New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (18 April 2015)
THE SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM THAT OUR PROPHET (SAAS) ESTABLISHED
During that era of striving, that era of activity, our Prophet (saas) always warned his companions to be tight lipped, to be discreet. He himself carried out his activities in secrecy.
Our Prophet (saas) asked of some of the people who used to be from enemy tribes and embraced Islam later on, that they keep their religious beliefs a secret. In other words, he said, "Do not let them sense that you are a Muslim." If they came from an oppressive tribe, they would eventually have to return there, so he said, "Never let them sense this".
By doing so our Prophet (saas) learned about their activities, betrayals, preparations for battle, the number of the soldiers in the military quarters of his enemies. The ones that became Muslims never revealed their secret beliefs. They returned to their tribes and relayed all the information there to our Prophet (saas). Blessed be they, Masha'Allah.
There was a community that consisted of hidden Muslims among the companions of Our Prophet (saas). They would never reveal that they were Muslims. They were the national intelligence of those times, in a sense. They were in charge of intelligence. This means that if they were from a Christian tribe, they acted as Christians among them. They wore a cassock in order not to be revealed.
"Al-Abbas ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib, uncle of Hazrat Muhammad (saas), accepted Islam but kept it hidden. Hazrat Muhammad (saas) requested this." From him to keep it hidden. "Because he wanted his uncle, al-Abbas, who was one of the rich merchants of Mecca, to provide him intelligence about the activities that was going on in Mecca.
"One of the intelligence methods of Hazrat Muhammad (saas) was surveillance." Technical surveillance in a sense. "He put Busaybese, one of his most trusted companions, in charge of this. The duty of Busaybese was to follow the caravan of Abu Sufyan and observe closely." And then he reported back to our Prophet (saas). A magnificent intelligence activity. He established the greatest intelligence agency of the era.
"Hazrat Muhammad (saas) was very meticulous about confidentiality and secrecy. He offered the use of passwords in order to distinguish friend from foe." Passwords were used in the battle of Uhud.
Likewise, Hazrat Muhammad (saas) ordered the use of patrols to keep watch of the surroundings and thanks to this, he seized the supplies and arms that were on their way to the enemy.
"He also established a guard system against sudden enemy attacks."
"Hazrat Muhammad (saas) did not gather intelligence only through his spies. Sometimes, it was gathered from the interrogation of captive enemy soldiers." Intelligence was gathered this way. The captives talked and gave information. "This way, for example, it is found out that there was a secret passage underneath one of the castles in Khaybar." As a result of the interrogation.
Our Prophet (saas) rewarded the agents who were good in their jobs. He distributes a good part of the war booty to his finest agents.
"Abu Hudhayfa ibn Yeman, assigned by Hazrat Muhammad (saas) as a spy, talked about how he sweat as if he was in a bathhouse during a cold night when he was on duty." Because of the gravity of the situation. This means that it was a risky mission.
The first martyred intelligence agent was Hubayb ibn Adiy Ansari. This martyred agent of Hazrat Muhammad was captured in Mecca and he was beheaded." He was martyred that way. Agents, our MIT [the Turkish National Intelligence Agency] agents, are captured sometimes. They are silently martyred. My dear ones, sometimes, salah for their funerals is performed in their absence. They are buried in silence just like that.
"And above all, the most significant trait of Hazrat Muhammad (saas) was his consultation of others for the analysis of the gathered intelligence.
Hazrat Muhammad (saas) even listened to the opinions of people who opposed him." This means that he even asked for the opinions of his enemies, his opponents. The decisions made after the consultation were obeyed to the letter: "He strictly followed the decisions made after the consultation."
"As a result of all these, he ruled over Arabian Peninsula during his ten-year-reign." Talking about our Prophet (saas).
