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The Secret Behind Our Trials

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Our on-going test


The secret behind the creation of good and evil


The Prophet’s (saas) patience


Every moment every second


Hazrat Mahdi (as) Will Not Say “I Am Mahdi”, But “I Am Merely His Helper”


Hopefulness In The Qur’an


The Secret Behind Our Trials


The transitory baubles of this world and our true abode, the hereafter


Answers from the Qur’an 3


The secret of the test


The truth of the life of this world


The Christian belief that their sins can be redeemed through the blood of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is a huge error


One of the worst punishments visited on deniers is humiliation and disgrace in this world and the hereafter


Allah has created the world people watch in a space no bigger than a lentil


Infinite blessings


The truth of the life of this world


Perished nations


Cancer cells are under the command of Allah


Highlights from Mr. Adnan Oktar's interview on 14 January 2012


The tests that believers face in the gospel


Highlights from Mr. Adnan Oktar's interview on 25 February 2012


Diseases are a part of our test


Highlights from Mr. Adnan Oktar's interview on 28 April 2012


Highlights from Mr. Adnan Oktar's interview on 30 April 2012


If you say you are in love with Allah, how will you show that love? The struggle you make against hardship, advocating the Beloved One under the hardest of circumstances and siding with Him. Then your faith, love and compassion becomes evident. Otherwise it is not recognized.


ALLAH PUTS US ON TRIAL, FOR ALMIGHTY ALLAH WANTS GENUINE LOVE. If everyone loves one another like robots, if Allah made it obligatory for them, you would be loving each other under compulsion. That is not what Allah wants. ALLAH WANTS US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AMID PAIN, SUFFERING AND HARDSHIP.


A human being is a very fragile being. Allah says in the Qur’an, “Man is created weak.” Whether a man or a woman, they are all weak. They are easily negatively affected. They may get exhausted easily, feel exhausted and get sick easily. As a requisite of the trial in this world, they are created in that manner. That is because Allah does not want us to love this world.


IF A PERSON GETS ATTACHED TO THIS WORLD, HE SUFFERS A LOT. ONCE HE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THIS WORLD, HE WANTS ALLAH, because Almighty Allah essentially wants Himself to be the loved one.


Believers are put to the test through hardship. This world is not a place of fun. There will be trouble and you will persevere.


If a person goes through the suffering of Hazrat Mahdi (as) only for a day, a person who does not act in compliance with the Qur’an, may Allah forbid, may deny Allah. Only one day. While it stirs up one’s love for Allah, it may make a person with weak faith lose his belief. That is the secret of the test.


IN THE ABSENCE OF THE TEST EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END, MAY ALLAH FORBID. EVERYTHING LOSES ITS MEANING. Love, friendship, life, everything ceases to have any meaning, becomes nothing. Nothing beautiful remains left. For instance, the beauty of woman no longer means anything. The beauty of flowers, the beauty of plants, the entire universe is devastated.


Trial is absolutely essential. Just think about it and you will grasp it. In its absence a great nullity comes into existence. The universe becomes all flat. Humanity becomes devastated, may Allah forbid.


The trial in this world is absolutely essential. Think about that for a moment, otherwise a world would not be possible. In the absence of trial everything loses its meaning, may Allah forbid. The system becomes ruined. An easy trial is not a trial. It must be a reasonable trial, insha’Allah.


Allah does not create this world to make us go through suffering. Allah does not create this world in order to create a hellish environment. He does not want to create a world bereft of artistry and beauty.


Allah has given pain but He also has given medicine. Allah created modern medicine to sooth the pain. No one ever faces anything that he/she cannot bear.


Allah regards people's attaining value by being subjected to tests as very significant.


The soul is trained through hardships and ordeals.




New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (23 October 2012)


According to what has been foretold in the Hadiths; The students of the Mahdi will be tested with diseases and with sorrow. With the appearance of Mahdi (pbuh) Allah will take away diseases and the sorrow from them.


