Exploring the Repository of Religious Texts to Explore the Universe: Risale-i Nur Approaches
Keywords:Knowledge repository, Risale-i Nur, Kauniyah verses, Kalimat, Lama’at
This paper aims to accentuate and discuss the existences of kauniyah verses (Quranic verses of the universe signs) infolded within the repository of Risale-i Nur. This study has specifically delved into the universe phenomena accumulated in the kauniyah verses within the collection of Kalimat and Lama’at by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. In addition, this paper aims to elaborate on the lessons beyond the existence of each of the kauniyah verses in both books. A library research-based has been conducted throughout the study especially in analysing the content of kauniyah verses in the collection of Kalimat and Lama’at. The exploration found that Bediuzzaman Said Nursi presented various kauniyah verses reflected the signs of the universe as a way to bring human to ponder on the greatness of ALLAH. Besides, this study also emphasizes that the occurrences of the kauniyah verses in the Risale-i Nur exposed its strength while referring to the ultimate authentic sources of Islam. This research has succeeded in enlightening specific discussion on the kauniyah verses in terms of its frequency and core themes as well as the lessons and wisdom could be learned from each of the verses. All kauniyah verses available in the two collections were identified and analysed based on Said Nursi pattern of approaches.
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