Our Prophet (saas) foretold how a perfect beauty will prevail in daily life, and described the superior state of artistic understanding, economic and social life in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), when the moral values of the Qur’an come to reign. This conception, which affects all aspects of life, is described in detail in the Qur’an. At the basis of this lies doing the best, the most just and the most rational thing, of which Allah will most approve, in all matters. In the light of this conception, set out in detail in the Qur’an, by Allah’s leave, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will bestow on everyone an understanding of quality that has never been seen before.
The Places Where Muslims Live Will Be Clean and Attractive in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be instrumental in people being better able to see and appreciate the beauty and blessings that Allah has created all around them, and thus in their being able to take greater pleasure from them. As a requirement of Allah in the Qur’an, great importance will be attached to cleanliness, and people will keep themselves and their surroundings as clean and pleasant as possible.
Everyone, from all sections of society, will be well - dressed and groomed. Like people’s moral values, the places they live in, their gardens, homes, decorations, clothing, the music they listen to, their forms of entertainment, such as their theater, films and conversation will be attractive.
Our Prophet Muhammad (saas) describes this agreeable environment people will enjoy in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) in the following hadith:
NOWHERE IN THE WORLD WILL BE DESOLATE, AND HAZRAT MAHDI (PBUH) WILL IMPROVE ALL PLACES AND MAKE THEM PROSPEROUS. (Al Mahdi al-Maw’ud, Vol. 1, p. 264)
Cities Will Be Safe and Attractive
By means of advances in science and technology, the cities that Muslims live in will be esthetically most impressive in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). Cleanliness and order will be controlled by computer systems, everywhere will be green and nobody will do that system any harm. The reason for the disorder, dirt and confusion in today’s cities is that people do not live by the moral values of the Qur’an; but when, through Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), people come to live by those values, everyone will strive to beautify their surroundings and make them resemble those in paradise, and people will constantly be thinking of new delights and beauties under the leadership of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). People will give thanks to Allah, He Who gives them as a blessing the comfort and ease they enjoy.
Security in cities will also be highly advanced, by means of computer systems. Through highly advanced technology, buildings will be constructed to be resistant to natural disasters, and all infrastructure systems will be flawless. Services such as emergency aid, traffic and city planning, security and health will all be sped up. All the data regarding the people living in a city will be held on computers, so all systems will be able to function with the utmost rapidity and loss of time will be reduced to a minimum. Our Prophet (pbuh) described this climate of great ease as follows:
MY UMMAH WILL ENJOY SUCH WELL-BEING IN THAT TIME THAT ITS LIKE WILL NEVER HAVE BEEN SEEN BEFORE... (Sünen-i İbni Mace, 10-347/ Ramuz el Ehadis, p. 508)
Art Will Flourish in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)
Another development indicated in the hadiths is the way that the abundance, wealth, beauty and progress in all areas of life will also prevail in art in the Golden Age. Great importance will be attached to art in the Golden Age. Everyone will be encouraged to participate in the field, and there will be a great turning toward esthetics and beauty. An artistic spirit will prevail across the Islamic world, and major advances will be registered in art. Every more stunning works will be produced in music, painting and all other spheres, and the broad horizons and depth of thinking that Allah bestows on believers will lead to progress in all spheres of art. One hadith on the subject reads:
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) who will appear is from the line of Ali. HE WILL MAKE THIS EARTH A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE ... (Şeyh Muhammed b. İbrahim-i Numani, Gaybet-i Numani p. 169)
Mr. Adnan Oktar describes how the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be the most modern and finest quality people of the age:
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is ultramodern, and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is ultramodern. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) are the most modern and finest-quality people of the age. Being a Muslim in any case naturally means being the finest-quality person in the world. It means being the most rational and compassionate and free-thinking person who takes the greatest delight from art. Muslim means the most perfect in everything. ( March 10th 2011, SamsunAks Tv)
Cleanliness and Beauty Will Prevail Everywhere
PEOPLE WILL BE MOST AUSPICIOUS, AND THEIR LIVES MOST COMFORTABLE. (Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 54)As revealed in the hadith, through Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), all buildings and slum dwellings where people live which are not attractive will be done away with, and everywhere will be made pleasant and attractive to the eye. There will be more practical but majestic two-story houses, with pools and orchards and gardens, and existing areas and open spaces will be made even lovelier. Fruit trees pleasing to the eye will be planted in the streets, and there will be small zoological gardens almost everywhere. There will be many more nature parks and people will see intense greenery where they live. Thousands of plants and flowers that people will delight in tending and watering themselves will adorn all towns and cities. All these areas will be illuminated most artistically and beautifully, and a conception of quality that delights the human soul will prevail everywhere.
