Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on Kackar TV dated October 20th, 2010
A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers (Surat At-Tawba, 128 )
"A Messenger," a Mahdi (a.s.) "has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers." Look, Allah swears an oath and says "Your suffering is distressing to him." For example, a Muslims being in any kind of distress, that could be a psychological trouble, that could be material or a trouble due to disease; the believer is bothered with that. Since they do love and protect each other, they do not say "What is it to me?" due to compassion. This is not so among unbelievers, the man would say "What is it to me?" He would not even bother and enter into something that would discomfort him. He says "distressing to him." Look, he is distressed with it, it bothers him. If the man is bothered, he is even ten times more bothered. He wants to solve it for sure. "He is deeply concerned for you." How is a mother concerned with her child? How is a father concerned with his child? An affection that would not even be comparable to that, I mean that is a great affection. No harm should come to them, they should be healthy, they should be joyful, no harm should come to their happiness. They should have strong faith. They shall go to Paradise, no word should come to their dignity and honor.
He acts very painstakingly so that no harm comes to their honors and good names. "He is gentle and merciful to the Muslims." What does merciful mean? He both loves and pities them. A love mixed with pity. Pure love turns away; it is bad and there is desire in it. But when it is mixed with affection, it is both very pleasant and very acceptable; and this is true love. The exact meaning of love is affection. For example, I love my little kitten here with compassion, love mixed with pity. Because I want no harm to come to her, I do not want her to be tired, to be sad; but if I am not concerned with her tiredness or if I am not concerned with her disease but if I am just saying "I love her" then this is very bad, that wouldn't be okay.. "And merciful" in the verse "merciful." Why mercy? You are sparing them from unbelievers, trying to protect from Hell, taking care of their health, avoiding microbes. You are careful against the cold, against the hot, you protect them against hunger. You protect them against sleeplessness, everything that comes to your mind; being merciful about everything materially and spiritually everything that they would benefit from. "A Messenger has come." Its abjad (numerological) value is exactly 1990. Not more, not less. It points to Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.). It points to the system of the Mahdi; but this verse is a verse that directly tells about our Prophet (saas). But in one respect; it also refers to Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.) as a second meaning.