Say: 'Call on Allah or call on the All-Merciful,
whichever you call upon, the Most Beautiful Names are His.'
(Surat al-Isra': 110)
When a good deed becomes a source
of pleasure for you and
an evil deed becomes a source of disgust for you,
then you are a believer.
MIRACLES OF THE
ORBITS AND THE ROTATING UNIVERSE
One of the most important reasons for the great equilibrium in the universe
is the fact that celestial bodies follow specific paths. Stars, planets
and satellites all rotate around their own axes and also rotate together
with the system of which they are a part. The universe functions within
a finely-tuned order, just like the wheels in a factory.
There are more than 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe and
each small galaxy contains approximately a billion stars. Furthermore,
each big galaxy contains more than a trillion. Many of these stars have
planets and many of those planets have satellites. All these celestial
bodies follow the most finely calculated paths and orbits. For millions
of years, each one has been moving in its own path in flawless harmony
with all the others. In addition to these, there are also a great many
comets moving along in their own pre-determined paths.
In addition, the paths in the universe are not restricted to a few celestial
bodies. The Solar System and even other galaxies also exhibit considerable
motion around other centres. Every year, Earth, and the Solar System with
it, move some 500 million km from where they were the previous year. It
has been calculated that even the slightest deviation from celestial bodies'
paths could have drastic consequences which might spell the end of the
entire system. For example, the consequences of the earth's deviating
from its course by a mere 3 mm have been described in one source as follows:
While rotating around the sun, the earth follows such an orbit that,
every 18 miles, it only deviates 2.8 millimetres from a direct course.
The orbit followed by the earth never changes, because even a deviation
of 3 millimetres would cause catastrophic disasters: If the deviation
were 2.5 mm instead of 2.8 mm, then the orbit would be very large, and
all of us would freeze. If the deviation were 3.1 mm, we would be scorched
Another characteristic of heavenly bodies is that they also rotate around
their own axes. The verse which reads "[I
swear] by Heaven with its cyclical systems," (Qur'an, 86:11)
indicates this truth. Naturally, at the time when the Qur'an was revealed,
people had no telescopes with which to study bodies millions of kilometres
away in space, advanced observation technology or our modern knowledge
of physics and astronomy. It was therefore impossible to establish that
space had "its oscillating orbits,"
(Qur'an, 51:7) as described in the verse. The Qur'an however, revealed
at that time, provided clear information concerning that fact. This is
proof that this book is indeed Allah's Word.
(For further reference, please see, Miracles
of the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
THE END TIMES
AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE MAHDI
SIGNS OF THE MAHDI'S EMERGENCE:
(1) Time, December 3, 1979
(2) Saudi Arabia‚Äôs connection with the world has been cut Violent
clashes with Iranian militants
MECCA IS OCCUPIED (Turkiye, November 21, 1979)
(3) Clash in Mecca: 402 Dead (Turkiye, August 2, 1987 )
The Ka`bah attack in 1979 turned
into a massacre. It is striking that this massacre took place at
the beginning of the fifteenth Islamic century, when the End Times'
signs appeared one after another. Seven years after this mass murder,
an even bloodier event took place during the Hajj. These bloody
events have evident parallels with the environment described
in the hadiths.
Storming the Ka`ba and the subsequent bloodshed
People will perform hajj together and gather without an Imam.
The Hajjis will be looted and there will be a battle at Mina in which
many will be slain and blood will flow until it runs over the Jamra
al-'Aqaba. (Jamra: a stone pillar, which represents Satan, that is stoned
during the pilgrimage.) (Reported by 'Amr ibn Shu'ayb, al-Hakim and
Nu'aym ibn Hammad)
People make pilgrimage without an imam leading them. Big wars
break out when they come down to Mina, and they are entwined just the
way dogs entwine, and tribes attack on each other. This strife is so
widespread that legs are buried in lakes of blood. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi,
Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 35)
The phrase 'the year in which he will emerge' draws attention
to a massacre that will occur on the date of the Mahdi's emergence. In
1979, a massacre very like this one occured during the Ka'ba raid, which
took place during the pilgrimage month. It is very interesting that this
raid occured at the very beginning of the period during which the signs
of Mahdi's advent appeared, that is, the first day of the Islamic year
1400 (21 November 1979).
