|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.
Milliyet, 25 April 2009
National revenues will not reach pre-crisis levels in 2014
|Cay TV, 31 January 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: It will swallow them all. This is a devastation that will last for 7 years. Allah will destroy them all within 7 years. Watch the papers and the television. You will hear reports every day, reports about somewhere collapsing, and this will not stop for 7 years.
PRESENTER: Countries have even gone bankrupt.
ADNAN OKTAR: IT BEGAN IN 2007. IT WILL SWALLOW THEM, SWALLOW THE WHOLE SYSTEM, UNTIL 2014. And they will be very poor and helpless, and will bend the knee and beg to be saved. And famine will emerge as a result. So they will have nothing, no goods or possessions, to boast about or show off with, to be proud and arrogant over, and none of their own glory. Like Kharun, Allah will bring down their whole system. The story of Kharun in the Qur’an is happening now in the End Times. In other words, all of Kharun’s treasure is now sinking. Kharun’s treasure was very famous, as you know, and the Qur’an describes it as very great. It says his power, his economic power was very great. And these people’s economic power was very great. But they have now entered that period of famine referred to in Surah Yusuf.
|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.
|Kral Karadeniz TV, 6 March 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: But note that all these marvels will keep on happening. For example, I said that it would not rain, and the rains have not come. They immediately came up with a pretext, blaming it on global warming. So why are all the dams full? The dams are full to bursting. Last year there was a drought. But now they are full up and there is plenty of rain. The same as in the hadith. So where does global warming come in? This is a feature of the End Times. A feature of the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). We are told this will happen in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). It has happened at just the right time. And the date when the crisis started is just right, 2007, and it will last for 7 years. It will continue until 2014. The date when it started is crystal clear. Look, I am telling you it will destroy the capitalist system. Every day another large company collapses, every day, literally, a state goes under; states are going under.
|Kral Kradeniz TV, 3 April 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: Even if America had all the boron mines in the world that would still not be enough to save it. Let me state it openly, America’s position is catastrophic. Europe’s position is catastrophic. China and Russia will all collapse. There is absolutely no way out, and they have collapsed even as of now. THEY HAVE COLLAPSED RIGHT FROM THE OUTSET. THIS WILL KEEP ON INCREASING UNTIL NEXT YEAR, BUT I EXPECT AN EASING IN 2013, AND INSHA’ALLAH IT WILL STOP AFTER 2013, IN 2014, BY ALLAH’S LEAVE. You will see it happen just like I have said. But there will be huge wealth in around 2021. Really extreme wealth. People will have so much they will have nothing to spend money on. But this will be with the abundance from Hazrat Mahdi (as) and the Prophet Jesus (as), insha’Allah. Tell our brothers to put this CD away. The period from 2013-2021 will pass very quickly, in the blink of an eye. Tell them to hide the CDs of this interview in their homes. They will see it all happens exactly as I have said. Exactly. We are in a metaphysical age.
Cumhuriyet, 20 May 2009
|Cay TV, 11 March 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: But the economic crisis is of course a portent of the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in the End Times. This will happen in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah says, “Whenever We sent an messenger (a warner, a Mahdi) We have also produced an economic crisis so that they should beg (return to Allah, surrender to Allah.)” Allah says He has produced high costs of living. He says He has given rise to famine. This is the greatest and most important of events, this event in the End Times. It is a global phenomenon. It will grow and grow. It is growing apace now. Let me say it will be even more severe this year. It will grow much worse. It began in 2007, as you know. The crisis will start to slow down around 2013 in all likelihood, and will come to a total end in 2014. We will feel the presence of Hazrat Mahdi (as) in 2014, of his system. But we will see our Azeri brothers here around 2021, and our Kazakh brothers, our brothers from Turkestan, our Syrian and Iraqi brothers, and we will go to them, and the Turkish-Islamic Union will have been established. And there will be an amazing wealth, and amazing abundance, and peace and plenty, insha’Allah.
