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  • 1. Each of Harun Yahya's more than 170 publications on matters of science, faith and politics can change the way a person looks at the world. His scientific books demonstrating the proofs of creation to be seen in the universe, his works about Islamic moral teaching composed with reference to the verses of the Qur'an, and his political books that expose the hidden side of historical events have addressed millions of people of every nation, language and religion. These works have stimulated a wide response throughout the world. Whether in America, Britain, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Nigeria, Canada or Lebanon, you can find books and magazine and newspaper articles by Harun Yahya in various languages in bookstores in most countries in the world. Documentaries and narrations based on Harun Yahya's works, which are broadcast on many radio and television stations, have also aroused great interest throughout the world. The works of this author have been translated into French, German, Italian, Russian, Albanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, Estonian, Arabic, Swahili and Bengali, and further translations into many other languages are progressing quickly. The purpose of this is to distribute all these books throughout the world in order to inform all people of the existence of God, the beauty of the moral teachings of the Qur'an, the existence of the hereafter and the lie of Darwinism. Harun Yahya, who has written his works in order to spread the message of the Qur'an to the whole world and to encourage people to think about matters of faith, such as the existence of God and His Oneness, aims to make them easily accessible to everyone. With this purpose in mind, Internet sites have been opened that render a great service to thousands of people every day. On these sites, the more than 170 books written by Harun Yahya, complete with their full texts and illustrations, are available free of charge to Internet users, in addition to documentaries and audio narrations. The book, which includes the Internet pages of those Islamic organizations, scientific institutions and various universities where you can find Harun Yahya's works, and reviews written by various scholars or the directors of various leading organizations and institutions, together with an account of the reactions from the fairs and conferences that have presented the author's works covers only a limited amount of material. Indeed, the scale of these reactions has been far greater than might have been expected. ABOUT THE AUTHOR he author, who writes under the pen-name Harun Yahya, was T born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith- related and scientific issues. Some of the books of the author have been translated into more than 20 languages and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers’ mind by encouraging them to think about some critical issues such as the existence of God and His unity, and to display the decrepit foundations and perverted works of godless systems.
  • 2. Published by ARASTIRMA PUBLISHING Prof. Kaz›m Ismail Gurkan Cad. Hamam Sok. No:2 K.6 Cagaloglu/Istanbul Tel: 0212 511 72 30 Printing Press: Kelebek Matbaasi Gumussuyu Cad. Litros Yolu 1. Matbaacilar Sitesi No:96 Bayrampasa-Maltepe / Istanbul Tel: 0212 612 48 35 Fax: 0212 612 57 12 w w w. h a r u n y a h y a . c o m
  • 4. About The Author T he author, who writes under the pen-name HARUN YAHYA, was born in Ankara in 1956. Having completed his primary and sec- ondary education in Ankara, he then studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and sci- entific issues. Harun Yahya is well-known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the in- validity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies such as fascism and communism. His pen-name is made up of the names "Harun" (Aaron) and "Yahya" (John), in memory of the two esteemed prophets who fought against lack of faith. The Prophet’s seal on the cover of the author’s books has a symbolic meaning linked to the their contents. This seal represents the Qur’an, the last Book and the last word of God, and our Prophet, the last of all the prophets. Under the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the author makes it his main goal to disprove each one of the fundamental tenets of godless ideologies and to have the "last word", so as to completely silence the objections raised against reli- gion. The seal of the Prophet, who attained ultimate wisdom and moral perfection, is used as a sign of his intention of saying this last word. All these works by the author centre around one goal: to convey the message of the Qur’an to people, thus encouraging them to think about basic faith-related issues, such as the existence of God, His unity and the hereafter, and to display the decrepit foundations and per- verted works of godless systems. Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership in many countries, from India to America, England to Indonesia, Poland to Bosnia, and Spain to Brazil. Some of his books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, Serbo- Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Malay, Uygur Turkish, and Indonesian, and they have been enjoyed by readers all over the world. Greatly appreciated all around the world, these works have been instrumental in many people putting their faith in God and in many oth- ers gaining a deeper insight into their faith. The wisdom, and the sin- cere and easy-to-understand style employed give these books a distinct touch which directly strikes any one who reads or examines them. Immune to objections, these works are characterised by their features
  • 5. of rapid effectiveness, definite results and irrefutability. It is unlikely that those who read these books and give a serious thought to them can any longer sincerely advocate the materialistic philosophy, athe- ism and any other perverted ideology or philosophy. Even if they con- tinue to advocate, this will be only a sentimental insistence since these books have refuted these ideologies from their very basis. All contem- porary movements of denial are ideologically defeated today, thanks to the collection of books written by Harun Yahya. There is no doubt that these features result from the wisdom and lucidity of the Qur’an. The author certainly does not feel proud of him- self; he merely intends to serve as a means in one’s search for God’s right path. Furthermore, no material gain is sought in the publication of these works. Considering these facts, those who encourage people to read these books, which open the "eyes" of the heart and guide them in be- coming more devoted servants of God, render an invaluable service. Meanwhile, it would just be a waste of time and energy to propa- gate other books which create confusion in peoples’ minds, lead man into ideological chaos, and which, clearly have no strong and precise effects in removing the doubts in peoples’ hearts, as also verified from previous experience. It is apparent that it is impossible for books de- vised to emphasize the author’s literary power rather than the noble goal of saving people from loss of faith, to have such a great effect. Those who doubt this can readily see that the sole aim of Harun Yahya’s books is to overcome disbelief and to disseminate the moral values of the Qur’an. The success, impact and sincerity this service has attained are manifest in the reader’s conviction. One point needs to be kept in mind: The main reason for the con- tinuing cruelty and conflict, and all the ordeals the majority of people undergo is the ideological prevalence of disbelief. These things can only come to an end with the ideological defeat of disbelief and by en- suring that everybody knows about the wonders of creation and Qur’anic morality, so that people can live by it. Considering the state of the world today, which forces people into the downward spiral of vio- lence, corruption and conflict, it is clear that this service has to be pro- vided more speedily and effectively. Otherwise, it may be too late. It is no exaggeration to say that the collection of books by Harun Yahya have assumed this leading role. By the Will of God, these books will be the means through which people in the 21st century will attain the peace and bliss, justice and happiness promised in the Qur’an.
  • 6. contents INTRODUCTION 10 PART 1 / Reviews 16 Reviews of Harun Yahya's Books by Scholars and Prominent Community Leaders PART 2 / Articles 86 Articles by Harun Yahya From International Newspapers and Magazines PART 3 / Media Coverage -Bookstores - Book Fairs - Internet Sites 162 Activities Focusing on the Works of Harun Yahya CONCLUSION 280
  • 7. I ntroduction Each of HARUN YAHYA’s more than 170 publications on matters of science, faith and politics can change the way a person looks at the world. His scientific books demonstrating the proofs of creation to be seen in the universe, his works about Islamic moral teaching composed with refer- ence to the verses of the Qur’an, and his political books that expose the hidden side of historical events have addressed millions of people of every nation, language and religion. These works have stimulated a wide response throughout the world. 12
  • 8. Whether in America, Britain, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Nigeria, Canada or Lebanon, you can find books and magazine and newspaper articles by Harun Yahya in various languages in bookstores in most countries in the world. Documentaries and narrations based on Harun Yahya’s works, which are broadcast on many radio and television stations, have also aroused great interest throughout the world. The works of this author have been translated into French, German, Italian, Russian, Albanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, Estonian, Arabic, Swahili and Bengali, and fur- ther translations into many other languages are progressing quickly. The 13
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  • 10. purpose of this is to distribute all these books throughout the world in order to inform all people of the existence of God, the beauty of the moral teachings of the Qur’an, the existence of the hereafter and the lie of Darwinism. Harun Yahya, who has written his works in order to spread the mes- sage of the Qur’an to the whole world and to encourage people to think about matters of faith, such as the existence of God and His Oneness, aims to make them easily accessible to everyone. With this purpose in mind, Internet sites have been opened that render a great service to thou- sands of people every day. On these sites, the more than 170 books writ- ten by Harun Yahya, complete with their full texts and illustrations, are available free of charge to Internet users, in addition to documentaries and audio narrations. This is a service rarely found on the Internet. Other book promotion sites introduce the works by giving a short summary or by listing the main headings. Except under exceptional circumstances, the whole text is provided at no cost. However, the Harun Yahya Internet site intends that everyone who wants to access all his works should be able to do so easily, and at absolutely no charge. The purpose of this book is to inform people of the effect that Harun Yahya’s works, from his books to the documentary films based on them, have had throughout the world. The book, which includes the Internet pages of those Islamic organizations, scientific institutions and various universities where you can find Harun Yahya’s works, and reviews written by various scholars or the directors of various leading organizations and institutions, together with an account of the reactions from the fairs and conferences that have presented the author’s works covers only a limited amount of material. Indeed, the scale of these reactions has been far greater than might have been expected. 15
  • 11. Pakistan, Syed Irfan Ahmed "BOOKS BY HARUN YAHYA ARE BASICALLY A MEANS OF BRINGING THE MESSAGE OF QURAN THROUGH SCIENTIFIC METHODS" T he way today’s society is declining is felt by every compassion- ate and sensible person. Due to this moral decline the social peace is ruined and it brings a direct impact on the social stability. Every wise person thinks and tries to improve this situation. The books by Harun Yahya which I have read (For Men of Understanding, Perished Nations,The Truth of the Life of This World, Evolution Deceit) reveal that he is a person who has the compassion for this nation. Books by Harun Yahya are basically a means of bringing the message of Quran through scientific methods. The word Islam is derived from "Salama" which means peace and through Quran the education of peace is being given to the whole human- ity. The matter of Harun Yahya’s books revolve around these basic teach- ings. In my opinion the books of Harun Yahya are a means of improving the character and morality in the society and a source of bringing peace. In any society it is the duty of every re- sponsible citizen to improve the character and morality of the people. The books by Harun Yahya are a big step in connection with the service of the nation and country. As a journalist these are some of my com- ments on the books by Harun Yahya... Syed Irfan Ahmed Ass›stant Ed›tor Monthly Hamdard-e-Sehat 18
  • 12. God commands justice and doing good and giving to relatives. And He forbids indecency and doing wrong and tyranny. He warns you so that hopefully you will pay heed. (Qur'an, 16:90) 19
  • 13. It is He who made the sea subservient to you so that you can eat fresh flesh from it and bring out from it ornaments to wear. And you see the ships cleaving through it so that you can seek His bounty, and so that hopefully you will show thanks. (Qur'an, 16:14) 20
  • 14. USA, Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr "I SHOWED SOME OF HARUN YAHYA'S WRITINGS TO MANY UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS IN USA, THEY WERE VERY MUCH IMPRESSED" A s a professor of biological sciences, and a scholar who was trained all my life at the American University in Beirut, and then from the University of Illinois, USA, I was fascinated and very much impressed with the writings of Professor Harun Yahya. The number of books and videos that he has written and translated is beyond imagination. I wish to congratulate Turkey and the people of Turkey for having a pro- fessor and a scholar like Dr. Harun Yahya. Moreover, I wish to congratulate the government of Turkey for having a professor of this nature. If Turkey wishes to be recognized internationally, his name should be submitted for the King of Faisal Award, and to the committee of Nobel Prize winners. He deserves to be appreciated for his contributions in the field of bi- ological sciences. In so doing, Turkey will be among the leading countries in having some of its scholars being in the front lines internationally. I, as an American citizen, who have al- ready published 52 books and booklets, am so much impressed with his writings. I also showed some of his writings to many univer- sity professors and students in USA. They were very much impressed, and they want the rest of his writings to be distributed worldwide. God bless Turkey and all. Ameen. Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr, Ph. D. Pres›dent of the Foundat›on For Islam›c Knowledge 21
  • 15. India, Saniyasnain Khan "HARUN YAHYA TAKES US ON A REMARKABLE TRIP THROUGH THE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH" O f the books by Harun Yahya which I have read "For Men of Understanding", "Allah is Known Through Reason" and "The Truth of the Life of this World" stand out as powerful treaties on the proofs of God in the Universe. Harun Yahya’s scholarship proves fasci- nating and his style of writing infinitely readable. His books have a great impact because of the clarity and logic with which they make their appeal. Quoting the verses of Quran and sources as diverse as Bertrand Russell and Lenin, Harun Yahya takes us on a remarkable trip through the signs in the heavens and on the earth. The author’s approach to Quranic wisdom is scientific. One of the remarkable aspects of his writings is his copious illustration of Quranic teachings with examples which are scien- tifically verifiable facts of nature. 22
  • 16. It is one of the ironies of life that man may observe nature right from his birth, but he sel- dom experiences a sense of awe in contemplat- ing it. Though even the tiniest example in nature is enough to testify to the greatness of God, people often remain unaware of this. Harun Yahya’s books, such as "The Miracle of Ant", "The Miracle of the Spider", etc. perform a great service both to the unenlightened and to the cause of religion by bringing out this reality in an excellent, easily comprehensible and con- vincing manner. Allah is Known Through Reason is one of the books by Harun The author deftly presents facts upon Yahya that leads people to pon - fact, until we reach the conclusion that one of der the proofs of God's existence. the greatest and most essential of human ob- jectives is to recognize and interpret the nu- merous signs of Allah scattered not only throughout the entire universe, but also within our own selves. He writes about this subject in such a compelling way-the text also en- livened with beautiful pictures-that the whole idea comes alive, leaving a lasting impression on the reader’s mind. The reader, induced to think deeply about the hidden truths of nature, ultimately experiences an in- crease in his or her faith. We pray that God may reward him for all the good works that he is doing and give him good health and a long life. And, God willing, may his pen never run dry. San›yasna›n Khan D›rector, The Islam›c Center Al-R›sala 23
  • 17. Argentina, Abu Dharr Manzolillo "HARUN YAHYA'S EVOLUTION DECEIT IS THE SCIENTIFIC, INTELLECTUAL AND ACADEMIC DEATH BLOW TO CHARLES DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION" The Evolution Deceit demonstrates with evidence that the idea of evolution is a materialist dogma. It has been translated into many languages. H arun Yahya’s Evolution Deceit is the scientific, intellec- tual and academic death blow to Charles Darwin’s the- ory of evolution, a theory which has been largely discredited by scientific advances in the fields of physics, chemistry and genet- ics, among others. The book is thoroughly researched and solidly scientific As Harun Yahya explains, the theory of evolution does not limit it- self to the field of biology; rather, it has socio-political, economic, religious, scientific, and ethical repercussions and effects [in] all spheres of life. The author explains that the objective of evolution- ism is to destroy the belief in God, the Creator, in accordance with the agenda of materialist atheists. Evolution Deceit is particularly important as it exposes the hidden agenda of the evolutionists. It becomes evident that as a thesis, as a philosophy, but most of all as an ideology, the theory of evolution is intrinsically evil. 24
  • 18. Until the publication of Evolution Deceit, the theory of evolu- tion was often challenged on moral, ethical, and religious grounds based on theological speculation. This contributed to the impres- sion that evolutionism was a "scientific fact" well above "religious myths" which were the object of ridicule. Harun Yahya’s work, however, gives a fatal blow to evolutionism, exposing its falsehood on the basis of science. It becomes evident that evolutionism is nothing more than an atheistic dogma with no scientific basis whatsoever. As a result of Harun Yahya’s extensive research, the myth of evolution crumbles to the ground in utter ruin. Using the same unquestionable scientific rigor he used to discredit evolu- tionism, the author demonstrates that Almighty God, Allah, cre- ated everything, which exists. Abu Dharr Manzol›llo Freelance Journal›st and Ed›tor 25
  • 19. Canada, Meer Sahib "THE BOOK IS FILLED WITH AMAZING FACTS AND LOGICAL EXPLANATIONS AND ATTRACTIVE PICTURES, WRITTEN IN A LANGUAGE THAT IS NOT CONFUSING BUT COMFORTING AND SATIATING" I had heard about Harun Yahya for quite some time, but it was only a few months ago I came to realize the greatness and painstaking scholarship of this marvelous writer, when the Imam of the Islamic Center, Sheikh Hamid Abu Malek Slimi, gave me a copy of his book "The Evolution Deceit" as a gift. The Imam whetted my curiosity saying "when you start reading this book, you wouldn’t put it away until you had finished reading it in its entirety". It transpired that the Imam is an ardent reader of Harun’s works and said that Harun’s books would make the Muslim youth growing up in the West, proud to be Muslims. After I finished reading the book, I reminisced the days of my youth with much sadness, as I had spent many years wondering if in fact God existed. I had searched for an answer in other religions as well, especially Christianity, 26
  • 20. Hinduism and Buddhism, but this jour- ney brought me no enlightenment, until one day during my math class at the University of Kyoto, Japan, the Theory of Chances was explained and it was as if an electric bulb lit up in my brains... I would rather let the anxious reader imbibe the nectar of this book, which explains far more eloquently than I could, in scientific and logical terms to the enquiring mind, that, without an iota of doubt, God Almighty exists. Today, no one has to go through the agonizing Another striking book by Harun times I went through, trying to get a logi- Yahya on the proofs of God's exis - tence and the quandaries facing the cal, scientific answer to my troubling theory of evolution. quest. The book is filled with amazing facts and logical explanations and attrac- tive pictures, written in a language that is not confusing but comforting and satiat- ing. What’s more, several other master pieces have also taken wings through the pens of Yahya, enriching the modern knowledgebase of Muslims and filling young minds with a treasure trove of in- formation on Science, Islam and many other subjects. Meer Sah›b D›rector, Canad›an All›ance Party Former V›ce Cha›rman and Member of the Board of D›rectors of London Musl›m Mosque, Canada 27
