A9 TV, 3 September 2011
Remembering death matures a person.He will be more filled with love, he will be more affectionate, able to think more deeply, more purged of earthly desires and more forgiving, of course. That is very important. Because people who do not think about death are generally superficial minded, weak in temperament, quickly affected by desires and events, attach great importance to other people and even, may Allah forbid, regard them as more important than Allah, and sickly. But people who reflect on death think deeply and become more mature and better, insha’Allah.
It is very important for Muslims to love one another with a crazed fervor. The way of the Mahdi will bestow that on us. Look, the missile system is currently being installed in Turkey. But what point is there in missiles if we have Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), my brother? It is being set up against Iran. Who or where could Iran use missiles against in the presence of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)? That is out of the question. We can see the great need for Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) from that. The missile shield system will be set up in Turkey now with the expenditure of billions of dollars. To protect the region. Not just Turkey, but the whole region. Against whom? Against Muslim Iran. So much for Muslims being brothers. So much for a collective personality resolving the issue. That means there is an urgent need for Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). Can we see the need for him? What need for missiles of a defense system if we have Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)? The money spent on that will be spent on giving good food to the poor. You can hand out fridges and washing machines, cars and drugs and houses. And every one of the missiles installed costs who knows how many trillions. Iran is also making preparations. But if we had Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) the matter would be resolved comprehensively.
Our country and people are most excellent. But their unity and unison needs to assume the form of a crazy love; it cannot just be something peripheral. For example, this missile shield system against Iran baffles me. Iran is still talking about a phantom Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). Look, if you talk about a phantom you are going to alarm people. Because nobody knows what a phantom will do next. It [phantom] will also establish a missile system. And who knows what other systems besides? Because you are talking about a phantom. You say, “He is waiting inside a well.” You are saying; “He will emerge from the well and become the leader of Muslims. And he will shed rivers of blood.” That is not a rational thing to say. They are doing terrible damage to Islam. They must put an end to this idea of a phantom. The truth is the Sunni interpretation of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is a human being, born to a mother and a father, someone full of love. He is against bloodshed. They keep showing films filled with bloodshed. They are screened all over Europe. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) shedding rivers of blood. They made a film about that. What you are talking about is the dajjal [antichrist], not Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). The dajjal sheds blood. Floods of blood. Turkey is setting up the missile defense system, having it set up, since it is alarmed by the way of the dajjal. And of course they are worried by this in Europe. But if they follow Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) this scourge will disappear. Otherwise the situation is not at all a pleasant one. Muslims will never follow a phantom. They will follow Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). How can they follow a phantom? “He has emerged from the well,” they will say. “Follow him. In the form of a ray of light,” they will say. Someone will say, “I saw him and this is what he said.” What are we to do or say to him then? He will say, “He told us to shed rivers of blood.” That is out of the question. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is a man of compassion, of affection, of friendship and brotherhood. He is an entity who will eliminate blood and bile. There will be no bloodshed in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).
“Say: ‘I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind,
the King of mankind,
the God of mankind,
from the evil of the insidious whisperer
who whispers in people’s breasts’.”
From the whisperers. They do not want Muslims to talk about and read the Qur’an. They try to prevent them. They do nothing themselves. But they hinder those who do. Thus they await disaster. May Allah forbid.
I do not worship what you worship
and you do not worship What I worship.
Nor will I worship what you worship
nor will you worship What I worship.
You have your religion and I have my religion.”
Masha’Allah, masha’Allah. This is also directed toward polytheists and polytheism. Polytheists want Muslims to return to their own faith. In other words, to a superstitious faith not based on the Qur’an. And Muslims will respond to them, the polytheists, in the same way. “You have your religion and I have my religion.” In other words, we follow the religionset out in the Qur’an. Not the superstitious faith that polytheists follow, insha’Allah.
