You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah,
for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day
and remember Allah much.
(Surat al-Ahzab: 21)
Allah would say to the inmates
'I shall cause My pleasure to alight upon you'.
MIRACLES OF THE
THE TRUTH OF DESTINY
But you will not will unless Allah wills. Allah is All-Knowing,
All-Wise. (Qurâ€™an, 76:30)
As a result of experiments he performed in 1973, Professor
Benjamin Libet, a neurophysiologist at the University of California, revealed
that all our decisions and choices are set out beforehand, and that consciousness
only comes into play half a second after everything has been determined.
(Benjamin Libet, “Unconscious cerebral initiative and the role
of conscious will in voluntary action,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences,
1985, 529-566) This is interpreted by other neurophysiologists as
meaning that we actually live in the past and that our consciousness is
like a monitor which shows us everything half a second later.
Therefore, none of the experiences we perceive are in real
time, but are delayed by up to half a second from the real events themselves.
Libet carried out his research by making use of the fact that brain surgery
can be performed without the use of narcosis, in other words while the
subject is fully conscious. Libet stimulated the brains of his subjects
with small electrical currents, and when they experienced a perception
that their hands had been touched the subjects said that they had felt
that “touch” almost half a second before. As a result of his
measurements, Libet arrived at the following conclusion: All perceptions
are normally transmitted to the brain. As these are subconsciously evaluated
and interpreted, the ego is unaware of anything. The information that
appears before our minds, in other words that we can be aware of, is transmitted
to the cortex, the seat of consciousness, after a certain delay. (www.genetikbilimi.com/genbilim/bilincbeyninkuklasi.htm)
The conclusion from this may be summarised as follows: The
decision to move a muscle takes place before that decision reaches the
consciousness. There is always a delay between a neurological or perceptual
process and our becoming aware of the thought, feeling, perception or
movement it represents. To put it another way, we can only be aware of
a decision after that decision has been taken.
In Professor Libetâ€™s experiments, this delay varies
between 350 and 500 milliseconds, although the conclusion that emerges
is in no way dependent upon those figures. Because, according to Libet,
whatever the length of that delay—it makes no difference whether
it is great or small, whether it lasts an hour or a microsecond—our
material life is always in the past. This demonstrates that every thought,
emotion, perception or movement happens before reaching our consciousness,
and that proves that the future is entirely outside our control. (
In other experiments, Professor Libet left the choice of
when the subjects would move their fingers up to them. The brains of the
subjects were monitored at the moment their fingers moved, and it was
observed that the relevant brain cells went into action before the subjects
actually took the decision. To put it another way, the command “do!”
reaches the individual, and the brain is readied to perform the action;
the individual only becomes aware of this half a second later. He or she
does not take a decision to act and then performs that action, but rather
performs an action predetermined for him or her. Yet, the brain makes
an adjustment, removing any recognition that the individual is actually
living in the past. For that reason, at the moment we refer to as “now,”
we are actually living something determined in the past. As already discussed,
these studies manifest the fact that everything happens by the will of
Allah, as revealed in Surat al-Insan 30.
(For further reference, please see, Miracles
of the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
THE RETURN OF JESUS (as) TO EARTH
The Qur'an tells of 'Isa's return to earth
From what has been related so far, it is clear that Jesus
(as) did not die but was raised to the presence of Allah. However, there
is one more point that is underlined by the Qur'an: Jesus (as) will come
back to earth.
The Qur'an explicitly declares the return of Jesus (as) to earth. Many
verses contain explicit statement regarding this matter. The proofs revealed
in the Qur'an take this form:
• One verse says that the disbelievers who set a trap
to kill 'Isa (as) did not succeed;
(And We cursed them) for their saying, 'We killed the
Messiah, 'Isa son of Maryam, Messenger of Allah.' They did not kill him
and they did not crucify him but it was made to seem so to them. Those
who argue about him are in doubt about it. They have no real knowledge
of it, just conjecture. But they certainly did not kill him. (Surat an-Nisa':
• Another verse says that 'Isa (as) did not die, but
was taken from the human sphere into the presence of Allah.
Allah raised him up to Himself. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.