  • 21. USA, Lezia Hill-Harris "HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS MAKE MANKIND REFLECT ON THE WORDS OF THE GOD" I In the Qur’an, it teaches the believers to call to Islam with wis- dom and fair preaching, to call others to worship The Living god and not to ascribe partners in worship with Him. Harun’s books clearly does this. He uses The Qur’an and Science to reach the people’s intellect, to make them ponder and reflect on the verses of The Qur’an. I have come across only a few books of this magnitude, which reach the heart as well as the intellect. Not just by words only, but giving a visual effect. Many of us read but cannot envision or imagine what we read. But when you have pictures along with the words, it reaches the heart as well as the mind. The God tells mankind in innumerous verses, to look at the sun, the moon, the earth, animals and even ourselves, for there are signs in all of these things for those who reflect and ponder. So, Harun is clearly doing that which The God commands. 28
  • 22. Books by Harun Yahya encourage people to consider the miracles of creation, from the smallest matter on earth to the perfect systems in our bodies. In my opinion, Harun’s books make mankind reflect on the words of The God. Reflect on His Greatness and Omnipotence. That which science tries to explain away, Harun uses to show that One with complete Knowledge and Wisdom creates all that exists. The All Knowing, The All Wise, The All Powerful, All Seeing, All Hearing Lord and Creator. May The God continually bless and enrich Harun Yahya in his work. May The God grant him the best in this world, in his grave, and in the hereafter. He is truly one who calls to the worship of The God. Mrs. Lez›a H›ll-Harr›s Know›ng The Creator Non-prof›t Publ›cat›ons Owner/Publ›sher 29
  • 23. Albania, Ramiz Zekaj "NEW BOOKS [BY HARUN YAHYA] ENRICH AIITC LIBRARY" (Albanian Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilisation) L ast times a lot of valuable books from different fields of life and science have enriched the fund of books of AIITC and among them the books of the well-known writer Harun Yahya in English and Turkish. These books are scientific approach to Islam les- sons. Who can read this literature will notice that the author’s out- looks are well based in special surveys, experiments and analysis, result of his long term studies in the respective fields. The books are recently published, 99-2000. Many illustration help to assimilate the problems handled in the books and rise up their func- tional side. 30
  • 24. The content of the books: DEEP THINKING, THE MIRACLE IN THE ANT, PERISHED NATIONS, NEVER PLEAD IGNORANCE etc, have attracted the attention of Albanian readers that evaluate the seriousness of the sci- entific based interpretations of Harun Yahya. For AIITC opinion Islam library thanks to these books enters the new millennium with a special treasure of modern-scientific literature. In this oc- casion AIITC thanks all those persons that have contributed for making this possible and also wishes to the au- thor long life and further successes in his scientific work. Dr. Ram›z Zekaj General D›rector, Alban›an Inst›tute of Islam››c Thought & C›v›l›sat›on (AIITC) 31
  • 25. "In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alterna- tion of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which God sends down from the sky – by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind – and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds sub- servient between heaven and earth, there are Signs for peo- ple who use their intellect." (Qur'an, 2:164) 32
  • 26. Canada, Qasem Mahmud "MR. YAHYA IS QUOTING QURANIC STATEMENTS AND DRAWING THE ATTENTION OF THE READER TO THE FACTS EMBEDDED IN THESE STATEMENTS TO PROVE THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD'S MESSAGE, ISLAM" I have read Mr.Harun Yahya’s books: "Evolution Deceit", "Perished Nations", "The Truth of the Life of this World", "Ever Thought about the Truth", and "The Basic Concepts in the Qur’an". I found these books in compliance with Islam’s teaching. Mr. Yahya is quoting Quranic statements and drawing the attention of the reader to the facts embedded in these statements to prove the truth- fulness of God’s message, Islam. I expect this writer to be recognized and honored by the Turkish government for his fine work. You ought to be proud of this writer. Canadian Muslims are proud. Qasem Mahmud, P. Eng. Cha›rman of Islam›c Schools Federat›on of Ontar›o 33
  • 27. Poland, Farhat Khan "THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF MUSLIM UNDERSTANDING OF DEATH, RESURRECTION AND HELL" P oland is one the biggest catholic coun- try in the heart of Central and Eastern Europe. It has also one of the oldest Muslim minority within its border. But the 600 — years old tradition of coexistence of Muslims and Non-Muslims still does not bring the mutual under- standing of each others. People do not know much about Islamic values and standards and they are afraid, due to stereotypes, of The Polish edition of Death Muslim values. Therefore we, Resurrection Hell gives a clear in - sight into these issues. Polish Muslims, have established in 1990 an association which main goal is to bring better understanding of each ones’ values and ideas and also to bring peace between the followers of different religions and culture. In our opinion knowledge is the best protection of the peace. Harun Yahya’s effort on this protection is one of the most recognized in our time. I am writing you on behalf of Polish Muslim Circle. For last 5 years we had been organizing open lectures on different Islamic topics. What we found is that the most interesting issue for the people here is the question of death, resurrection and hell. 34
  • 28. We started to look for the best Muslim analyses on these topics. And this is how we found on internet Harun Yahya’s book on Death Resurrection and Hell. After analyzing different authors and titles we de- cided to translated the book of Harun Yahya as the best choice. In our opinion this book is one of the best description of Muslim un- derstanding of death, resurrection and hell. The inner strength of the book and clearness of the text was recognized by several Polish intellec- tuals who decided to translate other Harun Yahya’s books on Islamic top- ics. We hope that one day the Author could visit Poland and meet the people who are living and work- ing here. We wish him the best in this life and hereafter, and we ask Allah to protect him from all kinds of fitna. Farhat Khan Secretary General of Pol›sh Musl›m C›rcle 35
  • 29. USA, Nabil Elibiary "I USE THESE BOOKS IN INVITING AMERICANS IN UNIVERSITIES AND HIGH SCHOOLS TO ISLAM" I am frequently invited to speak about Islam in schools, churches, in Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, I am usually faced with questions about views of Islam on evolution, creation, women, morality, marriage, and some other subjects. I do my best in answering these questions but those who ask wanted something in writing to explain the subjects in more details. I kept searching the Internet for good books and finally found the books of Harun Yahya. The books are directed to the exact points of interest of the new generations. This analysis is logic and is supported with ample scientific evi- dences. Since then, I am giving his books free to the students who asked the most intelligent questions. Please find below my assessment about the books below authored by Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar). I use these books in inviting Americans in Universities and High Schools to Islam. 1. The books are great scien- tific analysis that explains most in- volved concepts in a simple, easy to understand progression. 2. The books are presented in a high quality of finish, colours, graphics and pictures. They proved to be very attrac- tive and effective. 3. The main themes in the Books are: a. The existence and unity of Allah 36
  • 30. b. Evidences of creation and metaphysical issues c. Moral obligations of believers in accordance with the Qur’anic verses Books that I used so far: 1. PERISHED NATIONS The Truth of the Life of 2. THE TRUTH OF THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD This World explains with 3. EVOLUTION DECEIT concrete examples that the real abode of man is the eternal life of the Nab›l El›b›ary hereafter, and that the Sp›r›tual Leader of Islam›c life of this world is but Assoc›at›on of Carrollton only temporary. 37
  • 31. Portugal, Yiossuf Mohamed Adamgy "THE WRITER IN THESE BOOKS ADHERES TO A PRINCIPLE OF THE HOLY QUR'AN, WHICH IS OBLIGATORY FOR ALL MUSLIMS ON THE WORLD" R eport on the Religious-Scientific Value of the Following Books of HARUN YAHYA: - Perished Nations - Evolution Deceit - The Basic Concepts in the Qur’an - For Men of Understanding - Never Plead Ignorance As the names suggest, these books bear a high intellectual value written with a responsibility felt towards the society arising from the disbelief, anti-rational understanding of Religion, and the general moral degenera- tion existing in the actual society, everywhere. Also, in these books, in my point of view, there is nothing contrary to the general Islamic understanding, otherwise, the writer in these books adheres to a prin- ciple of the Holy Qur’an, which is obligatory for all Muslims on the World. Finally, I want to declare here that I have just published, in Portugal, the Portuguese version of the book of Harun Yahya entitled "Perished Nations". M. Y›ossuf Mohamed (Adamgy) D›rector and Ed›tor of Al Furqán Ex-Prof. of Islam›c H›story ›n Darul 'Uloom of AEIP – Assoc›ação para Educação Islãm›ca em Portugal 38
  • 32. United Kingdom, Owen Alik Shahadah "PERISHED NATIONS IS A HAUNTINGLY BRILLIANT ELUCIDATION OF THE HISTORICAL LESSONS AVAILABLE TO TODAY'S SOCIETIES" P erished Nations is a hautingly brilliant elucidation of the his- torical lessons available to today’s societies. This work doc- uments the evidence of the recurring fate of ungodly societies, whose moral and religious degradation, led to their complete destruction. This well researched piece of work by "Harun Yahya" is brought to life in yet an- other thrilling "audiomentary" by Halaqah Media. The talented pen of Mr. Yahya and the production genius of Halaqah Media have taken Perished Nations into new dimen- sions. Owen Al›k Shahadah Halaqah Med›a 39
  • 33. Australia, Moussa Chahine "HARUN YAHYA'S VALUABLE WORKS LEFT A PERMANENT PREDOMINANCE ON THE MINDS OF THOSE STUDYING THE ORIGINS OF LIFE" I would like to take this opportunity to express my own humble, unqualified views on how I personally feel about the excellent works written by brother Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya). The books I have studied, and the arti- cles which I have read over the internet are a valuable source of treasure for those seek- ing the truth. The rich information which he has produced regarding Evolution, con- vincingly and without a doubt clarifies that the theory of Darwin is a totally refutable and unacceptable. The research which the author has compiled on the Miracles of the Holy Quran and the wonders of the universe, are mesmerizing and impressive for those who are pursuing answers to their questions, enabling them prox- imity to Allah (SWT). 40
  • 34. May Allah (SWT) grant you success in this world and the here- after for your services in the propa- gation of this great religion of Islam. I pray to Allah (SWT) and sin- cerely hope that all the writings of Harun Yahya become available in English in the near future, for I truly believe that his methodology of lit- erature is captivating to the reader, and useful for Muslims and non- Muslims alike. From my own encounters with those living in Western soci- This book by Harun Yahya illustrates how eties, his valuable works have some modern scientific discoveries were in - transformed peoples way of think- dicated in the Qur'an, which was revealed 1,400 years ago. ing, leaving a permanent predomi- nance on the minds of those studying the origins of life. In conclusion I pray to Allah (SWT) that you attain success in your en- deavours in disseminating the truth. "They Desire to put out the light of Allah with their Mouths, but Allah will perfect his light, though the unbelievers may be averse" (Holy Qur’an — Chap 61:8) "And Say: The Truth has come and falsehood has vanished, surely falsehood is a vanishing (thing)" (Holy Qur’an: Chap 17:81) Moussa Chah›ne Al Zahra Musl›m Assoc›at›on 41
  • 35. USA, Abdul Hadi Bazurto "THE WAY HARUN YAHYA HAS APPROACH THE TOPIC OF EVOLUTIONISM, MAKES IT A VALUABLE SOURCE FOR LEARNING" H arun Yahya has done a great contribution to the advance- ment of Islam through his many writings. The book "Evolution Deceit" (EL ENGANO DEL EVOLUCIONISMO) is unique, at least in the Spanish language. The way our brother Harun Yahya has approach the topic of evoluti- onism, makes it a valuable resource for learning. The use of graphics and science to debate and topple old-atheistic- misconceptions regarding the creation of humanity is of great importan- ce to us as a community. We, the Latino community, are looking towards Islam and the Islamic world-view to find solutions to our problems, whether social, moral, political, scientific, economical or religious. This book, because of its contents and its structu- re, can have a great appeal to a vast number of the Lati- no population, from the scholar to the common person. We hope and pray that Allah gives our brot- her Harun Yahya a long 42
  • 36. and fruitful life so T h e S p a n i s h e d i t i o n o f The that he can keep E v o l u t i o n D e c e i t , which producing such has elicited a huge re - unique pieces of sponse in all the countries it has been published in. literature; and that we are able to keep up with the translations of every single one of them. We hope to distribute the works of this prolific writer in the American continent for the advance- ment of Islam in this part of the world, which is desperate and hungry for Islamic knowledge. Abdul Had› Bazurto Pres›dent, LAMU - Lat›n Amer›can Musl›m Com- mun›ty 43
  • 37. United Kingdom, Mona Abdul Haq "HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS ARE REFRESHING TO READ" SUBJECT: Overview of the following books by Harun Yah- ya: Perished Nations The Evolution Deceit The Truth of the Life of this World For Men of Understanding When the first book by Harun Yahya was published in the UK, it was read avidly by a wide readership, who excitedly anticipated the re- lease of the subsequent books published by Taha Publishers. Their popularity is surely due to the fact that within the framework of Islam they address many subjects: archaeology, biology, chemistry, natural history, paleontology and sociology are but a few. They are ref- reshing to read, in that the author has cleverly managed to escape the narrow confines of modern religious expression. In other words, the bo- oks reflect the fact that Islam does in fact talk about all subjects, both "worldly" and "spiritual". In the past, the Muslim World flourished on account of this unders- tanding, and made great leaps in the fields of scientific discovery, medi- cine, astronomy, engineering, etc. They were spurred on by religious conviction and the commandment to seek knowledge. Harun Yahya has succeeded in putting the love of the Creator and an appreciation of the created world back into the sciences, as the star- ting point for any field of endeavor. As such, his books help to inject new energy into the pursuit of knowledge, to carry forward all branches of learning into the 21st century. 44
  • 38. This is not only a source of pride, but equally a source of enco- uragement to the younger generation. I can honestly say that I have found in these books nothing inf- lammatory or opposed to the common good. However, to claim that they are perfect would be a foolish assertion. The only book in the history of the world that contains no errors is the Qur’an itself. As for the books by Harun Yahya, what is clearly manifest is the aut- hor’s intention, which is simply to highlight the wisdom and advice of the Qur’an and draw attention to certain undisputed facts, such as the existence of Allah, the tran- sitory nature of creation, life and death, the secrets of the past and mechanisms of nature. Mona Abdul Haq D›rector, Saracen Press 45
  • 39. USA, M. A. M. Chida "HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS ARE A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE WELL-BEING OF NOT ONLY THE MUSLIMS BUT THE WORLD IN GENERAL" W e are one of the largest mail-order and in-house book- stores selling books on Islam and the Muslim World both retail and wholesale in the United States. We carry books by the Turkish writer Harun Yahya. These books are in great demand by Muslims as well as non-Muslims here. The author has very graphically illustrated the passing nature of this world and drawn the attention of his readers towards living a moral life. His books focus on scientific facts and the essence of Qur’anic values. His books are a great contribution towards the well-being of not only the Muslims but the world in general. The Turkish people are very fortunate to have a great author like him. S›ncerely, M. A. M. Ch›da Pres›dent Halalco Books 46
  • 40. Those who believe and do right actions and keep up prayer and pay the welfare tax, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Qur'an, 2:277) 47
  • 41. USA, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi "I AM PLEASED TO RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL INTELLECTUALS" I have read Harun Yahya’s book The Evolution Deceit: The Scientific Collapse of Darwinism and its Ideological Background published by Okur Publications 1999. The author has very ably shown the sci- entific flaws in the evolutionary theory. The book is clear and thought provoking. It is writ- ten in a passionate yet academic style. This book is excellent not only in present- ing the Islamic viewpoint on evolution, but it could also be very useful for the people of all faiths who have a common creationist perspec- Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqui with George W. Bush at the Prayer tive with Muslims. Ceremony held on November 11, 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on two of the largest cities in the USA. I am deeply impressed by the content as well as the production of this work. I am ple- ased to recommend this book to all intellec- tuals. Dr. Muzamm›l H.S›dd›q› Pres›dent, The Islam›c Soc›ety of North Amer›ca (ISNA) Adjunct Professor of Islam›c Stud›es and World Rel›g›ons At Cal›forn›a State Un›vers›ty, Fullerton, USA 48
  • 42. Australia, Murat Selek "HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE MOST USEFUL IN OUR WORK IN PROPAGATING ISLAM TO NON-MUSLIMS" T he Muslims of Australia have benefited greatly from the books of Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya). His books represent some of the most well researched and academically sound investigations and refuta- tions of Darwinian theory available, and have proven to be most useful in our work in propagating Islam to non-Muslims. On behalf of all the Muslims who have benefited from his writings we ask that you consider his impressive contribution to Islam and the refuta- tion of false ideologies and man made theories. Murat Selek Islam›c Informat›on & Serv›ces Network of Austral›a 49
  • 43. It is He who stretched out the earth and placed firmly embedded mountains and rivers in it and made two types of every kind of fruit. He covers over day with night. There are Signs in that for people who reflect. (Qur'an, 13:3) 50
  • 44. United Kingdom, Shamshad M. Khan "MANY OF HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS ARE WORTHY OF PUBLISHERS AWARD" S ubstance and presentation superimposed by colorful illustra- tions presenting old problems with modern scientific approach that is convincing to the Muslims as well as open minded non-Muslims. That is Harun Yahya. Many of his books are worthy of publishers award and are received with enthusiasm and eagerness by the youth. May Allah (S.W.T.) bless him and reward him most abundantly for his services to the cause of Islam. Shamshad M. Khan IPCI – Islam›c Propagat›on Centre Internat›onal
  • 45. Yugoslavia, Miroljub Petrovic "WHEN I SAW BOOKS AND VIDEOS BY HARUN YAHYA, I DECIDED THAT IN FUTURE I WILL WORK JUST ON MATERIALS BY HARUN YAHYA" M y short impression related books and videos by Harun Yahya is: For several years I worked with most prominent scientific organ- izations which are working in affirmation concept of creation and was working in publishing their books and videos in Yugoslavia. But, when I saw books and videos by Harun Yahya, I decided that in future I will work just on materials by Harun Yahya. These materials are something most fascinating what I saw and I think that it is not possible explain to some person how fascinating they are. The person must see these books and videos, and then he can feel what I feel. M›roljub Petrov›c, B.Sc.Geology Pres›dent of Center for Natural Stud›es 52
  • 46. United Kingdom, Afsar Siddiqui "HARUN YAHYA HAS BECOME A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN THE UK" After Perished Nations ran to four editions in the UK in only years, Ta-Ha Publishers expanded their range of Harun Yahya books. W ith the publication of just four books in the English lan- guage, Harun Yahya has become a household name in the U.K. The exceptional quality of research, content and style are as- tounding, and a pleasure to read. Their success lies surely in that they appeal to people at all levels — those with knowledge and those with- out, the academic and layperson, the young and the old. It is to be hoped that these unique books will gain universal appeal and make a significant contribution to international relations and under- standing in all spheres of life. Afsar S›dd›qu› TA-HA Publ›shers Ltd. 53
