New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (26 October, 2015)
ACCORDING TO THE HADITH, OUR PROPHET (SAAS) ENCOURAGED DANCING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Our Prophet (saas), Ibn Abi Al-Hadid conveys in this way. Prophet (saas), when passing by a dancing group, commanded, "Continue doing this until Jews and Christians realize that there is freedom in our religion." They are dancing, having fun and our Prophet (saas) tells them to keep doing it. He doesn't say stop. (Najh al-Balagha, book 6, page 331.) He tells them to continue on until everyone realizes that there is freedom in our religion.
EXPLANATIONS REGARDING LOVE FROM THE GOSPELS
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel," he addresses the people of Israel, ".. the Lord our God, the Lord is One." (Mark 12:28) God is One, he says. This is from the Gospel. And then you are talking about the creed of the Trinity, do not do that! You are reading the Gospel as well. What kind of conscience is this? You are all adult people, grown people, sane people. He is speaking very clearly "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One." God is One, he says. And what are you saying? You come up and say "There!" Why are you doing this? Why are you ruining generations? Why do you leave the young in suffering, in pain? The youth is in suffering. The people who used to come to religion in crowds in the past are now abandoning religion.
In the Qur'an, God says; "… and you have seen people entering God's religion in droves." Now because of the bigots, people are leaving God's religion in droves. With Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) they will enter religion in masses again. But of course that will a really fast flood. Those droves will take place close to the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). People will enter Islam in droves, in masses.
"Love the Lord, your God with all your heart…" See, not a part of your heart "…with all your heart and with all your life and with all your mind and with all your strength." This the love God expects. This right here is, the true commandment of God, uncorrupted. This is a commandment that God revealed to the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). This is true. (Mark 12:29-33)
But, of course, his disciples are conveying these but it can be seen that it is the true command of God. "Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your life, with all your mind", meaning whatever your brain is capable of, to the end of your ability, to the end of your might. The most important one is this, he says. Look "This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' " This here is the origin of Islam as it was at the time of the companions of our Prophet(saas). Look "love your neighbor as yourself." What do you buy for yourself? You buy a villa, buy one for your neighbor too. You buy yourself a car. Isn't it clear? The passage reads, ..."love as yourself." A car too, you will buy one for your neighbor too. You have found a job for yourself, you will find one for your brother. You buy furniture for your house, buy for your neighbor too. You got kebab delivered, food delivered, get some for your brother too. Just like yourself. The commandment is clear. This is not a covert commandment. If real Christianity was practiced it would become exactly like the Islamic community. It was exactly like this at the time of the Companions of our Prophet (saas). "Love your neighbor like yourself." Some people imagine that this is merely an advice. Actually this is commandment, the commandment of God. "Second biggest commandment," Jesus says in the Gospel "Love your neighbor like yourself." Your neighbor is cold in the street, are you cold? No? Then there is an abnormality. You didn't do it. Invite them to your house. The companions were doing exactly this, giving half of their house, half of their wealth. They loved their neighbors like they love themselves. The practice of Islam, the verses in the Qur'an are exactly the same. God says, "You are protective friends to one another." The expression in the Qur'an is different than that of the Gospel, but the meaning is the same. For example one says come from the right and the other says come from the left but in the end they both want you to come to the same spot.
"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us." Look, here the disciples say that they have seen the love God has for them in the Gospel and that they rely on that. "God is love." This is from the Gospels; "God is love. Whoever lives [for God's sake] in love lives in God... " (1 John 4:16)
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves... knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love... Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. " (1 John 4:7-11)
Whoever doesn't know how to love, doesn't know God. Because God is love. Love is living by the commandments of God. What does God say? Love your neighbor like you love yourself; this here is the command of God. God says love is living by the commandments of God.
So this is exactly what a Christian should do. God says "your neighbor", He does not discriminate. This is how it should be for Christians. Neighbor is the one who is next to you, by you, whomever he or she is. This is from the first letter from Saint Paul to Corinthians. These people made a great effort during those times. But how did it come to this? I am really astonished. "You are the sons of God" a statement in the Torah dragged them along to a false deduction. That statement is made to signify love. They tell children "God the Father will give you this or that" to make them love God, for instance. "You are the sons of God" is a delightful statement meant to make people love God. Almighty God gives you lots of blessings, lots of beauty, just to make you love Him. But it is not "Father" in the literal sense. God does not have a wife, nor does He need a woman. So He does not have a "child" in a literal sense. God is the absolute One and Only.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
"Love is patient." What is patience necessary for? It is necessary for love. Do you see how the Gospel explains the commandments of Quran and vice versa. "Love is patient…" What does this mean? Love requires patience. "Love is kind." What is true love? True love is the love that is protective mixed with compassion and kindness. "It does not envy." If there is jealousy, there can be no love. For instance, some of the ladies have it. "I am very jealous" they say. If so, you will not be loved too. If you are jealous, then you are throwing the love away. Why do they get jealous? Because they want the love only for themselves. But when you are jealous, love goes away. But if you do not get jealous, love will come to you in abundance. They imagine that love will be divided. Love comes from God, so why would it be divided? Actually, you will be receiving much more of the love than that you are afraid of dividing. But if you get jealous, love will actually be divided. Your fear will come true. It will become divided so much so that you will only be left with one percent of it when you are jealous. But if you are not, then it will come back to you a thousand fold. "It does not boast." When you brag, boast, you will be seen like a madman; this is a repulsive and you won't be loved. "It is not proud." When you boast or make it a point of pride, again you will become an unlovable person. What are you bragging about, why are you flaunting? You are doing it so you will be loved right? But it has an adverse effect and love will leave you. "It is not rude." If you are rude, love will leave you, but if you are kind, polite, love will find you. "It is not self-seeking." If a person is an egoist, love will instantly leave him; otherwise, love will return and it will return in abundance. "It is not easily angered." One can only get angry for God. But if the anger, the grudge is for unnecessary reasons, it is not acceptable because such an anger will take love away. But if it is felt for the good pleasure of God, then love would grow more and more. "It keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth." Love cannot be found in lies, it is in everything that is honest and sincere. Fake love, fake behaviors, fake friendships do not bring love. Real friendships, genuine love brings love. "It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Pain, hardships, poverty and everything. Love is patient in illness and suffering, it perseveres. "Love never fails." Because it is the love of God; because it stems from God, Who has eternal power. Loves goes on after death, in the Hereafter, and it goes on forever.