International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Views on Europe
Dr. Sadettin ORHAN

Contemplations on Europe and European civilization in humans' world of thoughts constitute a whole themselves. However, the views of Said Nursi, a Muslim scholar from the Ottoman geography and the pioneer of a movement, on Europe deserve to be examined under a separate title. In this study, Said Nursi's views and evaluations on Europe, European civilization, and the West-Islam relationship in his works, which he compiled all his life, will be discussed. The views of Said Nursi, who is still influential with his works and views on Turkey, the Islamic World, and Muslims all over the world, on Europe are significant references in terms of the past, present, and future of the West-Islam relationship. We hope this study will contribute to the development of the relationship between the two civilizations on a firm basis.

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