21 Mart 2013 Perşembe
Allah is everywhere, with His Manifestations. In our face, in our head, in our arms.. Allah sees all parts of us. Allah has enwrapped us all over as His Manifestation. He knows our insides and out, He knows us all over. With His Knowledge and His Manifestations, Almighty Allah covers everywhere.
(A9 TV; March 13th, 2013)
12 Mart 2013 Salı
What are the reasons that prevent us from seeing the good in things?
Every person has moments in life that may be called difficult. Most people who live away from the moral values of the Qur’an experience these moments with feelings like discomfort, sadness and boredom. In such environments, these people display attitudes like aggressiveness, tension and a disputatious attitude. The reason for these reactions is that they do not have faith in Allah and the perfection of the destiny He created. The reasons, which prevent these people seeing the goodness behind these events, can be summed up as follows:
Not Forgetting That the World is A Place of Trial
Some people think that most of their lives develop as a result of coincidences in a flow. But this mistaken evaluation is a grave misconception. Everything from big incidents like having cancer or losing a close one in a traffic accident, to the food he eats or the clothes he wears are special events preordained in that person’s destiny. Allah creates all these incidents down to the finest detail for that person’s trial.
A person is subject to a continuous trial throughout his life; nothing happens by coincidence. If a person cannot grasp this fact and thinks that events take place independent of Allah, then he is greatly mistaken. This is because all things that happen through the course of life are a test Allah created especially for this person, and this person is held responsible for his reactions and behaviors. His behaviors and morals will determine his condition in the hereafter. The knowledge that everything great and small could not happen by coincidence and all of them are incidents Allah has created in that person’s destiny is one of the most important truths that he should always keep in mind. As long as a person do not forget this truth, he would never forget that everything he faces is good for him because everything happens by Allah’s leave. In this case people should first bear in mind that the life of this world is a place of trial in order to “see the best” in everything.
No Self is Burdened With More Than It Can Stand
Allah tests every person with different events and people in many ways. However it is important to point this out ; Allah has infinite power and He is very merciful (Al-Halim) to His servants; He does not give His servants a trial that is beyond their power. This is a promise made by Allah:
“We do not impose on any self any more than it can stand. With Us there is a Book which speaks the truth. They will not be wronged.” (Surat al-Muminun, 62)
Every difficult trial, diseases, accidents, financial and spiritual troubles a person may face in the life of this world are trials within the boundaries that he can handle. However, if a person chooses rebellion and thanklessness suggested by satan instead of good morals and patience, then this is his own choice and he will be held responsible for his attitude.
From time to time, a person may think that he has no way out, everything is over or that this is a difficulty he cannot overcome. He may display a rebellious attitude by forgetting that there may be a goodness in that incident. But all of these are actually empty illusions given by satan. A sincere believer should know this truth; no matter what he lives through, this is something he can use to show good morals and patience. Despair is a suggestion given by satan.
A believer should never fall into despair, as Allah commands us, and should deeply think about every situation he faces.
Believers know that the difficulties Allah creates for them in the life of this world are but trials. They know that these trials are created especially to distinguish between sincere Muslims and those who have sickness in their hearts. This is because Allah reveals in the Qur’an that He will test Muslims and distinguish the right ones from the wrong ones:
“Or did you imagine that you were going to enter the Garden without Allah knowing those among you who had struggled and knowing the steadfast?” (Surah Al ‘Imran, 142)
Misunderstanding the Fact of Destiny
People make many plans for their future, the next day or an hour from now throughout their lives. These plans are sometimes realized according to plan, but sometimes they are hindered due to unexpected developments. People who are astray from the moral values of religion think that these disruptions happen by coincidence.
In reality neither plans nor unexpected disruptions take place. Whether or not a plan is carried out or not, all incidents a person faces are in that person’s destiny and are events preordained by Allah. As it is revealed in the verse; “He directs the whole affair from heaven to earth...”(Surat as-Sajda, 5) And it is also revealed in another verse; “We have created all things in due measure.” (Surat al-Qamar, 49)
A person may think that he lives what he plans, but actually he only lives the destiny Allah creates for him. Therefore, even if a person thinks that he can change his destiny by doing something, he actually thinks that because this is also in his destiny. Not even a single moment is outside destiny. A person in coma dies because it is in his destiny and a person who wakes up from a coma months later is also saved because it is in his destiny.
