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Said Nursi -- a Mujaddid at the Critical Juncture of History

By Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf

Dec 11, 2012



Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf is Professor, Lecturer and Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University in Thailand. He specializes in Religion with a focus on Islam in Thailand and Southeast Asia and also Muslim-Buddhist dialogue. In 2009-2010, he was visiting Associate Professor and Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at ACMCU, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Dr. Yusuf has contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic World (2009); Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003); Encyclopedia of Qur'an (2002); and Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islamic World (1995). He was also the special Editor, The Muslim World - A Special Issue on Islam and Buddhism Vol. 100, Nos 2-3 April/July 2010.

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  • Nursi lived one of the most turbulent phases of Islamic history (1878-1960) when Islamic thoughts and beliefs were at stake. He witnessed the tragedies of both the First and Second World Wars, and saw the Ottomans lose all their lands in the Balkans and the Middle East, decline and decay of Islamic state, and finally its complete disappearance from the scene of history.

    Since Nursi was endowed not only with scholastic temperament but also with an inner spiritual spark, these consecutive ghastly events shook the very core of his being and filled him with stubborn flame of desire to save Muslim Ummah from the clutches of crisis. To meet this end, he resorted to revive and rejuvenate the universal values of Islam and the Quran among Muslims. With his unshakable faith and courage, vast experience and wisdom, scientific temperament and a deep insight into the Quranic realities and worldly affairs, he exerted all possible efforts to provide the global Muslim community with remedy to all its problems in the modern age.

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 8/22/2015 9:42:45 AM

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