Yahya is a pen name used by Mr. Adnan Oktar.
Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar is a prominent Turkish intellectual.
Completely devoted to moral values and dedicated to communicating the
sacred values he cherishes to other people, Oktar started his intellectual
struggle in 1979 during his education at Mimar Sinan University's Academy
of Fine Arts. During his university years, he carried out detailed research
into the prevalent materialistic philosophies and ideologies around
him, to the extent of becoming even more knowledgeable about them than
their advocates. As a result of his accumulation of knowledge, he has
written various books on the fallacy of the theory of evolution. His
dedicated intellectual effort against Darwinism and materialism has
grown out to be a worldwide phenomenon. Quoting from the 22 April 2000
issue of New Scientist, Mr. Oktar became an "international
hero" in communicating the fallacy of the theory of evolution and
the fact of creation. The author's intellectual struggle against materialism
and Darwinism has frequently been mentioned in such mainly evolutionist
publications as National Geographic, Science, New Scientist
and NSCE Reports. The English and German editions of the
November, 2004, issue of National Geographic referred to the
author's works concerning the Fact of Creation. The following quotation
from the book The Evolution Deceit was also included: "The
theory of evolution is nothing but a deception imposed on us by the
dominators of the world system." The author has also produced various
works on Zionist racism and Freemasonry and their negative effects on
world history and politics. The Zionism criticised by the author in
his books is the baseless allegation that Zionist extremists pretend
to world sovereignty, regard other human beings as worthless entities,
maintain that the Jews are the chosen people and that God is theirs
alone. Yet the author's writings very definitely do not imply a rejection
of the Jews' right to live in peace and security within the borders
of their own state.
Besides these, Oktar has written more than a hundred books describing
the morals of the Qur'an and faith related issues.
His pen-name, Harun Yahya, is formed from the names "Harun"
(Aaron) and "Yahya" (John) in the esteemed memory of the two
Prophets who struggled against infidelity.
Many works of Harun Yahya are being currently translated into English,
French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Albanian,
Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Urdu, Indonesian, Kazakh, Azeri, Malay
and Malayalam. The target is to translate all books into English and
many other languages in the near future, and thus to make them available
for the benefit of all people.
The common point in all the writer's works is that all the topics covered
by his works are in full agreement with the Qur'an, and strongly affirmed
by Qur'anic understanding. Even the topics addressed by science and
mostly considered complicated and confusing are narrated very lucidly
and explicitly in the books of Harun Yahya. For this reason, these books
appeal to everyone, from every age and social group.
Harun Yahya's books on faith-related topics communicate the existence
and oneness of God and are written with the main purpose of introducing
Islam to those who are strangers to religion, and reconciling their
hearts to the truth. For Muslims, these books are advice as well as
a reminder. The writer has published works on all the basic issues referred
to in the Qur'an that expand the dedication and contemplation of Muslims.
Each of the author's books on science-related topics stresses the might,
sublimity, and majesty of God in minute detail based on well-structured
research and evidence, along with extensive contemplation. These books
display, for non-Muslims, the signs of the existence of God, and the
excellence of His creation in a very explicit and precise way. On the
other hand, they add to the faith and submission of believers, and can
serve as perfect materials for communicating Islam to other people (where
religion is not practiced in its full sense). A sub-group within this
series are the "Books Demolishing the Lie of Evolution". The
main purpose of these books is to demolish the materialistic and atheistic
philosophy which has been put forward as an alternative and rival to
religion and has been imposed on the whole world since the 19th century.
The great impact the books make on readers signifies that this purpose
is fulfilled to a great extent. These books, just as it is stated in
the Qur'an in the words "We hurl the Truth
against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain" (Surat al-Anbiya,
18), demolish the brain, i.e., the thought system and ideology of the
faithless system; and help complete (the revelation of) God's light
(Surat as-Saff, 8). For these reasons, these books play a significant
role in the intellectual war against non-belief.
The symbolic meaning of the seal of the Prophet Muhammed (May God bless
him and grant him peace) on the covers of all of the books by the writer
is related to the content of the books. This seal is an indication that
the Qur'an is the last book and the last word of God, and our Prophet
Muhammad (May God bless him and grant him peace) is the last of His
messengers. By taking this attribute of the Qur'an and the Prophet,
the writer seeks, in all of his works, to refute all the basic claims
of the systems of disbelief and utter the "last word" which
will put a definite end to the assertions of infidelity. The stamp of
the Prophet Muhammed (May God bless him and grant him peace) who has
the greatest honour and wisdom, is used as a prayer for the intention
of saying this last word.
A Further Note on The Books of Harun Yahya
In all the books by the author, faith-related issues are explained
in the light of the Qur'anic verses and hadiths and people are invited
to learn God's words and to live by them. All the subjects that concern
God's verses are explained in such a way as to leave no room for doubt
or question marks in the reader's mind. The sincere, plain and fluent
style employed ensures that everyone of every age and from every social
group can easily understand the books. This effective and lucid narrative
makes it possible to read them in a single sitting. Even those who rigorously
reject spirituality are influenced by the facts recounted in these books
and cannot refute the truthfulness of their contents.
All the books of the author can be read individually or discussed in
a group at a time of conversation. Those readers who are willing to
profit from the books will find discussion very useful in the sense
that they will be able to relate their own reflections and experiences
to one another.
In addition, it will be a great service to the religion to contribute
to the presentation and reading of these books, which are written solely
for the good pleasure of God. All the books of the author are extremely
convincing. For this reason, for those who want to communicate the religion
to other people, one of the most effective methods is to encourage them
to read these books.
You will not find, as in some other books, the personal views of the
author, explanations based on dubious sources, styles that are unobservant
of the respect and reverence due to sacred subjects, nor hopeless, doubt-creating,
and pessimistic accounts that create deviations in the heart.