A9 TV, 5 May 2011
Islamic Union is not a very difficult system with many obstacles before it. Peace and love are very easy. Satan makes it look difficult. If we want friendship, it is easy for us to be friends. But if it is made to look difficult, if satan convinces people of that, then he can make even the easiest thing difficult. Unification, Turkish-Islamic Union, is the easiest thing in the world. They portray it as if it were a very far-off target. "How can it ever happen?" they ask. It is division you should be baffled by. The way that Muslims fall out is absolutely amazing. It is totally wrong for children to be in prison. The occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq is wrong.
It needs to be opposed through reason and knowledge and information, through science, and philosophy and art. If that is not done, people will turn to weapons. One warlord will be replaced by another. But our Prophet (saas) described religion with love. Love is the essence of religion.
Anyone who says’ La ilaha illAllah Mohammadan Rasulullah’ (There is no god but Allah, and Mohammad is His messenger) is a Muslim. But there are unintelligent Muslims, perverse Muslims and insincere Muslims who have a tendency toward atheism and irreligion. There are therefore various abnormal types. Religion should be described with reason, art and science. You cannot turn up with a gun and tell someone to become a Muslim. Hypocrisy will thrive if you do that. A person will accept it if he is created as a Muslim in destiny, and if not, he will not.
America spends billions of dollars on arms. Is that not a waste? Great Britain spends billions on arms. They are dropping tons of bombs on Muslims. But arms will be eliminated once Turkish-Islamic Union is established. With the money set aside for armaments, not a single poor person will be left in the world. But this tragedy will persist so long as do not have Turkish-Islamic Union. Spending on arms is all countries’ greatest expenditure. In some countries it reaches 50%-60% of the budget. Quadrillions of dollars are spent on armaments. That money could produce enormous wealth in Africa and Islamic countries. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will have tanks and guns melted down and used for good works. There would not be any poor people anywhere if that money were spent on them. Peace, first. That spirit of war will be lifted first. They kill people, and other applaud it. Why applaud bloodshed and suffering? How can you applaud the infliction of pain. They regard it as a good thing. But war is utterly terrible. Their eyes shine if you say, let us all go off to war. If they cannot do that, they attack the police. How can you throw rocks the size of a fist at police officers? What they are doing is very dangerous. We must strive to the end for peace. Many people are sick. People who strive to the end for peace are very rare. Despite being commander-in-chief of a 30-million member army, the largest in the world, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will not cause a drop of blood to be shed.
Islamic Union is another name for love, for peace and for brotherhood. It means the end of fanaticism and bigotry. It means the dominion of science, art, democracy and beauty. Our chains will be shattered in this age. There will be great relief. Fear will be listed. The only fear left will be fear of Allah. There will be no fear of weapons, or organized crime, or injustice or anything else.
11- There is a group of you who propagated the lie...
Muslims must scrupulously avoid lies and gossip among themselves.
…Do not suppose it to be bad for you; rather it is good for you. Every one of them will incur the evil he has earned and the one who took it on himself to amplify it will receive a terrible punishment.
Anyone who organizes false accusations is sinning. But Allah says that false accusation work for the victim, rather than against. The merit of the person making false accusations will also be put down to the victim. Because he earns merit. It is therefore a very positive situation. That is what Allah is saying.
12- Why, when you heard it, did you not, as men and women of the believers, instinctively think good thoughts and say, ‘This is obviously a lie’?
For example, someone puts a false accusation against Muslims in a newspaper. You see types with robes and turbans and people believe it. But that needs to be investigated. A true Muslims will check if something is true or not, insha’Allah. Allah says;
13- Why did they not produce four witnesses to it?
Four honest witnesses.
Since they did not bring four witnesses, in Allah’s Sight, they are liars.
This means one must scrupulously avoid making false accusations against Muslims. If it cannot be proved, that is an especially terrible situation. Allah says, “they themselves are liars.” Allah declares they are liars.
14- Were it not for Allah’s favor to you and His mercy, both in this world and the hereafter, a terrible punishment would have afflicted you for your plunging headlong into it.
There are some people with nothing better to do that gossip about Muslims. They spend their whole days gossiping. That is widespread. Muslims know. Allah forbids that. They spend their whole time gossiping. Allah forbids that as ugly behavior.
16- Why, when you heard it, did you not say, ‘We have no business speaking about this. Glory be to You! This is a terrible slander!’?
In such situations, a Muslim must say, “this is a terrible slander” and refuse to believe it. They must either produce four honest witnesses or else say nothing.
There is no conception of racial superiority in religion. Superiority lies with fear of Allah. Our Prophet (saas) says, “superiority lies with fear of Allah alone. He says, “Persians are not superior to Arabs, nor Arabs to Persians.” Our Prophet (saas) says that, and that is the end of it. There is no need for any tensions on the subject. I do not say that the Turkish race has any genetic superiority. But it is superior in terms of service. I call a spade a spade. Turkey is very devout and popular among Islamic countries. The whole Islamic world loves it. And it wants Turkey to be the leader. But that does not imply an genetic superiority. It has superiority in terms of leadership. It wants to be the leader. A country or people or society has to assume the leadership. But when you have a leader it does not mean that the others are any less worthy.
Unease stems from thinking too much. People worry about everything. Human beings are weak and sensitive. They have broad horizons and think very fluidly. They are prone to doubts; why did that person look that way, why did that person think that? Did he look a bit unconcerned or angry, why did he found a mosque or go out on the street? That kind of. Everything in any case works out as appointed in destiny. What Allah says is what happens. Nothing can happen apart from what He ordains. So one must relax. One must entrust oneself to Allah. It is foolish to stress ourselves out. That wears the body down. It is like a rebellion against. We must abandon ourselves to Allah. Allah will make us speak and remind us of things. Allah will make us speak in the best way. People are tested by worrying all the time about “what should I do for the best, what is the best thing to say?” There is none of that in paradise. One can relax totally in paradise. It is all peace and joy and goodness. But the way of the Mahdi will draw some people closer to the environment in paradise. Fear and tension will be isolated, and there will be a climate of trust.