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STRENGTHENING FAITH IN A SECULAR WORLD. THE RISALE-I NUR APPROACH. THE CHALLENGES OF A SECULAR WORLD. MATERIALISM / INDIVIDUALISM

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Strengthening faith in a secular world

STRENGTHENING FAITH IN A SECULAR WORLD

THE RISALE-I NUR

APPROACH


The challenges of a secular world

THE CHALLENGES OF A SECULAR WORLD

  • MATERIALISM / INDIVIDUALISM

  • THE USE OF SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY TO MISLEAD YOUNG GENERATIONS INTO ATHEISM. (UNBELIEF COMING FROM SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE FROM HEARTS)

  • IGNORANCE BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS


The crises within islamic communities

THE CRISES WITHIN ‘ISLAMIC’ COMMUNITIES

  • IGNORANCE / IMITATIVE OR WEAK BELIEF

  • POVERTY

  • CONFLICT


The role of the risale i nur in strengthening belief

THE ROLE OF THE RISALE-I NUR IN STRENGTHENING BELIEF


What is the risale i nur

WHAT IS THE RISALE-I NUR?

  • BASED ON QUR’AN AND SUNNAH

  • 6000 –PAGE COMMENTARY ON THE QUR’AN

  • WRITTEN BY BEDIUZZAMAN “THE LUMINARY OF THE TIMES” SAID NURSI


The aim

THE AIM:

  • TO BRING TO BELIEF THOSE WITHOUT BELIEF

  • TO STRENGTHEN THE BELIEF OF THOSE WHOSE BELIEF IS WEAK

  • TO MAKE CERTAIN THE BELIEF OF THOSE WHOSE BELIEF IS STRONG BUT IMITATIVE

  • TO GIVE GREATER BREADTH TO THE BELIEF OF THOSE WHOSE BELIEF IS CERTAIN

  • TO LEAD TO PROGRESS IN KNOWLEDGE OF GOD-THE BASIS AND MEANS OF ALL TRUE PERFECTION- FOR THOSE WHOSE BELIEF IS HAS DEPTH, AND OPEN UP MORE BRILLIANT VISTAS FOR THEM.


The methodology of the risale i nur

THE METHODOLOGY OF THE RISALE-I NUR


Strengthening faith in a secular world

USES:

  • SCIENCE

  • DIRECT OBSERVATION OF THE UNIVERSE

  • LOGIC

    TO PROVE AND EXPOUND THE PILLARS OF ISLAMIC BELIEF


Strengthening faith in a secular world

“NATURE IS THE COLLECTION OF THE DIVINE SIGNS AND THEREFORE RELIGION AND SCIENCE CANNOT BE CONFLICTING DISCIPLINES. THEY ARE TWO EXPRESSIONS OF THE SAME TRUTH. MINDS SHOULD BE ENLIGHTENED WITH SCIENCES, WHILE HEARTS NEED TO BE ILLUMINED BY RELIGION” -B.S.N


Ex on la ilaha ila allah tawhid

EX.: ON LA ILAHA ILA ALLAH (TAWHID)

  • THE RISALE-I NUR AFFIRMS THAT ANYONE WHO SINCERELY WISHES TO LOOK UPON THE CREATED WORLD AS IT IS MUST INEVITABLY COME TO THE CONCLUSION LA ILAHA ILA ALLAH. FOR HE WILL SEE ORDER AND HARMONY, BEAUTY AND EQUILIBRIUM,JUSTICE AND MERCY,LORDSHIP, SUSTENANCE AND MUNIFICENCE…..


Strengthening faith in a secular world

.…AND AT THE SAME TIME HE WILL REALIZE THAT THOSE ATTRIBUTES ARE POINTING NOT TO THE CREATED BEINGS THEMSELVES BUT TO AN ABSOLUTE REALITY (ALLAH) IN WHICH ALL OF THESE ATTRIBUTES EXIST IN PERFECTION.THE CREATED WORLD IS THUS A BOOK OF NAMES WHICH TELL ABOUT ITS OWNER (ALLAH)--


Ex on resurrection

EX.: ON RESURRECTION

  • THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PARABLES FOR THE RESURRECTION OF HUMAN BODIES. SOME ARE:IN SPRINGTIME,THE FASHION IN WHICH ALL LEAVES OF ALL TREES ARE RESTORED IN THE MOST PERFECT FORM,THE WAY IN WHICH ALL THE FLOWERS AND FRUITS OF ALL TREES ARE RECREATED, THE WAY IN WHICH TREES, RESEMBLING ERECT SKELETONS, SUDDENLY “RESURRECT AFTER DEATH.”…


Ex on the training qur an and philosophy give to social life

PHILOSOPICAL WISDOM

POINT OF SUPPORT=FORCE

AIMS = BENEFITS

PRINCIPLE OF LIFE=CONFLICT

RACIALISM AS BOND BET COMMUNITIES

-GRATIFYING THE SOUL AS FRUITS

QUR’ANIC WISDOM

-TRUTH AS SUPPORT

-ALLAH’S PLEASURE

MUTUAL ASSISTANCE

-RELIGION,CLASS AND COUNTRY

-TRUE HUMAN BEING

EX.:ON THE TRAINING QUR’AN AND PHILOSOPHY GIVE TO SOCIAL LIFE


Ex on imitative iman belief and certainty of iman

EX.: ON IMITATIVE IMAN/BELIEF AND CERTAINTY OF IMAN

  • BELIEF IS NOT RESTRICTED TO A BRIEF AFFIRMATION BASED ON IMITATION. IT HAS DEGREES AND STAGES OF EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT. BELIEF CONTAINS SO MANY TRUTHS PERTAINING TO THE ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NAMES OF ALLAH AND THE REALITIES CONTAINED IN THE UNIVERSE.

  • THE MOST PERFECT OF ALL HUMAN SCIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE AND VIRTUES IS BELIEF, AND KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAH ORIGINATING IN BELIEF BASED ON ARGUMENT AND INVESTIGATION.


Ex on knowledge belief and purpose of life

EX.: ON KNOWLEDGE,BELIEF AND PURPOSE OF LIFE

  • “BE CERTAIN OF THIS, THAT THE HIGHEST AIM OF CREATION AND ITS MOST SUBLIME RESULT IS BELIEF IN ALLAH.THE MOST EXALTED RANK OF HUMANITY IS KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAH. THE MOST RADIANT HAPPINESS AND SWEETEST BOUNTY FOR JINN AND MANKIND IS THE LOVE OF ALLAH CONTAINED IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALLAH.” –B.S.N, 23RD WORD


Strengthening faith in a secular world

  • A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE ROLE OF THE RISALE-I NUR IN SAVING, PRESERVING AND STRENGTHENING FAITH IN TURKEY, AND ELSEWHERE.


Strengthening faith in a secular world

“IF WE ARE TO DISPLAY THROUGH OUR ACTIONS THE PERFECTIONS OF THE MORAL QUALITIES OF ISLAM AND THE TRUTHS OF BELIEF, WITHOUT DOUBT, THE FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS WILL ENTER ISLAM IN WHOLE COMMUNITIES. SOME ENTIRE REGIONS AND STATES,EVEN, ON THE EARTH WILL TAKE REFUGE IN ISLAM.” –BSN, IN HIS DAMASCUS SERMON


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