who are trying to destroy us, and is like putting a match to gunpowder. There is otherwise a strong possibility that because of an ounce of personal rights tons of harm will come to us and our service of the Qur’an and belief. I swear that if one of you was to insult me most terribly and entirely trample my honour but not give up serving the Qur’an, belief, and the Risale-i Nur, I would forgive him and make peace with him and try not to be offended. You know that our enemies try to take advantage of the slightest unmannerliness, so make it up quickly. Stop being petulant, which is meaningless and so harmful. Otherwise, like Shemsi, Shefik, and Tevfik, some of us will apparently join those who oppose us, causing great harm and deficiency to our service of belief. Up to now Divine favour has made up for any losses by bestowing numerous others who work on the same system. God willing, it will again come to our aid.
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My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
The governor evidently very much liked The Supreme Sign and A Guide For Youth. Now he wants The Staff of Moses (Asâ-yi Musa) and Zülfikâr. I told him that I would bring them to him. If there are copies of them here in Afyon, set aside one each of The Staff of Moses, Zülfikâr (bound, large size), A Guide For Youth, and The Supreme Sign.
Firstly: This report has had exactly the same result as the one in Denizli. They have exonerated us on the points on which we have been charged, but in order to ingratiate themselves with them and show that they are not Nurjus, and due to a vein of Wahhabism, they have attacked us with a few scholarly criticisms. I reckon this report arrived before the indictment was written, for the indictment includes some points from it. In which case our list of errors and corrections answers them completely. What do you think of this? Also, what are my new replies like? Are they apt? I wrote them very hastily when in a wretched state.
Secondly: Up to now they were apparently preoccupied with our