Ramadan takes place once a year. Muslims will of course come together in nice places and talk and converse. Muslims deserve the very best. But you cannot get anywhere by sending a bit of money over the telephone. It has been like that for years now. Muslims have been starving to death there for years. This is not the first time, though they are portraying it as something new. They have been dying of hunger for years. But they never mention Islamic Union. If the money spent on arms were halted there would be no more hunger. You could fill a butcher’s shop with the money spent on one bomb, just one bomb. Let us resolve that first. Demand Islamic Union, Turkish-Islamic Union. But you don’t. Sending 7.5 or 3 lira by SMS is not going to feed anybody. It is just a drop in the ocean. They need houses. They have diseases. They need a great deal. Money is needed everywhere. But when we have Turkish-Islamic Union those places will be like London or Paris. Everywhere will be perfect.
Success lies with the Mahdi. If someone secures Islamic Union, then by Allah’s leave, he is Hazrat Mahdi (as). But what is the real effect? It is the way of the Mahdi, Islamic Union. Who do we say is instrumental in it? That person, so by the law of Allah it is he. When we say the Christian world has become Muslim, the person who brings that about is Hazrat Mahdi (as).
All Muslims wish to see Hazrat Mahdi (as). They speak of Hazrat Mahdi (as) five times a day and wish to live to see Hazrat Mahdi (as). Do you see some religious teachers of the End Times? “May Allah forbid,” they say. “May Allah protect me from seeing Hazrat Mahdi (as) and the Prophet Jesus (as),” they say. “May Allah spare us those days, I do not wish to see them,” they say. They embrace neither the Prophet Jesus (as) nor Hazrat Mahdi (as). Others try to close the matter down by talking about a collective personality. Others say he is a spirit, an invisible entity, or that he has already come and gone. We are right in the End Times.
Some naïve people believe that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will work miracles. Not at all. Hazrat Mahdi (as) is not a prophet, so he cannot work miracles. Prophets perform miracles. And Hazrat Mahdi (as) has no such pretensions. And since he makes no such claims. There is no justification for him to work miracles or marvels. Do these people not read the hadiths of our Prophet (saas)? They are quite explicit. He makes no claim to be the Mahdi, and that proves it. When Islam rules the world, like it or not, that person is Hazrat Mahdi (as) by the law of Allah.
It is good to be tested by disease. If one gains one merit from a prayer, that imparts a thousand or a hundred thousand merits. For example, if one would not normally go to paradise, one will enter paradise just for that reason alone, insha’Allah. It is a means whereby one can really increase one’s merit. The important things is to maintain a good faith, to keep one’s love of Allah at a high level, to increase it, to be scrupulous regarding prayer and what is lawful and unlawful, insha’Allah.
Our brothers must avoid anxiety [over being not abundantly scrupulous] during their ritual ablutions and prayer, as that comes from satan. When they wash, they wash on and on and do not find it enough. That should not be. You must wash in the same way you do normally. There is no need for anything extra. They must perform the five prayers sincerely, in accordance with the Sunnah, and with other believers. If you start feeling anxiety, the prayer becomes very difficult then. One’s reverence in prayer may decline or disappear. Allah says in the Qur’an that “those who concentrate their attention in humbleness when offering prayers” What does anxiety do? It eliminates reverence. People will end up fighting satan when they should be reverent in prayer. That is why they must be careful to avoid anxiety, insha’Allah.
Surat al-Saba’, 15: “their dwelling place: two gardens – one to the right and one to the left.“ There were gardens everywhere. "[We said] ‘Eat of your Lord’s provision and give thanks to Him: a bountiful land and a forgiving Lord.’
What a fine blessing, but we will ask what to do. “a bountiful land and a forgiving Lord." Istanbul is a fine place, naturally beautiful. The abjad [numerological] calculation of the verse is 1453 referring to Istanbul, the date of the capture of Constantinople. “But they turned away so We unleashed against them the flood from the great dam and exchanged their two gardens for two others containing bitter-tasting plants and tamarisk and a few lote trees.”
