THE HOUR IS NEAR
Most people know something about the Day of Judgment. Almost everyone knows more or less about the horrors of that Hour. In spite of this, most people share a common attitude toward this viral matter; they do not want to think or speak about it. They make a determined effort to keep the fear of the Hour out of their minds. A tragedy reported in the newspaper or disasters they witness in a film are not enough to make them consider the Last Day. They avoid thinking about the fact that this day will certainly come one day.
Some people do not even believe that the Hour will come. Such a person is the rich grape-vines owner in Surat al-Kahf.
(He said,) “I do not think the Hour will ever come. But if I should be sent back to my Lord, I will definitely get something better in return.” (Surat al-Kahf, 36)
This is an example of the real attitude of a person who says he believes in Allah but does not consider the reality of the Last Day. In another verse, our Lord tells us about deniers who are filled with doubts about the Hour:
(The unbelievers will be told,) ‘When you were told, "Allah’s promise is true and so is the Hour, of which there is no doubt," you said, "We have no idea what the Hour is. We have only been conjecturing. We are by no means certain." (Surat al-Jathiyya, 32)
Some people completely deny the Hour:
But instead, they deny the Hour; and We have prepared a Searing Blaze for those who deny the Hour. (Surat al-Furqan, 11)
Those who deceive themselves about the The Last Day are making a great mistake. Because in the Qur’an, Allah tells us that the Hour is near and that there is no room for doubt about it:
And the Hour is coming without any doubt and Allah will raise up all those in the graves.
(Surat al-Hajj, 7)
We did not create the heavens and Earth and everything between them, except with truth. The Hour is certainly coming…(Surat al-Hijr, 85)
There may be some who think that 1400 years have passed since the Last Day was announced in the Qur’an and that this period is long compared to the length of a human life. But what we are talking about here is the end of the Earth, the Sun and the stars, in short, the whole universe. When we consider that the universe is billions of years old, 1400 years is a very short time.
The great Islamic scholar, Bediuzzaman Nursi, gave a wise analogy to explain this:
The Qur’an has issued a decree saying that ‘The Last Day is near’. It is not important that it has not come after so much time has passed. Indeed, The Last Day is the death of the Earth. Compared to the age of the world, a thousand or two thousand years is like one day or one minute compared to the length of a year. The Last Day is not appointed for human beings so as to be compared with the length of their own lives.
Sea turtles living in the oceans surge in crowds towards the beach when it is time for them to reproduce. This is no ordinary beach though. The beach they arrive at to reproduce has to be the one where they were born. Sometimes sea turtles have to travel as far as 497 mile to arrive there. But a long and tough journey does not change the situation. They arrive at the beach where they were born to give birth to their offspring, no matter what.
It is quite unaccountable how a living being can find its way back to the very same beach 20-25 years after its departure from there. It is all the more extraordinary that it can find the direction of its birthplace in the depths of the ocean where so little light penetrates, and then spot it from among numerous similar beaches.
Finally, thousands of travelers with no compass meet on the same beach at the same time. Initially a mystery, the reasons underlying this insistent meeting came as a great surprise when finally revealed. Since turtles know that their offspring cannot survive in sea conditions, they bury their eggs under the sand on the beach. But why do all of them meet on the same beach, at the same time? Would not the hatchlings survive if they did the same thing at different times and on different beaches? Those who did research on this topic were faced with a very interesting situation. Thousands of offspring under the sand have to overcome a number of formidable obstacles after breaking their eggs with the hard lump on their head. The hatchlings of an average of 31 grams cannot dig the earth layer above them on their own and they all help each other. When thousands of hatchlings on the beach start to dig the earth, they make it to the sand surface in a few days. Yet before they appear on the surface, they wait for a while for nightfall. For in the day time, there is the danger of falling a prey to predators. In addition, it would be quite difficult for them to proceed by crawling on sands scorched by the sunlight. When night falls, they go up to the surface after completing the digging process. Although it is dark, they rush to the sea and depart from the beach to return there as much as 20-25 years later.
It is impossible for these hatchlings to know that they have to dig their way up after they pop out of their eggs and wait for a while at a certain distance from the sea. It is by no means possible for them to know, when they are still buried in the earth, whether it is day or night, that predators exist outside and that they could fall a prey to them, that the sand is scorching because of the sun, that this could harm them, and that they must rush to the sea. So, how does this conscious conduct come about?
