A9 TV; 18 May 2012
In verse 28 of Surat al-Ahzab, Almighty Allah sends revelation down to our Prophet (saas). “O Prophet,” says Almighty Allah, “tell your wives:” inform them, "If you desire the life of the world and its finery, come and I will give you all you need and release you with kindness.”
What a disaster, may Allah forbid. Look how the wives of the Prophet (saas) must have behaved toward him for Allah to say such a thing. " If you desire the life of the world” if you have renounced the hereafter, in other words, if you have renounced Allah’s mercy “...and its finery,” what is the finery of this world? Empty things, glass and the like, that will fade and rot. “...come and I will give you all you need,” in other words, I will give you payment for divorce. I will give you material means. Then I will release you, He says. You can go since you do not wish to remain with me. Disaster, disaster, disaster!
"But if you desire Allah and His Messenger and the abode of the hereafter,” what is marriage for? If you want Allah, the Sunnah of His Messenger and the abode of the hereafter. In other words, if you want the mercy of Allah. “Allah has prepared an immense reward for those among you who are good-doers.” (Surat al-Ahzab, 29) You will earn great merit, says Almighty Allah. But if a marriage is one of the society of ignorance, that ruins a person. But it is delightful if done for Allah’s mercy.
“Wives of the Prophet! If any of you commits an obvious act of indecency,” look, “...if any of you commits an obvious act of indecency,” if she does a bad thing, if she does something wrong or unlawful, “she will receive double the punishment. That is an easy matter for Allah.”
In other words, if other people receive one, you will receive two. You get double because you are the wives of a prophet. Since you are with the Prophet (saas) and enjoy many blessings, you will receive double the punishment.
“But those of you who are obedient to Allah and His Messenger...” What does obedience to Allah and His Messenger mean? You must abide by the Qur’an and the commands of Rasulullah. They must abide by the Sunnah. “...and act rightly,” if they do sincere good deeds, not just any regular act of worship or action. I will accept those who are sincere, Allah says. Who are pure and genuine. “...will be given their reward twice over;” says Allah. If ordinary people receive one measure of merit, you will earn two, he says. “...and We have prepared generous provision for them.”
(Surat al-Ahzab, 31) Provision in this world and the hereafter. The wives of the Prophet (saas) really did lead wealthy lives, and also lead wealthy lives in the hereafter, they are happy together with the Prophet (saas) in the hereafter, insha’Allah.
“Wives of the Prophet!” says Almighty Allah, “you are not like other women;” in other words, Muslim women and you are different. You are the wives of a prophet. Muslim women have freedom, but you do not. You cannot behave freely like them. Look, “...you are not like other women;” There is a difference between you. You are special. Why? You are the wives of the Prophet (saas). Other women can behave with greater liberty. They can speak more freely and go about more freely. They can behave more freely. But you cannot, says Allah. “Do not be too soft-spoken in your speech,” Do not speak in such a way as to attract people, “lest someone with sickness in his heart becomes desirous.” May Allah forbid, they may look at you in an illicit way. They may adopt an illicit state of mind toward you or harbor ugly thoughts. “Speak correct and courteous words.” (Surat al-Ahzab, 32) In other words, speak in such a way that such an image does not enter their hearts. Do not use words that will affect them. That will have a negative impact, that will cloud their minds and cause them to think of earthly desires.
“Remain in your houses,” [make your homes your headquarters] In other words, leave your home as little as possible. Who does that apply to? The wives of the Prophet (saas). Because He says, “...you are not like other women;” they are different. They can be free. They can go out. They can enjoy all licit freedoms. “...and do not display your beauty as it was previously displayed in the Time of Ignorance.” Do not go about naked. Do not be seen naked. Cover the lines of your body. “Establish prayer and pay poor-alms and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah desires to remove all impurity from you, People of the House, and to purify you completely.” The family of the Prophet (saas). (Surat al-Ahzab, 33)
“And remember the Signs of Allah and the wise words which are recited in your rooms.” Look, our Prophet (saas) is there, but what does the Prophet (saas) emphasize? The verses of the Qur’an. He says, I am subject to the Qur’an and you are subject to the Qur’an. Therefore, “...remember the Signs of Allah and the wise words which are recited in your rooms.” Reflect on the verses and their wisdom, he says. “Allah is All-Pervading, All-Aware.”
(Surat al-Ahzab, 34) Allah sends me revelation in any case.
