Nur movement

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The Nur movement (Turkish: Nurculuk, also known as Nurcu) is an Islamist movement in Turkey based on the writings of Said Nursi (d. 1960), which promoted the concept of the Quran as a "living document" which needed to be continually re-interpreted.[1]

The group was opposed by the government during the 1960s and 1970s due to its Islamism.[2] The group fragmented substantially in the 1970s and 1980s, resulting in offshoots such as the Gülen movement.[3]


  1. ^ Christopher L. Miller (3 January 2013). The Gülen Hizmet Movement: Circumspect Activism in Faith-Based Reform. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 2–. ISBN 978-1-4438-4507-6.
  2. ^ Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' (9 April 2003). Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. SUNY Press. pp. 280–. ISBN 978-0-7914-5700-9.
  3. ^ Annika Rabo; Bo Utas (2005). The Role of the State in West Asia. Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-91-86884-13-0.