This podcast offers a side-by-side reading of the Risale-i Nur (Epistles of Light) by Dr. Mustafa Tuna in the Turkish original and in English translation followed by clarifying notes and reflections in English by the reader. Risale-i Nur is a profoundly spiritual, insightful, and intellectual commentary on the Qur'an by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. Nursi (1878-1960) was a Kurdish-origin scholar of Islam from the Ottoman Empire and Turkey with extraordinary memory and intellect, sincere devotion and spirituality, and an excellent grasp of the Islamic tradition as well as the modern world.

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