  • 47. Tatarstan, Gousman Iskhakov "WE HAVE COUNTED IT VERY IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY TO MAKE THESE BOOKS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL READERS IN TATARSTAN" I have honour to express sincere gratitude for your practical at- tention to our Muslims in Tatarstan and also, I hope for our suc- cessful co-operation in the edition of Harun Yahya’s books. We have counted it very important and necessary to make these books accessible to all readers in Tatarstan. With the purpose of fast realisation of its translation on both in Tatar and Russian language and to make its edition in our publishing house, we offer to you to send them by our e-mail. Gousman Iskhakov, Mufty, Cha›rman, Musl›m Rel›g›ous Board of the Republ›c of Tatarstan 54
  • 48. United Kingdom, Gai Eaton "THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK PUBLISHED BY ANY ISLAMIC PUBLISHER FOR MANY YEARS" I have now had the opportunity to look through"The Evolution Deceit". Without having had the time to read the book from cover to cover, I can see that this is probably the most important book published by any Islamic Publisher for many years. I am not sure how far our fellow Muslims understand the threat which evolutionary theory poses to religious faith, but this theory has done more than anything else to destroy belief in God among Westerners. I think that many educated Muslims simply take the theory for granted without fully considering its implications. What the author of this marvellous book has done is to bring together, in a very readable way, all the latest evidence (often derived from evolutionary scientists) which undermines the whole theory. I should be grateful for a review copy. I shall in any case have to purchase two or three more copies for friends. I have for example a friend living in Cairo, an English Muslim of my age who nominally accepted Islam many years ago, but who told me recently in a letter that he cannot really "believe" because he ac- cepts totally the theory of evolution and cannot reconcile this with the faith of Islam. It has seemed almost like a small miracle that "The Evolution Deceit" has turned up at this very moment. I congratulate you warmly on having published the book. In fact I feel that I owe you a debt of thanks for doing so. Ga› Eaton, Former Br›t›sh D›plomat Pres›dent of The London Central Mosque Trust & The Islam›c Cultural Centre 55
  • 49. USA, Ali-Salaam Mahmoud "YOUR PUBLICATIONS SHOULD BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF ISLAMIC CURRICULUMS AT ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION" M ay Allah subhana wata ala continue to bless you with good health, long life and wisdom so that you may continue the very important work that He, the Almighty, Sublime has commissioned in your heart. Your scholarly approach and excellent writings are beneficial for our or- ganizations outreach work. They are also most enjoyed by children of all ages. Please, let us know whenever new material becomes available of if you have prepared any deen intensives on your work. One of the most wonderful aspects to the material produced by your organization is its presentation of scientific facts of the Qur’an; and the historical contributions of Islamic personalities. I sincerely believe that your publications should be an integral part of Islamic curriculums at all levels of education. May ALLAH, Al Hadi continue to guide you and bless you. Al›-Salaam Mahmoud Execut›ve D›rector The Inst›tute of Serv›ce Leadersh›p and Management 56
  • 50. Malaysia, Hajjah Liza Angela Milo Abdullah "HARUN YAHYA BOOKS SHOULD BE READ BY ALL" I find that Harun Yahya writes very intelligently. An idea is brought forward, researched, explained, then the master- stroke of combining it all with the Qur’an. The book Perished Nations carries forward a torch full of light; we are shown our past so that we do not make the same mistakes in the future. Everybody seeks knowledge, irrespective of his religious back- ground. Due to this, Harun Yahya books should be read by all. Hajjah L›za Angela M›lo Abdullah Manag›ng D›rector Mal›ta Jaya Publ›sh›ng House 57
  • 51. USA, Yusuf Estes "HARUN YAHYA HAS PROVIDED THE WORLD WITH THE WINDOW INTO THE REALITY OF EXISTENCE, LIFE AND OUR PURPOSE FOR BEING IN THIS UNIVERSE." A fter reading many of the books produced by Harun Yah- ya, I have been encouraging my students and the scho- lars of Islam around the world to take a closer look at these remarkable works. There is no doubt in my mind that these are the very tools ne- eded to bring the people at large around to the correct way of thinking. If anyone could read the material presented in such a clear and concise manner and then reflect upon it seriously, they would have to conclude that the evidences provided leave no room for dispute of any kind. I use many of the evidences provi- ded by Harun Yah- ya’s books within my lectures, semi- nars and classes around the world. Everywhere I tra- vel throughout the world, the pe- ople who have discovered and enjoyed his bo- oks have exp- ressed the very same senti- ments. By far 58
  • 52. we can say that this work is for all humans on this planet and a very much needed source of information in these most trying times. There should be a concerted force to bring about a world wide distribution of these books in all languages, particularly English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Korean and Japanese. Harun Yahya has provided the world with the window into the re- ality of existence, life and our purpose for being in this universe. I highly applaud his efforts and the efforts of those who are working so hard to publish and distribute his works. May Allah grant guidance to all those who read these books and may Allah grant mercy to all those who as- sist in sharing it with other, ameen. Yusuf Estes Nat›onal Musl›m Chapla›n Wash›ngton DC, USA 59
  • 53. South Africa, Ali Adam "FOR A YOUNG PERSON, READING THE WORKS OF HARUN YAHYA OPENS SEEMINGLY CLOSED DOORS" T he works of Harun Yahya are indeed a great contribution to the reshaping of thinking and understanding of the world around us. Our belief in Allah and His Oneness becomes that much more power- ful, relevant and invigorating when it is the product of a vigorous mental ex- ercise in which logic and reasoning are applied. This kind of mental effort is in compliance with exhortations found in the Holy Quraan. Man is required to think, ponder and deliberate the universe and his own existence within the universe. Islam is distinguished by the fact that we must not only be at peace with others but also with ourselves. This is the necessary effect of a Muslim’s total submission to the Will of Allah. For a young person reading the works of Harun Yahya opens seem- ingly closed doors showing that there is hope and many wonders ahead by understanding and appre- ciating the wonders of Allah’s cre- ation within and around us. Al› Adam Islam›a College Cape Town, South Afr›ca 60
  • 54. USA, Dr. Habibuddin Ahmed "MANY OF THE WORKS OF HARUN YAHYA BRING OUT THE HIDDEN CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE IN QUR'AN" H arun Yahya has done a monumental task of conducting analy- sis of numerous Qur’anic concepts while challenging western philosophies that appear to confront them. In many instances comes out bold to challenge western writers through his logical arguments on the basis of Qur’anic concepts. The selected examples of his facing such chal- lenges are the concepts of evolution, relativity, and timelessness. In relativity and timelessness he builds numerous examples, based on Qur’anic concepts, in explaining the concepts of relativity through exam- ples of the differentiated operation periods of the entire system of material existence. He then goes on to explain that the concept of time depends on the perception of a given instance or an event. He thus goes on to accept the challange of the Qur’an to all its readers to constantly think and attempt to understand the various signs of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala). Many of the works of Harun Yahya bring out the hidden concepts of science in Qur’an through criti- cally review signs of Allah through direct references to various cre- ations in Nature. This is what is ex- actly needed to convince the young mind in particular about the depth in which the Qur’an is brought to them. Dr. Hab›budd›n Ahmed The Islam›c Thought and Sc›ence Inst›tute Ded›cated to Academ›c Research, USA
  • 55. Indonesia, Dr. Taufikurahman "HARUN YAHYA'S WORK IS INSPIRING OUR MIND, AWAKENING OUR SOUL." A ll praise be to Allah, the Creator of the Universe. I would like to express my sincere respect and admiration to the great work of Harun Yahya in the form of his various publications dedicated to show the Truth, not only to the Muslim world but to all people in the world. His work is inspiring our mind, awakening our soul. Harun Yahya brought scientific facts as Signs of Allah’s creation for men of under- standing. May Allah give Harun Yahya the best awards. Dr. Tauf›kurahman The Head of the Department of B›ology Inst›tut Teknolog› Bandung Indones›a 62
  • 56. Pakistan, Wali Raazi "HARUN YAHYA IS A DIFFERENT AUTHOR WHO CAN EXERT LASTING IMPACT ON THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO ARE IN SEARCH OF TRUTH" H arun Yahya is exceptionally a great advocate of ALLAH’s signs in the Universe. His scholarly works in this area have made great im- pact in the world of science and reason. His main focus is to show that the con- cept of materialism is not only repugnant to human logic but also have no scientific grounds. Haroon Yahya, thoroughly examines the universe and what exists therein, from logical and scientific point of view and presents his argu- ments based on current scientific knowledge and irrefutably proves that the Universe has a beginning and therefore is created by ALLAH. He examines all elements of the subject and tests all possibilities with logic and science and draws highly convincing conclusions. All his works I have read are the treasure of information and an example of his powerful but simple style without any prejudices. Being a humble student of the Qur’an, I was enlightened by his writings a great deal. I have the honour of reading some of his books like "Evolution Deceit; The Creation of the Universe; Allah is Known Through Reason; For Men of Understanding." I will advise every conscientious Muslim to read his books to find that Harun Yahya is a different author who can exert lasting impact on the minds of those who are in search of truth. Muhammad Wal› Raaz› M›n›ster For Rel›g›ous Affa›rs, M›nor›t›es Affa›rs, Auqaf, Zakat and Ushr Government of S›ndh, Pak›stan 63
  • 57. Brasil, Saidul Rahman Mahomed "READING HARUN YAHYA IS A TRAVEL UNDER ISLAMIC GUIDANCE" R eading Harun Yahya is a travel under Islamic guidance. His thoughts are very clear and concise, which make the reading delightful. We are excited to put his thoughts into Portuguese lan- guage insha’Allah. Sa›dul Rahman Mahomed Excelênc›a em Educação Empresar›al 64
  • 58. Pakistan, Idris A. Siddiqui "HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS CLEARLY PORTRAY THE TRUE MEANING OF ISLAM AND HOW THE ONE 'GOD' IS OUR ONLY CREATOR" S ince quite some time Islam has been facing a tremendous nega- tive impulse from all over the world. Throughout this time there had been no strong voice against all of this.. until brother Harun Yahya came. Islam needed a powerful subliminal voice to speak for itself amids all this nonsense. Harun Yahya’s works have progressed over time, his word reaches out to the rest of the world be it for Muslims or people in general. His books and vide clearly portray the true meaning of Islam and how the one "God" is our only creator. His work is balanced and speaks with a lot of proof. Harun Yahya puts a lot of research into his materials and justi- fies it with the logical presence of "God" and his miracles in our exis- tence. We wish him all the best of luck and pray for him to write and produce more successful projects so that the entire world will know that real Islam is. Idr›s A. S›dd›qu› Manag›ng D›rector Mutual Cable-TV Network 65
  • 59. Ecuador, Juan Suquillo "THESE PUBLICATIONS HAD A GREAT IMPACT FOR THEIR IMFORMATIVE SCIENTIFIC CONTENT WRITTEN IN A CLEAR WAY FOR EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND" C ongratulations for the publications written under the pen of Harun Yahya. They have had a great impact for its informative scientific content written in a clear way for everybody to understand. In my opinion, the very same scenery of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador that captivated thousands by its nature and the unique species, will Inshallah help him out to have the same recoil effect for disclaiming the Charles Darwin theory of the Evolution. This will be by the Grace of ALLAH, a step forward to establish the au- thenticity of the Qur’an and Islam. Juan Suqu›llo D›rector, Islam›c Centre OF Ecuador 66
  • 60. Bahrain, Habib Toumi "READING THE BOOKS OF HARUN YAHYA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SOURCE OF IMMENSE PLEASURE" R eading the books of Harun Yahya has always been a source of immense pleasure thanks to the invaluable insights he artfully and cleverly gave us into authentic Islamic values, rational thinking and gen- uine teachings. Thousands of books have been written about Islam, but few could claim to have made the impact of his books on the ideologies and thinking of thousands of people. One of the greatest merits of Harun Yahya is that he builds up his argu- ments carefully and logically, with [taking] the average reader always into consideration. He provides background information when needed, and avoids repetition and pompous expressions to keep the reader in focus. He never looses sight of the main idea and always steers away from emo- tional traps. It is the ability to generate in- terest and the keenness to respect the reader’s intelligence that help make him one of the most out- standing writers about genuine Islam and relevant Islamic themes. Please find in this missive my deep gratitude for all the highly significant books and ar- ticles. Hab›b Toum› Ass›stant Ed›tor Bahra›n Tr›bune 67
  • 61. Pakistan, Dr. Najib-ul-Haq HARUN YAHYA HAS ADDED A NEW CHAPTER TO THE ISLAMIC LITERATURE M any people had been observing an apple falling down from a tree to the ground, however it was only Newton who had the capacity to think, discover and define the laws of gravity as result of this ob- servation. In Quraan it has been said time and again to "think" on various as- pects of His creations. However it is only few who have thought about Allah’s creations and could find His "miracles" and the proof of His exis- tence. There had been some efforts by scholars particularly the Muslim scholars in this direction but Harun Yahya has given it a new direction. I can confidently say that he has added a new chapter to the Islamic literature. Religion has always been considered in opposition to science. Even today there are many schools of thought who consider religion and science not in congruence with each other. Unfortunately some Muslim "scholars" have also fallen victim of this propaganda. However Islam is the only religion, which has considered science as part and parcel of its belief. Religion has been ex- pressed, propagated and advocated by Muslim scholars in different ways. However there had been little effort in explaining religion in light of the cre-
  • 62. ations of Allah, be it living or non-living. In Quraan it has been said time and again to "think" and "ponder" on various aspects of the universe. When I read and study various writings of Harun Yahya the basis ap- pears to be one word of the Holy Quraan i.e. "Yathafakkaroon" which has been repeated more than a dozen times and means -- "think". His writings are so appealing thought provoking that one is compelled to start thinking about his creator and the creator of the universe. It also makes you think about the reason of creation of human beings and the universe. It clarifies that scien- tific discoveries are revealing more and more "proofs" of the Truth of Islam. There is nothing in science which is contradictory to Islam. In fact every new scientific understanding is revealing the secrets of the "creations" of Allah and thus is a source of strength for our "belief". The books of Harun Yahya cover a wide variety of subjects. On one hand it makes you ponder on the miracles in human body (like "miracles in Immune system" and "miracles in the eye") while the other he makes you think about the harmony and secrets in Universe (like "creation of the uni- verse" and "miracles in the atom"). He has very effectively challenged all aspects of "Darwinism" and has undoubtedly thrashed his theory of evolution with reasons and facts, also ex- posing the forgery committed by the "scholars" propagating Darwinism. He is a writer, who has looked at Islam from a new angle and expressed it very effectively based on scientific evidence and reasons. In medical liter- ature we have "evidence based medicine". Harun Yahya has exactly done the same and produced "evidence based Islam". The evidence has been gathered and produced from "nature" and the everlasting laws, which are operating in nature since Allah created it. May Allah give him the reward of his efforts on "The Day After". Our duty is, to at least study and strengthening his thoughts by propagating and supporting this new addition to the Muslim literature. Naj›b ul Haq Professor of Med›c›ne Khyber Med›cal College Peshawar Pak›stan 69
  • 63. Malaysia, Dr. Mohammad Arif Kasmo "HARON YAHYA'S WORKS ARE WELL-READ THROUGH THE WORLD AND MANY PEOPLE ARE MOVED AND HAVE 'SURRENDERED TO THE WILL OF GOD'" T he world is in the midst of crisis. Human beings are facing multitude of crisis because of their rejection of God and His system. The world- wide socio-economic and environment problems, moral degradation and spiri- tual crisis are some of the manifestations of the rejection. Ever since science detached itself from the Islamic root and follow the agnostic and atheistic sys- tem of the West, it created more problems than benefit. Science with the west- ern perspectives strengthened the ancient Greek doctrine of materialism which led to the formulation of various atheistic philosophies. Human beings were misled into following these philosophies such as utilitarianism, hedonism, indi- vidualism, fascism and many others which trapped the people into the endless problems and miseries. Is there any glimpse of hope that humanity could be saved from the oblivion? Yes if human being accepts God and His system. Haron Yahya’s works have contributed to this glimpse of hope for the sal- vation of humanity. Haron’s works are well-read through the world and many people are moved and have "surrendered to the will of God". The books on sci- ence and the Quran and other related topics written by Haron have demolished the notion that empiricism is the only trustworthy and believable source of knowledge. The Qur’an which ever since its revelation has "mesmerized" multi- tude of people, such as al-Walid bin Mughairah, the Arabian noble laureate, and Omar Khattab, for its language, eloquence, and yet again at this modern age, the Qur’an has shown its miracles in terms of science. Haron’s work in this topic is very much commendable and should be read by those who aspire to know Islam and its teaching. Dr. Mohamad Ar›f Kasmo The Center for General Study, Un›vers›ty Kebangsaan Malays›a 70
  • 64. Russia, Dr. Maksut Sadikov "HARUN YAHYA'S BOOKS MAKE UP A RICH AND BENEFICIAL INFORMATION SOURCE FOR UNIVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS" H arun Yahya, the well known scientific writer from Turkey, is the scholar who has waged the most effective scientific war against the lie of evolution over the last decade. With scientific facts and sound evi- dence, the author clearly exposes the lie of evolution, which lacks any scien- tific proof, and shows the clear signs and might of God the Almighty, the Lord of all the worlds, known and unknown to man. With their easygoing and fluent style, Harun Yahya’s books that have been translated into Russian are easily understandable by both scholars and lay readers. They are therefore very popular among Russian people. These books further constitute a rich and beneficial source of information for university and high school students. It will be a great success for the fu- ture if these books are included in the educational curricula of schools and academic institu- tions. Maksut Sad›kov Consultant to the Min›ster Doctor of Ph›losoph›cal Sc›ences Moscow Un›vers›ty of Eng›neer›ng 71
  • 65. omplimentary letters to the books of C Harun Yahya Hellen›c Republ›c, The Pr›me M›n›ster Thank you very much for your kind gesture to send me a copy of the book "The Evolution Deceit by Harun Yahya". Jul›an Braz›er, House of Commons, UK Many thanks for the collection of books that you sent me. They look most interesting and I look forward to reading them. Lord W›ll›amson of Horton, House of Lords, UK Thank you for your letter of March 11th and for sending me the book by Harun Yahya. I shall study these with interest. 72
