A Challenge from Teaching to Social Movement: Bediüzzaman Said Nursi’s Struggles for Modification in Turkey

Ramli Awang, Kamaruzaman Yusoff, Mansoureh Ebrahimi, Omer Yilmaz


Bediüzzaman Said Nursi played a major role in Turkish society in the field of promoting Islam. The struggle that he started in Turkey brought about some conflicts between him and the newly established government of Turkey. Since he tried to avoid any political conflict with latter, he diverted his movement to apolitical approach in his strategy to achieve his main goal that was social movement. The present study has twofold objectives. First, it focuses on Nursi’s struggles in an apolitical approach. Second, it analyses his contributions to the revival of Islamic ethics and sciences through his teachings and the Nur movement. The method used in this study is qualitative, historical approach. The findings of this study disclose how Nursi directed a significant movement to the intellectual as well as spiritual life of the people in Turkey. This movement contributed tremendously to the revival of Islamic ethics and other field of sciences. After his death, his idea and thoughts has been spread all over the world helping them in their social movement.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s1p444

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