My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
Firstly: Send the last two pages, in either the old letters or written by typewriter, unofficially to the Chairman of the Court by means of someone serious you consider suitable. When you do so, give him also the following note, written separately: “Said thanks you and says: ‘They’ve unnailed the windows, but the prosecutor does not permit any of my brothers or those who attend me to come to me. And he requests that you give him his precious, miraculous Qur’an, which is in the court, so that he can read it during these blessed months. He sent three juz’1 of that wondrous Qur’an to the Directorate of Religious Affairs as samples so that they could print it photographically. Besides that, he requests one of the Risale-i Nur collections which is in the court so that he can read it in his loneliness, solitary confinement and severe distress, and it can comfort him and be a companion. In any event, three or four courts of law have seen those collections and not objected to them. Similarly, they have been much appreciated and praised by the leading scholars of Mecca, Medina, Damascus, Aleppo, and the university of al-Azhar in Cairo, and none of them has criticized or objected to them.’”
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Feyzi has two copies of the Hizb al-Nuri2 with him. If he is not in need of them, let one of them be sent to me, or let Mehmed Feyzi write out another copy. Also, the Treatise On Ramadan and the printed Supreme Sign (Âyetü’l-Kübra) are needed here. Quickly reduce the tension between you and repair the damage. Beware! Beware! The slightest deviation causes enormous harm to the Risale-i Nur circle. Don’t get carried away by feelings arising from the difficulties. My stove exploding was an indication of this calamity.
A juz’ is a thirtieth part of the Qur’an. [Tr.]
Hizb al-Nuri: A forty-five-page Arabic piece which Bediuzzaman described as “manifesting the meaning of the Hadith ‘An hour’s reflective thought may be better than a year’s [supererogatory] worship,’ a luminous proof of the Risale-i Nur, a supreme invocation springing from it, and a small sample of it.” [Tr.]