A9 TV, 16 April 2012
First they say, “The Mahdi (pbuh) will come.” Then they despair, some people, from what I can tell. But this also appears in the Qur’an. They wait and wait. And after a long time they say, “Allah’s promise is hollow.” There is a verse about it, a verse of the Qur’an. They say “Allah and His messenger have deceived us, they lied,” they say. But they wait first. They do this as time goes by. Because they cannot be patient long enough.
People will be so fed up before the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) that the words “The Mahdi (pbuh) will not be coming” will be very common. This is a sign of the coming of the Mahdi (pbuh). Scholars are abandoning Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) one by one. “Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will not come, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will not come...” But our Prophet (saas) says that “my descendant the Mahdi” will appear when these denials are most intense. This is confirmation of both verses and hadiths. The Mahdi (pbuh) being abandoned by scholars is a sign of his coming. This is also a confirmation of the wisdom of Allah.
Tornados in America, and another earthquake in Turkey. Everywhere in the world is being buffeted. Disasters are growing all the time. The Earth is itself a living thing. The Earth is troubled because Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) has not appeared. There is pain and suffering everywhere. This is how the Earth is expressing its unease. But the Earth will find peace when Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) appears, it will calm down. It was the same in Noah’s Flood. Almighty Allah says, “Earth, swallow up your water!’ and, ‘Heaven, hold back your rain!’” They will immediately heed the word of Allah and find peace. By the command of Almighty Allah these disasters will immediately come to an end with the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The earth and sky will calm down and these disasters will end, insha’Allah.
Our Prophet (saas) says, “when people are in despair.” Look, this is a secret of the test. People are optimistic for a certain time. Then they become weak. Some people may hold out for one year, and others for two, and some for 20, but still cannot hold out for ever. Some people can hold out. They have great determination. “Allah sends Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) when people are in despair and say there is no such thing as Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh),” our Prophet (saas) says. This is on the rise at the moment. Commentators, scholars and teachers have all begun saying “There is no Mahdi.” “Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will appear when people have lost hope of his coming,” says our Prophet (saas). Why is that? To increase Hazrat Mahdi’s (pbuh) merit and that of his followers. Because if you cannot be optimistic and cannot display fortitude and loyalty, then you fail the test. These people have been unable to display patience and loyalty. Who does show patience and loyalty? Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and his followers. So they will be beloved in this world and the hereafter because of their patience and loyalty.
Our Prophet (saas) says of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) that, “Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will appear with my banner, when troubles rain down on people’s heads, and when hope in his coming has been abandoned.” Revolutions. Fighting, upheaval, trials, defamation, disease, earthquakes, tornadoes, civil war and all that kind of thing. This is to raise the level of merit earned to the highest degree. Otherwise, if everyone said that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will appear, then the merit earned when he does so will be very low. But it is highly acceptable to strive for Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and then for him to appear when all hope is lost.
“The appearance of this ruler, the Mahdi (pbuh), has been greatly delayed. So your hearts have been troubled.” Look, your hearts have been troubled. So it has that effect on people. “We are saddened because of deep grief,” he says. “He said; he will appear when this coming was more hopeless and when sorrow is very great.” He says you will be more saddened than you imagined. “This coming was more hopeless,” in other words, there is no more hope of it. He will not appear, they say. “He will appear when this sorrow is very great.” That time will be more acceptable. Look there are several hadiths about it, since it is such an important subject. “The appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) depends of despair and sorrow.” People have fallen into sorrow and despair. “The Mahdi (pbuh), my descendant, will appear in a climate when people say the Mahdi (pbuh) will not come and there will be no Islamic Union,” says our Prophet (saas).
Capitalism and communism are systems that have emerged from Darwinism. America is in the capitalist system, and China is in the communist system. But if you notice, their styles and models and everything are the same. Therefore, there is no problem of capitalism and communism, but rather one of Darwinism and materialism. Darwinism and materialism represent the philosophy of both communist and capitalist thinking. So we need to concentrate on a single point; Darwinism and materialism. If you can tear down Darwinism and materialism, then you have torn down the communist and capitalist system.
(The whole world protested when a colonel in command of Israeli troops struck a Danish protestor in the face with his M16 rifle during a protest in Palestine. Prime Minister Netanyahu also said this behavior was unacceptable. And the colonel was immediately removed from his duties. However, newspapers also reported on the way that the government took no action despite their being dozens of images of Palestinian protestors being beaten and Israel allowing this solely because they are Muslims.)
There is wrong and oppression all over the world. There can be no question of the Israeli government not taking an interest. There will be a response. There is oppression all over the world. This is very bad, but it is not at all credible to say they are not doing anything about it. If dishonest reports such as this appear, then people will not believe other reports either. This may have happened in a moment of stress. That happens in many places. But there is no question of covering it up. Otherwise there will be consequences. Oppression must be halted across the world. Not just one single event. If events are distorted like this, then others will lose their credibility, too. That is no good.