  • 66. Mrs. A.M. Leendertse, Pr›vate Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen and H›s Royal H›ghness Pr›nce Claus of the Netherlands Thank you for your kind letter to Her Majesty the Queen, introducing her to the books Mr. Harun Yahya has written on the Islamic culture. Your thoughtful gesture is appreciated! Manuel J›ménez de Parga y Cabrera, Cha›rman of the Const›tut›onal Court, Spa›n I thank you very much for sending me the book "The Evolution Deceit" by Harun Yahya. D›d›er Reynders, F›nance M›n›ster, Belg›um I have well received your recent mail and I have given my best attention to your remarks on terrorism. I would also like to thank you for send- ing me the book of Harun Yahya entitled "Matter: The Other Name for Illusion." 73
  • 67. Ms Margaret Stagg, Personal Ass›stant to Prof. Crewe, The V›ce-Chancellor of the Un›vers›ty of Essex, UK The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex has safely received your kind gift of three books by Harun Yahya. Professor Crewe has asked me to thank you for this gift to the University and to tell you that the books will be do- nated to the University Library. H›llary Rodham Cl›nton, Un›ted States Senator Thank you for remembering me with your generous gift. The good wishes it conveys are espe- cially meaningful to me, and I ap- preciate your thoughtfulness. Charlton Heston, Academy Awards W›nner Actor I appreciate the effort you took to have the two copies of your book delivered to me: I’ve put THE EVOLUTION DE- CEIT on my reading stack and look forward to it. 74
  • 68. Mar›o Andrea Vattan›, on behalf of G›ovann› Alemanno, M›n›ster of Agr›culture and Forests, Italy I wish to inform you that the Honourable Minister Giovanni Alemanno has received with great pleasure the books sent by you, and has had them forwarded to his closest assistants for reading and analysis. With my most cordial greetings. Fel›pe González, Former Pr›me M›n›ster of the K›ngdom of Spa›n I sincerely thank for the books by Harun Yahya that were sent to me. They allowed me to deepen my knowl- edge of different religions and cultures. E. Benjam›n Nelson, Un›ted States Senator I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for sending me a copy of "Islam Denounces Terrorism." It appears to be a very informative book about the teachings of Islam. I look forward to studying it more fully. 75
  • 69. Dr. T›to Lucrez›o R›zzo, on behalf of the General Secretar›at of the Pres›dency of the Republ›c, Italy The President of the Republic offers his thanks for the publication "The Evolution Deceit" so courteously sent him as a gift. Heartfelt greetings and best wishes on behalf of the Head of State. Sue Paton, Personal Ass›stant (Internat›onal) to Pr›nce El Hassan, Jordan Majl›s El Hassan, Royal Palace, Amman, Jordan His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal has asked me to thank you very much for sending your book Islam Denounces Terrorism. Chr›stal Morehouse, on behalf of Prof. Dr. R›ta Süssmuth, Member of German Parl›ament Thank you for the forwarding of the books of Harun Yahya at Mrs. Professor Dr. Suessmuth, Mdb. 76
  • 70. Tang Leq›, L›brar›an, Sun Yat-Sen Un›vers›ty School of Law, Ch›na On behalf of law school, I have the honor to express our thanks for you to donate four books. Our readers can read these books in our library. I think the books would be useful to our read- ers to understand some views in these books. Dan Burton, Member of Congress, USA Thank you for sending me a copy of, Matter: The Other Name for Illusion. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreci- ated. B›shop George D. McK›nney, Ph.D., D.D. Pastor, USA Thank you kindly for the complementary copy of the book, "The Evolution Deceit", a noteworthy, credible and effective argu- ment in favor of creation and the God to whom all acclaim appropriately belongs. I appreciated the candidness of the au- thor and the clarity in which the facts of creation were presented, for we are His creation and the work of His hands. Thank you again for the book. It will be treasured reading in my personal library. 77
  • 71. Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop, on behalf of Jose Gregor›, M›n›ster of Just›ce, Bras›l With much interest have we received your kind gift, "The Evolution Deceit". Speaking in behalf of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Jose Gregori, we would like to express our deepest appreciation for the book, which is a sign of the fostering of our good and sound cul- tural relations. Pavel F›scher, on behalf of Vaclav Havel, Pres›dent of the Czech Republ›c On behalf of President Vaclav Havel I would like to thank you for your letter dated 10 January 2000 as well as your thoughtful gift of the book "The Evolution Deceit" which we have forwarded to the President’s library. Dr. Ralph Sche›de, D›rector of the M›ddle East and Afr›ca Department, Federal M›n›stry for Fore›gn Affa›rs, Austr›a The Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowl- edges receipt of your letter and books that you were so kind to bring to our attention. We appreciate the differentiation between Islam and fundamentalism you make in your letter and agree with your condemnation of the barbarism of 11 September 2002. 78
  • 72. El›zabeth Cowdell, The Pr›vate Secretary to The Home Secretary, UK The Home Secretary has asked me to thank you for sending him copies of the books Matter, The Other Name for Illusion and Miracles of the Qur’an; it was very kind of you. Dr. Cornel›us Schley, on behalf of Mr. S›egmar Gabr›el, the Pr›me M›n›ster of Lower Saxony, Germany Prime Minister Gabriel has asked me to cordially thank you for sending the three books of the Muslim author Harun Yahya. Chr›st›an Lesk›, on behalf of Rudolf Scharp›ng, German M›n›ster of Defence Thank you very much for your letter dated 23 January 2001 you send to the German Minister of Defence, Rudolf Scharping. It was with great appreciation Mr. Scharping received your letter and the interesting book. "The Evolution Deceit". 79
  • 73. Deanna Maher, on behalf of John Conyers, Member of Congress, USA Your wonderful books, written by Mr. Harun Yahya, that were sent to Congressman John Conyers are much appreciated... Thank you for taking the time to send them... their messages are critically needed at this point in our history. Feder›co Tr›llo-F›gueroa, Defense M›n›ster, Spa›n I appreciate you sending me the interesting scientific book en- titled "Evolution Deceit" Joe W›lson, Member of Congress, USA Thank you very much for your informative books on Islam and especially for your kind let- ter expressing condolences for our recent tragedies. 80
  • 74. She›la Harter, on behalf of Lou›se Slaughter, Member of Congress, USA I am writing on behalf of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter to thank you for the wonderful books you sent to her office. These books will be of great help in providing additional information on terrorism and the Eastern world to the Congresswoman and her staff. Again, your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. Prof. Yur› Chernyshov, Head of the World H›story and Internat›onal Relat›ons Department, Alta› State Un›vers›ty, Russ›a Thanks for the books of Mr. Harun Yahya. We are ready to cooperate in scien- tific work. Colleen Carter, Personal Ass›stant to the V›ce- Chancellor of the Un›vers›ty of Buck›ngham, UK Thank you very much for sending copies of Mr Harun Yahya’s publications. We are very grateful. The books have been passed from Mr Robert Tomkinson to the Vice Chancellor of the University. 81
  • 75. Josep Gall›fa Roca, Academ›c V›cerector and Secretary General, Un›vers›tat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spa›n Thank you for sending me the books Islam Denounces Terrorism, El engano del evolu- cionismo, Matter: the other name for illusion and Pueblos desaparecidos. As a christian catholic I value very much the Harun Yahya work and I share with the au- thor the vision of human being and his rela- tionship with the creator God. I think that materialist ideology as a problem for religion and for humanity. Congratulations for this work, thank you for the books. I will have arguments to communicate that Islam de- nounces terrorism with more grounds that I use to do. I think that this works presents the intellectual basis for helping to un- derstand faith to unbelievers. This is an important and not easy issue for western civilization. Nancy F M›ll›s, Emer›tus Professor, Chancellor, La Trobe Un›vers›ty, Austral›a I write to acknowledge receipt of the four volumes by Mr Harun Yahya for which I thank you. I have made them available to other members of the University who may find them of interest and instructive. I certainly share your sentiments that all wise people from all different religions and cultures should cooper- ate to eradicate terrorism. I wish you well in your endeavours. 82
  • 76. Prof. Ir›na Karapet›ants, The Head of Department Internat›onal Relat›ons, Russ›an State Un›vers›ty for the Human›t›es Russian State University for the Humanities is grateful to you for send- ing us the books by Harun Yahya. These books are very interesting to us be- cause the problem of dialogue between different civilizations are very actually now all over the world. The dialogue be- tween different civilizations is one of base idea of our university. We are truly grateful for you. Dr. Kulman, Head of D›v›s›on, Bavar›an M›n›stry of State, for Sc›ence, Research and Arts, Germany Thank you for your letter of 1 March 2002 and for sending three books published by your publishing house. 83
  • 77. Carlos Garc›a Revenga, on behalf of Pr›ncess Doña Elena and Doña Cr›st›na of Spa›n, Palac›o de la Zarzuela, Spa›n Her Royal Highness the Princess Infanta Doña Elena of Spain and Her Royal Highness the Princess Infanta Doña Cristina of Spain requested me to extend their kind greetings and appre- ciation for sending them the books Islam Denounces Terrorism and Matter: The Other for Name for Illusion by Harun Yahya. M›chael Ancram, House of Commons, UK Thank you for your letter of 11 March, and for the 4 volumes you kindly enclosed: "Islam Denounces Terrorism", "The Evolution Deceit", "Matter: The Other Name for Illusion", and "The Miracles of Qu’ran", all by Harun Yahya. It was kind of you to send them to me and I look forward to reading them. I agree with you that dialogue is more important than ever, and a greater understanding of other reli- gions and civilizations can bring great benefits. 84
  • 78. Dr. Blumauer, Sen›or M›n›ster›al Counsellor, M›n›stery of Inter›or Affa›rs, Austr›a The Federal Ministry of the Interior would like to thank you for your kindness of sending the books "Islam Denounces Terrorism" and "Matter: The Other Name for Illusion", whereby especially the first mentioned work is of great interest within the areas of our own concerns, and its study proved beneficent. The Federal Ministry of the Interior is very eager to prevent the unjustified identification of terrorism with Islam. The enlightening deliberations in the book "Islam Denounces Terrorism" are supply- ing valuable assistance in this regard. Stacy Newman Adm›n›strat›ve Ass›stant to Dr. Col›n Lucas, the V›ce-Chancellor and Prof. Sue Iversen, the Pro-V›ce Chancellor of the Un›vers›ty of Oxford, UK I am writing on behalf of the Vice- Chancellor, Dr. Colin Lucas and our Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sue Iversen to thank you for the copies of the books by Mr. Harun Yahya which you sent to us in March. We were very interested to receive them and appreciate your having thought of sharing them with us. 85
  • 79. Italy - Marco Polo M cal magazine arco Polo is an in- ternational politi- published in Venice, Italy. It is published by a foundation called TRACECA (Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia-A Programme of the European Commission External Relations Directorate- General) This foundation is a European Union plat- form for the organiza- tion of commercial and cultural relations between European countries and Central Asia. The December, 2001, edition of the magazine published Harun Yahya’s arti- cle on terror. 88
  • 80. God calls to the Abode of Peace and He guides whom He wills to a straight path. (Qur'an, 10:25) 89
  • 81. Un›ted K›ngdom - The M›ddle Path T he Middle Path is a monthly magazine that publishes articles on science, faith and politics. Published in the UK, it carries various articles by Harun Yahya. It referred to Harun Yahya on the cover of its December 2000 edition, under the headline "Harun Yahya on Islam and Science." The same edition carried Harun Yahya’s article "In Every Age There Existed An Ignorant Society." In the light of verses from the Qur’an, this article analyzes those ignorant societies that have no knowledge of Islamic morality. 90
  • 82. "Harun Yahya is a well known writer from Istanbul who has written nu- merous books and articles on Islam, which includes the marvels of Allah's creations, the evolution theory, and politics. His articles have been pub- lished, not only in Turkey, but in other countries as well. His study aims to convey the message of the Qur'an, and to encourage people to think on issues such as the existence and the unity of God, and the Hereafter." (The Middle Path , October 2000) Another article that appeared in In "The Expansion of the the October, 2000, edition of The Universe," published in the same Middle Path was "From Caterpillar issue, scientific proof is given of a to Butterfly," which describes the beginning to the universe and its marvelous stages in the metamor- continual expansion. In Harun phosis from caterpillar to the per- Yahya’s book The Creation of the fect shape of a butterfly. The Universe the topics discussed in article also discusses the won- that article are examined in drous proofs of creation in the greater detail, showing that life on lace-like wings of the butterfly and earth emerged as a result of God’s the artistry of their color, shape flawless creation and that it is and symmetry. under His control. 91
  • 83. Un›ted K›ngdom - Impact Internat›onal I mpact International is an independent magazine published in the UK and distributed to more than 100,000 readers in 18 countries including America, Canada, Germany, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. In its May 2001 issue, it pub- lished an article by Harun Yahya entitled "The Kosova- Serbia-Macedonia Triangle," which analyzes the latest de- velopments in the Balkans. May 2001 92
  • 84. In Harun Yahya’s "Common Material, Design and Designer," which appeared in the August 2000 issue of the magazine, the latest develop- ments in the Genome Project were discussed. The following is an ex- tract from the article: "The recent completion of the human gene map within the scope of the Human Genome Project is an important scientific development. However, some results of this project are being distorted in some evo- lutionist publications. It is claimed that the genes of chimpanzees are 98% similar to human genes, and this is presented as an evidence for the claim that apes are close to humans, and therefore, logical ances- tors of humans as claimed by Darwin's theory of evolution. The ar- gument is misleading… The claim of 98% similarity is deceptive. To claim that the genetic make-ups of man and chimpanzee bear 98% similarity to each other the genome of the chimpanzee also has to be mapped just as that of man and the two have to be compared. However no such comparison results are available, because, so far, only the gene of the human has been mapped. No such research for the chimpanzee has been done yet. …Darwinists are distorting the results of the Human Genome Project. Life did not originate as a result of unconscious coincidences as evolution August 2000 claims, but as the result of the creation of Allah, the Almighty, the Owner of infinite knowledge and wisdom." Adnan Oktar writes under the pen name, Harun Yahya. He has published almost 100 titles in Turkish. Some have been translated into English and other lan - guages. (Impact International, August 2000) 93
  • 85. Pak›stan - The Da›ly Jang T he London edition of The Daily Jang news- paper, associated with one of the largest publishing groups in Pakistan, serialized Harun Yahya’s Allah is Known Through Reason in Urdu. April 2, 2001 The Urdu edition of Allah is Known Through Reason 01 March 28, 20 94
  • 86. April 12, 200 1 Various articles by Harun Yahya have been published in The Daily Jang a t v a r i o u s t i m e s . Ap April 9, , 2001 2 April 11, 2 pril 001 April 10, 2 001 001 95
  • 87. USA - Gett›ng Back to Qur'an & The Sunnah A number of Harun Yahya’s articles have appeared in the American monthly magazine Getting Back to Qu’ran and the Sunnah. "The World and the Hereafter," published in the fourth edition, says that God created this world as a temporary place where believers are tested. The article "Solution: Morals of the Qur’an", which appeared in the eighth edition of the magazine, relates that in the Qur’an, there is no discrimination between human beings based on sex or material wealth. A person’s status is determined by his piety and closeness to God. In another edition of the magazine, an article by Harun Yahya enti- tled "The Moral Values of the Qur’an" discussed worshipping God in the best way and the behavior appropriate to a believer. 96
  • 88. USA - Aftab A ftab is the magazine of the New York University Students’ union. It has also published various articles by Harun Yahya. Its December-January, 2001, issue carried an article by Harun Yahya entitled "The Signs in the Heaven and the Earth." This article says that everything, from the smallest piece of matter to the immense galaxies that contain millions of stars, works according to an order, and that this order is under the control of God. In the February-March, 2001, issue of the magazine, an article entitled "The Expansion of the Universe" presented a discussion, based on scientific evidence and ob- servation, of the fact that God created the universe from nothing. The author, Haroon Yahya, has published numerous books and booklets ex- plicitly proving the existence of Allah, emphasizing the marvelous creation of Allah against the materialistic and atheistic ideologies, and of course their most efficient and significant view: the Evolution Theory. Harun Yahya is well known throughout the world and his organization was gracious enough to contribute articles as well as books for our Islamic Center. (Aftab, January 2001) 97
  • 89. Germany - Kaaba K aaba is a magazine read by university students Germany andis circulated throughout in the country, particularly to universities. As well as publishing articles by Harun Yahya, it also runs articles which make use of his works. In its April, 2002, issue it ran Harun Yahya’s article "Islam is Peace" as its cover story. This article provides an in- sight into the concepts of war and jihad in Islam, and maintains that all forms of WHO IS HARUN YAHYA? Adnan Oktar who writes under the Kaaba devoted its October, 2000, pen name Harun Yahya is an ide - issue to the theory of evolution, and alist author who has devoted his distributed the Turkish and English entire life to the communication of editions of The Evolution Deceit to its God's existence and unity, and the readers as a supplement. beauty of the morality of the Qur'an. (Kaaba, October 2000) agic Box Darwin's M
  • 90. barbarism, unnecessary acts of vio- lence and unjust aggression are for- bidden by Islam. Another article in the same issue, titled "The Real Ideological Roots of Terrorism: Darwinism and Materialism," exam- ines the disasters Darwinism has vis- ited on the world and reveals its connection with terrorism, one of the most important global problems in our time. 99
  • 91. Austral›a - Salam S alam is published every two months and is Australia’s largest magazine devoted to the pres- entation of Islam. Almost every issue of this internationally circulated mag- azine contains articles by Harun Yahya: The November-December, 1999, issue contains an article enti- tled "Philosophies that Made the Mistake of Denying Allah," which dis- cusses those scientists who deny the existence of God even though they have closely observed the clear evidence for it; The May-June, 2000, 100
  • 92. issue contained an article entitled "A New World," in which some prejudices with regard to religion are dealt with. It says that religion is not only the concern of the elderly, but of the whole of society and that when man comes to know God, Who created him, he will be saved from the false idea that religion is to be avoided; The July- August, 2000, issue carries an article called "Pondering on the Qur’an;" The September-October, 2000, issue published an article en- titled "Darwinists are distorting the results of the Human Genome Project: THE APE-MAN SIMILARITY IS A TALE!". This article shows clearly that human beings did not evolve from apes but were created 101
  • 93. by God. The article " A Living Planet," in the January-February, 2001, issue, demonstrated that God created the world in a per- fect balance so that human beings could live in it most com- fortably; The March-April issue ran an article entitled "Why Does Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Contradict With Religion?" and the September-October 2001 issue carried the article "The Real Ideological Root of Terrorism: DARWINISM AND MATERI- ALISM". Samples of ar- ticles by Harun Yahya that have appeared in this magazine can be seen below. 102
  • 94. Portugal - Al Furqan A foundation called Al Furqan that operates in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, serialized Harun Yahya’s Perished Nations in Portuguese in its magazine. This magazine follows this author’s work carefully, and also publishes his articles dealing with evolu- tion. March-April 1999 May - June 1999 July - August1999 September- October 1999 January- February 2000 Perished Nations seen above in Portuguese ran to 6 editions in Turkish and 4 editions in English. The book has also been published in German, Spanish, Russian, and French and be - came highly popular in the countries concerned.
