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A Luminary of His Times-Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings:
The First Saying: “So long as I’m full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?”
The Second Saying: “You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat.”......B.S.NURSİ



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    Mar 29 2011: Bediuzzaman Said Nursi is an Islamic Scholar that not just Muslims but also non -Muslims must listen carefully.
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    Jun 15 2011: Just read Quran..Allah overtly expresses own orders for free minds and you need no handler in between...
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    Apr 16 2011: @Ali Sarikaya:

    You said, "Bediuzzaman Said Nursi is an Islamic Scholar that not just Muslims but also non -Muslims must listen carefully."

    If the subject is about the nature of Islam, then maybe Said Nasir should be paid attention to. But I've got news for ya pal - just because he's supposed to be some Muslim scholar doesn't require, demand, command, compel, insist, or I "must" listen to him carefully or at all, as far as anything outside of the tenets of Islam is concerned.
  • Apr 15 2011: This thread has to be some kind of TED Conversations record...
  • Mar 30 2011: Cry not out at misfortune, O wretch, come, trust in God!

    For know that crying out compounds the misfortune and is a great error.

    * * *

    Find misfortune's Sender, and know it is a gift within gift, and pleasure.

    So leave crying out and offer thanks; like the nightingale, smile through your tears!

    * * *

    If you find Him not, know the world is all pain within pain, transience and loss.

    So why lament at a small misfortune while upon you is a worldful of woe?

    Come trust in God!

    * * *

    Trust in God! Laugh in misfortune's face; it too will laugh.

    As it laughs, it will diminish; it will be changed and transformed.

    * * *

    Know, O arrogant one, happiness in this world is in abandoning it.

    To know God is enough. Abandon the world; all things will be for you.

    * * *

    To be arrogant is total loss; whatever you do, all things will be against you.

    So both states demand abandoning the world here.

    * * *

    Abandoning the world is to regard it as God's property, with His permission,

    in His Name...

    If you want to do trade, it is in making this fleeting life eternal.

    * * *

    If you seek yourself, it is both rotten and without foundation.

    If you seek the world outside, the stamp of ephemerality is upon it.

    * * *

    That means there is no value in taking it; the goods in this market are all rotten.

    So pass on... the sound goods are all lined up beyond it....
    ( NURSİ)
  • Mar 30 2011: Second Impossibility

    If everything is not attributed to the All-Powerful and All-Glorious One, Who is the Single One of Unity, but is attributed to causes, it necessitates that many of the elements and causes present in the universe intervene in the being of every animate creature. Whereas that different and mutually opposing and conflicting causes should come together of their own accord in complete order, with the finest balance and in perfect concord in the being of a tiny creature, like a fly, is such an obvious impossibility that anyone with even an iota of consciousness would say: “This is impossible; it could not be!”

    The tiny body of a fly is connected with most of the elements and causes in the universe; indeed, it is a summary of them. If it is not attributed to the Pre-Eternal and All-Powerful One, it is necessary for those material causes to be themselves present in the immediate vicinity of the fly; rather, for them all to enter into its tiny body; and even for them to enter each of the cells of its eyes, which are minute samples of its body. For if a cause is of a material nature, it is necessary for it to be present in the immediate vicinity of, and inside, its effect. And this necessitates accepting that the constituents and elements of the universe are physically present inside that minute cell, a place too small even for the tip of its antenna, and that they work there in harmony like a master.

    A way such as this, then, shames even the most foolish of the Sophists."
    ( NURSİ---The Twenty-Third Flash..ON NATURE)
  • Mar 30 2011: "THIRD REMEDY

    Impatient sick person! The fact that those who come to this world continuously depart, and the young grow old, and man perpetually revolves amid death and separation testifies that he did not come to this world to enjoy himself and receive pleasure.

    Moreover, while man is the most perfect, the most elevated, of living beings and the best endowed in regard to members and faculties, through thinking of past pleasures and future pains, he passes only a grievous, troublesome life, lower than the animals. This means that man did not come to this world in order to live in fine manner and pass his life in ease and pleasure. Rather, possessing vast capital, he came here to work and do trade for an eternal, everlasting life.

    The capital given to man is his lifetime. Had there been no illness, good health and well-being would have caused heedlessness, for they show the world to be pleasant and make the Hereafter forgotten. They do not want death and the grave to be thought of; they cause the capital of life to be wasted on trifles. Whereas illness suddenly opens the eyes, it says to the body: “You are not immortal. You have not been left to your own devices. You have a duty. Give up your pride, think of the One Who created you. Know that you will enter the grave, so prepare yourself for it!” Thus, from this point of view, illness is an admonishing guide and advisor that never deceives. It should not be complained about in this respect, indeed, should be thanked for. And if it is not too severe, patience should be sought to endure it."
    (NURSİ-----The Twenty-Fifth Flash)
  • Mar 30 2011: "In every calamity is a degree of bounty, like a degree of heat. Greater calamities should be thought of and the degree of bounty in the small one noted, and God should be thanked. For if the calamity is blown up, it will grow; and if it is worried over, it will double; the image, the imagining, in the heart will be transformed into reality; and that will pound the heart as well."(NURSİ)
  • Mar 30 2011: "Before entering the mouth and disappearing down the throat, a mouthful worth one kurush and one worth ten are the same. There is only a few seconds’ difference in the mouth. To raise the price from one to ten in order to gratify and please the sense of taste, which is like an inspector and doorkeeper, is most prodigal and wasteful."
    (NURSİ)
  • Mar 29 2011: "One who does not have the strength to raise and turn the earth and all the stars and suns as though they were beads of a tesbih cannot lay claim to creating anything in the universe. For everything is tied to everything else."
    (NURSİ)