Fethullah Gu¨len's Missionary Schools in Central Asia and their Role in the Spreading of Turkism and Islam

@article{Balci2003FethullahGM,
  title={Fethullah Gu¨len's Missionary Schools in Central Asia and their Role in the Spreading of Turkism and Islam},
  author={Ba Yram Balci},
  journal={Religion, State & Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={151 - 177}
}
  • Ba Yram Balci
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Religion, State & Society
  • A broad outline of Said Nursi' s life and thought is crucial to an understanding of the Gtilen phenomenon in Central Asia. Born in 1873 in the village of Nurs (southeastern Turkey), Said Nursi was deeply influenced by the classical teaching in the madrassah and the traditional and conservative atmosphere of his region. His biographies and hagiographies highlight three essential periods in his career. 2 Between 1873 and 1925 he first got involved in politics and religious matters, fighting for… CONTINUE READING

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