Say: “My prayer and my rites, my living and my dying,
are for Allah alone, the Lord of all the worlds.
(Surat al-Anâ€™am: 162)
A wise person is one who keeps
a watch over his bodily
desires and passions, and checks himself from that which is
harmful and strives for that which will benefit him after death...
MIRACLES OF THE
HOW THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS BEGINS
IN THE MORNING
And [I swear] by the night when it draws in, and by the dawn
when it breathes in. (Qurâ€™an, 81:17-18)
When plants undergo photosynthesis, they take in carbon
dioxide, a harmful gas that human beings cannot consume, from the air,
and give off oxygen instead. Oxygen, which we breathe and which is our
basic source of life, is the main product of photosynthesis. Some 30%
of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by plants on land, the remaining
70% being produced by plants and single-celled living things in the seas
Photosynthesis is a complex process, and one which scientists
have still not yet fully understood. This process cannot be observed with
the naked eye, because the mechanism employs electrons, atoms and molecules.
However, we can see the results of photosynthesis in the oxygen which
enables us to breathe, and in the foodstuffs that keep us alive. Photosynthesis
is a system which involves complicated chemical formulae and units of
weight, and on very small scale, and consisting of the most sensitive
equilibriums. There are trillions of chemical laboratories that carry
out this process in all the green plants around us. Furthermore, plants
have been meeting our oxygen, food and energy needs non-stop for millions
The productivity of photosynthesis is measured by the level
of oxygen output. The greatest point is in the morning, when the Sunâ€™s
rays are most concentrated. At dawn, the leaves begin to sweat, and photosynthesis
increases accordingly. In the afternoon, however, the opposite applies;
in other words photosynthesis slows down, and respiration increases because
as the temperature rises perspiration also increases. At night, as the
temperature falls, perspiration declines and the plant rests.
The term “itha tanaffasa” in Surat at-Takwir,
in reference to the morning hours, in other words, “when it breathes
in,” is a metaphorical reference to breathing, respiration, or breathing
deeply. This term particularly emphasises the way that the production
of oxygen begins in the morning, and that the greatest levels of oxygen,
essential for respiration, are given off at that time. The importance
of the phenomena is also emphasised by the way that Allah swears upon
it. The way that Allah indicates the action of photosynthesis, among the
most important discoveries of the 20th century, in this verse, is another
of the scientific miracles of the Qurâ€™an.
THE EARS ARE ACTIVE
So We sealed their ears [with sleep]
in the cave for a number of years. (Qur'an, 18:11)
The original Arabic of the phrase “We
sealed their ears” in the Qurâ€™an is the verb daraba. This
bears the metaphorical meaning of “We have made them sleep.”
Used in reference to the ears, daraba means “preventing the ears
from hearing.” The fact that only the sense of hearing is mentioned
here is very significant.
According to recent scientific discoveries,
the ear is the only sensory organ active while a person is sleeping. This
is why we need an alarm clock to wake up.* The wisdom
of the phrase “We sealed their ears” is, in all probability,
that Allah closed the hearing of the young people in question, for which
reason they remained asleep for many years.
* Dr. Mazhar U. Kazi, 130 Evident Miracles
in the Qur'an (New York: Crescent Publishing House: 1998), 108.
(For further reference, please see, Miracles
of the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
THE END TIMES
AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE MAHDI
PROPHET SULAYMAN (AS):
Prophet Sulayman (as) was given unprecedented
He (Sulayman) said: 'My Lord, forgive me and give me a kingdom
the like of which will never be granted to anyone after me. Truly You
are the Ever-Giving.' (Surah Sad: 35)
Allah responded to his prayer by giving him great blessings and knowledge,
as well as bestowing upon him a magnificent dominion and powerful authority.
In the verses 'that recount his life, many details are offered about his
wealth, authority, and how he used his knowledge.
Prophet Sulayman (as) communicated with birds
Allah taught Prophet Sulayman (as) the language of birds,
and he used this knowledge to form orderly ranks from of birds (Surat
an-Naml:17). He communicated with birds and ruled them as he saw fit.
This situation occurred as a result of Allah's favor on Sulayman (as).
(Sulayman said:) O mankind, we have been taught the speech
of birds and have been given everything. This is indeed clear favor. (Surat
We can derive important conclusions from this account:
- Birds have a special way of communicating with each other
on a frequency beyond the range of human hearing. Prophet Sulayman (as)
was given a special skill that allowed him to understand this language.
