many people collected to see it. But as the place was too dark to permit them to see the elephant, they all felt it with their hands, to gain an idea of what it was like. One felt its trunk, and declared that the beast resembled a…

Risale-i Nur: The Fourteenth Ray: The Letters: PART 26

In His Name, be He glorified!

My Dear, Loyal Brothers!

Firstly: What is necessary are caution, composure, and consultation.

Secondly: It was imparted to me that Zübeyir was given to me in place of my late nephew Abdurrahman, and Ceylan, in place of my late nephew Fuad. So here I am handing over my work to them.

Thirdly: I have been informed that the judges of the court have made a pretext of the letter I wrote and was put at the head of hardworking but incautious Ahmed Feyzi’s Mâidetü’l-Kur’an. Saying: “Said affirms the eulogies and the other things written about him,” they have made it a reason for my conviction. I repeatedly said that before anything else Ahmed Feyzi should explain it —that the letter was written in order to not accept the other letters about him, and so that he should modify the other part of it— nevertheless he wrote things unnecessarily that make them angry. If he had a thousand faults, I would not be offended at him, but he should be wary of acting boldly and incautiously, lest harm comes to the Risale-i Nur.

Fourthly: Brother Ahmed Feyzi, the hero of the Feyzi’s, should behave exactly like Tahiri in Tahiri’s ward, which is his medrese, and should encourage his students in place of the those that have been released with lessons from the Qur’an and Risale-i Nur, and with writing out its treatises. The notebooks of the new students, which he sent me yesterday, turned my sorry state into one of joy. “All praise be to God,” I declared.

* * *

This time, the assault is on a very large scale. Due to their groundless suspicions the Prime Minister and Cabinet attacked us in accordance with some plan. According to information I have received, and numerous signs, due to the false reports and intrigues of covert dissemblers, they have shown us to be closely connected to the Caliphate movement and a secret community belonging to the Naqshbandi Order, indeed to be leading it, and have caused the Government to be greatly alarmed about us. For evidence they point out the large collections of the Risale-i Nur being bound in Istanbul and published throughout the Islamic world and being well-received everywhere, and have scared the Government, and unjustifiably turned the jealous official hojas and suspicious officials against us. They reckoned that numerous documents and plentiful evidence would be brought to light, and that in the vein of the Old Said, I would be unable to endure it and would create a disturbance. But endless thanks be to Almighty God, He reduced the calamity a thousandfold. In all their searches they found nothing to connect us to any secret community or society. We have no connection so that they should have found it. The prosecutor was therefore compelled to resort to lies and slander, giving things the wrong meaning, and making allegations about things that were not offences. Since the truth is this, we and the Risale-i Nur have been delivered from ninety-nine per cent of the calamity. In which case, we should not complain, but offering endless thanks and beseeching Almighty God, await the completion of this manifestation of Divine favour in patience. And with the lessons of the Risale-i Nur, we should console those needy and eager people who constantly enter and depart from this place of study.

S a i d N u r s i

* * *

In His Name, be He glorified!

My Dear, Loyal Brother!

I understood from a severe warning that the excessive, detrimental, combative and politically-minded pieces you and Ahmed Feyzi read in court —outside the Risale-i Nur’s way, which is not to be combative, nor to contest the worldly, nor touch on politics, and only when absoutely essential to defend oneself briefly— has caused great harm to the Risale-i Nur. In fact, they were the cause of our sentences and the ill-treatment I have received. I am not offended at you and Ahmed Feyzi, but you should have shown them to me first. Your position was given you as a material Divine decree. You have to act like me to repair the damage. It is essential that Feyzi also gives up the political style of defence with all his strength, and like Tahiri, occupies himself with the Risale-i Nur and the new students.

* * *

In His Name, be He glorified!

My Dear Brothers!

It is necessary to try to print the forty odd pages about me and the Risale-i Nur, the list of errors and corrections and its addendum, and the reply to the Posta newspaper, in both the old letters and the new, in Isparta and in Istanbul, and if possible here as well. Since the court is duplicating by machine the matters they suppose are against us, it is our legal right to duplicate the same matters together with the ninety errors, and this we must do. Later on, my long defence and the written objections of such friends as Ahmed Feyzi, Zübeyir, Mustafa Osman, Husrev, Sungur, and Ceylan shall be printed also, God willing.

