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    Al-Mathnawi Al-Nuri

    by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
    • HARDCOVER : 2012-12-12 • 430 Pages • 6.5 x 9.3 inches inches • ISBN 9781932099188
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
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    Al-Mathnawi Al-Nuri is a short summary of the topics covered in the author's great multivolume commentary on the Qur'an, the Risale-i Nur, and provides an outline for the later, more famous and massive treatise. Now available in English, it offers an opportunity to browse through brief entries such as "Flower," "Spark," and "Whiff," each of which is a keyword linked to a passage in the Qur'an or a figure of speech in a theological argument.

    Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
    Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was born in 1877 in eastern Turkey and died in 1960 in Urfa in Turkey. Readers may refer to his biography for details of his long and exemplary life, which spanned the last decades of the Ottoman Empire. Bediuzzaman displayed an extraordinary intelligence and ability to learn from an early age, completing the normal course of madrasa (religious school) education at the early age of fourteen, when he obtained his diploma. He became famous for both his prodigious memory and his unbeaten record in debating with other religious scholars. Another characteristic Bediuzzaman displayed from an early age was an instinctive dissatisfaction with the existing education system, which when older he formulated into comprehensive proposals for its reform. Contrary to the practice of religious scholars at that time, Bediuzzaman himself studied and mastered almost all the physical and mathematical sciences.