One characteristic of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is that he will lead people to peace, enable them to attain peace. Almighty Allah uses Gabriel (as) and Michael (as) as natural causes. It stems from the angels being beside him. Hazrat Mahdi (as) also has serenity. He gives people peace; calm enters their hearts when they see Hazrat Mahdi (as). This is set out in the hadiths. That is also a feature of the Ark of the Covenant. Gabriel (as) and Micheal (as) are alongside the Ark. That is the reason for that tranquility. Not because of metal.
Prayer is very important. It is very important for Muslims to pray. It eases the heart. Allah makes special reference to prayer in the Qur’an. People are not that keen on prayer because they imagine they can gain nothing from it. But prayer is always heeded. Almighty Allah always accepts it as an act of worship. But Allah sometimes does not create a thing if it is not for the best. Only if it is for the best does He creates it. That is why we must place our trust in Allah. We must leave it entirely up to Allah.
The way of the dajjal (antichrist) has made people very despondent. It has taken away their joy. Our nation must not give in to that pessimism. They must see that all things are for the best, see the wisdom in them, and get their joy back by submitting themselves to Allah. Because sorrow clouds the mind. Joylessness clouds the mind. It turns people away from religion. It clouds their foresight and understanding. It leads to apathy. That is why people must seek happiness, see the best in things and be joyful. Refusal to forgive, for instance, causes terrible tension. Seeking revenge causes tension. For example, if one has an enemy, that causes terrible tension and unease in the heart. But if you have a friend, you relax. And one must not look for flaws in people. One must look for the best in them. Looking flaws just depresses one. One must see the best in everything. One must see what is good in even the most negative people and encourage them to goodness. That is my method. If even the most negative people are treated well, they become useful to Islam and the Qur’an. It is very dangerous and wrong to exclude them. Enmity is very dangerous. It can be very dangerous if a person starts tending toward evil. They can turn into animals, may Allah forbid. One must always approach from their good side and encourage them to goodness. That way, they can always be won over for Islam, and stop being harmful to others.
Some people used to worry about bigotry, and that rather annoyed me. Then I realized they really were dealing with a terrible scourge. They did great work on my behalf. It all worked well. Ataturk did very well. The Khahtani that is referred in the hadiths may be Ataturk. He prepared the groundwork for Hazrat Mahdi (as) very well. Otherwise there could have been no way of the Mahdi, no freedoms. Otherwise, we would long since have been cut into bits. Corruption and strife would have taken over everywhere. Ataturk was a very wise and far-sighted person, a metaphysical person. He taught people to be modern, to live well and be joyful.
Bashir Assad must come to his senses. He must say they have decided to unite with Turkey. Syria is a natural extension of Turkey. So is Iraq. The fact is that Syria belongs to Turkey. Syria must decide to unite with Turkey. Then everything will be rosy and they can really lie back. A very modern Syria will be built. Turkish troops are very great. Everyone will applaud and embrace them. There is nothing Bashir Assad to think about. He will also be very popular in Turkey. The nation will embrace him. There are some killers in Syria. Utterly ruthless. They are like an extension of the alleged organization Ergenekon. The other way would be horrible. But they cannot, because they need Hazrat Mahdi (as). Allah will not allow it. It has to be Hazrat Mahdi (as).
The creation of the universe is so glorious. There is a void, and there happens a sudden explosion in the void. The universe is formed in seconds. A boundless and perfect universe. Quadrillions of kilometers across, with a boundless perfection. At first, you look and there is nothing there. But Allah says, “Be.” And it constantly spreads out from a single point. There is no need to be an expert to understand the beginning of the universe. If a point is constantly expanding, it is clear that it has a starting point, isn’t it? It is impossible for it to expand without a starting point. It is so amazing the way such clear images and stereo sounds, 3D images, form in our brains. And in a space in the brain the size of a lentil. Everything is very amazing. We exist where as we would have been nothing. And it is impossible for something that exists to cease existing. For example, our words never vanish. Allah says in one verse He will cover up our errors, not that He will destroy them. It is impossible for anything to cease to exist. When a person commits a crime it does not cease to exist. Allah says He will cover it up. But it remains in His knowing for all eternity. It remains in that form. For example, I am speaking now. In 10 years’ time the sound waves from these words will have reached a distant galaxy. And I will be newly speaking to them there. I will be newly speaking in 50 years’ time when my image reaches another planet. A sunburst takes place, but it takes a very long time to reach here. Something happened in some stars a million years ago, but we only see it happening now.