(Surat an-Nisa': 158)
• In the 55th verse of Surah Al 'Imran,
we learn that Allah will place the people who follow 'Isa (as) above those
who disbelieve until the Day of Rising. It is an historical fact that,
2000 years ago, 'Isa (as)'s disciples had no political power. Christians
who lived between that period and our own have believed a number of false
doctrines, the chief of which is the doctrine of the Trinity. Therefore,
as is evident, they will not be able to be referred to as followers of
'Isa (as), because, as it says in several places in the Qur'an, those
who believe in the Trinity have slipped into denial. In such a case, in
the time before the Hour, the true followers of 'Isa (as) will overcome
the deniers and become the manifestation of the divine promise contained
in Surah Al 'Imran. Surely, this blessed group will be made known when
'Isa (as) returns again to earth.
• Again, the Qur'an states that all the People of the
Book will believe in 'Isa (as) before he dies.
There is not one of the People of the Book who will
not believe in him ('Isa) before he dies; and on the Day of Rising he
will be a witness against them. (Surat an-Nisa': 159)
We learn clearly from this verse that there are still three
unfilled promises concerning 'Isa (as). First, like every other human
being, the Prophet 'Isa (as) will die. Second, all the People of the Book
will see him in bodily form and will obey him while he is alive. There
is no doubt that these two predictions will be fulfilled when 'Isa (as)
comes again before the Last Day. The third prediction about 'Isa (as)'s
bearing witness against the People of the Book will be fulfilled on the
• Further evidence of the second coming of 'Isa (as)
can be found in the use of the word wakahlan in Surah Maâ€™ida, 110
and Surah Al 'Imran 46. In these verses, we are revealed these commands:
Remember when Allah said, ''Isa, son of Maryam, remember
My blessing to you and to your mother when I reinforced you with the Purest
Spirit so that you could speak to people in the cradle and when you were
fully grown (wakahlan) ...' (Surat al-Ma'ida: 110)
He will speak to people in the cradle, and also when
fully grown (wakahlan), and will be one of the righteous. (Surah Al 'Imran:
This word occurs only in these two verses and only in reference
to 'Isa (as). The word is used to describe 'Isa (as)'s more mature age.
The word refers to the age between 30 and 50, that is, to the end of youth
and the beginning of old age. Islamic scholars are agreed in translating
this word to refer to a period after the age of 35.
Islamic scholars rely on a tradition related by Ibn Abbas
to the effect that 'Isa (as) was raised to the presence of Allah when
he was young, that is, at the beginning of his 30's, and that when he
comes to earth again, he will have 40 years left to live. 'Isa (as) will
progress into his old age after he has returned to earth, so this verse
may be said to be a proof of 'Isa (as)'s second coming to earth.
The Prophet (saas) told of 'Isa's second coming
There are a few hadiths from the Prophet (saas)
that refer to the second coming of 'Isa (as). The Islamic scholar Shawkani
stated that there are 29 hadiths about 'Isa (as)'s return, and that the
information contained in these hadiths could not have been falsified.
By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Maryam,
'Isa, will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler.
The Hour will not be established until the son
of Maryam (i.e. 'Isa) descends amongst as a just ruler. (Bukhari)
(For further reference, please see Jesus
will Return by Harun Yahya)
THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
Misconceptions About the Human Genome
The completion of human's gene map today does not yield the
result that man and ape are relatives. One need not be deceived by evolutionists'
attempts to exploit this new scientific development just as they do with
As known, the recent completion of the human gene map within
the scope of the Human Genome Project has been a very important scientific
improvement. However, some results of this project are being distorted
in some evolutionist publications. It is claimed that the genes of chimpanzees
have a similarity to human genes by 98 % and this is promoted as an evidence
to the claim that apes are close to humans, and therefore, to the theory
of evolution. In truth, this is a "fake" evidence put forward
by evolutionists who benefit from the lack of knowledge of society about
98 % Similarity Claim is a Misleading Propaganda
First, it should be stated that the 98% similarity concept,
frequently advanced by evolutionists about the DNAs of man and chimpanzee,
In order to claim that the genetic make-ups of man and chimpanzee
bear 98 % similarity, the genome of the chimpanzee also has to be mapped
just as that of man's, the two has to be compared, and the result of this
comparison has to be obtained. However no such result is available, because
so far, only the gene of mankind has been mapped. No such research is
yet done for the chimpanzee.
In reality, the 98 % similarity between the genes of man
and ape, which now and then becomes an agenda item, is a propaganda oriented
slogan deliberately invented years ago. This similarity is an extraordinarily
exaggerated generalization grounded on the similarity in the amino acid
sequences of some 30-40 basic proteins present in man and chimpanzee.
