There is one important
fact about the beauties of this world which needs to be understood
by man. As our Lord has revealed, "The life of this world is
just the enjoyment of delusion" (Surah Al 'Imran, 185).
It is therefore a major error for any person to become disproportionately
infatuated with the world's transitory blessings during his brief
existence in this life. In the Qur'an, Allah reveals that the benefits
of this world are ultimately worthless, and promises that He will
give "a good life" to those who seek the Hereafter. On the
other hand, there is a "dark and narrow life" for those
who are unaware of these truths.
Believers are aware of these truths revealed in the Qur'an. They know
that all they experience is part of a test set for them by Allah.
They feel no great passion for the blessings of this world. They instead
spend their whole lives in such a way as to attain the Hereafter promised
In this book, by using examples which may be encountered at any time
and any place, the unnecessary sufferings and woes of those who are
deceived by the false baubles of this world are considered. Ways in
which these can be avoided, and the trouble-free lives of believers
who spend all their energies on attaining the Hereafter are explored.
Recalling Allah's revelation in the Qur'an, "Anything you have
been given is only the enjoyment of the life of this world and its
finery. What is with Allah is better and longer lasting. So will you
not use your intellect?" (Surat al-Qasas, 60), people are invited
to lead lives better suited to the approval of Allah.
Whoever you may be,
there is an enemy who is a devoted threat to you, who wishes for you
eternal torment, having dedicated his whole existence to that end.
That enemy is Satan. That is, Satan whom Allah cursed and expelled
from His presence. He is your greatest foe. Nor is he a mere myth
or legend, but a real being.
He has been in existence throughout human history. Millions who lived
and died have succumbed to his wiles and been thrown into the flames,
and continue to do so. He makes no distinctions among his victims:
young or old, male or female, a head of state or beggar... He is against
all human beings.
The purpose of this
book is to explore several examples of the kind of life and the type
of character that the nations of ignorance have produced, and to show
that every approach it has formulated has come to an impasse. Moreover,
it will attempt to show that the typical character produced by the
nations of ignorance can never attain the contentment and peace of
mind they seek.
In addition, this book will demonstrate that the character of a believer,
as described in the Quran, is superior to any other of the thousands
of character types that emerge among ignorant nations, and show how
excellent the life lived by a believer compared to the life of ignorance.
The signs in the Qur'an
and the extensive references to the End Times provided by the Hadith
literature brings us to a very important conclusion. In this book
the End Times is examined in the light of verses and hadiths. It is
clear that the signs in question have now started to appear one after
another, just as described in these references. The advent of these
signs heralded fourteen centuries ago are great occurrences that increase
believers' faith in and loyalty to Allah. It is surely not a coincidence
that, in such a short period of time, all of these signs appeared
one after another. These signs are good news to Allah's servants.
In the hadiths of our
Prophet, there are references to an auspicious period when the morals
of the Qur'an will prevail in the universe. Because our Prophet used
to depict this age by paradise-like attributes, this period came to
be called the "Golden Age".
The main attributes of this age are abundance in all products and
possessions; the establishment of trust and justice, peace and bliss;
the employment of all kinds of technological developments for the
comfort, pleasure, and peace of people; the absence of any people
in need; the granting to everyone of everything he wants. In this
book, the environment in which people will live in the Golden Age
and the magnificent beauties people will experience are told with
relevant quotations from the Qur'an.
The "perfected faith"
discussed in this book represents the highest level of maturity and
depth of faith an individual can ever attain. According to Qur'an,
saying just "I believe in Allah" alone is sufficient.
However, Allah warns people against this rationale: "Do people
imagine that they will be left to say, 'We believe,' and will not
be tested?" (Surat al-'Ankabut, 2)
But how does a believer's faith grow mature and become perfect? The
purpose of this book is to define the "perfected faith"
and explain what is a person of perfected faith like, from what kind
of a belief in Allah does he have to about which matters does he talk
and how does he pray and what does he ask for.
A believer has to know
the Qur'an very well in order to be guided to the right way, to fulfill
the commands of Allah completely, to revere Him properly and to evaluate
all issues from the Qur'an's viewpoint. The book, Knowledge of the
Qur'an, in which the Qur'anic verses are classified according to specific
subjects, is prepared for this purpose.
Being a true servant
of Allah and conducting one's life in the light of the Qur'an require
a sound knowledge of the Qur'an. In this book you can click on any
letter to hyperlink to the alphbetical listing within the index. This
will help you to search the Qur'an ayath by ayath, topic by topic
or word by word.
In this book, wisdom
and people having wisdom are described as is the loss of those who
do not think and behave wisely. The comfort that wisdom brings to
one's life and the way it makes one closer to all favors, peace, and
salvation are all revealed in this book. The way to wisdom is open
to everyone; but it must also be kept in mind that Allah endows wisdom
only to those who sincerely believe in Him.
My sons! Seek news of
Yusuf and his brother. Do not despair of solace from Allah. No one
despairs of solace from Allah except for people who are disbelievers.'
(Surah Yusuf: 87)
Man places his hope in Allah in relation to the degree of his faith.
