A9 TV; 10 November 2011
The system of the Mahdi is a system that eliminates oppression. It does away with guns and bloodshed. It does away with everything that can be used in shedding blood. It is anti-bloodshed. What sheds blood? Swords. So he eliminates them. Bullets. He eliminates those. Artillery. What good is artillery? It kills people. So Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) has it melted down. “Melt it down,” he says. And they say, “But what if these people turn to extremes?” “We have the Qur’an,” says Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). “We will put them right with the Qur’an and love, not with police and guns,” he says. Love is the greatest weapon of all. The whole world will be quiet as a lamb in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). That is also in the Torah, insha’Allah. The lion will lie down with the lamb. Tigers and savage animals and scorpions and snakes will all become tame and lose their venom. That is what this means – the elimination of guns and bullets and bombs and every deadly thing. The Torah describes that at length. The Torah dates back 3000 years, and has described it all down to the finest detail, how guns will be eradicated. It actually speaks of swords, of course, and weapons used for shedding blood. The Torah does not, of course, speak of tanks and artillery. They will all be done away with, and peace will come. “In doing this, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will do it through Allah, not through his own power.” Look, not through strength or power. It says he will do it through love. We are in that age, that time now, insha’Allah.
A9 TV; 18 October 2011
Human beings seek peace and repose. That is human nature. We are created for love and peace. People go wherever they will find peace and love.
A9 TV; 22 September 2011
The way of the Mahdi means love, peace and brotherhood. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is coming to stop the bloodshed. We are followers of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).
The Qur’an beckons us toward peace. Whoever commits a crime should be punished. But what can we want from Israeli children? Why should we try to punish innocent women and children? Whoever commits a crime should be punished. They must be punished according to what the law dictates. But in terms of societies and communities, it is peace that counts. Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs, the peoples of Morocco. Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Afghanistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and everyone must all embrace one another. They must love one another. Be friends and brothers. Satan wants bloodshed. What I see is that they are desperately trying to get Turkey and Israel to go to war. In their own eyes. There is a handful of atheist freemasons in Israel. And there is that alleged terror organization Ergenekon in Turkey. Those jackals are all in cahoots. The two sides are inciting one another. They are determined to make things happen. The evangelicals in America will say, “Look, the Gospel says ‘the antichrists will fight with Israel’. And that has happened. Muslims are the army of the antichrist and they are now fighting against Israel. And now they are saying that Jesus the Messiah will come.” They are planning for a huge, bloody world war. But we are thwarting this plan of satan’s. That is the truth of the matter. Plain and simple.
A9 TV; October 6th, 2011
Actually what is normal for people, is to live in peace. And the world does not have such a structure that could cope with wars. When Armageddon takes place [from this point on] there would be no person left alive on earth. It would be the end of the world, the world would simply perish. That is to say, that there is no reason to be so eager about Armageddon. Some people regard Armageddon as if it is a war that would erupt between Iran and Israel, or between Turkey and other countries. That is not so; the war which took place in between Iraq and America is called the Armageddon. When we look at the hadiths, we see that they are completely compliant. Verily, an army had disappeared in the desert in a very short period of time. Iraq has been invaded by many countries. Both the location and the timing, and the disappearance of an army within an instant and the Iraqi currency being taken out of the circulation are all completely compliant with the events foretold in the hadiths. I mean, Syria being stirred up right after that is nothing else other that what is foretold in the hadiths. Armageddon has ended with that. There will be no Armageddon apart from this. In such a type of Armageddon, no one could remain on this world, let me say that much. It would be good to state this once again. But we will not let anything like that to take place, and it will not take place anyway insha'Allah.