Bitter tamarisk, cedar. We will speak when the time of the two gardens comes, insha’Allah. “That is how We repaid them for their ingratitude. Are any but the ungrateful repaid like this?”
Says Allah. We will give thanks. Not just ordinary thanks. People give superficial thanks when they eat. They do not strive for Islamic Union or Turkish-Islamic Union. So Allah rains down afflictions. Who says that? Allah, in verses. That is the reason for Allah’s vengeance. Giving thanks comes by living by the Qur’an. You cannot give thanks by lying about and relaxing. “…between them and the cities We had blessed...”Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Israel and all of them will be within the Turkish-Islamic Union, insha’Allah. “We placed between them and the cities We had blessed other clearly conspicuous cities, making them measured stages on the way.” We will see Palestine, the meaning of the verse is profound.
Can you walk freely now? They will shoot people down. But we will be able to travel everywhere easily then. Verses indicate that, insha’Allah, at the same time. “We said, ‘‘Travel between them in safety by night and day’.”
The abjad [numerological] value of that is 2023. Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) spiritual dominion over the world. Can you walk around at night in Hakkari, Siirt, Mardin or up in the mountains? No way. Can you walk around in Syria? No. In Iraq? No. Because, there is no security. But you will be able to in the time of the Mahdi, insha’Allah.
Religious communities must be on their guard against hypocrites. Hypocrites are very dangerous. Because the hypocrites who founded the Masjid al-Dirar [Mosque of Opposition] wanted to acquire all our Prophet’s (saas) assets. They even waited for him to die, may Allah forbid, to take over his assets. They [hypocrites of our time], too infiltrate a number of sects and either denounce the teachers there, or plot against them or poison them, waiting like rabid dogs for them to die so can take over their assets in some way. Communities must be on their guard. Hypocrites always wait for the sheikhs to become ineffective, for some disaster to strike them one day. Allah says “[they]..are waiting for your fortunes to change. The evil turn of fortune will be theirs!” in one verse. What does that mean? Hypocrites will die in torment, insha’Allah. Hypocrites are the creatures most detested by Allah, the basest creatures of all. Allah loathes hypocrites above all else. They are like snakes. It is hard to detect them. They adopt a thousand different guises. They are cunning and treacherous and can infiltrate everywhere. Hypocrites employ nonsense against the Qur’an. What weapon does the way of the Mahdi use? The Qur’an. But hypocrites employ nonsense. They employ nonsense against the Qur’an. One must be on one’s guard against them. Bediüzzaman says “they possess a satanic intelligence.” “They act with a satanic intelligence in order to strike like snakes,” he says. That is why not everyone is too effective when it comes to catching or neutralizing a hypocrite, and we must all be on our guard, insha’Allah.
A sincere person will always be successful. “You shall be uppermost if you are believers.” This verse will come to pass. If just ten people believe, with a strong faith, then the moral values of Islam will rule the world. Global dominion will come about, but only if people believe with true sincerity and passion.
Service is very important; sincere endeavor, in other words. It is very important to support honest people. Not to applaud them and say, “What a hero.” For example, write something on the internet. Or when you go to the store, say, “What wonderful blessings Allah has created, what wonderful things He creates.” This is a contribution. It is no good saying, “Let Hazrat Mahdi (as) and his followers do the work and we will applaud them for doing so.” Is that what I do? I am sure that Hazrat Mahdi (as) is here. I am a follower of Hazrat Mahdi (as). And I strive with all my might. On television, radio and everywhere, insha’Allah. I strive against the dajjal [antichrist] with all my might. It is important that the Prophet Jesus (as) should find us at work when he comes. It is important that Hazrat Mahdi (as) should find us at work when he comes. The Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) will both find us hard at work, insha’Allah.
The system of the Mahdi is like a holiday. Every day of it is full of joy and happiness. Love, peace, brotherhood, friendship, security, sincerity, art, science and all god things are all in the way of the Mahdi. But the conservative mindset is hellish. They flee the hell that they themselves have created.