The 3rd Day
|THE AYAT AND THE HADITH OF THE DAY
UNPRECEDENTED ABUNDANCE IN THE GOLDEN AGE
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The Golden Age will be a period of great abundance, for each
individual's material wants will be satisfied according to need. Technology
will produce such an abundance of goods that hunger will be eradicated
forever and all people will be provided with the necessities of life.
Earth's wealth will serve humanity, and new agricultural technologies
will lead to an unparalleled increase in crop production. People of faith
will receive great rewards for every good deed they do, both in this world
and the Hereafter. Bounty and abundance, which will permeate every moment
of life, will be a grace that Allah will grant to those who live by the
Qur'an's moral code.
Many hadiths reveal that there will be an unprecedented abundance
of crops and goods, all of which will be distributed without measure:
During this (period), my ummah (people) will lead a kind
of comfortable and carefree life that they have never known before. (The
land) will bring forth its yield and will not hold anything back.1
In those years my community will enjoy a time of happiness
such as they have never experienced before. Heaven will send down rain
upon them in torrents, the earth will not withhold any of its plants,
and wealth will be available to all. A man will stand and say, "Give
to me, Mahdi!" and he will say, "Take." 2
The land will emit the treasures within. 3
Someone sowing a measure of wheat will find 700 in return
... A person will scatter a few handfuls of seeds, but will reap 700 handfuls
… Despite an abundance of rain, not a drop will go to waste. 4
These hadiths refer to an increase in agricultural production
that will occur in the End Times by transitioning to modern agriculture,
developing new production techniques, improving seed stocks, and using
rainwater more efficiently by constructing new dams and ponds.
Indeed in our day, remarkable improvements in technology
have increased both the productivity and quality of field crops. As with
all other forms of technology, rapid developments, especially in genetics,
is causing a revolution in agricultural technology. Without a doubt, this
productivity will continue to grow until it reaches its peak in the Golden
In the End Times, every agricultural development will serve
all of humanity. In our own time, only some groups or societies benefit
from technology, but in the Golden Age everyone, regardless of their ethnicity,
age, gender, or language, will enjoy its benefits. No one will enjoy special
privileges, for both rich and poor will have equal access to these services.
No one will suffer from poverty or starve, for opulence and welfare will
mark this era. Technology will ensure the transition to an agricultural
system that secures healthy, tasty, durable, cheap, and abundant yields.
Current scientific developments, especially in genetics, already provide
hints about the nature of these technological developments and the kind
of abundance that they will bring.
Genetics has a vast field of application in food production.
Thanks to genetics, genes that cause abnormalities in the genetic codes
(DNA) of plants can be eliminated, and those that improve plant quality
and durability can be identified. Considering that substantial agricultural
products can be obtained only from quality raw material, these methods,
which ensure the production of plants resistant to salt and temperature
extremes, will lead to an agricultural revolution. A plant's level of
protein or vitamin can be increased by injecting DNA pieces into its cells.
The same method can produce plants that are resistant to pests, herbicides,
disease, severe weather conditions, and poor soil. Genetic studies of
seeds seek to minimize anything that might harm a seed and support a year-round
agricultural industry. The finalization of these studies will bring great
prosperity and abundance in agriculture.
In the End Times, the prevailing Qur'anic morality will ensure
that everyone will receive their just share of goods. In fact, these goods
will be so abundant that everyone will receive all that they ask for,
and much more besides. Like genetics, scientific researchers are working
to produce fruits and vegetables that can stay fresher longer and field
crops that can thrive in extreme climates. Long-term storage and preservation
of food, as well as eliminating the factors that cause rot and decay,
will be the sign of the abundance that people will experience in the End
Times. Recent breakthroughs in technology and new methods (e.g., radiation,
high temperature, high pressure, and genetic studies) render bacteria
ineffective and thus make months-long food storage possible. Gamma or
electron radiation, for instance, reduces or eradicates such disease-producing
agents as microbes, bacteria, and nits. Food that is treated according
to such methods become durable and carries no risk of food poisoning.
Furthermore, processed food can maintain its flavor, freshness, taste,
and color in a form very similar to its natural state and never lose its
juice. A radiated strawberry can be safely stored in a refrigerator for
months, and a potato can be kept for an extended period of time without
Such processes will end waste and ensure the optimum
employment of resources. Such technological developments, which are still
at a very early stage, have only limited applications today. However,
they will be very effective in maintaining the land's abundance in the
End Times. People will be able to allocate resources wisely and minimize
waste, and farmers will be able to produce huge amounts of long-lasting
and quality agricultural products. (For further reading see, "The
Golden Age" by Harun Yahya.)
1. Ibn Majah.
3.Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar,
4.Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar, p. 24
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CREATION FOR THE 3rd DAY
CONTROL CENTER: THE BRAIN
The human brain has a system that can carry out many tasks
at the same time. For example, because of the perfect structure of the
brain, a person, while driving a car, can both adjust his cassette player
and turn the steering wheel easily. Although he does several different
things at the same time, he does not run into other cars or passengers.
In addition, he can operate the accelerator pedal with his foot. He can
understand what is said as he listens to the radio. He can continue to
speak from the point where he left off. And, most importantly, he can
direct all of these things in a perfect way, at the same time. In short,
by means of the extraordinary capacity of the human brain, man can handle
many things at the same time. What provides this harmony are the connections
of the nerve cells in the brain.
Millions, even billions, of stimuli coming to the brain from
the outside world are analyzed in the brain in harmony, then are evaluated
and the necessary responses are given to each one. The operation of this
complicated system continues to function all through one's life without
any interruption. Thus, we see, hear, feel and continue our lives.
