Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated January 8th, 2013
ADNAN OKTAR: How dearly the Messenger of Allah(saas) loved Uwais Qarni, Masha'Allah.
DIDEM URER: Masha'Allah, yes.
ADNAN OKTAR: Well, some people presume that the only reason for that was because Uwais Qarni never told lies or because he never did anything unlawful by religion. That is not the reason why he became the Qutub al-Aqtab. He loved Allah with a profound love, he was madly in love with Allah. Uwais Qarni had a very strong faith and my dear one has endured many ordeals, suffered a lot of pains yet he was always on the Side of Allah. He never doubted our Lord. He always looked at our Lord with good opinions. Uwais Qarni was very poor, he was really very poor and he suffered a lot of ordeals. But he was always on the side of The Truth.