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Words: The Reconstruction of Islamic Belief and Thought from the Risale-i Nur Collection (Risale-I Nur Collections) Imitation Leather – 25 Sep 2006


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  • Imitation Leather: 719 pages
  • Publisher: The Fountain (25 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932099166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932099164
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 4.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 635,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This volume contains 33 words written by Said Nursi to instruct people who wish to draw close to God through acquiring a degree of understanding of how He has unveiled Himself through the universe, humanity and the Qur'an, and Prophet Muhammad. After briefly mentioning various matters such as the meaning of basmala - the meaning and importance of five daily prayers, where human happiness lies, the Importance of belief and worship, etc. are discussed at great length.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sinan Caliskan on 4 Feb. 2013
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Particularly recommended for those who wants to explore the basics and advanced levels of discussions about the God, e.g. its existence and amazing facts about it; as well as about the here after, prophethood, angels and related matters. The book is also amazing about the way it presents the facts with extraordinary language and approach. Recommended with confidence.
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By Gogol VINE VOICE on 28 April 2013
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I give this review such a title because this really is a difficult one to describe. Said Nursi was a truly remarkable man and what is most interesting was he was an ever evolving man who while remaining within the traditions of Islam was open to developments around him and the changing face of the world he lived in. In this respect his collection of writings the "Risala" Are one of the most remarkable set of books written in the 20th Century.

This book the words, is one from the collection. One thing I have immediately noticed is its not a book that can be read in a conventional sense (i.e. from front to back) But rather one to be referred to or even read by chapter. The number of subjects covered is huge. Religion, prophets, the saints, prayer, science. Said Nursi clearly sees education in particular in the field of science as one of great importance and sees lack of education and religious practice as the two main shortcomings in the Muslim world. This is no small book, it contains 718 pages. Its a large hardback book beautifully presented to last years.

This is an excellent book and I look forward to reading other sections of the Risala.
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By anonyomous on 1 Aug. 2014
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This book is good but printed blurred a word
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Best Book for Life! 19 Dec. 2011
By Alper Abi - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is about the journey of life. It equips you with all that you need to take on the journey.

Once you read it, you are going to develop a new thinking style that no university degree can offer. You are going to look at the universe in a different way.

You are going to believe in everything based on logical proofs that no philosopher could ever prove.

When I write this review, you know I have written it because it has my signature in it. In the same way the universe has been designed by such a one that he prints his signature on each of his masterpieces.

As a summary this book lets you see the signature of the creator in a very logical manner.

You won't regret reading this book once.

You will regret if you only read it once. I have read it many times, and I still want to read more.

Now don't waste time on reviews and get on with reading the book.

Happy reading!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Book 4 Jan. 2012
By ARAS - Published on Amazon.com
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Besides the book quality, the words inside the book is valuable to read. You agree some of the subject or not. However, this book and its collection is written in really bad conditions such as in prison in immigration in the pressure of the first days of Republic of Turkey etc.

Author spend his life only for Islam and a peaceful world. He tried to explain many things as much as he could.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
great 23 Feb. 2013
By Raymond L Herbst - Published on Amazon.com
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Good reading and good addition to library that is broad and diverse. Knowledge is everyones power. Reading is the greatest thing you can do.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
review about the words 28 Jan. 2013
By K. Biyikli - Published on Amazon.com
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It is well written and amazingly explains some of the parts much better than turkish version. I love it and recommend to everyone.
Awesome 15 Jan. 2014
By Furkan Ertem - Published on Amazon.com
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Just make sense for someone trying to understand basics of Islamic religion, the book answers most common questions about the Islam
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