This might have happened through a technological innovation.
- Using this skill, he gave orders to the birds so they
might fulfill his wishes (Allah knows best).
- He sometimes used birds to send news and collect intelligence.
This method was very successful. His knowledge made it easier for him
to communicate with other countries, and effectively brought distant lands
within his reach (Allah knows best).
- This verse might be drawing our attention to technological
advances that will be used in the End Times. Perhaps it is not speaking
of birds, but rather of unmanned aircraft in use today.
- It migh have been that he placed transmitters on the birds
to gather intelligence about his enemies. This way he might have obtained
both audio and visual records, which he used to rule his nation.
- He also had great control over jinns and satans. As the
Qur'an states, Allah said, 'And some of the jinn
worked in front of him by his Lord's permission' (Surah Saba, 12)
and 'And some of the satans dived for him and did other things apart from
that. And We were watching over them' (Surah al-Anbiya'). If we think
about this aspect, birds might symbolize an army of jinns.
- Another possibility is that the birds are led by jinns.
Prophet Sulayman (as) might have commanded birds to perform certain tasks
through using jinns.
- Allah made the Qur'an humanity's holy book until Doomsday.
Thus, incidents similar to those related about Prophet Sulayman might
occur in the End Times. These verses might signal to us that during this
time Allah might place satans and jinns at humanity's beck and call, or
that humanity will use and benefit greatly from advanced technology at
that time. (Allah knows best).
(For further reference, please see, The
End of Times and the Mahdi, by Harun Yahya)
THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
WHY DOES THE FACT THAT THE EARTH IS FOUR
BILLION YEARS OLD NOT SUPPORT THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION?
7) endoplasmic reticulum
9) golgi apparaturs
There are serious doubts concerning evolutionists' reason and judgement,
as they believe that the living cell, which cannot be synthesised
in the most modern laboratories with the most sophisticated technology,
could have come about in primitive and uncontrolled natural conditions.
Evolutionists base their scenarios on natural effects and
chance. One of the concepts they most shelter behind while doing so is
that of "considerable time." For instance, the German scientist
Ernst Haeckel, who supported Darwin, claimed that a living cell could
originate from simple mud. With the realisation in the twentieth century
of how complex the living cell actually is, the silliness of that claim
became apparent, but evolutionists continued to mask the truth with the
"considerable time" concept.
By doing this, they are trying to free themselves from the
problem by plunging it into a quandary instead of answering the question
of how life could have come about by chance. By giving the impression
that the passage of a long period of time could be useful from the point
of view of the emergence of life and increase in variety, they present
time as something that is always beneficial. For example, the Turkish
evolutionist Professor Yaman Örs says: "If you want to test
the theory of evolution, place an appropriate mixture into water, wait
a few million years, and you will see that some cells emerge." (Evrim
Kurami Konferansi (Conference on the Theory of Evolution), Istanbul Universitesi
Fen Fakultesi (University of Istanbul, Faculty of Economics), June 3,
This claim is utterly illogical. There is no evidence to
suggest that such a thing could happen. The idea that animate matter could
emerge from inanimate is actually a superstition dating back to the Middle
Ages. At that time, people assumed that the sudden appearance of some
living things was the result of "spontaneous generation." According
to this belief, people considered that geese emerged from trees, lambs
from watermelons, and even tadpoles from patches of water formed in clouds,
falling to Earth as rain. In the 1600s, people began to believe that mice
could be born in a mixture of wheat and a dirty piece of cloth, and that
flies formed when dead flies were mixed with honey.
However, the Italian scientist Francesco Redi, proved that
mice did not form in a mixture of wheat and a dirty piece of cloth, nor
living flies from a mixture of dead flies and honey. These living things
did not originate from those lifeless substances, they merely used them
as vehicles. For example, a living fly would deposit its eggs on a dead
one, and a short while later a number of new flies would emerge. In other
words, life emerged from life, not inanimate matter. In the nineteenth
century, French scientist Louis Pasteur proved that germs did not come
from inanimate matter, too. This law, that "life only comes from
life," is one of the bases of modern biology.
The fact that the peculiar claims we have been discussing
above were actually believed may be excused on the grounds of the lack
of knowledge of seventeenth century scientists, bearing in mind the conditions
at the time. Nowadays, however, at a time when science and technology
have progressed so far, and the fact that life cannot emerge from inanimate
matter has been demonstrated by experiment and observation, it is really
surprising that evolutionists such as Yaman Örs should still be defending
such a claim.