The hadiths also mention bloodshed and massacres. The killing
of 30 people during the clashes between Saudi soldiers and attacking militants
during the raid confirms the rest of this hadith.
Seven years later, an even bloodier incident happened during
the pilgrimage. In this incident, 402 demonstrating pilgrims were killed,
and vast amounts of blood was shed. Both the Saudi soldiers and the Iranian
pilgrims committed great sins, for they killed one another. These bloody
incidents have great parallels to the environment described in the hadith.
There come the cries of war in (the month of) Shawwal with the
outbreak of war, massacre, and carnage in (the month of) Dhu'l-Hijja.
The pilgrims are plundered in this month, the streets cannot be crossed
because of the blood shed, and religious prohibitions are violated.
Big sins are committed near the Magnificient House (the Ka`ba). (Al-Muttaqi
al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 37)
This hadith draws attention to the incidents that will occur
near the Ka`ba. The incidents during 1407 actually took place near the
Ka`ba, and not inside it, unlike the event of 1400. Both incidents happened
just the hadiths indicated that they would.
The Rebuilding of Ruined Places
The rebuilding of the ruined places in the world, and the ruination
of constructed places are signs and portents of Doomsday. (Ismail Mutlu,
KIyamet Alametleri, (Signs of the Last Day), Mutlu Publications, Istanbul,
(For further reference, please see, The
End of Times and the Mahdi, by Harun Yahya)
THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION CONFLICTS WITH
THE QUR'AN - V
The Error that the Prophet Adam (as) was not the First Man
Another claim that is put forward regarding evolutionary
creation is that the Prophet Adam (as) may not have been the first man,
and may not even have been a human being at all. The following verse is
shown as evidence for this:
When your Lord said to the angels, 'I will create a viceroy
on the earth,' they said, 'Why put on it one who will cause corruption
on it and shed blood when we glorify You with praise and proclaim Your
purity?' He said, 'I know what you do not know.' (Surat al-Baqara: 30)
Those who support that claim say that the Arabic verb 'jaAAila' in the
expression 'I shall create a caliph' means 'to appoint.' However, the
verb has these meanings in the Qur'an:
JaAAila: To create, invent, translate, make, place, render
Some examples of Qur'anic verses where the verb 'jaAAala' is used are:
He created you from a single self, then produced (jaAAala)
its mate from it, and sent down livestock to you - eight kinds in pairs
(Surat az-Zumar: 6)
Say: 'It is He who brought you into being and gave (jaAAla)
you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show!' (Surat al-Mulk:
Do you not see how He created seven heavens in layers,
and placed the moon as a light in them and made (jaAAla) the sun a blazing
lamp? (Surah Nuh: 15-16)
Allah has spread (jaAAla) the earth out as a carpet for
you (Surah Nuh: 19)
As can be seen in the above verses, the verb 'jaAAla' is not used in
the Qur'an in the sense of 'to appoint.' In most places it bears meanings
such as 'to create, invent, make.'
Furthermore, it is stated in several verses that the Prophet Adam (as)
was created from dust. It is clear from these verses that the Prophet
Adam (as) was not just one man among many, but that he possessed a special
and different creation.
Another important fact about the Prophet Adam (as) that is revealed in
the Qur'an is his removal from the Garden. The Prophet Adam (as) was the
first man, and Allah's first apostle. The verses are so clear on this
matter that there is no need for any commentary. All that is needed is
for people to read the Qur'anic verses with a sincere heart and to listen
to the voice of their consciences. Allah will reveal the truth to those
who read the verses with that intent.