A9TV; September 12th, 2011
I keep saying that this persecution should be over, what is it that I've been telling? What does "let there be no bloodshed" mean? What does "there will be no bloodshed" mean? What does no sleeper would ever be awaken, mean? Let it be a Zionist, let it be a fascist, let it be a communist; it means we will not let anyone shed blood. The system that I've been talking about would be the end of Zionism, would be the end of atheistic Zionism. Do not pretend that you do not understand. I am just presenting inoffensive people as sweet, not those who are cruel. I have explained what will happen to the persecutors. Self-defense is what would be done towards persecutors, of course. But the strength of Turkish Islamic Union is very glorious. In such an environment, neither an atheistic Zionist, nor a fascist, nor PKK, not this, not that, not the scoundrels lot would ever be able to shed blood, they could not even make a move. They cannot do anything. Consequently, would not the matter be solved fundamentally? It would, yes, it would be solved. Those who martyr Muslim children are committing sin. But it would not be acceptable if we attempt to go and kill the Jewish children just because they are martyring Muslim children.
I am the one talking about the danger of the atheistic Zionism. We are the ones broadcasting it on television day and day. The danger of atheistic freemasonry is being broadcast on A9 TV night and day. The dangers of atheistic Zionism are being broadcast on television night and day. The tolerance is for the inoffensive, not for the murderer. And it is not called tolerance. Do you know what is called tolerance? A man commits a crime and you pretend not to see that crime. This is not tolerance; this has nothing to do with tolerance. This is protecting and watching over, this is compassion. We protect and watch over the inoffensive. And the Turkish Islamic Union will neutralize the killers. Not even the shadow of a killer would remain, they would all get lost. There will be no such thing. This cannot be done by saying "Damn Zionism". You establish the Unity of Islam, and the matter would be closed, and there will be no need to tear one's throat out crying out "Damn Zionism". There is no need to scream out like that. You just establish the Unity of Islam, let the Turkish Islamic union be formed; the atheistic Zionism would be destroyed fundamentally anyway. There will be no such thing. I mean “isms” would disappear anyway. This cannot be attained by making a commotion. The matter would be left unsolved according to your way of explaining. If you cry out saying "Damn Zionism" the man would come and smash your face up. They were screaming out saying "damn Zionism" in Iraq; then the men came and razed the place down to the ground. Then they started to sell Marlboro cigarettes to the soldiers; they started to sell women to the American soldiers, they started to engage in perversion. The same thing happened in Afghanistan as well. They are now selling cartons of Marlboro, they are selling drugs. Those who cried out saying "Damn Zionism" have now became drug dealers. Crying out saying "Damn Zionism" would not do. There is the need for establishing the structure of compassion and mercy to remove this system. This can be attained with the Turkish-Islamic Union, with the Unity of Islam.
All children are innocent, all little children are born with an Islamic nature. I mean little children are Muslims by birth. When they die, children do not go to Hell, when little children pass away, they go to Heaven because they are innocent. For that reason if they are killed as a result of persecution they would be martyrs, insha'Allah. Bediuzzaman Said- Nursi says this, you can see this in the Risale-i Nur Collection.
A9TV; September 12th, 2011(Upon the letter that says "We expect a fiercer statement against Israel")
Let us not do that but show compassion to these people. Why don't you try this, instead? Let us try this instead! All the world hates Jews. Do not do this; that is a sin. There is no need for such bitterness in one's standpoint. As a Muslim. There are 1.5 billion Muslims. Let us show compassion, let us watch over and protect them, then these people would relax. I mean it wouldn't be as they assume it would. Of course their full obedience to the Shiloh-Mohammad Mahdi is a necessity. Otherwise they would be waging a war against the Torah. I mean if they do adopt an attitude against the King Messiah, Shiloh; that is the Mohammad Mahdi, then they would be adopting an attitude against the Torah. They are praying day and night saying "O Lord, send us the Messiah"; they are praying night and day saying "Moshiach, Mosciach".
