REWIEWS OF HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS BY
AND PROMINENT COMMUNITY LEADERS
Pakistan, Syed Irfan Ahmed
"BOOKS BY HARUN YAHYA ARE BASICALLY A MEANS OF
BRINGING THE MESSAGE OF QURAN THROUGH SCIENTIFIC METHODS"
The way today's society is declining is felt by every
compassionate and sensible person. Due to this moral decline the social
peace is ruined and it brings a direct impact on the social stability.
Every wise person thinks and tries to improve this situation.
The books by Harun Yahya which I have read (For Men of Understanding,
Perished Nations,The Truth of the Life of This World, Evolution Deceit)
reveal that he is a person who has the compassion for this nation. Books
by Harun Yahya are basically a means of bringing the message of Quran
through scientific methods.
The word Islam is derived from "Salama" which means peace and through
Quran the education of peace is being given to the whole humanity. The
matter of Harun Yahya's books revolve around these basic teachings. In
my opinion the books of Harun Yahya are a means of improving the character
and morality in the society and a source of bringing peace.
God commands justice and doing good and giving
to relatives. And He forbids indecency and doing wrong and
tyranny. He warns you so that hopefully you will pay heed.
In any society it is the duty of every responsible citizen to improve
the character and morality of the people. The books by Harun Yahya are
a big step in connection with the service of the nation and country. As
a journalist these are some of my comments on the books by Harun Yahya...
Syed Irfan Ahmed
Assistant Editor Monthly Hamdard-e-Sehat
USA, Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr
"I SHOWED SOME OF HARUN YAHYA'S WRITINGS
TO MANY UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS IN USA, THEY WERE VERY MUCH
is He who made the sea subservient to you so that you can eat
fresh flesh from it and bring out from it ornaments to wear.
And you see the ships cleaving through it so that you can seek
His bounty, and so that hopefully you will show thanks. (Qur'an,
As a professor of biological sciences, and a scholar who was trained
all my life at the American University in Beirut, and then from the University
of Illinois, USA, I was fascinated and very much impressed with the writings
of Professor Harun Yahya. The number of books and videos that he has written
and translated is beyond imagination.
I wish to congratulate Turkey and the people of Turkey for having a professor
and a scholar like Dr. Harun Yahya. Moreover, I wish to congratulate the
government of Turkey for having a professor of this nature.
If Turkey wishes to be recognized internationally, his name should be
submitted for the King of Faisal Award, and to the committee of Nobel
Prize winners. He deserves to be appreciated for his contributions in
the field of biological sciences. In so doing, Turkey will be among the
leading countries in having some of its scholars being in the front lines
I, as an American citizen, who have already published 52 books and booklets,
am so much impressed with his writings. I also showed some of his writings
to many university professors and students in USA. They were very much
impressed, and they want the rest of his writings to be distributed worldwide.
God bless Turkey and all. Ameen.
Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr, Ph. D.
President of the Foundation For Islamic Knowledge
India, Saniyasnain Khan
"HARUN YAHYA TAKES US ON A REMARKABLE TRIP THROUGH
THE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH"
Of the books by Harun Yahya which I have read "For Men of Understanding",
"Allah is Known Through Reason" and "The Truth of the Life of this World"
stand out as powerful treaties on the proofs of God in the Universe. Harun
Yahya's scholarship proves fascinating and his style of writing infinitely
readable. His books have a great impact because of the clarity and logic
with which they make their appeal.
Quoting the verses of Quran and sources as diverse as Bertrand Russell
and Lenin, Harun Yahya takes us on a remarkable trip through the signs
in the heavens and on the earth. The author's approach to Quranic wisdom
is scientific. One of the remarkable aspects of his writings is his copious
illustration of Quranic teachings with examples which are scientifically
verifiable facts of nature.
It is one of the ironies of life that man may observe nature right from
his birth, but he seldom experiences a sense of awe in contemplating it.
Though even the tiniest example in nature is enough to testify to the
greatness of God, people often remain unaware of this. Harun Yahya's books,
such as "The Miracle of Ant", "The Miracle of the Spider", etc. perform
a great service both to the unenlightened and to the cause of religion
by bringing out this reality in an excellent, easily comprehensible and
The author deftly presents facts upon fact, until we reach the conclusion
that one of the greatest and most essential of human objectives is to
recognize and interpret the numerous signs of Allah scattered not only
throughout the entire universe, but also within our own selves.
Allah is Known Through Reason is one of the books by Harun
Yahya that leads people to ponder the proofs of God's existence.