He hopes to attain the favors promised to him to the extent of his
trust, closeness, submission and sincerity to Allah. A person who
hopes for the mercy of Allah does not transgress or talk evil. He
never suppresses the voice of his conscience. On the contrary, he
summons people to the way of righteousness, forbids evil and performs
his religious duties with wholesome zeal. These are actually the people
who earn the approval of Allah.
The concept of patience
related in the Qur'an differs greatly from patience as perceived by
people of ignorance. As well as persevering in times of difficulty,
genuine patience requires a commitment to perfection in everything
good. The purpose of this book is to define this superior moral attribute
with references from the Qur'an and to summon people to experience
Prayer is one of the
most explicit and virtuous expression of one's devotion to Allah.
However, it is essential that a believer should pray as described
in the Qur'an. This book explains the kind of prayer that Allah demands
of people. Prayer should be the most sincere way one asks the guidance
of his Creator.
A man examining the universe
with wisdom and conscience sees that everything is created and therefore
is a sign of the existence of Allah. What matters is to be able to
look at the universe from this conscientious viewpoint. In this book,
comprising some of the articles by Harun Yahya published in recent
years in various newspapers and periodicals, you will read the most
important responsibility of man is to glorify his Creator, Who created
him fromnon-existence and granted him whatever he possesses and also
see how the theory of evolution is invalidated by scientific findings
and experiments with a concise and simple language.
Most people conceive
of Paradise as a surreal and abstract notion. The most important reason
for this misconception is an insufficient knowledge of the Qur'an
and a lack of understanding. This book provides a realistic description
of Paradise as related in the Qur'an and summons man to think about
this eternal abode.
The Qur'an was sent
down as guidance for humanity, with Clear Signs containing guidance
and discrimination. (Surat al-Baqara: 185)
As the verse states, God sent down the Qur'an as a guide to humanity.
And for man to be guided to the truth, it is imperative that he know
Islam and comprehend the verses of the Qur'an. The purpose of this
book is to explain that the Qur'an is the Word of God, a guide for
humanity that addresses everyone, and that its commands are applicable
to all times. Thus it must be the most important reference and guide
in human life.
Forgetting that death
is likely to put an end to this life at any time, man simply believes
that he can enjoy a perfect and happy life. Yet he evidently deceives
himself. The world is a temporary place specially created by God to
test man. That is why, it is inherently flawed and far from satisfying
man's endless needs and desires. Each and every attraction existing
in the world eventually wears out, becomes corrupt, decays and finally
disappears. This is the never-changing reality of life.
Have you ever thought
that you were non-existent before you were born and suddenly appeared
on Earth? Have you ever thought that the peel of a banana, melon,
watermelon or an orange each serve as a quality package preserving
the fruit's odour and taste?
Man is a being to which God has granted the faculty of thinking. Yet
a majority of people fail to employ this faculty as they should… The
purpose of this book is to summon people to think in the way they
should and to guide them in their efforts to think.
Open your eyes, look
into your soul and other souls around you... You will see that every
deviation from the path of God will take people into a nightmare.
A nightmare full of fear, anxiety, pessimism, sorrow and trauma. It
affects not only individuals, but also the society. A society based
on disbelief becomes prone to all forms of degeneration, chaos and
crisis. The only solution is to recognize the reason of our existence:
That we are created by God and only through His path we will be redeemed.
There is an appointed
time when the universe and every creature in it, from microorganisms
to human beings, including stars and galaxies, will come to an end.
It is called the "Hour" in the Qur'an. And, "the Hour
is coming without any doubt ... (Surat al-Hajj: 7)"
The purpose of this book is to examine the signs of the Hour through
the verses of the Qur'an and hadiths of the Prophet (saas), and to
show that these signs have begun to appear in our present time.
As well as being the
unique source of all answers and explanations people may have about
eternal salvation, the Qur'an also consists of many signs and admonitions
essential for human life. This book reflects the meanings implied
by the Qur'an and the beauties that it presents to human life.
In this book you will find a lot of admonitions from the Qur'an; such
as good character traits, prudence for daily life, standards of hygiene,
aesthetics, civility, or methods for communicating Islam.
and ardor are very different from the concept prevalent in the society
of ignorance, which is based on vested interests. The sources of believers'
enthusiasm are their faith, love and devotion to God. Zeal of believers
continues to increase until the end of their lives.
While you read these
lines, injustice wins out in many societies all over the world. For
the solution, a morality which will enable people to set aside their
personal benefits for the sake of justice is needed. This morality
is the Qur'anic morality, that Allah teaches and commands us. Qur'anic
morality commands a pure justice with no discrimination between people,
and in favor of the rightful and truthful.
According to the Qur'an,
neither working hard, nor growing weary, nor achieving respect or
love from others is regarded as criteria of superiority. Rather, it
is their belief in God, their good deeds done in order to gain His
consent, and their goodwill, nurtured in the depths of their hearts,
that are regarded as the criteria of superiority. Therefore, with
this book, we are inviting all those sincere believers, who love God,
wish to be friend with Him, and turn to Him, to search for the secret
that leads to being among the successful.