Consequently you will see that everything will be good. Fierceness will bring about fierceness; it would not bring about anything else. For instance Muslims are fragmented in Iraq, in Afghanistan, here and there. Every country is acting like a bully on its own and then they end up tragically. Instead of doing this, let's unite as Islamic countries and show compassion to the whole world. Let us bring about civilization, peace and brotherhood. Let us approach everyone in a friendly way and we'll see how nice will be the results we attain. Let me say that you cannot reach anyone or anywhere by bullying. I mean this is not reason; that is very wrong. All of them are the servants of Allah. It is a good thing that they show love for the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and that they are loyal to him. It is good that they love the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). We believe in the same Allah, we love the same prophets. Of course our hearts desire that they would become Mohammedans. That will happen at the time of the Prophet Jesus Messiah (pbuh) anyway insha'Allah. Almighty Allah has assigned the Prophet Jesus Messiah (pbuh) in this matter. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will govern them with the Torah and the Gospel. He will govern the Jews, I mean all of them, the whole Israel with the original of the Torah, and he will govern the Christians with the original of the Gospel. Consequently there will be no bloodshed. We should abide by the words of our Prophet (saas). Our Prophet (saas) does not say that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be fierce, he (saas) says that he will show "compassion". He (saas) says that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will act on mercy and that he would “not let anyone's nose bleed, not shed even a drop of blood." At the moment we are at that time. Consequently, going by any other policy would become a deadlock. I mean it would not be compliant with the spirit of the Qur'an. When 1.5 billion people in the Islamic world unite there will be an amazing power, it would constitute a giant power. There would be no atheistic Zionism, no atheistic masonic persecution, no PKK persecution; none of them would remain. Strength comes from unity; but compassion befits strength, mercy and justice befit strength. I mean if one engages in violence saying that he is strong; Allah would not let him, He would not let that happen; that would not happen. I mean what Allah wants from us is compassion. That is because we always ask for forgiveness from Allah don't we? We want Him to forgive us. We should be forgiving, compassionate as well insha'Allah. But of course it does not mean that we will be silent at the face of persecution. Strength means saying stop to persecution. What does strength, unity mean? It means stopping the persecution. My brother when a squirrel sees a tiger, would it jump on it? What does it do? It climbs up a branch and flee, right? That is because the other one is a tiger. But at the moment the Islamic world, it seems like hundreds of squirrels or hundreds of rabbits from the outside and thus seem powerless. Since they are one by one separated, they can be inactivated one by one. That is because they are struggling against each other. As they struggle against each other, that becomes much easier. As a matter of fact that is why they are that easy. Bediuzzzaman says; "the Dajjal (anti-messiah) benefiting from the ambition and the discord among the Muslims will enslave the great Islamic world and cause utter confusion among the humans with a very small power". "That is what has happened at the very moment," says Bediuzzaman. For that reason unity, solidarity, compassion and justice should prevail. No one would ever go against such a structure. Russia would want to unite, America would think very highly of this; Israel would want this, everyone would want that. For that reason pretended bullying, empty bullying, acts that would not give results have only brought calamity to the Islamic world, they always brought pain; and nothing else happened. For instance Saddam acted like a bully, they have taken him down, you have seen the result. They have riddled his sons and family with holes. Where are all those bullies? They all sneaked off. The whole Iraqi army disappeared in a single night. They were known to be the world's fourth biggest army and they have disappeared in a single night. That means, it has nothing to do with bullying. Afghanistan acted like bully as well, look they are over now, they were finished within five minutes. Since it does not have anything to do with this, what is the real deal? It is unity. The union of all Islamic countries, their loving each other and becoming friends with each other, their being in search of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and their forming a union within that beautiful unifying spirit of the system of the Mahdi (pbuh) and their approaching everyone lovingly with compassion. Allah says that He will deem them victorious if they do this. This is the formula, this is the path for it; there is no other way. Strength would say stop to persecution anyway. When you are strong, would there be any persecution? When a tiger passes by, rabbits would go under the ground. Which rabbit would ever go up against a tiger?