A sequence analysis has been made with a method named "DNA hybridization"
on the DNA sequences that are correlated with these proteins and only
those limited number of proteins have been compared.
However there are about hundred thousand genes, and therefore
100 thousand proteins coded by these genes in humans. For that reason,
there is no scientific basis for claiming that all the genes of man and
ape are 98% similar only because of the similarity in 40 out of 100.000
On the other hand, the DNA comparison carried out on those
40 proteins is also controversial. This comparison was made in 1987
by two biologists named Sibley and Ahlquist and published in the periodical
named Journal of Molecular Evolution. (v.26 pp. 99-1212) However another
scientist named Sarich who examined the data obtained by these two scientists
concluded that the reliability of the method they used is controversial
and that the data has been exaggeratedly interpreted. (Sarich et al,
1989, Cladisticts 5:3-32) Dr. Don Batten, another biologist, also analyzed
the issue in 1996 and concluded that the real similarity rate is 96.2%,
not 98 %.(CEN, 19(1); 21-22 December 1996-February 1997)
Human DNA is also similar to that of the
worm, mosquito and chicken!
Moreover, the above mentioned basic proteins are common
vital molecules present in various other living beings. The structure
of the same kinds of proteins present not only in chimpanzee, but also
in completely different living beings, is very similar to that in the
For example, the genetic analyses published in New
Scientist have revealed a 75 % similarity between the DNAs of nematode
worms and man. (New Scientist, 15 May 1999, p.27) This definitely does
not mean that there is only a 25% difference between man and these worms!
According to the family tree made by evolutionists, the Chordata phylum,
in which man is included, and Nematoda phylum were different from each
other even 530 million years ago.
On the other hand, in another finding which also
appeared in the Turkish media, it was stated that the comparisons carried
out between the genes of fruit fly belonging to the Drosophila species
and human genes yielded a similarity of 60%. (Hurriyet, 24 February
On the other hand, the analyses done on some proteins
show man as close to some very different living beings. In a survey carried
out by the researchers in Cambridge University, some proteins of land
dwelling animals were compared. Amazingly, in nearly all samples, man
and chicken were paired as the closest relatives. The next closest relative
was crocodile. (New Scientist v.103, 16 August 1984, p.19)
These examples certify that the concept of genetic similarity does not
constitute evidence for the theory of evolution. This is because the genetic
similarities are not in line with the alleged evolution schemes, and on
the contrary, they yield completely opposite results.
Similarities are not Evidence for Evolution
but for Creation
It is surely natural for the human body to bear some
molecular similarities to other living beings, because they all are made
up of the same molecules, they all use the same water and atmosphere,
and they all consume foods consisting of the same molecules. Certainly,
their metabolisms and therefore genetic make-ups would resemble to one
another. This, however, is not evidence that they evolved from a common
This "common material" is not the result
of an evolution but of "common design", that is, their being
created upon the same plan.
It is possible to explain this subject with an example;
all constructions in the world are done with similar materials (brick,
iron, cement, etc.). This, however, does not mean that these buildings
"evolved" from each other. They are constructed separately by
using common materials. The same is true for living beings as well.
Life did not originate as a result of unconscious coincidences
as evolution claims, but as the result of the creation of Allah, the Almighty,
the owner of infinite knowledge and wisdom.
(For further reading, see Evolution
Deceit by Harun Yahya)
WAY OF SPEAKING
Avoiding suspicion and slander
Another important matter which Muslims take care to avoid
is making statements on subjects about which they are not informed and
based merely on conjecture. In the verse of the Qur'an, "Do
not pursue what you have no knowledge of. Hearing, sight and hearts will
all be questioned." (Surat al-Isra': 36), Allah points out
that this will become a heavy burden in His presence. In another verse,
Allah says that the vast majority of people on earth "follow nothing
but conjecture" and warns the faithful as follows:
If you obeyed most of those on earth, they would misguide
you from Allah's Way. They follow nothing but conjecture. They are only
guessing. (Surat al-An‘am: 116)
Many have made speaking founded on conjecture and guesswork
a common habit. It has become so acceptable that, sometimes, people accept
mere theories as fact and conform their lives accordingly. For example,
they may have surmised something negatively about a person who had become
rich in a short time and formed a poor opinion of him, saying "Who
knows by what method he acquired this money?" and "It's obvious
he couldn't have acquired this wealth merely on his salary." It may
be, however, that the situation is very different from what they were
led to believe. The person may have become wealthy through an inheritance
or some business transaction. When confronted with a situation that awakens
one's curiosity, and which one cannot understand or which confuses him,
one should never make guesses without information or evidence, because
such unsupported speculations are of no use in determining the truth.