Modern scientists have demonstrated many times that it is
impossible for that claim to actually happen. They have carried out controlled
experiments in the most advanced laboratories, reproducing the conditions
at the time when life first emerged, but these have all been in vain.
When phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, oxygen, iron, and
carbon atoms, which are all essential for life, are brought together,
all that emerges is a mass of inanimate matter. Evolutionists, however,
suggest that a mass of atoms came together and organised themselves, over
time, in the ideal proportions, at the appropriate time and place, and
with all the necessary links between them. They further claim that as
a result of the perfect organization of these inanimate atoms, and the
fact that all these processes went ahead undisturbed, there duly emerged
human beings capable of seeing, hearing, speaking, feeling, laughing,
rejoicing, suffering, feeling pain and joy, laughing, loving, feeling
compassion, perceiving musical rhythms, enjoying food, founding civilisations,
and carrying out scientific research.
However, it is perfectly clear that even if all the conditions
evolutionists insist on are realised, and even if millions of years are
allowed to pass, such an experiment will be doomed to failure.
Evolutionists try to conceal this fact, however, with deceptive
explanations such as "All things are possible with time." The
invalidity of this claim, which is based on introducing an element of
bluff into science, is also obvious. This invalidity can be quite clearly
seen when the subject is considered from different points of view. In
one simple example, let us consider when the passing of time is useful,
and when it is harmful. Imagine, if you will, a wooden boat on the seashore,
and a captain who at first maintains that boat, repairing, cleaning, and
painting it. As long as the captain takes an interest in it, the boat
will become ever more attractive, safe, and well-maintained.
Then let us imagine that the boat is left abandoned. This
time, the effects of the sun, rain, wind, sand, and storms will cause
the boat to decay, age, and eventually become unusable.
The only difference between these two scenarios is that in
the former there is an intelligent, knowledgeable, and powerful intervention.
The passing of time can only bring benefits with it when it is controlled
by an intelligent force. If it is not, time has destructive effects, not
constructive ones. In fact, this is a scientific law. The law of entropy,
known as the "Second Law of Thermodynamics," states that all
systems in the universe tend directly towards disorder, dispersion, and
decay when left to themselves and to natural conditions.
This fact demonstrates that the long life of the Earth is
a factor that destroys knowledge and order and increases chaos—the
exact opposite of what evolutionists claim. The emergence of an ordered
system based on knowledge can only be the product of an intelligent intervention.
When the proponents of evolution relate the fairy tale of
the transformation of one species into another, they take refuge in the
idea of it happening "over a long period of time." In that way,
they propose that things somehow happened in the past which have never
been confirmed by any experiment or observation. However, everything in
the world and in the universe happens in accordance with fixed laws. These
do not change over time. For example, things fall to Earth because of
the force of gravity. They do not start to fall upwards with the passage
of time. Neither will they do so even if trillions of years go by. Lizard
offspring are always lizards. That is because the genetic information
to be passed on is always that of a lizard, and no supplementary information
can be added to it with natural causes. Information may diminish, or even
decay, but it is quite impossible for anything to be added to it. That,
in turn, is because the adding of information to a system requires knowledgeable
and intelligent external intervention and control. Nature itself does
not possess such properties.
Repetitions that occur over time, and the fact that they
take place often, change nothing. Even if trillions of years are allowed
to go by, a bird will never hatch out of a lizard's egg. A long lizard
may, or a short one—a stronger one or a weaker one—but it
will always be a lizard. A different species will never emerge. The concept
of "a considerable time" is a deception designed to take the
matter out of the realm of experiment and observation. It makes no difference
whether 4 billion years go by, or 40, or even 400. That is because there
is no natural law or tendency to make the impossibilities described in
the theory of evolution actually possible.
(For further reading, see “The
collapse of the theory of evolution in 20 questions”
by Harun Yahya)
WAY OF SPEAKING
GIVING GOOD TIDINGS
Allah has bought from the believers their
selves and their wealth in return for Paradise. They fight in the Way
of Allah and they kill and are killed. It is a promise binding on Him
in the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur'an and who is truer to his contract
than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made. That is the great
victory. (Surat at-Tawba: 111)
In the verse quoted above, Allah reminds the faithful
to share good tidings with one another. The faithful's source of joy
and good humor is that Allah has set them on the true path which will
lead to "the great victory." The faithful are those whose
selves and wealth are at the disposal of Allah, and who vow to behave
virtuously that they may reach Paradise. This is the smartest bargain
one can make in the life of this world, and the one with the best reward.
