Look at the protection of the All-Glorious Preserver! As a coincidence with the number of treatises of the Risale-i Nur, one hundred and twenty people were questioned together with their confidential documents. Yet despite the intrigues of the foreigners and the stratagems of the secret societies, nothing was found to connect any Risale-i Nur student with any of the many existent associations. This was a most clear and brilliant instance of dominical protection and divine preservation, and was a favour of the Most Merciful corroborating the wondrous predictions concerning the Risale-i Nur of Imam ‘Ali (May God be pleased with him) and Ghawth al-A‘zam (May God be pleased with him). The hands of forty-two of our innocent, wronged brothers raised in supplication to the divine court halted a missile directed at them, turned it back and in effect exploded it over the heads of those who had fired it. Our losses amount to only a few minor cuts and bruises which will gain us reward. It is a marvel to be saved with such minor injury from a gun that was being charged for the past year. One should respond with thanks and joy to such a great bounty. After this our lives will not be our own, for according to the plans of the spreaders of corruption, we were to be completely wiped out. That means after this we should pledge our lives not to ourselves, but to truth and reality. We should try to always see the trace, face, and essence of mercy in things, which will cause us not to complain, but to offer thanks.
S a i d N u r s i
* * *
I request of my brothers that they are not offended at one another due to discomfort, or distress of the spirit, or fastidiousness, or being deceived by Satan’s wiles, or at the offensive language uttered by some of them. They should not say that their honour has been insulted. I take upon myself any bad words that are spoken. They should not be offended. If I had a hundred honours, I would sacrifice all of them for love and cordiality among my brothers.
S a i d N u r s i