Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur: The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories

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Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'
SUNY Press - History - 448 pages
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The Nur community is one of the most significant religious and social movements in contemporary Turkey, with millions of adherents and a strong institutional and educational system throughout the country. This volume presents a picture of its spiritual dimensions by focusing on the ideas of its founder, Turkish theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1877–1960). Prominent scholars in contemporary Islamic studies and comparative spirituality examine the various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as revealed in his magnum opus, Risale-i Nur, which began to take shape in the 1920s and is considered Nursi’s deep reflection on the Qur
 

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Contents

A Survey of the Main Spiritual Themes of the Risalei Nur
1
The SixSided Vision of Said Nursi Toward a Spiritual Architecture of the Risalei Nur
23
Grounded Spirituality The Challenge of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
53
At the Heart of the Matter Faith and Belief in the Poetic Imagery of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
69
Faith Development and Spiritual Maturation in the Works of Said Nursi
81
The Spirit of Worship and the Result of Sincere Belief Nursis Mathnāwï alArabï alNūsrï as a Handbook for the Contemplative Life
103
The Chief Characteristics of Spirituality in Said Nursis Religious Thought
125
Dreams and Dream Interpretation in Said Nursis Risalei Nur Islamic Judaic and Universal Resonances
147
The Threat to Spirituality
259
Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi and Bediüzzaman Nursi Some Comparative Considerations
275
Visions of Plurality in Unity Said Nursi Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi and the Question of the Unity of Being
287
Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Nature Ahmedi Jiziri and Said Nursi
311
Sincerity in the Thought of Muhammad Iqbal and Bediuzzman Said Nursi
333
Spirit and Spirituality Linking the Lives of Two TwentiethCentury Pioneers
353
Selections from Nursis Writings on Spirituality
373
Bibliography
417

For you illness is good health Said Nursis Spirituality in His Approach to Physical illness
175
Nursi on Hatred as the Root of Violence
191
Taking Faith to Heart Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Islam
213
Said Nursis Vision for a New Universal Culture of Dialogue
231
List of Contributors
427
Index
431
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Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi> holds the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the author of Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World and the editor of several books, including Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi; Islam in Modern Turkey: An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi; and Contemporary Islamic Conversations: M. Fethullah Gülen on Turkey, Islam, and the West; all published by SUNY Press.

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