In the second day of the international nubuwwat (prophethood) symposium, several sessions on the importance and purpose of prophethood from the perspective of Islamic scholar Bediüzzaman Said Nursi were held with the participation of academics from more than 40 countries on Monday.
In four separate halls, academics from Egypt, Russia, Syria, the UK and many other countries and universities presented their opinions and papers on different aspects of the prophethood from Bediüzzaman's perspective at the Wow Hotel in the Ataköy neighborhood of İstanbul. The sessions were held in English, Turkish and Arabic.
Speaking at the symposium, Mehmet Emin Uludağ, an instructor at Dicle University, mentioned the characteristics of Bediüzzaman's collection of books titled "Risale-i Nur."
"Keeping up with the times, Bediüzzaman Said Nursi -- without exhausting people' s minds and rambling on about revelations -- brings Quranic style to the people's agenda again. In the 'Risale-i Nur' collection, his analogies are representations of life; they are universal," he said.
On Tuesday, the third and last day of the symposium, the role of the prophets from the perspective of the "Risale-i Nur" collection is scheduled to be the main topic of the sessions.
The three-day symposium features the presentation of over 100 papers from scholars and students who aim to address questions such as how modern societies can learn from the lives and examples of prophets throughout history.
The symposium started on Sunday with the participation of 400 academics from more than 40 countries. There are 96 speakers and over 300 observers at the symposium, which is organized by the İstanbul Science and Culture Association.
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