The only answer to this question is that these hatchlings have been somehow 'programmed' to behave in this way, which means that their Creator has inspired in them the instinct that helps them protect their lives.
SCOURGES STEMMING FROM DARWINISM: COMMUNISM, FASCISM, SATANISM AND TERROR I
Darwinism, communism, materialism, violence and terror are all inseparable parts of a single whole. Since Darwinism regards human beings as aimless animals, it leads people who adopt this perspective in the direction of rebellion, conflict, anarchy, lovelessness, selfishness and immorality.
People raised under Darwinist indoctrination, which turns them away from the values that make human beings human and suggests that life is a battleground, attach no importance to the family, religious moral values or honor and virtue and are quite capable of turning toward any heretical ideology or movement. Movements based on Darwinism were responsible for the worst destruction, wars, acts of terrorism, mass slaughter and genocide in the last century. Darwinism inflicted communism, fascism and war on the world as a whole and terrorism on Turkey. Darwinism is the key to all the problems of all kinds that have arisen over the last 150 years.
Darwinism Is Inextricably Linked to Communism and Terror
All ideologies rooted in materialism and Darwinism deny such concepts as moral virtues and spiritual matters, and regard human beings as solely material entities, as a kind of animal. Indeed, the bloody communist and fascist dictators of the past based all their ideologies and actions on Darwinism.
Karl Marx set out the link between Darwinism and communism as follows:
"Darwin’s work is most important and suits my purpose in that it provides a basis in natural science for the historical class struggle." (Letters: Marx-Engels Correspondence, vol. 2, p. 126).
"The whole theory of Marx is an application of the theory of evolution—in its most consistent, complete, well-considered and fruitful form—to modern capitalism.” (V. I. Lenin, State and Revolution, New York: International Publishers Co., Inc., 1932.).
"…this is the book that contains the natural-history foundation of our view point." (Marx and Engels, Letters, p. 426)
The Chinese communist dictator Mao, who slaughtered vast masses of people, openly described the heretical ideology he based himself on:
"CHINESE SOCIALISM IS BASED ON DARWIN AND HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION." (K. Mehnert, Kampf um Mao's Erbe, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1977)
“There are three things that we do to disabuse the minds of our seminary students. We had to teach them the age of the earth, the geologic origin, and Darwin's teachings.” (Kent Hovind, The False Religion of Evolution, http://www.royalse.com/scroll/evolve/ndxng.html)
Terror is an effective method that separatist organizations rooted in Darwinism employ to achieve their aims. Communist leaders have recommended terror to their supporters as an indispensible weapon. The actions of separatist terror organizations are all in line with the recommendations of communist leaders and ideologues. The terror instructions given by Lenin, one such leader, are particularly striking:
“They must arm themselves as best they can (rifles, revolvers, bombs, knives, knuckle-dusters, sticks, rags soaked in kerosene for starting fires, ropes or rope ladders, shovels for building barricades, pyroxylin cartridges, barbed wire, nails, etc., etc.). . . To launch attacks under favourable circumstances is not only every revolutionary’s right, but his plain duty. The killing of spies, policemen, gendarmes, the blowing up of police stations, the liberation of prisoners, the seizure of government funds for the needs of the uprising. . . every detachment of the revolutionary army must be ready to start such operations at a moment’s notice.” (Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1972, Moscow, Vol. 9, pp. 420-424.).
That same terror nourished by Darwinism is one of the greatest scourges facing many countries of the world. Abdullah Öcalan, the baby-killer and leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a terrorist organization responsible for the killing of countless soldiers in Turkey over the years, is known for his admiration of Darwin’s heretical teachings:
“The natural process of evolution that goes on in all living entities except for man is also continued in a conscious manner, with its own conception and expression, in human society. The leap in conception that led to the present-day linguistic structure in the human species Homo sapiens permitted a leap in deliberate social structures. During the primitive social phase, human groups lived on the level of a kind of developed animal society...”
“The PKK followed a development compatible with the Marxist-Leninist tradition. It is clear that the next stage will take place on this legacy, components inseparable from one another like flesh and nail.”