A person who could not understand faith completely would think that all incidents are a result of random developments and coincidences. Such a person believes that everything in the universe exists unattended. When something bad happens to him because of that, he would name such things with meaningless words like “luck”.
However a person’s intelligence and discernment is very limited; also a person is a being limited to time and place. Everything that happens in a person’s life is created by Allah Who is not bound by time and place and Who has “infinite wisdom”. This truth is revealed in the Qur’an as such:
“Nothing occurs, either in the earth or in yourselves,without its being in a Book before We make it happen. That is something easy for Allah.”(Surat al-Hadid, 22)
As a result of this great truth, what a person needs to do is to understand that every incident is created for the best and that they should surrender to the destiny Allah has created for him. However, people who have sincere faith live their lives knowing that everything in their lives is subject to the destiny Allah creates and they are all created for a reason. As a result of this they always reach goodness. This good morality and solid submission shown by believers is revealed in the Qur’an as such:
“Say: ‘Nothing can happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in Allah that the faithful should put their trust.’”(Surat at-Tawba, 51)
Satan Seeks to Prevent Us From Seeing Good
It is revealed to us in the Qur’an that satan is thankless and rebellious. We understand from the verses that he will approach people from the right, left, front and back and try everything to divert people from the true path. One of the most important methods satan uses to reach this evil goal is the prevent people from seeing the best in everything that happens, and thus make them rebellious and unthankful towards Allah. People who do not comprehend the beauty of the Qur’an’s moral values, who live away from religious morality and spend their lives in empty and meaningless pursuits fall into this trap of satan.
Satan tries whisper suggestions into people’s hearts by finding their sensitive areas; he tries to call them to rebel against Allah and the destiny He has determined. For example, when someone’s neighbor has a traffic accident, he can easily remind one that this incident is in destiny and explain the good things about this incident. And he can even calm them by saying, “The important thing is you are saved; Allah protected you”. But some people cannot act the same when his family or he goes through the same events. They can fall into satan’s trap and see rebellion as much easier, because it is a matter of consciousness to try and see the best in things, submit to Allah and be patient. If the person does not use his consciousness enough, he would always display the wrong behaviors under such circumstances.
Allah Creates Every Incident for the Best Advantage of His Servants
In short, as we have emphasized with examples throughout this article, satan approaches people in two ways to prevent the good. The first is that he does everything he can to prevent good deeds and tries to guide people to cling to the life of this world. The second is that he tries to prevent people from seeing the good and wisdom behind incidents. Especially when there is a calamity, he tries to make it appear as “evil” (Allah is beyond that) and tries to divert people into rebelling against Allah.
However, Allah has granted people countless blessings. He shows His kindness to people with blessings from birth till death. Therefore believers take Allah as a friend and guide, trust and submit to Allah even if they do not understand the wisdom of something they are faced with and endure in knowing that a good result will surely come out of it. No matter what the situation is, they do not rebel or complain. They know that even in the case of fatal situations it will turn to their advantage in the end. And every difficult thing they have faced will be a vital and crucial turning point that will help save them in the hereafter, by Allah’s leave. As revealed in the verse “...It may be that you hate something when it is good for you and it may be that you love something when it is bad for you. Allah knows and you do not know. (Surat al-Baqara, 216)
One of the most important characteristics that distinguishes unbelievers from believers is that believers repent often as an act of worship. As unbelievers consider themselves faultless and sinless, they do not feel the need to repent. Believers, on the other hand, do not want to commit any sins against Allah. However, by their nature, people can sin temporarily by following their inner selves. They can be lax in carrying out Allah’s commands. But in the end they regret and turn to Allah and ask for our Lord’s forgiveness.
Allah created people as very weak beings. People indulge in negligence due to ignorance or unawareness; they can be mistaken forgetting even the subjects they know best, they can think in a wrong or mistaken way, take the wrong decisions, or act in an unsound manner knowingly or unknowingly. This is because people have a vicious enemy like satan who is trying to drag them into rebellion and divert them from the true path by giving them suggestions. The inner self also commands evil all the time. People can earn the good pleasure of Allah to the extent that they can protect themselves from these two negative Powers. His Highness Master Bediuzzaman says, “In these times of distortion and misery where this world has many captivating attributes, our basic action point must be to dismiss evil and abandon sins”. However no matter what happens, Allah always guides people to make up for their mistakes; this guidance is repentance.
