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). In an age where secularism and atheism are more prevalent than ever, his books concentrate on strengthening one’s faith through rational proofs and arguments. He discusses questions posed by secularists in the name of science and answers them in light of the Holy Qur’an. In doing so, he also covers such topics as the purpose of life and paths to move closer towards our Creator (سبحانه و تعالى).
The subjects mentioned above are generally 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, at times it may become challenging to comprehend the presented arguments, but 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)
I have started this blog to translate the Risale-i Nur to English and write commentaries as I go along to clarify certain passages.
على الله توكلنا و من الله التوفيق
We have put our trust in God, and God is the granter of success.
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