tance, and with the quaking earth affirmed the rightness of your cause. Giving the good news of “Victory is ours,” which through a Divine, angelic power, issues from your blessed pen, it made us truly grateful to our beloved Master.
The Enduring One, He is the Enduring One,
Your very faulty student, Husrev
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In His Name, be He glorified!
My Dear, Loyal Brothers!
Firstly: What is necessary are caution, composure, and consultation.
Secondly: It was imparted to me that Zübeyir was given to me in place of my late nephew Abdurrahman, and Ceylan, in place of my late nephew Fuad. So here I am handing over my work to them.
Thirdly: I have been informed that the judges of the court have made a pretext of the letter I wrote and was put at the head of hardworking but incautious Ahmed Feyzi’s Mâidetü’l-Kur’an. Saying: “Said affirms the eulogies and the other things written about him,” they have made it a reason for my conviction. I repeatedly said that before anything else Ahmed Feyzi should explain it —that the letter was written in order to not accept the other letters about him, and so that he should modify the other part of it— nevertheless he wrote things unnecessarily that make them angry. If he had a thousand faults, I would not be offended at him, but he should be wary of acting boldly and incautiously, lest harm comes to the Risale-i Nur.
Fourthly: Brother Ahmed Feyzi, the hero of the Feyzi’s, should behave exactly like Tahiri in Tahiri’s ward, which is his medrese, and should encourage his students in place of the those that have been released with lessons from the Qur’an and Risale-i Nur, and with writing out its treatises. The notebooks of the new students, which he sent me yesterday, turned my sorry state into one of joy. “All praise be to God,” I declared.
This time, the assault is on a very large scale. Due to their groundless suspicions the Prime Minister and Cabinet attacked us in accordance with some plan. According to information I have received, and numerous signs, due to the false reports and intrigues of covert dissemblers, they have shown us to be closely connected to the Caliphate movement and a secret community belonging to the Naqshbandi Order, indeed to be