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Nūr (Islam)

Nūr may refer to the "Light of God" or the "Muhammadan Light" in Islam. The word "nūr'" means "light" in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. It is often used in the Quran, notably in a verse that states "God is the light of the heavens and the earth", which has been the subject of much discussion. Many classical commentators on the Quran considered that this should be taken metaphorically, as in the sense that God illuminates the world with understanding, rather than literally. The Andalusian scholar Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi categorized nūr into different levels of understanding from the most profound to the most mundane. Shias consider that nūr in the sense of inner, esoteric understanding is inherited through the Imams, who in turn communicate it to the people.

The Sufis consider that light was created first, then all other beings and things were created from it. There is controversy over the doctrine of An-Nūr al-Muḥammadī, or the Muhammadan Light, in which Muhammad is thought to have existed before creation. Sufis in medieval Bengal developed the concept into detailed narratives of the way in which the world came into being from nūr. The Nur movement in modern Turkey, evolved from Sufi concepts, emphasizes inner understanding and control.

Nur (biology)

Nur (nuclear receptor subfamily 4) is a family of orphan nuclear receptors which act as transcription factors in neuron development and maintenance. Recently, members of the NR4A family have been implicated in the control of skeletal muscle metabolism.

Three members have been identified in humans:

  • nerve Growth factor IB (Nur77, or ),
  • nuclear receptor related 1 protein (Nurr1, or ), and
  • neuron-derived orphan receptor 1 (Nor-1, or ).

Nur (name)

Nur (also spelled Noor, Nor, or Nour, , ALA-LC: ) is a common Arabic unisex name meaning light. An-Nur, meaning "the light" in Arabic, is the 24th sura of the Qur'an.

In Dutch and Flemish Noor can be a form of Eleonore cognate to the English name Eleanor, the first bearer of which was Eleanor of Aquitaine and is probably Occitan in origin. Noor is currently a popular name for baby girls in the Flemish part of Belgium.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nur

Nur \Nur\, n. [Cf. Knur.] A hard knot in wood; also, a hard knob of wood used by boys in playing hockey.

I think I'm as hard as a nur, and as tough as whitleather.
--W. Howitt.

Wiktionary

nur

n. 1 A hard knot in wood; a knur or knurl. 2 (context obsolete English) A hard knob of wood used in playing hockey.

Usage examples of "nur".

Dennoch sollt ihr einst Krieger sein Und sollt einst wissen, Dass dieses Lebens süsser Atem, Dass dieses Herzschlags liebes Eigentum Nur Lehen ist, und dass durch euer Blut Vergangenheit und Ahnenerbe Und fernste Zukunft rollt, Und dass fur jedes Haar auf eurem Haupt Ein Kampf, ein Weh, ein Tod erlitten ward.

Nur war die Ecke der Neuropsychiatrie mit ihren vielen elektronischen Geräten und Apparaturen bisher noch nie benutzt worden.

Nur um ganz sicherzugehen, zog Killgore das Stethoskop aus der Tasche und setzte es auf Henrys Brust an.

Li Po, Nur, Behn, and Turpin were sitting in chairs and reading the lists of control limits.

Indeed, of the eight, only Nur and perhaps Aphra Behn and Alice were at this moment promising candidates for Going On.

After a while, Aphra Behn and Frigate joined them, and Nur drifted off, ending up with Gull.

Carrie konnte sich nun auf jeden der drei anderen Küchenstühle setzen, sie würde nie die Gesichtshälfte von ihm zu sehen bekommen, die nur noch aus Narbengewebe bestand.

Eine Doublette, eine doppelte Ohrfeige, denn die Regierung würde nicht nur das Lösegeld, sondern auch die Bänder preisgeben müssen.

Janet Ross konnte von ihrem Standort aus nur einen dünnen Draht erkennen.

Jetzt jedenfalls hieß es, daß es für ihn nur ein Bier am Abend gab, obwohl er mit dreien noch stocknüchtern war.

Und hat mein liebster Wunsch für euch Gewalt, So bleibt der Krieg Für euch nur dunkle Sage allezeit, So steht ihr nie im Feld Und tötet nie Und fliehet nie aus brandzerstörtem Haus.

Das Ganze rief beim Besucher das Gefühl von angenehm warmer Sinnlichkeit hervor und verstärkte nur noch die Ausstrahlung, die die Inhaberin ohnehin hatte.

The destruction of the patrol boat above Helium the night of the abduction of Sanoma Tora was now quite clear to me, and when Nur An told me later that Tul Axtar had sent experimental fliers to attack Tjanath, I understood why it was that the blue flier in which Tavia and I had arrived had caused such consternation, but the thought that upset my mind almost to the exclusion of the plight of Sanoma Tora was that somewhere in the thin air of dying Barsoom a great Heliumetic fleet was moving to attack Jahar, or at least that was what I supposed since I had no reason to doubt that the message that I had given to the majordomo of Tor Hatan's palace had not been delivered to the Warlord.

As the two men conversed I had recalled that part of the story that Nur An had told me in the pits of Tjanath which related to Phor Tak and his invention of the rifle that projected the disintegrating rays which had proved so deadly against the patrol boat above Helium the night of Sanoma Tora's abduction.

Nur wenige männliche Amerikaner hielten es mit klugen Frauen unter einem Dach aus.