He writes about this subject in such a compelling way-the text also enlivened
with beautiful pictures-that the whole idea comes alive, leaving a lasting
impression on the reader's mind. The reader, induced to think deeply about
the hidden truths of nature, ultimately experiences an increase in his
or her faith.
We pray that God may reward him for all the good works that he is doing
and give him good health and a long life. And, God willing, may his pen
never run dry.
Director, The Islamic Center Al-Risala
Argentina, Abu Dharr Manzolillo
"HARUN YAHYA'S EVOLUTION DECEIT IS THE SCIENTIFIC,
INTELLECTUAL AND ACADEMIC DEATH BLOW TO CHARLES DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION"
Harun Yahya's Evolution Deceit is the scientific, intellectual and academic
death blow to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, a theory which has
been largely discredited by scientific advances in the fields of physics,
chemistry and genetics, among others. The book is thoroughly researched
and solidly scientific.
The Evolution Deceit demonstrates with evidence
that the idea of evolution is a materialist dogma. It has been translated
into many languages.
As Harun Yahya explains, the theory of evolution does not limit itself
to the field of biology; rather, it has socio-political, economic, religious,
scientific, and ethical repercussions and effects [in] all spheres of
life. The author explains that the objective of evolutionism is to destroy
the belief in God, the Creator, in accordance with the agenda of materialist
atheists. Evolution Deceit is particularly important as it exposes the
hidden agenda of the evolutionists. It becomes evident that as a thesis,
as a philosophy, but most of all as an ideology, the theory of evolution
is intrinsically evil.
Until the publication of Evolution Deceit, the theory of evolution was
often challenged on moral, ethical, and religious grounds based on theological
speculation. This contributed to the impression that evolutionism was
a "scientific fact" well above "religious myths" which were the object
Harun Yahya's work, however, gives a fatal blow to evolutionism, exposing
its falsehood on the basis of science. It becomes evident that evolutionism
is nothing more than an atheistic dogma with no scientific basis whatsoever.
As a result of Harun Yahya's extensive research, the myth of evolution
crumbles to the ground in utter ruin. Using the same unquestionable scientific
rigor he used to discredit evolutionism, the author demonstrates that
Almighty God, Allah, created everything, which exists.
Abu Dharr Manzolillo
Freelance Journalist and Editor
Canada, Meer Sahib
"THE BOOK IS FILLED WITH AMAZING FACTS AND LOGICAL
EXPLANATIONS AND ATTRACTIVE PICTURES, WRITTEN IN A LANGUAGE THAT IS NOT
CONFUSING BUT COMFORTING AND SATIATING"
I had heard about Harun Yahya for quite some time, but it was only a
few months ago I came to realize the greatness and painstaking scholarship
of this marvelous writer, when the Imam of the Islamic Center, Sheikh
Hamid Abu Malek Slimi, gave me a copy of his book "The Evolution Deceit"
as a gift. The Imam whetted my curiosity saying "when you start reading
this book, you wouldn't put it away until you had finished reading it
in its entirety". It transpired that the Imam is an ardent reader of Harun's
works and said that Harun's books would make the Muslim youth growing
up in the West, proud to be Muslims.
Another striking book by Harun Yahya on the proofs of God's existence
and the quandaries facing the theory of evolution.
After I finished reading the book, I reminisced the days of my youth
with much sadness, as I had spent many years wondering if in fact God
existed. I had searched for an answer in other religions as well, especially
Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, but this journey brought me no enlightenment,
until one day during my math class at the University of Kyoto, Japan,
the Theory of Chances was explained and it was as if an electric bulb
lit up in my brains...
I would rather let the anxious reader imbibe the nectar of this book,
which explains far more eloquently than I could, in scientific and logical
terms to the enquiring mind, that, without an iota of doubt, God Almighty
exists. Today, no one has to go through the agonizing times I went through,
trying to get a logical, scientific answer to my troubling quest.
The book is filled with amazing facts and logical explanations and attractive
pictures, written in a language that is not confusing but comforting and
satiating. What's more, several other master pieces have also taken wings
through the pens of Yahya, enriching the modern knowledgebase of Muslims
and filling young minds with a treasure trove of information on Science,
Islam and many other subjects.
Director, Canadian Alliance Party
Former Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of London Muslım
USA, Lezia Hill-Harris
"HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS MAKE MANKIND REFLECT ON THE
WORDS OF THE GOD"
In the Qur'an, it teaches the believers to call to Islam with wisdom
and fair preaching, to call others to worship The Living god and not to
ascribe partners in worship with Him. Harun's books clearly does this.