The Error that There is a Familial Connection between Man and Ape in the
One verse that is often wrongly interpreted during debates on the theory
of evolution, and which is interpreted by some individuals as a pointer
in the direction of that theory, is the verse regarding Allah's turning
a group of Jews into monkeys:
You are well aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath.
We said to them, 'Be apes, despised, cast out.' We made it an exemplary
punishment for those there then, and those coming afterwards, and a warning
to those who have taqwa. (Surat al-Baqara: 65-66)
Whereas it is evident that this cannot be construed in a manner parallel
to the theory of evolution. There are several reasons for this:
1) The punishment that is mentioned most probably has a spiritual sense.
In other words, it is most likely that the Jews in question were compared
to monkeys in the sense of character, not actually physically.
2) Even if the punishment in question did happen physically, that would
be a miracle outside the laws of nature. We are talking about a sudden
miracle by the will of Allah here, a conscious creation. The theory of
evolution proposes that different species turned into each other over
millions of years, by chance and in stages. For this reason, the story
in the Qur'an has nothing to do with the scenario put forward by the theory
3) The punishment mentioned in the verse happened only once, and to a
limited number of people, whereas the theory of evolution puts forward
the scenario that apes are related to all men.
4) The verse says that men turned into apes, whereas in the theory of
evolution it is the other way around.
5) In Surat al-Ma'ida verse 60, it is related that that a deviant community
who incurred Allah's wrath were turned into apes and pigs. It reads:
Say: 'Shall I tell you of something with Allah far worse
than that: that of those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He is angry
- turning some of them into monkeys and into pigs - and who worshipped
false Allahs? Such people are in a worse situation and further from the
right way.' (Surat al-Ma'ida: 60)
In this situation, the web of flawed logic that we have been considering
throughout produces the unrealistic conclusion that in the verse there
is not only an evolutionary link between man and apes, but also between
men and pigs. Whereas not even evolutionists claim that there is such
a link between men and pigs.
As we have seen so far, the claim that some verses in the Qur'an point
in the direction of the theory of evolution is an error that contradicts
not only the Qur'an but also the theses of the theory of evolution itself.
The Theory of Evolution Conflicts with the Qur'an
It is exceedingly important that true believers should be on their guard
against trends of thought that oppose Allah and religion. Many prominent
evolutionists today recommend the following as the best way of destroying
those ideas that are growing increasingly stronger in the face of the
theory of evolution: 'Even if you do not believe in a creator, you
must employ the claim that "Allah created by evolution." The
creationists' strength will thus be diminished, and you will draw some
of them into our ranks.'
Those Muslims who say 'there is evolution' without studying the matter
sufficiently, just because of a feeling of defeat in the face of a number
of Darwinist scientists, must think again about what a grave danger they
are creating. The real danger actually lies in ignoring the matter. If
every Muslim of good conscience realizes the importance of the subject,
and puts in the necessary scientific study, then the last foundations
of Darwinism can be torn down. Those who are unable to grasp the importance
of this, will, albeit unwillingly, give succor to the nightmares that
Darwinism could lead to for mankind, and perhaps even suffer the evil
We must not forget that all Muslims bear the important responsibility
of engaging in a war of ideas to destroy any idea that is opposed to religion
and denies the existence of Allah. This responsibility cannot be fulfilled
with a mentality of 'accept defeat, grant concessions
and find common ground.'
For example, in a society where communism is gaining ground, the duty
of a Muslim is not to 'adapt communism to Islam.' This will produce no
results beneficial to religion; on the contrary, it is a dead-end that
will only serve communism's interests. The duty of a Muslim is to destroy
communism as an idea and to put forward the truth of Islam in its place.
In the same way, the duty of a Muslim in the face of Darwinism is not
to try to 'adapt Darwinism to Islam.' It is rather to destroy that great
lie and to proclaim the truth of creation.
All Muslims must act in this knowledge. They must support the ideological
struggle against the theory of evolution, which is the basis of atheism
and has deceived the world for 150 years.
