I look at Buddhists, and they think they will be close to Allah by tormenting themselves. Some Jews also think they can draw closer to Allah by tormenting themselves. And the same with Christians. But in the Qur’an Allah says, "They invented monasticism – We did not prescribe it for them. but even so they did not observe it as it should have been observed." I look at Turkey, and there are some Muslims who think they will draw closer to Allah through a system based on tormenting themselves. But Allah wants us to be happy in this world and in the hereafter. He wants us to be good and pleasant natured. He wants us to be generous and to live for Him. He wants us to evaluate all things by surrendering to Him. And Allah wants us to strive until religion is His and corruption vanishes from the Earth. There are people who think they can be happy by tormenting themselves, but that is untrue. Our Prophet (saas) has shown us the truths; to abide by the Sunnah and the Qur’an. To abide by the Sunnah means to live in full compliance with the Qur’an.
There will be no more nerve cases when Islamic moral values rule the world. There will be no more tension, unease, fear or stress. They spend billions of drugs for stress. There is nothing that people do not use for it. Headaches, including migraine, back and neck aches and anemia all stem from stress and tension. Tension reaches a peak when people do not live by Islam. They suffer lethargy, fatigue and exhaustion. But these will all vanish when Islamic moral values prevail, insha’Allah.
22- Is he whose breast is opened to Islam, and who is therefore illuminated by his Lord . . . ?
Look, the abjad (numerological) value of the verse is 1990, or 2022 if the gemination marks are included. There is also a reference to the Risale-i Nur. “…Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah! Such people are clearly misguided.”
The second part of the verse also refers to the way of the dajjal (antichrist). Allah says He will “devastate” it. Allah is referring to the Darwinist, materialist, atheist system.
27- We have given all kinds of examples to people in this Qur’an, so that hopefully they will pay heed –
A person must heed advice and think. That means that the Qur’an is a book that sets our brains to work very hard. The Qur’an is a book of the brain, or intelligence. We must read the Qur’an and reflect deeply. The Qur’an is a book that will develop people’s minds and intelligence to an extraordinary level. It will develop their powers of judgment and discrimination. It will lead to the development of a very powerful logic. The Qur’an will make the brain very healthy and make people very intelligent. But we must read and reflect on the verses of the Qur’an with great care and try to unravel their secrets. Then one will acquire an extraordinary depth, there will an extraordinary growth in the soul. In other words, the Qur’an is a book that develops the brain and makes it very healthy.
It is very dangerous to interpret the Qur’an dishonestly. For example, Allah tells us to remember Him very often. Someone may say, “All right, I remember Him very much. I will do nothing and I will not preach. But I will constantly remember Allah when I come from prayer.” Then they (the unbelievers) kill children and the whole nation is wrecked. Is there time to wait?
I like Europeans, Americans and Russians. They are good people. I feel sorry for the Chinese. But Europeans really are excellent people, in terms of kindliness and cleanliness. Americans are also very nice to talk to. Their views of life are very bright. They dislike pessimism. They seek out what is good and beautiful. When they learn the sincere language of the Qur’an they will say, “this is what we were looking for.” Because they depict Islam as bigoted and bloodthirsty. That makes them tense and they adopt a defensive posture. But Islam is the exact opposite of that. Islam is pure love. It is liberty, freedom of ideas, vivacity and enlightenment. Satan is trying to turn it into the exact opposite of that, bigotry. He is trying to turn Islam into bigotry, may Allah forbid. But we are intellectually neutralizing bigotry wherever we find it. Islam is growing apace in Europe because I have done away with the pressure from bigots. There is a huge turning to Islam in Europe as people read my books. They tried to depict Islam as a bloodthirsty religion, but I have weeded out those bigots using reason, science and love. We will see happy, smiling Americans become devout Muslims, insha’Allah. We will ensure they enjoy the lives, love and brotherhood they deserve. We will allow no bloodshed, insha’Allah.
We will oppose the hordes of satan that seek to cause war between Turkey and Israel. We do not want war, and we will never allow it. We will ensure we are friends and brothers. World peace, of course. Because all Muslims are brothers in religion. If people have blood ties, then they are blood brothers. Otherwise, we are all brothers in this world. Religious friendship is something else.
The American arms industry will make televisions, radios, fridges and washing machines. There will be no more trouble in the world. We will not allow tanks or guns or bombs to be made. We will not allow people to be bombed by war planes. We will build jet planes, but to transport the sick at high speed. It is people who must live, not bombs and guns. Bombs and weapons are terrible things. One person loses an arm, another a leg, or an eye, or is disfigured. What life is that? What is good about that. They are bombing Libya. Tens of thousands have been crippled. Someone loses his arm for life. Or his leg. What is good about that? Someone loses an eye. Most children in Palestine are handicapped. Israel lives in fear. What is the point? Let us enforce peace and lift the borders. Let us make everyone brothers under Turkish-Islamic Union. Let them live in freedom and well-being. Turkish-Islamic Union will guarantee their lives. There will still be nation states. We do not want these states to fall apart or cease to exist. America must continue. It must grow and be wealthy. Russia must be great and grow and be rich. But there must be no imposition by regimes. They must all benefit from Islamic moral values. But we will respect their ideas and not interfere with them. What society wants is what will be. Secularism and democracy are two indispensible concepts. Some people say, “You cannot have Islam with secularism.” But without secularism, you get hypocrisy. You cannot force people to believe. It has to be voluntary, with love. Worship is done because the heart desires it. You cannot impose religion. There is no compulsion in the religion. One must respect all ideas and beliefs.
This is the century of the way of the Mahdi, of the Prophet Jesus (as), when peace and brotherhood will come to the whole world. We will see the face of Jesus the Messiah. Allah has sent him back to Earth after 2000 years. We will see Hazrat Mahdi (as), in person. Bigotry will vanish from the world. Religion will be Allah’s. The moral values of Islam will rule everywhere. There will be a system based on secularism and democracy and full of love in the world, insha’Allah.