(Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar’s live interview dated September 5, 2010)
Among them there are some who find fault with you concerning the zakat. If they are given some of it, they are pleased but if they are not given any, they are angry.If only they had been pleased with what Allah and His Messenger had given them and had said, ‘Allah is enough for us. Allah will give us of His bounty as will His Messenger. It is to Allah that we make our plea.’ (Surat At-Tawba, 58-59)
One of the basic characteristics of hypocrites is that they do not strive against unbelievers.
Unbelievers are no problem for them. Neither do they strive against other hypocrites. That, too, is no problem for them. They strive against whoever they regard as the most successful Muslim group or individual. For example, there are all kinds of crazies, criminal types and prostitutes around.
But they enjoy the closest of relations with them. They live cheek by jowl with them.
You say, “You now say you are a Muslim but look at all the deniers, hypocrites and criminal types around you.” They will answer, “They are not my problem.” What they are interested in is the person they regard as the most successful Muslim of the time. Was there anyone that the hypocrites could have fought against during the time of our Prophet (saas)? There were deniers and immoral types, yet they only criticized our Prophet (saas), only talked about him and about his marriages, his love towards women, and opposed characteristics they foolishly regarded as shortcomings.
They go and sit down alongside perverts. Our Prophet (saas) is the holiest man in the world. Why do they target him? Because satan has given them that task. They should only be concerned with Muslims. This is an energy for Muslims. There would be something lacking for a Muslim with no deniers or hypocrites. Allah enmeshes hypocrites in struggle against the devout of Muslims, so that Muslims can demonstrate their virtue. It is impossible any other way. Otherwise there will be nothing to crush. For example there are microbes that have to be crushed and there are those that will crush them.. Who will you be crushing? You have penicillin but you would have no germs to kill if they didn’t exist.