The believers experience this joy that arises from their
faith at every stage and every moment of their lives, because Allah
is the friend of the faithful, and He has given them the good news that
He will always come to their aid, see all their affairs to a favorable
conclusion, and shower blessings upon them, and He has promised them
Paradise in the afterlife. The faithful, who know that Allah never breaks
His covenant, interpret all that they experience in the life of this
world according to this knowledge. For this reason, they are certain
that everything which they experience is for their benefit. They can
see blessings and the positive aspects of difficulties which they face,
and in when speaking of these developments they always do so in a way
which is optimistic and encouraging. Within themselves they have the
peace and security of their reliance on Allah, as well as their trust
in Him. They receive their reward for their extraordinary patience through
these difficulties and problems. Thinking of their noble reward in Heaven,
as recompense for this patience, they are heartened with the good news.
Consequently, whatever happens is good news for the faithful, because
everything that takes place is brought about by Allah, and He is the
friend and guardian of the faithful. Whatever comes from Allah is both
beautiful and blessed. Indeed, it is impressive that the faithful can
speak of "excellence" even when faced with an event such as
Say: "Do you await for us but one
of two most excellent things [i.e., martyrdom or victory]? ..." (Surat
The faithful greet death as something good
because, for those who have lived their lives sincerely, pledging themselves
wholeheartedly to Allah, it is not an end but a new beginning. In the
afterlife, Allah will recreate believers in the most beautiful form, and
give them blessings of a wonder and variety not to be compared with those
of the life of this world. As a result of their living their lives in
the type of submission of which Allah approves, He has promised His servants
the greatest and most wonderful blessings. For that reason, the joy and
contentment of the faithful is unconditional. No matter what difficulties
they encounter, their manner of speaking is always such to reflect their
gratitude to Allah.
However, it is necessary to add that the
ability of the faithful to see the good and positive side of things is
not a cop-out. They exercise their wisdom to the best of their ability,
in order to be able to see the good in everything they experience, as
well as to be able to overcome the difficulties which they encounter.
Where the morality expounded in the Qur'an
is not adhered to, it is difficult to encounter a pleasant manner of speaking,
even in the best of times. For whatever reasons, some people make a habit
of finding the negative in everything and speaking pessimistically. They
do not know how to be happy about anything, and try to find things to
grumble, complain and moan about. They make a habit of being bearers of
bad news and prodding others into discontent. Their spiritual state is
somber and they provoke one another into thinking negatively about everything,
and lead each other into despair.
Not speaking joyfully is one of the most
important characteristics in determining those who are of a hypocritical
nature who try to find a place for themselves amongst the faithful. Hypocrites
carefully avoid giving good news which will bring joy to the faithful,
or speaking of events in a positive and cheerful way. They do not want
to even listen to good news in the believers' favor. When such news is
given them, either they do not respond to it, or they try to dampen the
joy of the faithful and take away their pleasure by finding in it something
negative. But, they are never successful through such efforts. On the
contrary, the ability to avoid these hypocrites, by seeing them for who
they are, is a mercy and another yet more good news for the faithful.
Giving good and happy news, and interpreting
every event positively despite the pessimistic provocations of the soul,
or of Satan, keeps the faithful enthusiastic and cheerful. Their speaking
in this way angers the hypocrites and unbelievers, because it renders
void their attempts to harm the faithful. While they themselves sink into
despair and hopelessness for the minutest reason, they observe with envy
the faithful who are not in the least affected by the turn of events which
to them are seen as negative. Because they do not understand that the
source of the believers' disposition is faith, they do not discern the
source of their strength.