“It [the Qur’an] is a Book We have sent down to you, full of blessing, so let people of intelligence ponder its Signs and take heed.” Look, reflect most carefully on the verses. Do the bigots read the Qur’an? They read it in Arabic. Not in Turkish. So they never reflect on its meaning. And since they do not know Arabic (as a native language) they cannot understand it. Look, Almighty Allah says, “...so let people of intelligence ponder its Signs,” let them reflect and consider very deeply, “...and take heed,” people with clear minds. Can a Muslim have an unclear mind? He will have a clear mind. Who is this addressed to? To all Muslims. That means that all Muslims, with clear minds, have learned from the Qur’an. Some people say, “We cannot learn from the Qur’an and we cannot understand it.” We could not understand it even if we spent 30 years trying, they say. Allah says that those who ascribe equals to Him cannot understand the Qur’an. He says He has placed a wall in front of them. And they say they cannot understand the Qur’an. But Allah says it can be understood. “It is a Book We have sent down to you, full of blessing, so let people of intelligence ponder its Signs and take heed.” (Surah Sad, 29) So it is accessible. And since Muslims have clear minds…
“We gave David Solomon.What an excellent slave!” Allah creates a fine believer. What an excellent slave he was, says Allah. He was physically and spiritually excellent. The Prophet Solomon (pbuh) was very handsome. Really lovely. Allah says he was an excellent slave. He was physically and morally excellent. He was well groomed and immaculate. “He truly turned to his Lord.” (Surah Sad, 30) He constantly turned his heart to Allah. He was a blessed person who constantly remembered Allah.
“When swift horses, champing at the bit,were displayed before him in the afternoon,” (Surah Sad, 31) The horses were lovely animals, well trained and grooms. The horses were brought as a blessing.
“he said, ‘I have put the love of good things above the remembrance of my Lord until the sun disappeared behind its veil’.”
What does he say when he is asked why he is so wealthy, why he wants such wealth, why he delights in majesty and beauty and quality? “...he said, ‘I have put the love of good things above the remembrance of my Lord until the sun disappeared behind its veil’.” Why do we prefer the love of good things? Because of remembering our Lord. Because it has a great effect in the service of Islam and the Qur’an. Because it has a positive effect on people. Because people like to see the effect of Allah’s blessings on people. Because when they see the strength of Muslims it increases their love of Muslims. “...until the sun disappeared behind its veil [of their dust]. (Surah Sad, 32) This is a most meaningful term. They hid behind a veil.
"Return them to me!’And he set about stroking through their shanks and necks.” (Surah Sad, 33) He was in a state of intense love. He had a huge love of horses. He used to rub their legs and necks.
“We tested Solomon and placed a lifeless body on his throne. Then he made repentance.” (Surah Sad, 34) . I will elaborate on this in due course. These horses hiding behind a veil is also a secret. I will also discuss that in due course, insha’Allah.
"He said, ‘My Lord, forgive me and give me a kingdom the like of which will never be granted to anyone after me.” Never to a disbeliever. He does not say may it never be given to a Muslim. He says may it never be granted to disbeliever. “...the like of which will never be granted to anyone after me. Truly You are the Ever-Giving.” (Surah Sad, 35) Most want something back when they give a present, but Almighty Allah wants nothing in return, it says. Muslims pray and worship solely for the sake of Allah’s approval. They submit to Allah. Allah heeded that prayer. He bestowed great wealth on the Prophet Solomon (pbuh).
“So We subjected the wind to him to blow at his command, softly, wherever he directed.” (Surah Sad, 36) Air transportation was available in that time. Gliders and things, the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) used them.
“And the devils, every builder and diver,” (Surah Sad, 37)
“and others of them, yoked together in chains [so they should not commit evil].” (Surah Sad, 38) He placed the devils at his command. To work. The demons did all kinds of things. They found jewels. They showed where jewels were to be found. They helped with the construction of the pools there. They assisted with the manufacture of all kinds of objects. He used the demons. What is a demon ? An enemy of Allah. A perverse creature. Everything about him is perverse. He is a classic crazy and utterly immoral. Seriously immoral; he commits perversions of all kinds and he leads human beings to commit perversions of all kinds. But here they make things for the Prophet Solomon (pbuh). And the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) uses the objects they make. So what are these objects? Spoils. Bigots say that nothing built by disbeliever or a pervert, no clothes or cars or houses, can be used. But what does Allah say? Devils made him objects of all kinds, He says. For the Prophet Solomon (pbuh). And the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) used them. Objects commit no crimes. Objects are just spoils, guiltless. But in the eyes of the bigots, the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) should not use anything built by demons, no clothes or buildings or vehicles. Isn’t that right? In their eyes. According to the bigots. But according to Allah? Allah says you can use them. Is anyone more perverse than a demon? He is the worst pervert of all. Not even the worst human pervert is as bad as a devil. Demons exhibits all perversions. But you can use the things made by him. You can use the spoils left by disbelievers. So why do you try to say that things that are lawful for Muslims are unlawful?
"This is Our gift: so bestow it or withhold it without reckoning.”
(Surah Sad, 39) What is this? A characteristic of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). It says that, like the Prophet Solomon (pbuh), Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will distribute unlimited amounts of goods. That is also what the hadiths say. The Prophet Solomon (pbuh) does a good thing. And he will do the same. “...or withhold it,” keep it all back. But hand it out if it is needed, without limits. Truckloads of it.
