Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and
fair admonition, and argue with them in
the kindest way.
(Surat an-Nahl: 125)
Fear God wherever you are; if
you follow an evil
deed with a good one you will obliterate it;
and deal with people with a good disposition.
MIRACLES OF THE
THE EARTHâ€™S DIRECTION OF ROTATION
You will see the mountains and reckon them to be solid;
but they go past like clouds—the handiwork of Allah Who gives to
everything its solidity. He is aware of what you do. (Qurâ€™an, 27:88)
The above verse emphasises that the Earth not only rotates
but that it also has a direction of rotation. The direction of movement
of the main cloud masses at 3,500-4,000 metres high is always from West
to East. That is why it is generally the state of the weather in the West
which is looked at in meteorological forecasts. (“Effects of Rotation
(Coriolis Effect),” The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation,
The main reason why cloud masses are pulled from West to East is the direction
in which the Earth rotates. As we now know, our Earth spins from West to
East. This fact, only recently established by science, was revealed in the
Qurâ€™an hundreds of years ago.
THE EARTHâ€™S GEOID SHAPE
After that He smoothed out the earth. (Qurâ€™an,
In the above verse, the word “daha” is
used in the original Arabic. It, translated as “smoothed out,”
comes from the word “dahv,” meaning “to spread.”
Although the word “dahv” also means to cover or to set out,
the meaning of the verb is more than just a prosaic setting out, since
it describes setting out in a circle.
The concept of roundness is also present in other words derived
from “dahv.” For example, the word “dahv” also
refers to children dropping a ball into a hole in the ground, games involving
throwing stones into holes and games played with walnuts. Words derived
from that root are also used for an ostrich making a nest, cleaning stones
from where it is about to lie down, the place where it lays its eggs and
the egg itself.
Indeed, the Earth is round, in a manner reminiscent
of an egg. The slightly flattened spherical shape of the Earth is known
as geoid. From that point of view, the use of the word “daha”
contains important information about the shape that Allah has given to
the Earth. For hundreds of years, people imagined the Earth to be completely
flat and only learned the truth thanks to technology. Yet, this fact was
revealed in the Qurâ€™an fourteen centuries ago.
(For further reference, please see, Miracles
of the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
THE END TIMES
AND THE MAHDI
SIGNS OF THE END TIMES FROM SURAT AL-KAHF
The Prophet Muhammad (saas) highlighted this sura
Many prophetic hadith connect Surat al-Kahf with the End Times. Some
of these are given below:
Related by An-Nawwas ibn Sam'an:
'He who among you will survive to see him (the Dajjal) should
recite over him the opening verses of Surah al-Kahf.' (Muslim)
Related by Abu Umamah al-Bahili:
Whoever enters his (the Dajjal's) Hell, let him seek refuge
with Allah and recite the opening verse of Surat al-Kahf, and it will
become cool and peaceful for him, as the fire became cool and peaceful
for Ibrahim. (Ibn Kathir)
Signs and secrets about the End Times
One reason why the Prophet (as) recommends that believers read Surat
al-Kahf is that it contains very important signs about the End Times,
such as those that are required to defend and fight against the Dajjal
and the irreligious movements that bring so much evil to humanity, and
which he wants to spread around the world. It also contains many lessons
for Muslims. Our Prophet's (as) recommendation to memorize and to read
this surah attentively is a clear indication of this. As we will see throughout
this chapter, the experiences of the Companions of the Cave (Ahl al-Kahf),
who lived in an unbelieving society, the lessons that Musa (as) learned
from Khidr, and the rule over the world that Dhu'l-Qarnayn (as) established
in order to disseminate the values of Islam, are matters upon which believers
need to reflect.
The extraordinary situation of the People of the
Do you consider that the Companions of the Cave and
Ar-Raqim were one of the most remarkable of Our Signs? When the young
men took refuge in the cave and said: 'Our Lord, give us mercy directly
from You and open the way for us to right guidance in our situation.'
(Surat al-Kahf: 9-10)
These verses touch upon this group's extraordinary situation.
