The Qur’an reveals that Muslims will desire a ‘Mahdi’ as their leader (14.06.2014)
The Qur’an reveals that Muslims will desire a
‘Mahdi’ as their leader
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated June 14th, 2014
ADNAN OKTAR: (Viewer’s letter) "Why does the Qur’an not mention the Mahdi?"
If it did speak of the Mahdi, it would be a great event when the Mahdi appeared. He would be like a prophet. Since he is not a prophet, but a guide, God describes him indirectly in the Qur’an.
Almighty God says that Muslims will desire a leader from Him in times of difficulty, that they need to ask for one. That is clear from this verse. The verse tells believers to ask God for a leader, a mahdi, at a time when old people and children are oppressed.
Can you read the verse?
BÜLENT SEZGIN: "What reason could you have for not striving in the Way of God – for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers..."
ADNAN OKTAR:... Yes, God is warning that the dominion of the antichrist exists and that sufferings have afflicted the world. God is issuing a warning. Yes, please continue.
BÜLENT SEZGIN:. "... for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!’?"
ADNAN OKTAR: So believers will say that. When? At times of difficulty. Are they in difficulties now? Yes. The Mahdi will appear when Muslims are in difficulties. The verse is explicit.
In verse 55 of Surat an-Nur Almighty God says that Islam will rule the world in all regards, political, social and everything, and that believers just have to be sincere and ask Him. But He says that the time of the global reign will definitely come. What is another name for the global reign? The system of the Mahdi. Clear as a bell.
BÜLENT SEZGIN: God says He has promised believers and those who do good works.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course they must believe, but they must also be sincere. Then Almighty God says He will give them global sovereignty. That time has now come, “insha’Allah.”
YASEMIN AYSE KIRIS: In another verse God says, " They desire to extinguish God’s Light with their mouths. But God refuses to do other than perfect His Light, even though the unbelievers detest it. "
ADNAN OKTAR: Look, what does "God will perfect His Light" mean? Political, cultural sovereignty, everything. Almighty God says “ in place of their fear, security.” “I will make them successors in the land,” He says. He says that in several places in the Qur’an. These verses refer to the system of the Mahdi.
BÜLENT SEZGIN: "He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors," He says.
ADNAN OKTAR: Who are the ones who went before? Was their global rule in the time of Moses? No. In the time of Jesus? No. In the time of Dhu’lQarnayn and Solomon? Yes. It existed then. There was regional rule in the time of the Prophet Joseph. But real global rule occurred in the time of the Prophet Solomon. And in the time of Dhu’lQarnayn. "He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors," says God.
Has this promise of God’s come true yet? No. How much time is left? Not much. The time of God’s promise has come. We are now in the time of that promise.
OKTAR BABUNA: One verse speaks of a messenger to come; " Remember when God made a covenant with the Prophets: ‘..then a messenger comes to you confirming what is with you, you must believe in him and help him.’ He asked, ‘Do you agree and undertake my commission on that condition?’ They replied, ‘We agree’.”
ADNAN OKTAR: It is indeed taken from our Prophet (pbuh).
OKTAR BABUNA: And from Noah, Moses, Jesus and Abraham, insha’Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR: Who is this person? Our Prophet has a responsibility to help people, to assist the conqueror of the world. He assists with the hadiths and miracles.
BÜLENT SEZGIN: People used to call on Dhu’lQarnayn when they were in trouble.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course they call out in difficulty. They tell Dhu’lQarnayn that Gog and Magog have appeared and are spreading corruption. Do what you will, but save us from them, they say.
OKTAR BABUNA: The Qur’an says that the Torah and the Zabur speak of one who will come. God says “We have written it there." What is written in the Zabur and the Torah describes the King Messiah, that is Mahdi, insha’Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR: Insha’Allah. Look, Almighty God cites the Zabur and the Torah. Some people say, “The Torah is invalid.” But God says it is valid, He cites it as valid. To deny that is to abjure the faith.
CIHAT GÜNDOGDU: The Qur’an is described as confirming previous books.
YASEMIN AYSE KIRIS: Our Prophet says in a hadith that two unbelievers will rule the world, while Solomon, Dhu’lQarnayn and the Mahdi will rule the world from among the faithful.
ADNAN OKTAR: Yes, he says that fifth and last of all, Muhammad the Mahdi my descendant will rule the world, insha’Allah.