1 January 2013 23:51
RETURN AND APPOINTMENT TO THE DARU’L-HIKMETI’L-ISLAMIYE
· The Escape and Return Journey
Major Ali Haydar Bey stated that he broke out of the camp together with Bediuzzaman, and described their extraordinary crossing of the Volga. He said:
"Bediuzzaman and I crossed the Volga in the most miraculous fashion. While crossing the river, we sank into the water sometimes...
1 January 2013 23:20
In World War I Russia invaded parts of Ottoman Empire lands. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi immediately set about forming the militia. Besides his own students, he toured all the surrounding country raising volunteers for the force. He tried to defend the Eastern Anatolia with his little milita. But at last the majority of his milita were martyred and he was...
1 January 2013 15:21
WAR AND CAPTIVITY (PART 1)
· The Fall of Eastern Province Bitlis and Capture of Bediuzzaman
Having taken Van to the east of Lake Van and Mus to the west, the Russians moved south with three divisions to attack another Eastern province Bitlis. Bediuzzaman was in the town with what remained of his volunteers, and fought a fierce hand to hand...
1 January 2013 15:16
WAR AND CAPTIVITY (PART 1)
· Bediuzzaman and The World War I
For Bediuzzaman, the War may be seen as a watershed. On his return from North Africa, he visited Enver Pasa, the Minister of War, to discuss his intention of returning to the Eastern Provinces to participate in the defense against the invading Russians, and was appointed by...
1 January 2013 15:10
SERVICE IN THE BALKANS, AND IN THE ‘SPECIAL ORGANIZATION’ (PART 2)
Return to Van -1913
Sometime previously to this Bediuzzaman had returned to Van, for it was at that time that he laid the foundations for the Medresetu'z-Zehra. His old patron and friend Tahir Pasa, the Governor of Van, was present at the ceremony, and both he and Bediuzzaman gave...
1 January 2013 14:59
SERVICE IN THE BALKANS, AND IN THE 'SPECIAL ORGANIZATION' (PART1)
· Return to Istanbul
Soon after giving his Sermon, Bediuzzaman left Damascus for Beirut, and from there took the boat for Izmir and Istanbul. His intention in returning to Istanbul was to renew his efforts to found the Medresetu'z-Zehra or Eastern University. The last part of Munazarat is devoted to...
1 January 2013 14:24
"THE FUTURE SHALL BE ISLAM'S, AND ISLAM'S ALONE" (PART 1)
· Bediuzzaman Heads East
Bediuzzaman did not remain long in Istanbul after his acquittal. He set off for the East by way of the Black Sea accompanied by two of his students. It was the spring of 1910. It is recorded that on the way, the boat stopped...
1 January 2013 14:20
BEDIUZZAMAN AND THE THIRTY-FIRST OF MARCH INCIDENT (PART 3)
The Court Martial
If further illustration is needed of Bediuzzaman's unwavering fidelity to the cause he knew to be the only path of salvation for both the Ottomans and the Islamic world, and his extraordinary boldness and courage in furthering it, his defense speech to the court martial provides it. It...
1 January 2013 14:16
BEDIUZZAMAN AND THE THIRTY-FIRST OF MARCH INCIDENT (PART 2)
Background to the Revolt
The CUP considered the 3l st of March Incident to be a `reactionary' movement and held Sultan Abdulhamid responsible for it. But on the contrary, all the evidence points to the reverse being true, that the CUP at least had a finger in it. It is beyond...
1 January 2013 14:10
BEDIUZZAMAN AND THE THIRTY-FIRST OF MARCH INCIDENT
After nine months of CUP rule, increasing discontent found expression in the famous `thirty - first of March Incident'. Many aspects of this revolt , which started with Certain sections of the Army in Istanbul mutinying and continued for eleven days, have still not been brought to light, but...