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The Pains of the False World The Pains of the False World
There is one important fact about the beauties of this world which needs to be understood by man. As our Lord has revealed, "The life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion" (Surah Al 'Imran, 185).
It is therefore a major error for any person to become disproportionately infatuated with the world's transitory blessings during his brief existence in this life. In the Qur'an, Allah reveals that the benefits of this world are ultimately worthless, and promises that He will give "a good life" to those who seek the Hereafter. On the other hand, there is a "dark and narrow life" for those who are unaware of these truths.
Believers are aware of these truths revealed in the Qur'an. They know that all they experience is part of a test set for them by Allah. They feel no great passion for the blessings of this world. They instead spend their whole lives in such a way as to attain the Hereafter promised to them.
In this book, by using examples which may be encountered at any time and any place, the unnecessary sufferings and woes of those who are deceived by the false baubles of this world are considered. Ways in which these can be avoided, and the trouble-free lives of believers who spend all their energies on attaining the Hereafter are explored. Recalling Allah's revelation in the Qur'an, "Anything you have been given is only the enjoyment of the life of this world and its finery. What is with Allah is better and longer lasting. So will you not use your intellect?" (Surat al-Qasas, 60), people are invited to lead lives better suited to the approval of Allah.

Satan: The Sworn Enemy of Mankind Satan: The Sworn Enemy of Mankind
Whoever you may be, there is an enemy who is a devoted threat to you, who wishes for you eternal torment, having dedicated his whole existence to that end. That enemy is Satan. That is, Satan whom Allah cursed and expelled from His presence. He is your greatest foe. Nor is he a mere myth or legend, but a real being.
He has been in existence throughout human history. Millions who lived and died have succumbed to his wiles and been thrown into the flames, and continue to do so. He makes no distinctions among his victims: young or old, male or female, a head of state or beggar... He is against all human beings.

Character-types of the Unbelievers Character-types of the Unbelievers
The purpose of this book is to explore several examples of the kind of life and the type of character that the nations of ignorance have produced, and to show that every approach it has formulated has come to an impasse. Moreover, it will attempt to show that the typical character produced by the nations of ignorance can never attain the contentment and peace of mind they seek.
In addition, this book will demonstrate that the character of a believer, as described in the Qu’ran, is superior to any other of the thousands of character types that emerge among ignorant nations, and show how excellent the life lived by a believer compared to the life of ignorance.