In short, all places, roads, places of worship, places of entertainment, workplaces, homes, people’s clothes and everything else will be spotless, elegant and of the finest quality. In addition, environmental pollution will be prevented in living areas and a solution will be found to all causes of air pollution.
People Will Be High-Quality, Well-Groomed and Very Elegant
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will show the whole world that being clean and well-dressed is both a command of Allah’s, and also a Sunnah of our Prophet (saas). Through Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), people will take pleasure in dressing well and being modern and well groomed. With their deodorants and perfumes, everyone will smell very clean and pleasant. Their hair will be well maintained, clean and modern. Women will wear make-up and be well groomed, and everyone will walk around in pleasant and attractive clothing.
Our Prophet (saas) praises the garb of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), a model for all mankind, in this hadith:
Aban bin Taghlib says: I heard Imam Jafar Sadik say: It is as if I see the Qaim (Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)), HE WILL DON THE WHITE ARMOR OF RASULULLAH BEHIND NAJAF, AND AFTER DONNING THAT ARMOR HIS BODY WILL BE BROAD LIKE THAT OF RASULULLAH. A GARMENT WOVEN FROM THE SILK OF PARADISE WILL COVER THAT ARMOR... (Imam Mahdi, Ali İrfan, Velayet Press,p. 94)
Mr. Adnan Oktar describes how Muslims are the finest-quality people in the world, with the best understanding of how to dress properly:
Some women lose their hair as a result of illness, some of it drops out; they put a wig on and cover up their heads. They can then relax among their friends. But what is the problem with that? That is also something beautiful. The companions would lose their noses in battle in the time of our Prophet (saas) and would have new ones made out of gold; to look good. Our Prophet (saas) used to plait his hair on two sides. There was a special plant oil in those times that smelled very good and was rather like a cream, not a liquid kind of oil. A bright oil, it smelled lovely and he used to rub that into his hair. It made his hair very bright. Like a brilliantine. It shone bright and smelled lovely and he plaited it down two sides. That is also an adornment. He used to shape his beard, too. And his mustache.
Women also look after themselves. Grooming makes them look good. They try to make Muslim women look utterly hideous nowadays. As women with beards and mustaches, with great thick eyebrows; who cannot speak and are lacking in culture, with no fashion sense and horrible body odor. That is a terrible thing to do, isn’t it?
Young Muslim girls must be fit, sporty and healthy. They must be high quality and classy. They must look better than European women, and also in terms of quality and speech and culture. They must speak several foreign languages and have a broad knowledge of culture. They must be well-mannered and polite, as well as elegant and good dressers. They can wear the headscarf, but that is a separate issue. What is the point of making them look ugly? That has nothing to do with the Sunnah. They do not allow them to use deodorants, so they smell. Is smelling of sweat really better? What is wrong with them smelling fragrant, like flowers. Go and smell the flowers up in the mountains. They smell lovely in spring. And what is wrong with that? Deodorants do not have a distinct smell of their own, in any case, Insha’Allah.(5 May 2011 A9 TV and Samsun Aks TV )
There Will Be True Democracy and Liberty in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)
People will enjoy great tranquility, security and comfort by means of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The reason for this is that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will tell people about the Qur’an, and be instrumental in people abiding by the moral values of the Qur’an to the letter. Since people will fear Allah, and know that they will be held to account in the hereafter for all their deeds, they will scrupulously avoid all such moral vices as selfishness, hatred, anger, envy and the desire for revenge, as well as corruption, making unfair earnings, lying, hurting others, taking bribes, conflict and violence. These will all be replaced by such moral virtues as honesty, mutual aid, self-sacrifice, considering the good, the health, the comfort, the security and the freedom of others, love, respect, compassion and brotherhood.
There Will Be Complete Freedom of Ideas
Islamic moral values recognize complete freedom when it comes to beliefs and ideas. This conception, which has applied ever since Islam was first revealed, represents the cornerstone of Islamic morality.
According to Islamic moral values, a person is free to choose the belief he wishes, and nobody can compel anyone else to adopt any belief. According to the hadiths of our Prophet (saas), this conception based on freedom of ideas, a prime requirement of Islamic morality, will prevail in all societies. As a result, all political conflicts will disappear, and there will be a climate of full democracy based on love and friendship. All beliefs will be free, as long as they do not harm anyone else, and everyone will be able to express their ideas without giving rise to conflict and dispute. This democratic climate that will come about through Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is revealed as follows in the hadiths of our Prophet (saas).