In this verse of the Qur'an, "Conjecture is
of no avail whatever against the truth." (Surat an-Najm: 29)
Allah points out that people will not gain further access to the truth
by conjecture and guesswork.
The faithful speak in the knowledge of this fact because
it is pointed out in the Qur'an. When they are confronted with a puzzling
situation, they do not form any opinions not based on knowledge or documentation.
They either ask the person concerned, or obtain verifiable information
about the subject through proper investigation, and draw conclusions on
the basis of the information they have obtained.
One of the examples given on this matter in the Qur'an concerns
people who speculated about the conduct of the wife of our Prophet (saas)
without any information. By saying that, when they hear any conjecture
about a believer, the faithful should say, "This is obviously a lie,"
or "We have no business speaking about this. Glory be to You! This
is a terrible slander," Allah announces the need to warn one another
There is a group of you who propagated the lie. Do not suppose
it to be bad for you; rather it is good for you. Every one of them will
incur the evil he has earned and the one who took it on himself to amplify
it will receive a terrible punishment. Why, when you heard it, did you
not, as men and women of the believers, instinctively think good thoughts
and say, "This is obviously a lie?" Why did they not produce
four witnesses to it? Since they did not bring four witnesses, in Allah's
sight, they are liars. Were it not for Allah's favor to you and His mercy,
both in this world and the Hereafter, a terrible punishment would have
afflicted you for your plunging headlong into it. You were bandying it
about on your tongues, your mouths uttering something about which you
had no knowledge. You considered it to be a trivial matter, but, in Allah's
sight, it is immense. Why, when you heard it, did you not say, "We
have no business speaking about this. Glory be to You! This is a terrible
slander!?" Allah warns you never to repeat the like of it again if
you are believers. Allah makes the Signs clear to you and Allah is All-Knowing,
All-Wise. (Surat an-Nur: 11-18)
Some people may regard speaking on the basis of conjecture
as trivial and harmless, but, in these verses, Allah points out that in
His sight, it is an "immense" crime.
On this subject, another example given in the Qur'an concerns
the account of Maryam (as). According to what we are told in the Qur'an,
Maryam (as) was wrongly accused because she had become pregnant with ‘Isa
(as) without having been touched by a man, but rather because Allah said,
"Be" and it was.
She brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, "Maryam!
You have done an unthinkable thing! Sister of Harun, your father was not
an evil man nor was your mother an unchaste woman!" (Surah Maryam:
And on account of their disbelief, and their utterance of
a monstrous slander against Maryam. (Surat an-Nisa': 156)
In fact, as we are told in the Qur'an in the verse, "Maryam,
Allah has chosen you and purified you. He has chosen you over all other
women." (Surah Al ‘Imran: 42) Allah had chosen her over many
others and she was known to be a person devoted to Allah.
Allah explains the baselessness of the slander of the people
in the verse, "And Maryam, the daughter of
‘Imran, who guarded her chastity—We breathed Our Spirit into
her and she confirmed the Words of her Lord and His Book and was one of
the obedient." (Surat at-Tahrim: 12) and made Maryam (as),
with her chastity, an example to the faithful.
(For further reference, please see, Muslim
Way of Speaking, by Harun Yahya)
NAMES OF ALLAH
The Creator; The Originator
“O My Lord, You have granted power to me on Earth
and taught me the true meaning of events. O Originator of the heavens
and Earth, You are my Friend in this world and the next. So take me as
a Muslim at my death, and join me to the people who are righteous.”
(Surah Yusuf, 12:101)
Earth has a special design that supports life. Its location
in space and its special structure, which meets the needs of all living
beings, make it clear that this planet is the product of a superior wisdom.
Our planetâ€™s living beings show that an astonishing design is inherent
in all of them. Gifted with an appropriate bodily structure, every living
being lives in a suitable setting.