Talk imbued with good news and positivity
may enable those whose faith is weak, and who easily fall into despair,
to find strength, to see the truth and to fortify their faith. The faithful,
who manifest their contentment with Allah and their submission to Him
with their cheerful and joyful way of speaking, hope, through this manner
of devotion, to earn Allah's contentment and approval. This reward as
Allah promises to the believers is described in the Qur'an as follows:
The forerunners—the first of the
Muhajirun [i.e., migrants] and the Ansar [i.e., supporters]—and
those who have followed them in doing good: Allah is pleased with them
and they are pleased with Him. He has prepared Gardens for them with rivers
flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. That
is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba: 100)
(For further reference, please see, Muslim
Way of Speaking, by Harun Yahya)
NAMES OF ALLAH
O you who believe! Respond to Allah and to the Messenger
when He calls you to what will bring you to life! Know that Allah intervenes
between a man and his heart, and that you will be gathered to Him. (Surat
People assume that they can take the best care of themselves and thus
make the best decisions, set principles for themselves, and believe that
their lives will be good if they adhere to these principles. But this
is a great delusion, for Allah created humanity and is nearer to each
person than his or her own jugular vein. A person may not know many things
about himself; however, Allah encompasses everything about him, for He
holds complete control over his seen and unseen features, his most inner
thoughts, and his subconscious. Furthermore, a person can never know what
she will face the next moment or may well forget some of her past experiences.
But Allah, Who never forgets or errs, knows all that has happened—and
ever will happen—in every personâ€™s life. For these very reasons,
only Allah knows what is best for each person.
Indeed, Allah draws attention to this fact:
... It may be that you hate something when it is good for you, and it
may be that you love something when it is bad for you. Allah knows, and
you do not know. (Surat al-Baqara, 2:216)
For this reason, a person needs to respond to Allah and comply with the
“path that will bring him to life.” Allah made this path clear
through the Qurâ€™an, which He revealed to our Prophet (saas). In
every verse, Allah gives a detailed account of how a person must conduct
himself or herself in order to attain salvation.
(For further reference, please see, Names
of Allah, by Harun Yahya)
WHAT DOES 'WISDOM' MEAN?
Wisdom is the ability to determine what is right and most
appropriate. All speech, decisions, and behavior of people of wisdom are
wise and proper. They can explain a subject in the most correct, most
concise, and wisest manner; can make the right diagnosis of an event,
a person, or a behavior; react to events wisely; and can exhibit the finest
behavior. Therefore, people of wisdom are also people of high intelligence.
One can have wisdom only through belief in Allah and following the Qurâ€™an,
for the Qurâ€™an is the only source that teaches humanity the truth
of events, good and wise behavior, thought, and speech.
Allah gives wisdom as a blessing to His sincere servants
who turn to Him. The Qurâ€™an points out that Allah grants this gift
to whom He wills:
He gives wisdom to whoever He wills, and he who has been
given wisdom has been given great good. But no one pays heed but people
of intelligence. (Surat al-Baqara, 269)
* Can one refrain from enjoining the right
and forbidding the wrong because of oneâ€™s environment or the people
Allah commands people to call one another to good and to
forbid wrong. When the believers notice a person exhibiting a behavior
that Allah does not like, they should obey His command by calling that
person to what is right. They should never hesitate to remind people of
what Allah says and to invite them to righteousness, because Allah has
told the believers to continue to remind people about His commands:
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
(For further reference, please see, Quick Grasp of Faith
by Harun Yahya)
COMMUNISM IN AMBUSH
By Harun Yahya
Communism is an ideology that drowned the 20th century in
blood. Communist dictators such as Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot slaughtered
120 million people without batting an eye. Most of these were civilians
from their own people. Tens of millions of men and women, from the elderly
to young people and babies in arms, lost their lives to this cold, hard,
This book exposes the scourge of Communism and reveals the
materialist philosophy and the Darwinist dogma underlying it. More importantly,
it draws attention to a greater danger. The Communist threat has not disappeared
from the face of the earth: Even now it is lying in wait! This source
of bloodshed, which has cost the lives of 120 million, still exists.
Unless its ideological underpinnings — materialism
and Darwinism — are destroyed, it will insidiously flourish under
the mistaken belief that “Communism is dead” and reappear
for fresh savagery and cruelty when the time is ripe.
SITE OF THE
When the Communist Party came to power
in 1949, China rapidly turned into a state that spread terror throughout
the world. Its policies based on violence and pressure have continued
unabated since those early days. Communist ideology's unfeeling
and ruthless conduct towards people and its materialist views that
turn relationships between people into purely mechanical intercourse,
has led to a ruthless and cruel government instead of a compassionate
and just one.
No matter how much the Western media
cite the liberal reforms being carried out in the economy and the
claim that China is turning to democracy, the Red Chinese government
does not have the slightest intention of giving up its total control
over the people. Those living in Chinese territory are the proof,
and the peoples of both China and East Turkestan are now the major
victims of these ruthless practices.
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