General Principles in the Risale-i Nur Collection for a True Understanding of Islam

General Principles in the Risale-i Nur Collection for a True Understanding of Islam

by Ali Unal, Ali Eunal


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TheRisale-i Nur Collection is full of "general principles," not only related to the Islamic Jurisprudence but also to all the fields of Islam or Islamic life and Islamic branches of knowledge. Based on or specially favored with profound wisdom having its source in the Divine Wisdom or the Divine Name of the All-Wise, the Risale-i Nur Collection contains numerous principles, precepts, or maxims which are standards or brilliant criteria enabling people to think, believe, and live according to Islam, and to evaluate and judge things and events in Islam’s light. They also provide people with the essentials or basic principles on which the branches of Islamic knowledge and Islamic science are based. Thus, we have tried to collect many of these principles in this book under certain titles, and in certain parts or sections according to the fields of thought and branches of knowledge to which they have a greater relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597843690
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Ali Unal is a renowned scholar and a prolific translator of works with an Islamic theme into English. He has written for many periodicals and is a columnist for Zaman daily newspaper.His published books include How to Live as a Muslim series, Islamic Perspectives on Science, Islam Addresses Contemporary Issues, the Resurrection and the Afterlife, and The Qur’an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, The Risaie-i Nur and "General Principles" in Islamic Religious Sciences vii

The topic of "General Principles" in Islamic Sciences and General Principles in the Risale-i Nur x

General Principles in the Risale-i Nur Collection xi

Part 1 General Principles Related to How to Think and Believe as a Muslim 3

Part 2 General Principles Related to Belief in God, the Afterlife, Destiny, and the Metaphysical World 71

Part 3 General Principles Related to Belief in and Interpretation of the Qur'an 161

Part 4 General Principles Related to Knowing the Prophet and to His Sunnah and Hadith 201

Part 5 General Principles Related to Worship, Morality, and Islamic Jurisprudence 249

Part 6 General Principles Related to Knowledge of God, Islamic Spiritual Life, and "Sufism" 361

Part 7 General Principles Related to Social Matters and Islamic Action 433

Part 8 General Principles Related to Eloquence or Correct and Effective Use of Language 501

The Works of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi as References 525

Index 527

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