Table of Contents


Preface: The Risale-i Nur and The Staff of Moses




Fruits of belief

Matters to be noted in order to be able to benefit from imprisonment

The first matter: Performing the canonical or daily Prescribed Prayers

The second matter: The way of making death a ticket to the realm of eternal happiness

The third matter: The way of attaining eternal youth

The fourth matter: How to spend the capital of life

The fifth matter: How to spend youth

The sixth matter: Sciences speak of God each in its own tongue

The seventh matter: Arguments for the Resurrection and the Hereafter

A summary of the eighth matter: Some of the benefits of belief in the Hereafter

The connection of “God is the All-Great” with the Resurrection

The ninth matter: Why does the denial of a truth of belief mean unbelief?

The tenth matter: Apparent repetitions in the Qur’an

Two concluding notes

The eleventh matter: Some pleasurable benefits of belief in Prophets, Divine Destiny and Decree, and angels




Eleven proofs for belief: God’s final, conclusive argument

The first proof: The Supreme Sign

Observations in nineteen steps of a traveler who questions the universe concerning the Creator

  • The first step: The heavens
  • The second step: The atmosphere
  • The third step: The earth
  • The fourth step: The seas and rivers
  • The fifth step: The mountains and plains
  • The sixth step: The trees and plants
  • The seventh step: The earthly animals and birds
  • The eighth step: Humanity, primarily including the Prophets
  • The ninth step: Veracious, purified scholars
  • The tenth step: Spiritual guides
  • The eleventh step: Angels and other spiritual beings
  • The twelfth and thirteenth steps: The world of upright, enlightened intellects and of sound, illuminated hearts
  • The fourteenth and fifteenth steps: Divine Revelations and inspirations
  • The sixteenth step: Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings
  • The seventeenth step: The Qur’an of miraculous exposition
  • The eighteenth step: The totality of the universe
  • The nineteenth step: The Divine Being Himself

The second proof: Creation rejects associating partners with God

  • A short addendum

The third proof: On nature or refuting naturalistic atheism

  • Introduction: Claims that imply unbelief
  • The first way: Refuting the claim that material causes bring about things
  • The second way: Refuting the claim that things are formed by themselves
  • The third way: Refuting the claim that nature necessitates the existence of things and create them
  • Conclusion: Answers to some questions concerning worship of God and God’s creation of things
  • The first question: Does God Almighty need our worship?
  • The second question: Why and how does everything totally depend on Divine Will and Power?
  • The third question: What about the claim that nothing is invented out of nothing, and nothing goes into absolute extinction

The fourth proof: The Divine Name the All-Just

The fifth proof: The Divine Name the All-Wise

The first point: The Divine Name the All-Wise has made  the universe into a magnificent book

The second point : Perfection without any partner

The first matter: The Almighty makes Himself known through the universe

The second matter: There is no room for partnership with the Creator in the universe

The third point: The All-Wise has included numerous well-ordered worlds in this world

The fourth point: The All-Wise Maker’s wisdom in the existence of things requires the Resurrection

The fifth point

The first matter: God Almighty follows the lightest way, the shortest path, the easiest fashion, the most beneficial form in everything

The second matter: The Divine wisdom in the existence of things requires Prophethood

The sixth proof: God’s being the All-Living and One Who Causes to Die

The seventh proof: The testimony of the heavens and the earth to God

The eighth proof: A supplication

The ninth proof: About the Resurrection and afterlife

The first point: Benefits of belief in the Resurrection

The second point: Other pillars of faith prove the Resurrection

The tenth proof: Belief in and love of God and worshipping Him


The Eleven Phrases

The first phrase: There is no deity but God

The second phrase: (He is) One

The third phrase: He has no partners

The fourth phrase: His is the sovereignty

The fifth phrase: To Him belongs all praise

The sixth phrase: He alone gives life

The seventh phrase: and causes to die

The eighth phrase: He is All-Living and dies not

The ninth phrase: In His hand is all good

The tenth phrase: He has full power over everything

The eleventh phrase: And to Him is the homecoming

The eleventh proof: Arguments for Divine Existence and Unity

Twelve arguments

The first argument

The second argument

The third argument

The fourth argument

The fifth argument

The sixth argument

The seventh argument

The eighth argument

The ninth argument

The tenth argument

The eleventh argument

The twelfth argument