"International Symposium on the Miraculousness, I'jaz in the Qur'an"


Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture participated in the "International Conference on the Science of Miraculousness, I’jaz in the Qur’an" organized by the African-Asian Universities Union, the Iraqi Fukaha Center, and Imam Azam University.


At the opening of the conference, attended by 1300 scholars and academics from many parts of the world, President of the African-Asian Universities Association Prof. Dr. Muhtar Ahmet, President of the Iraqi Fukaha Center Prof. Dr. Ahmet Taha, Dean of Azhar University, Faculty of Usuluddin Prof. Dr. Abdulfettah Hızır Muhammet, Head of Icaz-ı Qur'an Research Center from Morocco Prof. Dr. Muhammet Burabab and the Chairman of the Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture Said Yüce gave speeches.


Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IFSC Said Yüce stated the following in his speech:

“We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the handling of such an important issue. The Qur'an is not only a book of worship and prayer, but also a book of divine knowledge, marifetullah, which is the gate and basis of every science and the witness of sciences. As IFSC, we are trying to spread the miraculousness, ’'jaz of the Qu’'an, its appeal to the present day, and its message all over the world with our activities. We hope to welcome you to our foundation with the end of this pandemic as soon as possible. We hope that such scientific activities will continue.”


Expressing that Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's commentary on The Signs of Miraculousness, Isarat'ul I'caz was suppressed by the Turkish Republic, Yüce read the following passages from the magnificent Qur'an description in the work:

THE QUR’AN is the pre-eternal translator of the mighty book of the universe; the post-eternal interpreter of the various tongues reciting the verses of creation; the commentator of the book of the Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen; the revealer of the treasuries of the divine names hidden in the heavens and on the earth; the key to the truths concealed beneath the lines of events; the tongue of the Unseen World in the Manifest World; the treasury of the post-eternal favours of the Most Merciful and of the pre-eternal addresses of that Most Holy One, that come from the World of the Unseen beyond the veil of this Manifest World; it is the sun, foundation, and plan of the spiritual world of Islam; the sacred map of the worlds of the hereafter; the expounding word, lucid exposition, decisive proof, and clear interpreter of the divine essence, attributes, names, and functions; it is the instructor of the world of humanity; the light and water of Islam, the macroanthropos; the true wisdom of mankind; and the true guide and leader urging humanity to prosperity and happiness; it is both a book of law, and a book of prayer, and a book of wisdom, and a book of worship, and a book of command and summons, and a book of invocation, and a book of thought; it is a unique, comprehensive sacred book comprising many books to which recourse may be had for the needs of all mankind; it is a revealed scripture resembling a sacred library that offers treatises suitable for all the various ways and different paths of the all the saints and the veracious ones and the wise and the learned, which is appropriate for the illuminations of each way and enlightens it, and is suitable for the course of each path and depicts it.


Since the Qur’an has come from the Sublime Throne and the greatest name, and from the highest degree of each name, it is Allah’s Word in regard to His being Lord and Sustainer (Rabb) of all the worlds; it is a divine decree through His title of God of All Beings; it is an address in the name of the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth; it is a conversation in respect of absolute dominicality (rubûbiyet); it is a pre-eternal discourse on account of universal divine sovereignty; it is a notebook of the favours of the Most Merciful from the point of view of all-embracing, all- encompassing divine mercy; it is a collection of addresses at the start of which are certain ciphers related to the tremendousness of divine majesty; and through its descent from the comprehensiveness of the greatest name, it is a holy scripture full of wisdom that looks to and inspects all sides of the Sublime Throne.


It is because of this mystery that with complete fitness the title of the Word of Allah has been given to the Qur’an, and is always given. After the Qur’an comes the level of the books and scriptures of the other prophets. However, those other innumerable divine words are each in the form of inspiration made manifest through a special regard, a partial title, a particular manifestation, a specific name, a special dominicality, a particular sovereignty, a special mercy. The inspirations of the angels and man and the animals vary greatly with regard to universality and particularity.


The Qur’an is a revealed scripture which contains in summary the books of all the prophets, whose times were all different, the writings of all the saints, whose paths are all different, and the works of all the purified scholars, whose ways are all different. Its six aspects are all brilliant and free of the darkness of doubts and scepticism; its point of support is certain heavenly revelation and the pre-eternal Word; its aim and goal is self-evidently eternal happiness; its inner aspect is clearly pure guidance; its upper aspect is necessarily the lights of belief; its lower aspect is undeniably evidence and proof; its right aspect is evidently the surrender of the heart and conscience; its left aspect is manifestly the subjugation of the reason and intellect; its fruit is indisputably the mercy of the Most Merciful and the realm of Paradise; and its rank and desirability are assuredly accepted by the angels and man and the jinn.