President of Religious Affairs: Do not judge the Youth, Do not interfere in their Earrings or Tattoos

What He Said?What Happened?

Mr. Adnan Oktar has been saying in his discourses for many years that the bigoted mindset produces unlawful deeds [harams] which are not prescribed by the Qur’an and thus renders the religion of Islam inapplicable. Especially in  recent interviews, Mr. Oktar has explained that Islam is very easy to practice by giving examples from the verses of the Qur’an. He also states that the bigoted rationale forbids laughter, having fun, listening to music, women wearing shorts, men cutting their beards, youngsters having tattoos and thus distances people from religion.

Following these statements of Mr. Adnan Oktar, Mehmet Görmez, the Head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs, made a speech for the first time about the fallacy of this bigoted mentality. He said people should not meddle in young people’s way of dressing, beards, tattoos, earrings and the religion should not be made difficult by introducing supposed unlawful deeds which are not prescribed by the Qur’an.

March 19th, 2017: A9 TV 

ADNAN OKTAR: The bigoted mentality makes life miserable. The religion they describe has nothing to do with true Islam but it causes many people to be against Islam.


March 17th, 2017: A9 TV  

ADNAN OKTAR: What is peculiar to bigotry is to despise God’s religion and –may God forbid- to teach religion to God. Islam is the religion revealed in the Qur’an. In the bigoted system, everybody introduces some new provision.  We trust the word of God, not the mentality of these people. They prevent millions of people from living by Islam as they make up provisions that are not commanded by the Qur’an. This is a huge wrongdoing.


March 15th, 2017: A9 TV  

ADNAN OKTAR: Every aspect of the conception of religion which is not based on the Qur'an is disastrous. According to this conception of religion, laughing, dancing, painting, sculpture, music, women’s going out, children’s wearing shorts are all forbidden. The penalty for shaving  beards or not performing prayers is death: None of these prohibitions exist in the Qur’an. A religion which is not commanded by the Qur’an turns the world into hell.


March 9th, 2017: A9 TV  

ADNAN OKTAR: Bigots present a life in which a father cannot be affectionate towards his daughter or a mother cannot freely walk around her son as a religion. This is horrible: This is a religion of ascribing partners to God. They say, “Taking photographs, hanging paintings, listening to music, dancing and laughing,I do all of these things, but I also know that they are unlawful.” The fact is, none of this is unlawful, they are all lawful.  A Muslim fears God and is meticulous about unlawful deeds; he does not commit anything unlawful. This being the case, people of this mindset want to take away all the lawful blessings of Muslims. Music, dance, art, quality, science, beauty and fun are not unlawful. Moreover, it is great dishonesty to engage in a deed which one believes something to be unlawful and then counseling Muslims.


January 3rd, 2017: A9 TV 

ADNAN OKTAR:  Religion is easy; this is how God prescribes the religion to be. God says in the Qur’an, “He has selected you and not placed any constraint upon you in the religion – the religion of your forefather Abraham” (Surat Al-Hajj, 78). Making the religion difficult is a scheme of satan.

November 4th, 2016: A9 TV

ADNAN OKTAR: They introduce religion as if it is against human nature -may God forbid- as if it is complicated and frightening. We’ve clearly explained that religion is compatible with wisdom, rationality and human nature. We have shown the beauty of religion with the life that we live. We have shown the religion based on reason and rationality  gives no room to superstition. By living by it, we have shown people that our religion is easy to live by and love is  prevelant in it.


January 29th,  2016: A9 TV 

ADNAN OKTAR: There is no difficulty in Islam. God wants it to be easy; this is  emphasized many times in the Qur’an. He says He has “not placed any constraint upon you in the religion – the religion of your forefather Abraham.” In another verse God says, “God does not desire difficulty for you” (Surat al-Baqara, 185). Islam is like a feast, it is the religion of joy. There is no beating of people, or making the life of women miserable in Islam. Women are treated like flowers in Islam.


March 18th, 2015: A9 TV

ADNAN OKTAR: Religion is a system that gathers together all the beauties of the world. There is happiness, joy, fun and music in the religion. Women freely go out, wear modern clothes if they want, or wear a hijab if they want, nobody can interfere. They can laugh, have tattoos or wear a wig if they so choose. Religion will not interfere in such things. Religion wants us to be conscientious, honest, wise, and meticulous about what is lawful and unlawful. Religion is the other name for joy.

 

March 27th, 2017: CNN Türk

Mehmet Görmez, President of the Directorate of Religious Affairs: “Do not judge the youth, do not interfere in their earrings or tattoos.”

Mehmet Görmez, President of the Directorate of Religious Affairs, said the following in his speech in Afyonkarahisar:

“Our young people say, ‘People should not look at us with prejudice because of our lifestyle, they should not look down on us when they see our earrings, nor judge us because of our goatees or ponytail- styled hair’. I’ve said before, ‘Do not interfere in young people’s earrings or tattoos’. I will continue to say this, dear friends. Do not pay attention to outer appearances; focus on the essence and the spirit of people, touch their hearts. If you touch their hearts, believe me, they will have a look at themselves on the matters you are disturbed with. Do not narrow the fields that are allowed by God; try to eradicate what God has forbidden. If you narrow the things that God has allowed and the fields that God left to the will, custom and consciousness of people, you will render religion unpracticeable. Whoever makes religion difficult, those people who are devoted to it will be victimized, and they will not be able to practice it. Religion is convenience. Do not try to make religion difficult whatsoever, especially when you talk to young people. Do not judge young people; do not use  judgmental language. Do not interfere in their private lives. Do not be involved in their earrings, tattoos, hair style, beard, clothes, jeans, and boots. Rather, address  their souls and their hearts.”

2017-10-27 12:52:38

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