Philosophy and Functional Structure of Medresetü’z-Zehra: A Study on Bediüzzaman Said Nursi

Kamaruzaman Yusoff, Mansoureh Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Hamidifar, Omer Yilmaz


Education has a dramatic role to give a platform to succeed as well as the knowledge to enhance the level of society in terms of several aspects. The values of education in an Islamic community will shine divinely over spiritual part of human beings. In Turkey, a leader, Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, was attempting in his whole life for stabilizing of his idea, Medresetü’z-Zehra. The aim of this study is to analyze Nursi’s philosophy approach of his Medresetü’z-Zehra. It also elaborates the functional structure of Nursi’s project. Indeed, it focuses on main representation of Nursi’s Islamic, political, social and educational struggle especially in the pre-Republic era. Qualitative research method that employs empirical research approach has been applied to achieve the aim of this study. To him, this project was only the solution for the problems of bigotry, poverty and disunity among the Muslim community. He continued with his efforts to establish Medresetü’z-Zehra even in the post-Ottoman era, in spite of the many political obstacles he had to face.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n1s1p36

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