Kackar TV, 25 November 2008
ADNAN OKTAR: Indeed, our Prophet (saas) has set out in some detail how this economic crisis will take place in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). He said it in the hadith. Look, let me tell you one of them. “Stagnation in the markets and bazaars is one of the portents of Doomsday. I said, what does stagnation in the markets mean? These things, complaints of low earnings is a portent of the coming of the Mahdi (as), that and great storms…” This is one of the major portents of the End Times and will last a long time, according to the hadith and the indications in the Qur’an. There was a famine in the time of the Prophet Yusuf (as), as you know. That is referred to in Surah Yusuf and there are allusions to the Prophet Yusuf (as) attaching importance to agriculture. For example, the surah refers to oxen and wheat, the importance of the ox in livestock raising and of wheat in agriculture, storing wheat and using it economically, avoiding waste in other words, and a timing with a seven. AND THIS CRISIS ALSO BEGAN WITH A SEVEN, IT BEGAN IN 2007 AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 2014.
Kon TV, 25 January 2009
REPORTER: What do you say about the global, financial crisis centered in America and that is plaguing the whole world? Are there political plans and ruses behind it, Mr. Oktar?
ADNAN OKTAR: No, this is an economic crisis described by our Prophet (saas) as occurring in the End Times. This is widely indicated in the Qur’an. Almighty Allah says, “Wherever We have sent a messenger we have produced economic crises and high costs of living so that people there will beg for help.” Would America want to be in that position? The wealthy in America are currently in desperate straits. They do not oppress and humiliate themselves that much. Banks, workplaces and factories are folding one after the other. And there is total panic in America, Russia and China. And they cannot stop it. They are falling like dominoes, one after the other. This is not something that can be stopped. It is one of the events before the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the End Times. It is one of the portents of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as). It is an event that will engulf the capitalist system, it will swallow the whole system in the way the Prophet Musa’s (as) staff swallowed the snake. And nobody will be able to withstand it. IT BEGAN IN 2007 AND WILL LAST FOR 7 YEARS. It will lead to global famine. That is why it is indicated in the Qur’an. The Prophet Yusuf (as) says, “Store wheat, because there will be famine.” “And after famine there will be abundance” he says.
REPORTER: Do you foresee a particular timing regarding this?
ADNAN OKTAR: IT STARTED IN 2007. THIS CRISIS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 2014. I say that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be physically visible in 2014.
Kon TV, 1 February 2009
Adnan Oktar: That means there is something wise and important, if it has reached their ears in waves in this way. And they are now saying this. As I remember, a columnist on daily Aksam also says it will last between 7 and 10 years, and his statement came weeks after mine. That means they have understood correctly. That means that such an opinion has formed in America and in Turkey, and shows how correct those words were.
Presenter: This is just the right time to ask. Why 7?
Adnan Oktar: This is described comprehensively in Surah Yusuf. Seven years of famine, 7 years of plenty. THE CRISIS BEGAN IN 2007 AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 2014. In 2014 we will feel the presence of Hazrat Mahdi (as). Nobody will be able to say he has not felt him or understood. They will understand very clearly. There will be a 7-year period of awakening and coming to life from 2014 to 2021.
ADNAN OKTAR: We are in the End Times. We will see the Mahdi. The coming of the Prophet Jesus (as) is close. Hazrat Khidr (as) is on duty. We are in a very beautiful era. We are at the threshold of the Golden Age.This means an abundance of blessings
A9 TV: July 16th, 2012
ADNAN OKTAR:... It is written on 2,000 years, 3,000 years old stone scriptures. It is written, “The one who will come in white will have wavy hair.” It is written on rock scriptures. It is written that he has a beard and his hair is wavy. We also hear this in the predictions of famous oracles, because they got those predictions from the hadiths. But it is very interesting to have them written on rock scriptures. For example, Nostradamus says, “A young man with wavy hair will rule over the whole of Europe and Asia.” And he gives the years of the 2000s and the 2020s. Nostradamus gives a clear date, insha’Allah.
A9 TV: February 27th, 2013
ADNAN OKTAR: I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed satan. Surat al-Baqara, 208: “You who have faith! Enter Islam totally.” Enter Islam, meaning enter the Islamic Union. It gives the year 1956 without any repetitions: With repetitions it gives the year 2016. Who knows what happened in 1956? Who knows what is to come in 2016? Allah calls out to all believers; “You who have faith! Enter Islam totally.” It is very meaningful; 1956 and 2016.
A9 TV: August 31st, 2013
ADNAN OKTAR: There is no solution other than the system of the Mahdi and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh). I will say this one thousand times if necessary so they can’t say, “He didn't tell us.” I have a responsibility to say this. Allah will make this an obligation after a while; you will see.
In 2020 and 2021, the world will come to such a state that they will not able to think of any other solution. They will be without a clue. They will see this as the only way and they will accept it and adjure for the system of the Mahdi. The Mahdi (as) will not have any demands. They will make the Mahdi their leader, insha’Allah.
Just like Adnan Oktar stated previously, the world's leading economists now say the crisis will not end before 2014
The Mahdi Will Appear in Asia between 2016 and 2020