As the narrative unfolds, we see that their experiences are of an unusual
and metaphysical nature. Their entire life is full of miraculous developments.
Their situation is subject to our Prophet's (as) hadith, which make the
connection between them and the End Times. This indicates that people
living in the End Times may have supernatural experiences.
The tenth verse tells us that those young people sought refuge
in the cave from the existing oppressive system, which did not allow them
to express their views, tell the truth, and call to Allah's religion.
Thus, they distanced themselves from their society.
However, this should not be understood as an idle period
away from society, for they took refuge there while asking for Allah's
grace and help. They also sought to improve and develop themselves. Muslims
of the End Times living under oppressive regimes will conceal themselves
and hope for Allah to increase His grace upon them, and also to make their
lives and struggle against anti-religious movements easier.
(For further reference, please see, The
End of Times and the Mahdi, by Harun Yahya)
THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
WHY IS IT WRONG TO THINK THAT EVOLUTION
CONFIRMED IN THE FUTURE?
by Harun Yahya
When forced into a corner, some people who support the theory
of evolution resort to the claim "Even if scientific discoveries
do not confirm the theory of evolution today, such developments will take
place in the future."
Yet science does not function by such logic. A scientist
does not first of all blindly devote himself to a theory, hoping that
one day the evidence to prove that theory will emerge. Science examines
the available evidence and draws conclusions from it. That is why scientists
should accept the "design," or the fact of creation in other
words, which scientific discoveries have proved.
Despite this, however, evolutionist incitement and propaganda
can still influence people, especially those who are not fully conversant
with the theory. For this reason, it will be useful to set out the reply
We can consider the validity of the theory of evolution
with three basic questions:
1. How did the first living cell emerge?
2. How can one living species turn into another?
3. Is there any evidence in the fossil record that living things underwent
such a process?
There is no difference between the absurdity
of claiming that a jet could form by chance and that a living cell
could do so. The design in a living cell is many times superior
to that in a jet created by the best engineers and most advanced
robots, with the most developed technology, in the most modern plants.
A great deal of serious research has been carried out during the twentieth
century into these three questions, which the theory simply has to answer.
What this research has revealed, however, is that the theory of evolution
cannot account for life. This will become apparent when we consider these
questions one by one.
1. The question of the "first cell" is the most
deadly dilemma for the proponents of evolution. Research on the subject
has revealed that it is impossible to explain the emergence of the first
cell by means of the concept of "chance." Fred Hoyle puts it
The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in
this way is comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through
a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.
("Hoyle on Evolution,” Nature, vol. 294, November 12, 1981,
Scientific developments have revealed the perfection in
life on the system, organ, tissue, cellular, and even molecular levels.
Every new detail we grasp enables us to see the wondrous dimension of
this design a little more clearly. Today, it is impossible to find even
one scientist who does not admit that each individual part of the cell
is a magnificent work of art and design on its own. Even the membrane
of a tiny cell, which has been described as a "selective filter,"
contains enormous intelligence and design. It recognizes the atoms, proteins,
and molecules around it as if it possessed a consciousness of its own,
and only allows into the cell those which are needed. (For further details,
see Harun Yahya's Consciousness in the Cell.) Unlike the limited intelligent
design in the clock, living organisms are stunning artifacts of intelligence
and design. Far from proving evolution, the ever wider-ranging and detailed
research that is carried out into living structures, only some of whose
make-up and functions have been uncovered so far, allows us to understand
the truth of creation even better.
2. Evolutionists maintain that one species can turn into
another by means of mutation and natural selection. All the research carried
out on the matter has shown that neither mechanism has any evolutionary
effect whatsoever. Research into mutation shows that it has no evolutionary
properties. The American geneticist B. G. Ranganathan says:
First, genuine mutations are very rare in nature. Secondly,
most mutations are harmful since they are random, rather than orderly
changes in the structure of genes; any random change in a highly ordered
system will be for the worse, not for the better. For example, if an
earthquake were to shake a highly ordered structure such as a building,
there would be a random change in the framework of the building, which,
in all probability, would not be an improvement. (B. G. Ranganathan,
Origins?, Pennsylvania: The Banner Of Truth Trust, 1988)
The mechanisms that the theory of evolution suggests for
the formation of species are completely ineffective, and actually harmful.
