Al Baghdadia TV, 5 August 2008
ADNAN OKTAR: It doesn’t matter. We are all brothers and sisters. Otherwise it will strengthen the enemy’s hand. Love and affection toward a genuine Christian or a genuine Jew is of the greatest importance. ALLAH ENTRUSTS THEM TO US, AND THEY BELIEVE IN THE SAME ALLAH. THEY LOVE THE SAME PROPHETS. A SPIRIT OF AFFECTION TOWARD THEM IS MOST IMPORTANT. There are some people who look at them with hatred and ambition. That is incompatible with the Qur’an. It is incompatible with the Sunnah of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Jews lived very comfortably in the time of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Christians were also very comfortable... One can eat their food. One can marry those people’s daughters. One can go to their homes and stay overnight. One can talk to them. They are also servants created by Allah. Allah has created them like that in destiny.
Azerbaycan Gazete 525, 27 August 2008
Adnan Oktar: In 1800s, there was no information, no culture, no research. We are now in the era of Internet. There are books, CDs and people’s minds are wide open. They know a lot and now we merely laugh at those enmities and consider them to be very irrational….If we approach the matters with the mind of 1800s, we can accomplish no results. THE RATIONALE OF THE 1800s WILL DISAPPEAR. WE SHOULD BY NOW ENTER THE BEAUTIFUL, LOVING, UNIFYING RATIONALE OF THE 2000s. Our age is the Golden Age. We are entering an age when the Turkish-Islamic Union will be established and the entire world will live in bliss. Those dark ages have remained in the past; those times of the cold war, the detonation of atom bombs, the extermination of millions of people, prison camps. Such a picture is infamy. We will forget this infamy. This is a shame of the past times, a sin peculiar to them. We are not of the same mind. We believe that they have gone wrong. They have made grave mistakes.
Iraq An Anbar TV, 21 September 2008
Adnan Oktar:Those things will interlock each other Insha’Allah, THOSE WILL INTENSIFY THE BROTHERHOOD BONDS VERY MUCH, we are approaching through a ceremony which is joyful, agreeable Insha’Allah. The sign of those; the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is imminent; the descent of Jesus (pbuh) is also imminent Insha’Allah. THERE WILL BE AN AGREEABLE TOGETHERNESS. I WANT FROM MY SUNNI, SHIAH BROTHERS TO CONSOLIDATE THE BROTHERHOOD RIGOROUSLY, TO CONSTITUTE A VERY AGREEABLE BROTHERHOOD BOND. THE JAFARITES ARE EXTREMELY PIOUS, SUNNIS ARE PIOUS, ALAWITES ARE PIOUS. ARABS ARE OUR DEAR BROTHERS, THEY ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD (MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM AND GRANT HIM PEACE). KURDISH PEOPLE ARE OUR DEAR BROTHERS.The Christians living over there are the people of the Book. All of them are our brothers and sisters. We shouldn’t be separated.
The Middle East Press Agency (Egypt), 6 September 2008
Adnan Oktar: The commands regarding the People of the Book are set out very clearly in the Qur’an. And the actions and Sunnah of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) are also very clear. The People of the Book are our brothers. Armenians, Jews, the Orthodox, Protestants, the Christian world, in other words, are all our brothers. We believe in the same Allah. Allah is the same Allah in the Judaic world, the Christian world and Islam. They all have the same basic beliefs, for which reason the existence of the people of the book is a blessing. In other words, it is a great blessing that they are not irreligious or part of some other heretical movement, but are actually the people of the book. There is nothing to alarm Muslims in this; it is perfectly reasonable. Because, in the Qur’an Allah says that the People of the Book exist. They will do good things and Muslims will do good things. Living with them as brothers and sisters, having dialogues with them and eating together. A Muslim can marry a Christian or Jewish girl. In other words, they are the people whom we can share social life and rely on. When a woman becomes a man’s wife, gives birth to children and stays within the same family that means they have a strong bond of love and comradeship between each other.
Hurriyet, 16 August 2011
Star, 16 August 2011
The messeges of Sumela through the Surah Al Imran
Taraf, 16 August 2011
The Patriarch recited the Qur’an
The Patriarch prayed for peace in the Sumela Monestry
In his speech during a religious ceremony, Bartholomeos stated: “Hazrat Mary has a special meaning both for Muslims and Christians. As revealed in Surah Al ‘Imran,Allah has chosen Mary and purified her. He has chosen her over all other women. The religious ceremony of the last year, meeting here with the deep feelings of love and friendship, praying to the One and Only Allah has become a means for everyone to be happy.”