last part of my defence be printed in the new letters and distributed. Then the pious and the scholars will not be deceived by the intrigues, or embark on any dangerous and damaging enterprises. Their collective personality will be saved from being suspect in the eyes of the nation. The government too will have confidence in the scholars and an end will be put to this misunderstanding. Incidents and misunderstandings like this, which are extremely harmful for the government and the nation and the country, will not then be repeated.
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If everyone, and even I, withdraw from defending and preserving the Risale-i Nur, five of our brothers should not withdraw. These are Hüseyin Usta, Halil ‹brahim, Re’fet Bey, Hüsrev, and Hakk› Efendi. The involuntary lack of caution of the first three... because of the personal grudges of the open enemies of the latter two – the intention was to cause excessive harm to the Risale-i Nur. If it had not resulted in a great bounty like the Risale-i Nur being spread and made known to a significant degree, these brothers would have been greatly upset at having caused the unhappiness of so many innocent Risale-i Nur students. Thus, more than everyone, these five brothers should be cautious and united.
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It was imparted to my heart that just as the Mathnawi was the mirror to one of seven truths appearing from the Sun of the Qur’an, thus acquiring a sacred illustriousness and becoming the undying guide of numerous people of the heart besides the Mevlevis; so too represented together in the mirror of the Risale-i Nur are the seven colours of the Qur’anic sun’s light and its various, multicoloured effulgences. God willing, it will be an eternal guide and teacher for the people of reality, illustrious and sacred in seven respects, as much as seven Mathnawi’s.