Tabarani narrates from Avsad'da Amr. B. Ali tariki and Hazrat Ali b. Ebi Talib:
... In the same way that Almighty Allah began Islam with us, so He will bring it to an end with him. IN THE SAME WAY THEY WERE PURGED OF POLYTHEISM AND ENMITY AMONG THEMSELVES THROUGH US AND FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE SETTLED IN THEIR HEARTS, SO IT WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN (WITH HIS COMING). (Portents of the Mahdi of the End Times, Jalalettin Suyuti, p. 20)
Peace and Tolerance Will Prevail between Different Faiths
IN THE SAME WAY THAT ALLAH PURGED PEOPLE OF POLYTHEISM AND ENMITY THROUGH US, AND SETTLED LOVE AND FRIENSDHIP IN THEIR HEARTS AND MADE THEM BROTHERS IN RELIGION, SO HE WILL PURGE THEM OF CORRUPTION AND ENMITY THROUGH THE MAHDI AND MAKE THEM BROTHERS. (from Taberani, Haysemi, Vol. VII, p. 317; Nu`aym ibn Hammad
, vr 52b; Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman,
, p. 20) As revealed in this hadith, the same spirit of tolerance will prevail in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), when people live in peace and tranquility. Accordingly, there will be a spirit of mutual tolerance based on brotherhood, affection and compassion in the Muslim and Christian worlds. All Christian and Jewish places of worship, synagogues, churches and foundations will be placed under protection, and those who wish to establish churches or make requests in the name of their religious beliefs and seek to perform their religious obligations will be given all the necessary assistance. It will be ensured that all Christians and Jews can live together in peace and security on lands that are holy to them, and problems of all kinds will be resolved with a spirit of love, respect and tolerance. All people will be able to live together in harmony and friendship.
Mr. Adnan Oktar describes how Muslims are the finest-quality, most intelligent, cleverest and most perspicacious people in the world:
Freedom of and respect for ideas. That is never emphasized these days. The conception of Islam in Pakistan is very different. It is different again in Afghanistan, and in Turkey. What does, “We need to be understanding” really mean? A person may be a Marxist, or irreligious or an atheist. It means respecting them, too, doesn’t it? It means not forcing one’s ideas on anyone or treating them disrespectfully because of their beliefs. It means treating everyone as first-class citizens. Someone may be a Marxist, but you must still treat him with warmth and love, Insha’Allah. In addition; you must not kill art or joy or happiness. Especially art. You must keep art and beauty and joy alive. You must encourage and perfect beauty and cleanliness. If you just tell someone to behave properly, that can be misunderstood. That may give people the idea of a dark, gloomy building, people sitting in the corners all wrapped up in cloth. Who do not eat or drink or talk. Or if they do talk their words are slow and ponderous. Whereas a Muslim is the best quality, most intelligent, cleverest and most perspicacious person in the world.
What was our Prophet’s (saas) style? He was very active. He played tag with women and was very joyful. Hazrat Hassan (r.a.) and Hussein (r.a.) played tag in the mosque. They sat on their grandfather’s head during prayers. He had a most relaxed, joyous and happy conception of Islam. Our Prophet’s (saas) houses were fine, as were their surroundings and the tables he prepared. Hazrat Ali (r.a.) was a joker. Everyone would fall about laughing. We must emphasize that conception.
(10 August 2010 Gaziantep Olay TV)
The Religion Will Return to Its Original Form in the Time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)
Following the death of our Prophet (saas) and the Companions, additions and forms of worship totally at variance with the Qur’an were added onto the religion. Countless hadiths and rulings supposedly emanating from the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) were made up. Many of these have come down to the present day. Although sincere Muslims did all in their power to keep the essence of the faith alive by eliminating as many of these additions as possible, it is still a clear reality today that many matters put forward in the name of Islam have no place in the Qur’an.
There is no doubt that the Qur’an is the only point of reference when it comes to what is, or is not, compatible with the faith. Therefore, the superstitions that have been subsequently added onto the faith will be eliminated one by one in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) taking the Qur’an as the sole guide. No subsequent additions will be left and the requirements of the religion will be discharged as they were in the time of the Prophet (saas), and as this conception emerges the result will be that a glorious quality reigns supreme:
WHEN PEOPLE INTERPRET THE QUR’AN ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN EARTHLY DESIRES, HAZRAT MAHDI (PBUH) WILL REDIRECT THEIR IDEAS IN THE DIRECTION OF THE QUR’AN AND PLACE THEM AT THE SERVICE OF THE TRUTHS OF THE QUR’AN. HE WILL LATER SHOW HOW THE BOOK AND THE SUNNAH WERE FORGOTTEN AND ENCOURAGE THEIR LIVE CONCEPTION . (Nahj al-Belaga, sermon 134.)
