Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's live interview on Kayseri TV, Samsun Aks TV and Gaziantep Olay TV, November 18th, 2009
Their greeting on the Day they meet Him will be ‘Peace!’ and He has prepared a generous reward for them.
O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a bringer of good news and a warner, and a caller to Allah by His permission and a light-giving lamp.
Give good news to the believers that they will receive immense favour from Allah. Do not obey the disbelievers and hypocrites and disregard their abuse of you. Put your trust in Allah. Allah suffices as a Protector. (Surat al-Ahzab, 44-48)
ADNAN OKTAR: “Their greeting on the Day they meet Allah will be ‘Salam!’.” (Surat al-Ahzab, 44) In other words, this is a word intended to give peace, meaning that I am at peace and you are at peace, one spoken to give a sense of security. In other words, it expresses the security of Muslims, their peace of mind. “And He has prepared a generous reward for them...” in other words, Allah has prepared what they deserve for their merit. Allah will give them their due.
“O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a bringer of good news and a warner,” That also applies to Hazrat Mahdi (as), and to our Prophet (saas). They are witnesses. For example, we are speaking here and witnessing one another. If something happens, for instance our conversation here is also an act of worship, we will witness one another. “…and a bringer of good news…” What do we say? The Turkish-Islamic Union will come into being and Islamic morality will rule the world, that people will be happy, that fears will be eliminated and that the economic crisis will come to an end, isn’t that right? There will be goods in abundance, weapons will be eliminated from the world and nobody’s nose will even be made to bleed. “…and a warner…” And what are we doing? We are warning people, warning them not to do wrong, not to make mistakes. “and a caller to Allah by His permission and a light-giving lamp.” He says “I have sent you as a candle”.
Look, “…a caller to Allah by His permission…” And what are we doing? We are calling people to Allah. We are spreading the light. We are spreading the laws of the Qur’an, the moral values of the Qur’an, and telling people of the Existence and Oneness of Allah. We are telling people of love and fear of Allah, and telling them to be one another’s friends and brothers. “A light-giving lamp.” Muslims are shedding light all around. The times when there were no Muslims have always been very dark ones. They refer to Darwin’s time as enlightenment. Fine, but your illumination was all done by the light of bombs exploding. Napalm bombs have illuminated the cities. You illuminated Nagasaki as bright as day with the atom bomb, didn’t they? You illuminated Hiroshima as bright as day with the atom bomb. They illuminated German cities, Poland and all those Islamic countries with your bombs and tracer bullets. That’s true, there is such an illumination. With their burning weapons, the kind the Germans made. They shot flames out, 100 or 200 meters and burned people alive. You have enlightened in such a way. And you have killed 350 million people through that illumination. You crippled 1 billion people, ruined tens of thousands of cities, towns and villages and abandoned people to starve and destroyed works of art and culture. And all because of Darwinism.
Darwinism lies at the root of fascism and communism. Stalin, Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini said as such themselves. When asked they said they drew their ideas from Darwin. That is your age of enlightenment. That is the way of your enlightenment. Look, Almighty Allah says He has sent, “a caller to Allah by His permission and a light-giving lamp.” Islam enlightens people, and do you know what happens when they are enlightened? Guns fall silent, weapons are done away with, no blood is shed, and there is peace, and people love and trust one another, and there are no cameras keeping watch on them, there are no security personnel keeping tabs on everyone, the prisons are not overflowing and the prisons will all be empty and the courts will also be empty, insha’Allah. They are full at the moment. There are hundreds of thousands of cases in Turkey, and there is not a single man who is not facing charges of some kind. Everyone complains about everyone else, everyone files a case for the other and the courts and jail are full to overflowing. All these will come to an end insha’Allah.
“Give good news to the believers that they will receive immense favor from Allah.” And we are giving good news to the believers. Allah says “Give good news to the believers” that is a command and that is what we do. We say that if you earn the approval of Allah you will go to Paradise, that Islamic morality will rule the world, that there will be peace, security and brotherhood, that there will be a Turkish-Islamic Union, and that all abnormalities will cease, and we do what this verse tells us to do. “Give good news to the believers that they will receive immense favor from Allah.” That means
“Do not obey the unbelievers and hypocrites and disregard their abuse of you.” What to the unbelievers and hypocrites say? They would say “Do not believe in Allah”, but we disregard them. What does Allah tell us? “Do not obey them”, and we do not. We do not go along with their belief. “…disregard their abuse of you.” They may slander you, or insult you, or hurt you, or have you thrown into jail with false accusations, or damage your goods and possessions or your life, but none of this is of any importance. Because if one is killed, one becomes a martyr, and if one loses one’s belongings, that is like having given alms. If one is patient in the face of oppression, one earns merit from that.
“Put your trust in Allah.” In other words, we must never be distressed. We must submit fully to Allah. Because if not, then people become mentally ill from worry, and their hair falls out and their nerves become shot to pieces, worrying about bouncing checks and unpaid bills and why their children have not come back from school yet. They see a mole on their bodies and start imagining that they have got cancer.
Presenter: They go running to the doctors, the analysis and tests.
ADNAN OKTAR: Right. They see their faces a bit pale, they would imagine they have jaundice and start all over again.
Presenter: And lately there is the swine flu
ADNAN OKTAR: Right..