I have not been curious about the newspapers, but articles supporting us appearing at this time in both Ehl-i Sünnet and Sebil-ür-Resad has confused those jealous people who oppose us and the covert hostile atheists. The possibility that they might try to silence those friends made me anxious.
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In His Name, be He glorified!
Some true solace, which reduces to nothing our distressing tribulations
The First: Our troubles being transformed into mercy.
Second: The pleasure to be found within the justice of Divine Determining, and the relief felt in submitting to it.
Third: The joy resulting from the Divine favour particular to the Nurjus.
Fourth: The pleasure of our tribulations being transitory and passing.
Fifth: Significant rewards.
Sixth: Not interfering in God’s concerns.
Seventh: Suffering only little difficulty and slight wounds in the face of even the severest attacks.
Eighth: These hardships being very minor in comparison with those others suffer.
Ninth: Happiness at the effects of the widespread advertising of the Risale-i Nur, which arise from the exacting test and examination of serving the Risale-i Nur and belief.
These nine spiritual joys are a salve and medicine so soothing and sweet they are indescribable; they ease our terrible pains.
My Dear, Loyal, Steadfast Brothers!
With all their stratagems, the dissemblers’ attacks these last ten months and their getting hold of an official has not shaken even the youngest student. Their slanders are insignificant. In the face of the