Anyone who looks rationally can see the End Times. One has to look honestly. One must regard our Prophet’s (saas) warnings as very significant. Disregarding them, may Allah forbid, is to distance oneself from Allah and the faith. Our Prophet (saas) has described them very well, in great detail. That is a great blessing. Allah has revealed it to assist us. Indeed, it is so explicit that he (our Prophet(saas)) gives a calendar of 7000 years. There is a mathematical regularity. He says the Mahdi will appear in 1400, and will serve until 1500. There are 8 hadith about that. Imam as-Suyuti relates that. Ahmad ibn Hanbal, an imam of a school, reveals it. He says that a comet will appear. Nobody failed to see that. This is help from Allah. Allah might not have revealed it. The curtain of heedlessness over the Islamic community is a portent of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (as). For example, if America’s largest TV station raised that, the whole Islamic world would be rocked (intellectually speaking), and all Islamic papers would write about it. They act according to where reports come from. Our Prophet (saas) gives the really important report. It has come true. The earth would move if Obama said it, or the British or French foreign ministers. But our Prophet (saas) said it, and a great mass of people behave as if they had not heard it at all. But the time will come when the whole world will be amazed by this marvel.
They are quite scrupulous when it comes to hadiths about eating, marriage and business. There are hadiths about struggle and Islamic Union, but does anyone discuss those at meetings? Islamic Union was our Prophet’s (saas) greatest objective. Does he not refer to the global dominion of Islamic moral values among his objectives? Everyone talk about Bediüzzaman’s heroism at meetings. But they never mention Bediüzzaman’s greatest aim, Islamic Union. He says that is the great religious obligation. But there are parts that nobody finds troubling, so they talk about them, instead. They talk in the mosques. They talk about matrimonial law in the mosques. So it is first marriage, then Islamic Union. (All they talk about is) What the shawl should be long, how many meters the bride’s dress should be. Now is not the time. They are ruining Muslims.
In Islam, things are based on the intellectual struggle against the dajjal (antichrist) and satan. Our brothers say we must have no satans or dajjals. Let everyone applaud us as we relate this en masse. But we have many satans and dajjals confronting us. We must wage an intellectual struggle against them. We are followers of Hazrat Mahdi (as). There can be no way of the Mahdi without the way of the dajjal. The more there are of them, the greater our movement. The weaker the dajjals and satans, the weaker our movement. That is how it has always been. Allah produces dajjals in the time of the way of the Mahdi. Not just one, but up to 30. Great and small. There are various kinds of dajjals, some with robes and turbans. We will strive against them all. With love, ideas and reason.
Prayer and fasting are commandments of Allah. We must strive for Islamic Union day and night. What did our Prophet (saas) do? They had not enough time for prayer even, so they cut short the prayer. He strove for Islamic Union. Have any of our brothers had to cut prayer short? The important thing is Islamic Union, Turkish-Islamic Union. Turkey is home to holy people. Not in a sense of racial superiority. But we have leadership. Allah showed that in Ottoman times. We are morally superior. My nation is a very good natured one. Prayer is like breathing. But we must strive for Islamic Union. Turkey is the bastion of faith. It is somewhere in which people live by Islam very well.