A9 TV, 15 April 2012
Take the Jews. When I talk with leading Jews, they say the Qur’an is obviously a true book. The prophet is obviously a true prophet. One would have to be devoid of conscience to say anything else. Allah says you can be Muslims if you recognize all prophets. A Jew must recognize all the divine books in order to be a Muslim. He must recognize all the true prophets, Abraham (pbuh), Ishmael (pbuh), Jacob (pbuh) and all of them. Omit just one, and no religion or faith remains. One is a complete Muslim when one recognizes our Prophet (pbuh).
A9 TV, 10 April 2012
The Jews are descended from prophets. I am a sayyid, thanks be to Allah. But I also combine with Jews among my forebears. I am descended from David (pbuh). The line of Hazrat Ali (pbuh) is descended from David (pbuh). I am a descendant of Abraham (pbuh). Jews are the children of the Prophet Abraham (pbuh) and Jacob (pbuh). Our Prophet (saas) is he who most resembles the Prophet Abraham (pbuh). In that sense, they are descended from the same line.
A9 TV, 29 March 2012
Saying that stones and trees will tell us to kill Jews. May Allah forbid! Then you kill Christians, and Shiites, and Wahhabis, and Hindus. Until there is nobody left. Just a handful of Sunnis remaining. Then they will kill them because of differences in the Islamic schools they belong to. You can see that in many Islamic schools. They despise everyone apart from their own people. Yet they are all immaculate Muslims. It is a privilege to become one of the followers of the Mahdi (pbuh). You do or you don’t. That is up to Allah. In the same way that bestowing the rank of Mahdi is up to Allah, so is being a follower of the Mahdi (pbuh), or not. So I condemn all such vile, treacherous and cowardly killings. I say that these acts are vile and devoid of character. If anyone wishes to argue, let them say so, and I will very politely respond to them.
A9 TV, 6 March 2012
People say, “The idea of the way of the Mahdi has come down from ancient religions, and these beliefs have been corrupted.” Muslims actually say this. “Belief in the Messiah is a Jewish belief,” they say. “Belief in the Messiah has come down from Christianity,” they say. “It has also been corrupted in the Zabur,” they say. But Allah says “We wrote that My servants who are righteous who will inherit the earth.” Where? In the Zabur, in the Torah. And when we look we see it is the Mahdi who reigns, when we look at the Torah. So why do you regard it as an offense? You say the belief in the Mahdi has come down from the Torah. Allah related an existing belief to the Prophet Noah (pbuh), and to Abraham (pbuh) and to Moses (pbuh) and to Jesus (pbuh). Allah also makes this clear in the Qur’an. He says, “We wrote that My servants who are righteous who will inherit the earth.” Where? On the Zabur, in the Torah. We look at that section and see that it talks about the Mahdi (pbuh). We see that the righteous people are Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and his followers. So much for the Qur’an not referring to the way of the Mahdi! It is in there. You say it is a belief come down from Judaism. Allah Himself says it exists in Judaism. He says He has written it in the Zabur. So what you are saying is true, but Allah Himself says it. But you are saying it is a lie, whereas Allah says it is true. You say it is a fabrication, but Allah says, “It is not a fabrication, it is the truth.” Whom should we believe? We will believe Allah.
