Allah does not want to make things difficult for you,
but He does want to purify you and to perfect His blessing
upon you so that hopefully you will be thankful.
(Surat al-Maâ€™ida: 6)
"The most loved person by
God Almighty on the Day of Judgement
and nearest to Him is a just ruler. And the most hated person
by God Almighty on the Day of Judgement and farthest
from Him is an unjust ruler."
MIRACLES OF THE
THE SPLITTING EARTH
[I swear] by Heaven which returns and the earth which splits.
The Arabic word “sadA” in the above verse means
“cracking, splitting apart.” Allahâ€™s swearing by the
splitting of the Earth points to an important phenomenon, as do the other
scientific miracles in the Qurâ€™an. Scientists first descended to
the depths of the seas and oceans in order to study mineral resources
in 1945-1946. One of the most important facts to emerge from that research
was the fissured structure of the Earth. The rock layer on the external
surface of the Earth was split by large numbers of cracks (faults), tens
of thousands of kilometres long, running from north to south and east
to west. Scientists also realised that there was molten magma under the
sea, at depths of 100-150 km.
The above representative pictures show the
fragmented structure of the Earth. The magma layer under the Earthâ€™s
crust is allowed to escape to the surface by this fragmented structure.
This significantly reduces the temperature of the Earth.
Due to these splits and cracks, lava flows from volcanoes
on the sea bed. Due to this fissured structure, a significant amount of
heat is also given off, and a large part of molten rocks forms the mountains
under the oceans. If the Earth did not possess this structure, which allows
large amounts of heat to escape from its crust, life on Earth would become
If the Earthâ€™s surface did not permit
high levels of heat to escape, life on Earth would be impossible.
There is no doubt that such information, which required such
advanced technology to be discovered, being given 1,400 years ago is yet
another proof that the Qurâ€™an is the Word of Allah.
THE FORMATION OF PETROL
Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High: He Who
created and moulded; He Who determined and guided; He Who brings forth
green pasture, then makes it blackened stubble. (Qurâ€™an, 87:1-5)
As we know, petrol forms from the remains of plants
and animals in the sea. Once these have decayed on the sea bed after millions
of years, all that is left are oily substances. These, under layers of
mud and rock, then turn into petrol and gas. Movements in the Earthâ€™s
crust sometimes lead to the sea petrifying and to the rocks containing
petrol being buried thousands of metres deep. The petrol that forms sometimes
leaks through the pores in the rock layers from several kilometres down,
and rises to the surface, where it vaporises (turns into gas), leaving
a mass of bitumen behind.
The three elements identified in the first four verses
of Surat al-A‘la parallel the formation of petroleum. It is quite
likely that the term “almaraa,” meaning pasture or meadow,
refers to the organically-based substances in the formation of petroleum.
The second word of note in the verse is “ahwa,” used to describe
blackish-green, greenish-black, dark or sooty colours. This word can be
thought of as describing the waste plant matter accumulated underground
gradually turning black, since these words are supported by a third word,
“ghuthaan.” The word “ghuthaan” translated as
stubble, can also mean flood-water plants, plants brought together by
waste matter being collected and dispersed around valleys, rubbish, leaves
or foam. In addition to the connotation of “vomiting out”
implied in the word, it may also be translated as “to flood forth
vomited matter,” and describes the way that the earth “vomits”
forth petroleum. In fact, in the light of the formation of petroleum,
the way it emerges, its foam-like appearance and its colour, one can better
see with what wisdom were employed the words in the verses.
As has been discussed, the plant in the verse turning
into a dark and viscous liquid bears a strong resemblance to the formation
of petroleum. The description of such a formation over many years, at
a time when the formation of petroleum was unknown, is without doubt another
proof that the Qurâ€™an is the revelation of Allah.
(For further reference, please see, Miracles
of the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
THE END TIMES
AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE MAHDI
SIGNS OF THE MAHDI'S EMERGENCE:
The situation before the Mahdi's emergence
• Allah Almighty will send the Mahdi after
despair has reached the point that people will say, "There is no
Mahdi." (Nu'aym ibn Hammad)
This hadith informs us that one sign of the Golden Age is
the people's despair of the Mahdi's coming.
