convict us with their laws, they discuss trifling things of no importance like some petty matters in some petty letters which have less connection with the law than a fly’s wing. For they have found no way to attack the significant, universal matters of the Risale-i Nur. Also their slandering my person so as to deprive it of importance instead of the widespread, general Risale-i Nur and its students is very advantageous for us; Divine Determining does not allow them to interfere with the Risale-i Nur and its students, and preoccupies them with myself. So I say to you and to all my friends: for the well-being of you and the Risale-i Nur, I accept wholeheartedly, even with my evil-commanding soul’s agreement, and with joy and gratitude, all the difficulties inflicted on my person. Just as Paradise is not inexpensive, so Hell is not unnecessary. The world and its tribulations are transitory and fleeting. Also, since we shall be avenged a hundred times over at the Last Judgement, and in part in this world, for the ill-treatment we receive at the hands of our covert enemies, we should feel sorry for them rather than angry.
Since the reality is this, it is truly good fortune to submit without alarm, and with caution, and perfect patience and thanks, to whatever Divine Determining has decreed for us and to trust in Divine grace, which protects us, and with truly sincere, consoling, and heartfelt friendliness and love for our brothers here, together with them busy ourselves with our supplications, which in Ramadan yield a thousandfold reward; and with our study and reading, try not to give importance to these minor passing hardships. The Risale-i Nur’s giving instruction in this most important examination and trial, and its making its enemies read it, is a significant victory for it.1
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In His Name, be He glorified!
And there is nothing but it glorifies Him with praise.
My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
Firstly: It is stated in sound narrations: “Seek the Night of Power in the second half of Ramadan, especially in the last ten days.”2 It is therefore a great happiness to try to profit from the Night of Power, which may
It is certainly bad that some of our brothers are unnecessarily denying that they are students of the Risale-i Nur, especially .... , and that they are concealing their considerable past services. But because of that service we should forgive them and not feel angry at them.
Bukhari, Fadl Laylat al-Qadr, 2, 3; Tahajjud, 21; Muslim, Siyam, 207-19.