India Welcomed Risale-i Nur
Two Risale-i Nur symposiums have been held in Kerala, India on 29-30 January 2012. Many academics from Turkey, USA, UAE, England, Canada and India have attended the conferences.
The first conference, titled with Risale-i Nur and Islam in Modern Turkey was organised in Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala on 29 January with a participation of more than 1000 master and Phd students.
The conference was opened with Qur`an reciting and the keynote address was given by Prof. Dr. Bahaüddin Nadwi, Rector of Darul Huda University. After the opening session, Abdullah Yeğin, student of Bediuzzaman, İhsan Kasım Salihi, Ali Katıöz, Rıza Akçalı, Prof. Dr. Alparslan Açıkgenç, Prof. Dr. Faris Kaya, Prof. Dr. Thomas Michel from Turkey; Prof. Dr. Irfan Omar from USA; Prof. Dr. Colin Turner from England, Prof. Dr. Bilal Kuşpınar from Canada; Prof. Dr. Abdulhakim El-Enis from UAE; Dr. Onampilli Muhammad Faizy, Dr. Faisal Hudawi, Dr. Bahauddin Hudawi, Dr. Said Hudawi Nadapuram, Prof. Dr. Sayed Abdul Muneem Pasha from India made presentations in English and Arabic languages.
The second conference was held in Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya, Kerala on 30 January with a great participation of nearly 10000 people! Sri Lanka Minister of Education, Riza Akcali, Ex-Minister of Turkey and Prof. Dr. Abdulhakim el-Enis enlightened the participants about Risale-i Nur and Ustad Bediuzzaman. The title of the conference was Living in Faith and Peace in a Multi-Cultural World: Risale-i Nur.
These marvelous symposiums continued in New Delhi on 1-2 February in Jawahurul Nehri University with the title of Living in Harmony and Peace in a Multi-Cultural World: Risale-i Nur. 43 academics made presentations on the ideas of Said Nursi.
Opening speech was done by Prof. Dr. M.A. Islahi, JNU Arabic and African Studies. Prof. Islahi said: We are glad to introduce such a figure who appeared 100 years ago with his ideas. It was not useless that he was given the name Bediuzzaman-Wonder of the Age, because he suffered a lot, then deserved this title. Nursi taught that Islam is not a religion of violence, but is a religion against the violence.
Dr. Mujeebur Rahman, coordinator of the symposium made an informative speech. In his speech, he said: Nursi is not known in India and unfortunately India is unaware of Nursi` s dynamic approach in his commentary. There are a lot of things that we should learn from him.
Janab Arif Muhammad Khan, Minister of State, India denoted: I made a research about Risale-i Nur, read it and I can describe Risales as Barakath-ul Qur`an. After Mr. Khan`s speech, other academics from different countries presented their studies on Risales.
All the symposiums have been contributed and promoted by Istanbul Science and Cultural Foundation from Turkey.