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    The Gleams

    by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
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    • HARDCOVER : 2012-12-12 • 450 Pages • 6 x 9 inches inches • ISBN
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
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    The treatises written by this influential Islamic scholar address key issues of humanity, as discussed in the Qur'an, that are equally applicable to modern society. Essays include expositions on nature and its impossibility without the existence of God, the concept of sincerity and why it is a crucial part of Islam practice, and suggested ways for the elderly and sick to treat their ailments while staying true to their religion.Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was a 20th-century Turkish scholar of Islam and the author of Risale-i Nur, a 6,000-page modern commentary on the Qur'an.

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    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.