  • 95. Ind›a - Islam›c Vo›ce I slamic Voice is a monthly publication in India. In its September, 2000, issue an article by Harun Yahya, "The Obvious Signs in the Lake of Lut," appeared in the "Qur’an and Science" section. This arti- cle examines, in the light of archaeological evidence, how the people of Lut were destroyed. In the July, 2001, issue, Harun Yahya’s "Miracles in the Eye" appeared. Articles by this author are published regularly in this magazine. 104
  • 96. Pak›stan - Rena›ssance H arun Yahya’s "Pondering on the Qur’an" appeared in the September, 2000, issue of this English-language magazine published in Pakistan. Below is an extract from that article: "Therefore, what is needed in the first place is to correct the wrong point of view about the Qur'an and make people understand that the Qur'an is not a book which is addressed only to the Prophet (sws) but to all people who consider themselves Muslims. Any person who ut- ters this statement: "I'm a Muslim, alhamdulillah" must read the Qur'an and try to understand the meaning of the verses. In the Qur'an, the importance of learning verses and reciting them are especially em- phasized. ...Some people believe that the Qur'an addresses only Muslims of the 7th century and some others think that only a small part of the verses addresses people other than the Muslims of the 7th century. A person having such an approach gets satisfied with reading the Qur'an and thinks he fulfils his religious duties by doing so. However, this is not only a matter of learning what is inside of the Qur'an, but also put- ting them into practice, fulfilling the duties ordered in the Qur'an, adapting moral standards explained in the Qur'an; briefly, bringing the Qur'an into one's own everyday life." 105
  • 97. Pak›stan - Albalagh T he August, 1999, issue of the monthly magazine Albalagh, pub- lished in Pakistan, carried Harun Yahya’s article "Hell." Here is a paragraph from that article: "As many beauties and blessings there are in Paradise, that much ug- liness and torment Hell is full with. Those who have denied Allah as their Creator are punished with an endless penalty in Hell. ...The com- mon characteristic of the unbelievers who deserve Hell is their rejec- tion when they have been invited to religion." The March, 2000, issue published Harun Yahya’s "The Expansion of the Universe," and in the April, 2000, issue an article entitled "About the Rain" appeared. This article uses scientific discoveries and relevant verses from the Qur’an to show that every year the same amount of rain falls on the earth and that the stages in the formation of rain correspond to the Qur’an. "Past Civilizations," serialized in the May and June, 2000, issues gives an account of some of the destructive events suffered by 106
  • 98. Mr. Adnan Oktar writing under the pen name of Harun Yahya is a well known writer from Istanbul. He has written a number of books conveying the message of the Qur'an in the light of contemporary knowledge. His books "Evolution Deceit," "Perished Nations" and "Allah Is Known Through Reason" are irrefutable documents against materialistic theories… His approach is scientific, simple and straight forward. ( Albalagh , April 2000) those who denied God and ascribed partners to Him. An article by Harun Yahya entitled "Righteous Deeds" appeared in the August, 2000, issue. With reference to the Qur’an, the article maintains that believ- ers must do righteous deeds. In the September, 2000, issue, the article "Pondering" led readers to ponder on the proofs of God’s existence in the universe. An article de- scribing human creation, "The Mechanisms in our Body," appeared in the February, 2001, issue. 107
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  • 100. Malays›a - Magaz›ne F›trah ‹ngiltere - The M›ddle M agazine Fitrah is a monthly magazine published in English by a founda- tion called Persatuan Darul Fitrah. In its December, 1999, issue Harun Yahya’s article entitled "The Migration of Birds, A Sign from God" appeared. Presentation by Bro. Harun Yahya respected and prolific author from Istanbul, Turkey. Wrote more than 90 books on faith topics, Science, po- litical issues, the collapse of the evolution theory, and anti-masonic books. (Magazine Fitrah, December 1999) 109
  • 101. South Afr›ca - Al Haad› T he magazine, published every four months, also carried Harun Yahya’s "The Fallacy of Evolution." Here is the introductory passage to the article written by the editor of the magazine: "Allah Ta'ala created the first human being, Hazrath Adam (A.S.), from sand. This was the beginning of human species. The Qur'an has de- clared this in several places. However, western scientists are still at pains to try and prove that their forefather was an ape. In their quest to fool others into believing the fallacy of evolution, they resort to the most deceptive means." March 2001 Extracted from The Evolution Deceit by Harun Yahya. 110
  • 102. Greece - Hur Hakka Davet H ur Hakka Davet is a magazine published in Turkish in the Western Thrace area of Greece. In its February, 2001, issue, it carried an article titled "The Atmosphere-The Protected Roof of the Earth." The July, 2001, issue ran the article "Religion Encourages Science." This article illustrates how scien- tific discoveries reveal the won- ders of God’s creation. rotected here: The P Religion En The Atmosp courages Science Earth Roof of the 111
  • 103. Netherlands - Platform T his Turkish-language magazine published in Holland devotes considerable space every month to ar- ticles by Harun Yahya. Blind Archit ects: Termite 001 s March 15, 2 1 5, 200 May 1 the Created Earth d Who on the It is Go lance Heat Ba Perfect 112
  • 104. Scientific Miracles of the Qur'an September 15, 2000 September 15, 2000 Harun Yahya's scientific articles are regularly published in Platform magazine. The Miracle of Seed April 13, 2001 The Perfect Design in Water June 15, 2001 113
  • 105. Kenya - Iqra Islam›c Journal uary 2002 June - Octo 2001 - Febr ber 2001 November I qra - The Islamic Journalis published every four months in Kenya. In the June-October, 2001, issue Harun Yahya’s ar- ticle "A Living Planet: The Earth" appeared in it. Below is an excerpt from that article: "The 77% of nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% of carbon dioxide as well as other gasses readily available in the atmosphere represent the ideal figures necessary for the survival of living beings. Oxygen, a gas that is vital for living beings, helps food to be burned and converted into energy in our bodies. If the oxygen quantity in the atmosphere were greater than 21%, the cells in our body would soon start to suffer great damages. The vegetation and hydrocarbon molecules needed for life would 114
  • 106. also be destroyed. If this quantity were less, then this would cause difficulties in our respiration, and the food we eat would not be converted into energy. Therefore, the 21% of oxygen in the atmosphere is the most ideal quantity determined for life." In the November 2001 - February 2002 edition of the journal, a review of Harun Yahya’s The Creation of the Universe was pub- lished. That review said: "In this world of modern science where old beliefs and values are fast eroding, Harun Yahya's book is like a textbook. A must for all our boys and girls who today are seeking knowledge all over the world and being indoctrinated into the scientific world where Allah does not exist." 115
  • 107. USA - Iqra I qra is the magazine of the South Bay Islamic Organization (SBIA) in San Jose, California, a non-profit organization ded- icated to weaving the universal teachings of Islam into the fabric of American society. Harun Yahya’s article published in the April, 2002, issue of the magazine was titled "In Every Age There Existed an Ignorant Society". An extract from the article reads: From the time man was created, there have always been two distinct societies: the ignorant society and the community of believers. All those who fail to observe the limits set by religion, constitute the ig- norant society. Despite discrepancies in beliefs, thoughts and ways of living, one fundamental rationale lays the groundwork for the life of all ignorant societies: not to adhere to true religion. Harun Yahya is a regular contributor of this magazine. 116
  • 108. USA- M›rror Internat›onal M irror International is a message-oriented weekly newspaper published from New York. 40,000 copies are distributed every week in more than 115 cities in the US and Canada. It aims to encourage Muslims to interact with American society and politics, and to provide intellectual inter- action with the non-Muslim elite and masses alike. Harun Yahya’s articles published in this newspaper address faith-related and political topics. The article titled "Evaluating Everything From the Point of View of the Qur’an" maintains that everything takes place in accordance with the destiny Allah has determined, and that therefore everything has a purpose. What believers should do, according to the author, is to interpret each event in the light of the Qur’an and react in the way the Qur’an prescribes. 117
  • 109. S›ngapore - The Musl›ms' d›gest T he Muslims’ Digest is a monthly magazine of social topics that concern Muslims. This English-language magazine deepens its readers’ awareness of questions concerning belief and science by publishing articles by Harun Yahya on these issues. In its May, 2000, issue it carried Harun Yahya’s "Never Plead Ignorance About the Apparent Existence of Allaah," which says that when a person looks at the world he finds God in every detail, and that God holds everything under His con- August 1999 trol; He is aware of everything and He has made human beings aware of His existence through the perfection of His creation. In another issue of The Muslims’ Digest (left), the arti- cle "Cities Turned Upside Down" discusses the various ways in which those soci- eties that acted arrogantly towards God were de- stroyed. The article "The Design in Water" describes how water was specifically created for human life; "The Disaster of Pompeii" 118
  • 110. September 2000 August 2000 discusses the destruction of the city of Pompeii in Italy in AD 79, and "Scientists Confirm the Signs of Allah" discusses scientists who have become believers after examining the clear proofs of the existence of God. September May 1999 1999 119
  • 111. Poland - The Musl›m world rev›ew I n the April, 1999, issue of this magazine, an article was car- ried entitled "Co-operation Between Animals and Plants," which discussed the life that plants and animals have in common. Here is an extract from that article: "..One good example is the pitcher plant (Nepenthes bicalcarata) that grows in Eastern India. This plant, that is exactly in the shape of carafe, houses ant colonies in its body. It feeds on insects by seiz- ing the ones that perch on it, captures them and in the end digests them. On the other hand, the guest ants have privilege for this car- nivorous plant. The pitcher plant ignores the existence of ants in an incomprehensible manner. Truly the ants and the plant have a deal with each other for their mutual benefit. The ants are under the threat of being eaten by the plant, nevertheless they have gained a home for themselves. On the other hand, the plant leaves remnants of some tissues and insects for the ants and in return, it gains the right to get protected from its enemies by the ants. This example defines the main features of symbiosis between the ants and the plant. The anatomy and physiological structures of the ants and the plant hosting them are so designed as to provide a mutual relationship. However the evolutionists claim that such relationship gradually became wide- spread in millions of years, assuming an obvious illogical thesis that two living beings lacking intelligence made an agreement and planned such 'mutual benefit' system-somehow." In one of its issues, the magazine presented the author Harun Yahya with an article titled "Who is Adnan Oktar?"
  • 112. Indones›a - D›alog jumat D ialog Jumat is published on Fridays as a supplement to Indonesia’s largest newspaper, Republika. The articles by Harun Yahya published in that supplement dealt with the miraculous aspects of the life of ants and plants. 121
  • 113. Un›ted K›ngdom - D›scourse D iscourse magazine is pub- lished monthly in Britain. In the April, 2001, issue Harun Yahya’s arti- cle "Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: Contradiction with Religion" was run as the cover story. This article discusses the misconception of evolution, and how it contradicts religion. People who be- lieve in God are warned against the dan- gerous implications of this theory. Harun Yahya’s article published in the May, 2002, issue, was titled "The Only Solution to Moral Degeneration: The Values of the Qur’an." Articles by the author are regu- larly published in this magazine.
  • 114. Netherlands - Euro Huzur E uro Huzur is a monthly Turkish-language social, news and cultural magazine pub- lished in Holland and distributed in other European countries as well. Harun Yahya’s article "The Wonder of Creation" was published in the March, 2001, issue. The magazine reg- ularly publishes articles by the au- thor. It is God Who Created the Perfect Heat Balanc e on the Earth Refutes Embryology The Creatio the Lie of Evolution n of Man 123
  • 115. USA - Musl›m Observer T he Muslim Observeris a weekly publication to which Harun Yahya contributes articles. One of these was an article called "Superiority Comes From Character, Not Blood." Some of his other ar- ticles that have appeared in this newspaper can be seen below. 21 September 2001 22 June 2001 01 15 June 20 124
  • 116. Un›ted K›ngdom - Aagah› It is He who sends down abun- It is He who sends down abun- dant rain, after they have lost all dant rain, after they have lost all hope, and unfolds His mercy. He is hope, and unfolds His mercy. He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy. the Protector, the Praiseworthy. (Qur'an, 42:28) (Qur'an, 42:28) 1 April 200 1 A agahi is a maga- zine published in Britain in Urdu and regularly publishes articles by Harun Yahya. One of these articles was "Rain in the Qur’an." This article shows that some of the facts revealed in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago, such as that a specific amount of rain falls every year and how it is formed, have just come to light with recent scientific discoveries. The article also examines further ex- citing facts of creation. 125
  • 117. We have appointed the sacrifi- cial camels for you as one of the sacred rites of God. There is good in them for you… (Qur'an, 22:36) 23, 2001 September Morocco - Attajd›d T he weekly journal Attajdid is published in Morocco in Arabic, and has carried several articles by Harun Yahya. One of these articles is about the camel, which is referred to in the Qur’an. This article considers the physi- cal design of this animal, that can endure the most difficult of con- ditions. 126
  • 118. Italy - Il Messaggero Dell'Islam I n the last issue of Il Messaggero Dell’Islam, published quarterly in Italy, considerable space was devoted to the Italian translation of Harun Yahya’s The Evolution Deceit. Excerpts from the author’s works on evolution were also published. March 2001
  • 119. Alban›a - Fam›lja I n the magazine Familja, published in the Albanian capital Tirana, regularly carries articles by Harun Yahya. One of the Harun Yahya articles published in this magazine describes the transi- tory nature of life in this world: "...Mortality is surely a grave topic to ponder. Until this moment in his life, it may well be that the person is unaware of the significance of this reality. But it is never too late to repent to Allah, and to re- orient all one's deeds and the conduct of one's life in submission to the will of Allah. Life is short; the human soul is eternal. During this short period, one should not allow temporary passions to control one. A person should resist temptation and keep himself away from everything that will strengthen his bonds to this world. It is surely unwise to neglect the next world just for the sake of the temporary joys of this one...." July 2001 128
  • 120. Netherlands - Ek›n M any of Harun Yahya’s scientific articles have appeared in the Turkish-language monthly magazine Ekin, published in Holland. Some of these are given below. of Man The Genetic Code Octobe September 2000 r 2000 January 2001 129
  • 121. Netherlands - Kuzey Y›ld›z› T he monthly magazine of political ideas, Kuzey Yildizi is published in Holland and distributed throughout sev- eral European countries. Harun Yahya’s political articles appear in it regularly every month. Will Milosevic Disc lose His Dark Rela tions? 130
  • 122. USA - The Messenger T 9 he Messenger, which is published by a foundation operating in Hawaii called the Islamic Information Center, prints arti- cles by Harun January 19, 199 Yahya dealing with the moral teaching of the Qur’an. Below is one of these articles en- titled "Devoted to Allah". 131
  • 123. Indones›a - MQ Tablo›d M Q Tabloid magazine, which is published in the city of Bandung, Indonesia by a well-known foundation called Daarut Tauhiib and has a circulation of about 15,000, regularly carries articles in Indonesian by Harun Yahya on matters of faith and science. The bi-monthly MQ Jurnal, which is owned by the same group of pub- lishers, also runs many of the author’s articles. 132
  • 124. October 200 1 Italy - Encounter E ncounter is the publica- tion of the Arab-Islamic Studies Foundation, which is con- nected to the Vatican. It devotes each issue to a single article. For example, the October, 2001, issue of the magazine was devoted to an 18-page extract from Harun Yahya’s book Timelessness and the Reality of Fate. 133
  • 125. Sr› Lanka - The Cho›ce T he Muslim Students’ Association, a foun- dation that operates in Sri Lanka, regu- larly publishes political articles by Harun Yahya in its magazine The Choice. , 1999 January 19 134
  • 126. Canada - The M›racle W ritings by Harun Yahya regularly appear in The Miracle, one of Canada’s most respected publications. This paper is published every fortnight and contains articles about faith, politics and science. In the introduction to his first article published in the magazine, the editor introduces the author in these words: Harun Yahya is a world-renowned Muslim scholar from Turkey. It is a pleasure for The Miracle to have him as our guest writer. 17-30 August 20 01 135
  • 127. USA - The Amana Vo›ce T he Amana Voice, which is published by the "The American Muslim Association of North America," regularly prints parti- cles by Harun Yahya on topics of faith. September 2001 136
  • 128. Germany - AkIt Da›ly Europe Ed›t›on T he European edition of Akit Daily makes use in its articles of several of Harun Yahya’s books on matters of science, faith and politics. These articles, which are published in German, stimulate great interest in its readers. October 10, 200 1 001 September 13, 2 September 18, 200 August 29, 2001 1 137
  • 129. Pak›stan - Global Sc›ence lobal Science is a monthly G science magazine in Urdu. Harun Yahya’s scientific articles are regularly printed in this maga- zine that addresses itself to a seri- ous academic audience and publishes articles in the fields of medicine and engineering. 138
  • 130. Bahra›n - Bahra›n Tr›bune December 3, 2001 T he daily newspaper the Bahrain Tribune is published in Bahrain but also widely distributed in the Middle East, Europe, America and Australia. Every Friday a whole page, the Islamic Tribune, is devoted to Islam. Every week it prints one of Harun Yahya’s books in serial form. During Ramadan, Harun Yahya’s articles ap- peared in this newspaper every day. 139
  • 131. USA - Al Arab A l Arab is a weekly newspaper published in the US. It is a bi-lingual newspaper in English and Arabic that prints scientific articles. December ecem 20, 2001 0, 2 December ber 27, 2001 001 140
  • 132. USA - The R›s›ng Star T he Rising Star, published in English in the US, has a circula- tion of about 9,000. It appears every two months and is dis- tributed in several US states. The magazine usually deals with national and international topics, and frequently prints Harun Yahya’s articles on scientific issues. November 2001 141
  • 133. USA - Aal›m A alim (The Scholar) is the quarterly publication of the Islamic Research Foundation International, located in Lousville, Kentucy. The purpose of this foundation is to promote the intellectual growth of the Muslim world. Harun Yahya’s article "The Expansion of the Universe" was published in the Fall, 2001, issue of Aalim. 142
  • 134. USA - Al manassah A l Manassah is a bi-weekly newspaper with a circu- lation of 20,000 published in Arabic and English. The newspaper is based in New Jersey and is distributed throughout the USA, as well as the Middle East. Harun Yahya’s article "Islam is not the Source of Terrorism, but Its Solution," published in the first January, 2002, issue of the newspaper, ex- plains that the source of terrorism is definitely not a divine religion, and that there is no room for terror- ism in Islam. 143
  • 135. USA - Al Jumuah A l-Jumuah Magazine is a monthly, English-lan- guage based, full-color Islamic maga- zine that has been published since 1991. It has a readership of over 15,000, that includes a paid circulation throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, the Middle East, and part of Africa. In addition, it has reseller dis- tribution and reading-room placement in public librarires, schools, universi- ties, Islamic schools, and Islamic centers. Al-Jumuah Magazine’s focus is to provide Islamic knowledge based on the Qur’an and Sunnah for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Harun Yahya’s articles, which are regularly published in this magazine, one of the most popular Islamic magazines in the USA, give an insight into science and faith related issues with quotes from the Qur’an and the Hadith of the Prophet. One article published in this April/May 200 2 magazine titled "Communicating Wonders of Allah’s Creation" reads: It is exceedingly important that true be- lievers should be on their guard against trends of thought that oppose Allah and religion. The duty of a Muslim in the face of Darwinism is to destroy that great lie and to proclaim the truth of creation. When we look at the life of Allah's 144
  • 136. Messenger, in whom there is "an excellent model for believers" (Surat al- Ahzab: 21), we see that he often thought about the glory of Allah's cre- ation and shared his contemplations with the believers around him. We learn from ahadiths of Allah's Messenger (saas) that he "stood up amongst the believers for a long period and informed them about the be- ginning of creation" (Sahih Bukhari, Book 54, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 414) So, a great and important respon- sibility falls to people of good conscience to wage a scientific fight and make a great effort to do away with the Darwinist, materialist thought that op- poses the Qur'an. May/June 200 2 June/July 2002
  • 137. USA - The Arab World T Newspaper, he Arab World pub- lished in California, reaches every Arabic-speaking home and business in California and some other major states in the US. The weekly newspaper has a circu- lation as high as 30,000 and strives to deliver the latest news in Arab countries. Harun Yahya is a regular contributor to this newspaper, which employs the best writers from the Middle East. His articles pub- lished in this publication cover subjects ranging from political issues to faith-related topics. March, 8, 2002 2002 y, 25, Januar , 2002 February, 1 Mar Febr uary ch, 1 , 8, , 200 200 2 2 146
  • 138. Saud› Arab›a - Al-Daawah A l-Daawah, a weekly publication de- voted to Islamic and social affairs, is published in Saudi Arabia and distributed across the world, including Saudi Arabia, other Arab states, the United Kingdom, France, the USA, Canada and other countries. This at- tractively pre- sented magazine has been making enormous efforts to pre- sent Islam in the best possible manner for 11 years. Harun Yahya’s scientific articles in this magazine contribute to this aim by opening the reader’s mind and showing him the glorious artistry in God’s cre- ation. One article says: Water is "just right" for life to a de- gree that cannot be compared with any other liquid. The larger part of this planet, a world whose other attributes (temperature, light, electromagnetic spectrum, atmosphere, surface, etc.) are all suitable for life, has been filled with just the right amount of water necessary for life. It should be obvious that this cannot all be accidental and that there must instead be intentional design. 147