S a i d N u r s i

* * *

In His Name, be He glorified!

My Dear and Loyal Brothers!

It was imparted to me that I should write and tell you of two strange, subtle incidents that occurred within two hours, and were apparently insignificant but in fact important.

The First: I was reading to two people destined to be Risale-i Nur students ‘An Important Matter which was imparted to y Heart on the Night of Power’ from A Guide For Youth, then just as I read “it gains for the Risale-i Nur students in ten weeks the level of study the students of the religious schools (medrese) gain in five or ten years,” this occurred to me: just as through Divine favour the Old Said acquired in fifteen weeks at the age of fifteen the knowledge usually acquired in the medreses with fifteen years of study, so through dominical mercy at this time when there are no medreses, the Risale-i Nur is sufficient for acquiring in fifteen weeks the knowledge of the sciences of reality and belief it would otherwise take fifteen years to acquire, as fifteen thousand people have affirmed through their own experience this fifteen years.

Secondly: That same time, my window, which is heavy, without reason fell on my dishes and bottles and food. I supposed that both the window and all my bottles and drinking glasses were broken and the food they contained ruined. But marvellously, not one thing was either broken or spoilt. Only the meat I had received as a present was spilt. But it was destined for the new students of the Risale-i Nur, maintaining my rule of not accepting presents, and confirming with its extraordinariness the first incident.

S a i d N u r s i

* * *

In His Name, be He glorified!

My Brothers!

In a way totally opposed to the law, our documents and additional pieces for the appeal have not yet been sent to the Appeal Court. Our three authorized lawyers should find some way of ensuring that they are sent as soon as possible. For their prolonging our detention for eleven months on excuses, and not permitting me to speak in court, and their holding me in solitary confinement for eleven months in cold, tortuous, and distressing conditions, tells of a malicious bias unacceptable by justice. It is therefore essential that both our lawyers and you do everything in your power to have our trial transferred to a court in another province.

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

A Verse

Those whose scale will be light, will find their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Our Signs.
Holy Quran Translation Surah Al-Araf Verse 9

A Hadith

The Prophet said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”
Sahih Bukhari - Hadith No: 69

A Quotation

The prescription for a glorious though unfortunate continent, an illustrious though hapless state, a noble though ownerless people, is Islamic Unity.
Seeds of Reality 14

A Verse

Those whose scale will be light, will find their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Our Signs.
Holy Quran Translation Surah Al-Araf Verse 9

A Hadith

The Prophet said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”
Sahih Bukhari - Hadith No: 69

A Quotation

The prescription for a glorious though unfortunate continent, an illustrious though hapless state, a noble though ownerless people, is Islamic Unity.
Seeds of Reality 14

Daily Ayat

4.25. If any of you cannot afford to marry free, believing women, (let them marry) believing maidens from among those whom your right hands possess. (Do not regard marriage to such believing maidens as a degradation. Rather, degradation is deviating into licentiousness without marrying. ) God knows well all about your faith (and measures you by it); and (whether you be free or slaves) you are one from another (belonging, as believers, to the same faith and community). Marry them, then, with the leave of their guardians, and give them their bridal-due according to religiously lawful and customary good practice, they being women who give themselves in honest chastity, not in licentiousness, nor having secret love-companions. Then if they commit indecency after they have entered into wedlock, they shall be liable to half the penalty to which free (unmarried) women are liable. That (permission to marry slave-girls) is for those of you who fear to fall into sin (by remaining unmarried). But if you persevere (in self-restraint with no fear of falling into sin), that is better for you. And God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.

Daily Ayat

4.25. If any of you cannot afford to marry free, believing women, (let them marry) believing maidens from among those whom your right hands possess. (Do not regard marriage to such believing maidens as a degradation. Rather, degradation is deviating into licentiousness without marrying. ) God knows well all about your faith (and measures you by it); and (whether you be free or slaves) you are one from another (belonging, as believers, to the same faith and community). Marry them, then, with the leave of their guardians, and give them their bridal-due according to religiously lawful and customary good practice, they being women who give themselves in honest chastity, not in licentiousness, nor having secret love-companions. Then if they commit indecency after they have entered into wedlock, they shall be liable to half the penalty to which free (unmarried) women are liable. That (permission to marry slave-girls) is for those of you who fear to fall into sin (by remaining unmarried). But if you persevere (in self-restraint with no fear of falling into sin), that is better for you. And God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.

