Çay TV, 20 March 2011
A Jew says, “I believe in Allah, I love Allah, I am Allah’s friend.” And that is valid. But whether Allah is his friend, is a separate matter. But he regards himself as close to Allah, insha’Allah. “I am His friend,” he says. But the acceptable thing is to be a follower of the Prophet Muhammad (saas). In that case one is generally a friend, insha’Allah. Since he is not an enemy of Allah, he is a friend. But Allah’s confirmation of friendship is different. That also applies to a Muslim.
“When any of them (followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as)) want to do anything, they say I will do this, insha’Allah.” Our Prophet (saas) says this is a quality of the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as); insha’Allah and masha’Allah.
52- We called out to him from the right hand side of the Mount..
The right hand side of the Mount. There is wisdom in that. We will speak of it when the time comes, insha’Allah.
..and We brought him near in close communication.
This is an expression in the Qur’an with a profound significance.
53- We endowed him with Our mercy, making his brother Aaron a Prophet.
Allah bestows Aaron as a blessing on him.
54- Mention Ishmael in the Book. He was true to his promise..
When a Muslim promises he remains true to that promise. Allah is stressing that.
..and was a Messenger and a Prophet.
55He used to command his people to perform prayer and give the alms and he was pleasing to his Lord.
Who? The Prophet Ishmael (as). They imagine that the prayer (namaz) began with our Prophet (saas). But all the prophets have performed it, right from the time of the Prophet Adam (as). All the prophets have prayed in the same way. As commanded by Allah. All the prophets have also commanded the giving of alms.
And he was pleasing to his Lord.
Allah’s approval of a person is very important.
56- Mention Enoch in the Book.
Allah describes the prophets one by one. We are now remembering the name of the Prophet Enoch (as).
He was a true man and a Prophet.
Allah emphasized his honest and sincerity.
57- We raised him up to a high place.
He has a very special place. A special place or dimension like that of the Prophet Jesus (as).
58- Those are some of the Prophets Allah has blessed, from the descendants of Adam,
That means that all human beings are related as descendants from the Prophet Adam (as).
and from those We carried with Noah, and from the descendants of Abraham and Israel,
Hazrat Mahdi (as) is also from that same line.
and from those We guided and chose.
Who leads one to the true path? “from those We chose” He says. In other words, one cannot become Hazrat Mahdi (as) by saying one is him. How does one become him? One has to be chosen by Allah. The prophets are also selected by Allah. One cannot become a prophet by wanting to be one. Allah has to choose one.
When the Signs of the All-Merciful were recited to them they fell on their faces, weeping, in prostration.
One characteristic of prophets is that they possess very deep faith and prostrate themselves, weeping. How? Out of love and joy. Love of Allah. Their faith is so deep, their hearts so rejoice, that they fall weeping in prostration. Weeping with joy.
59- An evil generation succeeded them who neglected the prayer.
This century rules by the way of the dajjal (antichrist). The great majority of people, 99%, do not pray. Only in Turkey is religious devotion strong and alive.
And followed their appetites.
Appetites means all kinds of worldly interests and everything. It does not only refer to sexuality.
They will plunge into the Valley of Evil.
Allah says He will punish them.
60- except for those who repent,
Repentance is very important. A Muslim must say Astafir’Allah (Forgive me, my Lord) and repent. He must ask our Lord to forgive him. May Allah forgive us.
And have faith,
To be exceedingly devout. To honestly believe in Allah.
and act rightly. They will enter the Garden and they will not be wronged in any way:
One must look at the essence of the faith. Paradise and hell lie at the essence of the faith; And honesty. Not oppressing other people, and being virtuous. Virtuous people will earn Allah’s approval and go to paradise. And they live forever. We must believe in our prophets, in the angels and destiny, and that good and evil come from Allah. And that is all. It is not at all complicated. Religion is very simple; What Allah wants from us is very simple. We just have to be good people and love Allah. And then we will earn Allah’s approval and go to paradise.
Surah Ta Ha,
94- He (Aaron) said, ‘Son of my mother! Do not seize me by the beard or by the hair. I was afraid that you would say, “You have caused division in the tribe of Israel and taken no notice to anything I said.”’
We learn that Aaron had a beard and that it was long. The Qur’an deliberately tells us this. This means that divisions among the children of Israel will disappear in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). The Qur’an indicates that. The children of Israel will attain happiness, insha’Allah. They will fully receive the soul and manners of followers of the Prophet Muhammad (saas), by Allah’s leave. They will also cling more tightly to the Prophet Moses (as), and to the truth and essence of the Torah. Clinging tightly to the Qur’an also means clinging tightly to the essence of the Torah for Jews. And for Christians, clinging to the Qur’an means clinging tightly to the essence of the Gospel.
TV Kayseri, 20 March 2011
Religion is very easy. We just have to be good people and earn Allah’s approval, and then we will go to paradise, insha’Allah. The whole world works among concrete blocks. Their whole lives are spent in spaces just 2-3 meters square. “That is the Garden which We will bequeath to those of Our servants who have fear of Allah.” (Surah Maryam, 63) Even if someone with an insincere character in this world goes to paradise, that paradise will turn into hell, may Allah forbid. People need to be virtuous, and good education is essential in order to have moral virtues. And education requires pain and suffering. There is no other way. That is the only way. One must strongly avoid going to hell. It is easy to love and be devoted to Allah. There is a three-dimensional screen in our brains, and we see three-dimensionally. Our souls watch the electric current there. They see though they have no eyes. The soul has no eyes or brain. The soul hears without ears. In a space just a few millimeters in size. It watches what is before it. Now if someone says, “I still fail to grasp the existence of Allah,” despite being told all these things, then he has a problem. Allah does not ask for much. He says we must be grateful for His blessings. He tells us to pray. Prayer is very enjoyable. Those who pray know that. He tells us to give alms and fast and go on the hajj (pilgrimage). Giving alms and making the poor happy is delightful. You must spend a lot, and then you will acquire a lot. That is how it is with the markets. If people spend, the exports and earning rise. The economic crisis happened because the poor were not being helped and no alms or aid was being handed out. Give to the poor and money will circulate. Give them money so they can buy meat and milk. Then farmers will also make money. The reason for the crisis is that money is not circulating. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will hand money out. And the result will be glorious wealth. Our Prophet (saas) says, “goods will be so plentiful that people will wish to hand them back.” Hazrat Mahdi (as) will not overlook anywhere, insha’Allah. Neither Chad nor anyone in Africa will be forgotten.
“We did not send down the Qur’an to you to make you miserable,” (Surah Ta Ha, 2)
Allah says, "We sent down the Qur’an to give you happiness and health and beauty.” The Qur’an gives us plenty and abundance and joy and beauty, “but only as a reminder for those who have fear,”
“All fears inflict suffering, apart from fear of Allah.” Joy is inherent in fear of Allah. But suffering is inherent in worldly fears. “Revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens,” Revelation sent down from Him Who created the earth and sky. The Merciful One (Allah) created the earth.2011-04-01 13:46:47