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Subject/Keyword
Sayyid Qutb
Qur`an
political Islam
ethics
Turkey
Said Nursi
Islam
jihad
Christian-Muslim Relations
non-violence
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Sayilgan, Mehmet Salih
Supervisor and department
Landy, Francis (Religious Studies)
Waugh, Earle (Religious Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Waugh, Earle (Religious Studies)
Mahdavi, Mojtaba (Political Science)
Landy, Francis (Religious Studies)
Department
Religious Studies
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-10-31T18:59:37Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis examines the late Muslim theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s ethics of non-violence. It argues that the non-violent ethics of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi based on the Qur’an might aid in finding solutions to the global problem of religion and violence, particularly as it is experienced in the Muslim World. The research seeks to accomplish three objectives. First, this study aims to contribute to the increasing number of works in the area of Islamic ethics which are still minimal compared to the literature dealing with Islamic law. The second scope of this project therefore focuses on the examination of the ethics of non-violence as presented in Said Nursi’s writings. Though Nursi never applied violence and constantly encouraged his followers to avoid it, he is still not known as an Islamic figure who promoted non-violence. The third objective is to demonstrate the ambiguity within the Qur’an when it comes to defining a clear stance on violence. This will be evident through the juxtaposition of Said Nursi with Sayyid Qutb.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3R35M
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