Daily Hadith

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu

23rd Jumada al-Thani 1435 (23rd April 2014)

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “If the people knew
the reward for pronouncing the Adhan and for standing in the first row (in
congregational prayers) and found no other way to get that except by
drawing lots they would draw lots, and if they knew the reward of the Zuhr
prayer (in the early moments of its stated time) they would race for it (go
early) and if they knew the reward of ‘Isha’ and Fajr (morning) prayers in
congregation, they would come to offer them even if they had to crawl.”

Bukhari Vol. 1 : No. 589

Daily Hadith

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu

23rd Jumada al-Thani 1435 (23rd April 2014)

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “If the people knew
the reward for pronouncing the Adhan and for standing in the first row (in
congregational prayers) and found no other way to get that except by
drawing lots they would draw lots, and if they knew the reward of the Zuhr
prayer (in the early moments of its stated time) they would race for it (go
early) and if they knew the reward of ‘Isha’ and Fajr (morning) prayers in
congregation, they would come to offer them even if they had to crawl.”

Bukhari Vol. 1 : No. 589

everydayasahabah

everydayasahabah:

About twenty years before the start of the Prophet’s mission, that is about the middle of the sixth century CE, an Arab named Sinan ibn Malik governed the city of al-Uballah on behalf of the Persian emperor. The city, which is now part of Basrah, lay on t he banks of the Euphrates River. Sinan…

Risale-i Nur: The Fourteenth Ray: The Letters: PART 25

In His Name, be He glorified!

Firstly: It is an instance of Divine favour that did not hear that man’s slanderous indictment. I would otherwise have spoken vehemently. I would have said to the Chairman of the Court: I am taking you to court, that is, you and your injustice to the Supreme Tribunal at the Last Judgement, and I am taking your contempt of the law to the court of this world. And the reason I said I have no lawyer was to tell them that he is the lawyer of all of us in general matters, and only I can reply to the attacks on my person. You may tell Ahmed Hikmet this.

Secondly: Our former defences are sufficient to answer the prosecutor’s charges.

Thirdly: Mustafa Osman and Ceylan wrote and told me what they thought of it and that it had caused them no discomfort, and that it would have no adverse effects in the Risale-i Nur circle either. I saw the hero Tahiri. He had the same idea. I was curious as to what Husrev, the Feyzi’s, and Sabri thought.

Fourthly: I reckon it is because disbelief and misguidance now attack us in the form of secret societies and political groups that Divine Determining makes them torment us with this extreme tyranny and accusation of being a political society. That means there is overriding need for the believers to be united. We were unaware of that fact, so received the blow of justice from Divine Determining.

S a i d N u r s i

In His Name, be He glorified!

My Dear, Loyal Brothers!

Firstly: When there is a despotic Cabinet which prevents people going on the Hajj, pours away Zamzam water, permits us to be treated extremely unjustly, attaches no importance to Zülfikâr and The Illuminating Lamp (Siracü’n-Nûr) being seized, promotes the officials who torment us maliciously and illegally, and does not hear the loud weeping through the tongue of disposition at the oppression in our house, at such a time, the best place to be is prison. Only, if it was possible, it would best if we were transferred to another prison.

Secondly: Just as they force the most unsuitable people to read the most confidential treatises, so they insist and force us to be a political society. But we felt no need at all to be a political society or secret revolutionary group of any sort. For among the Nurjus, through sincerity and self-sacrifice, the Islamic brotherhood of the unified community of believers has unfolded to a high degree. With the powerful devotion they have inherited from their millions of forefathers, the Risale-i Nur students are bound to a truth for which their forefathers sacrificed their lives, and this has left no need up to now for any society, official or political, secret or open, or any revolutionary group. This means there is now a need, for Divine Determining has set them to pester us. They tyrannize us with accusations of an imaginary political society. And Divine Determining deals us a slap with their hands, saying: “Why haven’t you had complete sincerity, perfect solidarity, or been a perfect ‘God’s party’?”, and it has acted in justice.

