From Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Interview on 27 October, 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: In summary, sometimes people advocate the same idea but somehow they get in quarrel all of a sudden. I see similar incidents on television when they are in favor of the same opinion but unexpectedly get into dispute. However, we as the Islamic world are in support of the same values with Israel which is brotherhood, love, peace and friendship. Would it ever be possible to inflict any harm to children or people there? Also, our Muslim brothers are restless there due to a possible attack or conquest of Haram al-Sharif or Masjid al-Aqsa. No such thing can or may happen, Allah knows the truth. Sometimes a very small group of a few in three or five people groupings may get into such feverish acts, but there is no need to take these seriously since nothing like that may happen. But by all means the enormous need for appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the Islamic world is better understood in every aspect. See that Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) advent is a great necessity for Israel, as well as for Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Kirkuk, Turkic Republics, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and the entire Turkish States. Because in an overnight there will be an atmosphere of friendship where a compassionate, merciful, and just person will achieve results straight away and there will be no bureaucratic barriers. Since at the moment in order to just say that you are our friend and we love you, there is requisite for official correspondence. There are bureaucratic barriers for this message to go from one place to another.
From Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Interview on 22 October, 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: Why should Masjid al-Aqsa be demolished? Masjid al-Aqsa will remain for all eternity. Why should it be destroyed? There is enough place there. There is a vacant land, it is a vast land. Prophet Solomon’s (as) masjid can be rebuilt there in a form faithful to its original. This is a beauty; for instance Prophet Abraham’s (as) place and the locations he had been, the regions where Prophet Ishmael (as), Isaac (as), Jacob (as) and all other prophets should be built. Mosques can be built there. If he performed salat (regular prayer) somewhere, if it is said that he performed salat at a certain place, then a masjid should be constructed there. From then on, that place is a masjid. If it is known that he performed salat there, then that place should be considered as a masjid. And the demolished, old masjids. They will be rebuilt. Of course, by Allah’s leave, we aspire for this. We want it; this is, surely, one of the first things we will accomplish once the Turkish-Islamic Union is established. To rebuild Prophet Solomon’s (as) masjid. This is quite a distortion, and indeed a very remorseless distortion. Can I ever say, “Let’s demolish it?”
ADNAN OKTAR: By Allah’s leave, we will turn graves, masjids and the places where all holy people, Allah’s beloved servants, prophets performed their salat, into heaven. Insha’Allah, they will be places full of gardens and vineyards. And when the Turkish-Islamic Union is established we will accomplish it in a very short time insha’Allah. Insha’Allah all humanity will experience the beauty of that civilization, the depth of that love and that insane bliss. And let me say that no power can hinder this. I do not say, “It will happen”, I say, “It has just happened and people will see it.” I do not say something that I am not sure by a hundred percent. All-Mighty Allah has never embarrassed me, since I tell all these based on the hadith of our Prophet (saas). Everywhere will be prosperous insha’Allah.
Verses from the Qur’an About Reconstruction of the Masjids
The masjids of Allah should only be frequented by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and pay alms, and fear no one but Allah. They are the ones most likely to be guided. (Surat at-Tawba, 18)
It is not for the associaters to frequent the masjids of Allah, bearing witness against themselves of their disbelief. They are the ones whose actions will come to nothing. They will be in the Fire timelessly, for ever. (Surat at-Tawba, 17)
Who could do greater wrong than someone who bars access to the masjids of Allah, preventing His name from being remembered in them, and goes about destroying them? Such people will never be able to enter them – except in fear. They will have disgrace in this world and in the Hereafter they will have a terrible punishment. (Surat al-Baqara, 114)
Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem
Hadith narrated the Prophet Muhammad (saas) related to the rebuilding of all the masjids during the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as)
The Prophet Muhammad (saas) said these about Masjid al-Aqsa:
“Solomon (as), son of David asked three things from Allah as he completes the building of Bayt al-Maqdis:
1- The ability to make judgment in accordance with the divine judgment.
2- To be granted property and reign that have never been and will be given to anyone
3- Let everyone who comes to perform prayer (salat) alone to Masjid al-Aqsa, return as cleansed from all his sins like the day he was born from his mother.
The first two were given to him, I wish the third one was given. (Ibh Majah)
Hazrat Uthman (ra) narrates: The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Who builds a mosque in demand of the approval of Allah, Allah will build a house for him in the Paradise.” (Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi)
Amr Ibn Abasa (ra) narrates: The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Whoever builds a mossque in demand of the remembrance of Allah, Allah will build a house for him in the Paradise.” (Nasai)
Hazrat Jabir Ibn Adillah (ra) narrates: “The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “Whoever builds a small mosque or a mosque smaller than a grouse bird’s nest, Allah will build him a house in Paradise.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Abdullah Ibn Omar (ra) narrates: “Mosque was constructed out of mud brick during the time of the Messenger of Allah (saas). Its ceiling was covered with date branches. Date logs consisted its stakes... Hazrat Uthman (ra) reconstructed the mosque by increasing its width and length in the same form as it was in the time of the Messenger (saas) with mud brick and date branches. Hazrat Uthman (ra) modified it thoroughly and made a lot of extensions. He constructed the walls with embroidered stones and mud brick. He constructed the stakes with embroidered stones. He also made the ceiling with a very valuable tree of East Indian oak. (Bukhari, Abu Dawud)