85- He said, ‘We tried your people after you left and the Samaritan has misguided them.’
They ask why society will be corrupted after Hazrat Mahdi (as). The reason for that mindset is explained in the Qur’an. One single person is enough to impair all of society. While one person tries to lead society to faith and Islam, another sends it down the wrong road. For example, Darwin was by himself strong enough to send much of the world down the wrong path. That means that active, powerful leaders with strong will also have the power to influence all of society, by Allah’s choosing. And a fanatical satan with a devilish character could have the strength to ruin everything, were it not for Hazrat Mahdi (as). The result is a huge difference between two poles. While one can ruin all of society, the other can make it perfect. Ever since the time of the Prophet Adam (as), there has been a struggle between Mahdis and dajjals, and that will go on until the Day of Reckoning. There is nothing else in the history of the world. There are two struggles. There is that between Hazrat Mahdi (as) and the dajjal (antichrist) in our day. There are all these upheavals and protests in Islamic countries. They are shouting against the antichrist, but not targeting the antichrist specifically. The antichrist is hurting them, and they want to be freed. In the same way that someone thrown into the flames will lose all reason and run around here and there in all directions, that is how they are. They need to identify Hazrat Mahdi (as) and the antichrist. Someone needs to say what they are running from, what is disturbing them, and what the way out is. Just shouting is not enough.
87-They said, ‘We did not break our promise to you of our own volition. But we were weighed down with the heavy loads of the people’s jewelry and we threw them in, for that is what the Samaritan did.’
They say they put all their gold and treasure. The power that gold has on people is revealed here. Allah shows us how gold can lead people.
88-Then he produced a calf for them, a physical form which made a lowing sound. So they said, ‘This is your god – and Moses’s god as well, but he forgot.’
In other words, they return to the most ancient pagan belief. The idol of the calf is sacred in Egyptian religion. The belief is Egyptian religion is actually a Darwinist, materialist one. They represent it in that calf.
91-They said, ‘We will not stop devoting ourselves to it until Moses returns to us.’
92-He said, ‘What prevented you following me, Aaron, when you saw that they had gone astray?
Allah shows how a leaderless society goes astray, what happens to a society with no Mahdi. Society is not corrupted when it has a Mahdi. A Mahdi has appeared at all times. It is only now that people do not want a Mahdi. Hazrat Mahdi (as) has been awaited in all ages and minor Mahdis have emerged. They eliminated corruption and showed people the true path, by the light of the Qur’an.
97-He said, ‘Go! In this world you will have to say, “Untouchable!” And you have an appointment which you will not fail to keep. Look at your god to which you devoted so much time. We will burn it up and then scatter it as dust into the sea.
The dust would have to be like ashes to be cast into the sea. The Prophet Moses (as) knows how to turn dust into gold. The Templars also knew that secret. That is the white dust they obtained with their research into manna. They cannot identify it by chemical analysis, however. It resembles no metal. Gold begins to turn into platinum at exceedingly high temperatures. It cannot be preserved as a very very fine powder. Manna can be preserved in water.