Tafsir & Ancillary


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The Risale-i Nur Collection is a tafsir (Islamic exegesis) on the Qur’an written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, a Kurd from Bitlis region of Turkey between the 1910s and 1950s. The commentary does not keep to the order of the ayah as is done in classic Islamic exegesis, as it makes comments on their meanings. It is rather a thematic tafsir which deals with the doubts surrounding the basic doctrines and principles of Islam. The collection includes fourteen books.

The primary purpose of the Risale-i Nur is to bring about a religious revival in Turkey. The collection includes an analysis of Islamic sources and a reinterpretation of the text for the “mentality” of Said Nursi’s age. However, it is not solely an exegesis, as it includes reflections and details about Said Nursi’s own life and interpretations. These reflections and details help the reader to learn how to practice everyday activities on Qur’an norms, and “install” Qur’an to a person’s alternating life situations and emotions.



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