TV Kayseri, 13 February 2011
When one says, “Islam will rule the world,” what comes to mind now is democracy, joy, art, science and excitement. Previously, [people supposed that] women would not be allowed to bare their heads and those who do would be insulted. That women who don't cover their heads would be insulted and accused of apostasy. They would be totally confined. Such a world used to come to mind. But they have seen that when Islam rules the world, women who do not cover their heads will also be at ease and happy. They will be respected as 100% Muslims. Women with covered heads will also be respected as 100% Muslims, and women who wear the burqa will also be loved and respected. What will freedom be like? It will be a freedom the like of which has never been seen in America or Europe. What form will science and art take? Science and art is already dead now. They will be restored to life and continue to grow. Both art and science are frozen at the moment and cannot develop. Such growth as there is, is weak and feeble. There will be growth, but one accompanied by joy.
There is an astonishing aspect to the End Times. It has amazing features. Allah causes these astonishing events to take place while constantly giving them a quiet and perfectly normal appearance. Our Prophet (saas) says, “A scholar will appear against the Mahdi (as) in Medina, and will oppose him.” Now even the most ignorant person will at the very least doubt, if he is a religious scholar. Nobody would want to be in the position of a dajjal (antichrist) as revealed by our Prophet (saas). Since he is the subject of suspicion, one will prefer to follow a more moderate path, even if he is a hypocrite on the inside, in order not to go down in history as someone utterly vile. He may act without much making his presence felt. But look, Almighty Allah works two miracles. Allah has set a double-sided trap for the minor dajjal who strives against Hazrat Mahdi (as), that scholar he says will appear in Medina (Istanbul) in the End Times. He is unaware of who he is, he is unaware he is a dajjal. Bediuzzaman says, “even the dajjal will be unaware who he is.” He is unaware who he is and yet perpetrates huge actions against the way of the Mahdi. But everything he does just illuminates the way of the Mahdi. Second, even though the way of the Mahdi is visibly growing and even though all the signs have come about, Allah works a miracle and closes this person’s spiritually blind eye, so he cannot see it.
Why did the Great Middle East Project appear suddenly, after the 1980s? It appeared unexpectedly after 1980’s. . and they wanted to translate it into reality very quickly. The reason they so suddenly went into action in the 1980s was to put an immediate end to the way of the Mahdi. In order to get over the next 10-20 years, to produce a hiatus. To bring about an interruption in the way of the Mahdi, that is the whole issue. That is why so many scholars have risen up in Egypt and Turkey and other countries. Some spoke of a collective personality, others of 570 years, some of an invisible spirit and some said that he died but entered a human body. They said he was in that person’s body together with the Prophet Jesus (as), so it was impossible for Hazrat Mahdi (as) to appear. Most of them were merely used as tools in this, ignorantly. They imagined they could thus put a stop to the way of the Mahdi. But the way of the Mahdi is not a system that can be stopped. They are wasting their time. None of these things can stop the way of the Mahdi.
Ask for a long life from Allah. I ask Allah for a long life. We want long lives for all Muslims. We will strive on Allah’s path. We will talk about Islam and live by love and fine moral values. Being here is a preliminary course, a preparation for paradise. The longer we stay here, the better, though of course that is up to Allah.