  • 139. USA - Al-Akhbar A l-Akhbar, an Arab- American publica- tion published by the Arab Information & Communication (AIC) located in California, regu- larly carries articles by Harun Yahya. Those carried in this news- paper elaborate on scientific sub- jects such as the perfect order in the universe and God’s artistry in creation. 148
  • 140. USA - Ar›zona Musl›m Vo›ce And He (God) has made And He (God) has made everything in the heavens and everything in the heavens and everything on the earth subservient to everything on the earth subservient to you. It is all from Him. There are cer- you. It is all from Him. There are cer- tainly signs in that for people tainly signs in that for people who reflect.(Qur’an, 45: 13) who reflect.(Qur’an, 45: 13) A rizona Muslim Voice monthly newspaper serv- is a ing the Arizona Muslim community. Harun Yahya’s articles published in this newspaper aim to raise readers’ awareness of the wonders of God, thus helping them to under- stand more of His great- ness and grace and to turn to Him. 149
  • 141. Italy - Il Puro Islam I l Puro Islam, one of the leading Islamic journals in Italy, is pub- lished by the Islamic Association of Ahl-al- Bayt (Associazione Islamica ’Ahl-al-Bayt’) in Naples. The magazine published a review of the Italian version of The Evolution Deceit (L’Inganno Dell’ Evoluzione) which reads: "The author demonstrates that the advo- cates of the materialism have always sup- ported the idea of evolution even if this theory has been refuted by scientific facts. Contrar y the views of evolutionists, the book proves with evidence that life has been made possible thanks to the Creator. The signs of an extraordinary wisdom are visible in all living beings, which evidently reveal the existence of a Creator in whose hands is the gov- ernment of the entire universe." The magazine also publishes various articles by Harun Yahya in Italian on a regular basis. 150
  • 142. Japan - The Journal Of Islam›c Gu›dance T he Journal of Islamic Guidance (al-Irshaad) is a scholarly jour- nal published twice a year, in June and December. As its title indicates, the jour- nal aims to provide general Islamic guid- ance. It is published by the Islamic Guidance Society based in Japan, which plays an important role in the accep- tance of Islam in Japan. The journal in- cludes papers and essays in English, Japanese, French and Arabic from schol- ars inside and outside the archipelago. Harun Yahya’s essay titled "Darwinism: The Source of Communist Savagery," pub- lished in the December, 2001, issue of the journal, gives a comprehensive overview of the relationship between Darwinism and communism and describes how this evil alliance inflicted terrible dis- asters on humanity in the 20th century. 151
  • 143. South Afr›ca - The Musl›m Voman T he Muslim Woman, published in South Africa is a magazine covering social issues related to Muslim women. Harun Yahya, who is a regular contributor to this magazine, publishes articles on faith-re- lated issues in it. His article "Pondering on the Qur’an" states: In most of the countries where Muslims are the minority and Arabic is not the spoken lan- guage, only a small percentage of people know the content of the Qur'an and ponder on the Qur'an as required. As a result, people who are ignorant of the real mes- sage of the Qur'an attribute dif- ferent meanings to it. Many people believe some traditions to have their origin from the Qur'an, although they may be contradictory to the very na- ture of the Quranic message. 152
  • 144. Guyana - The Musl›m Journal T he Muslim Journal is published on a quarterly basis by The Muslim Youth League of Guyana. Its aim is to increase the Islamic knowledge of Guyanese Muslims, to bring them news about the world of Islam and to keep Guyanese people overseas well informed about Muslim affairs in Guyana. The Muslim Journal reaches over 30 countries worldwide, and is the only Islamic Magazine in Guyana. Harun Yahya’s article "Superiority Comes From Character, not Race" published in the Oct/Nov., 2001, issue of the magazine states that "all human beings are created the same and in Allah’s sight, the only supe- riority is a person’s character, his avoiding all types of sin and rebel- lion, degeneracy, and deviation and the superior morality deriving from his piety." Harun Yahya is a pen name used by Adnan Oktar, a prominent Turkish intellectual born in 1956. Oktar started his intellec - tual struggle in 1979 at Mimar Sinan University's Academy of Fine Arts, where he carried out de - tailed research into the prevalent materialistic philosophies and ideolo - gies around him. His dedi - cated intellectual effort against Darwinism and materialism has grown out to be a worldwide phe - nomenon. 153
  • 145. Kazakhstan - D›l D il is a weekly newspaper published in the Kazakh language. Harun Yahya’s article pub- lished in this newspaper on May 3, 2002, is about Noah’s flood and the way it is described in the Qur’an. 154
  • 146. Russ›a - Turk›sh World T urkish World is a monthly journal published in Russian. The purpose of the journal is to keep the Turkish community in Russia informed about the Turkish world and about Islamic activities taking place in Russia. Harun Yahya is a regular contributor with his articles in Russian. Articles by him that the journal has published in- clude "Islam Denounces Terrorism," "Perished Nations," and "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution". 155
  • 147. Kazakhstan - Almaty Herald A lmaty Herald is a weekly English-language newspaper in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It focuses on global events and a wide range of political and economic issues. The following article by Harun Yahya published by the newspaper talks about the clear signs of God’s existence in the universe and how discovering these signs make scientists turn to God. An extract from the article reads: The attributes of the universe discovered by science point to the exis- tence of God. Science leads us to the conclusion that the universe has a Creator and this Creator is perfect in might, wisdom and knowledge. It is religion that shows us the way in knowing God. It is therefore possi- ble to say that science is a method we use to better see and investigate the realities addressed by religion. In the same issue, the newspaper also gave detailed information about the author and other activities inspired by his works. 156
  • 148. Kazakhstan - The World of Islam T he World of Islam is a bi- monthly Kazakh-language jour- nal. It includes news from the world of Islam, as well as stories on faith related issues and activities carried out by the Muslims in Kazakhstan. Harun Yahya’s articles published in this magazine fea- ture the peaceful nature of Islam and emphasize that there is no room for ter- rorism in Islam. The journal also pub- lished a short biography of the author under the title "Who is Harun Yahya?" 157
  • 149. Kazakhstan - Juld›z J uldiz, another journal in Kazakh, is one of the leading magazines of Kazakhstan. Harun Yahya’s article, published in the February, 2002, issue, is about the life of the Prophet Abraham. One part of the article reads: The prophet Ibrahim is often referred to in the Qur'an and is distinguished by God as an example to people. He conveyed the mes- sage of Allah to his people who worshipped ideols and he warned them so that they might fear God. His people did not listen to his warnings but, on the contrary, opposed him. When the oppression of his people increased, Ibrahim had to move elsewhere with his wife, the prophet Lut and possibly a few other people who went with them. 158
  • 150. Kazakhstan - Ruhan› Omur R uhani Omur is a bi-weekly publication in Kazakh on his- torical, scientific and religious subjects. Harun Yahya’s ar- ticle in the February, 2002, issue was about the creation of the uni- verse. Another article published in July was about the miracles of creation. 159
  • 151. Tatarstan - Islam and L›fe I slam and Life magazine deals with scientific and faith related subjects. Harun Yahya’s article titled "Scientists are Turning to God" establishes that many noted scientists, such as Einstein, Newton and Galileo, who were pioneers of science, believed as a result of their observations and research that the universe was created and ordered by God and is governed under His control. Harun Yahya’s article "The Noah Flood" gives some interesting facts about the flood, which caused the people of Noah to drown. 160
  • 152. Tatarstan - Novost› N ovosti is a monthly newspaper that aims to keep the Tatars in the Russian Federation informed about political and cultural matters. It was established in 1993 and has been pub- lishing Harun Yahya's articles regularly. Harun Yahya's articles pub- lished in this newspaper deal with the fallacy of the idea of evolution, the refutation of the basic claims of Darwinism, the signs of creation in living things and the basic tenets of Islam. 161
  • 153. M edia Coverage The works of Harun Yahya, written to expose the fallacy of the the- ory of evolution, have attracted great attention in the foreign press, and press organizations have devoted a lot of space to them. Some have printed lectures and books showing how 20th century science has invalidated the theory, and others have devoted space to reviews of these books in order to inform their readers that there is no such process as evolution. 164
  • 154. USA - Sc›ence T he influence of Harun Yahya’s books on evolution, and es- pecially his internationally renowned The Evolution Deceit, is reflected in the well-known scientific evolutionary maga- zine Science. In an article in the May 18 edition by Robert Koenig, entitled "Creationism Takes Root Where Europe, Asia Meet," the author gives a lengthy account of Harun Yahya’s struggle against the deception of the theory of evolution, the international success of his book The Evolution Deceit and of the defeat of evolutionists in Turkey. The article emphasizes that this broad academic en- deavor-"One of the world’s strongest anti-evolution movements outside North America"-aims to cause the collapse of the theory of evolution on the scientific front, and that it is making inroads in other Muslim countries. Another topic dealt with in this article is the international success of The Evolution Deceit. It says that some evolutionist scientists in Turkey complain that "books by Harun Yahya such as The Evolution Deceit have become more influential than textbooks in certain parts of Turkey". In the article, the concerns of Turkish evolution- ists are expressed in these words "…Many evolutionist scientists fear they are losing ground to creationists in public opinion". " C r e a t i n g a s t i r – B o o k s l i k e The Evolution Deceit appear to be gain - ing readership." 165
  • 155. USA - NCSE Reports N CSE Reports is a magazine published by an education cen- ter named The National Center for Science Education based in Berkeley, California. This magazine is supported by the American Academy of Scientists, and despite the fact that the group is essentially evolutionist, the November-December, 1999, issue was de- voted to the works of Harun Yahya dealing with the collapse of the the- ory of evolution. The cover bears the title, "Islamic Creationism in Turkey" and gives this introduction: "... Most representative is Harun Yahya’s text The Evolution Deceit. The book comes in 2 version - a large, attractive 370-page volume no- table for its many full-color illustrations and slick appearance (Yah- ya 1997) and an abridged 128-page booklet with fewer illustrations, which was widely distributed free of charge to the public (Yahya 1998)… Observing the awesome and orderly aspects of nature - the heavens and the stability of the earth, lightning and rain, useful plant and fruits, and so on - prompts common sense to conclude that all this must be designed for a purpose (13 Ar-Rad 2, 3; 30 Ar-Rum 20-27)..." WHO IS HARUN YAHYA? Adnan Oktar, using the pen-name "Harun Yahya" devoted his life to explaining the existence and the unity of Allah and the magnificence of the morals of the Qur'an. He spent all his life serving for this purpose from his early ages. He has never given up against the difficulties he faced. The biography states that Oktar entered university in 1979 and has au - thored over 100 books since 1986 – a remarkable output indeed for a single person.
  • 156. Un›ted K›ngdom - New Sc›ent›st T he April 22, 2001, issue of the world-renowned magazine New Scientist investigated creationist movements throughout the world and offered this interpretation of Harun Yahya and his books: "Harun Yahya is an international hero. His books have spread every- where in the Islamic world. He has developed his own Islamic cre- ationism." In this article, Harun Yahya is referred to as "an international hero". 167
  • 157. USA - W.W.Norton & Company D arwin, a book edited by Philip Appleman, a distin- guished professor emeritus at Indiana University, and published by W.W. Norton & Company, one of the leading publishers in the USA, included an extract from Harun Yahya’s The Evolution Deceit under the title Islamic Creationism. The book in- cludes essays by and extracts from vari- ous scholars and professionals for and against the theory of evolution. Harun Yahya’s essay published in this book fo- cuses on the anti-religionist aspect of the theory of evolution and how it was used as a master card in each war waged against religion after Darwin. 168
  • 158. Yugoslav›a - Hor›zont H orizont is a cre- ationist maga- zine published in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Published in Serbian, it carried in its April, 2002, issue a review of the book For Men of Understanding by Harun Yahya and the documentary film The Fact of Creation based on Harun Yahya’s works. These works are cur- rently being prepared in Serbo-Croat and will be re- leased in Yugoslavia soon. 169
  • 159. Un›ted K›ngdom - Crescent Internat›onal C rescent International is a newspaper published every fortnight from its headquarters in London. It is also distributed in Nigeria, Canada, South Africa and Pakistan. On the book review page of the 16-31 March, 2000, issue Harun Yahya’s The Truth of the Life of This World was discussed. The review by Imtiaz Adam, the editor of the magazine, reads: In this fascinating book, Harun Yahya has written a remarkable and extremely effective reminder of "the truth of the life of this world". Throughout, the text is clear and readable and the marshalling and use of Qur'anic ayaat ex- tremely effective. The book is su- perbly presented, with numerous full-colour photographs, illustra- tions and diagrams, beautifully designed. This book is one of the very few that is likely to be con- vincing to skeptical readers steeped in western propaganda, be they Muslim or non-Muslim. That alone is a very consider- able achievement. In the 1-15 April, 2000, issue a reader sent an e-mail concerning the book to the "Letters to the Editor" page, which can be seen opposite. The 16-30 September, 170
  • 160. 2000, issue of the newspaper pub- lished a review of Harun Yahya’s book The Miracle of the Ant. The 1-15 July, 2001, issue of Crescent International introduced its readers to Harun Yahya’s book The Evolution Deceit, that has provoked such great interest throughout the world. The review stated: Harun Yahya's Evolution Deceit is a scientific, intellectual and aca- demic deathblow to the modern theory of evolution... The book is thoroughly researched and solidly scientific. The dogmatic defenders of falsehood, however, will find it difficult or impossible to digest. 171
  • 161. Un›ted K›ngdom - The Musl›m World Book Rev›ew T he Muslim World Book Review is a quar- terly publication of the Foundation. The Muslim World Book Review aims Islamic to present the Muslim viewpoint on books and is- sues which concern Islam and Muslims. This re- view journal aspires to inform and stimulate lay readers and scholars alike through detailed crit- ical reviews, brief introductions and select bib- liographies on recent and contemporary publications. It has published reviews of various books by Harun Yahya. The review of The Evolution Deceit by Maryam Jameelah, the American essayist and journalist, reads: Scientifically, with appropriate illustrations, the author proves that each organism of every species was Divinely created perfect and complete from its very inception with everything required for a successful life. Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, the renowned Islamic writer, recommends Harun Yahya’s books to young readers, and writes the fol- lowing in her review of Deep Thinking and Never Plead Ignorance in another issue of The Muslim Book Review: 172
  • 162. Harun Yahya has put together a vast range of books which tackle the very subjects that have bothered me, and for that, I am sure many similar stu- dents will take great benefit. The style of the books is not that of dry academia, but is readable and straightforward, so that even youngsters can study and benefit from the thoughts contained therein. The message is added to by the many colourful and rele- vant photographs, which not only enliven the page but are also good thought-provokers in themselves. This is the major function of the Harun Yahya books, I feel-to widen our consciousness, give us material to ponder on which we may not have known before, and, thus, help us to understand a little more of the Greatness and Grace of Allah. Bosn›a - Oslobodenje/Kun T he review of Podvale Teorije Evolucije (The Bosnian version of The Evolution Deceit ) appeared in Kun, the cultural supplement of Oslobodenje, one of the largest newspapers in Bosnia- Herzegovina. The book has created great in- terest in Bosnia. 173
  • 163. USA - La Voz Del Islam T he bi-lingual English and Spanish magazine La Voz Del Islam has a circulation of about 50,000. It is published by a foundation called the "Latin American Muslim Unity" and is distributed in the US and South America. The news- paper devotes consider- able space to reviews of Harun Yahya’s books. 174
  • 164. Indones›a - Republ›ka T he Republika and Pikiran Rakyat, seen below, are two of Indonesia’s leading daily newspapers. Both devoted space to re- views of the Indonesian edition of The Evolution Deceit. Indones›a - P›k›ran Rakyat 175
  • 165. Malays›a - Harakah H arakah is a magazine with a circulation of 200,000 that comes out every fortnight in Malaysia. It regularly carries scientific articles and articles related to the moral teach- ing of the Qur’an by Harun Yahya. Considerable space is devoted to in- troducing those works of the author that have been translated into English. (left) 16-31 May 2000 176
  • 166. Azerba›jan - Merkez and Yen› Azerbaycan M erkez and Yeni Azerbaycan are Azerbaijan’s most impor- tant newspapers. The Russian translation of Harun Yahya’s The Evolution Deceit received a great deal of attention in these publications. Immediately after the book began to be distributed in Azerbaijan, various articles appeared in these newspapers alluding to the effect that this great work had had throughout the whole world. 177
  • 167. Bosn›a - Preporod P reporod is a bi-weekly periodical published by the Department of Religious Affairs in Bosnia. One of the leading Islamic publications in the country, Preporod covered a short serialization of the Bosnian edition of The Evolution Deceit. The re- view by Dzemaludin Latic, a leading figure in Bosnia, gives a detailed account of the contents of the book. 178
  • 168. Un›ted K›ngdom - The Musl›m News T he Muslim News, a monthly Muslim newspaper in the UK, published a review of The Miracle of the Ant by Harun Yahya. The review by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, a well-known Muslim author, says: The book is one of a series he [Harun Yahya] has written. The point of all these books is to take ex- amples of the won- ders of the created universe, and use them as pointers to the existence of the Creator. Un›ted K›ngdom - d›scourse A nother pop- ular book by Harun Yahya, Never Plead Ignorance, was reviewed by Discourse. The review, "Voice of Faith," said that the book was suitable for individual contemplation as well as group study. 179
  • 169. Lebanon- Al-r›sala A review of Harun Yahya’s books was published in the bul- letin of Al-Risala, one of the biggest book publishers in the Arabic world. More than 30 books by the author are being prepared in Arabic for publication by this publisher in the next two years. 180
  • 170. Indones›a - Tarbaw› T arbawi is a monthly maga- zine published in Indonesia. On the back cover of one of its issues it introduced its readers to the follow- ing books by Harun Yahya: The Evolution Deceit, The Miracle in the Atom, The Creation of the Universe, Design in Nature, Wonders of Allah’s Creation, Darwinism Refuted, and Tell Me About the Creation. The magazine also published an interview with the author. 181
  • 171. Indones›a - Dz›kra T he Dzikra publishing company, which published Harun Yahya’s The Evolution Deceit in Indonesia in the Indonesian language, arranged lectures to acquaint people with the book. Below is a poster ad- vertising a lecture organized by the company. Beside the poster is a brochure. The company, which is currently preparing a number of Harun Yahya books for publication, prepared a calendar featuring extracts from these books. 182
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  • 173. Saud› Arab›a - Al-B›lad Magaz›ne V ideo cassettes and VCD’s pre- pared using the works of Harun Yahya are translated into foreign languages and distributed to the relevant countries. The documentaries Miracles of the Qur’an and The Creation of the Universe have been produced in Arabic on video cassettes and VCDs and put on sale in Saudi Arabia. The company has published T h e d o c u m e n t a r y t i t l e d The an article in Arabic in the Al-Bilad Collapse of Evolution and Magazine in Saudi Arabia containing a re- The Fact of Creation has also view of the films Miracles of the Qur’an and been produced in Arabic and very much appreciated The Creation of the Universe. Below is the by the audience. review published by Al-Bilad Magazine. 184
  • 174. Ind›a - Books Today B ooks Today is a bi- monthly publication that acquaints people with newly published books. The September- October, 2000, issue of this maga- zine introduced a book by Harun Yahya that has been translated into several languages: Allah is Known Through Reason. 185
  • 175. France - Le Pet›t Musulman L e Petit Musulman is a children’s magazine published in France. The magazine frequently devotes space to extracts from Harun Yahya’s children’s books in French. Above is the review of Les Abeilles Qui Construisent Des Reyons De Ruches Parfaits. Bees That Build Perfect Combs 186
  • 176. S›ngapore - The Musl›m Reader T he Muslim Reader is a quarterly magazine published by the Muslim Converts’ Association of Singapore. The review of For Men of Understanding, published in the July-September, 2000, edition, reads: For me the main value of the book is that it emphasizes the wondrous world and thus might encourage some readers to move away from materi- alist or atheist tendencies. 187
  • 177. R eviews of of Harun Yahya’s books appear on various sites on the Internet. Above is an example. This review of Islam Denounces Terrorism says: : Hard-hitting facts, focused and to the point, Islam Denounces Terrorism is highly recom- mended for those wishing to learn more about the world faith of Islam and its teachings in relation to terrorism. 188
  • 178. Un›ted K›ngdom - The Br›stol Even›ng Post T he Bristol Evening Post, one of the old- est newspapers in Bristol with a circu- lation of 70,000, covered the release of Islam Denounces Terrorism under the headline "Book explodes terrorists’ Islam lies." The report says that the book came at a vital time and it has re- ceived considerable interest: Amal Press has already received more than 35.000 advance orders from around the world for the book, Islam Denounces Terrorism... Amal Press has received bulk orders from organisations in America, Canada and Australia. Indones›a - Umm› I ndonesia one of countries in which the is the works of Harun Yahya are highly popular among young people. Ummi, an Indonesian magazine that addresses young people, has intro- duced Harun Yahya to its readers and de- scribed his effective struggle against Dar- winism.
