Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9 TV dated May 30th, 2012
ADNAN OKTAR: Without people talking about the Mahdi, without the yearning for the Mahdi, without the scholars gathering and deciding on looking for Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and uniting under his command; even if the world had hundreds of years ahead, even if all these wishes were realized for those hundreds of years, it would not be possible to proceed even a hundred millimeters; that would not be possible. Our Master Erbakan strived for the unity of Islam all his life, he strived for the union of Islam. But that has never been realized. They could never attain power. For that to happen, there has to be the Mahdi. Look, you see from the hadiths collected by Suyuti; not only one or two, our Prophet (saas) has hundreds, thousands of hadiths about Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The Companions have asked after Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) day and night. If these do not concern the man, then Allah wouldn't ensure the Unity of Islam. The solution is clear. Apart from that, saying ; "let us unite and find a political solution" wouldn't do. Saying "come and unite around our Party so that we can form the union of Islam".. They wouldn't unite with that. Saying "come and unite around my leadership".. They wouldn't unite. People's mind and soul are led by Allah in a way that they could only accept Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The souls have been commanded to love and abide by the Mahdi. The souls of Muslims have been given this order in the Qalu Bala. Apart from this, people do not have the capacity to pledge allegiance to any other person. They do not have the will power to do so, they couldn't have done that even if they wanted to. People have promised in Kalu Bela that they would pledge allegiance to Mahdi. If you bring anyone other than him, they would feel estranged and wouldn't be able to do. Instinctively it is not possible, they wouldn't have the power to do so. If you want them to do this, if you want them to accept it, then you would have to bring the Mahdi, bring the system of the Mahdi to the agenda, tell them about him and they would then find the Mahdi with the feelings appearing in their hearts. People are created in a way to find the Mahdi, in a way to feel the Mahdi. Allah has made the plan according to that and arranged the universe according to that fact. The portents have been prepared, Allah has prepared Mahdi (pbuh) as if he was going to a wedding. Allah has prepared all the substructure, He has created the comets in the sky, He created the double horned comet, Allah has created lunar and solar eclipses within fifteen days intervals. Almighty Allah created the raid in the Kaba, He created the events going on in Iraq, Allah created the occupation of Iraq within the destiny, He created the occupation of Afghanistan within the destiny. Almighty Allah created all sorts of portents. He taught us about Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), He made us love the Mahdi. He is dispersing the doubts people have in their minds about Hazrat Mahdi(pbuh). That is because there were some unknown points. In a short while Allah will settle the system of the Mahdi in people's hearts. Now our Master Mustafa Kamalak made a speech. People would say; "how nice, may Allah be pleased with him, we thank him." Even if he said those for twenty more years they would still be thanking. They would eat the treats served, drink tea and leave. But if you put the system of the Mahdi into the agenda you would attain clear results.