HOW THE BLESSED BODY OF OUR PROPHET (SAAS) WAS BATHED AND ENSHROUDED AFTER HE PASSED AWAY
"The sacred body of our Prophet (saas) was bathed and enshrouded on a Tuesday. Hazrat Ali (r.a), Hazrat Abbas (r.a) and his sons Fadl and Kusem helped bathing our Prophet (saas). Even though our Prophet still wore his shirt, he was bathed and enshrouded thrice. Then, his sacred body was put on a couch and the door of the room he was in was kept open for his noble companions." They didn't take the shirt of our Prophet (saas) off, "Even though he still wore his shirt, he was bathed and enshrouded thrice". He was enshrouded in three layers of white shroud. "Ali, Fadl, Osama and Abdurrahman bin Avf, peace be upon them all, put his sacred body into the grave."
I would have told you about the grace of Hazrat Abu Bakr (pbuh) but I believe people would not be able to handle it and would feel overwhelmed. So I won't tell you. A lot of people indeed cannot stand it. His attitude was truly marvelous. I will just tell one of them. He kissed the bicep of our Prophet (saas). I will tell you just this one, Insha'Allah. He lifted his covered and kissed his bicep.
He paid him a lot of beautiful compliments. He kissed the forehead of the blessed body of our Prophet (saas), Masha'Allah, paying a compliment each time.
"May my mother and father be sacrificed in your name! You won't know a second death." Hazrat Abu Bakr (pbuh) said after kissing his forehead, Masha'Allah. After kissing his forehead again, he said, "O the Pure One." Masha'Allah, this is really nice.
"To the Most Exalted Friend, O Lord," was the last word of our Prophet (saas). He raised both of his hands, not just one. "To the Most Exalted Friend" he said and then his hands fell down. It is a miracle that he knew the moment of his passing.
THE STATES OF OUR PROPHET (SAAS) DURING REVELATIONS
Hazrat Omar (ra) says that a sound resembling the buzzing of a bee was heard while the Prophet (saas) was receiving a revelation.
Abdullah 'Amr ibn al-'As:
"When he asked "O the Messenger of God! Do you sense the coming of a revelation?" our Prophet (saas) answered: "Yes! I hear the sound and I keep quiet." First comes a sound like the buzzing of a bee.
"I have never received a revelation in this way that I didn't think my soul is being taken!" This means that he believes that his soul is being taken because he enters another dimension. Besides, a significant change occurs in his demeanor, and after that comes the revelation. This is what our Prophet (saas) meant by feeling like his soul being taken. He is taken to another dimension by God.
Zayd ibn Tabith informs that:
"I was sitting beside the Prophet (saas). Just then came a calmness of revelation and the Prophet (saas) fainted. "His knee fell upon mine." he says. He feels like he is going to faint upon receiving the revelation. He feels exhausted in other words.
Then, when the state of revelation lifted off of him:
'Write, O Zayd!' he commended.
Immediately, I wrote on one of his shoulder blades. The revelation.
A calmness and faintness of the revelation fell on the Prophet (saas) again. Another revelation is coming.
"The Prophet's (saas) knee fell upon mine." he says. But he says that he felt excruciating pain when his knee fell upon his. He says that he felt as if his leg was being crushed. It felt that heavy: That is the pressure caused by the revelation.
As it was seen and told by the noble companions of our Prophet (saas); during the coming of a revelation, he would feel an immense distress;
His face would resemble a rose. It means that his face reddens.
He would close his eyes;
Bow his head.
And so would the ones beside him.
Our Prophet (pbuh) would begin to inhale and exhale excessively when he was in that state. Rather than breathing normally, he breathes quickly and his face becomes red.
"Like pearl drops, beads of sweat would drip down from his forehead, even in a cold day," he says. That is because of the burden of the revelation.
"None of his companions would look up at the face of our Prophet (saas) until the state of revelation is over." This is out of respect. Besides, usually they would cover his head with a veil until the state of revelation was over.