  • 179. B ookstores Harun Yahya’s books have been translated into several languages and are offered for sale in foreign bookstores. The following pages con- tain a selection of these. Some pictures from various bookstores in England, London. 190
  • 180. Un›ted K›ngdom, B›rm›ngham - IPCI 191
  • 181. USA, New Jersey - Z›nnur Books 192
  • 182. S›ngapore - Musl›med›a D›str›butors 193
  • 183. S›ngapore - The Engl›sh Islam›c Bookshop S›ngapore - Musl›m Convert Assoc›at›on S›ngapore - K›nokun›ya 194
  • 184. S›ngapore - MHP Bookstore S›ngapore - Pustahanas›onal 195
  • 185. Un›ted K›ngdom, London - Al-Noor Book Shop Malays›a, Kuala Lumpur - Saba Islam›c Med›a 196
  • 186. N›ger›a - Ist›qamah Books 197
  • 187. Pak›stan - Al Masood 198
  • 188. Saud› Arab›a, Jeddah - Jar›r and Dar-Al Kha›r 199
  • 189. Kazakhstan - Var›ous Bookstores 200
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  • 191. Moscow - Grand Mosque Harun Yahya Book Cab›n 202
  • 192. ‹ngiltere - The M›ddle Path 203
  • 193. B ook Fairs You can find Harun Yahya’s books at many book fairs around the world. Up to the present time, stalls have been set up in fairs in America, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Indonesia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, India and Britain, and these have at- tracted the interest of young and old alike. In the following pages you will see various scenes from fairs where Harun Yahya’s scientific, polit- ical and faith-related works, translated into different languages, are on display. hio, USA ICNA Convention, O Health Fair, New York , USA 204
  • 194. Germany, Frankfurt - Frankfurter Buchmesse 2001 205
  • 195. USA, Oh›o - ICNA Convent›on I ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) is one of America’s largest Islamic foundations. A book fair held in Ohio in 2001 contained a stall that displayed Harun Yahya’s works translated into various languages. At this annual, well-attended ICNA fair, documen- tary films were shown based on the works of Harun Yahya. Alongside this, in a different room at the fair, a poster display was organized enti- tled "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation". This display stimulated great interest among those who attended. 206
  • 196. Egypt, Ca›ro - Al-Azhar Un›vers›ty A l-Azhar University in Egypt is one of the most prestigious education institutions in the Islamic world. On September 25, 2001, a poster exhibition was organized in the university based on the works of Harun Yahya on the theme of "The Fact of Creation." 207
  • 197. USA, Ill›no›s - ISNA Convent›on I n the U.S. state of Illinois, a book fair was held between August 31 and September 3, 2001, by one of the United States’ largest and most respected Islamic organizations. Every year, well-known writers, academics and thinkers take part as speakers at this fair. One of the stalls that attracted most attention at this year’s ISNA fair was the one displaying Harun Yahya’s works. 208
  • 198. Indones›a, Jakarta - The Indones›a Book Fa›r T he Indonesia Book Fair was held in Jakarta’s Fair Center be- tween August 12-16, 2001. Harun Yahya’s works in Indonesian were on display there. The picture shows books by this author pub- lished in Indonesia by Dzikra Publications. Usa, New York - NIMA A (New t a conference or- ganized International by NIMA Muslim Association) on June 16, 2001, several of Harun Yahya’s books were on display and were distrib- uted free of charge to those who attended. 209
  • 199. Russ›a, Moscow - The Moscow Internat›onal Book Fa›r A t the 14th Moscow International Book Fair held between 5-10 September, 2001, books by Harun Yahya were on dis- play. The Russian-language editions attracted the particular attention of those who attended. 210
  • 200. Yugoslav›a - Belgrade Book Fa›r O n a stand at a book fair held in Serbia be- tween July 18 and 23, 2001, Harun Yahya’s books were displayed by a scientific organization called The Center for Natural Studies. Within a short time, this same foundation is to publish Harun Yahya’s The Evolution Deceit, For Men of Understanding, The Miracle in the Atom, and Wonders of Allah’s Creation in Serbian. Serbian edition of Harun Yahya's Wonders of Allah's Creation pub- lished by The Center for Natural Studies in Yugoslavia. 211
  • 201. Indones›a - Var›ous Events T he works of Harun Yahya are very well received by Indonesian people, particularly by the young generation. Conferences and film shows are organized based on his works, where the perfect design in the universe and the marvels of God’s creations are presented to Indonesian students. The pictures on this page were taken from one of these. 212
  • 202. Sultanate of Oman - Muscat Book Fa›r H arun Yahya books were also on display at the 7th Muscat Book Fair be- tween March 26-April 4, 2002, in the Sultanate of Oman, at the Good Word Books stall, one of the leading publishers of Harun Yahya books. More than 350 publishers participated in this fair, which was visited by nearly 250,000 visitors and is therefore considered to be one of the most prominent book fairs in the Arab world. Sw›tzerland - Assoc›at›on Culturelle des Femmes Musulmanes de Su›sse T he books of Harun Yahya were displayed by the Association Culturelle des Femmes Musulmanes de Suisse (Cultural Association of the Muslim Women of Switzerland) between 27 April — 1 May, 2001, and again between 1 — 5 May, 2002, at the Salon International du Livre et de la Presse in Geneva. 213
  • 203. Brune›, Darusselam - 1st Internat›onal Islam›c Expo B ooks by Harun Yahya were on display at the 1st International Islamic Expo in Brunei’s Darusselam. Exhibitors from 19 countries participated in the Trade Fair of the 1st International Expo, which was attended by 72,000 people. Documentaries of Harun Yahya’s works were continuously presented during the fair, and a poster exhibition on "The Collapse of Evolution, The Fact of Creation" was held. A conference based on the works of Harun Yahya was given at The World Islamic Forum held in conjunction with the 1st International Islamic Expo, which the Brunei royal family, as well as leading scholars from the country, attended. The theme of the world forum was "Collation, development and dissemination of knowledge in the digital world," and the subject of the address based on the works of Harun Yahya was the harmony between science and religion. 214
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  • 205. Russ›a - F›fth Nat›onal Russ›an Book Fa›r H arun Yahya’s books were on dis- play at the Fifth National Russian Book Fair which took place in Moscow on March 13-17, 2002. The fair s Book Review Magazine de- voted considerable space to Harun Yahya’s books in Russian. The news section of the magazine reported that Ms. Matvienko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, had visited the stall of Kultur Publishing to examine the works of Harun Yahya. Another visitor to the Harun Yahya stall dur- ing the fair was Mikhalil E. Shvydkoy, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation. 216
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  • 207. Russ›a - Rel›g›ous Tolerance Fa›r H guages arun Yahya’s books in Russian and other lan- were displayed at the Religious Tolerance Fair held in Moscow on 15-26 May, 2002. During the fair, which attracted around 20,000 visitors, Russian documen- taries based on the works of Harun Yahya were screened continously, which attracted the attention of visi- tors. Also, a poster exhibition in Russian on the collapse of evolution and the fact of creation was held throughout the event. 218
  • 208. Ta›wan -Ta›pe› Book Fa›r T hese pictures show Harun Yahya’s books on display at the Taipei International Book Exhibition held between 19-24 February, 2002. This fair hosted more than 900 exhibitors and 330,000 visitors. Portugal - Al Furqan 219
  • 209. Canada - Conference Ser›es I n a series of conferences organized across Canada in June, 2002, lectures were given based on Harun Yahya’s works on the Miracles of the Qur’an, The Creation of the Universe and The Collapse of Evolution. The pictures on the opposite page are from these conferences held at Concordia and McGill universities. The pic- tures below are from the poster exhibition on The Collapse of Evolution/The Fact of Creation held at Concordia University, one of the universities that hosted the conferences. 220
  • 210. Concordia University Mcgill University Concordia University Concordia University Un›ted Arab Em›rates - Lex›con 221
  • 211. I nternet S ites Based on the works of Harun Yahya Harun Yahya’s books, as well as CDs, and video and audio cassettes based on his works, are offered free of charge to Internet users. On, you can read all of Harun Yahya’s books, in- cluding those translated into foreign languages, without charge, watch documentaries and listen to audio cassettes. On the sites of the world’s Islamic organizations, various sci- entific institutions and uni- versities, space is allotted for the author’s compre- hensive Internet site. Some of these Internet sites are shown on the following pages. This is a very comprehensive site prepared to present Islam. Under the section titled "Biographies" in which famous Islamic scholars are introduced, Harun Yahya's life and works are reviewed. ( 222
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  • 215. SOHAIB JAMAL KHAN / USA I am a born Muslim who has lived in the U.S. most of my life. By the Guidance and Mercy of Allah, me and my brother Omair began reading on Islam and we came across your videos and your books. Although I have al- ways been a muslim I had never read the Quran, and once again b/c of ALLAH’s mercy I saw your tapes and have begun to read the Quran. This may not mean much, but I have great respect for what you are doing and if their is anything I can do to help, Please let me know.... SINA DAIRO / UK I watched your documentary on our National Television Station on fri- day 24th May 2002, on Our Maolud Nabiyyi day. Please i will like to know how to get these following books/video tapes. HUSMAN BACCHUS / USA I have read several of your books and am amazed by the length, breadth and depth of your knowledge. This is a special privilege from Allah to you and must be cherished. May Allah reward you for all of your good works and increase you in knowledge. Ameen. JOSE ESTEVES PEREIRA / PORTUGAL I would like express my thanks concerning the books of Mr.Harun Yahya. I think it is a great meditation about our problematic world at this time of sorrow and hope also. I deeply recommend the books of Mr. Harun Yahya. SURASIT ISSARACHAI, MD / USA I am Muslim Physician who is finishing my training in the US. I would like to ask the information about and how to get permission to translate the book by brother Harun Yahya into Thai languages. It is estimated that more than a millions of muslim living in Thailand. We need to have access in the book that can bring the truth of islam, Quran and Sunnah in matter of things surround us to the People. NOSHEEN MIRZA / UK I am very grateful for your website and books for they have given me so much knowledge and understanding. Being a muslim in England it is still 226
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  • 217. AFTAB SHABIR / UK I have read quite a few of Harun Yahya’s books and I have learnt alot because it has given me a different understanding about this world. I am glad that i have learnt all this at such a early stage of my life and i can pass this on to other people during my life. I personally think his work is bril- liant and i will carry on reading his books. EECHZAAN / INDONESIA I am studying at Engineering Geophysics at Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. I write this letter to You to ex- press my unlimited happiness that at last there is a Moslem Channel for Global Islamic Science and Education, which relates between General knowledge and Islamic Teachings. I’m very impressed about it. I don’t deny that probably there are a lot of websites such as Yours, but I think this is the complete and objective one. HAMID JAOUHAR / FRANCE Salam alaykoum brothers and sisters i just want to thank you for the wonderful work you done, may Allah reward you in this life and the after. AMIN ALIBHAI / CANADA I have watched a few of your video documentaries on my computer (courtesy of my son Sameer), and am absolutely amazed. The one titled Architects in Nature is both eye- and mind-opening. Please keep up the good work. SHAHEEDAH / SWEDEN I’m so happy that such a website like this exists. I hope many can learn from this site and clear their misconceptions of our beloved religion Islam. WAQAS BIN NAJIB / GERMANY First of all I would like to appreciate all of your team for doing such a re- markable job for Islam. May Allah give you all the blessings and accept your act in the day of judgement. It has guided me and took me out of the self-deceited concepts. I started taking evolution and materialistic theo- 228
  • 218. ries as a part of science which were so hard for me to refute due to my lit- tle knowledge. Allhamdulillah, now I have restablished my faith. JazakAllahukhair. I am a student in Germany of Engineering (Energy Conversion)and have come from Pakistan. FEHMINA ARSHAD / PAKISTAN The entire work of Mr Harun Yahya is really very essential for every muslim in the present era. I came to know him just yesterday when I watch one of the programme on TV and I must say that I am now very eager to get his books. ABU ZAKARIA / BELGIUM I just discovered your site and the books you wrote. I’m very impressed and wish to thank you for the beautiful and interesting books you made. I owe a bookstore in Belgium. ABDULLAH TORSTEN BEHRENS / GERMANY I am a German Muslim, living in a small town in Northern Germany and I would like to learn more about Harun Yahya and want to read more of his books. I have converted to Islam three years ago and have already brought some German friends to embrace to Islam as well, but my knowl- edge in Islam is not that big as it should be. CHARLES REID / USA Aloha from Hawaii! I have been involved in biology for more than thirty years and agree with your writings. Good work. ASMAA ALMALIKI / KUWAIT The Title of your book Allah is known through reasons caught up my eyes, while I was book shopping one day. I bought it, I loved it. I bought 4 more copies and gave them as gifts to a new Moslem convert of my friends where I work, and other non Moslems to explore that Islam through logic. May Allah bless your heart; keep you safe to serve the truth and the word of Allah subhan watallah. 229
  • 219. CARLO MARIA MAZZONI / ITALY Your books are so well-organised and far from personal ideas. This makes me trust you. When I read something in your book, I am sure that it is correct. I wish the continuation of your studies. CHRISTOPHER BOHAR Excellent job on "Evolution Deceit", I am a Christian yet I still respect Harun Yahya’s tedious work to disprove evolution. ZUBAIR AHMAD / PAKISTAN After watching your documentaries and reading books on the internet my point of view about this world have changed abrubtly. You people are doing excelent work. I my self want to become a helper in the propagation of this noble work in all over the world. I am a pharmacist working in pe- shawar. If i can do any thing in this regard please let me know. So that i may also share "sawab" with you. NAVAID SIDDIQUI / PAKISTAN I’ve been trying to turn christians to muslim and I’m thankful to you cause your this great website has made it possible to explain them about Islam in detail. Thanks a lot to create such a great site CONGRATULA- TIONS I love this site and I’m trying from today to let everyone inform about this website. Allah will bless you for this service. SYED ALI JAWAD SHAH / PAKISTAN I intend to purchase books of Mr. Harun Yahya. They are very informa- tive books and are worth keeping in the library for the generations to take advantage there from. YADI PURWANTO, DEAN OF PSHYCHOLOGY FACULTY OF MUHAMMADIYAH UNIVERSITY OF SURAKARTA / INDONESIA I have 8 of all harunyahya’VCDs, they are very superb. After seeing them, I feel that my belief increased and I understood about Allah, The Creator. And now, in our campus, harunyahya’s VCDs are used for human philosofic lesson. Every student must watch this VCD especially about Darwinism. And 230
  • 220. we want to collect your all VCDs and Books, especially indonesian version. ZUBAIR MOHAMMED / UK I have read a few books by Harun Yahya including ’The Evolution Deceit’. The work of the author has removed what little doubts I had about the evolution theory and opened up a new world of understanding to my mind. I wish to thank the author for this-keep up the good work. The work of Harun Yahya is one of the most commonly talked about subject around where I live. DAVID BILDERBERG / USA May Allah reward you for your work brother. I am a 46 year old convert to islam from florida and i enjoy your site very much and make sure I tell about it to everyone I know . MOHAMED ALAOUI / NETHERLANDS I am a devoted reader of Harun Yahya’s books, since the time I found your web site by chance I always visit it and I almost downloaded all the materials you have there. I would like to thank you from all my heart for your efforts you really do change my way of life and open my eyes to many things that I forgot about my religion Islam. JAMIU BABATUNDE ABDUR RAFIU / NIGERIA I give kudos to you for the encouragement you are given to muslims all over the world. I am thrilled after watching the well documented video cassette (Miracle in the Koran and the creation of the universe given to us by a brother in Islam it was amazing , seeing the effect it will have on the unbelievers and the believers of Islam a like consequently we had pro- duced more copies for distribution within and environ. JENNIFER DWYER / QATAR My name is Jennifer Dwyer, I work as Assistant Director of QCPI, (Dawa section in Doha Qatar). I just want to say that your website is excellent and you are really able to reach out to the average non-Muslim in a way that they understand! MashAllah. This isn’t always the case with other Islamic websites or lectures. May Allah reward you for your efforts! 231
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  • 222. SOME E-MAILS RECEIVED AT ISMAEL / TUNISIA Harun Yahya he is the greatest!! Muslim scholar I have ever seen. May Allah bless you, and keep on writing your wonderful books. SHAHID RIAZ BHATTI / PAKISTAN Dear Haroon, I am student and I have just read ur articles. I am Muslim, but unfortunately I was not able to tell my non-Muslim friend that Islam is against terrorism, but now I have send ur pages to all of my friend around the world. u did a great job sir, and we solute u. DR. A SHAKOOR / UK Brother Yahya it is very valuable to read your article following the re- cent events. Your knowledge of Islam is scholarly and allows people to get a true understanding of ALLAH’s Deen. Your other work on scientific is- sues will have a huge impact on those who read and God Willing closer to their Creator. May ALLAH THE MOST MERCIFUL AND KIND give your more energy and good health to produce more authentic and sound liter- ature for all people to read. NAEEM MIRZA / UK I would just like to say that this website speaks for a lot of innocent Muslims worldwide. It shows Islam to be a peaceful religion. May Allah bless you for the work put into this site. JIM / USA I have learned a lot about Islam since Sept. 11th. I am pleased to see this website. To do my part as an American citizen I explain to others that these acts of terror and religion should not be connected. All legitimate religions preach peace and brotherhood. ALI SHAFEEQ / MALDIVES Instead of concentrating on "Who committed the acts" you have con- centrated "Why such things are happening".That is great! 233
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  • 224. AHMED MUBALI / USA Most people think and lives islam in definite times, during the preyars, ramadan, reading Quran...And they do not remember Quran in other cir- cumstances. What i see in you is, you do not live islam only in definite times. But you live islam starting from the time you wake up till you sleep everyday. And that‘s the right way. FRED COVONER / SWITZERLAND Your works are notifying everyone about the reality of Islam. People would live best if they live islam. People would think their brothers and sisters before doing something, they would care their brothers and sis- ters more than they care themselves. You explain these in a brilliant way in your books. Regards. SHIMON ZANG / ISRAEL I am living in Tel Aviv. We, Jewish people, do fell respect to people who have helped to our brothers in past. As it is written in your site, Ottoman Empire was land of piece for all religions because Islam advises people to be fair, peaceful, helpful, conciliative, as those are the values all religions advise. We are all in the same way believing in the same values. We all are agains atrocity to blameless people. Congratulations for your hearty studies. MUHAMMAD NADEEM JAHANGIR / PAKISTAN It is a very interesting and spectacular website. I hope it will play a vital role in clearing any confusion or any doubt from the minds of people of the world against teachings of Islam. In this site HARUN YAHYA’s arti- cles have clearly and widely opens the doors of the reality in front of the people. This website it self fighting a "Jihad-bil-Qalam" (intellectual strug- gle) against terrorism. FRANK BANALES / USA I am pleased and take great comfort in your effort to explain to those that wish to know the true meaning of Islam. I am self taught and every- thing I have learned, including my reading and writing, was through the in- 235