''At the present time, the most dominant voice is from Harun Yahya'' - 11.02.2009
On 11 February, 2009, the Religion News news agency, which concentrates mainly on religious matters, carried the views of a British Darwinist teacher of Pakistani origin on the subject of Islamic Creationism. Some passages from the interview regarding the impact of Harun Yahya’s works on the rise in belief in Creationism read as follows:
“... in recent visits to his homeland [Pakistan], Hameed, 38, has DISCOVERED A CONTRARY THEORY RAPIDLY GAINING GROUND: ISLAMIC CREATIONISM.
CHAMPIONED BY prolific Turkish author HARUN YAHYA, THIS GROWING MOVEMENT SURPRISED WESTERN SCIENTISTS AND ACADEMICS IN 2007, WHEN THEY BEGAN RECEIVING ... COPIES OF Yahya's colorful, 850-page "ATLAS OF CREATION." ...
Q: How did Islamic creationism come to your attention?
A: When I was visiting Pakistan in the late 1990s, I started seeing Harun Yahya's work everywhere, with special sections in very good bookstores devoted to his books.
These are glossy, expensive books, sold very cheaply. ...
We do not have a central pope-like authority, especially in Sunni Islam... AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE MOST DOMINANT VOICE WE HAVE IS FROM CREATIONISTS LIKE HARUN YAHYA, ... LINKING [EVOLUTION] PURELY WITH ATHEISM. ...”
German Interest in Islam Has Risen Fourfold / The World Bulletin / 26.02.2009
The number of conversions to Islam in Germany
has risen four times compared to the previous year
The number of German Muslims has risen fourfold in the last year. The German magazine Spiegel has described how Germans fed up with and seeking an answer to the onslaught of global problems are finding it in submission to the Qur’an.
According to the magazine report, Kai Lühr, a GP, and his wife converted to Islam 2.5 years ago. Following their conversion they changed their names to Kai Ali Rashid and Katrin Aysha Lühr. The 43-year-old Kai Ali Rashid regularly attends the mosque in Frechen near Cologne for Friday prayers. There he prays with Moroccans, Palestinians and other German converts to Islam. Other German converts at the mosque include a former boxer and and engineeer. Lühn says, “You can see at least a few German converts in any mosque today.”
A study into Islamic life in Germany confirms the Cologne doctor’s words. Spiegel says the study’s findings are quite astonishing. According to the magazine, 4000 Germans converted to Islam between July 2004 and June 2005. According to a study by the German Muslim Archive Muslim Institute, sponsored by the Interior Ministry, the number of Germans converting to Islam has risen fourfold compared with the previous year.
Until three years ago an average of 300 people in Germany converted to Islam. Most of those converts were German women who had married Muslims. But now Germans are converting to Islam of their own free will. The numbers of women among the converts are still high, but they include many university graduates and members of the middle classes.
The Berlin imam Muhammed Herzog, a Protestant clergyman until his conversion in 1979, says, “The great majority of converts to Islam are Christians. They begin having doubts about their faith. There is a perceptible rise in the number of German-speaking converts in the mosque where I serve as imam.”
150 million years
Solnhofen Limestone, Eichsatt, Germany
Horseshoe crabs belong to a subphylum of the arachnids calledChelicerata, and are more closely related to spiders and scorpions. The 150-million-year-old fossil of a horseshoe crab shown here demonstrates once again that Creation is a fact and that the process of evolution never occurred.
He is Allah—there is no deity but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace , the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great. Glory be to Allah above all they associate with Him. ( Surat al-Hashr, 23)
Allah gave the good news of an eternal Paradise to His believing servants. Yet one point is often missed here: These servants are rewarded with a beautiful life not only in the Hereafter but in this world as well, as the following verse reveals:
What is with you runs out, but what is with Allah goes on forever. Those who were steadfast will be recompensed according to the best of what they did. Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and will recompense them according to the best of what they did. (Surat an-Nahl, 96-97)
No doubt, the blissful life in both worlds manifests Allah's attribute of as-Salam upon His faithful servants. A believer who is devoted to Allah and does good deeds to attain His good pleasure will return to His Lord “...well pleasing and well pleased” ( Surat al-Fajr, 28)
. Allah describes what such servants will find in the Hereafter, as follows:
And the garden will be brought close to the pious not far away: “This is what you were promised. It is for every careful penitent: those who fear the All-Merciful in the Unseen and come with a contrite heart. Enter it in peace. This is the Day of Timeless Eternity.” They will have there everything they want, and with Us there is still more. (Surah Qaf, 31-35)
Allah's attribute of as-Salam is also His greeting to those who enter Paradise . In Surah Ya Sin, 58 Allah states: “‘Peace!' A word from a Merciful Lord.
