People who are weak in faith have very powerful fears. Fears, doubts and tension are very strong. If they write, it appears in their writings, and they use a very tense kind of language. One must show people good things. The Turkish nation does not want backwardness. We have very intellectual, powerful, rational and dynamic young people. They are like a bastion against backwardness. But it would be a disgrace to seek to prevent the spread of the Islam of the Age of Felicity by bringing up imaginary cases.
Religion is beautiful, and Allah is infinitely beautiful. Allah wants us to live by beauty. Fascist ways of thinking arise when one does not abide by the Qur’an. One cannot oppose fascism with communism or atheism. Fascism can only be opposed with the Qur’an. Communism can only be opposed with the Qur’an.
Oppression of the Left also upsets the Right. The Right is delighted when a freedom is bestowed on the Left. Because it means a general ease for all. One-sided freedom is fascism. We cannot be happy if they only give freedom to Muslims. We will be happy if they give freedom to the irreligious and atheists, too.
People who read the Risale-i Nur from start to finish develop a very regular logical framework. Their logic and the way they frame their sentences are both very excellent. They can make out what is behind the veil. Their lives are also very easy. Those who feared to remember the name of Bediuzzaman suffered grave catastrophes. That is why protecting and watching over spiritual guides, and supporting them, brings abundance with it.
NATO cannot resolve oppression. Nor can the EU. But there will be no oppression if Turkish-Islamic Union is formed. NATO and the EU are feeble and apathetic in the face or persecution. The USA takes crazy initiatives. It attacks the innocent. But it says nothing to North Korea. They build and test nuclear weapons and the USA says not a word. Because they know they cannot enforce their will. But Irak is all friendless, excluded from the Islamic world. Muslims are totally divided. Even animals attack the weakest member when they attack a herd, and then the next weakest. My apologies to our brothers, but the USA has seen that Irak is the ideal country for it to bully. The Afghans were all weak and helpless and looked unlikely to resist. If you are afraid of nuclear weapons, well, China is communist and has enough to destroy the world many times over. So go and lay the law down to them. They come down hard on anyone who is weak. Why? Because the Islamic world is divided. A plan inspired by the dajjal (antichrist) has been put into action to prevent Muslims uniting.
Nuclear weapons cannot be used against people who are full of love. No state can use nuclear weapons against people who are full of love. But if creatures capable of laying the foundations for Muslims to be hated appear, then they can use nuclear. But you cannot use nuclear weapons against people who are full of love, kind, high-quality, enlightened and humble. Nothing will happen to communities that burn with love of Allah. What are needed are moral values that embrace everyone, that feel love and respect for all.
The accounts about Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the 5th Ray represent an important part of the way the followers of the Nur grew in faith. It made their faith certain. It literally brought about a revolution in their attitude toward the Qur’an and Islam. Because some of the hadiths had not been properly understood before, but Bediuzzaman set out the meanings of those hadiths. He revealed their secrets. But they later covered up those glad tidings imparted by Bediuzzaman in the name of love of Bediuzzaman. The coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is good news for the whole Islamic world, but they tried to cover up the way of the Mahdi. They fell into satan’s trap by portraying imparting the tidings of Hazrat Mahdi (as) as a crime. They abandon talking about Islamic Union. They covered up the coming of the Prophet Jesus (as), foretold in three verses. They even, may Allah forbid, disseminated a spirit, philosophy and belief that is uneasy in the face of the coming of the Prophet Jesus (as). They plotted against the Risale-i Nur and did very serious harm.
The dajjal (antichrist) hypnotized some followers of the Nur. Poison is a tiny thing, but it has a powerful impact. There are no more than 10 of these people, but the damage they caused is very serious. But that is also a phenomenon in destiny. Allah made them His instrument in concealing Hazrat Mahdi (as), but they are in sin up to the neck. Since they accused Bediuzzaman of lying, they will have to account for themselves to him in the Hereafter. They will have to explain how they covered up those verses and 150 miracles described by our Prophet (saas), all in the Presence of Allah. They will have to explain how they acted out of a fear of the system they had established being impaired, of their holdings being harmed, of wanting everything, great or small, for themselves.
Signs leading to faith are very important. It means showing people everything that is evidence of Allah’s existence. Showing people the miracles of the Qur’an and those experienced by Rasulullah (saas). People will be breathtaken to see how more than 150 miracles described by Rasulullah (saas) have all come about word for word.
The most important thing in raising a child is to respect and value that child. If you treat the child like an imbecile, he will treat you like a madman. One must treat them with respect and reason. If you talk to a child as if he were an idiot, you will have the devil to pay later. Children are things to be loved and respected as manifestations of Allah. It is not spoiling a child to take him somewhere lawful that he wants to go to. If you respect the child and value him, if you make him love Allah and explain that he is under Allah’s protection, if you say we will all go to paradise together and that Allah will punish the wicked, but that He is even affectionate in His retribution, then that child will be like a ray of light. But if they raise children with fancy, intellectual ideas, the result will be a spoiled and disagreeable model. One must ensure they love Allah by telling them of the lovely blessings and other things created by Allah. One must tell the child of Allah's miracles. One must show him the artistry of Allah. One must strengthen the child’s belief in Allah by making him use his logical facilities and reason, but in a pleasant way. Brought up in this way, a child will be well balanced and stable all his life.
TV Kayseri, 14 November 2010
Matters regarding the Mahdi are a cause, a belief. Nothing will change when you see Hazrat Mahdi (as), you will perform the same service. And my service will be no different whether I see Hazrat Mahdi (as) or not, I will still shake the earth and sky, insha’Allah.