  • 225. spiration I received reading the Quran. I continue to learn and be inspired by the Quran but also by books written by Harun Yahya. JAMES PHILLIPS / AUSTRALIA An excellent site. A real eye opener, and has reinforced my belief that all should be tolerated no matter what religion. As a buddhist I have never lost faith and repsect for my Muslim brothers and sisters but this has reinforced my love for all peoples. NAHAS SALAM / INDIA This is a great job u are doing. wish u every best in this path . May ALLAH bless all of us to convey the right path of ISLAM to all the world KATHERINE / ISRAEL Finally, an easy-access site to support what we have been telling our friends and colleagues for years - thank you ! DAVID ROUG / USA A very enlightening site about enlighted Islam.. Nice job! MOHAMMED ADEL / EGYPT This is my first site coz its the best..many people from many countries chat with me about islam...wanting to know more or saying its a terrorism religion and i answer them goodly....but this site answers better....thanx and keep on... FIONA MILNE / AUSTRALIA Thankyou for this website. It is a good resource for informing my stu- dents of true information about the Islam Religion. It also has great an- swers regarding Darwinism. I have been looking for this for some time now as Darwinism is included in our curriculum and I wanted other infor- mation to show the students than mere textbooks. HANNAH GRAHAM / UK After reading Harun Yahya‘s extracts on Antisemitism I felt very hope- ful of the future of Jewish/ Muslim relations. 236
  • 226. SIDEEQAH TUNDE LAWAL / NIGERIA The creation of this Website is the best thing that can happen to the ummah. It is a new dimension in Islamic education. FAIZAN / PAKISTAN Haven’t seen the site like this ever in my life... This site has every thing... Thanks to all the people esp. Haroon Yahya.. and to the people who made their efforts in designing this site, uploading, writing, collect- ing the data... Now this site is so great i will try to spend more time read- ing articles in it! And i use to refer this site to the unbelievers and y they should believe in one an only God ALLAH! MOHAMMED BHANA / UK Thanks to this web site and Harun Yahya‘s books i continue to be in- spired and show people Islam RUPERT TUNE / UK Nice to see a site like this. I especially liked the argument against au- thoritarianism. RON / CANADA For the sake of the name of Islam and its good people, I hope that the message that your site is intending to deliver is received by both non- Muslims as well as Muslims. OMAR BOECKMAN / SWEDEN Al Hamdu Lillah! At last a knowledgeable outspoken muslim has told the truth! May Allah(SWT)reward you with the highest spiritual rewards for your most urgent work. ANON / USA An excellent website Mr. Harun Yahya. I am one of your greatest fans and I visit your websites almost on the daily basis. I have also recom- mended your sites to many of my friends. 237
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  • 228. SOME E-MAILS RECEIVED AT SAIF / NETHERLANDS Truth can never be hidden and these sites would go a long way in re- moving the misconceptions & misrepresentations of Islam & Muslims. Not only are these important for the Non-Muslims, but more so for Muslims. DAVID HEGHER / USA The main idea in your political studies are based on the right ground. There is Darwinism behind every kind of cruelty; racism, antisemitism, fas- cism, communism... SHAK / UK The Islamic world is desperately in need of people like Harun Yahya who can explain the true essence of Islam to both Muslims and non-Muslims. SANZAR / USA A beautiful step towards correcting the deluge of incorrect propaganda against Islam. RACHEL HARRIET SILVER / UK As a Jew, I am so relieved to be reading this page. Thank you for showing a more rounded view - it gives me some hope. HAEL (RAFI) ANIDJAR / ISRAEL I very sincerely love your site since it has a lot of truth and is clear, open minded without prejudices. SOHAIB SAEED / SCOTLAND I truly hope that this site becomes known to as many as possible of our Jewish cousins. JAKE / USA I love your website and that after reading your material I am seriously thinking of converting to Islam! thank you, thank you, thank you!!! SAGRA ZUCKERMAN / GERMANY You have stated the concealed part of the truth in a brilliant way. 239
  • 229. this article: in response to Some e-mails LARRY PAUL, MEMBER OF THE PEACE DIALOG GROUP , ISRAEL I read with great interest your article entitled "A Muslim Call To The Israelis" written by HARUN YAHYA. It truly warmed my heart to read that this Turkish Muslim intellectual has so much love and support to offer. ALISON QUITO ZIEGLER, BURMA PROJECT, SOUTHEAST ASIA INITIATIVE, USA Thank you for sending me this article. If only it could go straight to the ears and hearts of those in power in the Middle East. Then we wouldn’t continue reading such disheartening headlines each day. CHRISTINA LEE, RELIGION NEWS SERVICE, USA It is indeed a thoughtful commentary and makes some good points. Thank you for sharing. DR. ARYEH FINKELBERG, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL It is greatly encouraging for me as an Israeli to find out that there are 240
  • 230. Muslim intellectuals who earnestly try to form an objective opinion about the Israeli-Arab conflict and propose a way out from the terrible situation. Your sincere appeal to Israeli people deeply touched me. I appreciate your and the author’s of the Call good will and humanistic and moral stand. DR. PAUL HOLMAN, MARSHALL CENTER, USA Many thanks! This is a very thoughtful article. I very much agree with the author’s position. All best wishes to you! RABBI JOSEPH S. TOPEK, USA I thank you for your thoughts and hope that together we sons of Abraham/Ibrahim will find a way to resolve this political conflict and stand together serving the God that we both revere. PHILIP C. WILCOX, JR., PRESIDENT, FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE, USA Thanks for the message. I read it with interest. Muslims, Jews and Christians all believe in peace and the dignity of man. It is a pity that these values are being ignored by extremists who stand in the way of a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians. REID HELLER, USA Thank you for sharing the proposal below. I admire its moderate tone, its respect for Judaism and its interest in Jewish-Muslim co-existence. These are noble aspirations shared by all Jews and particularly Israelis. I sincerely hope that the moderate spirit that inspired the words below finds a home among in the community of nations. DR. FRED SINGER, THE SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROJECT, USA After reading two of Harun Yahya’s books recently, I would agree that he represents the true Islamic spirit. But I hope his message reaches be- yond just intellectuals in the Islamic world. 241
  • 231. PROF. BEN-AMI SHILLONY, HEBREW UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL I agree with what you wrote and I am happy that there are thoughtful Muslims who think like you. In the present atmosphere of blind hatred on both sides it is wonderful to hear clever words like yours. I hope your voice will be louder than that of those who in the name of God defy the moral orders of our common God. MINDELLE JACOBS, THE EDMONTON SUN COLUMNIST, CANADA Thanks for writing. Now if only there were more people like this in the Middle East. MARILYN P. SAFIR, PH. D., UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA, ISRAEL Many thanks for your email. I have posted this on my University’s enet. I think it is a wonderful statement and it is important for all sides to see such a well balanced appraoch. Many Thanks. MARCUS RASKIN, INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES, USA Thank you for sending the Muslim Call to me. It is relevant and impor- tant. I am working with congressman Conyers and other members as well as representatives of different faiths to protect the Holy Sites in Jerusalem. PROFESSOR NAOMI CHAZAN, DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE KNESSET Thank you for the article you sent, which I read with great interest. As you know, an interfaith conference held in Alexandria several months ago was launched in very much the same spirit. Thank you for sending me this piece. I agree with the two-state solution it seeks to promote. SIMON FEIL, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HILLEL, USA The letter you sent me was very thought provoking and interesting. I would love to discuss it further. SANDOR GOODHART, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, USA I have read your piece. What I find most impressive in it is the sen- 242
  • 232. tence "Is it not a duty in the eyes of God to put an end to the fighting, which is dragging both sides deeper into satanic violence?" I completely agree with that idea. Thanks for showing this essay to me. SHMUEL SHULMAN, BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL Thank you for your thoughtful letter and sincere concern. would we get more letters like yours, to my opinion, the situation in our region was different. I hope your proposal is seriusly considered and we can start seeing some light. AMIRAM GOLDBLUM, PH.D, THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL Thank you very much for your comments and for the statement draft that you sent me. It is absolutely impressive and moving, and I wish that this call could find reverberations in as many hearts as possible among Israelis and Palestinians. CHARLES MORRISON, EAST WEST CENTER, USA Thank you for sending me a copy of your eloquent call for peace and reconciliation. I hope for your success with this endeavor. Sincerely. HERB LACHMAN, M.D., ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, USA I wish the rest of the world could be as thoughtful and rational as this message. RICHARD FALK, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, USA Thanks so much for sharing the Muslim call for peace, which I found moving and relevant, and very important to avoid a false encounter of re- ligions. BENJAMIN PERL, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL Thank you very much for sharing with me the article. In the main, I fully endorse the spirit of this article, and I find it encouraging that such voices are to be heard in the Muslim world. 243
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  • 237., This is a site with Islamic content in English and Russian. Its purpose is to provide information for Muslims and those who have re- cently converted to Islam. It gives informa- tion on recent events that have occurred in Russia and the rest of the world, and news from the Islamic world is also included. In the section in Russian called "Islam and Science" various excerpts from Harun Yahya’s The Creation of the Universe appear. 248
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  • 239. an Islamic site in French that has detailed accounts of Islam and the moral teachings of the Qur’an. It also includes articles by renowned Islamic scholars, and a section has been reserved for the French translation of Harun Yahya’s Ever Thought About the Truth? is a scientific and cultural site in Spanish. It includes Harun Yahya’s article entitled "Islam is Not the Source of Terrorism, But Its Solution". 250
  • 240. The Italian site, has a huge Islamic content. The home page devotes space to an illustrated presentation of Harun Yahya’s The Evolution Deceit. When you enter this section you will find a comprehensive site in which The Evolution Deceit is introduced in Italian translation. is one of Britain’s most important Internet sites. Here information is provided about the reasons why some people have con- verted to Islam. On this site, under the heading "A Closer Look at Nature," such articles as Harun Yahya’s "Rain," "The Miracle of Honey," and "Mechanisms of the Body" are included. 251
  • 241. A special section has been created on the French site for Harun Yahya’s works. This site provides links to access Harun Yahya’s English and Turkish-language sites. Under the headings of faith, science, politics and na- ture, sections from Harun Yahya’s various books and articles are included. is the official site of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center. This site contains a very wide selection of material. It has verses from the Qur’an, the sayings of the Prophet, and comments from those who have become converts to Islam. In addition there is a special section for children. Harun Yahya’s article entitled "The Real Origin of Life" appears on the home page. 252
  • 242. is a French Islamic site. A special section has been pre- pared for the works of Harun Yahya. The site gives detailed information about Harun Yahya’s works and provides links to the author’s English and Turkish-language sites. In addition, articles by the author are included in four sections: faith, politics, science and creation. 253
  • 243. is a comprehensive Islamic site prepared by South African Muslims, and includes a special section about the works of Harun Yahya. Above is an article by Harun Yahya which explains why the theory of evolution is contrary to religion. is a site that gives information in Flemish about the Islamic world and devotes considerable space to the works of Harun Yahya. 254
  • 244. is a site in German prepared with reference to Harun Yahya’s works concerning the collapse of evolution and several others of his articles. The purpose of the site is to demonstrate the great defeat that evolution has suffered at the hands of modern scientific developments. This site has stimu- lated the interest of people from many walks of life and has an exhibition section that displays various posters relating to the theory of evolution. 255
  • 245. Middle East News Online is a news provider and syndicator of news and information about the Middle East and North Africa to a world-wide audience. One of Harun Yahya’s articles posted on this news service is titled "The Real Ideolo- gical Root of Terrorism is Darwinism and Materialism." is a site in German containing all kinds of Islamic articles and devotes much space to books and articles by Harun Yahya. 256
  • 246. The Islamic Institute of the Americas is an independent Islamic organ- ization that represents recent American and European converts to Islam. In the section entitled "Books," the entire texts of Harun Yahya’s The Creation of the Universe, The Disasters Darwinism Brought to Humanity, Perished Nations, The Evolution Deceit and For Men of Understanding are given in Spanish. And in the English section on evolution, there is a de- tailed review of the author’s works on this subject. 257
  • 247. This is a site prepared in Mozambique in Portuguese that regularly in- cludes articles by Harun Yahya. In the picture you see the author’s article on the "Miracle of Honey." 258
  • 248. This site has been prepared for French-speaking Muslims and contains various articles on political and faith-related topics. This site is often updated and vis- ited by many people. It devotes considerable space to a presentation about the author and his works. 259
  • 249. Harun Yahya’s articles in French are published in various sites on the Internet. Here are two examples. s Real Peace 'an Guarantee Living by the Qur French edition of For Men of Understanding. Design in Nature 260
  • 250. This site, that endorses reli- gious tolerance, published the article by Harun Yahya shown below on-line. 261
  • 251. was launched with the purpose of providing its visitors with all the information they need about Islam and its civilizations. It aims to present a unified and lively Islam that keeps up with modern times in all areas. Harun Yahya’s articles are regularly published on this website. 262
  • 252. Although TrueOrigin is unre- servedly committed to biblical Christian faith and worldview, the following article by a well- read Muslim scholar not only demonstrates excellent analysis of National Geographic's unsci- entific practices, but is also clear evidence that objections to evolu- tion are not limited to any partic- ular religious foundation: Evolution fails primarily on the basis of the facts, not one's faith. True.Origin was established to provide an intellectually honest response to the claims of the proponents of evolution. It is one of the best-known reference sites on the refutation of Darwinism. The site refers to Harun Yahya as follows: H a run Yahya’s main focus has been the refutation of Darwinism and materialism, two modern myths which are imposed to conceal the fact of Creation, a truth both revealed in the Bible and the Koran. 263
  • 253. The Revival On-Line is the web- site of one of the UK’s biggest and brightest newsletters. The Revival deals with the issues fac- ing young Muslims today. It came into existence with the aim of producing Islamic literature which was down to earth, read- able and entertaining, as well as educational. Harun Yahya’s arti- cles that are published on this website deal with scientific and faith related topics. 264
  • 254. The purpose of is to provide services for the Muslim community world-wide, as well as anyone looking for information on Islam. The BICNews Global Newsletter Service, a sub-section of the site, broadcasts news and analysis around the clock, cover- ing the whole world. Harun Yahya is a regular BICNews columnist. 265
  • 255. is an Internet home for Western converts to Islam and a source of information for non-Muslims seeking knowledge and under- standing of Islam. Harun Yahya’s articles on Islam’s peaceful nature have been published on this website. 266
  • 256. is a Belgian website in French seeking dialogue be- tween divine religions, basically Christianity and Judaism. This web- site was launched by the International Association of Christians and Jews for the Teaching of Esteem, which was es- tablished by royal decree in 1999. One Harun Yahya article published on this website states that Islam completely rejects terror. 267
  • 257. is a Bosnian site providing Islamic resources for Bosnian Muslims. Harun Yahya’s writings on the refutation of evolution appear in the library section of this site. 268
  • 258. is another Bosnian site particularly aimed at Bosnian Muslim women. The site includes various writings by Harun Yahya translated into Bosnian by the volunteer contributors to this site. 269
  • 259. The aim of is to present Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Articles by Harun Yahya on faith-related topics and on the facts of creation are posted on this website, where a special section is devoted to Harun Yahya. 270
  • 260. French articles by Harun Yahya are published on-line on many websites on the Internet. One of these websites, which is seen here, publishes Harun Yahya’s articles under the section "Fundamental Principles of Islam." 271
  • 261., a French website designed to present basic Islamic princi- ples, devotes considerable space to extracts from Harun Yahya’s books in French. The extracts seen above are taken from Connaitre Dieu Par La Raison, the French edition of Allah is Known Through Reason by Harun Yahya. 272
  • 262. is Austria’s most important Islamic site. It includes writ- ings from esteemed Islamic authors and scholars. A special page has been prepared for articles by Harun Yahya. 273
  • 263. Some of the author s ar- ticles are also available on this internet site, which includes Harun Yahya’s biography. 274
  • 264. is a comprehensive website in French. The above article, one of those by Harun Yahya posted on this website, reminds Muslims to live by the Qur’an and follow their consciences all the time. 275
  • 265. is a site in French. In the section entitled "Science," it includes articles by Harun Yahya on materialism and the theory of evo- lution. The site also features an interview with the author. 276
  • 266. is a website prepared by Belgian Muslims. Harun Yahya’s arti- cles posted on this website are titled "The Scientific Collapse of Materialism" and "Entropy and Order" 277
  • 267. is one of the most popular Islamic sites, hosting an average of 2.5 million visitors a day. A special section is reserved for Harun Yahya on IslamiCity under the section "The Qur’an and Science." 278
  • 268. Eramuslim is an Indonesian news and cultural service for Muslims in Indonesia. This site presented The Evolution Deceit by Harun Yahya, which is slated for publication in Indonesian. is an attempt to make Islamic content on the Internet easily accessible to all. The works of Harun Yahya are included under the Muslim Authors Index, listed under the Contemporary Scholars section. 279
  • 269. C onclusion Throughout this book, we have seen the reaction that Harun Yahya’s works have received around the world and the ever-growing interest in them. We have seen a few reflections of this great interest in newspapers, magazines, on Internet sites and in letters from readers. There are several important reasons for the great influence that these works have had on those who have read them. First, because of their inti- mate and attractive style, they can be simply and easily understood by peo- ple from every walk of life and of every age group. The author has taken the wisdom and the striking narrative style of the Qur’an as a model for himself. The second reason must be the variety of his works, that attract the interest of all sections of society with the importance of their themes. For example, Harun Yahya’s series of works is not only of importance to those who want to learn about Islam or deepen their knowledge of the Qur’an, but are also a source of reference for those who want to have true Qur’an-based knowl- edge about topics such as the true face of evolution, biology, astronomy, physics, world and present-day history and international relations. The basic point about Harun Yahya’s works is that they were written with only the will of God in mind. They have been prepared without any commer- cial interest or expectation of profit and as a result their sincerity has an im- mediate effect on the hearts of their readers. For this reason, reading these works and introducing and recommending them to others is a very important service. Anything that can be done in this direction will be a step towards eliminating the environment of cruelty and chaos in which the world has become immersed and, with God’s help, this will eventually happen. God willing, the works of Harun Yahya will reach an even greater audi- ence in the 21st century, and will be a means whereby people will be able to attain that life of well-being, justice and peace that they have longed for down the years. 282
  • 270. They said, "Glory be to You! We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise." (Qur'an, 2: 32) 283