A9 TV, 29 February 2012
Jewish sources say the Mahdi (pbuh) will appear from Istanbul. Judaic sources dating back 3000 years. “Just as Moses, after revealing himself to his brethren in Egypt and announcing them to that deliverance was near” after making his presence felt and saying that the reign of Islam was nigh, “was forced to go into hiding for a time,…” The Mahdi (pbuh) will remain hidden. His time of seclusion is being described. “so also will Messiah be forced to hide himself after the first revelations.” He will remain hidden. Our Prophet (pbuh) also says, “The Mahdi (pbuh) will remain hidden.” It is the same, do you see? (Numbers Rabbah, Chap. II; Song of Songs Rabbah, (2:9); Pesikta Rabbathi, Chap. 36)
Song of Songs 2/9. “Just as Moses was raised in the House of Pharaoh in Egypt,” It will happen in Istanbul. Where there are Darwinists and materialists. It says it will be in Istanbul. “Both had to appear and then hide.” He will closely resemble the Prophet Moses (pbuh). In the hadiths, our Prophet (pbuh) says he will resemble the Prophet Moses (pbuh) in that respect. “He will remain concealed like the Prophet Moses (pbuh),” he says in a hadith. Look, a book dating back 3000 years says the Prophet Moses (pbuh) will be concealed, insha’Allah. “To be sure, the “light of the Messiah” which is to shine wondrously into the world, is not always seen as breaking in with complete suddenness;” It says he will not appear all at once, the Mahdi (pbuh). “it may become visible by gradations and stages...” He will appear gradually, it says. “It is told of Rabbi Hiyya and Rabbi Simeon that they walked in the valley of Arbela early in the morning and saw the dawn breaking on the horizon. Thereupon Rabbi Hiyya said: So too is Israel’s redemption [through King Messiah]; at first it will be only very slightly visible, then it will shine forth more brightly and only afterwards will it break forth in all of its glory.” What does Bediüzzaman say? “Even if there is a false dawn, the true dawn will appear in 30-40 years’ time.” The Sun will appear, he says. What does it say here? There will be a false dawn first. The first rays of the Sun will be seen, then will com the true dawn, the Sun. The Torah says what Bediüzzaman said 3000 years later. The same. “Just as Moses was raised in the House of Pharaoh in Egypt, so the Messiah will be in Rome. Both had to appear and then hide.
In the same way that Moses (pbuh) was raised in the house of Pharaoh, among the enemies of his own people, the Messiah (pbuh) will grow up in the city of Rome, in Istanbul.” In other words, somewhere in which people live by Darwinism and materialism. He will strive against Darwinism and materialist belief.
Istanbul is the place of saintly figures, but also one of dajjals. The Torah notes this fact. Look, a blessed individual such as the Mahdi (pbuh) is there, but there are also people like satan there, the supporters of the antichrist. “Ben Levi meets the Prophet Elias and asks, ‘Where can I find Moshe, the Mahdi (pbuh)?’ Elias replies, ‘go to the gate of Rome, of Istanbul’.” Masha’Allah, Topkapı. Istanbul has a number of gates. “You will find him there.” You will find him in Istanbul, he says. How many years ago? Three thousand years.
A9 TV, 9 March 2012
Because I advocate the right and the truth, I advocate for freemasons and Jews. They are innocent people. If they commit a crime, that is all right, then in that case we will get hold of them. But accusing a person who has never committed a crime, a person from the People of the Book, insinuating against them does not comply with my conscience. It is not in compliance with my religious beliefs and my fear of Allah. I am a person who acts in compliance with my conscience.
A9 TV, 15 February 2012
Maimonides, Mishnah Torah, The Laws of the Kings and Their Wars, Chapter 11 (based on the Torah)
“In the future, the Messianic king will arise and renew the Davidic dynasty, restoring it to its initial sovereignty. He will build the Temple.”
“The Torah testified to his coming.” The Mahdi. The Torah. He is also in the hadiths of our Prophet (pbuh).
“One should not presume that the Messianic king must work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena in the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds.” It says this is very definitely not true.
Halaka, chapter 4
“He will then improve the entire world, motivating all the nations to serve God together..”
“When the true Messianic king will arise and prove successful, his position becoming exalted and uplifted, they will all return and realize that their ancestors endowed them with a false heritage..” The Mahdi will put these things right, it says.
“David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.” (2 Samuel 6:5) The Prophet David (pbuh) also sings songs. Cymbals, tambourines and drums make a lot of noise.
“Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark [of the covenant], and as were the musicians, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs.” Shirts of fine linen. Linen is good. “David also wore a linen ephod. So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouts, with the sounding of rams’ horns and trumpets, and of cymbals,” trumpets and drums, in other words. “and the playing of lyres and harps.” (1 Chronicles 15:16) This Ark of the Covenant will soon be found.
“As the ark of the covenant of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating,” King David gave himself up to the music and danced there. “Sing for joy to God our strength;” in other words, we act with the power of Allah, he says. “shout aloud”, he says the joy of faith must appear. “to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.” (Psalm, 81:1,2)
“I will praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to You with the lyre…” There is also music in Mevlevi ceremonies. “My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You— I whom You have delivered my tongue will tell of Your righteous acts all day long…” (Psalm, 71:22-24)
“Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.” (Psalm, 149:5) Let them experience that joy even in their beds, it says.
