New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar ( 9 February 2015)
Explanations of various verses by Mr. Adnan Oktar
God is Great in the spiritual sense. God does not need greatness in volume. That is because He is beyond time and space.
People comprehend the Greatness of God to a certain degree. For instance they look away to outer space. They try to visualize the greatness of outer space in their minds. They only think about the vastness of our galaxy. And very mistakenly they imagine the Greatness of God in the sense of volume when they say "God is Great." God is Great in the spiritual sense. God is beyond that. Especially in children, the Greatness of God is mistakenly perceived. They only perceive Greatness in the sense of volume, in the sense of the vastness of the universe. God is Great in the spiritual sense. God does not need greatness in the sense of volume. That is because He is beyond time and space. Time and space exists for us, however. We say He is the Greatest, very, very Great. And we also call this universe great, we call its vastness great as well. However when compared to a greater entity, the whole universe will be a grain of rice when compared. That is why there is no such thing to call very big or very small. Time and space does not exist in the Sight of God. They only exist for us.
(Surah Hud, 9) "If We let man taste mercy from Us," Meaning if we let them taste blessings and beauties, "... and then take it away from him,.." meaning if one is left in poverty or loses his jacket or has his car stolen or has an accident, or if his hand is burnt, etc., "... he is despairing, ungrateful."
They rebel against God. What is meant here by being despairing and ungrateful is that they rebel against God and they throw themselves around. God is the One Who previously gave those to you, right? Where does He take them away? In your brain. Where do you throw yourself all over? In your brain. God takes away your car in your brain; He takes away the image of it. He takes away the house inside your brain, he takes away the image from your brain. You will never ever see the house outside. You won't be able to see forever. You will never be able to see the car outside. You can only see their image in your brain. You throw yourself all over just because the image of them in your brain are taken away. God gives the image in your brain again; this time they jump up and down and rejoice. But God emphasizes the ugliness of this ingratitude. God says "men are cruel and ignorant." Actually God is the One Who gives everything. When God takes away something, one needs to think that there is goodness in that and look at things through the eyes of wisdom.
"... but if We let him taste blessings after hardship has afflicted him, he says." If we give his heart relief, if we give him goodness or wealth after a hardship which could be illness, a scourge, troubles, fear or uneasiness. For instance, money could come to him from a place he least expected. "My troubles have gone away,' and he is overjoyed, boastful..." Meaning the things he did with his own hands; "I have bought a great car!" God gave it to you in your brain. He says, "I bought it myself. Do you see my hands? I have earned this with my own efforts, with my bare hands." You didn't do it with your own hands. God has created it for you in your brain. Leave aside naïvety, use your mind a little. How could you claim that you have done it with your own hands? You say, "It came from the factory." Cars do not come from the factory. God creates them. How could a factory do something in your brain? What business does a factory have in your brain? Are you not interested in the car in your brain? There is nothing a factory can do there. God is the One Who creates that factory inside your brain.
(Surah Yunus, 107), "If God afflicts you with harm, no one can remove it except Him. If He desires good for you, no one can avert His favour. He bestows it on whichever of His servants He wills. He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
For instance that could be an illness or a headache, a toothache, his back could ache or his neck might ache or he might get cancer, he might get an ulcer. All those could be brought upon him by God. Cancer cells do not activate without God saying "Be!" Or else everyday cancer cells would start off in our body. God kills them every single day. Almighty God does not let them proliferate. The cells ask for permission, God does not allow them and He kills them. They ask for permission but God doesn't give them permission so they are killed. That happens every single day. But one day cancer cells ask permission and God lets them, God gives them permission to proliferate. Two, four, eight, sixteen, they reproduce. He creates the cure for it with medicine or takes him away because of that cancer. "No one can remove it except Him." God is the one to remove a trouble. "If He desires good for you, no one can avert His favor.” So God says that you cannot stop this with someone preventing it, another one obstructing it, one being jealous or envious. “He bestows it upon whichever of His servants He wills." When something comes upon one from the Sight of God, it might be wealth, it might be beauty, it might be health. It might be a scourge or an illness as well. All those come from God. I mean it doesn't happen randomly. For instance, you look and see that your neck is aching, that passes and then your arm starts aching. One might say "it never ends." But he is not even aware that everything happens for a purpose. Because he is in this world for a trial – as a miracle - you are given continuous illnesses. One day he says, "I sprained my ankle! It doesn't end!" It wouldn't. It wouldn't end because you are being tested. But when God gives something to His servants, He gives only so as much they can bear. That is another miracle. For instance, one might be a cancer patient and suffer the pain as much as he can bear. No one suffers more than one can bear. You might think that he is suffering but he might be already dead. He might be talking but he might still be dead.
(Surah Yunus, 109), " Follow what has been revealed to you and be steadfast until Allah´s judgement comes. He is the Best of Judges." When one doesn't know destiny you would grovel and suffer. But if you know destiny God gives you abundance and blessings. That endurance becomes a religious observation. That is because submitting to God is like performing prayers every single moment. For instance, you know that every single second comes from God, sometimes your tooth aches and you say "This comes from God," it becomes a religious observance. You are bestowed with a blessing, for instance food comes and you say "This came to me from God," and it would be a religious observation. For instance when someone takes something, eats something, tastes something, it would be like a religious service. But for instance, they go to a restaurant and say "My friend bought me dinner." He is not even aware of the fact that God gave them to him. He eats that meal with all his might. He doesn't acquire merit from that. And because he doesn't thank God for that, the abundance, the blessings bestowed upon him would be taken away. Because he doesn't know, such people of disbelief and ignorance cry everyday and grovel everyday. "We cannot earn, we are groveling, we are burnt, we are done, we are scorched," that is all you hear from them. His wife quarrels, he quarrels, he shouts out, huffs and puffs. Actually God creates every second of that life. God is always with them, constantly sees, watches and hears and He creates every moment of it. As Almighty God says to the Prophet Moses (pbuh); - I seek refuge with God from the satan -
“I am watching you. I see you and I hear you." " ´Go to Pharaoh — he has overstepped the limits." " But speak to him with gentle words so that hopefully he will pay heed or show some fear." That means change your attitude. Actually it is evident, Almighty God knows that it would not work. But He tests His Messenger with that command. He says, "Go". Or else He knows what Pharoah will do, how he will respond. That is because the Torah existed even before the world was created. Pharoah, what happened afterwards, the discussions that will take place there have all existed even before the world was created. All those things happened, have happened thousands, millions of years ago.