A9TV; September 12th, 2011
Islam would not be spread if you approach with hatred. I mean the reason why our souls are so easily wrapped up with hatred is that the satan eases hatred. The lower self is inclined to rage and grudge. Almighty Allah says; ".. and the self and what proportioned it and inspired it with depravity or taqwa" Right? So the lower self knows its depravity. The lower-self always commands one to evil acts. This is the verse of Allah. And the lower self has been created as the enemy of Allah. The lower self always wants to fight, wants grudges, it wants dispute, it wants innuendos it wants animosity. Friendship and brotherhood are attained by will power and reason. It is difficult to maintain friendship and brotherhood until the very end. For instance many people might talk about friendship, but after a while they fail to be strong enough for it. And they get into a fight as well. You look at people who talk about mercy, and see that they continue with that appeal for five years, for ten years. After five years you look and see that they will get into the fight as well.
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and the students of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) are the ones who advocate peace and brotherhood until the very end. The Prophet Jesus Messiah (pbuh) and his students are the ones who advocate peace and brotherhood until the end. I mean the great majority of the world would want to fight. They would want war. The students of the Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and the Prophet Jesus Messiah (pbuh) will stop the war; they stop the fight. People always ask for dissension. Satan is the one who instills the mindset that states; "Let us chop up Jews, let us crash down Christians, let us override communists, let us cut off the Buddhists, let us cut Shia and Alewites, let us cut Wahabis." This mindset wants to draw us to the same mindset towards the Jews and Christians; towards the irreligious, towards the idolaters, towards the Bektashis and Alewites. Now should I abide by the Qur'an, or by these people? To which explanations should I abide by? Why are you insistently trying to drag me into this mindset? I mean am I to say "Allah has taken the light out of them, they are dark people," about the Shia? Should we say these about Alewites, Bektashis and Wahabis? Am I supposed to say "May Allah destroy them all!" about the Iranian state? Am I to want my brothers in Iran be destroyed? There are some people who really say these anyway. And people with that mentality attempt to advise me. Look he is talking about chopping off people like leeks. How does one chop leeks? You put them on one and other and chop them all up. Look, these people are saying that Shia and Wahabis should be put one over the other and be chopped up. So these people say that there should be a bloodbath. I mean they say that this is what best suits a Muslim. Is that what the Qur'an teaches us? Or does the Qur'an teach us compassion and mercy? Does the Qur'an teach us to be anti-blood? The system of the Mahdi is anti-blood. Look; Mahdi adh-Dam. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) who stops the bloodshed. We are abiding by the system of the Mahdi. So do not vainly attempt to propagate cruelty. Do not vainly make the propaganda of persecution. You would then be an instrument of satan, you would be deceived by the plot of the satan. Pull yourselves together. Compassion, mercy, rationalism, art, science; we will act on these. Otherwise Allah would destroy Muslims, He would give trouble to them. And He did give scourges on them up until now. When this is done, when the right and beautiful things are done, Islam will dominate the whole world. And that will happen and that is happening, and you do see it happening, insha'Allah. Prosperity cannot be attained through persecution. The lower-self always wants war, that is what I have said. The lower-self wants bloodshed, lower-self wants aggressiveness. Only strong-willed, clever people could be against war and against violence. It is difficult to want peace insistently. It would be difficult for the lower-self. Faithful and smart people want peace. They insistently ask for peace. Forgiveness is difficult. Devout people want forgiveness. Being mild-mannered and loving is not that easy. The human soul is open to hatred. Only with profound faith does love settle in people's hearts. Wherever we go, whomever we talk to we see that they instantly want war all over the world. We go to Greece. For instance they instantly revolt against their government. They attack the police with sticks and bats in their hands. What does the PKK do? They are determined to martyr everyone who is a Turk- Turkish police, Turkish soldiers. That is because they are not able to understand anything else. Because they were raised to be Materialists, Darwinists, they fail to understand anything else, they do not come to terms with any other logic.