Allah does not give all kinds of blessings at the very same time. When He gives blessings from one side, He creates a shortcoming from another, so that people would be tested.


Profound faith, that is the greatest blessing. Submission to Allah and profound faith.. That is because Allah tests people with many things. Some people squirm in these tests from time to time. That is a grave mistake. Good opinion of and love for Allah should never be given up. Allah should never be opened to discussion. A Muslim devotes himself to Allah with such a profound love that he never ever gives up his good opinion and love for Allah, not even momentarily.


The archangels Gabriel and Michael are constantly on Mahdi (pbuh)'s side but Mahdi does not see them. Our Prophet (saas) says "He is backed up with three thousand angels." Apart from that they are with him wherever he goes to. Gabriel and Michael never leave his side. But Mahdi (pbuh) cannot see them. Otherwise the free will of his mind would be removed, his testing would end.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar ( 11 December 2012)


We will never be bored in the Heaven, everything that we like will be there. Feelings like boredom and rage are given specifically to us in this world. In the Heaven these feelings will be taken from the hearts of people.


No miracle would ever remove the freewill of mind. We are in a world of testing. Some people assume that – for instance- the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) would make a sign with his hand and food would instantly appear on the table. How is that possible? It would be unjust for other ummahs. Almighty Allah would not do such a thing. Nothing that would remove the freewill of mind would ever happen. When the Prophet Jesus prays, they find a table set for them in the other room.


According to the signs in the Qur'an and the hadiths, Mahdi (pbuh) will go through very tough testings and difficult trials.


One needs to welcome all sorts of tests that come on his/her way with joy and do well by them with the utmost effort. A tough test coming on one's way means a ship full of gold is coming to him. Sometimes tests might seem to be difficult but they are all full of good deeds.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (7 January 2013)


This world is a place like a course. After this training we will go to our real abode.


Allah creates the test perfectly. He trains good people in this world and gives them the training of the Heaven.


There will be a global reign of Islam for 7 years. Almighty Allah enables such a symbolic reign. That is because during the global reign, there will not be an environment suitable for test.


Antichrists, pharaohs should exist for people to be tested. In an environment in which there are no pharaohs and no antichrists, there will be no test.


In this world, we are being trained for the Paradise, we are being educated for that. For us to receive such training there is the need for the antichrists, for Pharaohs and Nimrods. Without them, there will be no training.


The increase in the number of people that stand against, that talks sharp and harsh words, that displays offensive manners would increase the good deeds a Muslim attains.


Allah educates His good servants perfectly in this world


Almighty Allah is preparing Turkey for the Unity of Islam. But the Allah's creation is very sophisticated. Almighty Allah implements a very intricate, very detailed plan. Allah is the One Who creates all plans. Almighty Allah draws everything to that path step by step.


Allah constantly gives diseases and deficiencies to prevent people set their hearts on this world and to wean people from this world.


This world is not a place to have fun, it is not a funfair. This is a place of trial. If people assume that they will just be having fun here, that they will labor after their cheques and bonds, that they will get married and have weddings and get on with their lives, then Allah does not give them comfort. Allah says; "I created everything as a trial." If they fail to understand, then Allah explains it to them in a way that they will surely understand.


This world is a world of trial, people enter through one door and go out from another. We all are going to reach that honor, that beauty and go to the Sight of Allah insha'Allah. Almighty Allah says "Every self will taste death." There is one beautiful tasting and one painful tasting. May Allah make us among those who taste death nicely.


Muslim would become valuable through pain and ordeals.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (7 March 2013)


This is the place of trial. People should forget about being comfortable here, it is not acceptable. This World is a mixture of Heaven and Hell. It is halfway Heaven, halfway Hell, because this is a place of trial. People will be comfortable in the Heaven.


Through successive troubles Muslim is trained for Paradise. A Muslim attains as much good deeds as the scourges that rain upon him/her. Hardships beautify a Muslim.


We are being educated for Heaven with troubles that are coming one after the other. Without the hardships you would become sick. Hardships beautify you. The more hardship raining down on you, the more good deeds you would be attaining.


