Is the Gülen Movement closed off from the world?

The Gülen Movement is not closed off from the world because it knows that it needs to be in the world in order to learn from it. Instead, Fethullah Gülen urges inclusivity and openness to other people. He explains, “People must learn how to benefit from other people’s knowledge and views, for these can be beneficial to their own system, thought, and world. Especially, they should seek always to benefit from the experiences of the experienced.” Individuals who have been reading and listening to Fethullah Gülen are therefore unlikely to enter a sect-like relationship or structure.