A9TV; September 12th, 2011
Satan inseminates such pugnacity in people's souls, it inseminates carnage, it inseminates persecution. In the face of this love, peace and brotherhood should be advocated insistently and resolutely. That is because people can only attain this by using their will power. I mean a Muslim acquires piety and good manners by use of his will power until the end. Look at the world, take a look around and observe, you will not come across many people who advocate peace up until the end, and many of them get into a fight in the end in any case. They would want to shed blood in the end in any case. However, a person is charged with advocating peace and brotherhood till the end, till the very end, until his death. Look and see what a strange frame of mind the satan inculcates in a person. For instance go to France, talk to many young people there, you will see that they all are advocating bloodshed. Go to Greece, they are all prone to bloodshed, they are all prone to fight. People who advocate peace in the real sense of the word are very few. For instance you go to socialists, to communists; they say that they are advocating peace, and they go out and fire a bullet into the head of a policeman, they smash things up, they smash the brains out of others. What happened to your advocating peace? Those are all mere words. Only a person who is completely subject to the Qur'an, a devout Muslim, can stand for peace, love and forgiveness. Apart from those, it is rather difficult for any other.
A9 TV; September 14th, 2011
Showing compassion to the People of the Book was a moral virtue put into practice by our Prophet (saas) in the time of our Prophet (saas). Our Prophet (saas) was very compassionate towards the Christians and the Jews. That was the same at the time of the Ottomans, they always adopted a compassionate and protective attitude towards the People of the Book. We are following in the steps of the Messenger of Allah (saas), so we are adopting such a compassionate attitude as well. We are adopting a calming approach. We do not want war, we do not want tension. We want everyone to live in peace, calm and in brotherhood.
We want both the Palestinians and the Israelis to live fraternally, friendly, amicably in the region in wealth and abundance. Not only them, we want the Christians and other people, all of them, all these people who are the servants of Allan to live nicely. And Islam will progress in such an environment. They can observe the beauty of Islam, the height of Islamic morality in such an environment. In the war environment, in the anarchy environment, in the tension environment, the human brain practically stops. It is very difficult and the Qur'an does not accept that. Islam would not accept bloodshed. Being anti-blood is a characteristic of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), he is the Mahdi adh-Dam; the Mahdi who stops bloodshed. Since we are living in the time of the Mahdi, neither a sleeper would ever be woken up, nor person's nose would ever made to bleed. These are the hadiths of the Messenger of Allah (saas). Not even a drop of blood would be shed. We, as the students of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), are after this, insha'Allah. There will be an accord on the least common denominator. Disputes will be solved by talking. Instead of solving disputes by fighting, solving disputes through agreement, through talking is the most wise, most accurate solution. In some places they are creating a tempest in a teapot; this is done in many places of the Islamic world. In our relations with Israel, in our relations with Armenia, in our relations with other countries, we will strive to follow the wisest, the most peaceful, the truest path insha'Allah.
We feel compassion towards the Jews, we want them to be well. We want them to live in the region in abundance, in beauty and in peace. They should be able to perform their religious observances in comfort. They should be able to wander around in comfort. Let them do business comfortably. Let them live there nicely in comfort. The same for our Palestinian brothers as well; let the Palestinian children wander around as they like, let their youngsters perform their religious observances as they like, let them have fun, the whole region is theirs, insha'Allah. We will ensure this beauty, insha'Allah. The prisons will be emptied. Except for those who commit murders or those who give grievous bodily harm, etc., there will be no one left in the prisons, this is the hadith of our Prophet (saas). Everyone will enjoy democracy, freedom, beauty in peace and in safety, in the true sense of the word. The magnificent spirit of Islam, the beautiful spirit of Islam, that pleasant spirit will pervade all around like the beautiful scent of roses, insha'Allah. We are expecting both the Chief Rabbi and the Minister of Internal Affairs of Israel, insha'Allah as our guests. We will, insha'Allah, be in a calming, peacemaking, loving effort that aims beauty, friendship and companionship, insha'Allah.
Russians are really very beautiful people, they really are very polite and inoffensive. They do carry the spirit of the Ottomans, that is amazing. Everyone knows. In respect of culture, in respect of good manners, in respect of cleanliness, in respect of education; they are very nice in every aspect. They are also physically beautiful people, masha'Allah. That is why Russia will be very important within the Turkish Islamic Union, insha'Allah.
