A9 TV; 17 January 2012
If a person says, “I am pious,” then he must support Islamic Union. You must support the Qur’an, all of it, and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas), but you must also want it to prevail and spread across the world. If not, this is dishonest and abnormal.
In the same way that prayer must be espoused night and day, so Islamic Union must be espoused night and day. Our Prophet saas) strove night and day for the reign of Islam. His every breath was so that he could spread Islam. Islamic Union is the greatest religious obligation. There is something wrong if people disregard it. There is also something wrong if they try to postpone the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The reason for postponing the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is because they do not want him. If someone says, “He will come after a century,” that is the end of it. The Companions of our Prophet (saas) sought Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) in their own time, but these people are unwilling to seek the Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) who was sought by the companions. If you want to adopt the moral values of the companions, this is part of them.
The life of this world is over. They must see that from there being no more scholars. Look at the new scholars, then compare them to the old ones. Do any scholars like the old ones appear now? No. So you must understand. They will not appear again. That shows this is the end. No scholars like the old ones appear anywhere any more. Nobody like Sheikh Nazım hodja appears any more. There should be, but there aren’t. There should have been by now. Nobody like Bediüzzaman appears any more. No-one like Suleyman Hilmi Tunahan appears any more, or like Muhammad Rashid Erol. They are rapidly coming to an end. Do these people see nothing odd in that? But they are talking of 300 or 500 years’ time. We do not have 300 or 500 years. We have come to the end. We have 70 years at most.
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Islamic Union will all come in the next 70 years. That is it. It may annoy them, but it is the truth.
(Mr. Adnan Oktar’s statements about the importance of the morning prayer)
There can be no tiredness in prayer. You must get up with passionate love. Saying “Bismillah” in the morning. The morning prayer is crucial. All prayers are crucial, but the morning prayer is very important. Its Sunnah reinforces the Sunnah. The Sunnah of the morning prayer must absolutely be performed. It cannot be abandoned, insha’Allah.
You tell people, “If you are a Muslim I will not let you listen to music, and you cannot dress so finely, you cannot wear make-up or have fun, and you cannot laugh or speak or go out.” You say, ”That is the system I will introduce”. You are literally telling them to die. They will oppose you with all their might. You make people opposed to Islam for nothing. But I have thwarted this devilish scheme. The great mass of people in Turkey are modern, rational and enlightened people. They listen to music and dance at weddings, don’t they? They laugh and dance and have fun. They dress well. The young ladies are very smart and wear make-up and are spotless. But if you regard people as apostates, as not being part of Islam, that is very wrong.
I shall say something very important about Bediüzzaman. They asked Master Bediüzzaman Said Nursi about the music broadcasts on the radio. “What do you think? Is this lawful and permissible?” Said Nursi said; “Yes. People need enjoyable passions as much as they need the truth,” he replied. Look, I did not realize that Bediüzzaman said that. I have just learned. The Master and I are in total agreement.
Greetings bring beauty and abundance. You can cut back on other things. Cut back on empty words and gossip; but you cannot cut back on remembrance of Allah and fine, propitious words. Greetings means abundance, insha’Allah.
We grow with love. Love is the greatest weapon and beauty, insha’Allah,as a manifestation of Allah, insha’Allah. Allah is the finest manifestation of all.
They have diminished us by dividing us into countries and making us enemies. That is the method. “This is your enemy, that is your enemy.” We have ended up squeezed into tiny countries. We grew and spread with love in Ottoman times. Muslims reached as far as Spain with love in the time of Rasulullah (saas). Not with terror and hatred, but love. Love was the weapon of the time, insha’Allah.
(In response to an e-mail asking “Could you share your thoughts about Zionism?”)
There are two kinds of Zionism. One is atheist, political Zionism. That is capable of anything. It is a cruel and ruthless system. The other Zionism is the thinking of the Jews being settled in Israel. In fact, there is no need to call it Zionism at all. It espouses the right to life in the region containing Israel. That is quite legitimate. But there used to be a really ruthless conception of Zionism. Utterly ruthless. But that has disappeared with the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). That ruthless system has vanished from Israel. The reason for this calming down is the King Messiah, or Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). People are not really aware of it now, otherwise Israel was very aggressive and would have drowned the region in blood. It would have ruined it. It has the military force and the means and the technical ability. It wanted to enforce a really ruthless policy. But the Messiah (pbuh), Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), did not permit it, and they have become as quiet as lambs.
Hazrat Jesus the Messiah (pbuh) is also active in America and Europe. And also in Israel. But Texas is the state where we have the highest viewing figures. Our technical analysis and feedback has revealed that hundreds of thousands of people watch us in Texas. There is something about Texas. Such a thing does not happen for no reason. Why is that not so in other states? Viewing figures are very low in other states. We even have viewers in Cuba, but they are very few.
They tried to turn being Muslim into something totally different. They literally made it dead. Music was banned, art was banned, and sculpture and laughter and talk and television and walking in the street. That is telling people to die. You ask what they are describing, and they say, ”That is Islam”. But they are not describing real Islam at all. That is the way of the dajjal. Being a Muslim means love, peace, brotherhood, passion, joy, art, science, goodness and beauty and all good things. Where do they get their ideas from? What kind of mentality is that? And they are so dishonest. They tell you not to listen to music, but they listen to it all day themselves. Then they ban other things, but they allow themselves to do whatever is banned. And that is not permissible.2012-03-04 13:13:59