Allah puts people through a difficult test. That is because He will make them live for all eternity. I mean He teaches love to beings that will live forever, He teaches them to appreciate the blessings. Or else may Allah forbid, one may go to the Heaven yet still does not understand Heaven.


Almighty Allah has created the End of Times very hard so that the deeds attained would be very rich. The more the troubles, the problems are, the higher will be the rank of that person.


Allah motivates people to think deep through disasters of epic proportion.


What a beautiful environment of trial Allah has created. Allah veils Himself to the people with weak faith, and opens and shows Himself even further to strong people. Faith then becomes precious, it becomes even more beautiful. That is because you find Him by searching, you give make effort to that end.


Why do babies die? Babies come to this world as angels, and they pass by as angels. They are created like that specifically. They are coming to this world as the children of Heaven and they are taken from this world and go to Heaven to be the children of Heaven again. Almighty Allah says; “I have sent them as the children of the Heaven to you so that you can see them, they will welcome you in the Hereafter. If you act patiently they will be your children in the Heaven. That is it.


We are going to be tested. For instance while you are going on cheerfully all of a sudden you can have a sore back. For instance just when you thought that you’ve passed your class, you may fail. You can get into trouble all of a sudden. Everything can happen. You should put your trust in Allah. This is not a fairground, this is not a play ground. That is a testing environment, you are in a hall of trial. You will be asked questions and you will answer them successfully one after the other by the leave of Allah. You will give right answers. You will try not to give them wrong answers. And thus you would be trained.


The tougher the test a person is put through, the higher quality that person would attain.


The Companions of our Prophet (saas) were like bread; everyone loved them very dearly. That is because they’ve all been through very difficult trials.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (20 June 2013)


There will definitely be good ones, and there will definitely be bad ones. Good ones will struggle against the bad ones, bad ones will be eliminated and good ones will remain superior. In the Hereafter they will enter Heaven after being educated. As the people of love, compassion, mercy, aesthetics, beauty and quality, they will enjoy Heaven. For a person who did not receive this training, Heaven would not have any meaning.


Living is created as difficult by God in its nature if you add radicalism on it you would make people go mad. The human nature does not put up with radicalism.


Life is difficult. People are tried in the life of this world with difficulties. And on top of all these difficulties, no one would ever accept fanaticism.


As the requisite of the testing, there are both angelic people and evil people in the world.


God is the One Who educates children. Just like it was in the story of the Prophet Ishmael (pbuh), just like it was in the story of the Prophet Joseph (pbuh). Children are tested as well. God tests them with hardships and with ease as well so that they would be reminded by Him when they grow up. Being reminded by Him is a condition of this test anyway.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (23 September 2013)


In this world we are put on trial and thus being educated for paradise (17.12.2013)


God creates the erroneous, wrongful people for us to know the worth of the good ones. There are always wrongful, erroneous people. But the good ones shine among those erroneous ones. So there is the need for such erroneous people. The secret of the trial comes forth only then, insha’Allah.


While proceeding in the right path Almighty God creates slips and hitches as a part of the trial. But eventually the truth becomes victorious. The hitches are bound to exist. Difficulties are bound to come up. Otherwise there would be no meaning to the trial.


We are in a very short course, it really is very short. We are being trained day and night and we are improving ourselves, we are taking the civility of the Heaven. Without the civility of the Heaven if were to go to the Heaven we would have been like robots. We have to get that training in order to be able to take endless pleasure in the Heaven.


The life in this world is really very short, we will all be gone. May we all go to Heaven insha'Allah. We are in a very short period of trial. We should not offend each other for insignificant things, we should not upset each other and we should choose all we say very carefully.


This is a world that would not let you stay in your houses in comfort and deal with your checks, title deeds and your trade. It is not a world that you can be graduated from your school in peace and get married and deal with your own business. God would not give way to this. God did not create this world for this. God wants the appearance of the Mahdi; He wants the appearance of the Jesus Messiah and the global rule of Islam.