Books by Harun Yahya encourage people to consider the miracles of
creation, from the smallest matter on earth to the perfect systems
in our bodies.
He uses The Qur'an and Science to reach the people's intellect, to make
them ponder and reflect on the verses of The Qur'an. I have come across
only a few books of this magnitude, which reach the heart as well as the
intellect. Not just by words only, but giving a visual effect.
Many of us read but cannot envision or imagine what we read. But when
you have pictures along with the words, it reaches the heart as well as
the mind. The God tells mankind in innumerous verses, to look at the sun,
the moon, the earth, animals and even ourselves, for there are signs in
all of these things for those who reflect and ponder. So, Harun is clearly
doing that which The God commands.
In my opinion, Harun's books make mankind reflect on the words of The
God. Reflect on His Greatness and Omnipotence. That which science tries
to explain away, Harun uses to show that One with complete Knowledge and
Wisdom creates all that exists. The All Knowing, The All Wise, The All
Powerful, All Seeing, All Hearing Lord and Creator.
May The God continually bless and enrich Harun Yahya in his work. May
The God grant him the best in this world, in his grave, and in the hereafter.
He is truly one who calls to the worship of The God.
Mrs. Lezia Hill-Harris
Knowing The Creator Non-profit Publications
Albania, Ramiz Zekaj
"NEW BOOKS [BY HARUN YAHYA] ENRICH AIITC LIBRARY"
(Albanian Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilisation)
Last times a lot of valuable books from different fields
of life and science have enriched the fund of books of AIITC and among
them the books of the well-known writer Harun Yahya in English and Turkish.
These books are scientific approach to Islam lessons. Who can read this
literature will notice that the author's outlooks are well based in special
surveys, experiments and analysis, result of his long term studies in
the respective fields.
The books are recently published, 99-2000. Many illustration help to
assimilate the problems handled in the books and rise up their functional
The content of the books: DEE P THINKING, THE MIRACLE IN THE ANT, PERISHED
NATIONS, NEVER PLEAD IGNORANCE etc, have attracted the attention of Albanian
readers that evaluate the seriousness of the scientific based interpretations
of Harun Yahya.
|"In the creation of the heavens and
earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships
which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which
God sends down from the sky - by which He brings the earth to
life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of
every kind - and the varying direction of the winds, and the
clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are Signs
for people who use their intellect."
For AIITC opinion Islam library thanks to these books enters the new
millennium with a special treasure of modern-scientific literature. In
this occasion AIITC thanks all those persons that have contributed for
making this possible and also wishes to the author long life and further
successes in his scientific work.
Dr. Ramiz Zekaj
Albanian Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilisation (AIITC)
Canada, Qasem Mahmud
"MR. YAHYA IS QUOTING QURANIC STATEMENTS AND DRAWING
THE ATTENTION OF THE READER TO THE FACTS EMBEDDED IN THESE STATEMENTS
TO PROVE THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD'S MESSAGE, ISLAM"
I have read Mr.Harun Yahya's books: "Evolution Deceit", "Perished Nations",
"The Truth of the Life of this World", "Ever Thought about the Truth",
and "The Basic Concepts in the Qur'an". I found these books in compliance
with Islam's teaching. Mr. Yahya is quoting Quranic statements and drawing
the attention of the reader to the facts embedded in these statements
to prove the truthfulness of God's message, Islam.
I expect this writer to be recognized and honored by the Turkish government
for his fine work. You ought to be proud of this writer. Canadian Muslims
Qasem Mahmud, P. Eng.
Chairman of Islamic Schools Federation of Ontario
Poland, Farhat Khan
"THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE BEST DESCRIPTION
OF MUSLIM UNDERSTANDING OF DEATH, RESURRECTION AND HELL"
The Polish edition of Death Resurrection Hell gives a clear insight
into these issues.
Poland is one the biggest catholic country in the heart of Central and
Eastern Europe. It has also one of the oldest Muslim minority within its
border. But the 600 - years old tradition of coexistence of Muslims and
Non-Muslims still does not bring the mutual understanding of each others.
People do not know much about Islamic values and standards and they are
afraid, due to stereotypes, of Muslim values. Therefore we, Polish Muslims,
have established in 1990 an association which main goal is to bring better
understanding of each ones' values and ideas and also to bring peace between
the followers of different religions and culture. In our opinion knowledge
is the best protection of the peace. Harun Yahya's effort on this protection
is one of the most recognized in our time.