It has been understood that these mechanisms, which were proposed when
science and technology had not yet advanced to the level necessary to
show that the claim was nothing but the product of fantasy, have no developmental
or evolutionary effects.
3. Fossils also show that life did not emerge as the result
of any evolutionary process, but that it came about suddenly, the product
of perfect "design." All the fossils that have ever been found
confirm this. Niles Eldredge, the well-known paleontologist from Harvard
University and curator of the American Museum of Natural History, explains
that there is no possibility that any fossils that might be found in the
future could change the situation:
The record jumps, and all the evidence shows that the record
is real: the gaps we see reflect real events in life's history—not
the artifact of a poor fossil record. (N. Eldredge and I. Tattersall,
The Myths of Human Evolution, Columbia University Press, 1982, p. 59)
In conclusion, some 150 years have gone by since the theory
of evolution was first put forward, and all subsequent scientific developments
have worked against it. The more science has examined the details of life,
the more evidence for the perfection of creation has been found, and the
more it has been understood that the emergence of life and its subsequent
variation by chance is quite impossible. Every piece of research reveals
new evidence of the design in living things, and makes the fact of creation
ever clearer. Every decade that has passed since Darwin's time has just
revealed the invalidity of the theory of evolution even more.
In short, scientific advances do not favour the theory of
evolution. For that reason, further developments in the future will not
do so either, but will demonstrate its invalidity even further.
(For further reading, see “The
collapse of the theory of evolution in 20 questions”
by Harun Yahya)
WAY OF SPEAKING
SHOWING CONCERN IN SPEECH FOR THE LAWFUL
AND THE UNLAWFUL
One of the most definite aspects of the Muslim way of speaking
is the scrupulous observance of the boundaries between the lawful and
the unlawful as prescribed in the Qur'an. With the verse, "Those
who repent, those who worship, those who praise, those who fast, those
who bow, those who prostrate, those who command the right, those who forbid
the wrong, those who preserve the limits of Allah: give good news to the
believers." (Surat at-Tawba: 112), Allah commands adherence
to these limits.
Just as believers seek to avoid that which Allah has prohibited,
and carry out that which He has commanded, they must also observe the
same bounds in their speech throughout their lives. They must not defend
in word or support any behavior which Allah has commanded them to renounce.
They should also speak in praise of behavior which Allah approves of.
For example, believers know that Allah disapproves of and has forbidden
depriving others of their rights, making an unfair profit by the fraudulent
weighing of goods, lying and bearing false witness, and for that reason
do not tolerate such things. They cannot offer tacit support by remaining
silent when confronted with one who defends sinful behavior.
They do not hold back from saying what is true and right;
on the contrary, they take great pleasure in explaining the morality related
in the Qur'an to others. He never gives way to such thoughts as "If
I oppose their ideas, will they take action against me?" or "I
wonder what they think of me?," thus remaining silent, because, as
we are informed in the verse, "It is a Book
sent down to you—so let there be no constriction in your breast
because of it—so that you can give warning by it and as a reminder
to the believers." (Surat al-A‘raf: 2) it is incumbent
upon believers to admonish others based on the Qur'an. For this reason,
they explain to others their errant thinking and expound to them instead
what is correct, using evidence from the Qur'an. By explaining that certain
behavior is disliked and prohibited by Allah, they invite others to observe
the limits set by Him. On realizing that those with whom they are talking
will not heed the advice, realizing instead that they are blaspheming
the Qur'an, they obey Allah's commands by abandoning such people. Allah
relates in the Qur'an as such:
When you see people engrossed in mockery of Our Signs, turn
from them until they start to talk of other things. And if Satan should
ever cause you to forget, once you remember, do not stay sitting with
the wrongdoers. (Surat al-An‘am: 68)
In another verse, we are told that when the faithful come
face to face with people speaking ignorantly, they are honorable and respectful,
and pass on saying salaam (peace):
The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk lightly
on the earth and, who, when the ignorant speak to them, say, "Peace."