“He will have nearness to Us and a good Homecoming.” (Surah Sad, 40) The Prophet Solomon (pbuh) will go to paradise. The verse is explicit.
“Remember Our slave Job when he called on his Lord:‘The devil has afflicted me with exhaustion and suffering’.”
(Surah Sad, 41) The devil inflicts a nervous, psychological pain. One feels a pain or unease in the body, for instance. A sharp trouble.
Almighty Allah says, "Stamp your foot!.” Move. It happens because he does not love. In order to eliminate the effect of demons. “Here is a cool bath and water to drink. [As We promised.]” (Surah Sad, 42) Have a shower, says Almighty Allah. Cold though, to shock the body and stimulate the cells. And “Drink,” says Allah. Thirst also wearies people. Satan imposes it on the body as negative electricity. But water takes up the internal electricity. When one washes, it takes up the electricity on the outside. When one moves, the electricity in the body is discharged when the feet touch the ground. And the body relaxes. But satan produces that tension. It does not happen by itself. Satan produces it by using the body, or by using some other entity unknown to human beings. But it can be washed away. Water absorbs it. Moving about can get rid of it. The Qur’an is referring to that, insha’Allah.
Abu Abdullah bin Hussein Ali (pbuh) said, “I asked him when Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will appear.” Everyone who sees him asks things. That is love. “He said, when armies are seen in the province of Ambar in Iraq, on the banks of the Euphrates, the Shiraz and the Tigris.” American and French armies. They are foreign armies, aren’t they. The Koreans sent forces there. It has happened word for word. The military occupation is only ending now. “When the dome of Kufa collapses.” the Mosque of Kufa. “Allah will truly bring about what He wishes, when some houses burn and you see all these things. Nobody can stand in the way of Allah’s command. Nobody can alter that commandment. That is when Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will appear.”
The Dome of Kufa collapsed in the American bombing. Our Prophet (saas) says this is a sign of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). When houses are destroyed, he says. And that has happened exactly.
Look, our prophet (saas) foretold that the Mosque of Kufa would be damaged in this way 1,400 years before the event. He says it will happen in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The dome will be destroyed, he says. And it collapsed in the American bombing. Can they say that? No.
Now, the village called Haresta in Sham, the hadiths say that part of the region will be devastated. A sign of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). Haresta was destroyed. But they cannot say that.
Our Muslim brothers should investigate why people want to cover up the End Times. There is something extraordinary. A miracle. Why are they in such a panic and so eager to cover up the system of the Mahdi? Why do they want to hide so many of our Prophet’s (saas) miracles? This is a very great phenomenon. It is a historic matter. A great miracle is taking place.
The Jews were expecting a prophet in the time of Rasulullah (saas), when Rasulullah (saas) declared his prophethood. They knew a prophet would be coming. The whole Christian world knew as well. The Jews knew. But then they fell into opposition when he did not appear from among them. Otherwise, they all knew. And now our brothers have seen that their own communities and teachers are now old, they are about to die or else they are not accepted anywhere. Or they themselves do not regard them as suitable. They do not regard them as suitable in appearance. So they have given up. In that case, my brother, tell people of the miracles of Rasulullah (saas). Love of Rasulullah (saas) and of faith will grow, so tell people.
Look, he foretold the Mosque of Kufa and he gives the place. He gives the name of the mosque. He says which part of it will collapse. Rasulullah (saas) gives the detail. And he says when it will happen, right down to the finest detail. So tell people. But they; they are terrified. There are many more such arrogant and foolish people. My apologies to those who do not speak out of ignorance.
(It has emerged that various discussion disparaging women and regarding violence toward women as legitimate have been made in some mosques in Switzerland. A debate then arose as to imams trained in their Swiss universities should be appointed rather than imams from Arab countries.)
The bigots have only now begun grasping these things. America is also unaware, or it gives that idea. The second alternative is stronger, by the law of Allah because there is no stronger tendency than the bigots when it comes to eliminating Islamic moral values. The masons? Not a bit. The bigots are a million times more powerful than atheist masons. The bigots possess a huge destructive power when it comes to opposing the moral values of Islam and the Qur’an. Their most sensitive spot is their enmity toward women. They harbor an unbelievable hatred, these horrible people.
(To a viewer who says, “Were it not for you, my dear hodja, who would take an interest in people with no idea about religion, who would preach to them? Thanks be to Allah that you exist.”)
There are people, but their language is a bit too complex. They sit and show off with Ottoman and Farsi words. A young person will not understand. You should explain things honestly, but instead you talk about, “...predicated on this assumption or on that assertion…” You don’t even understand it yourself. So why prolong the issue? You should just tell the truth in simple sentences. Say what you truly believe, so as to win hearts and minds.