The newly expanded edition of the work titled "Years of Abundance" published

The newly expanded edition of the work titled "Years of Abundance," published by the Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture (IIKV), delves deeper into the life of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, his disciples, and the years of writing and publication of the Risale-i Nur. The book presents the captivating narrative of the creation of the Qur'anic commentaries, the Risale-i Nur, which has been instrumental in the salvation of millions' faith and their attainment of eternal happiness, all conveyed in a fluent style.


The work was prepared in memory of the 63rd anniversary of the passing of Bediüzzaman Hazrat, and it was presented to the readers by the Istanbul Foundation for Science  and Culture (IİKV). Said to be the result of a lengthy and meticulous effort, the work was approached from a different perspective than what had been written before, according to Said Yüce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Istanbul Foundation for Knowledge and Culture. Providing information about the preparation and printing processes of the work, Yüce used the following statements:

The book includes original documents and information from Ottoman and Republic archives, along with narratives that you will see for the first time about the trio of the Master, the student, and the work. We are also delighted that such a work about Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Hazrat has been prepared and is now available to readers. After the initial edition received significant attention, we have prepared an enhanced new edition. In this new edition, you will find more original documents, narratives, and information about the life of Bediüzzaman Hazrat, his disciples, and the years of writing and publishing the Risale-i Nur works.

Yüce ,explained that between the years 2008 and 2012, they organized Bediüzzaman Exhibitions in various cities of Turkey and abroad, covering the life of Hazrat Bediüzzaman, his disciples, and the years of writing and publishing the Risale-i Nur works, as well as themes such as the First Said, Barla Years, Kastamonu Years, Emirdağ Years, and Butterflies Flying to the Light (Nur’a Uçan Pervaneler), which also encompassed the years of imprisonment and exile. Yüce mentioned that they have enriched the catalogs and documents prepared there, and with new narratives, they have gathered them in this work. Yüce emphasized the significance of this book with the following words:

The original nature of the Risale-i Nur, which is written in accordance with the understanding of our contemporary individuals, guided by the Quran and Sunnah, and serves as a means for people to attain eternal happiness, is also addressed in the work. The Risale-i Nur, translated into 60 world languages, is discussed for its unique essence in the book.

This updated edition of the book "Years of Abundance" will hopefully further enhance the interest in the life and works of Bediüzzaman Hazrat and take readers on a profound journey. You can purchase this valuable work, available through Nesil Yayınları and various platforms, from all bookstores.

"In the introduction of the book 'Years of Abundance': ..."

ONCE UPON A TIME, TWO MEN are heading to a land as beautiful as paradise. In one of the corners of Anatolia where spring is experienced in its most splendid form, on the first days of a spring season when almond trees blossom, the adventure of Risale-i Nur began with these lines. In the beginning, there was only a speaker, a writer, and the mountains. And vineyards. "Write, my brother," said the Author. Then, lines, pages, and treatises began to pour from lips to paper, one by one.

EACH AND EVERY NUR TREATISE, IMMEDIATELY AFTER ITS COMPLETION, even before having the chance or opportunity to be turned into a book, was spreading like light speed in the form of letters to nearby villages and towns, and from there to other cities. The scent of one butterfly can be sensed by another butterfly from kilometers away. On a spring morning, when the first lines of Risale-i Nur were being written on paper in an isolated corner of Anatolia where neither birds nor caravans pass, some souls did not delay in feeling it. Treatises were composed one by one. Each treatise was a great message of glad tidings for those eagerly waiting for it. Why couldn't one reading it get enough of reading? How were those words, sentences, and expressions captivating people? Bediüzzaman Said Nursi didn't only leave behind the comprehensive collection of Risale-i Nur. The living works of Risale-i Nur were equally magnificent as the treatises themselves. Hulusi Bey, Hafız Ali, Bekir, Sabri Efendi, Hüsrev, Tahiri, Ahmet Feyzi, Mehmet Feyzi, Hasan Feyzi, Sıddık Süleyman, Çaycı Emin, Şamlı Hafız, Muhacir Hafız Ahmet, Zübeyir Gündüzalp, Çalışkanlar Dynasty, Sungur, Bayram Abdullah, Said, Fırıncı, Birinci, Şükran, Müzeyyene, Zehra, Badıllı, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of named and unnamed heroes that immediately come to mind – these are among these living works.