Those who are truly sincere would always live a beautiful life
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated October 1st, 2011
ADNAN OKTAR: Let us start by reciting a verse from the Qur'an.
Ms. MEHTAP: Insha'Allah Master. I seek refuge with Allah from the cursed satan. "Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did." Surat an-Nahl, verse 97, insha'Allah.
ADNAN OKTAR: This verse is a miracle. Look now, this is actually a visible, tangible miracle. Allah says it is impossible for a person to be sincere and live a bad life. He says if people are truly, one hundred percent sincere, He says that He will definitely make them lead a beautiful life. Is that not a clear miracle? This is actually something tangible because it can be seen. For instance the man is sincere and he most definitely lives a good life. This is one of the secret miracles of the Qur'an. All righteous people live well. But if they are truly righteous. Not if they are half-hearted about it. Because everyone thinks he is sincere. Yet many people are not sincere at all. That is out of the question. Because being sincere is a completely different thing, it is a special strength, a special determination. It requires special attention. It requires one to watch over himself every single second. It requires huge will power. For example, I am speaking now. But while I am speaking if I start to think, "How rationally and to the point I am talking," then that would be ascribing partners to Allah, that would be insincerity. That is because Allah is the One Who makes me speak. Then [sincerity] would be lost. I mean it would be a very bad turn of phrase, an erroneous wording. For instance, when I praise Tugce, I would be praising Allah; when I praise you, I would be praising Allah. That is because Allah is the One Who creates that beauty and Allah is the One Who makes us like it. I mean she might be beautiful, but Allah could have made us alarmed by that beauty, He could have made us uneasy. We would then feel a tension. A panther is very beautiful, for instance, but one is frightened when one runs across one. Allah could have made us love snakes, had He so wished, but He makes us think they are repulsive and does not allow us to like them. Some people do love them actually, they like them a lot, hug them and kiss them.