History in the Quran according to the Risale-i Nur

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After realising that only the holy Quran is able to save the faith of the Turkish community which had been deviated, Bediuzzaman Sa'id al-Nursi had sacrificed part of his life in translating Quran to complete his work famously known as Risale-i Nur. The work deserves credits and merits since it covers various discussions on faith, thoughts, spirituals, knowledge, histories, self-development and current issues. He believed that only holy Quran was capable to regain the faith and beliefs of the Turkish and to unite them who had gone astray from the path of Islam. It is undeniable that the methodology of his writing inspired from the Quran itself. For instance, he was greatly influenced by the concept and philosophy of the historiography of the holy Quran when he discussed about the historical events especially in the part of Maktubat. Those historical events that brought by him included stories of Prophets (Qisas al-Anbiya'), the life of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) (Sirat al-Rasul), the Caliphates (Khulafa' Rashidin), the Umayyads (Bani Umayyah), the 'Abbasids (Bani Abbas) and small discussions on the early and the end of Ottoman ('Uthmaniyyah) Empire. Generally, his discussions on those historical events were not in detail except on the life of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) that talked on the miracles of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) (Mu'jizat Ahmadiyyah). He did not discuss those events chronologically since only places which were regarded as necessary and important were agitated. The main emphasis was given on aspects of 'Ibar wa 'Izat and the rational of any particular event that took place. Another objective which was more vital was to strengthen their deviated faith. He considered histories that occurred were due to two elements of human deeds as well as the interference by the sovereignty of Allah. This was clearly seen when he discussed 'Khilafat' and 'Fitan' which took place in the period of the Companions. The methodology of writing used by him led to such a fascinating and successful piece of historical writings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-972
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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History in the Quran according to the Risale-i Nur. / Mujani, Wan Kamal.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 6, 04.2012, p. 966-972.

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