A9 TV: May 30th 2012
Adnan Oktar: Istanbul will be conquered because Hz. Mahdi (as) will appear there. Muslims knew that Hz. Mahdi (as) would appear here, Hz. Prophet (saas) knew it too, He told about it. There are more than ten hadiths telling us the Mahdi will emerge in Istanbul, those hadiths tell us that he will emerge in Constantinople. In the Old Testament again it says he will appear in Rome, in the Eastern Roman Empire whose capital is Istanbul. In fact they ask “Where should we look for Shilo” and the answer is ‘Look for him at the gates of Rome’. They asked where they could look for the Mahdi three thousand years ego. And the companions of the Prophet (saas) were looking for him among the lines of people who were praying.
A9 TV: June 25th 2012
Adnan Oktar: Bediüzzaman Said Nursi clearly and openly says ‘Hz. Mahdi (PBUH) will appear in Istanbul’. He makes clear the date, “He will appear in 1400, the year of the Hegira” he explains. ‘”He will eradicate Darwinism and materialism” he says. Islam prevails, all Muslims will pledge allegiance to him, and he becomes the leader of Muslims and becomes the imam of the world. He becomes the imam of Christian, Jewish and Muslim worlds.
A9 TV: May 28th 2013
Adnan Oktar: Muhammad the Conqueror was asked “You will conquer Istanbul but it is Hz. Mahdi (as) who conquers. What are you doing?” So Muhammad the Conqueror decided not to conquer the city. Then Akshamsaddin said, “What are you doing?” he said “You will conquer the city physically, Hz. Mahdi (as) will conquer it spiritually” and he added “It’s in your destiny.” In fact he gave the date and time of the conquest and Istanbul was conquered at the time and date that was told by Akshamsaddin.
November 10th , 2013: A9 TV
Adnan Oktar: “Istanbul-Constantinople will be conquered by him” spiritually. It’s location was proclaimed. How many cities are there in the world? There are thousands of cities. Why did the Prophet (saas) talk about Istanbul; he told of no other place but Istanbul. The Prophet (saas) stated the place openly, the place where Hz. Mahdi (PBUH) will appear. They ask, “Where did you get this idea from?” Hundreds of books, hundreds of hadith talk about it, that’s it. “Constantinople will be spiritually conquered by Hz. Mahdi (as).”
Bağdat TV: March 2nd . 2008
Adnan Oktar: The Sun rises from where sets. It sets from where it rises. That’s how it happens usually. Since the sun set here, it will rise here again. This is the first reason for my conviction. The second but the main reason for my conviction is based on the hadiths that appearance of the Mahdi will be in Istanbul; there are many hadiths about it. It is stated as Constantinople. There are many hadiths that Turks will take part in this. There are many hadiths stating that the Mahdi will emerge from among the Turks. When we look from the perspective of historical conditions, it looks that way. When we look from the perspective of social conditions, it looks that way, from the current perspective of general history, again Turkey looks to be a natural leader.