It is polytheism to grieve for someone who enters paradise (05.04.2014)
It is polytheism to grieve for someone who enters paradise
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated April 05th, 2014
(Response to a viewer) Serhat, you are looking at the matter wrongly right from the start. "In sending little Pamir off to paradise,” you say. If you are sending someone off to paradise, how can you grieve for them? Paradise is a place of joy and eternal happiness and delight. It is wrong to think of grief if you are sending a child off to a place where everything is as good as can be. That means ascribing equals to God. It means that one does not like what God has done. It means one thinks one knows better than Him. Hundreds of people die every day. Mourning people who die is challenging God. And that is polytheism. Mothers and fathers may weep out of emotion at what has happened, but not out of rebellion against God. That would mean abandoning the faith. Our Prophet (pbuh) wept when his son Abraham died. “You too, O the Messenger of God?” they said. “I am not weeping out of grief, but out of fervor,” he said. The fervor of faith. Because Abraham was very cute and sweet. He wept because of the love he felt for him, not out of grief.
People lose relatives every day. People close to us die, too. But if we were to declare a week’s mourning for all of them, the world would literally turn into hell. You would live and die in mourning. Not a day would pass without mourning someone. Go to the cemeteries and look. Hearses arrive every day. People are martyred in Syria and Afghanistan every day. Everyone thinks his own child is lovely. Everyone loves his own child. But to mourn them all would mean the whole world challenging God, may He forbid. That would be very ugly. A believer must always be full of joy, and content with whatever God commands.
Hazrat Mawlana told people to celebrate when he died. Seb-i Aruz, the Nuptial Night. That is why the dervishes whirl to the sound of flutes. (To the viewer) So you really must get rid of this polytheistic way of thinking. Mourning is a wrong way of thinking. I have now told you what would befit you. I hope you will now think right.
When Almighty God takes a child’s soul, He does it with goodness, for the best, and raises it into His Sight for the best. Where is the logic behind mourning? You do not weep when a child enters the world, so why weep when he leaves it? You did not end him into the world, and you did not take him from it. There is no point in weeping when he enters the world, or when he leaves it. He Who sent him will take him back into His Presence when He chooses. Since there is no question of Almighty God asking our opinion, or of us asking any questions, we must accept our Lord’s destiny and see the goodness in it.
Serhat asked, and I have replied. But people are often curious and ask about this. They generally believe they should mourn. Though they do so out of the best of intentions. Their uncle dies the following day and they believe they should mourn. Then a friend’s son dies and they think they should mourn for him. People are martyred in Afghanistan and they think they should mourn for them. Many people are confused about what to do. The idea of mourning is completely wrong. It is God Who sends us into this world, and God Who takes us into His Presence. We must surrender to destiny.