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Islam and Politics in the Light of Said Nursi's Writings


Author: Saritoprak, Zeki

Source: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 19, Number 1, January 2008, pp. 113-126(14)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group


This article discusses in its introduction the concept of political Islam as it first developed during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, and Nursi's reaction to politics. The bulk of the article then focuses on Nursi's stance concerning politics. As a prolific author, scholar, and activist, Nursi has a unique place among his contemporaries and the article deliberately elaborates on why Nursi coined his famous statement, 'I take refuge in God from Satan and politics.' It also presents a limited comparison between Nursi's interpretation of some qur'anic verses and Sayyid Qutb's interpretation of these same texts.

Document Type: Research article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13510340701770337

Affiliations: 1: Department of Religious Studies, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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