This is not a place for plays and amusement; it is not a place to merely earn livelihood. We’ve come here to be tested.


God takes patience as a basis. This is a place for trial. It would not be possible to get instant results. There has to be an enduring, long period of time. We need to go through a trial.


God increases the disasters that fall upon His beloved servants. If disasters do not befall on you, you should think about what is wrong with you. If there are disasters following you, be thankful to God. Disasters are like winds, they pass by and their beauties remain behind.


Almighty God would of course test your love. See how devoted you are to Him; He will of course test that. And He will show that to you as well. You will see how much you love God. You will see how loyal you are.


One would never leave his beloved one. God is the real Beloved One. And even if 7000 years pass by, one would endure all sorts of ordeals. That is the characteristic of a lover. God would approve to see one enduring everything because of love for Him. That is completely a sign of love.


What is the characteristic of a lover? It is never deserting the loved one despite all sorts of sufferings and hardships. A lover would never leave his loved one even under the hardest conditions. God is showing us how much we are living with that spirit of a lover. That is because in the Hereafter, the existence and the manifestations of God will be the greatest pleasure we will be given.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (14 March 2014)


A Muslim should see the beautiful things and also the ugly ones; yet he should prefer the beautiful things and look for the wisdom behind the ugliness. There is nothing ugly in the Heaven. Ugliness is only created in this world for testing. Everything and everyone is beautiful in the Heaven; trees, plants, people, children and all food.


It is evident that this world is a place specifically created for training. It has no aspect to be devoted for or to have an ambition about. When one doesn’t turn it into an ambition God helps Muslims in wondrous ways and creates an amazing environment for them.


Heaven is the real abode. This world is only a place that we are being trained in. There is something missing in everything. Muslims are going towards the Hereafter rapidly and everyone is going towards there. The good ones and the bad ones are constantly being differentiated between.


People die every day. We are living in the world, this is a place of testing. People get sick every day. How do they come up with the idea of mourning? There is no such thing in the Qur'an. There is no such understanding in Islam. It only has a place in idolatry, in the totemist mentality, in the belief system of the idolaters. This is a characteristic of pagan religions, but there is no such thing in Islam.


Illnesses are the tests of this world


MERS virus and what it brings to one’s mind


God gives one aggressive, abnormal wrong feelings to the lower self, but He also shows the ways to be protected against those with the verses of the Qur’an. The whole system of trial is founded upon that anyways. People need to recognize this highly dangerous threat and be alerted and be careful against it. We are to look for the acts that please God the most.


The Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was sincerely devout, he comes to the Earth to be welcomed (07.06.2014)


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (27 July 2014)


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (28 July 2014)


This world is not real, the Hereafter is because this world is a place of trial, it possesses the characteristics of both Heaven and Hell. But Muslims push aside those characteristics of Hell by using their wisdom. And because they thus bring forth the characteristics of Heaven, they appear as exquisite beings.


We will all go to Hereafter. There will be no one who wouldn’t. Almighty God puts us through an important trial, an important test. Without this education we cannot be normal people.


One goes through a very staggering trial. People should not expect such an easy trial and they should not be surprised to see that it is not easy. Otherwise, it would not be a trial anyway. The man wants to live a life with the mindset of a retired person and then die that way; that is not going to happen. Muslims go through a staggering trial if they have genuine faith.


Threats are blessings in disguise. If Islam is preached in a threatening environment, it would be a religious service. If one says, “Let me only perform my prayers and avoid threats,” his deeds will decrease considerably. But a Muslim would want to collect as many good deeds as he could. Why would one agree to attain one deed when it is possible to attain a million times more?


Even under threats a Muslim would wholeheartedly want to do the right thing. He should say, “If only I were threatened so that I could attain much bigger deeds.” Our Prophet (saas) always lived under threats; he lived under the threats of Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab, the threats of the Pharaohs of that time. The Prophet Moses always lived under the threat of the Pharaoh.