One of the most important elements constituting this perfect
system in the brain is that of the nerve cells, which number approximately
10 billion. The nerve cells of the brain, unlike other cells, transmit
and process information through creating and conducting small electrical
currents.The force that makes connections among cells and, therefore,
harmony in the brain is found in the special structure of nerve cells.
About 10 billion cells in the brain have about 120 trillion
connections. And these 120 trillion connections are in just the right
places. If any one of these connections was in the wrong place, the outcome
would be very serious.
In fact, it would be impossible for people to carry out
their vital functions. Yet, such a thing does not happen and human beings,
except for exceptional illnesses, lead a life which comes very naturally
to them while, in reality, there are trillions of miraculous processes
taking place behind the scenes.
This structure working interdependently in the brain is
also, like all the other systems in the humanbody, one that has a perfect
design at every stage. The reason for the brain's performing its millions
of functions without any mistake or disorder is the fact that Allah, the
Owner of endless wisdom, has created it along with all its features.
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION DAY BY DAY
EVOLUTION DECEIT - III
IMAGINARY MECHANISMS OF
The neo-Darwinist model argues that life has evolved through
two natural mechanisms: "natural selection" and "mutation".
The origin of evolutionary modifications lies in random mutations that
take place in the genetic structures of living things. The traits brought
about by mutations are selected by the mechanism of natural selection,
and by this means living things evolve.
When we look further into this theory, we find that there
is no such evolutionary mechanism. Neither natural selection nor mutations
make any contribution at all to the transformation of different species
into one another.
Natural selection holds that those living things that are
more suited to the natural conditions of their habitats will prevail by
having offspring that will survive, whereas those that are unfit will
disappear. For example, in a deer herd under the threat of wild animals,
naturally those that can run faster will survive. That is true. But no
matter how long this process goes on, it will not transform those deer
into another living species.
In 1986 Douglas Futuyma published a book, The Biology of
Evolution, which is accepted as one of the sources explaining the theory
of evolution by natural selection in the most explicit way. The most famous
of his examples on this subject is about the colour of the moth population,
which appeared to darken during the Industrial Revolution in England.
According to the account, around the onset of the Industrial Revolution
in England, the colour of the tree barks around Manchester was quite light.
Because of this, dark-coloured (melanic) moths resting on those trees
could easily be noticed by the birds that fed on them and therefore they
had very little chance of survival. Fifty years later, in woodlands where
industrial pollution has killed the lichens, the barks of the trees had
darkened, and now the light-coloured moths became the most hunted, since
they were the most easily noticed.
The example of the moths of the Industrial
Revolution is advanced as the greatest evidence for evolution by natural
selection. However, evolution is out of the question in this example,
as no new moth species is formed. On the left are trees and moths
of the pre-Industrial Revolution era, and on the right are those of
the post-Industrial Revolution era.
As a result, the proportion of light-coloured moths to dark-coloured
moths decreased. Evolutionists believe this to be a great piece of evidence
for their theory. They take refuge and solace in window-dressing, showing
how light-coloured moths "evolved" into dark-coloured ones.
However, although we believe these facts to be correct, it
should be quite clear that they can in no way be used as evidence for
the theory of evolution, since no new form arose that had not existed
before. Dark colored moths had existed in the moth population before the
Industrial Revolution. Only the relative proportions of the existing moth
varieties in the population changed. The moths had not acquired a new
trait or organ, which would cause "speciation". In order for
one moth species to turn into another living species, a bird for example,
new additions would have had to be made to its genes.
There is nothing that natural selection contributes to the
theory of evolution, because this mechanism can never increase or improve
the genetic information of a species. Neither can it transform one species
Another of the misleading methods that evolutionists employ
on the issue of natural selection is their effort to present this mechanism
as a conscious designer. However, natural selection has no consciousness.
It does not possess a will that can decide what is good and what is bad
for living things. As a result, natural selection cannot explain biological
systems and organs that possess the feature of "irreducible complexity".
These systems and organs are composed of a great number of parts cooperating
together, and are of no use if even one of these parts is missing or defective.
(For example, the human eye does not function unless it exists with all
its components intact). Therefore, the will that brings all these parts
together should be able to foresee the future and aim directly at the
advantage that is to be acquired at the final stage.
Natural selection only selects out the disfigured, weak,
or unfit individuals of a species. Darwin accepted this reality by saying:
"Natural selection can do nothing until favourable
variations chance to occur".(1)
(For further reading, see "The
Evolution Deceit" by Harun Yahya)
1. Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species: A Facsimile
of the First Edition, Harvard University Press, 1964, p. 189
As a verse of the Qur'an reveals, "… Muhammad is
the Messenger of Allah and the Final Seal of the Prophets." (Surat
al-Ahzab: 40), the Prophet Muhammad (saas) was sent to mankind as
the last prophet. He was a living example of the sublime morality of Allah's
last revelation. He was a friend of Allah and inspired humanity by his
nearness to Him. He was His representative, noble in His eyes, and a friend
to all believers.
The aim of this site is to introduce various characteristics
of the Prophet Muhammad (saas), by showing the superior features and qualities
a society may enjoy when it adopts such a morality, thus encouraging others
to adopt that same morality. As the Prophet (saas) has revealed in the
hadith, "Verily, I have left amongst you the Book of Allah and the
Sunnah of His Apostle which if you hold fast, you shall never go astray,"
a Muslim's two truest guides are the Qur'an and Sunnah (the practice of
the Prophet Muhammad (saas)). The Prophet Muhammad (saas) was an example
to all humanity with his morality, to which he called on mankind to live
by. It was the Prophet (saas) who said "I was sent to perfect good
character" and "By One in whose hand there is my life: None
shall enter Paradise except one who has got good conduct."
Those Muslims who follow the way of the Prophet (saas) need
to be foremost in their morality and behavior, and to invite others to
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