Hazrat Mahdi (as) is (intellectually) finishing off Darwinism and materialism across the world. You know that the Prophet Jesus (as) will be his deputy. Islamic moral values will rule the whole world, for the first time ever. What did satan say? “Humans will not prostrate themselves to You (Allah).” But what happened? Allah disproved his words. The moral values of Islam have come to rule the entire world. That is something that has devastated satan. That is why Allah slays him at the feet of Hazrat Mahdi (as), as a symbol. He will be laid out on the ground, at his feet, for the first time, insha’Allah. In other words, the death of the dajjal (antichrist) has taken place. Satan will appear in the form of a man with a blind eye. He will die at the feet of Hazrat Mahdi (as), insha’Allah. With the help of the Prophet Jesus (as), insha’Allah.
Hazrat Khidr (as) is still at work. I shall tell you what Hazrat Khidr (as) is doing from time to time. I shall use a coded kind of language. Those who can will understand. The public have been told, but they do not understand. But I shall mention Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) activities during my addresses. Little by little, at intervals, in brief. I shall try to use short sentences. But I will not explicitly refer to such and such a thing. But careful listeners will realize they refer to Hazrat Khidr (as).
In the same way that not even such a prophet as Moses (as) has the strength to be with Hazrat Khidr (as), so people, a great many people, will be unable to be with Hazrat Mahdi (as) since he possesses knowledge from the mind of Allah. They will not have the strength to follow him. That is why their numbers are the same as those who crossed the river with Saul. Saul’s statement is also knowledge from the mind of Allah. He says, “you must not drink more than a handful of water.” Water is a lawful thing. People might want to drink all they want. But what does Saul say? “You must not.” What did they do? They drank a lot of water. They disregarded knowledge from the mind of Allah. It is the same with the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as). When Hazrat Mahdi (as) says a thing one must look for the wisdom, goodness and knowledge from the mind of Allah in it. Otherwise, one cannot be a follower of the Mahdi (as).
A messenger always comes in the Qur’an. He warns his people, but they do not listen. Allah takes vengeance. These things are always described. And Muslims collect around a leader. You cannot have a leaderless society. There is always a blessed person who seeks goodness. They are opposed by people who desire evil. But good always wins out. This is always described in the Qur’an.
Some people think it is fame and money that matter, and not love, passion and depth. You look and see them following along behind some famous person. Just because they are famous. They are putting themselves down, humiliating themselves. Then you see they make not a penny. But if one seeks faithfulness and Allah’s approval, Allah makes one blessed and lovely because He creates one with nobility. That continues in paradise, too. But the other way means disgrace in this world and in the hereafter. But if one has faith for Allah’s sake, that leads to purity in this world, and love and passion. Love and passion also persist in paradise. That is true love, because one seeks faithfulness and the approval of Allah.
There are very grave misconceptions of love and affection. Ask a young girl, and she will say she only trusts her mother. People need large numbers of friends. That shows how corrupt this age is. I go out and everyone is downcast. There is no question of greeting anyone. But being friends and greeting people is delightful. One should compliment beauty. Insha’Allah this will happen in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). Love and friendship are as essential as bread and water. If any is lacking, then stress starts and one’s health is damaged. Hazrat Mahdi (as) provides the most essential thing. To live with a profound passion. To love all things as manifestations of Allah. To trust and respect and value them. In their absence, obstinacy, pride and arrogance appear instead. Modesty, warmth and humility prevail under the way of the Mahdi. This is human being’s greatest psychological need. It is more important that bread and water, eating and drinking. Insha’Allah, this will all happen.
46- They concocted their plots, but their plots were with Allah, even if they were such as to make the mountains vanish.
For example, America is currently very powerful, with atoms bombs capable of making mountains vanish. It has the hydrogen bomb. The verse describes America now. No individual or state or government has ever had the power to make mountains vanish before. Only America seriously has that power. Russia and China also have it. But America has been devastated by the economic crisis. Communism collapsed in Russia, and the crisis affected them, too. They have also been ruined. But the verse is really referring to the time of the way of the Mahdi. Both America and Russia will be defeated in the time of the way of the Mahdi. They will be defeated, but in a positive way. They will enjoy peace that enables them to enjoy love and peace and brotherhood. Those atom bombs will be used in reactors instead. That destructive power will be used to heal people. That corruption will therefore disappear. That is what the verse is referring to.