In His Name, be He glorified!
My Dear, Loyal, Unshakeable Brothers!
Firstly: In accordance with the meaning of “Good is in what God wishes,” there is good in our case being delayed. My heart and the Risale-i Nur’s freedom demanded that it should be thus. By consoling each other, strengthening each other’s morale, and scholarly debate and pleasant conversation, and by writing out and studying the Risale-i Nur, you will be successful in attracting Divine mercy, which erases the point of difficulty, and transforming these transitory hours into eternal ones.
Secondly: Since we exchanged the Festival greetings in the temporary prison of the court, as a Festival sweet I sent what is for me the very meaningful honey from the village of Nurs together with the Zamzam water which Zübeyir, the hero from Konya, brought me. Put the water in the flask of honey and mix them together. Then leave the Zamzam in it, and drink it with good health.
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My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
An important and meaningful question was asked by someone important. He asked me: “You are not a political society and three courts of law have acquitted you on that point, and this has also been established because six provinces which have kept you under surveillance for twenty years have not made any accusations in connection with it. Nevertheless, there is a wondrous attachment between Nurjus that is not found in any political society or group. We would like to have this difficulty solved for us.”
In reply I said this: “That is true, the Nurjus are not a political society of any sort or a group organized for any political, worldly, negative, personal, or communal interests, and they could not be thus. They are the sons and daughters and grandchildren of the old heroes of this land, the millions of Islamic devotees who with perfect joy sacrificed their lives to win the rank of martyrdom. They have inherited their vein of self-sacrifice so that they display this wondrous attachment, and in Denizli Court caused this impotent, wretched brother of theirs to declare on their account: “Let our heads also be sacrificed for a truth for which millions of heroic heads have been sacrificed!” He said this in their name, leaving the court in astonished and appreciative silence. That is to say, among the