(Surat al-Furqan: 63)
EMPLOYING A STYLE OF SPEECH
APPROPRIATE TO THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE PERSON ADDRESSED
One of the appealing features of the speech of Muslims
is that they use the way of speaking that is the most appropriate, most
considerate comprehensible. It is the intelligence that results from faith
which endows them with this ability to address people of all ages and
circumstances. The manner used to address a person with an open mind and
broad level of knowledge is different from that used towards one who is
not well cultured and with limited ability of comprehension. For example,
it is not correct to explain a subject pedantically to an intellectual
with detailed knowledge of it. It is the basis of consideration and politeness
to speak without forgetting that the other knows the subject far better
and while appreciating his or her superior qualities.
In contrast, when speaking to a person who is less cultured
and who has far less knowledge and experience, where care needs to be
taken is in being comprehensible. Speaking to such a person in a manner
he or she cannot understand or decipher, not being careful of the explanations
he may need, and speaking in a way that is ambiguous and confusing way,
is wrong. For example, using sophisticated language with an uneducated
person is pointless. Those who try to make a show of themselves in the
eyes of others on a subject about which they are not informed only actually
make them look small. As a requirement from the intelligence they have
gained by following the Qur'an, the faithful always use the way of speaking
that is most appropriate, taking into account the needs, knowledge and
cultural level of the person they are addressing.
(For further reference, please see, Muslim
Way of Speaking, by Harun Yahya)
NAMES OF ALLAH
Have they not looked at the birds above them, with wings
outspread and folded back? Nothing holds them up but the All-Merciful.
He is the All-Seeing. (Surat al-Mulk, 67:19)
Our human faculty of sight is limited. With the naked eye,
we can see for only a few kilometers. But to achieve this, we need clear
weather and to be standing on a high place. Yet no matter how convenient
the conditions may be, we can see only a hazy image.
In some situations, and especially when people are
alone, they assume that nobody sees them. Assuming that they will not
have to account for their deeds, they feel encouraged to do whatever they
wish. Furthermore, they think they will never suffer any consequence for
their wrongdoing. But this is a great delusion, for Allah sees even the
smallest act. While our eyesight is limited, Allah sees the room in which
a person remains, the rooms surrounding that room, the entire house, the
city and country that harbor that house, the continent in which that country
is located, the entire Earth, all planets, space, and all other dimensions
beyond it. In the Qurâ€™an, Allah informs us that He is aware of everything:
You do not engage in any matter, recite any of the Qurâ€™an, or do
any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it.
Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on Earth or in Heaven.
Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a
Clear Book. (Surah Yunus, 10:61)
Perform prayer and pay alms. Any good you send ahead for yourselves,
you will find with Allah. Certainly Allah sees what you do. (Surat al-Baqara,
They have different ranks with Allah. Allah sees what they do. (Surah
Al ‘Imran, 3:163)
Those who adulterate Our Signs are not concealed from Us. Who is better—someone
who will be thrown into the Fire or someone who will arrive in safety
on the Day of Rising? Do what you like. He sees whatever you do. (Surah
(For further reference, please see, Names
of Allah, by Harun Yahya)
WHAT IS THE PLACE OF "BOASTING OF
THINGS THAT ONE HAS NOT DONE" IN THE QUR'AN?
In the Qurâ€™an, Allah advises humanity to be sincere
in every deed and to seek only His good pleasure. On the other hand, any
expectation of praise results from seeking the appreciation of other people
and trying to please them. Those who have such a point of view attempt
to boast about what they have and have not done. However, taking credit
for what one has not done and using it to gain other peopleâ€™s esteem
is simply lying to Allah, for He knows what each person has and has not
done. The Qurâ€™an condemns trying to profit from knowledge unknown
to people, whereas Allah knows it, and boasting. Even though such people
may seem to be gaining some benefit at that very moment, they are, in
fact, losers, for Allah will hold them responsible for every word they
utter and will certainly pay them their due in the Hereafter. Their situation
is explained in the Qurâ€™an, as follows:
Those who exult in what they have done and love to be praised
for what they have not done should not suppose that they have escaped
the punishment. They will have a painful punishment. (Surah Al `Imran,
HOW SHOULD MUSLIMS UNDERSTAND ART?