A9 TV, 16 May 2012
.. and fell down prone, prostrating, and repented. Prostrating Jews are mentioned in the Torah as well. By that, we understand that performing prayers [salat] was also commanded in the time of the Prophets reaching back until Judaism. Performing prayers also has a place in the Torah now and some of the Jews are performing their prayers now. First they bow and then prostrate. That is how the prayers were described at the time. The prone is the same, it is the same with the way we perform our prayers. Then he bows and then prostrates. Almighty Allah says ".. he sincerely turned to Us with a wholehearted submission and love and repented."
A9 TV, 24 August 2011
(A response to a question about what the correct attitude toward Jews and Christians should be)
“You who believe! Do not take the Jews and Christians as your friends; they are the friends of one another. Any of you who takes them as friends is one of them. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people.” (5/51)
The aim behind friendship there is to follow erroneous and superstitious beliefs. Not to love people as people. Some crazy types take it in the sense of enmity. But they are spotless people, servants of Allah. Why should there be any hostility toward them? Of course we must be friends, as human beings. But there can be no friendship when it comes to belief in the Trinity. I cannot be friends with belief in the Trinity. There can be no friends with polytheism. Almighty Allah does not speak of people as individuals here. And He does not refer to their true beliefs. But there can be no friendship with superstitious belief. You cannot form an alliance with superstitious belief, or act according to it or bound by it. In that sense.
“You will find that the people most hostile to those who believe are the Jews and the idolaters.”
Now we have the continuation of the verse, “the idolaters.” Do you know who that means? The fanatics. Why do you not speak of that?
“Hostile to those who believe,” to Muslims, to the community of Hazrat Mahdi (as), to the community of Jesus the Messiah, “are the Jews and the idolaters.”
If you talk about the fanatics, the idolaters, that is fine. But why do you split the verse up? Is it referring to all Jews here? For example, a Jewish child is born, tiny and innocent with curly hair. Does the verse also refer to him then? It refers to those who are immoral, cruel, who shed blood, people with accursed characters. There are plain ignorant people among the fanatics. But there are also really wicked and immoral types. They are what this refers to. There are millions of idolaters in the Islamic world. Why not speak of them?
“As long as you do not adopt their faith.”
That is quite explicit. “The Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion. Say, ‘Allah’s guidance is the true guidance.’ If you were to follow their whims and desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you would find no protector or helper against Allah.”
When you meet people they say, “Let us be friends.” Ask them what they want, and they say they want you to ascribe equals to Allah. You go to a bigot and say, “Let’s be friends.” And he says, “Only if you ascribe equals to Allah.” You ask what he wants, and he will say, may Allah forbid, “You must regard my sheikh as Allah.” “You must obey him even if want he says contradicts the Qur’an.” For example, they turn up with a fabricated hadith. You say, “Look, this contradicts the Qur’an.” But they say, “No it doesn’t, and if it does, then it is above the Qur’an.” Now I am saying that this really happens. You would be amazed. I can point to references. The great majority of theology teachers know this. Almighty Allah says, “this is lawful.” “No, it is unlawful,” they say. Allah says, “it is unlawful” and they say, “No, it is lawful. Look, there is superstition, he says against it.” How can you be friends with such a person? You cannot be friends. Many fanatics are hostile to me, for instance. Why? Because I do not follow their religion, the religion of bigotry, of polytheism. I say, “the Qur’an is sufficient.” I say I abide by the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas), I tell them that is enough. That is why they are hostile toward me. That is the only reason. And I prove it one by one. There are Christian bigots and Jewish ones. These people become your enemies if you do not accept their religion word for word. Freemasons are the same. In other words, unless you are irreligious and an atheist, may Allah forbid, unless you sign up to masonic principles, they are your enemy. What does an intelligent Muslim do? He attracts them toward his own faith. Only then he becomes their friend.
