Welcome to
Zahra Institute

a research center and academic institution

Luminur

a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the work of
Said Nursi, his intellectual and historical
milieu, and his living legacy.

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Ey Gelî Kurdan!

Said Nursi’s advice to the Kurds in English, Kurdish, and Turkish.

Lahika Letters

Read excerpts from a new translation of Bediuzzaman’s letters, part of the Zahra Translation Initiative.

Luminur

The American Journal of Said Nursi Studies invites contributions for its Winter 2016 issue.

NY / NJ Area: Upcoming in May

The Institute is proud to host its inaugural public lecture. More details coming soon!

Calendar

Nursi-related events in the United States and abroad.

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Luminur

a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the work of Said Nursi, his intellectual and historical milieu, and his living legacy

"Zahra Institute is a research center and graduate institution. Established in 2010, the institute provides a creative platform for a variety of programs, including translation of key works from the Muslim world, educational workshops for college students, mentoring services for graduate students and junior scholars, and the publication of a peer-reviewed journal."

− Zahra Institute

"Our goal is to stimulate and facilitate research into the legacy of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and the Risale-i Nur, and more broadly into the religious cultures of Turkey and Kurdistan, their connections to the greater Islamic world, and their contributions to contemporary Islamic thought and Muslim culture worldwide."

− Zahra Institute

"At Zahra Institute we are inspired by Said Nursi’s vision of a vibrant educational institution that would combine religious tradition with modernity, critical inquiry with creativity and faith. Just as Nursi imagined a university that would bring together the divergent peoples of his time and place—Kurd, Arab, and Turk—so we hope to create an environment of freedom and intellectual vitality where scholars from across the world come together in lively and thoughtful conversation."

− Zahra Institute