They make programs about the way of the Mahdi on well-known channels. They talk about the Ark of the Covenant and the sacred relics. The subject comes up, they talk around it but never mention Hazrat Mahdi (as). Why? What is your problem? When they get to that point they clam up. There is something odd here. For example, the finding of the Ark of the Covenant is indicated in the Qur’an and is in the hadiths. It is Hazrat Mahdi (as) who finds it. A sacred ark that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will give to mankind. Hazrat Mahdi (as) also finds the sacred relics. What are Hazrat Khidr’s (as) activities for? For Islamic Union. He tries to help Hazrat Mahdi (as). Can you have Islamic Union without Hazrat Mahdi (as)? No. What does Hazrat Khidr (as) do? He helps the Prophet Jesus (as). There is a policy of ignoring all this. Let us see how long that lasts.
We need a bright radiance, or clarity of mind. The brain and its functions collapse under pressure. To be replaced by joylessness. And when you have that, it is like computers being deprived of electricity, they are no use, and neither are such people. Some of them take the life out of people. They ban joy. But people have to laugh and relax. Why ban laughter? Let them laugh. They give young girls no room to breathe, they smother them. The laws they have made make women third class citizens. They have stopped being human at all. They portray them as suspicious and untrustworthy beings. But women are really clever and sweet. Where did they get the idea they are better than them from?
A woman analyzes a man very well, but a man cannot analyze or understand a woman. But women see them in all regards, and see their weaknesses and deficiencies. Woman is a superior being, really intelligent. They have a predisposition to art, love, depth and passion. Women are wonderful entities, a great blessing. Their passion and depth and delicacy. But they are also predisposed to doubt and sorrow. That is their weakness. Sorrow wipes a woman out. Bearing grudges wipes a woman out. She is finished when any of these things touch her. Women must be freed from these negative aspects. She will be wiped out if she holds grudges or fears. Women have this negative side, and must be freed from it.
People must see the manifestation of Allah in women. If a woman is properly valued she becomes like a heavenly being, a wonderful entity. Woman is the loveliest adornment of the world. She displays unbelievable love and unbelievable moral virtue. She has an unbelievable artistic power. But if she is saddened, she collapses. She loses her beauty and health. She is a very delicate entity. Allah speaks of women being “brought up among pretty trinkets”, like a flower. That is noted in the Qur’an. A very delicate being.
Muslims must compliment Muslims and win them over; it is important to emphasize their good, true sides. Showing affection and making compliments is very important. One must say what is really true.
Turkey currently has a radiant and devout society. The environment was terrible in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. May Allah forbid! Bigotry was everywhere. It was bigotry that tore down the Ottoman Empire, backward thinking. Everyone knows that. That is a fact. We must make good use of the opportunity Ataturk has given us. We must cling tightly to secularism. Secularism is the cure for hypocrisy. When you put secularism on a wound, it kills the hypocrisy there. Hypocrisy cannot remain. That is secularism. Democracy opens people’s minds. There is no totalitarian structure or system in democracy. We must cling tightly to them both. And we must respect people’s idea of freedom. We must avoid all pressure. Using compulsion is a violation of morality. Almighty Allah says, “there is no compulsion in the religion” in one verse. Simple as that. There is nothing else to say about the verse. No ifs and buts. If Almighty Allah says there is no compulsion in religion, that is an end of the matter, insha’Allah.
I have no problem with the social justice aspect of communism and socialism. Because they got that from the way of the Mahdi. The social justice aspect belongs to the way of the Mahdi. I am opposed to godless, faithless, bloodthirsty aspect of communism and socialism. I am opposed to the side that rejects the family, religion and the state. Otherwise, of course I want social justice. I want the family and workers to be protected. Who doesn’t? But communism has now lost all its impact.
The dajjal (antichrist) will evaporate anywhere in which the Atlas of Creation is present. If you want to incinerate the dajjal, just put the Atlas of Creation on the table.
May Allah take away sorrow from Muslims. Sorrow is corruption, a scourge. Muslims must have nothing to do with sorrow. They must avoid tension. They melt the brain away. If you want to melt your brain, grieve. May Allah forbid! It kills health and beauty. We must avoid skepticism, doubt, anger and hatred.