The Qur’an in TawafuqTevafuklu Kur'ân-ı Kerim

What is tawafuq? What does “the miracle of tawafuq in the Qur’an” mean?
Tawafuq means synchronization of the things with each other. Especially the synchronicities which allude that they are not random and out of chance but based on a divine purpose and will are called tawafuq.
And the tawafuq miracle in the Qur’an is synchronicity of 2806 names ‘Allah’ with each other with a few very rare and specifically suitable exceptions. In 604 pages of the Qur’an the name ‘Allah’ is repeated more than once.
These words synchronize with each other either coming on top of each other in the same page or overlapping each other in the opposite pages or again overlapping each other this time in different faces of the same sheet or sometimes overlapping each other meaningfully while there are pages between them. The same kind of synchronicity can be seen with the words ‘Rabb, Qur’an and Rasul’ and there is also other kind of tawafuqs (synchronicity).


“Qur’an and Tewafuq” documentary film

General and Page photos of Qur’an in Tewafuq


Imam Bediuzzaman realised that the words “Allah” are in tawafuq in his Qur’an handwritten by Hafiz Osman. Upon this he appointed ten of his students and gave each of them three chapters (juz’) from the Holy Qur’an to write and reveal the tawafuqs, and he told them not to use their own ability to make it. After finishing, they all handed in the papers to Bediuzzaman. Looking at the copies thoroughly, Bediuzzaman came to the conclusion that tawafuq was seen in the chapters that one of his most valuable students Husrev Efendi wrote. He wanted those tawafuqs to be written in red ink. “Tawafuq is in Husrev Efendi’s style,” declared Bediuzzaman Husrev Efendi’s success.

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Ahmed Husrev Efendi was born in AH 1315 / AD 1899 in Senirce village, Isparta. His father, Mehmed Bey, was the grandson of one of the last Isparta governors of the Great Ottoman Islamic Empire, Haji Edhem Bey.
The forebears of his father who are among Isparta’s notable men, are known as Green Turbans and their family tree dates back to the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) companion Sayyidina Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him). His mother’s family also belongs to noble forebears who are the descendants of Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him).
The family was known as “Hafiz Qurras (The ones who are both hafiz and reciters in 7 basic styles). Seeing a meaningful dream, Husrev Efendi visits him when Ustad Bediuzzaman was exiled in Barla in 1926. From then on, he served as an important senior student, an advising friend, an assistant to his Ustad and the most important element of the service of Noor.
While introducing his senior student Husrev Efendi, who became noted in the Service of Nur, Ustad gives his name both as a model and measurement to all his students from madrasas all around Turkey. He pays tribute to his other students by saying Husrev Efendi’s name.
Imam Said Nursi names Ahmed Husrev Efendi as a “Rose Factory” and tells the duty and the place of him in themanagement of Nur Service as follows: “We congratulate Husrev and pray for his success in his duty of correction, distribution, supervision, communication as well as spreading the Nur (treatises) and educating students around him. In addition to his important duties, we behold the beauty of his pleasant and brilliant handwriting in many copies of the Nur treatises.”[Emirdağ Appendix-I, p. 167]


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Ustad Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, whose main aim in his life was to serve the Holy Qur’an, wanted to show the wonderfulness of the Qur’an not only with the meaning but also with script of the Qur’an even to those who do not believe and who are suspicious about all things unless they see it with their eyes due to their idea of materialism. He makes following remarks about that point:
Alhamdulillah, a new copy of the Qur’an has been prepared which will show a couple of aspects of the wonders of the Qur’an, the Miraculous Declaration. By preserving the highly embraced page and line structure of Hafiz Uthman script, we as all the Umma  have realized that the word ‘Allah’ is repeated 2806 times all in tawafuq with each other with a few very rare and specifically suitable exceptions. We did not change the page and line structure. We just put them in order. A wonderful tawafuq emerged out of that ordering. Some spiritual people have seen the prepared pages and they have stated that they are similar to those in the Lawh al Mahfuz (Preserved Tablet).

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Ustad Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was born in 1877 (AH 1293) in the city of Bitlis, Hizan Township, Nurs village. And he died in 1960 in the city of Urfa.
In only 3 months, he managed to study and finish all the books which normally took an ordinary student of that period many years to complete.
He studied positive sciences such as mathematics, geology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, history, geography, and philosophy within the shortest time on his own.
He was acknowledged in all the scholarly discussions he participated in, thanks to his higher abilities in questioning, reasoning and wisdom. He became prominent in every examination of the scholars.
His quickness in replying the questions caused the scholars to think that his knowledge is wahb (god-given).
In addition to his deep knowledge he led a life in accordance with sunnah of prophet, taqwa and piety and nothing could prevent him from living up to what he believed. Like those great imams modelling the lives of prophets in history he showed the maturity that his knowledge necessitates.
He stayed in Istanbul for ten years between 1908 and 1922 during the process of collapse of Ottoman state and he found the opportunity to diagnose the problems that Ottomans and Islamic world got into and offered solutions. Particularly the Damascus Sermon that he declared in Umayyad Mosque in 1911 was a perfect diagnosis and prescription and it showed that he was the mujaddid of the new century.
Imam Bediuzzaman diagnosed that the root source of those problems was “belief sickness”. Thus he devoted all his life into demonstration of belief and treatment of illnesses stemming from disbelief. Beginning from 1926 in which he was exiled in Barla village of Isparta he wrote Risale-i Nur Collection, a semantic commentary of the Qur’an comprised of a hundred and thirty pamphlets, within 26 years being inspired by the Qur’an itself.



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You can watch the chapter about Bediuzzaman in the Qur’an and Tawafuq introduction film.