God tells us to “Make peace between Muslims.” That is the command of God. It is religiously unlawful for Muslims to be at odds with each other. “And obey God and His Messenger.” That means obey the Qur’an. Surat Al-Anfal,Verse 1.
Surat Al-Anfal, Verse 46; God says; “Obey God and His Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves.” That means it is unlawful to quarrel among ourselves. Quarreling is unlawful just like eating pork meat, it is unlawful just like drinking wine or like gambling.
“Tumult is worse than slaughter. That means it is unlawful. What I ask of all my brothers and sisters, is that – for the good pleasure of God- they avoid writing provocative articles that would instigate dissension and cause even further tension.”
Furthermore, there is also tumult here; tumult is worse than slaughter says Almighty God. Not only quarreling, but dissension and tumult is also taking place. Tumult is worse that slaughter. For that reason no one should incite this tumult. No one should write articles that instigate further tumult. May God forbid, that would be very, very wrong.
“Obey God and His Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves lest you lose heart and your momentum disappear. And be steadfast. God is with the steadfast.” What does losing heart mean? Your connections would be severed, you would lose heart, you would be devastated and crushed, says God. You will lose your power; you would have nothing to do. You would lose your power of resistance. You would lose your power to improve, you would lose your health and welfare, you would lose heart, says God. You would lose all your material and spiritual power. You would be paralyzed, says God.
“And be steadfast,” says God. Alright, there might be something going on, that is right, but you need to be steadfast and it needs to be calmed down.
None of our brothers or sisters should ever write anything unfavorable, for the love of God. They should avoid writing anything that would cause tension and incite tumult.
“God is with the steadfast.” Look, if you are steadfast everything will calm down and made right, says God.
For that reason there is no need to instigate the tumult that is going on. The command of God is explicit. What does “...tumult is worse than slaughter” mean? It is like you’re killing a person. That means provoking tumult is like killing a person. For that reason, for the love of God, they should write calming articles, there is no need for writing things that would cause further tension and that would instigate tumult.
In Surah Al-Imran, Verse 103, Almighty God says, I seek refuge with God from the satan, “Hold fast to the rope of God all together.” Hold fast to the Qur’an altogether. What does “hold fast” mean? It means uncompromisingly abide by the Qur’an.
“And do not separate.” Act in unity, do not separate. “Remember God´s blessing to you…” Look at the beautiful blessings that we are living in. “... when you were enemies and He joined your hearts together so that you became brothers by His blessing.” We’ve been saved from the gangs, from the tumult, right? We’ve been saved from those who are bullying our people; we’ve been saved from unsolved murders.
“You were on the very brink of a pit of the Fire and He rescued you from it.” The pit of fire; that is the Ergenekon Terror Organization: God has rescued Muslims from that. “In this way God makes His Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will be guided.”
What is the sense in rocking Turkey like this? What is the sense in dragging Turkey into this fire? Look; everything is in such a mess and some of them are still stirring up dissension. There is major tumult going on, why do you not calm it down?
No one, I kindly repeat my request, no one should ever write anything unfavorable and inciting. Be a soother [of tensions].
The law is working in Turkey. The court made those arrests; if they ascertain any crime, they will give the necessary punishment or else those arrested would be acquitted. The law is working in Turkey. They haven’t let them out, they court has arrested them and they say that they will put them on trial, that is okay. What will they say if they are acquitted? If they are guilty, let them serve their time but there are many people committing illegal acts. There are millions of guilty people all around the world; it is not something just newly discovered only in Turkey. We need to use a calming, soothing language.
While everything is going on very nicely and smoothly, instigating this tumult is not acceptable. “Tumult is worse than slaughter”: This is a verse of the Qur’an. It is religiously unlawful for Muslims to have a falling out with each other and putting forth an effort to unite Muslim is a religious obligation.
“Just like the time for prayers, now is the time for the act of worship that is uniting Muslims and calming down the dissension.”
Right now is the time for the act of worship that is uniting Muslims, just like the time for performing prayers; the time for this service has come. This is the time for this religious service. Something happened, and the time for this act has come. At this moment all Muslims are responsible of performing this act of worship. That is an explicit religious obligation. It is a command on everyone. It is the duty of every Muslim. Calming down tumult, reconciling and soothing [tensions] down is everyone’s duty. Just like giving alms, giving zakat, this is also a religious obligation; we all have to work to calm down this tumult, insha’Allah.” (Adnan Oktar; December 22nd, 2013: A9 TV)2013-12-23 23:12:36