What is the explanation of the ghargad tree mentioned in the hadith?
ADNAN OKTAR: Our Prophet (saas) even forgave Hazrat Wahshi (ra) you know. He martyred Hazrat Hamza (ra), took his liver and bit it. That is to say, he is so... Our Prophet (saas) even forgave him. If they correct their ways, have faith, if their love for Prophet Jesus (as), fondness for Hazrat Mahdi (as) is intact, if they are the followers of our Prophet (saas), and display moral perfection then why should we feel anger towards the Jews? Being angry is unacceptable. Such an approach is not in compliance with the Qur’an. We act in compliance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas). Insha’Allah. The question is: “Assalamun Aleikum. We explain the events and news with the prognostic and figurative concepts that we use in our daily conversations. In the End Times in which we live a hadith of our Prophet (saas) says, ‘So much so that Jews will hide behind stones and trees. But tree and stone will start talking and say, “Oh Muslim come, look there is a Jewish behind me, he is hiding here, come and punish him.” Only the ghargad tree will not tell this. Because it is ‘the Tree of the Jews’.” Is it possible that the hiding Jews mentioned in this hadith imply those diplomats, journalists, judges, businessmen, doctors, soldiers, statesmen who infiltrate into states and practise their professions and also serve to the dajjal? And again by the concept of tree here, making a comparison between the fruit-giving feature of trees to those human beings who have reached maturity and the stone referring to ignorant people, as the phrase stone-like suggests, does this imply that the ignorant people, seeing the cruelty and evil inflicted by these hidden people, would uncover them and ask for their punishment? Does the gharqad tree imply those people who have roots everywhere and advocate those people who are uncovered? Allah knows the truth.” Our brother Salih sent this question to us. Now we make our comments about events based on the Qur’an and the whole set of hadith. That is to say we can not deduce any judgments based on a single verse of the Qur’an or a single hadith. In the Qur’an also other verses are complementary. The other hadiths complete one another. If someone tells us, “Come here, there is a Jew here, come and kill him”, we would not do that. Why would we kill him? This is unacceptable. He should have committed a crime, right? He should be put on trial and as a result of the trial he should be sentenced by a judge. There is a system, a legal system. That is, this does not mean that whoever wishes can go and kill someone he meets and then puts him to trial as he wishes. We can only understand the meaning of the hadith when we look at the other hadiths. Otherwise, for instance an innocent Jewish, a Jewish kid, for instance is standing there and a voice from the stone calls on, “Go and kill this kid.” I do not kill him, nor does anyone else. This would be haram (unlawful), this is unacceptable. We need to understand what our Prophet (saas) says here, what it actually means. Indeed our brother explains it. The meaning can be thus: the atheist Jews, those Jews who are hostile to the religion will not be able to hide. These people will locate these people who are hiding in wood or stone-like concrete by means of all sorts of electronic equipment. Consequently their activities will be hindered. Their evil will be prevented. This will be a punishment upon them. This is how we interpret the hadith insha’Allah.