MR. ADNAN OKTAR'S REMARKS ON VERSES FROM SURAT FATIR
Surat Fatir, Verse 25
If they deny you, those before them also denied the truth. Their Messengers came to them with Clear Signs, and psalms and the Illuminating Book.
" If they deny you, those before them also denied the truth." This refers to our Prophet (saas). It is really puzzling that people were loveless in all ages. For instance our Prophet (saas) is amazingly sweet, very radiant, he is as sweet as a candy. How can one accuse such a beautiful, high quality person of being a liar? That is flat out unjustness, a flat out smear and nothing else. That all stems from their immorality. Our Prophet (saas) is such an amazing, such a decent person with a radiant face and he is highly civilized. There isn't even an exaggeration in any of his words and you say "You are a liar" to a person who has never ever told a lie all his life. Why would he ever tell a lie? That is flat out lovelessness and nothing else. . "Their Messengers came to them with Clear Signs, and psalms and the Illuminating Book." All of them receive the same reactions. It is all because of man, as Almighty God says; "Man is wrong-doing and ignorant." Almighty God says; " ...thalooman jahoolan." A great majority of the people in our age are wrongdoing and ignorant as well.
Surat Fatir, Verse 26
Then I seized hold of those who were unbelievers and how absolute was My rejection!
God either grinds those lands into the dust or creates civil strife or overthrows them economically. In general God ruins those people either by setting them against each other or by inflicting another country upon them.
Surat Fatir, Verse 33
They will enter Gardens of Eden where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk.
" They will enter Gardens of Eden where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk." Notice that in the Qur'an we see the value of adorning, the importance of adornments and how God likes those who adorn themselves. Does God like those who adorn themselves or not? He does. Radicals are the ones who do not like it. But God likes it. Look at what God says; "...with gold bracelets." So they will have gold on both their arms but that will be the gold of Heaven. "...and pearls." Pearls of Heaven. "..they will be adorned." They will be shinning brightly. " ...and where their clothing will be of silk." And you hate silk, you hate gold. God likes them; you do not. God says that silk is beautiful; you call it ugly. God regards silk as a blessing of Heaven; these men say; "Beware." They refrain from gold, they are revolted by pearls and they do not like silk. They have no love left in their hearts.
Surat Fatir, Verse 34
They will say, ´Praise be to God who has removed all sadness from us. Truly our Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Responsive to Gratitude:
" They will say, ´Praise be to God who has removed all sadness from us. " That is to say that there is an inclination towards sadness in the human soul. People have a tendency to feel sadness for 24 hours. They attempt to feel sadness about everything, everything that comes to their minds. For instance, they sit at a table and get sad about that; someone comes along and they get sad about that, something happens and they get sad about that, the wind blows and they get sad about that, rain falls and they get sad about it, sun shines and they get sad about it. See the verse: "They will say, ´Praise be to God who has removed all sadness from us." Look; first of all, God takes it away and then removes it. Praise be to God, Alhamdulillah." Truly our Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Responsive to Gratitude." Truly God forgives when one commits a sin. You say "Astagfirullah." You say "My Lord, forgive me." May God forgive us all. The verse reads; "Truly our Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Responsive to Gratitude." See that when you say "Alhamdulillah" God accepts that gratitude.
"Alhamdulillah" is one of the invocations God likes the most. For instance you have been bestowed a blessing and you say Alhamdulillah. There is a beauty in front of you; you say Alhamdulillah. You hear a nice word you say Alhamdulillah. One should approach God by praising, by giving glory to God. We should increase our thanks to God. When that is increased, the blessings bestowed upon one would increase as well. How does that work? God does that without making it felt. The more you send your thanks to God; the more the blessings bestowed upon you increases. All this increases from aspects you do not know of, from aspects you cannot even think of.
Surat Fatir, Verse 35
" He who has lodged us, out of His favor, in the Abode of Permanence where no weariness or fatigue affects us."
" He who has lodged us, out of His favor, in the Abode of Permanence where no weariness or fatigue affects us. " The greatest instinct man has is the instinct for infinity. Man constantly want that in their spirit. God satisfies that urge in the Hereafter. They become infinite and then find relief. That is because that instinct would thus be satisfied completely. " .. in the Abode of Permanence where no weariness or fatigue affects us." That is to say weariness and fatigue is given specifically in this world. The man gets up from his bed and still feels fatigued. He goes on a holiday and comes back feeling tired. He lies down on a sunbed and rests yet he still feels tired. Fatigue is specifically given for the test. "..where no weariness affects us." People might feel weary of many things. One can never be bored of love or affection; one can never be tired of the love of God. However the feeling of weariness, of boredom exists in the human soul. Muslims are able to overcome this feeling with their faith. For that reason an ordinary man gets tired of his wife, or his beloved ones; but a Muslim would not because of their faith. However in disbelief, weariness enwraps a person very easily. A Muslim might feel weariness about difficult things, about difficulties. But in the Hereafter that feeling is completely removed. With the power of faith weariness is crushed. It can be crushed in proportion to that person's faith. There is a tendency to boredom in the human nature, in the human soul in proportion with that person's faith. However a Muslim would not be bored, would not feel weary of love, a Muslim would not feel weary of beauty and affection, insha'Allah. For instance Muslims get bored by empty talks, from monotonous approaches. They search for richness, I mean they want novelties, they want beauties. The feeling of boredom is removed in the Hereafter. There is no such thing, no such feeling in the Hereafter. Muslims see the blessings of Heaven quadrillions of times but they never get bored. They see the same blessings a quadrillion times quadrillion but never get bored. For instance they do not feel bored by pearls, by bracelets; they like the bracelets every single time, they like the pearls every single time, they like those rivers of Heaven every single time they see them. They never feel bored with the rivers, they never feel bored with the houses of Heaven. They feel an excitement about them every time they see them as if it is the first time they are seeing them.2013-08-03 00:59:53