The Damascus Sermon: Cures for the Spiritual Problems of the Modern World

  • Hakan Gulerce Lecturer at Department of Sociology at Harran University (Turkey), Secretary General of International Federation of Social Science Organizations.
Keywords: Said Nursi.

Abstract

That article covers the socio-philosophical aspect of Said Nursi's Damascus Sermon, which made a great impression on the audience and quickly became known in the intellectual environment of the Muslim world. The complexity of the domestic and foreign policy situation of the country had a strong negative impact on most segments of society. In such a difficult time, Muslim brotherhood needed to rethink old dogma and solve urgent problems. It was in the Damascus sermon, where Said Nursi expressed his own vision of the causes of the decay of Islam and offered ways to get rid of these problems. Methods, which Said Nursi proposed do not lose their relevance, and can be applied in the modern world with great success.

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Published
2018-03-15
How to Cite
Gulerce, H. (2018). The Damascus Sermon: Cures for the Spiritual Problems of the Modern World. HUMANITARIUM, 40(3), 48-56. Retrieved from https://humanitarium.com.ua/index.php/hum/article/view/439
Section
Philosophy