New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (28 May 2015)
THE TRIAL GOD CREATES IS VERY EXTENSIVE
It is not an ordinary trial. There is a serious trial, a serious training. It is not only a trial, it is just called that; it is actually a training.
Surat Al-Fajr, Verses:27-30
"O self at rest and at peace, return to your Lord, well-pleasing and well-pleased! Enter among My servants! Enter My Garden!"
For instance, we experience something and we endure it. But we strengthen our endurance, our patience, step by step. What is this? This is training. What is this training for? It is for Heaven. God chooses a handful of believers and trains them here. If they were to go straight to Heaven, it would be the same situation as with the Prophet Adam (pbuh). So it does not happen this way. With this training, one attains his right mind, his personality settles in, he appreciates the blessings of God.
In Surah Fatir, verse, 37 God says, "... Did We not let you live long enough for anyone who was going to pay heed to pay heed?.. "
The time we are given is indeed enough. Enough for redemption and training. But people are clueless until the age of 30, as far as I see. It is a period of preparation towards maturity. Maturity comes after the age of 40. One starts to think deeper only then. In fact, people tend to exaggerate. Good morality, patience, these are good things. But when one starts to exaggerate things, it becomes harder to be patient. They have to be tolerant then. Tolerance and patience are two separate things. Patience is an act of worship that is pleasurable, it is an act performed with ease and comfort. God tests us with a nice trial. In fact, it is, at the same time, a pleasant training. At the end of it comes maturity, kindness, a personality fit for the moral values of Heaven.
DEATH IS EASY FOR MUSLIMS
As far as I understand, death is not a kind of struggle for Muslims. It is as if you suddenly wake up from a dream. "With ease," says God. And He means with complete ease; He does not mean somewhat easy. Easy means zero hardship, according to the language of the Qur'an. Zero hardship. How so? A curtain suddenly opens while you are waiting, and you proceed, and then they take you in their arms. This is the meaning of ease. But is in the form of waking up. No itchiness, no headaches, no hunger, no sleeplessness, no exhaustion remains, everything suddenly becomes positive. All the negative energy in your body goes away. Suddenly, you feel completely positive.
But of course, if God had shown this to us before, all the effort, all the work related to our world would have been meaningless. In line with the justice of God, if the trial is lifted off for one person, the equality in this world is no more. God does not allow such a thing. Otherwise, one would really like to know what his death will be like; he would like to see a part of Heaven, Hell. God has shown Hell to Our Prophet (saas) but it is really difficult even for the Prophet (saas). He would be really scared and would suffer from it. Our Prophet (saas) is incredibly courageous, Masha'Allah. Who could be able to stand this? You visit the seven levels of Heaven, you are ascended to Miraj. I cannot even fathom what would happen to an ordinary person. He doesn't even fall into despair.
IN THE HEART OF UNBELIEVERS THERE IS A BARRIER AGAINST QUR'AN
In Surat Al-Isra, verse: 45, Almighty God says, "When you recite the Qur'an We place an obscuring veil between you and those who do not believe in Hereafter."
You read to them, you explain to them as much as you want, but their minds are closed when it comes to Qur'an. For instance, they would comprehend it if I would read to them from a philosophy book, or a novel. However, miraculously, God says that He put a barrier in their minds against the Qur'an in particular, so that they would not comprehend. If I would read to them from Kafka, they would be able to comprehend it. They would do so excellently, precisely at that, but wouldn't be able to comprehend it if I were to read the Qur'an to them. They have a notably sharp, blasphemous intelligence but they can't comprehend the Qur'an.
God says that when the hypocrites leave the Prophet's (saas) side, they ask, 'What did he tell a little while ago?' This is really meaningful.
Surat Al-Isra, Verse: 46
We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. When you mention your Lord alone in the Qur´an, they turn their backs and run away.
"We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it and heaviness in their ears…" See that it is not possible for them to comprehend it (the Qur'an). They aren't able to. They ponder over it but they are not able to comprehend it. This is a miracle. They are not able to understand. If you tell them about a medical book they would be able to understand it perfectly but they wouldn't understand the Qur'an.
"… When you mention your Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn their backs and run away." "No way!" they say. "Don't tell me about it, I don't want to listen." But if you start up on a pointless topic, he will listen to you with undivided attention. They just can't tolerate the Qur'an. They would not shy away from any other book, especially if it is about a pointless subject. For instance, if you tell him that you will talk about the history of football in the Twentieth Century, he will listen to you all night long with excitement.