The Third Ray
[This treatise proves with extraordinary decisiveness, authenticity, and certainty together with a wondrous conciseness, the most important of the fundamentals of belief such as the necessary existence, unity, and oneness of God, the splendour of His dominicality, the immensity of His power, the breadth of His mercy, the universality of His sovereignty, the comprehensiveness of His knowledge, and the all-inclusiveness of His wisdom. The indications of the resurrection of the dead, and especially those emphasized at the end, are extremely powerful.]
This Eighth Proof of the Fundamentals of Belief1 offers evidence for the necessary existence and unity of God, and certain proofs of the comprehensiveness of dominicality and the immensity of Divine power. It proves too both the comprehensiveness of Divine sovereignty, and the extensiveness of Divine mercy, and the encompassment of Divine knowledge, and the fact that Divine wisdom embraces all the beings of the universe.
In Short: In each of the introductory passages of this Eighth Proof are eight conclusions.2 Proving these eight conclusions through their evidences, this Eighth Proof has high value.
The Eighth Proof of the Fundamentals of Belief refers to this treatise’s position among the parts of the Risale-i Nur included in the collection called Asâ-yi Musa (The Staff of Moses). [Tr.]
All the ‘Proofs of the Fundamentals of Belief’ demonstrate the necessary existence and unity of God explicitly, and their other conclusions indirectly. In addition to proving explicitly God’s necessary existence and unity, this Eighth Proof, A Supplication, has nine conclusions. It proves:
i. The majesty of dominicality;
ii. The tremendousness of Divine power;
iii. The comprehensiveness of Divine sovereignty;
iv. The unbounded extensiveness of Divine mercy;
v. The fact that Divine knowledge embraces all things;
vi. The encompassment of Divine wisdom;
vii. The glittering magnificence of Divine rule.