the truths of belief. The existence of egotism, however, is a form of non-existence which has acquired the colour and form of existence due to a wrongful claim to ownership, not knowing the nature of man’s mirror-like being and assuming the imaginary to be actual. Since the source of all beauties is existence and the source of all evils is non-existence, a Necessary Existence and Pre-Eternal, Everlasting Being, which is the firmest and most elevated and shining existence and the one most distant from non-existence, will demand the beauty which is the most powerful, and the most elevated and shining and free of any blemish; it will rather express such a beauty; indeed, it will be such a beauty. Like all-encompassing light is necessitated by the sun, so the Necessary Existent necessitates an eternal beauty; he gives light through it.
All praise be to God for the bounty of belief
Our Sustainer! Do not call us to task if we forget or do wrong.1
Glory be unto You! We have no knowledge save that which You have taught us; indeed, You are All-Knowing, All-Wise.2
NOTE: Nine degrees of the luminous verse “For us God suffices” were going to be written, but due to certain circumstances, three degrees have been postponed.
REMINDER: Since the Risale-i Nur belongs to the Qur’an and is a commentary based on proofs proceeding from it, it contains necessary, purposeful, indeed, essential and beneficial repetitions, the same as the Qur’an contains subtle, wise, and necessary repetitions which cause no boredom. Also, since the Risale-i Nur consists of proofs of the profession of Divine unity, which does not cause tedium but is repeated with pleasure and zeal, its essential repetitions are not a fault, and do not and should not cause boredom.