THROUGH HAZRAT MAHDI (PBUH) A CLIMATE LIKE THAT OF PARADISE WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE WORLD
Our Almighty Lord reveals in the Qur’an that paradise is believers’ true abode. Since people will live by the moral values of the Qur’an and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) encourages that, all conception of beauty in that time will be shaped according to that in paradise.
This longing that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will feel for paradise will be instrumental in his turning his surroundings into ones reminiscent of paradise. Paradise is of course a place whose works of art are far greater than anyone can imagine, a place of beauty and scenes far greater than anything that can be achieved by human endeavors. However, with his perspective that is in complete agreement with the Qur’an, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will use all the means available to him to make a kind of paradise on earth. It will reflect the conception of cleanliness in the Qur’an, and all the places used by people, roads, places of worship, businesses, homes and everywhere else will be immaculate.
People’s social lives and relations will also be exceedingly respectful and high-quality. Places of entertainment and relaxation and places for listening to music will all be made as comfortable as possible. There will be no harmful food and drink in places where young people go to enjoy their leisure, and human health will be considered everywhere. One hadith describes how Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be instrumental in this most desirable development:
Abu Said relates that the Prophet (saas) said: ... Almighty Allah will later send one from my ahl al-bayt (Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)) to fill the world that is full of oppression with justice instead. The dwellers in the earth and sky will be content with him (Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)). He will cause all the plants on earth to flourish and cause constant rain to fall on them. ... BECAUSE OF ALL THE GOODNESS THAT ALLAH SENDS DOWN TO EARTH, EVEN THE DEAD WILL WISH TO BE ALIVE AGAIN. (Al-Bayan, p. 72,As-Sewaik al-Muhrika, p. 161, Yanabi al- Mawedde, Vol. 2, p. 177)
Mr. Adnan Oktar describes how Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will regard it as important for people to live quality lives:
Look, brother is fighting brother. There is a Sunni-Shiite division in Yemen. What difference does it make? So what if someone is Sunni? Or Shiite? Of Jafri? They are all lovely and radiant Muslims. What is it to you? Or they could be from another sect again. They say, “La ilaha illaAllah Muhammadan Rasulullah,” [There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger] but that is not enough for some people. Someone who can kill people who say, “La ilaha illaAllah Muhammadan Rasulullah” will have no problem with killing Jews, Christians, will he? They will not bat an eyelid. They will kill communists and everyone. Such people refuse to allow anyone but themselves the right to live. But that is not so with the way of the Mahdi. The way of the Mahdi is a movement that stresses life. It is a movement based on a high-quality life. It is based on making people live well, happily and healthily. The way of the Mahdi will even ensure polytheists have pleasant lives. It will protect and watch over irreligious people and treat them all as first-class citizens. It is that kind of system.
(13 May 2011, A9 TV )
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be instrumental in all people being given a life reminiscent of that in paradise. As revealed by our Prophet (saas) that age, of a paradise on earth, is a blessing from Allah on believers. Every Muslim will wish to see that age, with its abundance, plenty and comforts of all kinds, a great blessing for all believers in the life of this world. There is no doubt that it is a great honor for all Muslims to be told of such a glorious age.
Abundance, wealth, beauty, progress and art will dominate every moment of life in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). People will constantly be faced by beauty, and their moral values and the places they live in, their gardens and interior decor, their forms of entertainment, their clothing, the music they listen to, their pictures and conversation will all be beautiful. The most important feature of the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is that people will be devoted to the Qur’an and live by its moral values to the letter. Therefore, people will be able to enjoy all the delights of which Allah tells believers in the Qur’an. Allah reveals in verses that He will also give believers pleasant lives in this world:
What is with you runs out but what is with Allah goes on forever. Those who were steadfast will be recompensed according to the best of what they did.
Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did. (Surat an-Nahl, 96-97)
Our Prophet (pbuh) reveals that all people will be content with the high-quality life that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is instrumental in bringing about:
In the hadiths, our Prophet (saas) reminds us that there will be a most auspicious period under the leadership of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and says that in this time "all living things in the earth and sky, from the fish in the sea to the birds in the air, will all be content with Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) " :
HEAR THE GLAD TIDINGS OF THE MAHDI...THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH AND SKY ARE CONTENT WITH HIM...(Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman,, p. 13)
... AT THAT TIME, THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH AND SKY, ALL WILD ANIMALS, BIRDS AND EVEN... (Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 31)
Abu Said Hudri relates from the Messenger of Allah (saas):
THE FOLLOWERS OF THE MAHDI WILL SHELTER BEHIND HIM AS HONEY BEES SHELTER BEHIND THE QUEEN (THEY WILL FIND PEACE AND SAFETY WITH HIM), AND HE WILL FILL THE WORLD WITH HONESTY AND JUSTICE.(Al-Burhan fi `Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 11)