(Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview dated April 19, 2011)
...not distracted by trade or commerce from the remembrance of Allah and the establishment of prayer (salat) and the payment of alms (zakat); fearing a day when all hearts and eyes will be in turmoil – (Surat an-Nur, 37)
For example, I say to people, “Why do you not live by religion? Why do you not espouse Islamic Union? Why do you not pray?” And what do they say? "We are busy with our businesses, we look after our families and children, we are very busy. We don’t have time.” People have fallen into this difficulty in the End Times. Checks and IOUs have bounced. Goods have been held up at Customs and the formalities have not been completed. They live their lives along those lines. They have been taken over by passion. Yet Allah says, “They must also pray and give alms. These things are no obstacle to that.” For example, they can still carry on studying at university. They can still work. But Allah says I will give you the time to do what is right and to pray. So long as people are sincere. Honest people will always find time to give alms and pray, to perform their religious observances and to spread Islam. There is a miracle there. A miracle will come about, but only if one is sincere.
The Qur’an describes people’s subconscious immorality, trickery, lack of good conscience and tactics in a most perfect manner. This is also in the Gospel and the Torah. But it is most detailed in the Qur’an. People’s weaknesses, the false techniques employed by hypocrites, and even the effects that arise in their bodies, are all described perfectly in the Qur’an. Like a book of psychiatry. People’s character flaws are described in great detail. That is why people who understand the Qur’an very well are also very rational. A person can be very intelligent but also very stupid. But someone who understands the Qur’an very well and puts it into practice very well can never cause trouble for himself or anyone around. That detail can be seen if one looks at the Qur’an and thinks about the details in it. The Qur’an is the most highly developed book in terms of describing human beings. The Qur’an describes in great detail how we should behave toward other people, the Earth, trees and plants. The Qur’an is like the instructions that come with medicines. "If you live this way, you will be happy. But if you do that, you will be unhappy,” it says. It sets it all out in great detail. That is why people who are busy with this world must also read the Qur’an and learn how the world is to be used. Otherwise society will go wrong, the system will go wrong.