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    The Reasonings: A Key to Understanding the Qur'an's Eloquence

    by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
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    • HARDCOVER : 2012-12-12 • 350 Pages • 6 x 9 inches inches • ISBN 9781597841290
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
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    DESCRIPTION

    From the Holy Book's purpose and objectives to its rhetoric and eloquence, various aspects of the Qur'an are examined while new insights are provided on the existence and oneness of God, Prophethood, and bodily resurrection.

    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.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Bediüzzaman and The Reasonings ..................................................................... vii
    Preface ................................................................................................................ 1
    Introduction ....................................................................................................... 7

    THE FIRST PART
    THE ELEMENT OF TRUTH
    The First Premise ............................................................................................. 11
    The Second Premise ........................................................................................ 14
    The Third Premise ........................................................................................... 16
    The Fourth Premise ......................................................................................... 21
    The Fifth Premise ............................................................................................ 23
    The Sixth Premise ........................................................................................... 25
    The Seventh Premise ...................................................................................... 29
    The Eighth Premise ......................................................................................... 32
    The Ninth Premise .......................................................................................... 36
    The Tenth Premise .......................................................................................... 40
    The Eleventh Premise ..................................................................................... 42
    The Twelfth Premise ....................................................................................... 44
    First Matter................................................................................................. 50
    Second Matter ............................................................................................ 54
    Third Matter .............................................................................................. 57
    Fourth Matter ............................................................................................. 59
    Fifth Matter ................................................................................................ 64
    Sixth Matter ............................................................................................... 66
    Seventh Matter .......................................................................................... 67
    Eighth Matter ............................................................................................. 68

    THE SECOND PART
    THE ESSENCE OF ELOQUENCE
    First Matter ...................................................................................................... 79
    Second Matter ................................................................................................. 81
    Third Matter .................................................................................................... 83
    Fourth Matter .................................................................................................. 85
    Fifth Matter ...................................................................................................... 86
    Sixth Matter .................................................................................................... 88
    Seventh Matter ................................................................................................ 92
    Eighth Matter .................................................................................................. 93
    Ninth Matter ................................................................................................... 94
    Tenth Matter ................................................................................................... 96
    Eleventh Matter ............................................................................................... 97
    Twelfth Matter ................................................................................................ 97

    THE THIRD PART
    THE ELEMENT OF BELIEF
    The Element of Belief .................................................................................... 103
    Introduction ............................................................................................. 104
    The First Purpose ..................................................................................... 105
    The Second Purpose ................................................................................ 120
    Introduction ....................................................................................... 120
    Explaining Some of the Proofs of Muhammad’s Prophethood ............ 128
    Introduction .................................................................................. 128
    The First Way ............................................................................... 129
    The Second Way .......................................................................... 132
    The Third Way ............................................................................. 133
    The Fourth Way ........................................................................... 136
    The Fifth Way .............................................................................. 144
    The Third Purpose ................................................................................... 147
    Introduction ....................................................................................... 147
    A Summation of the Most General Proofs ........................................ 148
    A Second Summation of Two Other General Proofs ....................... 150

    Index .............................................................................................................. 151
    Index of God’s Names and Attributes ..................................................... 159
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    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.