The End Times and the Mahdi
The signs in the Qur'an and the extensive references to the End Times provided by the Hadith literature brings us to a very important conclusion. In this book the End Times is examined in the light of verses and hadiths. It is clear that the signs in question have now started to appear one after another, just as described in these references. The advent of these signs heralded fourteen centuries ago are great occurrences that increase believers' faith in and loyalty to Allah. It is surely not a coincidence that, in such a short period of time, all of these signs appeared one after another. These signs are good news to Allah's servants.
The Golden Age
In the hadiths of our Prophet, there are references to an auspicious period when the morals of the Qur'an will prevail in the universe. Because our Prophet used to depict this age by paradise-like attributes, this period came to be called the "Golden Age".
The main attributes of this age are abundance in all products and possessions; the establishment of trust and justice, peace and bliss; the employment of all kinds of technological developments for the comfort, pleasure, and peace of people; the absence of any people in need; the granting to everyone of everything he wants. In this book, the environment in which people will live in the Golden Age and the magnificent beauties people will experience are told with relevant quotations from the Qur'an.
Perfected Faith
The "perfected faith" discussed in this book represents the highest level of maturity and depth of faith an individual can ever attain. According to Qur'an, saying just "I believe in Allah" alone is sufficient. However, Allah warns people against this rationale: "Do people imagine that they will be left to say, 'We believe,' and will not be tested?" (Surat al-'Ankabut, 2)
But how does a believer's faith grow mature and become perfect? The purpose of this book is to define the "perfected faith" and explain what is a person of perfected faith like, from what kind of a belief in Allah does he have to about which matters does he talk and how does he pray and what does he ask for.
Learning from the Qur'an
A believer has to know the Qur'an very well in order to be guided to the right way, to fulfill the commands of Allah completely, to revere Him properly and to evaluate all issues from the Qur'an's viewpoint. The book, Knowledge of the Qur'an, in which the Qur'anic verses are classified according to specific subjects, is prepared for this purpose.
An Index to the Qur'an
Being a true servant of Allah and conducting one's life in the light of the Qur'an require a sound knowledge of the Qur'an. In this book you can click on any letter to hyperlink to the alphbetical listing within the index. This will help you to search the Qur'an ayath by ayath, topic by topic or word by word.
True Wisdom According to the Qur'an
In this book, wisdom and people having wisdom are described as is the loss of those who do not think and behave wisely. The comfort that wisdom brings to one's life and the way it makes one closer to all favors, peace, and salvation are all revealed in this book. The way to wisdom is open to everyone; but it must also be kept in mind that Allah endows wisdom only to those who sincerely believe in Him.
Hopefulness in the Qur'an
My sons! Seek news of Yusuf and his brother. Do not despair of solace from Allah. No one despairs of solace from Allah except for people who are disbelievers.' (Surah Yusuf: 87)
Man places his hope in Allah in relation to the degree of his faith. He hopes to attain the favors promised to him to the extent of his trust, closeness, submission and sincerity to Allah. A person who hopes for the mercy of Allah does not transgress or talk evil. He never suppresses the voice of his conscience. On the contrary, he summons people to the way of righteousness, forbids evil and performs his religious duties with wholesome zeal. These are actually the people who earn the approval of Allah.
The Importance of Patience in the Qur'an
The concept of patience related in the Qur'an differs greatly from patience as perceived by people of ignorance. As well as persevering in times of difficulty, genuine patience requires a commitment to perfection in everything good. The purpose of this book is to define this superior moral attribute with references from the Qur'an and to summon people to experience real patience.
Prayer in the Qur'an
Prayer is one of the most explicit and virtuous expression of one's devotion to Allah. However, it is essential that a believer should pray as described in the Qur'an. This book explains the kind of prayer that Allah demands of people. Prayer should be the most sincere way one asks the guidance of his Creator.
Articles - I
A man examining the universe with wisdom and conscience sees that everything is created and therefore is a sign of the existence of Allah. What matters is to be able to look at the universe from this conscientious viewpoint. In this book, comprising some of the articles by Harun Yahya published in recent years in various newspapers and periodicals, you will read the most important responsibility of man is to glorify his Creator, Who created him fromnon-existence and granted him whatever he possesses and also see how the theory of evolution is invalidated by scientific findings and experiments with a concise and simple language.
Paradise: The Believers' Real Home
Most people conceive of Paradise as a surreal and abstract notion. The most important reason for this misconception is an insufficient knowledge of the Qur'an and a lack of understanding. This book provides a realistic description of Paradise as related in the Qur'an and summons man to think about this eternal abode.
Also available in : Turkish
Taking The Qur'an As A Guide
The Qur'an was sent down as guidance for humanity, with Clear Signs containing guidance and discrimination. (Surat al-Baqara: 185)
As the verse states, God sent down the Qur'an as a guide to humanity. And for man to be guided to the truth, it is imperative that he know Islam and comprehend the verses of the Qur'an. The purpose of this book is to explain that the Qur'an is the Word of God, a guide for humanity that addresses everyone, and that its commands are applicable to all times. Thus it must be the most important reference and guide in human life.
The Truth of the Life of this World
Forgetting that death is likely to put an end to this life at any time, man simply believes that he can enjoy a perfect and happy life. Yet he evidently deceives himself. The world is a temporary place specially created by God to test man. That is why, it is inherently flawed and far from satisfying man's endless needs and desires. Each and every attraction existing in the world eventually wears out, becomes corrupt, decays and finally disappears. This is the never-changing reality of life.
224 pages with 144 pictures in colour, FULL TEXT AVAILABLE
Deep Thinking