(For further reference, please see, Why
Darwinism is Incompatible with the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
WAY OF SPEAKING
EMPLOYING THE QUR'AN AS A GUIDE IN SPEECH
In the following verse of the Qur'an, " This is a Book
We have sent down to you so that you can bring mankind from the darkness
to the light, by the permission of their Lord, to the Path of the Almighty,
the Praiseworthy." (Surah Ibrahim: 1), Allah explains that one
of the blessings conferred through the sending down of the Qur'an is that
it "brings people from the darkness to the
The Qur'an has been under Allah's protection from the time it was first
revealed to the present, and has undergone no corruption. It was sent
down as an admonition and a warning to people; for the faithful, it is
the source of healing, guidance and a mercy. Its words are the most noble,
they distinguish right from wrong, and guide those who follow it to the
Those who understand the divine wisdom of the Qur'an take it as their
guide. Since they have accepted the verses of the Qur'an with their entire
hearts, the morality expounded in it is always reflected in their speech.
At every stage of their lives, whether formulating a decision, or speaking,
or while offering an interpretation of something, they consistently use
the Qur'an as their guide. Therefore, their every word, every decision,
and every form of advice they are prepared to offer is in agreement with
the Qur'an. Those who speak by using the Qur'an as their guide invariably
participate in any conversation in the best way, because the verses of
the Qur'an deconstruct and eradicate all errant forms of logic, bringing
the truth to the light. Allah explains this with the following verse:
"Rather We hurl the truth against falsehood
and it cuts right through it and it vanishes clean away! "
(Surat al-Anbiya': 18)
Words spoken in accordance with the morality explained in the Qur'an
are a healing and a mercy for the sincere. Those who listen to them, with
the intention of profiting from its advice, or to derive its benefits
or to discern its wisdom, find the truth, by way of these conversations-if
In addition, the speech of those who speak in conformity with the guidance
of the Qur'an has achieved wisdom. Every example they employ, every point
to which they draw attention, and every detail they stress, is effective
and thought-provoking. They encourage the people they address to think
honestly and sincerely, and to exercise their conscience. Since their
speech is sincere, issuing from their hearts, and is in defense of the
right, its power to influence is strong. Those who are able to evaluate
what they hear according to their conscience can verify the truth of their
statements with certainty.
who listen, but who are insincere, and do so with prejudice, do not wish
to see the wisdom and truth of the words of the faithful, but try instead
to distort them through calumny. Unable to grasp that it is the wisdom
of verses of the Qur'an that has reinforced the believers' speech, they
attempt to explain it away through ridiculous assumptions. The fact is,
however, these effects are faith-induced, and easily accessible to all
who conform to the Qur'an and accept it as his guide. However, this the
unbelievers fail to understand.
A number of examples of what we are discussing have been provided in
the Qur'an. For example, when confronted with the frankness and wisdom
direct of the Prophet Muhammad (saas), the disbelievers and pagans were
plunged into dismay. Within only a short time, large numbers were moved
by the message of our Prophet (saas), and their obedience to him caused
great consternation among the disbelievers. Because they could not understand
the verses of the Qur'an, which imbued the statements of our Prophet (saas)
with their wisdom and effectiveness, or rather, that they refused to accept
it, they sought to foment false accusations against him, such as that
he was a magician or merely a poet. In fact, as is the case with all human
beings, it is Allah Who instilled in the Prophets the power of their speech.
In the verses of the Qur'an Allah declared:
Your companion is not misguided or misled; nor does he
speak from whim. It is nothing but Revelation revealed. (Surat an-Najm:
As we can see in these verses, the words of our Prophet (saas) were not
only extremely effective but imbued with wisdom, because he recited from
the Qur'an, a book which is the word of Allah. The One Who imparted the
faith and influence to the hearts of those who listened to his words and
believe, was Allah. Those who fail to appreciate the greatness of Allah
fall into a grave error, by vainly seeking to gain influence and wisdom
by other means.