What are the components of preaching religion? Pain, difficulties and threats… If these increase, the value of the preaching would increase as well, and you would attain the good pleasure of God even more. If your goal is to attain the good pleasure and the mercy of God, you would lovingly endure those. Living such a cowardly, timid life in this transient world is vey humiliating.


Being subjected to threats is the sunnah of the Prophets. God is the One Who creates these threats.


Those who strive on the path of God become beautiful. Those who face difficulties on the path of God become beautiful. Those who do not face any difficulties become ugly, their meaning would be lost, they would become dull and blunt. I mean they would become coarse.


One says, “I have lived a very happy life, I have never faced any troubles all my life.” That is not a gain. First of all he won’t go to Heaven. In the Qur’an God says; “Or did you suppose that you would enter the Garden without facing the same as those who came before you?” (Surat Al-Baqara, 214) A Muslim should strive on the path of God, face difficulties and make an effort against unbelief, against the hypocrites.


A Muslim is the one who lives by the religion of God even in hardship. Almighty God says; “ For truly with hardship comes ease; truly with hardship comes ease.” (Surat Al-Inshirah, 5-6) A Muslim would surely face such difficulties.


It is difficult to give a struggle against hypocrites. It is difficult to give a struggle against unbelief. It is not easy to serve Islam for God. Of course one would face hardship; that hardship beautifies Muslims. The difficulties he faced is the reason why our Prophet (saas) was so beautiful.


A Muslim should definitely live suffering through ordeals and hardships. For instance one writes books and makes research for God while the other goes around having fun. But Muslims suffer through hardships. Then you look and see that he is very radiant and has become so beautiful. The other one says, “I am living my life in leisure,” but you see that he has become dull and blunt and has lost his meaning. Such a person cannot have fun. He imagines that he is having fun but he cannot.


A person who suffers through ordeals and who experiences hardships will become beautiful. He becomes even more beautiful as time passes and he becomes even younger. If the unbelievers live through the same things, they would collapse. But Muslims become even younger and even more beautiful with hardships. These have the exact opposite impact.


Some say, “Why do we suffer through ordeals in this world? Why do we feel pain?” That is because you are educated through those pains. You become a person, you become a real human being. Otherwise, if you do not suffer through any ordeals, you would simply be dull. Man is educated through ordeals.


Some people ask, “Why does God create pain?” There is beauty in the essence of pain that is why. Paradise cannot be attained without pain. There is no love without pain. A person would then be obtuse. One needs to go through all these ordeals and pains to gain that profundity.


Some people say, “What if God did not create pain?” Well then you would be obtuse. Let us say that you have gone by the river in Heaven; you would simply look at it with vain eyes. But if you have suffered through ordeals, you would kiss each and every single one of the pebble stones in Heaven numerous times. Almighty God gives people a lengthy life and makes them experience these ordeals because it is crucial. After that people people return to normal.


This world would never be without pain or suffering. Pain is in the origin of love. Life has no meaning without love anyway. There has to be pain, people have to go through ordeals.


When one says trouble, people assume that it is always bad. Actually troubles come to people from the Presence of God; so does wealth, beauty, health. Sometimes troubles and illnesses come to us, sometimes beauty. Both of those are from God. None of them come randomly.


New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar ( 9 February 2015)


It is a miracle that a great majority of people don't have faith in God


Remembering Allah in times of trials


God has related what kind of trials believers will go through.


The trial of Muslims is really difficult. I mean an easy trial would be very humiliating for Muslims. That means there is really a painful situation for that person, that means there is something weird. The tougher one's trial, the better it is for him.


Miracles do not happen in a way that will eliminate the free will, the trial goes on…


Only people of faith can grasp the secrets of the life of this world.


A Muslim should hold on to God to death. He should accept being martyred, becoming a veteran, to be imprisoned, to be put into an asylum. He should be able to be thankful to God when those things happen. Then God opens his path to the utmost.