It Is a Great Blessing That Our Lord is All-Merciful, All-Compassionate and Kind and Protective to His Servants
Allah always gives people the opportunity to ask for forgiveness and repent for their mistakes and sins. A person who sincerely abandons his mistakes and repents to Allah can hope that Allah will forgive him. Allah reveals in many verses of the Qur’an that He is “Forgiving”, “Merciful”, the “Protector” and “Compassionate”. Allah’s names of “At-Tawwab” meaning “The One Who Accepts Repentance” and “Al-Gaffar” meaning “All-Forgiving” and “Ar-Rahman” meaning “All-Merciful” manifest on all those who regret and repent. In one verse Allah heralds His servants by saying, “Tell My servants that I am the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (Surat al-Hijr, 49).
It is impossible to claim that a person has not made any mistakes and been faultless and perfect throughout his entire life, because people are created as beings capable of making mistakes. Our Almighty Lord is the One Who is All-Forgiving and All-Merciful. Therefore, believers have to take notice of their mistakes, which they made knowingly or unknowingly by falling into negligence or listening to their inner selves. They have to regret their mistakes and direct themselves to the right path and turn to our Lord as soon as possible and strive not to make that mistake again. Of course a person has to be careful not to make mistakes and commit sins and protect the boundaries of our Lord; but when he makes a mistake in spite of this, it is a great characteristic of a believer to ask forgiveness from Allah. Our Lord’s names “The One Who Accepts Repentance” (At-Tawwab), “All-Forgiving” (Al-Gaffar), “All-Merciful” (Ar-Rahman) manifest on believers who regret their mistakes, repent and turn to Allah.
Repenting Very Often Is an Important Believer Characteristic
Repenting frequently is a sign of the believer’s humility and awareness of his weakness in the face of Allah. It is a behavior that pleases Allah. In return for this act of worship, Allah gives relief to, lifts the burdens on and opens the minds of those who repent often.
With Repentance Allah Wants People to Learn Lessons and Notice Their Mistakes
One of the wisdoms of repentance is that the believer experiences real regret and turns to Allah without wasting any time and strives not to repeat that mistake. Therefore, he repents in a true and sincere manner. He repents and keeps his word that he will remain on the right path until the end of his life. In the Qur’an, the point of view of someone who sincerely repents is described in the verse, “Allah only accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and then quickly make repentance after doing it. Allah turns towards such people. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise...” (Surat an-Nisa’, 17) In another verse, Allah reveals how a believer should behave, “Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing.” (Surah Al ‘Imran Suresi, 135).
Submitting to Allah right after making mistakes and not delaying repentance is an important point. This is because as Master Bediuzzaman describes, “(If mistakes) are not erased with repentance, they turn into a poisonous snake that bites the heart. Once the heart is stained it becomes open to further stains. So man falls into a (corrupt) circle. Every sin brings a new one; not only this but also it destroys the feelings of repentance and regret (jealousy). In the end the secret behind the verse “Their hearts have rusted” (Surat al-Mutaffifin, 14) becomes visible.”
Of course, even if a person who experiences true regret carefully strives not to repeat that mistake or sin, he can still fall into the same mistake. This situation should not lead to this person losing his self-confidence. For every person there is an opportunity to repent and sincerely submit to Allah until death.
However a person should not be mistaken for the time he has been given. He should not behave in a ways to abuse Allah’s mercy, forgivingness, grace. He should use the time Allah grants him and find guidance by repentance and asking for forgiveness while there is still time. This is because faith and repentance at the moment of death may not be accepted in the sight of Allah. Therefore he needs to behave like he will die any moment and strive to edify.
It should not be forgotten that a person can make small or big mistakes throughout his life, but as long as he repents and submits to Allah Who forgives and accepts repentance and turns evil into good with a sincere heart, he can hope that his mistakes will be forgiven. Allah always answers for repentance. Allah forgives his mistakes and turns them into good and rewards his good deeds with the best.