I am writing you on behalf of Polish Muslim Circle. For last 5 years
we had been organizing open lectures on different Islamic topics. What
we found is that the most interesting issue for the people here is the
question of death, resurrection and hell.
We started to look for the best Muslim analyses on these topics. And
this is how we found on internet Harun Yahya's book on Death Resurrection
and Hell. After analyzing different authors and titles we decided to translated
the book of Harun Yahya as the best choice.
In our opinion this book is one of the best description of Muslim understanding
of death, resurrection and hell. The inner strength of the book and clearness
of the text was recognized by several Polish intellectuals who decided
to translate other Harun Yahya's books on Islamic topics.
We hope that one day the Author could visit Poland and meet the people
who are living and working here. We wish him the best in this life and
hereafter, and we ask Allah to protect him from all kinds of fitna.
Secretary General of Polish Muslim Circle
USA, Nabil Elibiary
"I USE THESE BOOKS IN INVITING AMERICANS IN UNIVERSITIES
AND HIGH SCHOOLS TO ISLAM"
I am frequently invited to speak about Islam in schools, churches, in
Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, I am usually faced with questions about views
of Islam on evolution, creation, women, morality, marriage, and some other
subjects. I do my best in answering these questions but those who ask
wanted something in writing to explain the subjects in more details.
The Truth of the Life of This World explains
with concrete examples that the real abode of man is the eternal
life of the hereafter, and that the life of this world is but only
I kept searching the Internet for good books and finally found the books
of Harun Yahya. The books are directed to the exact points of interest
of the new generations. This analysis is logic and is supported with ample
scientific evidences. Since then, I am giving his books free to the students
who asked the most intelligent questions.
Please find below my assessment about the books below authored by Harun
Yahya (Adnan Oktar). I use these books in inviting Americans in Universities
and High Schools to Islam.
1. The books are great scientific analysis that explains most involved
concepts in a simple, easy to understand progression.
2. The books are presented in a high quality of finish, colours, graphics
and pictures. They proved to be very attractive and effective.
3. The main themes in the Books are:
a. The existence and unity of Allah
b. Evidences of creation and metaphysical issues
c. Moral obligations of believers in accordance with the Qur'anic verses
Books that I used so far:
1. PERISHED NATIONS
2. THE TRUTH OF THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD
3. EVOLUTION DECEIT
Spiritual Leader of Islamic Assocıation of Carrollton
Portugal, Yiossuf Mohamed Adamgy
"THE WRITER IN THESE BOOKS ADHERES TO A PRINCIPLE
OF THE HOLY QUR'AN, WHICH IS OBLIGATORY FOR ALL MUSLIMS ON THE WORLD"
Report on the Religious-Scientific Value of the Following Books of HARUN
- Perished Nations
- The Basic Concepts in the Qur'an
- For Men of Understanding
- Never Plead Ignorance
As the names suggest, these books bear a high intellectual value written
with a responsibility felt towards the society arising from the disbelief,
anti-rational understanding of Religion, and the general moral degeneration
existing in the actual society, everywhere.
Also, in these books, in my point of view, there is nothing contrary
to the general Islamic understanding, otherwise, the writer in these books
adheres to a principle of the Holy Qur'an, which is obligatory for all
Muslims on the World.
Finally, I want to declare here that I have just published, in Portugal,
the Portuguese version of the book of Harun Yahya entitled "Perished Nations".
M. Yiossuf Mohamed (Adamgy)
Director and Editor of Al Furqán
Ex-Prof. of Islamic History in Darul 'Uloom of AEIP - Associação para
Educação Islãmica em Portugal
United Kingdom, Owen Alik Shahadah
"PERISHED NATIONS IS A HAUNTINGLY BRILLIANT ELUCIDATION
OF THE HISTORICAL LESSONS AVAILABLE TO TODAY'S SOCIETIES"
Perished Nations is a hautingly brilliant elucidation of the historical
lessons available to today's societies. This work documents the evidence
of the recurring fate of ungodly societies, whose moral and religious
degradation, led to their complete destruction. This well researched piece
of work by "Harun Yahya" is brought to life in yet another thrilling "audiomentary"
by Halaqah Media. The talented pen of Mr. Yahya and the production genius
of Halaqah Media have taken Perished Nations into new dimensions.
Owen Alik Shahadah