” This greeting is the greatest reward that believers will ever receive, for:
Such people will be repaid for their steadfastness with the Highest Paradise , where they will meet with welcome and with “Peace.” ( Surat al-Furqan, 75)
PRESS ON WITHOUT FEAR
What He Said
Hilal TV, January 24-2009
But Muslims are rather reluctant to talk about union and unity. When I speak, they ask, ‘BUT WHAT WILL THEY SAY?
’ But, my brother, if you are as afraid as that, it means you will put up with all kinds of attack on your character, your honor, your virtue, your faith and your beliefs... If you are as afraid as that, if you are so cowardly, why are you living at all? If you have come into such a position? It is like sitting and watching as someone kills one’s mother and father. The worst thing they can do is to kill you, in which case you will be a martyr. What more do you want? Do you have to live at all costs? “BUT WHAT IF THEY ATTACK US?”
Let them, my brother, it is better to be a martyr than suffer such misery... HAVE COURAGE, FEAR IS A CORRUPTION OF THE END TIMES AND IS A SCOURGE AFFLICTING MANY MUSLIMS.
"But what if I am imprisoned, or beaten, or cursed, or killed?’ Then you will be rewarded accordingly, my brother. Is not your aim to earn Allah’s approval? But what are you doing? You are defending yourself. Moreover, you are not doing anything wrong.
Türkiye Newspaper, February 4-2009
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan:
"What are these files? These are the EU, Cyprus and Middle East files, the Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Armenia files, the Africa, Caucasus and Balkans files. THEY TALK ABOUT “PROBLEM AREAS” BUT WE HAVE GREAT DETERMINATION. WE HAVE A DEBT TO ALLAH, NOT TO HIS SERVANTS.
The fossil record is perhaps the most important evidence that demolishes the theory of evolution's claims. Fossils reveal that life forms on Earth have never undergone even the slightest change and have never developed into one another. Examining the fossil record, we see that living things are exactly the same today as they were hundreds of millions of years ago—in other words, that they never underwent evolution. Even during the most ancient periods, life forms emerged suddenly with all their complex structures—with the perfect and superior features, just as do their counterparts today.
This demonstrates one indisputable fact: Living things did not come into being through the imaginary processes of evolution. All the living things that have ever existed on Earth were created by Allah (God). This fact of Creation is once again revealed in the traces left behind them by flawless living things.
THE LIGHT OF THE QUR’AN HAS DESTROYED SATANISM
This book examines satanism in all its aspects. How can a philosophy that turns violence and horror into a religious ritual and bloodshed into an act of worship be so widespread?
This book shows that the starting point of satanism is opposition to religious morality: Those who support this perversity have been brought up outside the practice of religious morality and been influenced by materialism. In fact, satanism is widespread and has an influence on young people particularly. But it is quite wrong to think that nothing can be done about it.
Indeed, it is quite simple to counter this perversity: The moral teachings of the Qur’an are the only way to rescue people from the grip of satanism. The light of the Qur’an can destroy satanism and, if Allah wills, create a world of enlightenment, love and peace.
When the affair is decided, satan will say, “Allah made you a promise, a promise of truth, and I made you a promise but broke my promise. I had no authority over you, except that I called you and you responded to me. Do not, therefore, blame me but blame yourselves. I cannot come to your aid, nor you to mine. I reject the way you associated me with Allah before.” The wrongdoers will have a painful punishment. (Surah Ibrahim, 22)
Species Living Today Have Undergone No Changes over Hundreds of Millions of Years
Had evolution actually taken place, then living things must have emerged on Earth as a result of small, gradual changes-and to have continued changing over the course of time. Yet the fossil records demonstrate the exact opposite! Different classes of living creatures emerged suddenly, with no ancestors even remotely resembling them, and remained in a stable state, undergoing no changes at all, often for hundreds of millions of years.