(The Prophet Solomon’s (pbuh) meeting with Balqis, the Queen of Sheba)
Who stands before the Prophet Solomon (pbuh)? A woman in a human body. Is he dreaming? He looks at that woman. Is it not he who jokes with her? Who tells her to “Enter the pool”? Why does he lead her to the edge of the courtyard? The reason he does so is in order to be able to make that joke. He had prepared the courtyard beforehand, hadn’t he? She imagined it to be deep water. She bared her legs and tried to enter it, but could not. And the joke came out in all its beauty. This is a human being. A woman who had travelled for many miles. He and the woman are alone in the palace. “Enter the courtyard,” says the Prophet Solomon. The verse is explicit. Let me show you. “She bared her legs,” Allah says in the verse. “She supposed it to be a pool,” He says. She bared her legs accordingly. But she was unable to enter the water, despite expecting to do so. The Prophet Solomon (pbuh) laughs at her. They laugh together. They enjoy it. This is a joke. And the woman admires the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) and comes to believe. He wins her love. He is close to her and shows her love and affection. He talks to her and treats her with respect. I mean, he did not turn his back on her as some people say. This is what happens in that event. Then the result is a tragedy. That is the reason for the tragedy in the Islamic world. You are ignoring the Qur’an. The Qur’an describes it explicitly. He tells our Prophet (saas) in a verse: ”...no other women are lawful for you nor may you exchange them for other wives, even though their beauty might be pleasing to you,” It means that he looks at her and is pleased by her beauty and wishes to marry her. Why hide that or try to conceal it? In the same way you cannot hide Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), so you cannot hide these things, either. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) goes and talks to the girls. They say he is a strong man, that they can tell from his appearance. Is what they see not the human nature of the Prophet Moses (pbuh)? Tell me if I am mistaken, insha’Allah.
Surat an-Naml, 44
“She was told: ‘Enter the courtyard,’ but when she saw it she supposed it to be a pool and bared her legs. He said, ‘It is a courtyard paved with glass.’ She said, ‘My Lord, I have wronged myself but I have submitted with Solomon to the Lord of all the worlds’.”
Look, that love and concern eases the woman’s heart. She delights in the Prophet Solomon’s (pbuh) little joke. She says this religion of Islam must be a very fine one. Thanks be to Allah, she converts to Islam. Would that woman have become a Muslim if she had seen fanaticism there? Her heart was eased because she encountered true Islam, a prophet, and she became a Muslim. But thousands, tens of thousands or millions of women want nothing to do with Islam because of the fanatics. But look, just about everyone I speak with becomes a Muslim, insha’Allah, thanks be to Allah.
Surat al-Ahzab, 50-52
“O Prophet! We have made lawful for you: your wives to whom you have given dowries and any slavegirls you own from the booty Allah has allotted you and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts...”
I wish my blessed Prophet (saas) the very best. May Allah bestow many times more on him in paradise. “…and any believer woman who gives herself to the Prophet if the Prophet desires to marry her,”she now wishes to give herself. Does the Prophet (saas) not see this woman? He sees her. Would he accept her without seeing and liking her? “, -exclusively for you as opposed to the rest of the believers.” Fanatics are embarrassed by this verse. Did you know that? It is one of the verses that most upsets the fanatics. “We know very well what We have prescribed for them regarding their wives and any slavegirls they possess – in order that there be no restriction on you.”Do you know what restriction means? It means pagans and polytheists basely putting pressure on the Prophet (saas). Those are the restrictions to which this verse is referring. But they were shattered when the verse came down. “You may refrain from any of them you will and keep close to you any of them you will;” Almighty Allah says you can keep them with you or not, as you wish. “And if you desire any you have left alone, there is nothing wrong in that.”Allah says you can call them back if you wish and again live with them. “This makes it more likely they will be comforted and not be grieved,”not be saddened, in other words, “and all of them will be content with what you give them.”Because the approval of Allah lights up all things. But if a woman looks at this through the eyes of ignorance, it is a tragedy. But if she looks with the eyes of faith, it is like the Sun. And what will happen. Her heart will be eased and lit up. She will say, “If Almighty Allah has said this, there must be goodness and beauty in it, thanks be to Allah, and I accept it all.” Our mothers’ eyes are lit up since the verse has come through revelation. “…and not be grieved,” they are no longer saddened. “…and be content with what you give them,” they are content. I wish my female forebears all the best for marrying my male forebear. I am most proud of them, masha’Allah. They did what was right and behaved very well, masha’Allah. “...and all of them will be content with what you give them. Allah knows what is in your hearts. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Forbearing.”It is suitable for them. “After that no other women are lawful for you nor may you exchange them for other wives, even though their beauty might be pleasing to you,” so take that, my extremist friends. How could the Prophet (saas) know how beautiful they were without seeing them? They are not lawful for you, “even though their beauty might be pleasing to you;” our Prophet (saas) liked them very much. But Allah says he must not marry them. “…with the exception of any you own as slaves.”Almighty Allah says that. Our Prophet (saas) had many concubines. “They are not lawful for you, even though their beauty might be pleasing to you. Allah is watchful over all things.” And our Prophet (saas) had many concubines thereafter. Our mothers were all lovelier than the last. He is together with them in paradise. How delightful, thanks be to Allah. May Allah bestow even more concubines upon him. May He bestow millions more concubines on my beloved forebear, the loveliest man of all, masha’Allah.2011-10-10 20:52:19