NOT MAKING EMPTY AND TRIVIAL STATEMENTS
Because those who do not believe in Allah think their lives are limited
to the life of the world, they feel no need to make preparations for the
everlasting existence they will lead in the next world. They do not reflect
upon the way they behave, what good they do during their lifetimes, or
what end they are approaching. In fact, every act, every word and every
thought is recorded, and with these each will be reminded on the Day of
Judgment. Every good and wise word uttered will be to a person's benefit
in the afterlife, helping that person to gain Allah's approval, His mercy
and His Paradise.
While those who do not ponder about the afterlife waste their time by
faltering into empty words and embroidering them into conversations which
are of no use to themselves or anyone else, the faithful pass every moment
of their time in beneficial and wise conversation.
In the Qur'an, we are told about those who forget about the afterlife
by wasting their words the following manner: "... Then leave them
in their empty discourse, amusing themselves." (Surat al-An'am:
The Muslims' careful avoidance of empty and useless words is expressed
in another verse:
"When they hear worthless talk they turn away from
it and say, 'We have our actions and you have your actions. Peace be upon
you. We do not desire the company of the ignorant.' " (Surat al-Qasas:
As to what words are empty and vain, Muslims use the Qur'an as their
measure. Because they know that every moment they spend in the life of
this world is dear, with regards to determining their lot in the afterlife,
they take great care in order to avoid empty words by always first referring
to their conscience. In a verse of the Qur'an, we are told that when they
hear empty words they pass by honorably: "Those
who do not bear false witness and who, when they pass by worthless talk,
pass by with dignity" (Surat al-Furqan: 72)
(For further reference, please see, Muslim
Way of Speaking, by Harun Yahya)
NAMES OF ALLAH
Do not imagine that Allah will break His promise to His
Messengers. Allah is the Almighty, the Lord of Retribution. (Surah Ibrahim,
This name of Allah expresses that He will always triumph and that He
can never be refuted, for only He has true power. Allah created the universe's
order, all of its laws (both known and unknown), and all beings on Earth.
In the face of Allah's infinite power, which clearly manifests itself
in the universe, the feebleness of every created being and thing is obvious.
All that is created can only exist, survive, and act if He commands so.
No doubt, this feeling of feebleness also holds true for humanity. No
matter how well-off, strong, and powerful people may be, each person is
weak and helpless in Allah's sight. No possessions, money, or status can
protect them from Allah's punishment; only those who surrender to Him,
live by His orders, and strive to earn His consent will be protected.
In the Qur'an, Allah promises to grant superiority to His loyal servants.
Allah has written: "I will be victorious, I and
My Messengers." Allah is Most Strong, Almighty. (Surah al-Mujadala,
and He has sent down the Furqan. Those who reject
Allah's Signs will have a terrible punishment. Allah is Almighty, Lord
of Retribution. (Surah 'Al Imran, 3:4)
Allah bears witness that there is no deity but Him, as
do the angels and the people of knowledge, upholding justice. There is
no deity but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surah Al 'Imran, 3:18)
Do not be grieved by what they say. All might belongs
to Allah. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Surah Yunus, 10:65)
A pertinent hadith of Prophet Muhammad (saas) relates:
A bedouin once said to the Prophet (saas): "Teach me something
to say." The Prophet (saas) replied: "Say: 'There is no god
but Allah, the One with no partner. Allah is the Greatest by far; much
praise be to Him. The Lord of the Worlds be praised; and there is no
power and no strength save in Allah the Almighty, the All-Wise.'"
(For further reference, please see, Names
of Allah, by Harun Yahya)
HOW DOES THE QUR'AN DEFINE WRONGDOING?
