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Risale-i Nur And The Position Of Philosophy Through The Epistle of `Ego` (The Thirtieth Word)


  • Ismat Mahmoud Ahmed SULEYMAN


Philosophy, Risale-i Nur, Self-indicative, Trans-indicative


The role of Islamic thought in different attitudes towards philosophy; and occupy those positions a wide spectrum between the poles of the current acceptance and absolute satisfaction with the presence of philosophical in the field of Islamic knowledge. While the pole is opposed to him rejecting absolute rejection, and distributed between these poles opposite a range of positions approaching some degree of this one pole or another acceptance or rejection. This study aims at revealing the position of Imam Nursi towards philosophy, pointing to a range of considerations that support the great importance of this position, with reference to the constitutive determinants and the systematic method of reading and analyzing the texts of the letters of light. The researcher pointed out that the researcher chose to present his analytical reading of the position of the letters of light towards philosophy by focusing on the 30th Word of the Risale-i Nur. Nursi's position is based on the fact that the divine religion and the human wisdom are intertwined  throughout the succession of mankind. The two chains of prophecy and religion are firmly established on the one hand and philosophy and wisdom on the other. This radical establishment involves denial of the tendency to exclude one of the two chains from human reality. Directed at the relationship between the two chains an agreement between them or a paradox. The study confirms that Nursi has been very keen to establish his position on philosophy based on a critical and coherent vision of the mind. The mainstay of his logic is a lot of reflections intuition, which makes him more consistent and expression of the critical vision based on the principle of putting the human mind under the test. The study dealt with the extension of the vision of Imam Nursi on the divergence of the methodological structure between the two series of prophecy and philosophy, and provided an analytical view of the position of the philosophy of Nursi, which seeks to attract as a scaffolding of its cognitive, historical and social dimensions.





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SULEYMAN, I. M. A. (2018). Risale-i Nur And The Position Of Philosophy Through The Epistle of `Ego` (The Thirtieth Word). The Journal of Risale-I Nur Studies, 1(1), 41–55. Retrieved from