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    The Words

    by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
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    • HARDCOVER : 2012-12-12 • 719 Pages • 6x9 inches • ISBN 9781932099164
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $24.95
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    This commentary focuses on how to save and strengthen one's religious beliefs when confronted with the current prevailing philosophy of materialism. The Words forms the first part of the Risale-i Nur collection, an approximately 6,000-page Qur'anic commentary. In this commentary Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's main concern is how to save and strengthen one's religious belief when confronted with the current prevalent materialist philosophy. It does not explain when or why a verse was revealed, but rather the truth that it represents. Subjects discussed are God, resurrection, Prophethood, destiny, ego, worship, and how the truth of these matters is revealed through nature. The author also analyzes naturalist and materialist philosophy, as well as scientific theories and findings, and refutes them based on evidence that is clearly apparent in nature itself.

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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.