The Qur'an classifies those people who refuse to worship
Allah, despite being reminded by His signs, as "those who do wrong,"
Who could do greater wrong than those who lie about Allah
and deny the truth when it comes to them? Do the unbelievers not have
a dwelling place in Hell? (Surat az-Zumar, 32)
Among the most significant signs of the erroneous path taken
by these people is their inability to be grateful to Allah for His innumerable
gifts and favors, as well as their lack of reflection on their weakness
before His greatness. Besides drawing themselves to Hell by means of their
erroneous character, they also call other people to the same evil conduct.
Preventing others from living by the religion, they lead them to a great
punishment both in this world and in the Hereafter. This is why Allah
warns against following such people: "Do not
rely on those who do wrong, thus causing the Fire to afflict you, for
you have no protector besides Allah. Then you will not be helped."
(Surah Hud, 113)
IS SAYING "I AM A MUSLIM"
SUFFICIENT TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FAITHFUL?
No, because people are considered believers only if they verbally affirm
their belief and then live according to it and call others to follow Allah's
commands. According to the Qur'an, the believers have the following attributes:
They pay constant attention to living by the values of religion, sacrifice
their personal benefits for the common benefits of religion, overcome
the selfish passions of their own souls, pardon others, control their
rage and are moderate in their behavior, sacrifice for others even when
they are in need, spend their wealth in the way of Allah, are steadfast,
convey the message of Islam to spread the religion, remember Allah constantly,
perform the prayers meticulously, control their temper even when faced
with injustice, are just, and who make sincere efforts in many other such
None of these actions can be fulfilled only by speaking. In other words,
it makes no sense to say: "I am doing my best" when no actual
effort is being made, or to say: "I will spend my wealth when necessary"
and then not doing so. Accordingly, even though saying "I am a Muslim"
may be the first step in becoming one of the faithful, it will become
true faith only when the person sincerely adheres to Allah's commands
to the best of his or her ability. This is explained in the Qur'an, as
Who could say anything better than someone
who summons to Allah and acts rightly and says: "I am one of the
Muslims"? (Surah Fussilat, 33)
(For further reference, please see, Quick Grasp of Faith 1,
by Harun Yahya)
FASCISM THE BLOODY IDEOLOGY OF DARWINISM
By Harun Yahya
Although today there are no states that call themselves fascist or who
practice it openly, there are, nevertheless, in many countries in the
world, governments, political groups and parties who follow fascistic
policies. Though the names and tactics have changed, they continue to
inflict similar suffering on their people. There is also a possibility
that the coming deterioration of social conditions could lead to further
growth in the support for fascism. For that reason, fascism is a continuing
threat to humanity.
This book has been written to confront this impending danger. It is intended
to expose fascist tendencies that arise under various methods and forms,
and to reveal their true root and aim. Another goal of this book is to
remove the "religious" facade that fascism sometimes hides behind,
and to reveal it as a system completely opposed to true religion.
In order to cure a sickness, it is first necessary to identify the virus
that causes it, to then fight it, and find an antidote to it. In this
way, the conditions that enable it to thrive can be eliminated, thus doing
away with the sickness itself. In a similar manner, to be free of the
horror of "fascism," one must fight its ideological basis and
the influences that aid it in its growth. The fundamental principle behind
fascism today is Darwinism, which is deceptively portrayed as a scientific
theory although it is not. Nevertheless, Darwinism, which professes such
claims as "human beings are developed animals," "Some races
have been left behind in the evolutionary process," and "through
survival of the fittest, the strong survive and the weak need be eliminated,"
has been the source of numerous harmful ideologies throughout the 20th
century, and, especially, fascism. Therefore, Darwinism bears much of
the responsibility for the oppression and violence that has been brought
SITE OF THE
In this site, we will analyze this
scientific crisis faced by the theory of evolution. This work rests
solely upon scientific findings. Those advocating the theory of
evolution on behalf of scientific truth should confront these findings
and question the presumptions they have so far held. Refusal to
do this would mean openly accepting that their adherence to the
theory of evolution is dogmatic rather than scientific.
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