Every Mistake Is Created for a Reason
Allah’s merciful name is one of the greatest blessings and conveniences our Lord bestowed on people. It is an ill conjecture that people fall into hopelessness and think that they will never recover from their mistakes. A person who ignores Allah’s mercy, compassion, forgivingness torments himself and acts in a way not in line with the morality of the Qur’an. Mistakes increase the degrees of believers, who immediately abandons their mistakes and compensates for these by displaying the right attitude in line with the Qur’an, in the hereafter; make them more mature and help His servants better understand their weaknesses and helplessness. The important thing is to regret and repent without insisting on one’s sins. In the verses, our Lord reveals that He will forgive those who do good deeds, pay alms and live the moral values of the Qur’an and take them under His grace:
“But I am Ever-Forgiving to anyone who makes tawba and has faith and acts rightly and then is guided.” (Surah Ta Ha, 82)
One of the reasons that distract people from the morality of religion is to see themselves as people “who are compulsive and will never get better” as a result of guilt due to their sins. Satan constantly provokes these people who forget the Ar-rahman and Ar-Rahim names of Allah and that Allah is the One Who accepts repentance and has infinite mercy and suggests them the idea “you are already a sinner, it is impossible for you to recover, accept it as it is.” Then satan pulls them into a greater mire with deceptions like “you have sinned once, it is okay to do it again”. He uses the feeling of embarrassment a person feels in the face of Allah because of his sin and abuses this feeling to draw that person away from Allah completely. But this practice is weak like satan’s every trick, because when a person sins it does not mean that this person will not find the right path from now on. Allah reveals in the Qur’an that He will forgive all who sincerely repents for their sins, ask for forgiveness and strive not to commit that sin again as such: “But if anyone makes tawba after his wrongdoing and puts things right, Allah will turn towards him. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surat al-Ma’ida, 39)
7 Mart 2013 Perşembe
It is easy to persuade an intelligent person, it is easy to address his conscience. I mean such a person would not act tactless. An intelligent person would be reasonable. It is a great blessing that such a person cannot act remorseless. A wise person cannot run over his conscience, I mean he acts in line with his conscience. You hear beautiful words from him because he is conscientious. Such a person's beauty would mean something. Otherwise beauty has no meaning. That is because all there is left behind would be flesh and bones. And they have no meaning in that sense.
(A9 TV; March 1st, 2013)
28 Şubat 2013 Perşembe
This is a very great realm, IT IS OF AN AMAZINGLY SMOOTH NATURE; ATOMS ARE EXTREMELY SMOOTH AND NEAT. The entire universe is in this state. And nothing happens to them. For fifteen billion years, no harm has come to this universe. There is a constant motion in the atom. Almighty Allah ordered the electrons to “move” and it accordingly does. IT IS NOT KNOWN FROM WHERE ITS ENERGY COMES FROM, IT CONSTANTLY DOES IT. YOU HAMMER ON ATOMS, NO HARM. YOU DETONATE AN ATOM BOMB ON IT, STILL NOTHING; YOU HAMMER WITH A SLEDGE-HAMMER, IT STILL MOVES; NOT THE SLIGHTEST HARM. THIS IS A VERY GREAT PHENOMENON.
(June 24th, 2011; A9 TV, Kocaeli TV)
25 Şubat 2013 Pazartesi
I told the Chinese Attachee Wang Xiaoning that the executions and the atmosphere of fear in their country should be brought to an end
Adnan Oktar met with Wang Xiaoning, People's Republic of China's Ankara Embassy's Attache on January 30, 2013. During the very successful meeting, Oktar asked Xianoning to ensure a swift democratization and end the oppression in their country. Oktar elaborated:
"I asked them about the allegations as to the oppression and of course they deny all of them. However, I suggested that they could appear on a live TV program with some other officials from the Chinese embassy to answer these allegations, to tell their side of the story and he found the idea interesting and said that he will inform the Embassy in Ankara and the Ambasssador about it. Insa'Allah (God willing) it will be very good. Because China is important for us. The China-Turkey friendship is important. If China and Turkey become friends, it will be a great contribution to the formation of the Turkish-Islamic Union. The Islamic world will support China and China will support the Islamic world. Then Turkic republics will support China and China will support them, so it will be an amazing jump ahead. But of course, first of all, that fear, that nightmare, that dark atmosphere should be brought to an end completely.
I said that the executions should be stopped, and asked him to tell this to the Chinese government, and he said he will. I also suggested that they should get 'European style democracy', that's what we wanted to see in them. He will also pass that on. He said that 'it's difficult for an execution to take place.' But in any case, execution is unacceptable. Insa'Allah, our next meeting will also be very beneficial. I believe that it will be even better if they appear on a live TV programme."