Palestinians beat and insult and murder one another. Fatah and the other group are at loggerheads. They have ruined one another. Police and the military beat and insult and kill Muslims all over the world. It is totally wrong to ignore all that, but treating that blow from the butt of a rifle in Israel as a major event and demand an investigation into it. Hundreds of people are martyred every day in Afghanistan. But this regarded as unimportant. They cut people’s fingers off, dry them and take them back to America, and that is regarded as unimportant. But that man hit someone with the butt of his rifle and the sky has caved in. That is wrong. And it says no sanctions have been imposed. How do you know that? Hundreds of children and people have been killed in the bombing of Palestine. But that is a trivial matter! They have made a mountain out of a single blow from a rifle butt. Israel does take an interest in what appears in the press. That is the truth. But something will be done under its own laws. But far worse things are happening. They should raise them, too.
(Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salihi said that they regarded the negotiations in Istanbul with the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council as successful and that the parties had reached an agreement. Salihi went on to say, “We are absolutely opposed to the spread of nuclear weapons, and it is in both sides’ interests for the nuclear problem to be resolved.”)
Of course, if they want to use enriched uranium they can do so, but by legitimate means, of course. But if you say they are trying to build an atom bomb, then you should not allow them to build planes, either. Atom bombs can be dropped by plane. And you should not let them produce oil, in case they use it in their planes. You should stop that, too. All because they might make an atom bomb. That is all very illogical. The world is full of nuclear weapons. China has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world a hundred times over. The same with Russia. There are atom bombs everywhere. If they are worried about Iran’s ideology, they should wage an intellectual struggle against it. Let them produce the true belief in the Mahdi. There is no other way. The atom bomb is not essential, they could do it with conventional weapons. I mean, terrible devastation could be wreaked. They could wreak a hundred times’ more devastation with conventional weapons. But why is that not regarded as important?
(Yesterday, the Taliban carried out simultaneous attacks in the capital, Kabul, and other major cities aimed at foreign embassies, the Parliament building and NATO headquarters. Thirty-two attackers and one police offers were reported killed in subsequent fighting. More than 30 people, mainly civilians, were injured.)
If universities were established in Afghanistan, if it were a very modern country such as Sweden or Norway, nobody could invade it. Neither Russia nor America could even think about it. If they were to eradicate Darwinism and materialism. If they set up middle and high schools, universities, hospitals, a superb industry and a high-quality army, and if they raised a high-quality younger generation, they could obtain the most splendid results. Islam would spread across the world at high speed. But with their present mindset they are trapped. They must attach great importance to culture and knowledge.
(In response to a viewer who asks, “Will Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) come as a Messenger?”)
If I see Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), what will I say to him if I have a positive opinion? My dear teacher and brother, I will say. Of course, Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is not a prophet. He communicates the message. He is a guide, the greatest guide of all. The greatest guide there has ever been. Our Prophet (saas) is the greatest prophet there has ever been, and Hazrat Mahdi (saas) is the greatest guide. Look, the fact that such a great prophet as the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) will be his deputy shows us his greatness. “You will be Hazrat Mahdi’s (pbuh) deputy,” he says. The Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is Hazrat Mahdi’s (pbuh) deputy. So you can imagine his status. Our Prophet (saas) says of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), “He will be superior to some prophets.” The Prophet (saas) says that Abu Bakr (pbuh) and Umar (pbuh) cannot be superior to him. The Companions are bemused. So the Prophet (saas) says, “And he is even superior to some prophets.”
(In response to a viewer who says; “Looking at the history of the Prophets and other historical documents, I think that 2 or 20 or 30,000 years have passed since the time of the Prophet Adam. When we go back to the Prophet Abraham (pbuh), we only get to somewhere around 10,000 BC. I think that when you add the time from Adam (pbuh) coming to the world and being given the prophethood, then I think around 30,000 years have passed. But the fossil record shows that human beings have been around for 1 million years.”)
No. It is 100,000 or 200,000 years. Homo sapiens goes back 100,000 or 2100,000 years. And that is about the time of the coming of the Prophet Adam (pbuh). Other findings belong to species of ape closely resembling humans. You know the kind – they stand on two legs and shout and cry, they climb trees and turn backward somersaults. They resemble human beings very closely, these ape species. Species of gorilla.
(In response to a viewer who asks, “Is it right to seek the Prophet Jesus (pbuh)?”)
You will pray, and that counts as seeking. Say, “O Lord, let me meet the Prophet Jesus (pbuh).”2012-05-11 11:48:30