It appears from this truth that; THIS BLESSED PERSON WHO WILL COME LATER WILL DISSEMINATE AND IMPLEMENT THE RISALE-I NUR AS A PROGRAM … (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, The Ratifying Stamp of the Unseen, p. 9)
In this extract, Bediuzzaman is once again expressing the glad tidings of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and saying that he will make use of the works of Bediuzzaman who describes himself as “a forerunner preparing the way for Hazrat Mahdi (as).”
Bediuzzaman also uses the term “WILL COME” here, which he repeats in a great many passages referring to Hazrat Mahdi (as). Bediuzzaman says in these passages that Hazrat Mahdi (as) had not come in the time of earlier mujaddids (revivers) or in Bediuzzaman's own day; he says that this holy individual will come “AFTER” them all. In addition, Bediuzzaman uses a very explicit language here, not only with a verb in the future tense, but reinforcing that with the word “AFTER.”
Bediuzzaman also specifies the word “PERSON” and sets out “WHAT KIND OF PERSON” Hazrat Mahdi (as) is. Bediuzzaman says Hazrat Mahdi (as) is a “BLESSED PERSON.” The word “BLESSED” means “possessed of Divine goodness.” With the title “blessed” he employs here, Bediuzzaman is praising Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) faith and the tasks he will perform. With all these details he provides, Bediuzzaman describes Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) moral virtues and struggle and describes how this individual with such superior virtues can be recognized.
In his works, Bediuzzaman describes himself as “a forerunner of Hazrat Mahdi (as)” and “a pioneering soldier preparing the background for him,” since he was the mujaddid (reviver) of the century preceeding Hazrat Mahdi (as). In another extract he says that “the seeds he sows will be developed by Hazrat Mahdi (as) and will be made to flourish by means of this holy individual.” This means that he will be doing “preparatory work” prior to the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as). In this passage, Bediuzzaman says that the Risale-i Nur Collection will be a preparatory work that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will use in preaching the word. Bediuzzaman says that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will find the Risale all ready for him when he comes and that he will be enlightened by it in his work of saving the faith. By these words, Bediuzzaman makes it absolutely clear that he is not Hazrat Mahdi (as), and that “HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) IS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL COME AT A TIME AFTER HIS OWN.”