Have you ever thought that you were non-existent before you were born and suddenly appeared on Earth? Have you ever thought that the peel of a banana, melon, watermelon or an orange each serve as a quality package preserving the fruit's odour and taste?
Man is a being to which God has granted the faculty of thinking. Yet a majority of people fail to employ this faculty as they should… The purpose of this book is to summon people to think in the way they should and to guide them in their efforts to think.
128 pages with 137 pictures in colour, FULL TEXT AVAILABLE
The Nightmare of Disbelief
Open your eyes, look into your soul and other souls around you... You will see that every deviation from the path of God will take people into a nightmare. A nightmare full of fear, anxiety, pessimism, sorrow and trauma. It affects not only individuals, but also the society. A society based on disbelief becomes prone to all forms of degeneration, chaos and crisis. The only solution is to recognize the reason of our existence: That we are created by God and only through His path we will be redeemed.
128 pages with 87 pictures in colour, FULL TEXT AVAILABLE.
Signs of the Last Day
There is an appointed time when the universe and every creature in it, from microorganisms to human beings, including stars and galaxies, will come to an end. It is called the "Hour" in the Qur'an. And, "the Hour is coming without any doubt ... (Surat al-Hajj: 7)"
The purpose of this book is to examine the signs of the Hour through the verses of the Qur'an and hadiths of the Prophet (saas), and to show that these signs have begun to appear in our present time.
Beauties for Life in the Qur'an
As well as being the unique source of all answers and explanations people may have about eternal salvation, the Qur'an also consists of many signs and admonitions essential for human life. This book reflects the meanings implied by the Qur'an and the beauties that it presents to human life.
In this book you will find a lot of admonitions from the Qur'an; such as good character traits, prudence for daily life, standards of hygiene, aesthetics, civility, or methods for communicating Islam.
Zeal and Enthusiasm Described in the Qur'an
Believers' enthusiasm and ardor are very different from the concept prevalent in the society of ignorance, which is based on vested interests. The sources of believers' enthusiasm are their faith, love and devotion to God. Zeal of believers continues to increase until the end of their lives.
Justice and Tolerance in the Qur'an
While you read these lines, injustice wins out in many societies all over the world. For the solution, a morality which will enable people to set aside their personal benefits for the sake of justice is needed. This morality is the Qur'anic morality, that Allah teaches and commands us. Qur'anic morality commands a pure justice with no discrimination between people, and in favor of the rightful and truthful.
Sincerity Described in the Qur'an
According to the Qur'an, neither working hard, nor growing weary, nor achieving respect or love from others is regarded as criteria of superiority. Rather, it is their belief in God, their good deeds done in order to gain His consent, and their goodwill, nurtured in the depths of their hearts, that are regarded as the criteria of superiority. Therefore, with this book, we are inviting all those sincere believers, who love God, wish to be friend with Him, and turn to Him, to search for the secret that leads to being among the successful.
Eternity Has Already Begun
In this book you will find explanations about eternity, timelessness and spacelessness that you will never have encountered anywhere else and you will be confronted by the reality that eternity has already begun. The real answers to many questions people always ponder such as where God is, the true nature of death, resurrection after death, the existence of an eternal life, and the time when all these things will happen are to be found here...
128 pages with 34 pictures in colour, FULL TEXT AVAILABLE
Some Secrets of the Qur'an   
In the Qur'an, God tells people many secrets besides acts of worship and codes of good morals. The only source of these secrets, which are beyond the reach of even the most educated, intelligent, investigative or observant person in the world, is the Qur'an.
For those who learn these secrets of the Qur'an, the life of this world is very easy, and full of joy and excitement. This book deals with the subjects related to those verses God related to people as a secret.
Seeing Good in All
"Seeing the good in all" is actually a fairly common phrase. In the course of their daily lives, people will frequently say, "There must be some good in this" or "It is a blessing from God." However, people generally mouth these phrases without understanding their true significance, or merely to follow societal conventions. The purpose of this book is to encourage man towards adopting the proper moral principles by which he will say, "There is good in this", not by mere words, but with his wisdom, and showing patience in the face of difficulties with heartfelt submission and gratitude, rather than merely enduring the situation.
How Do the Unwise Interpret the Qur'an?
A sincere, conscientious person can understand and apply the basic spiritual subjects and commandments in the Qur'an with ease. However, a non-believer who is insincere and prejudiced, will be unable to comprehend the Qur'an correctly since he follows his baser self. That is why he lacks the ability to reason. This book discusses the reasons why such unperceptive people misinterpret the Qur'an, studies various examples of their illogical comments and objections to the Qur'anic verses and responds to them.
The Basic Concepts In The Qur' An
The Qur'an has been revealed to us so that we may read and ponder. Basic concepts in the Qur'an is a useful resource prepared as a guide to thinking. Some basic Islamic concepts like the soul, conscience, wisdom, loyalty, submission to God, brotherhood, modesty, prayer, patience, ascribing partners to God are discussed in the light of Qur'anic verses.
Devoted To Allah
A Muslim's life is concisely described as follows in the Qur'an: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds." (Surat al-Anaam:162) Muslims live for the cause of Allah and strive to earn the good pleasure of Allah, arranging their lives according to His Will. A believer who decides to live for the cause of Allah must abandon all the idols of the society of ignorance Devoted to Allah is a summons to overthrow these idols for good.
Never Plead Ignorance that Quran is the Just Book
The Islamic Origins of Modern Science
Conscience: God's Inspiration to Every Man
Idolatry in Our Age
Loyalty and Obedience to God
Righteous Deeds
The Veil of Heedlessness
The Weaknesses of Man
God Increases His Blessings On Those Who Are Grateful
The Life of This World
Praying for Forgiveness and Repentance
Deep Thinking
In Every Age there Existed an Ignorant Society
Deep Thinking
The Nightmare of Disbelief
Secrets of the Qur'an
How Do the Unwise Interpret Qur'an?
Basic Concepts in the Qur'an
The Truth of Life of This World

