New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (8 February 2015)
EXPLANATIONS OF VARIOUS VERSES BY MR. ADNAN OKTAR
Surat Al-An'Am; 82 Those who have faith and do not mix up their faith with any wrongdoing, they are the ones who are safe; it is they who are guided.
One might wonder how people are guided. For instance, one performs his prayers but goes on with wrongdoings, he mercilessly goes on with his immoral behavior. He does it once more and then once more. He has a tendency towards the unbelievers. He doesn't comply with the words "it is they who are guided." This is not what happens when one is guided. A Muslim does not act psychopathically time and time again. He doesn't do abnormal things. He has faith and he doesn't mix up their faith with any wrongdoing, he doesn't attempt persecution, he doesn't act on cruelty.
The Qur'an defines these acts as cruelty; all kinds of attitudes that would disturb Muslims, that would upset them, that would tire them or that would intimidate them or spy on Muslims. Cruelty means devising plots against Muslims, setting traps against Muslims. Performing prayers would not save such a person; he should avoid all kinds of cruelty.
God says; “they are the ones for whom there is true security." Security is what people need the most. When people go to Heaven, before all else they think about how secured they are rather than how they will have fun. There will be no more unwanted incidents. They will all be secure. This is why God draws attention to security in the verse.
Look, Almighty God says: Surat Al- An'am, 83 "This is the argument We gave to Abraham against his people." Almighty God gives an argument against his people. They will understand from this argument. Does the Prophet Abraham have any wrongdoings? No he doesn't. He is a compassionate, merciful, gentle person. So he doesn't have any wrongdoings against Muslims. On the contrary, there is beauty, kindness in every move he makes, in every step he takes. That is how people who are guided are.
"We raise in rank anyone We will." A Muslim should never say, "I have performed my prayers, so I will be able to go to Heaven and that would be enough for me." A Muslim should want his rank to be high in Heaven. There are different ranks, Muslims are in a competition with each other. They should want to reach higher and higher. And there is no end to it; how nice this is. A Muslim should enhance his love infinitely, his compassion, his beneficence infinitely. He should be trustworthy. He should not spy on Muslims. He should not play games and stab them in the back; he should not persecute them. These are all very easy to do. You tell the man, "Do not persecute others" and he says, "How am I to do that?" That is very easy. God tells you not to act like spies. I mean, it is all done if you do not act immorally. Immorality is difficult, one should strive to do that and crush his good conscience. That is not something that could easily be done. He should act normally and behave like a man, like a normal person.
“Your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing." Putting one's trust in God is very important here. For instance, sometimes God gives a rank to some people, gives them power, gives them means. You would not be a person of guidance if you say, "Why did God give him such a rank? Why did He give that person that easiness?" A person who - may God forbid - questions God would not be a person of guidance. One should say, "There is a goodness, a benevolence behind this. God knows but I don't."
Surat Al-An'am 84: "That is how We recompense the good-doers." God rewards a Muslim quietly. One might say, "I am in misery." God would reward you, if you are patient. If you are not patient, if you constantly complain, how can you expect anything good? Complaining would mean rebellion against God - may God forbid. If a person is patient, if he constantly thanks God, God would open the doors for him where and when he least expects it. But because they constantly complain, blessings do not come upon them.
God says "If you are grateful, I will certainly give you increase." They do not believe in this. They say, "No, that is not what is going to happen." And as long as you keep saying it won't happen, you will continue to grovel.
Blessings will increase if one is grateful. What does being grateful mean? It means abiding by the Qur'an, submitting to God and being pleased with what God gives. The man is not pleased with God and is constantly complaining. He believes – may God forbid - that God has treated him unjustly. How could there be blessings, if this is the case? Of course, such a person is not given blessings.
Surat Al- An'am, 87: "And some of their forebears, descendants and brothers; We chose them and guided them to a straight path." Who is from the line of the Prophet Israel (pbuh)? Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is. Look, Almighty God says "there are names that I didn't give you. We chose them and guided them to a straight path as well." Being guided to a straight path is something completely different. Being chosen is something completely different. Almighty God refers to some people other than these mentioned. And Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is among those people.