This aside, as we focus more on the details of their formation,
the fact of creation appears more clearly. Each cell, the basic unit of
every living being, has a perfect system and such a flawless order that
it is a clear refutation of the unbelieversâ€™ claim that life somehow
created itself or is the result of a series of coincidence.
All that we see around us carries traces of an intelligent and purposeful
design—a design that belongs to our Creator: Allah. Our Lordâ€™s
artistry is visible in any detail. Allah relates His systemâ€™s inherent
perfection, as follows:
He Who created the seven heavens in layers. You will not
find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again—do
you see any gaps? Then look again and again. Your sight will return to
you dazzled and exhausted! (Surat al-Mulk, 67:3-4)
Say: “Am I to take anyone other than Allah as
my protector, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and Earth, He Who
feeds and is not fed?” Say: “I am commanded to be the first
of the Muslims” and “Do not be among the idolaters.”
(Surat al-An‘am, 6:14)
Their Messengers said: “Is there any doubt about
Allah, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and Earth? He summons you
to forgive you for your wrong actions and to defer you until a specified
time.” They said: “You are nothing but human beings like ourselves
who want to debar us from what our fathers worshipped; so bring us a clear
authority.” (Surah Ibrahim, 14:10)
(For further reference, please see, Names
of Allah, by Harun Yahya)
People, in general, pray only during
times of hardship. What does the Qurâ€™an say about this?
People who are far from the Qurâ€™anâ€™s morals
pray to Allah only when they become sick, or face hardship or some other
"disaster." At these times, they understand how helpless they
are. However, those who seek refuge in Allah at such times and pray to
Him continuously to free them from their troubles and grant them blessings
change the minute the situation is resolved.
They forget to pray to Allah and thank Him for His blessings.
As soon as they are freed from their difficulties, they immediately reveal
their insincerity toward Allah.
Their hypocritical and insincere manner is described in the following
When the waves hang over them like canopies, they call upon
Allah, making their religion sincerely His. But then when He delivers
them safely to the land, some of them are ambivalent. None but a treacherous,
thankless man denies Our Signs. (Surah Luqman, 32)
Has Allah sent a warner / Messenger to
The verse "There is no community to which a warner
has not come" (Surah Fatir, 24), clearly states that Allah has done
so. These Messengers explained Allahâ€™s religion to their people,
as well as the rituals of worship that they should perform, gave them
the glad tidings of Paradise, and warned them about the punishment of
Hell. In addition, the Messengers have always been role models for their
people, due to their meticulous fulfillment of Allahâ€™s religion,
their good morals, and the intense awe of Allah that they feel. Another
reason why Allah warns humanity through His Messengers is as follows:
Messengers bringing good news and giving warning, so
that people will have no argument against Allah after the coming of the
Messengers. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat an-Nisaâ€™, 165)
This is a manifestation of Allahâ€™s superior justice. On the Day
of Judgment, no one will be able to say that he or she was not warned
of Allahâ€™s punishment or had not been told of his or her responsibilities
to Allah. In other words, everybody will be justly paid in full.
(For further reference, please see, Quick Grasp of Faith
by Harun Yahya)
The Courage of the Faithful
By Harun Yahya
Consider the person who lives his entire life avoiding responsibility.
One who thinks only of feeding himself, of only his own future, house,
car and other property… That which unfolds around him, the tragedies
and injustices that take place all over the world, the bloodshed, anguish
and hunger suffered by others, does not concern him at all. He is indifferent
to plight of those who have been unjustly attacked, or the child who can
find not even a crumb to eat. He is of the corrupt mentality that suggests,
"Let the snake which does not bite me live a thousand years."
He thinks only of himself. Such persons are quite common, however. There
are many who think that if they can avoid thinking of these concerns,
they themselves can be at peace. Though he finds himself in a cruel world,
this does not trouble him or affect his conscience.
Now, you may be thinking, "Yes, but what can I do?"
But, think how the world would be if everyone thought that way…
There would not be a single person to battle for good against the evils
of the world. In fact, in every period of history, there have been those
who fulfilled this duty. They came out fearlessly, trying to promote good
in the world and keep it alive. The basic characteristics to be found
among them were a fear of Allah, listening to their conscience, courage,
outspokenness, and a willingness to accept responsibility.
True courage, as outlined in the Qur'an,
is showing determination in respecting all of Allah's limits, without
exception, and without hesitation, fearing none other than Allah, and
not deviating from this course whatever the circumstances or the condition.
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