People who struggle with war, starvation, injustice, epidemics,
and all forms of depravity in the End Times lose their hope that such
disasters will ever end. Many Muslims, on the other hand, start to despair
that Islamic morality will ever prevail and believe that evil will spread
Indeed in our day, we frequently see the examples of this
spirit. Despite the existence of countless hadiths about the Mahdi's coming
and the Golden Age marked with great blessings, many people believe that
such a period will never come.
This assumption is also a sign of the End Times. In a time
of despair, people will enjoy the benefits of the Golden Age, thanks to
Allah's mercy on people.
• People will prosper until the ninety-fifth
year, that is, their business will prosper. In the ninety-seventh and
the ninety-ninth year, their possessions will go to waste... (Ibn Hajar
al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p.
It is highly probable that this refers to the year 1995,
a period when people had a relatively better life and its conditions have
not become so difficult. Indeed, as described in the hadith, in this year,
people will have enough income to earn a living and have some possessions.
However, 1997 and 1999 was a period during which the economy detoriated
and poverty spread. In this time, possessions lost their value. Such an
event can happen very quickly, as exemplified by Argentinia's continuing
• The inhabitants of Egypt and Sham
will kill their ruler and his commands... (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl
al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, p. 49)
When we examine Egypt's recent history, we see that
a ruler was killed: Anwar Sadat, who ruled Egypt from 1970-81, was killed
by his opponents during a military review in 1981. Other Egyptian leaders
who have been killed include Prime Ministers Boutros Ghali (1910), and
Mahmoud Nukrashy Pasha (1948).
The word 'Sham' is not only used for Damascus, for
it also means 'left' and has long been used to refer to those countries
to the left of the Hijaz (where the cities of Makka and Madina stand).
Many leaders have been killed in the region, among them former Syrian
prime ministers Salah al-Deen Beetar (1920), Droubi Pasha (1921), and
Muhsin al-Barazi (1949), King Abdullah of Jordan (1951), and Lebanese
Phalange leader Bashir Gemayel (1982).
(For further reference, please see, The
End of Times and the Mahdi, by Harun Yahya)
THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
The fossils are unearthed by Charles Dawson and given to Sir Arthur
2) Pieces are reconstructed to form the famous
3) Based on the reconstructed skull, various drawings
and skulptures are made, numerous articles and commentaries are
written. The original skull is demonstrated in the British Museum.
4) After 40 years of its discovery, the Piltdown fossil is shown
to be a hoax by a group of researchers.
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 40 years.
Nebraska Man: A Pig's Tooth
The picture on the left was drawn on the basis
of a single tooth and it was published in the Illustrated London
News magazine on July 24, 1922. However, the evolutionists were
extremely disappointed when it was revealed that this tooth belonged
neither to an ape-like creature nor to a man, but rather to an extinct
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
Ota Benga: The African In The Cage
OTA BENGA: "The pygmy in the zoo"
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)
WAY OF SPEAKING
Another characteristic of the speech of those distant from
the Qur'an is that they always seek the last word and to come out right
in the end. Rather than understanding and benefiting from what the other
has to say, they look to express their own ideas and force them to be
accepted. In fact, no matter what one's level of knowledge, there may
be things to be learned from the other. Even if the other is less knowledgeable,
it is always possible for him or her to offer a different perspective
on a subject, evaluate it more objectively and come up with helpful insights.
Those who know that everyone they listen to was created
by Allah, consider that there may be some hidden good in the other party's
speech from which they can derive benefit and seek to uncover it. Even
with regard to a subject they know very well, they are aware that it is
still possible that they might have formed an idea inadequately or incorrectly.
Abiding by the following verse of the Qur'an, "Over
everyone with knowledge is one [more] knowing" (Surah Yusuf:
76), they recognize that no matter how well informed they may be about
that subject, someone else may be even better informed and able to form
more accurate conclusions, and thus keep themselves open to the other's
comments and advice. Moreover, in such instances, even before anyone else
were to say anything, they consult on the matter with those whose intelligence,
conscience and sincerity they trust; in other words, they exchange ideas
with others. Carrying out affairs through consultation is one of the important
characteristics of the faithful. A verse of the Qur'an offers the following:
Those who respond to their Lord and establish prayer, and
manage their affairs by mutual consultation and give of what We have provided
for them. (Surat ash-Shura: 38)
In addition, there is no place for dogmatism in the speech
of the faithful. What is important is not to convince the other party
of the rightness of their own ideas, but to be able to discover what is
most correct. In this matter their common reference is the Qur'an. That
is because, when speaking they take the Qur'an as their guide and are
dependent on it for every decision. In a verse of the Qur'an, our attention
is drawn to this characteristic of the faithful:
Those who, when they are reminded of the Signs of their
Lord, do not turn their backs, deaf and blind to them. (Surat al-Furqan:
(For further reference, please see, Muslim
Way of Speaking, by Harun Yahya)
NAMES OF ALLAH
He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward.
