such as this it becomes eternal through the fruits its yields for the hereafter. Moreover, the circle the Risale-i Nur teaches is expanding. For example, the scholars of the experts’ committee are being obliged to study The Illuminating Light with close attention. Also, it is possible that if we were released now, it would cause deficiencies in our work for the cause of belief in one or two respects. Although the distress I suffer far exceeds yours, I do not want to be released. So as far as you can, try to endure it patiently and become accustomed to this sort of life, and to find solace and ease of mind by writing out the Risale-i Nur and reading it.
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My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
Firstly: If necessary, I can send you two copies of the list of errors and corrections from the end of the defences, which I have here in the new letters. They are to be sent to the Directorate of Religious Affairs in addition to the reply to the experts’ committee, and to the Ankara Criminal Court. A copy of the reply to the experts’ committee should also be given to the court here.
Second: It’s good that they have expanded our case. Up to now they had made it appear minor and unimportant in order to devalue it, but secretly were giving it much importance. The situation now will be more advantageous for our work in the way of belief and the Qur’an, God willing.
Firstly: If it had been free this year perhaps some of us would have made the Hajj. God willing, our intention will be accepted as though we had made it, and in these distressing conditions our service of belief and the Risale-i Nur will yield the high reward of the Hajj.
Secondly: Since we have repeatedly said that “the Risale-i Nur is a powerful and true Qur’anic commentary,” it was imparted to me that I should explain a fact, since some inattentive people do not know the full meaning of this. The fact is this: