The 9th Day
|THE AYAT AND THE HADITH OF THE DAY
MORALITY IN THE GOLDEN AGE
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In order to understand the beauties that people will enjoy
in a society ruled by Qur'an's values, one needs to analyze the corruption
found in societies that follow other values. In such societies, people
are vulnerable to all forms of immorality. Devout believers avoid immorality
because they heed and are conscious of Allah, acknowledge that He knows
whatever they try to conceal, and are aware that they will have to account
for their deeds on the Day of Judgment. Thus, they do not engage in any
immoral behavior, commit fraud or murder, take bribes, and so on.
But the unbelievers can indulge in such vices with ease.
Since they have no fear or awareness of Allah, they have no motive to
acquire a good attitude and thoughts or to urge themselves to follow their
conscience. In an unbelieving society, all forms of immorality can be
considered legitimate depending on the conditions because its people have
arrogated to themselves the power to decide what is right and what is
wrong. However, the believers never swerve from justice, tolerance, patience,
honesty, and moral excellence. Allah describes such people as follows:
Those who fulfill Allah's contract and do not
break their agreement; those who join what Allah has commanded to be joined,
stand in awe of their Lord, and fear an evil Reckoning; those who are
steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, establish prayer, give from
the provision We have given them, both secretly and openly, and stave
off evil with good-they will have the Ultimate Abode. (Surat ar-Ra'd:
The pervasive spread of immorality and degradation is the
most telling attribute in societies that are far from the Qur'an's morality.
In such societies, family and business life, politics, and human relations
undergo rapid degeneration, for a life devoid of fear and consciousness
of Allah sees no rules or limits. In this kind of life, the self's pleasures
and ambitions see no limits.
A natural consequence of degeneration, namely, the degeneration
of the family structure, which is the basic unit of all societies, is
the destruction of society as a whole. Feelings of respect, love, and
compassion are replaced by selfish desires; people start to pursue nothing
but their own interests and violate others' rights. Nobody helps the needy,
and the well-off seek only to hoard all they can, and harbor no humane
In a society made up of believers, however, helping people
or making sacrifices display a believer's morality, which is praised by
and recommended in the Qur'an. Muslims give to the needy and, in return,
expect only Allah's reward:
Those who recite the Book of Allah, establish
prayer, and give of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly,
hope for a transaction that will not prove profitless. (Surah Fatir: 29)
In societies that are far removed from the Qur'an's morality,
nobody thinks about the good, comfort, security, and health of anybody
else. Selfish desires guide people's decisions, for the goal is always
to earn and possess more. Such people feign ignorance about what is going
around them, and it never occurs to them that they should try not to be
so wasteful or to help those who are starving or facing other difficulties.
When they make unjust gains or attempt to achieve wealth through plunder,
they see the plight of those who suffer from the consequences of this
process, and yet are not moved by such people's misery. People treat one
another well only if they can perceive that it is somehow in their interest
to do so.
Failure to embrace the Qur'an's values accounts for theft,
bribery, suicide, abuse, and social injustice, for only people endowed
with such values behave justly under all circumstances, constantly do
good deeds, and seek Allah's good pleasure and the eternal life of the
Hereafter. Furthermore, in a society made up of such morally excellent
people, justice penetrates every sphere of life.
In this blessed period that is coming closer, there will
be morally excellent people who will exercise justice, live by the letter
and the spirit of the Qur'an's values, and communicate them to people.
One factor that will secure the prevailing peace, security, and comfort
of the Golden Age is the moral excellence displayed by Muslims. Abundance,
blessings, and wealth will reach their peak level. With a subtle understanding
of justice, everyone will be treated equally, and no one's wants and needs
will be neglected.
(For further reading see, "The
Golden Age" by Harun Yahya.)
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CREATION FOR THE 9th DAY
THE WORLD'S GREATEST DISTRIBUTION NETWORK:
THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Let us imagine a city with 100 trillion households. Do you
think there can be a distribution company capable of fulfilling the demands
of all the households in this city? Most people would say, "Of course
not." However, a similar system already exists in the human body.
But the houses in the human body are cells, and the distribution company
is the circulatory system with its numerous components.
The components of the circulatory system visit approximately
100 trillion cells in the human body one-by-one. The nucleus of this system
is the heart. The heart, which has 4 different lobes pumping fresh and
spent blood without mixing them to different regions of the body and with
valves functioning as security flaps, has a design established with very
When we examine the heart, we see that it doesn't consist
merely of a pump but also of valves that determine the direction of the
pumped blood. They ensure that the blood pumped by the heart muscles moves
in exactly the right direction. Furthermore, the heart is connected to
both lungs and the rest of the body by major blood vessels. The vessel
leading to the body separates into branches which, in turn, separate into
small branches in a continuing process. This separation goes down to the
capillary veins which then expand as larger veins until they return to
the heart again. They go to the lungs to rid themselves of the carbon
dioxide in the blood and fill up on oxygen instead.
When this circulatory system is examined, which includes
the heart, the blood vessels and the lungs, a complex system is revealed.
When you add to this the kidneys, which are in charge of cleansing the
blood, the pancreas, which adjusts the sugar level in the blood by secretion
of insulin or glucagon, the liver, which keeps the chemical content of
the blood under control, and the members of the immune system in the blood,
a magnificent structure appears. Every piece of this complex system is
in harmony and they are connected to each other in a well-arranged way.
