to be found in the books of the scholars of rhetoric and eloquence, the eloquence of the All-Wise Qur’an has risen to the degree of miraculousness and it is in no one’s power to reach it. Similarly, the ‘coincidences’ in the Nineteenth Letter, which is a mirror of the miracles of Muhammad (UWBP), and in the Twenty-Fifth Word, which is an interpreter of the miracles of the Qur’an, and in the various parts of the Risale-i Nur, which is a sort of commentary on the Qur’an, demonstrate a degree of singularity surpassing all other books. It is understood from this that it is a sort of wonder of the miraculousness of the Qur’an and the miracles of Muhammad (UWBP) which is manifested and represented in those mirrors.
The second of the dominical favours pertaining to the service of the Qur’an is this: Almighty God bestowed on someone like me who has difficulty in writing, is semi-literate, alone, in exile, and barred from mixing with people, brothers as helpers who are strong, earnest, sincere, enterprising, and self-sacrificing, and whose pens are each like diamond swords. He placed on their powerful shoulders the Qur’anic duty that weighed heavily on my weak and powerless ones. Out of His perfect munificence, He lightened my load. In Hulûsi’s words, that blessed community is like a collection of wireless and telegraph receivers, and in Sabri’s, like the machines producing the electricity of the light factory. With their different virtues and worthy qualities, again in Sabri’s words, manifesting a sort of coincidence proceeding from the Unseen, they spread the mysteries of the Qur’an and lights of faith all around reflecting each other’s enthusiasm, effort, enterprise, and seriousness, making them reach everywhere. At this time, that is, when the alphabet has been changed, and there are no printing-presses, and everyone is in need of the lights of belief, and there are numerous things to dispirit a person and destroy his enthusiasm, their unflagging service and sheer fervour and endeavour are directly a wonder of the Qur’an and a clear divine favour. Yes, just as sainthood has its wonders, so does a pure intention. So does sincerity. Especially serious, sincere solidarity between brothers and brotherhood purely for God’s sake – they produce numerous wonders. In fact, the collective personality of such a community may achieve the perfection of a saint and manifest divine favours.
My brothers and my friends in the service of the Qur’an! Just as it is unjust and wrong to give all the glory and all the booty to the sergeant of a company that conquers a citadel, so you should not ascribe the divine favours in the victories won through the strength of your collective personality and your pens to an unfortunate like myself! In fact, there is another