Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Author of the Risale-i Nur

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Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Author of the Risale-i Nur

by Sukran Vahide

This first full-length English biography of the great Turkish Muslim thinker and reformer Bediuzzaman Said Nursi is based on his own works and on accounts of those who have known or met him.

It describes his life, works, and struggle, and places Bediuzzaman's ideas and activities in a historical context. It describes his enterprising and scholarly endeavours in the cause of the Ottoman Empire, particularly in the areas of education, constitutionalism, and Islamic unity.

In the second part of the book, it traces both Bediuzzaman's silent struggle through his commentary of the Qur'an collectively known as Risale-i Nur, speaking out against the irreligion that was offically propagated in the early years of the Turkish Republic.