Said Nursi’s Theologico-spiritual Framework in Risale-i Nur: Revivalism of a Religious Worldview through a Contemporary Approach

By Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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As a renowned religious figure of the twentieth century, Bedi’uzzaman Sa’id Nursi has left a tremendous impact on different facets of Muslims’ religious life, not only in his country, Turkey but also in other parts of the Muslim world. The substantial reform in religious understanding that he brought to the Muslims particularly in Turkey through his powerful theological and spiritual framework especially in using contemporary empirical tool to prove spiritual and religious doctrines is reflective of his creative approach in addressing religious matters. This paper examines briefly how this framework of Nursi’s thought which is reflected in his masterpiece, Risale-i Nur could serve as a strong basis of a proper reconstruction of religious worldview.

Keywords: Said Nursi, Religious Thought, Educational Approach

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.269-278. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 634.792KB).

Dr. Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran

Lecturer, Department of Islamic Theology and Comparative Religion, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

He is a lecturer in the field of Islamic theology in the International Islamic University Malaysia. he completed his M.A. in the field of Islamic Thought specializing in Logic in the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Malaysia. Later on he continued his by Ph.D. at the same place in Islamic Thought on the discussion on Hermeneutics in Islamic Theology. Apart from Islamic Theology and Islamic philosophy, his interest also covers Comparative Philosophy and Ethics.

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