“Our Prophet (saas) said; "The one who is the first to greet the other and make peace when he comes across a person he is resentful towards is the most auspicious one." Let our PM be the decent one, assume a humble attitude and thus acquire the merit of being the first one making peace, in the Sight of God. When this is the case, our people will embrace him until the end.”
“Those who write offensive things about people on Twitter and other media: It is not right to act on their words. What Fethullah Gulen says is important and his attempt to correct the speech he made shows that he is not comfortable with it. But he can easily make it right altogether.
“Forgiveness is the main characteristic of a Muslim”
That is because when we are making judgments about a thief, we feel mercy, we want them to be saved. I mean even in the judgment given about theft, God says; "...be forgiving." There is a verse related with forgiveness right after the verse about theft. For instance regarding murder, about killing a person, right after the verse related with those offenses, there is a verse on forgiveness. Almighty God constantly talks about forgiving. Forgiveness is the main characteristic of a Muslim: A Muslim should possess a superior forgiving spirit. That is the characteristic of the People of Heaven. A Muslim can never be vindictive and vengeful.
“It is not acceptable to cut off one's nose to spite one's face”
Additionally the services rendered by the government until now are the basis for us. We would not cut off our noses to spite our face. If there is a faulty part you put it aside. Right? We would not cut off our noses to spite our face. These people on the other hand are trying to cut off their noses to spite their face. That is not acceptable. The service our PM Tayyip Erdoğan rendered up until now is what counts. Things are going swimmingly. There might be mistakes, there might be flaws but everything will be made better gradually.
Look, Almighty God says in Surat An-Nisa, Verse 99, - I seek refuge with God from the satan-"It may well be that God will pardon them. God is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving."
In Surat An-Nisa verse 149; "Whether you reveal a good act or keep it hidden, or pardon an evil act, God is Ever-Pardoning, All-Powerful."
Furthermore Almighty God says in Surat Al-Maida, verse 13; "… You will never cease to come upon some act of treachery on their part, except for a few of them." Look, what does treachery mean? It is treachery. "..Yet pardon them, and overlook..." says Almighty God. Look, even if they act treacherous, "...pardon them," says Almighty God. Do not mind them. Do not pay attention to them. "God loves good-doers." Meaning God protects the good doers anyway. God says, "I will be protecting them."
In Surat Al-Araf, Verse 199; "Make allowances for people, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant." "Make allowances meaning be forgiving, forgive them. "Command what is right and turn away from the ignorant." Do not deal with the ignorant, do not get into a battle of words.
Look, Almighty God says in Surat An-Nur, Verse 22: "Those of you possessing affluence and ample wealth should not make oaths that they will not give to their relatives and the very poor and those who have made hijra in the way of God. They should rather pardon and overlook." Look, God says that they should help them financially, and even if there is a mistake done, God says that they should pardon and overlook it. There might be some mistakes, but there is no need to confront them; try to save them, show them the way to salvation. Do not try and crush them. Almighty God says; "...Would you not love God to forgive you?" We would love God to forgive us. "God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful." If you want God to forgive you, you should be forgiving as well, you should not be vindictive. They will be given whatever the punishment they deserve and they will serve that time, but the rest is enough, there is no need to hold a grudge, hatred or revenge. If they repent later on, they will be your brother.
"Being at odds with each other and resentment," says our Prophet (saas), "- I am not saying that these two root away hair-, they root away religion.” So he says that there will be no religion if you do not make peace and keep being at odds with each other. There will be no religion left, he says. God will annihilate religion, he says. Would a Muslim ever want religion to be annihilated? Then "...make peace," says Almighty God. That is from Tirmidhi.
"Do not turn your backs against each other; do not break off relations with each other, O servants of God! Become brothers and sisters!”
"Do not feel hatred against each other;" do not hate, do not get angry, " do not feel jealous about each other.." You should not be jealous of the government, for instance, of the success of the Prime Minister, of his beautiful initiatives, his good activities and nor should you be jealous of the beautiful activities of the students of Fethullah Hodja. Being jealous and being green with envy would be a sin.
“Do not feel hatred against each other, do not feel jealous about each other, do not turn your backs against each other, and do not break off relations with each other, O servants of God! Become brothers and sisters!”
"Abandoning a brother of his for more than three days is religiously unlawful for a Muslim." Three days have passed already: That is not acceptable. This is from Bukhari, Muslim, Riya us-Salihin, page 930. "It is religiously unlawful for a Muslim to abandon his brother for more than three days," says our Prophet (saas). Three days and three nights. If you do not make peace, it is religiously unlawful says our Prophet (saas).
"Let our PM Tayyip Erdoğan to be the decent one and assume a humble attitude by being the first one to make peace so that he can be the one to acquire the merit of that deed. Our people will then embrace him."
“Our Prophet (saas) said; "The one who is the first to greet the other and make peace when he comes across a person he is resentful towards, he is the most auspicious one." Let our PM Tayyip Erdoğan be the decent one and be the first one to assume a humble attitude by making peace so that he can be the one to acquire the merit of that good deed. Our people will then embrace him. Let him be the first one to assume that humble attitude, because our people stands by his side, there is nothing for him to worry.
That is because he will then be abiding by what our Prophet (saas) said. And the general conception is towards that right now; towards peace. Support came even from Egypt, as you see, after we started this effort to make peace, Alhamdulillah. In the beginning there were a lot of people instigating disputes; later on after we started our initiative of making peace, the elders of the students of Treatise of Light, supported our attitude, and supported us. And now support came from Egypt as well, Masha'Allah.
The hadith states; "Almighty God would not forgive those who are at odds with their brothers in religion, unless they make peace with them."
Almighty God says; "Truly God forgives all wrong actions except for associating partners for Him" I mean they will first have to make peace. For instance one says; "Astagfirullah, astagfirullah," alright but you haven't mad peace yet, first make peace, then say "Astagfirullah," because God says that He will not accept repentance of such people. May God forbid, it would be acting against God. That is because you would be committing an unlawful act, and first you need to give up that unlawful act.
“A Muslim being at odds with another Muslim is unlawful just like drinking wine, gambling and theft”
Being at odds with each other is unlawful for a Muslim just like drinking wine, gambling and theft. Resentment is, just like drinking wine, just like gambling, just like theft, unlawful, a Muslim cannot do that. He would have to quit that.
"A Muslim's devotion to another is like a single building with a firmly welded structures," says our Prophet (saas) as accounted in Muslim. Look, do you see how my dear Prophet (saas) talks just in line with the verses of the Qur'an? He speaks just like the verse of the Qur'an because the Qur'an is his soul.
"An act more virtuous than performing supererogatory prayers, more virtuous than fasting and giving alms is making peace between two Muslims and reconciliation. That is because being at odds with each other would destroy religion fundamentally." Look, our Prophet (saas) says it destroys religion fundamentally. Now there is a very desperate situation. Our Prophet (saas) says "...it destroys the religion fundamentally." For that reason, making this a matter of pride would not be right. Let them talk haughtily as much as they like, let them approach with pride and conceit, without minding them; one needs to adopt a manner that God would like.
What is important is the common sense of our people. Our people are well intentioned, warm and honest. They are always on the side of the truth and the right.
Alright if there are things that should be corrected, may God forgive such brothers of ours. But of course if they are guilty, we are not in a position to forgive them for our name, they will be given the punishment they deserve. If they are not guilty that would be great. (Adnan Oktar; December 24th, 2013: A9 TV)