In this book you will
find explanations about eternity, timelessness and spacelessness that
you will never have encountered anywhere else and you will be confronted
by the reality that eternity has already begun. The real answers to
many questions people always ponder such as where God is, the true
nature of death, resurrection after death, the existence of an eternal
life, and the time when all these things will happen are to be found
In the Qur'an, God tells
people many secrets besides acts of worship and codes of good morals.
The only source of these secrets, which are beyond the reach of even
the most educated, intelligent, investigative or observant person
in the world, is the Qur'an.
For those who learn these secrets of the Qur'an, the life of this
world is very easy, and full of joy and excitement. This book deals
with the subjects related to those verses God related to people as
"Seeing the good
in all" is actually a fairly common phrase. In the course of
their daily lives, people will frequently say, "There must be
some good in this" or "It is a blessing from God."
However, people generally mouth these phrases without understanding
their true significance, or merely to follow societal conventions.
The purpose of this book is to encourage man towards adopting the
proper moral principles by which he will say, "There is good
in this", not by mere words, but with his wisdom, and showing
patience in the face of difficulties with heartfelt submission and
gratitude, rather than merely enduring the situation.
A sincere, conscientious person
can understand and apply the basic spiritual subjects and commandments in
the Qur'an with ease. However, a non-believer who is insincere and prejudiced,
will be unable to comprehend the Qur'an correctly since he follows his baser
self. That is why he lacks the ability to reason. This book discusses the
reasons why such unperceptive people misinterpret the Qur'an, studies various
examples of their illogical comments and objections to the Qur'anic verses
and responds to them.
The Qur'an has been revealed
to us so that we may read and ponder. Basic concepts in the Qur'an
is a useful resource prepared as a guide to thinking. Some basic Islamic
concepts like the soul, conscience, wisdom, loyalty, submission to
God, brotherhood, modesty, prayer, patience, ascribing partners to
God are discussed in the light of Qur'anic verses.
A Muslim's life is concisely
described as follows in the Qur'an: "Truly, my prayer and my
service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the
Cherisher of the Worlds." (Surat al-Anaam:162) Muslims live for
the cause of Allah and strive to earn the good pleasure of Allah,
arranging their lives according to His Will. A believer who decides
to live for the cause of Allah must abandon all the idols of the society
of ignorance Devoted to Allah is a summons to overthrow these idols
Nobody knows what will happen in the next few hours or even in
seconds. Time flies in the countdown to one's own death. Every day
brings that predestined day closer.
In this film you are invited to see the true nature of our worldly
existence. It is a short and deceptive life in which worldly desires
seem fascinating and full of promise, but the truth is much different.
Keep in mind: This film may be your final warning to remind you
And lead you to rethink about your duties to God and the hereafter.
Have you ever thought that the Earth you are now walking on is
moving at a speed of 1,670 kilometers an hour?
Have you ever thought why your hair constantly grows, while your
eyebrows and eyelashes stay fixed? Wouldn't it be bad otherwise?
Have you ever thought about all the wondrous happenings in and around
This film is an invitation to think so. Because in the Qur'an God
invites us to think about the living things that He has created.
Duration: 60 minutes
According to Islam, this concept represents a time, near to Doomsday,
when Qur’anic morality will come to prevail over all the world. The
Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, has described it in considerable
detail in the hadeeths, that is, his sayings. After the Prophet, a
number of great Islamic scholars have given further accounts of the
subject. All of these reveal that the end times will contain a number
of consecutive events. <BR>In the first stage of the end times,
the world will become degenerate because of a number of philosophical
systems that deny God. Mankind will move away from the purpose behind
its creation, leading to a terrible spiritual emptiness and moral
collapse. In the wake of great disasters, wars and suffering, mankind
will seek the answer to just one question ‘Where does salvation lie?’
At that very moment of despair, God will charge a “spiritual entity”
to call mankind out of the chaos and onto the true path; The Mahdi.
The word means “he who leads people to the truth.” According to the
Prophet’s sayings, the Mahdi will first wage a struggle in the Islamic
world and return those Muslims who have broken away from the essence
of Islam back to true belief and morality. He will have three basic
tasks at this point:
will one day definitely come to an end. Doomsday will inevitably come
as revealed in the Qur'an in a verse "And the Hour is coming
without any doubt ... (Qur'an, 22: 7)
Together with keeping the time of Doomsday a secret from man, God
revealed to the Prophet Muhammad certain events and portents that
would indicate the time was approaching. In this film you will watch
some of the main portents -from an increasing number of wars and anarchy
to the destruction of great cities, from earthquakes to the developments
in science and technology- revealed by God's messenger that Doomsday
It is very clear that the purpose behind the creation of man, a
being who possesses reason, conscience and common sense, is not
to acquire temporary benefits in the short life of this world.
Man is tested by God, his only Lord and this is the greatest reality
of his life.
This film aims to remind you this fact, that the life of this world
is merely a temporary testing place, in which people are tried before
they reach the infinite hereafter