Gleams of Truth

Gleams of Truth

Prescriptions for a Healthy Social Life

Written in prose but with a verse-like flavour, this is a collection of maxims by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. Very concisely articulated, these maxims expound on the key discussions of the Risale-i Nur Collection, thus it is considered in a sense as the index of this collection which was written years later than this volume. It is filled with wise sayings that remove the veils on the mysteries of human life, while offering strong evidence for God's existence and unity with thought-provoking on-the- target arguments against philosophies of unbelief. Nursi wrote this volume around 1918 when he was a member of the Higher Council of Islam (Daru'I-Hikmet) following his return to Istanbul from captivity in Siberia as the horror of the first great war of the twentieth century was looming across vast lands. The book is a product of an ambitious man who occupied himself with the salvation of humanity both from the hot wars in this world and from the chastisement in the hereafter.

Title Author Hits
Those Who Do Not Value Constitutionalism Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1190
A Faultless Government Is Impossible Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1176
The True Meaning of Freedom Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1288
Can There Be Equality Between Muslims and Non Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1200
Does the Qur'an Forbid Loving Christians and Jews Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1234
Positive and Negative Nationalism Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1390
Response to the Propaganda of Unjust Infidels Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1218
Should the Christians Not Be Addressed as Unbelievers Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1217
No Muslim Would Abandon Islam Through Sound Reasoning Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1215
A Qur'anic Principle of Absolute Justice and Human Capacity for Great Wrongdoing Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1237
The Absolute Dominion of the Qur'an Books on Islam Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1381
What Should Be Done for the Desired Future of the Kurds and Turks Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1252
How Can Muslims Recover and Preserve Their Honor Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1264
The Present Condition of Medreses and Religious Scholars Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1202
on Differences and Disagreements Among the Scholars of the Muslim World Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1246
Different Types of Leaders, Chieftains, Religious Scholars, and Guides Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1230
Awakening Spiritual Guides Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1223
Taking Action for the Sake of the Religion Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1184
Belief and Love, Faithfulness, and Islamic Patriotism and Zeal Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1218
Islamic Unity Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1191
Part Four the Testimony of Human Conscience to God the Almighty Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1397
The Ways to Attain Knowledge of the Creator Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1279
Polygamy and Slavery in the Sight of the Sharia Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1300
in the Face of Rejecting the Existence of a Hadith Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1254
Criticism, Particularly in Religious Matters Written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Hits: 1178