All these harmonious elements serve a common purpose. If only one piece
were absent, defects would occur in the system. This could cause a situation
that might end with the death of the person owning this circulatory system.
A heart cannot keep a body alive more than a minute without
the lungs that clean the blood which the heart pumps. The circulatory
system came into being with all of its parts intact, at a single moment.
This, then, shows a perfect design, that is creation, of the heart and
the circulatory system and illustrates the matchless creation art of Allah,
the Lord of all worlds.
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THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION DAY BY DAY
EVOLUTION DECEIT - IX
There is no concrete fossil evidence to support the "ape-man"
image, which is unceasingly promulgated by the media and evolutionist
academic circles. With brushes in their hands, evolutionists produce imaginary
creatures, nevertheless, the fact that these drawings correspond to no
matching fossils constitutes a serious problem for them. One of the interesting
methods they employ to overcome this problem is to "produce"
the fossils they cannot find. Piltdown Man, which may be the biggest
scandal in the history of science, is a typical example of this method.
Piltdown Man: An Orang-utan Jaw and a Human Skull!
In 1912, a well-known doctor and amateur paleoanthropologist
named Charles Dawson came out with the assertion that he had found a jawbone
and a cranial fragment in a pit in Piltdown, England. Even though the
jawbone was more ape-like, the teeth and the skull were like a man's.
These specimens were labelled the "Piltdown man". Alleged to
be 500,000 years old, they were displayed as an absolute proof of human
evolution in several museums. For more than 40 years, many scientific
articles were written on "Piltdown man", many interpretations
and drawings were made, and the fossil was presented as important evidence
for human evolution.
In 1949, Kenneth Oakley from the British Museum's Paleontology
Department, attempted to use "fluorine testing", a new test
used for determining the date of fossils. A trial was made on the fossil
of the Piltdown man. The result was astonishing. During the test, it was
realised that the jawbone of Piltdown Man did not contain any fluorine.
This indicated that it had remained buried no more than a few years. The
skull, which contained only a small amount of fluorine, showed that it
was not older than a few thousand years old.
In the detailed analysis completed by Joseph Weiner, this
forgery was revealed to the public in 1953. The skull belonged to a
500-year-old man, and the jaw bone belonged to a recently deceased ape!
The teeth had been specially arranged in a particular way and added
to the jaw, and the molar surfaces were filed in order to resemble those
of a man. Then all these pieces were stained with potassium dichromate
to give them an old appearance. These stains began to disappear when dipped
in acid. In the wake of all this, "Piltdown man" was hurriedly
removed from the British Museum where it had been displayed for more than
Nebraska Man: A Pig's Tooth
In 1922, Henry Fairfield Osborn, the director of the American
Museum of Natural History, declared that he had found a fossil molar tooth
belonging to the Pliocene period in western Nebraska near Snake Brook.
This tooth allegedly bore common characteristics of both man and ape.
An extensive scientific debate began surrounding this fossil, which came
to be called "Nebraska man", in which some interpreted this
tooth as belonging to Pithecanthropus erectus, while others claimed
it was closer to human beings.
Many authorities gave Osborn their support. Based on
this single tooth, reconstructions of the Nebraska man's head and body
were drawn. Moreover, Nebraska man was even pictured along with his
wife and children, as a whole family in a natural setting.
All of these scenarios were developed from just one tooth.
Evolutionist circles placed such faith in this "ghost man" that
when a researcher named William Bryan opposed these biased conclusions
relying on a single tooth, he was harshly criticised.
In 1927, other parts of the skeleton were also found. According
to these newly discovered pieces, the tooth belonged neither to a man
nor to an ape. It was realised that it belonged to an extinct species
of wild American pig called Prosthennops. Then all the drawings
of Hesperopithecus haroldcooki and his "family" were
hurriedly removed from evolutionary literature.
Ota Benga: The African In The Cage
After Darwin advanced the claim with his book The Descent
of Man that man evolved from ape-like living beings, he started to seek
fossils to support this contention. However, some evolutionists believed
that "half-man half-ape" creatures were to be found not only
in the fossil record, but also alive in various parts of the world. In
the early 20th century, these pursuits for "living transitional
links" led to unfortunate incidents, one of the cruellest of
which is the story of a Pygmy by the name of Ota Benga.
Ota Benga was captured in 1904 by an evolutionist researcher
in the Congo. In his own tongue, his name meant "friend". He
had a wife and two children. Chained and caged like an animal, he was
taken to the USA where evolutionist scientists displayed him to the public
in the St Louis World Fair along with other ape species and introduced
him as "the closest transitional link to man". Two years
later, they took him to the Bronx Zoo in New York and there they exhibited
him under the denomination of "ancient ancestors of man" along
with a few chimpanzees, a gorilla named Dinah, and an orang-utan called
Dohung. Unable to bear the treatment he was subjected to, Ota Benga eventually
Piltdown Man, Nebraska Man, Ota Benga... These scandals
demonstrate that evolutionist scientists do not hesitate to employ any
kind of unscientific method to prove their theory. Bearing this point
in mind, when we look at the other so-called evidence of the "human
evolution" myth, we confront a similar situation.
(For further reading, see "The
Evolution Deceit" by Harun Yahya)
During the last 20 years, the number of Muslims in the world
has been increasing steadily. Statistics for the year 1973 indicate that
the world population of Muslims was 500 million; now, it has reached 1.5
billion. Today, every fourth person is a Muslim.1 It is probable that
the Muslim population will continue to increase and that Islam will become
the world's largest religion.
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