The Words forms the first part of the Risale-i Nur Collection, an approximately 5,000-page Qur'anic commentary written in Turkish by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, a major Islamic thinker. His main concern is how to save and strengthen one's religious belief when confronted with the current prevalent materialist philosophy. This is a commentary with a difference: 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, and 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.