A9 TV, 16 August 2011
(About friendship between Muslims and non-Muslims)
Allah created them as non-Muslims. He could have created me like that, since He made them like that. I could have been a Jew or an Armenian. Allah has created Muslims and non-Muslims. We must embrace them and honestly explain how Islam and the way of Muhammad is love and beauty. No sane person can deny that. We cannot be hostile toward them because they are Greek or Armenian. When I was a child, calling someone a Greek or Armenian was an insult. Russians used to be called “Moscoffs.” They also tried to give Arabs a bad name. But then we saw that the Greeks are very nice and that Armenians are pleasant and excellent people. They are very dear to us. How can we hate them? We must show them affection. People are intelligent entities, and will accept the truth when they see it is good. What does Almighty Allah say? “Love one another, be affectionate and compassionate and forgiving and generous. Have good intentions and never abandon honesty. Protect and watch over one another. Avoid suffering and never abandon honesty, and beseech Allah for paradise.”
Is it easy for people to live in peace, as brothers? Or is it easy to kill and slay and bomb other people? That is disgusting, a disgrace, to kill and slay others. The finest thing is to live in peace. What is hard about that?
The Earth is big enough for everyone. There is no need for disorder. One must respect people’s beliefs. Of course, we are Muslims and we espouse our own beliefs. But we must also respect Christian beliefs. That is what they believe. Other people are irreligious, and we must respect them. You cannot force someone to be a Muslim. If you do, he will become a hypocrite. Love and peace are very easy, but people lack determination. They have to be determined and strive to bring love in right to the end. Peace also calls for determination and persistence. They manage it up to a point. People become friends but then fall out after a month. But one should use one’s will to maintain friendship. For example, if someone has a defect, you overcome it with kindness. You are patient and win them over. You win them round with love and friendship. Otherwise, life is too short. It is the same with peace. People make peace. Great. Then two years later they have had enough and fall out again. Again, you have to have patience. That is why so few people espouse peace. After a point they lose control and anger takes over again and they call for war. People damage the system with their own hands. They make it too complicated.
It is very hard to espouse peace right to the end of the line. Only prophets can espouse it to the bitter end. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will also espouse peace. But most people are not strong enough for peace and eventually desire conflict instead. Peace bores and wearies them. They let off steam through conflict. If they can black someone’s eye they can relax. Satan makes them unhappy with peace. That is why it is so hard for those people who espouse peace. It takes will power. Espousing peace right to the bitter end is a sign of fear of Allah and calls for deep faith. It is very hard to spouse peace for a lifetime. Hazrat Mahdi (as) is someone who will espouse peace all his life. It is very hard to master one’s anger. It damages the body and requires deep faith. The immediate desire for vengeance is human nature. One’s earthly passions find it very hard to forgive. But Allah tells us to forgive and cling to what is good and turn our backs on the ignorant. It is very important to turn one’s back on evil people, as well.
Muslims must protect and watch over one another. They must love one another and not fall for provocative actions. Our nation is a fine nation. Turkey is also most excellent. But Europe and Europeans and Americans are also very excellent. Everywhere in the world is very fine. Let us treat them all with love and affection. The Qur’an is true. The important thing is to earn Allah’s approval. There is the eternal life, and that is great. Darwinism and materialism have been intellectually annihilated, alhamdulillah. There is no need for conflict. Let us do away with arms, put a stop to tanks and guns and suffering and bloodshed. Let nobody weep or be sad. Let there be joy everywhere. Let us also love the People of the Book. Let us set good examples. Let us show that Islam is a religion of peace and love.
We research the truth, beauty and goodness. We want whatever is true, good, scientific, reasonable and rational. Reason tells us there is no such thing as evolution. Reason shows us that Allah exists. Reason shows us that peace and love are good things. And we want to live in peace and love. We want goodness and beauty.
One characteristic of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is that he will lead people to peace, enable them to attain peace. Almighty Allah uses Gabriel (as) and Michael (as) as natural causes. It stems from the angels being beside him. Hazrat Mahdi (as) also has serenity