Nobody knows what will happen in the next few hours or even in seconds. Time flies in the countdown to one's own death. Every day brings that predestined day closer.
In this film you are invited to see the true nature of our worldly existence. It is a short and deceptive life in which worldly desires seem fascinating and full of promise, but the truth is much different.
Keep in mind: This film may be your final warning to remind you of death!...
And lead you to rethink about your duties to God and the hereafter.

Deep Thinking

Have you ever thought that the Earth you are now walking on is moving at a speed of 1,670 kilometers an hour?
Have you ever thought why your hair constantly grows, while your eyebrows and eyelashes stay fixed? Wouldn't it be bad otherwise?
Have you ever thought about all the wondrous happenings in and around you?
This film is an invitation to think so. Because in the Qur'an God invites us to think about the living things that He has created.
Duration: 60 minutes

The End Times and The Mahdi
The end times ...
According to Islam, this concept represents a time, near to Doomsday, when Qur’anic morality will come to prevail over all the world. The Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, has described it in considerable detail in the hadeeths, that is, his sayings. After the Prophet, a number of great Islamic scholars have given further accounts of the subject. All of these reveal that the end times will contain a number of consecutive events. <BR>In the first stage of the end times, the world will become degenerate because of a number of philosophical systems that deny God. Mankind will move away from the purpose behind its creation, leading to a terrible spiritual emptiness and moral collapse. In the wake of great disasters, wars and suffering, mankind will seek the answer to just one question ‘Where does salvation lie?’ At that very moment of despair, God will charge a “spiritual entity” to call mankind out of the chaos and onto the true path; The Mahdi. The word means “he who leads people to the truth.” According to the Prophet’s sayings, the Mahdi will first wage a struggle in the Islamic world and return those Muslims who have broken away from the essence of Islam back to true belief and morality. He will have three basic tasks at this point:
The Signs Of The Last Day
The universe will one day definitely come to an end. Doomsday will inevitably come as revealed in the Qur'an in a verse "And the Hour is coming without any doubt ... (Qur'an, 22: 7)
Together with keeping the time of Doomsday a secret from man, God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad certain events and portents that would indicate the time was approaching. In this film you will watch some of the main portents -from an increasing number of wars and anarchy to the destruction of great cities, from earthquakes to the developments in science and technology- revealed by God's messenger that Doomsday is impending.
The Secret of the Test

It is very clear that the purpose behind the creation of man, a being who possesses reason, conscience and common sense, is not to acquire temporary benefits in the short life of this world.
Man is tested by God, his only Lord and this is the greatest reality of his life.
This film aims to remind you this fact, that the life of this world is merely a temporary testing place, in which people are tried before they reach the infinite hereafter…


Refutation of Atheism
Refutation of Darwinism
Design in Nature
Design in the Universe
Against Anti-Semitism
Against Terrorism
Islam, Christianity, Judaism
Ideologies & the World
Israel & Palestine
Introduction to Islam
Miracles of the Qur’an
Qur'anic Archaeology
The Myth Called Matter
Lives of the Prophets
Jesus Will Return
True Islamic Morals
Wisdom from the Qur’an
Life After Death