He has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Hadid, 57:3)
Does the universe have a beginning? This question has occupied the minds
of people for centuries. People who understand that the universe must
have an owner believe that it must have a beginning. However, other people
do not want to accept the Creatorâ€™s existence and thus claim that
the universe has no beginning. They assert that the universe has existed
forever and will exist for all eternity. However, modern science proves
that such an assertion is a great delusion.
Although many theses have been put forward for the universeâ€™s existence,
scientific circles have reached the following consensus: In 1929, Edwin
Hubble revealed that the universe is in a state of constant expansion.
Following this, scientists deduced that if we reverse the concept of time,
we can think of the expanding universe as a closely pressing system, like
a shrinking giant star, for instance. In this case, we conclude that a
universe that shrinks according to the concept of time ultimately reaches
a point of oneness. That is, the universe came into existence when a single
point expanded by means of a big explosion.
Given this, we can conclude that our universe has a beginning. Since
such a flawless system has a beginning, it must have a designer. This
means that the One Who designed the universe is the First and the Last,
for He existed before everything and will continue to exist after everything
else has ceased to exist. The Owner of this eternal power is Allah, for
His name “The First” indicates that He existed before all
living beings, planets, galaxies, the universe, and even time itself.
(For further reference, please see, Names
of Allah, by Harun Yahya)
WHAT DOES THE QUR'AN SAY ABOUT ORPHANS?
It is commanded in the Qurâ€™an to be good and compassionate
towards orphans, for they have no parents to look after them or to ensure
So as for orphans, do not oppress them.
(Surat ad-Duha: 9)
In other verses, Allah commands people to respect their
rights, set aside part of their goods and income for them, and to treat
them well. Furthermore, He recommends that an orphanâ€™s assets be
used justly, and that these should be returned when he or she reaches
Allah advises people to be careful and meticulous about
an orphanâ€™s education so that he or she can be brought up as a good
person and have the good morals of the Qurâ€™an. He encourages the
believers to provide orphans with protection and material assurance:
… They will ask you about the orphans.
Say: "Improvement for them is best." If you mix your affairs
with theirs, they are your brothers… (Surat al-Baqara, 220)
The believers always avoid being unjust with an orphanâ€™s
property, because Allah defines the pitiless behavior of those who covet
such property and benefit from it as a serious crime:
Give the orphans their property, and do
not substitute bad things for good. Do not assimilate their property into
your own, [for] doing that is a serious crime. (Surat an-Nisaâ€™,
As a result of these verses, the believers protect the orphansâ€™
property carefully until they grow up and can take care of themselves,
and then hand over all of their rights to them.
(For further reference, please see, Quick Grasp of Faith 1,
by Harun Yahya)
JUSTICE AND TOLERANCE IN THE QUR'AN
By Harun Yahya
When we talk about justice, everybody shares essentially
the same basic concepts, and these are accepted by the majority of people
right away. This justice will include people from all walks of life, with
no discrimination between them. It will allocate resources fairly among
people, without taking their race, religion and language into consideration
and will aim to create a world in which the superior is the one who is
right, not the powerful.
What often distances people from justice is their rejection
of it. They may concur in principle, but they reject it when it conflicts
with their own interests. For due administration of justice over the world,
a morality which will enable people to set aside their personal benefits
for the sake of justice is needed.
This morality is the values of the Qur'an which God commands
and instructs us with in the Qur'an. That is because the values of the
Qur'an command an absolute justice that makes no discrimination between
people, that sides only with what is true and just.
Justice that is carried out with the fear of God and with
the sole intention of earning God's approval is true justice. This form
of justice makes no discrimination between people. The purpose of this
book is to describe the justice in the Qur'an.
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