O friend with an alert mind and an attentive heart. If you have understood this Word, take these twelve gleams in your hand so that you might obtain a lamp of truth as light-giving as thousands of electric lights. Hold fast to the Qur’anic verses descending from God’s Supreme Throne. Climbing on the “mount” of Divine assistance, ascend to the heavens of truth. Rise to the “throne of Divine knowledge” and declare: “I bear witness that there is no deity but You. You are One, without partner.”

Also declare: “There is no deity but God, One, having no partner; His is the dominion of all existence, and for Him is all praise and gratitude; He alone gives life and causes to die; He is living and dies not; in His hand is all good; and He has full power over everything.”


All-Glorified are You. We have no knowledge save what You have taught us. Surely You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

Our Lord, take us not to task if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, do not lay on us a burden like that which You laid on those before us. Our Lord, do not impose on us that which we cannot bear. Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our Protector. Give us victory over the people of unbelief.

Our Lord, do not let our hearts swerve after You have guided us. Bestow upon us mercy from Your Presence. Surely You are the All Bestowing. Our Lord, You are He who will gather humanity together on a Day of which there is no doubt. God never fails in His promise.

O God, bestow blessings and peace on the one whom You sent as a mercy for all the worlds, and on his Family and Companions. Have mercy on us and his community, for the sake of Your Mercy, O Most Merciful of the Merciful. Amin.

The conclusion of their call will be: “All praise and gratitude are for God, the Lord of the worlds.”


Bediuzzaman Said Nursi