|Ekin TV, 16 February 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: The characteristic of the Golden Age is that it is like a birth pain. The spread of corruption, terrible bloodshed, the invasion of Iraq, the invasion of Afghanistan, the occupation of Iraq by many foreign countries, bloodshed in Palestine and incidents in Jerusalem, our Prophet (saas) has described all these in detail. He says that Allah will be openly denied. Before the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as), he says. There have been posters openly denying the existence of Allah on the sides of busses in England, so that has happened, too. I wrote about that 20 years ago in my book, describing that as a portent of the End Times, and it has happened to the letter. Out prophet (saas) says in the hadith that there will be an economic crisis, prior to Hazrat Mahdi (as), and that has come about. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear after all kinds of corruption, of strife and fire. Allah will make Hazrat Mahdi (as) His instrument in putting those fires out. That is his distinguishing feature, because if there is no fire, no strife, no slaughter and injustice, then Hazrat Mahdi (as) will not appear. This is the reason for Hazrat Mahdi’s (as) existence, the reason for his appearance. It is the reason for the coming of the Prophet Jesus (as). That is why such things are happening, in order to make people think, to draw them closer to Allah, and there is wisdom behind them all. For example, there was a war in Bosnia, but everyone became very devout. Everyone became devout as a result. There was a war in Iraq, and all those who used to puff on their hookahs, take drugs, go to the Communist Party and harbor Stalinist ideas have now all become Muslims. Syria is also full of devout believers now. Palestine used to be somewhere that communists were trained in. But now it is overflowing with religious believers. That means that troubles and suffering draw people closer to Allah and are instrumental in their turning to faith. These are all features of the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). All these famine, scarcity and poverty will come to an end in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), and injustices will come to an end. An age of peace and security will come. But THIS ECONOMIC CRISIS BEGAN IN 2007 AND THE QUR’AN, THE HADITH AND THE TORAH INDICATE THAT IT WILL LAST UNTIL 2014. IT WILL LAST FOR 7 YEARS. It will be like the flood of Nuh, meaning that it will grow and expand all the time. The only salvation from that flood is with the faith of the Turkish-Islamic world, gratitude and economy.
The Huffingtonpost, 20 Mayıs 2009
|Kanal 35, 18 January 2009
ADNAN OKTAR: Now this crisis is a metaphysical one; all the economists, scientists, industrialists, capital investors in the world and everyone are desperately trying to put a stop to it, but they cannot and will not be able to. It will bring the entire system down. You will see that all the major companies in the world collapse, one by one. And this will go on for 7 years, which is not little time, 7 years. There will be famine in many countries. The Qur’an indicates as much. It suggests that wheat should be stocked and importance attached to livestock raising. As you know, the Prophet Yusuf (as) was in charge of the economy in his day. He said that famine would begin, and that it would last for 7 years. He therefore recommended that wheat be stored away, and stocks of wheat were made ready. And verses also point to the importance of raising livestock. Things happened just as the Prophet Yusuf (as) said they would. And there was a huge famine that lasted for 7 years. The same thing is happening again now.
REPORTER: There was a major collapse on the London Stock Exchange in 1987. We are again looking at numbers connected to the figure 7.
ADNAN OKTAR: The crisis began in 2007. The law of Allah is that it will last until 2014. And the crisis will persist until the whole global system has collapsed. And it will force people to see the might of Allah.
|Kanal 35, 1 February 2009
PRESENTER: When will this union be completely established?
ADNAN OKTAR: It will take a bit of time, in my view. I think it will take until 2014. That is what the course of events and history suggests. But my main scale of measurement is the hadith. That is what appears from the measures in the hadith. IN OTHER WORDS, THE ECONOMIC CRISIS WILL HAVE CALMED DOWN AND COME TO A STOP IN 2014. A strengthening and development will begin in political and economic terms, and the Turkish-Islamic Union will then become a reality, insha’Allah.