"Our Prophet (saas) would shed his human aspect and attribute, and take upon the aspect and attribute of an angel, and receive the revelation from the archangel Gabriel (pbuh)," he says. "I feel as if my soul left my body," he comments. He actually takes upon the aspect of angel. He ceases to be corporeal. However, it is quite hard for our Prophet (saas) to stay in this state. Or the angel assumes the form of a human to meet him. This is easier as it is not hard for the Prophet (saas). The angel comes in the form of Dihye. The companions do not recognize him. He is well-dressed and polite. Our Prophet (saas) questions him, asks him a question and when he answers, our Prophet (saas) says "You are right," this is repeated for a few times. The Companions ask, "O the Messenger of God, how can this be?" And he answers, "He was my brother Gabriel (pbuh)." Masha'Allah.
Surat Al-Muzammil, Verse: 5
"We will impose a weighty Word upon you."
This is also clearly stated in the verse and that is what the verse points out to.
Again, Zayd ibn Tabith stated that:
"I would write the revelations in the presence of our Prophet (saas), and when the revelation came, the Prophet would suffer a violent convulsion and sweat would pour down from his temples like pearl drops. Then, the revelation would cease and he would recover. The Messenger of God would tell and I would write." Once he recovers from this state, our Prophet (saas) begins to speak.
Our Prophet (saas) says that he heard rattling before the revelation came. Then he would shake with convulsion. Then our Prophet (saas) becomes stable. He says, "I will transcribe what has been said to me word by word." Every time, our Prophet (saas) would think that he would pass away.
A revelation came to Our Prophet (saas) while he was on his camel.
As related from Aisha by Ahmad and Bayhaki:
"When our Prophet (saas) received a revelation, the camel that he rode fell onto its knees from the burden of the revelation. And beads of sweat dropped down from his temples. Even in a cold day."
As related from Abu Arva of Devs by Ibn Said:
"I saw our Prophet (saas) when a revelation came to him, he was on a camel's back. The camel was staggering under the burden of the revelation and it almost couldn't move its front legs. Sometimes, it would fall down on its knees, and sometimes, it would rear up and stayed standing. And our Prophet (saas) would sweat from his temples."
As related from Yâlâ ibn Umayyah by Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Nuaym:
He said: "When a revelation came to our Prophet, I took a long hard look at him. I heard him give a throaty growl, and saw that his eyes and temples were bright red.
As related from Asma bint Yazid by Ahmad, al-Tabarni and Abu Nu'aym:
She said: "The Messenger of God was on the back of his camel and I was holding the reins. The forelegs of the camel were almost going to be broken from the burden of the revealed surah."
Our Prophet (saas) wants to repeat the revelation in his exhausted state so that it remains in his mind as it is really long. For example, a surah comes to him in a long period of time as there are very long surahs in the Qur'an, as you know. So he wants to repeat them as he worries about forgetting them. In that moment comes the verses;
Surat Al-Qiyamah, Verse: 16
"Do not move your tongue trying to hasten it."
God commands him to keep his tongue still.
Surat al-Qiyamah, Verse: 17
"Its collection and recitation are Our affair "
God says that he does not have to worry about it.
Surat al-Qiyamah, Verse: 18
"So when We recite it, follow its recitation."
This is where the recitation of the Qur'an by several hafiz at once originated from.
Only two times, the angel appears in his true form and brings revelation to the Messenger of God (saas). The first time, it was at the beginning of his prophethood. Our Prophet (saas) fainted from the severity of the incident. He saw the angel covering the whole horizon. This is also written in the verses. In the Qur'an, God says,
Surat al-Najm, Verse: 7
"...there on the highest horizon."
Surat al-Najm, Verse: 8
"Then he drew near and hung suspended."
First he faints, then he comes to his wife running and says, "Cover me with a blanket."
Surat al-Najm, Verses: 13-14
"He saw him again another time by the Lote-tree of the Final Limit…"
The Prophet (saas) saw the archangel Gabriel in his true form another time; this is the second time explained in two verses.
Sometimes, the revelations come to him in a state of sleep and sometimes they are revealed to his heart, as a voice from inside. He hears the voice from inside himself as a powerful sound.