New Statements by Mr. Adnan Oktar (3 September 2016)
PEOPLE OF HELL ARE DEAD BEINGS
People of hell, I have talked about their secret only vaguely before. Almighty God says that "They are dead", He actually expresses it very clearly but people don't understand. Those who burn in hell are dead. Like a burning stone. In the verse, God commands "fear the Fire whose fuel is people and stones". It's those people who go there. The fuel there is the people, they are dead. Therefore, God made it impossible for sincere, wise and clear minded people to go to hell. Wise and clear minded people are not allowed to go to hell. But believers can see them. They can see those who are burning, screaming. It increases the value of heaven. There is no injury, sickness, pursuit, jail, police or coup in heaven. God created these things especially to disturb and distress the world, so that people would yearn for the Hereafter.
THE GREATEST MISTAKE IN THIS TRIAL WOULD BE NOT TO KNOW THE ART OF GOD. WE NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THAT.
People have a tendency to forget God's art. Forgetfulness is a weakness of people. They have a very high tendency to forget. The intelligence in the leaf is a billion times greater than of a human mind. The intelligence in a single cell of a leaf can't even be compared to a human mind. It has a breathtaking intelligence. For example, when we are walking in the street if we touch the dirty ground and examine the dirt with a microscope, we can see billions of bacteria. Various viruses, fungi, etc. You zoom in and see a magnificent cell structure, a magnificent intelligence and a magnificent capability for reproduction.
Indeed, the art of God is very majestic. If people think about it for a long time, they would fear it. But it is an interesting fact that they can't think about it for a long time. Some say that "we shouldn't think on it". But in fact, it is perfectly fine. God created us to think. The trial will go on. Events will continue happening, big events.
LOVE IS THE ORNAMENT OF HEAVEN. WEAK LOVE IS A WEAK ORNAMENT. TO ATTAIN HIGHER LOVE, HIGHER PAIN AND SUFFERING IS NECESSARY
A comfortable trial ends in pain. But a painful trial ends in comfort. No one should expect a mild trial, we are in the end times. A mild trial means a mild heaven. It means mild love. God wants higher love. The more severe the trial is, the higher the love becomes. Because God wants to see that love forever, He wants that love to be experienced. The love experienced by God's subjects is also experienced by God. He experiences the same love. Otherwise, only material things remain. Heaven has mansions, rivers. Mansions remain as is. Those places are decorated with love. Love is the ornament of heaven. Weak love means weak ornament. To attain higher love, higher pain and suffering is necessary. High risk and high danger is required. There is no other possible way. It is directly proportional to the degree of suffering. One can live forever with that kind of love. Because the love will be experienced forever, God made it so that the trial duration is short and the suffering is high. No one should object to suffering. If you are a person of love, if you experience the love intensely, the trial will always be severe for you. Not wanting this is not acceptable. High love only comes with high suffering but if your perception, your insight is dull, if your mind is closed and your love is weak, your trial will be weak too. It would be a weak trial.
Indeed, we need to follow God's art carefully. Explanations of this art should be rational. Instead of explaining it like a teacher, you should explain it from the standpoint of amazement. By being amazed by it over and over again.
VALIANCE IS A CHARACTERISTIC GOD LOVES WE LOVE ALL THE PROPHETS AND SINCERE MUSLIMS WITH THE SUFFERING THEY ENDURED
This is in the human nature, for example the people in the epics are always joyfully remembered for their glorious pasts. When we mention Joseph (pbuh), prison comes to mind. However it was only a certain period of his life, a seven year period. But the other periods are never remembered. He is only loved due to the period he spent in jail. For instance, Hazrat Ali (ra)'s valiance is essential. He is always remembered with his valiance. When he ripped off the gate of Khaybar, when he was wounded in seventeen places, he is remembered for these. The joy of being wounded in one place is different, and the joy of being wounded in seventeen places is also different. We love him with a greater fervor because he was stabbed seventeen times. If he was wounded in one place, there would be an accompanying joy. However, being wounded in seventeen places means he was valiant, stalwart. Him, single-handedly ripping off the gate of Khaybar castle, that passion, that strength and that love of God at that moment, is incredible. For example Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) is one of the richest people of that period. He had thousands of camels. Tens of thousands of sheep, he was very rich. He gave all his wealth to the Messenger of God (saas). He was left with nothing. He gave his everything to the Messenger of God (saas). He didn't worry about this at all, he wasn't worried that he had no wealth or possessions left. He also didn't care that his reputation would be damaged after he is no longer rich. He became poor. He gave away all his wealth and possessions. Despite his age, Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) was a stalwart man. It is not a known fact.
For example, in the Quran, God always mentions the suffering Prophet Moses (pbuh) went through, He does not mention his comfort. Only his suffering is mentioned. Only Prophet Solomon (pbuh)'s comfort is mentioned in the Quran. Otherwise it was just their suffering that was mentioned, because we love them for their suffering. We love Prophet Solomon (pbuh) because he was intelligent and humorous. He was intelligence and had a good sense of humor. For example Hazrat Hamza (ra) is also one of the famous valiant people. Valiance is a characteristic Almighty God loves. For example Prophet Job (pbuh); it is impossible for someone to tolerate him. He suffers greatly. He experiences disaster upon disaster, trouble upon trouble but never complains. He just becomes incapable of repeating God's name for remembrance, he says "Lord, I have become incapable of repeating your name for remembrance, help me". To repeat God's name in remembrance. Look how much God loves Prophet Job (pbuh). Because it is as if he wrote the book of love. That is how a lover should be. Then what happened, how many generations have passed since? As a reward for his patience. For example the valiance Hazrat Hasan (ra) and Hazrat Husein (ra) displayed at Karbala. That suffering; God has tried them with hunger and thirst, and ultimately, with martyrdom.
NOT EVERYTHING WE SEE IS REAL THIS IS GOD'S SECRET
Not everything you see with your brain is real. If the curtain upon you is lifted, if you see what is real and what is not, you would say "it is not much". Many entities are shown to you as if they exist. This is a secret of innate sciences, even the verse draws attention to this, "They are shown to you as if they are plenty". Entities are shown as if they are many, even though they are much less. This is a practice of God, therefore you think babies are subjected to a trial, but they actually aren't. A baby remains as a baby in hereafter, and no one remembers that, but indeed when babies remain as babies they stay at a certain level of consciousness. In hell, for instance, there are wailers, they scream non-stop forever but they are dead. But you wouldn't ever know that. Merely, the Quran points to this fact.
HAZRAT ALI (RA) IS GIVEN THE TITLE THE LION, BECAUSE MAHDI WILL COME FROM HIS PROGENY
The lion symbol represents Mahdi (as). The Messenger of God (saas) calls Hazrat Ali (ra) God's lion because Mahdi (as) will come from his progeny and because Mahdi (as)'s title is also the lion.
HYPOCRITES LIVE THEIR LIVES CALCULATING THE PERSONAL BENEFITS THEY CAN GET
Hypocrites are like accountants. They think and contemplate. They leave the Muslims but continue to calculate everything like an accountant thinking "should they return among the Muslims or switch to the disbelievers' side". They also go through a convalescence stage where they withdraw into themselves. They neither go to disbelievers nor to Muslims. They become isolated; they go through a period of madness. After that they deviate again and go back to disbelievers. Then they think about attacking Muslims. That is the kind of fury hypocrites are in.