The reality behind matter' is not a newly discovered, formerly unknown
subject. It is alluded to in a number of verses of the Qur'an and plays
a key role in the interpretation of some other verses. Throughout history,
God has sent apostles, and deeply aware and thoughtful people, who proclaimed
this reality to their societies.
Texts containing portions of their proclamations have come down to us
today. Various degenerated forms of the true religion whose original revelations
have been distorted wanted to preserve this reality as a mystical secret.
Therefore, it is possible to find this reality in the texts that survive
in Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism and Christianity. Ancient
Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras, the Eleatic school of philosophy,
Plato (especially in his Allegory of the Cave) and a number of thinkers
who followed them have all expounded an aspect of this question. In later
periods, this subject has been related and taught by people who, under
the influence of different points of view and with various interpretations,
have thought about it openly and arrived at the truth.
Those who adopted materialism, the philosophy that claims that matter
is the one absolute principle of existence, tried to cover up this reality.
However, the Irish theologian and philosopher Berkeley raised this question
again in the 18th century and, in so doing, changed the world of ideas
after him. After Darwin proposed his theory of evolution, the materialists,
especially Bertrand Russell, who was the most passionate spokesman of
this school, attempted to insult and slander Berkeley, because they were
unable to give him a philosophical response. However, Russell, in spite
of the fact that he was the most representative thinker in materialist
circles and the strongest defender of this view, was unable to disregard
this truth. In his work entitled The Problems of Philosophy, he evaluated
the situation in this way:
…Berkeley retains the merit of having shown that the existence of matter
is capable of being denied without absurdity, and that if there are any
things that exist independently of us they cannot be the immediate objects
of our sensations.1
However much Russell might claim the opposite, in the above statement
he basically could not deny this reality, he even states openly that he
As we step into the 21st century, developments in branches of science
such as modern physics, quantum physics, astronomy, psychology and anatomy
deeply discomfited those circles that espoused the old materialist view
of the world. The study of fossils and research conducted in areas such
as the science of genetics has caused the collapse of the theory of evolution;
research conducted in areas such as optics and psychology have helped
solve the mystery of our cognitive system; as a result of studies in astronomy,
the Big Bang theory (the theory that the universe and matter had a beginning)
was proposed; research done on atoms and sub-atomic particles has turned
classical physics inside out and proved the theory of relativity – the
fact that time is relative.
Developments in the realm of science, which have confirmed countless
times the existence of God and His eternal sovereignty over the whole
universe, left those materialist thinkers who are representatives of fanaticism
and prejudice without recourse. Their powerlessness also continues today.
We encounter a number of scientists and thinkers on television, in schools,
and at lectures who, while maintaining that it is not possible to get
in touch with the external world and that the life we live is composed
of perceptions felt in our brain, feign ignorance and proceed not to inform
people of the truth, and even act as if it did not exist.
However, to ignore the truth is no solution. Therefore, this book emphasizes
how useless it is to fear the truth and run from it, shows what kind of
damage this can do to a person, and reveals the spiritual state of those
persons who act in this way.
Learning the secret behind matter will help to truly understand concepts
such as the existence of God, His attributes, fate, soul, heaven, hell,
eternity and timelessness. With this assistance, readers will truly learn
the answer to such common every-day questions as 'Where is God?', 'What
is fate?', 'What happens after death?', and they will find the answers
they are seeking to many other questions.
Having spoken about this important aim, let's meet the people who will
take part in the conversations in this book.
This meeting takes place in an atmosphere of mutual conversation and
the readers taking part come from various circles. The name of the first
one is Aisha; she is still studying at university in the department of
computer engineering. Because Aisha is very interested in this topic,
she understands that everything that she interacts is composed of impressions
in the brain. But she wants to enhance her knowledge of the source of
these images and learn the most cogent explanation.
The name of the second reader is Ahmed. He is an industrialist from one
of the well-known families. Ahmed has learned that everything is like
a phantom and that, after death everything will come to an end as in a
dream. But he is seeking an answer to some questions that he has not been
fully able to grasp.
Ibrahim is the third of our readers. He has completed his doctorate in
biology at a foreign university and has begun to work at a university
as an assistant. Ibrahim heard of this subject from one of his friends;
he has read some books but, because he has not fully understood it, he
has a few question marks in his mind. This subject interests him very
much from the scientific point of view.
Murad, who will answer the readers' questions, has in depth knowledge
of this subject having learned about it years ago from the works of Harun