S a i d N u r s i

* * *

In His Name, be He glorified!

Firstly: I know that you are not in need of consolation. Strengthen one another’s morale, and that will be sufficient. The lines I have hanging on the wall opposite me are sufficient for me. It has been understood that this last attack was completely unjustifiable and illegal intimidation, and the result of groundless suspicions and weakness. However, the stand of the people and police was a sort of objection to that meaningless attack.

Secondly: Is my defence adequate to reply to the new charges as well? Also, are Zübeyir and the lawyers working? They are not anxious, are they? They should not worry at all. In view of the matters with which they have charged us, they should charge all those who share in the brotherhood of belief, and even all the congregations and imams, and the students of all masters and teachers. This means that their opponents have gained considerable power so that instead of actual incidents they are utilizing possibilities in this panicky way and attacking us with extraordinary delusions.

Thirdly: My own view is that we should remain in prison till the spring. Anyway everything comes to a standstill in winter. God willing, Divine favour will again come to our aid.

S a i d N u r s i

* * *

[One of Husrev’s letters]

In His Name, be He glorified!

Our Beloved Master!

While the main duty of the scholars of the experts’ committee was to defend and protect the believers and especially those who uphold the Qur’an, with their biased reports about us they have driven the Afyon legal authorities to investigate us in the closest detail; have kept you, our beloved Master, under the severest repression for eight months; been the cause of the imprisonment of us students being drawn out; and have studied the undeniably miraculous truths of the Risale-i Nur in a spirit of jealousy. Doubtless, your writings replying to their reports, which incited Afyon Court against us, were the work of your compassion. Let alone defending you, our beloved Master, who for twenty-five years has been struggling against our covert enemies with a handful of students, and the Risale-i Nur, which comprises the Qur’an’s most important truths, although it is your right to ask numerous questions of these scholars who have formed a front against us in this our most perilous time, your very minor questions will do nothing except warn them. The ‘special favour,’ which is a supreme Divine bounty and, arising from sources of which we have much need in these sensitive times, transforms our despair into pride, has again been manifested here in Afyon Prison. The earth, which has not trembled for eight months, again became angry today and twice shook as you were describing the earthquakes which occur when you our beloved Master and the Risale-i Nur are attacked. We too witnessed it, and it strengthened our hope. It pitied your apparent aloneness in the face of the fearsome onslaughts of the cruel enemies thirsting to destroy you. It had physical compassion on your powerlessness, came to your assistance, and with the quaking earth affirmed the rightness of your cause. Giving the good news of “Victory is ours,” which through a Divine, angelic power, issues from your blessed pen, it made us truly grateful to our beloved Master.

The Enduring One, He is the Enduring One,

Your very faulty student, Hüsrev

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

Remember O People!: Every soul is bound to taste death.

3.185. (No one will live forever doing what they do:) Every soul is bound to taste death. So (O people), you will but be repaid in full on the Day of Resurrection (for whatever you have done in the world). Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. (Know that) the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.

21.35. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us (to finally be brought to Our Presence).

29.57. Every soul is bound to taste death, and then to Us you will be brought back

A Verse

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: and He is Most High, Most Great.
Holy Quran Translation Surah Ash-Shura Verse 4

A Hadith

I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah’s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah’s order (Day of Judgment) is established.”
Sahih Bukhari - Hadith No: 71

A Quotation

The prescription for a glorious though unfortunate continent, an illustrious though hapless state, a noble though ownerless people, is Islamic Unity.
Seeds of Reality 14

A Verse

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: and He is Most High, Most Great.
Holy Quran Translation Surah Ash-Shura Verse 4

A Hadith

I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah’s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah’s order (Day of Judgment) is established.”
Sahih Bukhari - Hadith No: 71

A Quotation

The prescription for a glorious though unfortunate continent, an illustrious though hapless state, a noble though ownerless people, is Islamic Unity.
Seeds of Reality 14