My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
I wanted only two or three of our brothers to be released today. But the Divine favour that looks to us left them behind here for their own good. It is absolutely essential that our present situation is maintained for around three weeks. For our being together for this Festival is necessary both for us, and the Risale-i Nur, and for our work, and for our physical and spiritual comfort, and so that we can receive a full share of the Hajjis’ prayers, and to save the treatises that have been sent to Ankara from being confiscated, and so that those who pity us in our plight and embrace the Risale-i Nur may increase in number, and it can be a proof that we did not have recourse to the traitors to the country, nation, and religion by consenting to serious errors of the present.
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Unable to endure —due to their vein of Wahhabism— Imam ‘Ali’s (May God be pleased with him) earnest interest in and appreciation of the Risale-i Nur, and influenced by the groundless suspicions that last year caused Zamzam water to be poured away and this year prevented people going to make the Hajj, the experts’ committee directed their unfair, incorrect, and unjustifiable jealous criticisms at the Fifth Ray. At this time of suspicion and alarm, the safest place for us is prison. God willing, the treatises of the Risale-i Nur will win the freedom of both us and themselves. Since under these harsh conditions in the face of so many opponents they are making themselves read in unprecedented fashion, and making their students work in prison in various ways, and through Divine favour not allowing them to be ruined; we are bound to be content with this much and to offer thanks instead of complaining. It is because of this contentment that I am able to endure all my severe distress. I do not interfere in God’s concerns.