Allah has created many beautiful things; art is the product
of peopleâ€™s activities, those who take beauty as a model and imitate
it. Given that art is a favor that Allah grants to humanity, it is part
of human nature to appreciate aesthetics and beauty. The believers, especially,
are people who can appreciate Allahâ€™s blessings, perceive the subtleties
in them, and are broad-minded in terms of aesthetics. As a result, the
pleasure they find in art multiplies.
The believers consider art as a gift of Paradise. The Qurâ€™an
relates that Paradise is furnished with unparalleled elegant art, which
deeply impresses the soul. In addition, it relates that Paradise contains
gold-embroidered cushions, garments made of rich brocade, jewels, lofty
chambers, green garments made of the finest silk, and thrones encrusted
with gold and precious stones. All of this beauty, which Allah commends,
are blessings for the believers in this world, too.
Besides these, the exquisiteness of Prophet Sulaymanâ€™s
(as) palace, as mentioned in the Qurâ€™an, is noteworthy in terms
of revealing the believersâ€™ understanding of art and aesthetics.
Prophet Sulayman (as) decorated his palace with pools, large basins, and
statues, and produced such excellent work of art that everyone was struck
Our Prophet (saas) also states that Allah loves beauty in
the following hadith: "Allah is beautiful and loves beauty"
(For further reference, please see, Quick
Grasp of Faith 1,
by Harun Yahya)
MIRACLES OF THE QUR'AN
By Harun Yahya
Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the World.
(Surat ash-Shuara: 192)
Be sure to read this book, which includes the scientific
miracles in the Qur'an, as well as some news given in the Qur'an about
That some scientific facts proclaimed by the Qur'an 1,400
years ago have only recently been discovered by the development of technology
and once more prove that the Qur'an is the word of God is stated in the
book with these words:
The matchless style of the Qur'an and the superior wisdom
in it are definite evidence that it is the word of God. In addition, the
Qur'an has many miraculous attributes proving that it is a revelation
from God. One of these attributes is the fact that a number of scientific
truths that we have only been able to uncover by the technology of the
20th century were stated in the Qur'an 1,400 years ago.
Of course the Qur'an is not a book of science. However,
many scientific facts that are expressed in an extremely concise and profound
manner in its verses have only been discovered with the technology of
the 20th century. These facts could not have been known at the time of
the Qur'an's revelation, and this is still more proof that the Qur'an
is the word of God.
In addition to the scientific miracles of the Qur'an, the
book also includes some news the Qur'an gives about the future.
Miracles of the Qur'an consists of two parts: In the
first part, the scientific miracles in the Qur'an are explained. The second
part, which includes news the Qur'an gives about the future, explains
with evidence and a historical account that the victory of Byzantium was
announced in the Qur'an. In this part, you will also find interesting
facts about the correct use of the titles of Egyptian rulers in the Qur'an
and the interesting discovery made about the word "Haman", which
is referred to in the Qur'an.
SITE OF THE
ISLAM AND BUDDHISM
Many people become excited at the idea
of becoming "different" or more "original."
In almost every society since the dawn of history, some individuals
have tried to stand out and draw attention to themselves by their
life style, clothing, hairstyles, or distinctive way of speaking.
They've managed to stir up public reaction and attract interest
at the same time.
In recent years, Western societies
have seen the emergence of an unusual current that draws attention
to itself by its rather strange life style. It's made up of individuals
who want to attract attention by adopting Eastern culture, beliefs,
and philosophies-of which the most important is Buddhism. Read the
perverted philosophy of buddhism in this site.
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