How do martyrs give the glad tidings to those left behind?
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated November 15th, 2016
BÜLENT SEZGİN: God says in a verse of the Quran, "Martyrs rejoice over those they left behind who have not yet joined them." How do they do so?
ADNAN OKTAR: The logic is different in heaven; they know that they have left us behind on earth and feel pity for us [no one knows the Unknown save God]. And they also remember how life was on earth, compared to the quality of life in there. But they cannot completely figure out how they came to heaven. They do not know they have been martyred. They believe that they have come there somehow. They believe that they have come there in better living conditions. Maybe they enter heaven by passing through a doorway; maybe God makes it appear so. Or they may have come there through an air current, like a gust of wind, which is a discourse God uses in the Quran. Perhaps they think that they have glided all the way to heaven from earth. What I understand from the tone in the Quran is that they feel pity that we have remained in the world and that they want us to join them. Because the world of martyrdom is populous. And since it is populous, they may be thinking that few of us have been left in the world, so they feel pity for us and want us to join them as soon as possible. Besides, they congratulate those who arrive in there. They believe that the new comers found a way to join them. They believe that those who arrive have come there passing through that system, or in some other way; but in plain terms, they find this reasonable. The residents of the world of martyrdom are all meticulous in their worship; everyone perform their prayers, fast and carry out other activities of worship. There is nothing negative there, they do not feel anything negative. Almighty God says in the 51st verse of Surah Ya Sin; "The Trumpet will be blown and at once they will be sliding from their graves towards their Lord." They slide towards there like a cloud, probably they go there in this way, God knows. And they may be thinking that we could not figure out the way to get there. They see this new life as a blessing of God, and believe that they have entered a new dimension where life is more beautiful. They believe that they have migrated to a more beautiful world, a more beautiful universe, so they want us to join them as well. This is mentioned in the 51st verse of Surah Ya Sin. I seek refuge in God from satan; "The Trumpet will be blown and at once they will be sliding from their graves towards their Lord." "They are delighting in the favor God has bestowed on them." (Surah Al Imran, 170) Look, they feel an endless joy, but no sorrow. There is no sorrow in the world of martyrdom but a constant sense of joy. "…rejoicing over those they left behind who have not yet joined them," those left on earth, "feeling no fear and knowing no sorrow." (Surah Al Imran, 170) Fear, anarchy, terrorism have no place in there. There is nothing that causes sorrow. In other words, the negative energy is completely eliminated. In the mean time, also closely resembles our world. This is how their life is.