not be disputed, nor can enmity be felt towards it. No one can detest it apart from Satan the Accursed. So that I might take up the Qur’an’s light, I declared: “I seek refuge with God from Satan and from politics” and threw away the club of politics; I embraced the light with both hands. I saw that among the political movements are lovers of those lights in both the opposition and the supporters. No side or group should cast aspersions on or hold back from the lights of the Qur’an that are held up, or from the teachings of the Qur’an, which are far superior to all political currents and partisanship and are exempt from and free of all their biased considerations. Only satans in human form or animals in human dress would do so since they imagine irreligion and atheism to be politics and support them.
All praise be to God, because I withdrew from politics, I did not reduce to the value of glass fragments the truths of the Qur’an, which are as precious as diamonds, and leave myself open to accusations of political propaganda. Indeed, the diamonds increase their value in the view of all groups in brilliant fashion.
And they shall say: “All praise be to God, who has guided us to this [felicity]; never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of God; indeed it was the truth that the prophets of our Sustainer brought to us!”(7:43)
The Eternal One, He is the Eternal One!
S a i d N u r s i
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The Fourteenth Letter
was not written