The Fifteenth Ray
The Shining Proof
This consists of two ‘Stations’
[This lesson is a treatise which is apparently unimportant, but in reality is of the greatest importance, and is extremely powerful and comprehensive. It is a Qur’anic fruit of Paradise and of belief which was produced from the uniting —at the degrees of ‘knowledge of certainty’ and ‘absolute certainty’— of my life of reflective thought and the spiritual life of the Risale-i Nur, which is based on ascertaining reality through its evidences (tahkikî).1]
[A concise summary of the Twentieth Letter, and Part One of the instruction given in the third ‘School of Joseph’.2 It consists of three ‘Parts’]
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
And from Him do we seek help
I am someone who has spent thirty-five years in seclusion, and particularly at night forgets the world, and having for twenty-three years suffered the annoyance of being under hostile surveillance, has become unsociable. Being all alone, I become fed up if I am for even an hour with anyone
According to Bediuzzaman, the aim of the Risale-i Nur is to gain for its readers or students ‘true, verified belief’ (iman-i tahkikî — Arabic: tahqiqi). This has been defined as: “To acquire certain knowledge of all the questions related to belief through close investigation, and to live that belief... Firm, unshakeable belief.” See, Abdullah Yeğin, Yeni Lugat (3rd. ed.) Istanbul 1975, 271.
See, page 478, footnote 63.