When God is forgotten somehow, pain and sufferings will not leave people alone
Knowing the artistry of God, recognizing the Greatness of God will bring about abundance and takes away troubles and bring about relief. An illness, a discomfort might also come upon one but as he trusts and submits to God, he would find relief, peace and abundance in that as well. Whenever God is forgotten, pain and sufferings will not leave people alone.
If you pay attention, you will see that God emphasizes main topics in the Qur'an. "Trust and submit Me, I am aware of everything." People want technical or scientific topics to be explained. God is the One Who created them all. And the topics that you call technical are constantly changing anyway. Previously there was classic physics and later on quantum physics came up. Then they say, "Pardon us, what we knew as true was false all along."
(Surah Luqman, 22) "Those who submit themselves completely to God and do good have grasped the Firmest Handhold. The end result of all affairs is with God," says God.
How nice that is. "Firmest Handhold." The unbreakable hold of God. The right path of God. Completely complying with the Qur'an. The Qur'an is not complex: There are repetitions in many places. There are many repetitions in the Qur'an, for it to be easily understandable. That is because one might open the cover of the Qur'an and read only two or three pages but even then it would be like he had read the entirety of the Qur'an. In that sense there is great good in the constant repetition of main topics. In that way, no important matter is missed out. The Qur'an talks about either putting trust in God or complete submission to God, time and time again. Bediuzzaman calls that "erudite repetition." Some people consider that as a cause for their irreligiousness and say "There are merely repetitions." In fact, those repetitions are created specifically for you to understand the Qur'an and to have easy access to the Qur'an. For instance one might not be able to do something even though it is explained to him thirty times a day. He might not be able to have full grasp of the situation. But when something is repeated to you time and time again you have a better understanding. That is the benefit in repetitions.
(Surat An-Naml, 50), “They hatched a plot and We hatched a plot while they were not aware.” Says God. For instance people might hatch plots everywhere and others would be terrified about them, saying, "What are we to do with them?" For instance people might hatch plots against the government, they might hatch plots against any institution of the state or against an individual: In reality all those plots hatched are created as disrupted. They are worried in vain. Plots would never be succesful. I mean in their creation, in their very innate structure, those plots are all created as disrupted. They are created as a block. They imagine that their plots are created as one piece when in truth they are created in two pieces. One, the plot itself and the second is the plot as disrupted. It is created as a block, as a whole. Plots are never created as standalone systems. For instance there is the Pharaoh, there is Moses (pbuh), there is Nimrod and there is Abraham (pbuh). There is the antichrist and there is Mahdi (pbuh). The antichrist is the plot hatched and Mahdi is the one who disrupts that plot. That is why there is no need to be worried.
(Surat An-Naml, 51), “So look at the end result of all their plotting; We utterly destroyed them and their whole people!" says God. Those who act treacherously should think hard. They should be well aware that they will certainly get their just deserts. For instance the PKK will certainly get their just desserts. That is because they are a movement of the antichrist. The movement of the antichrist is certainly mortal. It is certainly a system that is bound to be destroyed. There are hundreds of verses in the Qur'an. No cruel system, no system of the antichrist can ever remain standing. They have about 40 years' lifespan as depicted in the Qur'an. God would certainly shut them down and crush them. I mean they have about 40 years when in person. But if it is a form of a movement that would of course last longer, that can last longer.
(Surat At-Taubah , 51) "Say: Nothing can happen to us except what God has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in God that the Muslims should put their trust."
Masha'Allah. Those who have fully grasped the secret of putting trust in God, those who hold on to it are the ones who have are given the greatest blessing of the world. They are given the greatest relief. Bediuzzaman says, "The man is going on a ship, holding on to heavy load. He goes aboard the ship but still holds on to those loads. Actually if he had laid down his loads the ship would carry them anyway." This is how Bediuzzaman explains putting trust in God. He says "Lay down your loads and put your trust in God. Destiny is like that ship and it takes you away and carries you along." They are groveling because they are unable to put their trust in God.
(Surat Al-Mujadilah, 19), “Satan has gained mastery over them and made them forget the remembrance of God." Muslims should avoid doing this at all costs. Muslims should constantly keep their hearts with God.
(Surat Al-Hashr, 19), “Do not be like those who forgot God so He made them forget themselves. Such people are the deviators."
They even forget themselves. Look at the ignominy. Just like they forget God, they forget about themselves as well. They are not even aware of themselves. They live as in a dream. They live a crazy life and then God pours down troubles upon them. None of them can ever be happy. No one who keeps away from God would ever taste happiness. One who doesn't put his trust in God would never be able to find abundance and relief.
God is our friend, God is eternal, infinite beauty, God is endless love, endless intelligence. God is the Owner of endless blessings. God is the One Who creates seats, God is the One Who creates you, God is the One Who makes me speak. For instance when you open the Qur'an, the page you turn to was known even before the world is created. The verses we read are all defined previously. Every single word we utter is defined in our destiny, masha'Allah.