Just last week, ICJS Muslim Scholar Zeyneb Sayilgan finished teaching an 8-week course on the major themes of the Qur’an and Muslim theologian Said Nursi.
There were many lessons and a great depth of history that Sayilgan was able to impart to participants about this post-revolutionary Turkish theologian. Nursi wrote about the compatibility of Islam with modern life. The real enemy of the people is not each other, he wrote, but “ignorance, poverty, and disunity.”
Nursi’s message resonates clearly today, and is what drives us here at ICJS to offer dialogue, friendship, and education as a way to counter ignorance and bridge divides. In this time of religious festivity and reflection, we invite you to continue to join us in interreligious learning and discovery with upcoming programs.