persons, and the questions of a political society, a sufi order, and a few unimportant private letters. But now, with seizing The Illuminating Lamp (Siracü’n-Nûr) and The Six Attacks (Hücumat-i Sitte), and the experts’ committee directing attention to the Risale-i Nur, and the machinations of our covert enemies, the Risale-i Nur has been attacked in a sort of way, which is a means of ensuring tranquillity in this country. So as with many times previously, at exactly the same time as the country was being attacked in this way, two severe earthquakes occurred, just as I was writing that discussion. This affirmed me, saying: “There is no need to write it.” So I did not write any more. Then today I heard that there is fear of war. So I said to the person in charge here: “Whenever the Risale-i Nur is attacked, the earth either becomes angry, or there is fear of war. We have experienced numerous such events so that no possibility of chance remained, and these have been pointed out to the courts.” That is to say, my terrible anxiety about the Risale-i Nur recently, and the jealous criticisms of the experts’ committee, and the confiscation of an important part of the Risale-i Nur, although I did not realize it, coincided with The Illuminating Lamp —which is like acceptable alms-giving and a means of repelling disaster— disappearing behind the veil of concealment, the earthquake, and fear of the outbreak of war.
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My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
Do not worry, we are under Divine protection. There are numerous instances of mercy interspersed among the outward difficulties. The experts’ committee was obliged to object to one piece, but certainly they have become Nurju’s at heart.
My Dear, Loyal, Unshakeable, Undismayed Brothers, who would never give up working for the hereafter for this fleeting world!
Don’t be upset at remaining here a little longer and their wanting to extend our case somewhat. On the contrary, be pleased, like me. For since life never stops and rushes to extinction, in places of tribulation