God says that, "This world is not the place for play and idle sport. The Heaven is the place for play and idle sport. This world is a place for trial." That is why if you fasten yourself to this world, you would be stuck with it, says God. But if you aim for the Hereafter, if you aim My approval, I will make you happy for all eternity, you will have fun and laugh. Those who fasten themselves to this world would merely grovel, let me say that much. They would merely wallow and flounder. Nothing else would ever happen.


God checks up faith related sensitivities. Starting from the Prophet Adam (pbuh) until the Last Day, all people will be put through a perfect trial without any exceptions. No one has ever been granted any privileges that would remove their freewill of mind.


Love is the purpose of the foundation of this world. Almighty God would not create the universe if it was not for love. He creates for love. Love is also the purpose of Heaven. Love is the purpose of the trial [of the life of this world] as well. What God wants from us is love.


Muslims become handsome with faith, they become beautiful with trial. If that trial is taken away, Muslims would be devastated, may God forbid. I mean if one does not come across any difficulties, that means they acquire no good merits. We came to this world to be tested; that is why Almighty God says, "Or did you suppose that you would enter the Garden without facing the same as those who came before you?"


Materialists say, "If God exists, He should turn this world into Heaven. Why are there all those troubles and pains?" Look at the reasoning here. Haven't you come here to be tested? Since you are not here to have fun, since you are here to be tested, of course there will be pain and troubles. Of course there will be hardship. How are you going to be tested without those hardships?


In the Qur'an, God says "We tested you with many trials" (Surah Ta ha; 40) to the Prophet Moses (pbuh). 'We have tested you,' God says. And then he (Prophet Moses (pbuh)) becomes a prophet with firm resolve. If the things he survived were ordinary things, he would have been an ordinary person. But since he has been tested extraordinarily, he became an extraordinary personality.


God tests people extensively. The trial in this world is not an ordinary trial. There is a weighty trial, a weighty education. This is not solely a trial; actually it is education, only the name of it is “trial”.


Something happens and we act patiently. But we also reinforce our patience phase by phase. What is this, then? This is education. An education for what? An education for Heaven. God chooses a handful of Muslims and educates them here. When they are directly put in Heaven, what happened to the Prophet Adam (pbuh) happens. It doesn't work that way, that is to say. With the education given the mind settles, the personality develops and one starts appreciating the blessings of God.


God tests us with a beautiful trial. Actually that is also a beautiful education. In the end maturity, kindness and a personality suitable for the morality of Heaven develop.


Almighty God gives permission to the satan as a requisite of the trial in this world. With this wisdom, people are perfectly tested. The lower self matures in the struggle against the satan and it becomes perfect.


The blather of unbelief is so difficult that it is a trial in this world. It necessitates patience, that is for one. Secondly it necessitates attention. From which point that impertinent attitude is to be refuted should be investigated separately. These are not always from the same point of view, they all have to be proven with verses and then a rationale should be propounded.


Troubles and afflictions only sharpen and strengthen people. This is the way God disciplines. Or else a great portion of people would remain heedless.


Eat, drink and travel; anyone can do that. There will be hardships, there will be illnesses, there will be difficulties, there will be troubles and scourges and you will love God deeply just the same against all odds. That is what Almighty God loves the most.


Ours is the world of trial. The important thing is to make Islam prevail in the world. The rest is not at all important. Once Islam prevails in the world, everyone would be at ease, everything you have would be under guarantee. If Islam does not prevail in the world, it would turn into a living hell.


One asks, "Why do we have difficulties in this world?" That is because otherwise people are unable to leave the world behind. This difficult environment is a must to separate hypocrites from Muslims, devout ones and the good ones. Or else everyone would power through easiness and so do the hypocrites. But in hardship, hypocrites fail and cannot power through.


Some Muslims say, "I am a good person, I would not be troubled with difficulties." Actually, that would be very weird. If you are seriously favored in a testing environment, it would annul the free will of mind. It would even take the free will of your mind. You are being tested as well. That is why prophets have diseases as well.

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