Why did our Prophet (saas) marry a Christian woman? It would appear to be diametrically opposed to these verses, to their logic. Our Prophet (saas) also married a Jewish woman. Allah says, “You can marry Jewish and Christian women.” There is a verse about that. Why do you not read those verses? ”You will find the people most affectionate to those who believe are those who say, ‘We are Christians’,” says Allah in a verse from the Qur’an. Why do you ignore that? They do not analyze or read the verses as a whole. They just read one.
There is a verse that says, “Do not approach the prayer when you are drunk.” It would be very wrong to read this as an injunction as “do not approach the prayer”. “Do not approach the prayer when you are drunk”. You have to take the two parts together. Almighty Allah says we can eat food prepared by Christians. How can you eat with someone who is not your friend? How can you marry people who are not your friends? Being friends as individuals is one thing, and being friends with their face is something very different. You can be friends as people, with their body and soul. You can be friends with those of their beliefs that are true and right, but you do not agree to their erroneous beliefs. And you cannot be friends when you do not agree with them. Rejecting that means not being friends, insha’Allah. If you do not act along those lines, then you are not friends. How can one be friends with polytheism? For example, one’s father is good in all respects. But he drinks like a fish and acts in a disgraceful manner. How can one be friends with that aspect of him? But you can be friends with all the other aspects, insha’Allah.
“Today all good things have been made lawful for you. And the food of those given the Book is also lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. So are chaste women from among the believers and chaste women of those given the Book before you, once you have given them their dowries in marriage, not in fornication or taking them as lovers. But as for anyone who rejects faith, his actions will come to nothing and in the hereafter he will be among the losers.” (Surat al-Ma’ida, 5)
I ask these ignorant people. What is this verse about? What business has someone you regard as an enemy, as accursed and not your friend, got in your home? You can you eat in their home? But the verse tells us to eat with them. Allah recommends it. But if they are enemies, why let them into your homes? Why it with them if you are not their friend? It means you are friends in personal terms. But you do not share their beliefs, insha’Allah. How can you marry them? But Allah says you can marry them. I can marry a Christian woman, for instance, or a Jewish woman. There is a verse about that. Since you regard these people as accursed, one should be their enemies, not their friends. How can you marry them? Why did our Prophet (saas) get married. Why did he take a Jewish wife? Why did he take a Christian wife? Why does Allah set this out so explicitly in the verse? It means that we can be their friends in human terms. You just do not subscribe to their beliefs. That is what the verse is saying. There is nothing incomprehensible about it.
What do the bigots want? Lack of affection, lack of compassion, disrespect and bad behavior. Do you think we will go along with that? You are describing the way of the antichrist. We follow the way of the Mahdi. We are followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as), insha’Allah.
You show your father deep love and respect, even if he ascribes equals to Allah. You respect your brothers who ascribe equals to Allah. They talk foolishly and say the most outrageous things about the Qur’an and the faith. But you still kiss your father’s hands and feet, because that is where the money comes from, your own self-interest. We will explain to them the truth of those matters where they go wrong gradually, insha’Allah.
Prophets have lovely voices. The Messenger of Allah (saas) had a lovely voice. That beloved ancestor of mine, our Prophet (saas), had a very high quality and mellifluous voice. People who listened to him used to melt away, masha’Allah. The Prophet David (as) and the Prophet Solomon (as) had splendid voices. Those places have remained thus genetically, since they are the lands of the prophets, masha’Allah.
The bigot mindset, may Allah forbid, seems really hellish to me. What a strange world they have. However did they build it? Why did they want such a world? It is amazing how they felt the need for such a loveless, polluted and rotten world. It is a trick of satan’s. Wherever there is anything filthy they adopt it as their own. I listen to them talk, and whatever is filthy, they talk about that. Surely religious matters are beyond that.
A9 TV, 10 August 2011
We believe in the truth and validity of those parts of the Torah that are in agreement with the Qur’an. We do not believe in every word of it. Only those parts compatible with the Qur’an and the hadiths. But some bone-headed people say, “How can he believe in the Torah?” Allah described the Torah as a light in the Qur’an, and as something healing. How can you deny that? The parts compatible with the Qur’an are valid. But not, of course, those parts that conflict with the Qur’an. In the same way we reject the foolish prattle of a bigot, so we reject the false parts of the Torah.