My Dear , Loyal Brothers!
Firstly: Don’t be upset at my being ill-treated or at the contempt directed at my person. For they can find no fault in the Risale-i Nur so struggle against my unimportant and faulty self instead. I am pleased at this. I am bound by what I have learnt from the Risale-i Nur to proudly offer thanks, if for its well-being and honour, I suffer pains, misfortune, and insults even a thousand times greater. So you should not pity me in this respect.
Secondly: The widespread, fierce, and merciless attack has for now abated twentyfold. They rounded up a few people in place of thousands of ‘special’ (has)1 Risale-i Nur students, and a handful of new brothers instead of hundreds of thousands of people who are concerned. That is, Divine grace made the assault very insignificant.
Thirdly: Through Divine grace, the former provincial governor, who for two years was conspiring against us, has been repulsed, and there is a strong possibility that the Interior Minister, whose suspicions had been excessively aroused about us, has ameliorated this fierce assault due to his being from the same place and his forefathers having been very religious. So do not despair or be alarmed!
Fourthly: Numerous experiences and events have shown in a way to make one completely certain that if the Risale-i Nur weeps, either the earth quakes or the skies weep too. As we have often seen with our own eyes and in part proved in court, the start of winter smiling like summer in unprecedented fashion coincided with the Risale-i Nur smiling at its being secretly duplicated by machine and published, and then on its weeping when it came to a standstill with the widespread searches and confiscations, this coincided with the sudden severe wrath and weeping of winter. It is my guess that this is a powerful sign that the Risale-i Nur is a supreme, shining miracle of the Qur’an’s reality this age, and that the earth and universe are concerned with it.
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My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
It suddenly occurred to me today that rather than offering condolences to those sent by Divine Determining and destiny to this ‘school’ in connection with the Risale-i Nur, I should congratulate them. For each has come in place of perhaps a thousand of our innocent brothers, saving them to an
See, page 445, footnote 38.