NOT WORRYING ABOUT ONE'S PROPERTY OR ONE'S LIFE
Allah gave the glad tidings of Paradise to those who preferred to sacrifice their worldly possessions to gain His assent, instead of pursuing them obsessively. He informed humanity that they should only in this manner attain happiness and success, as in the following verse:
Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their wealth in return for the Garden. They fight in the Way of Allah and they kill and are killed. It is a promise binding on Him in the Torah, the Injil and the Qur'an and who is truer to his contract than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba: 111)
Therefore, true believers should carefully refrain from becoming passionately attached to their wealth and their selves. The soul will certainly incite a man to these motives. However, a believer who is aware of the promise of Allah could in no way incline to his lower-soul. Hence, nothing gained through one's property or personal effort in this worldly life could match the eternal blessings of the hereafter. Therefore, Allah instructs men to "rejoice in your bargain that you have made." Humans are destined to enjoy the blessings of this world only briefly. At death, one will be forced to leave behind not only his body, but also the belongings he had accumulated. The blessings to be bestowed by Allah in the hereafter are the true means for one's attainment of success or happiness.
If one worries about his belongings and of his life, then it will be impossible for him to approach unto Allah with a sincere heart, to duly surrender himself to Him. These passions that are hidden deep in his soul will direct him furtively, and cause him to act on behalf of his own gain rather than for Allah's consent. For instance, when he encounters someone in need, he prefers to secure his own benefit rather than giving alms and support to the needy. Yet, as Allah has informed in the verse below, that which is more representative of sincerity is to willingly give to another, even if it means he will have to do without:
Those who were already settled in the abode [i.e., Medina], and in faith, before they came, love those who have migrated to them and do not find in their hearts any need for what they have been given and prefer them to themselves even if they themselves are needy. It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (Surat al-Hashr: 9)
Similarly, his personal desires will overshadow his concern for gaining Allah's consent. Allah informs us in the Qur'an that such a choice will only bring disgrace:
Say: "If your fathers or your sons or your brothers or your wives or your tribe, or any wealth you have acquired, or any business you fear may slump, or any house which pleases you, are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and striving in His Way, then wait until Allah brings about His command. Allah does not guide people who are deviators." (Surat at-Tawba: 24)
As outlined by Our Lord, one's wealth will not be of any avail in the hereafter: "His wealth will not help him when he plummets to the depths." (Surat al-Layl: 11)
However, only those who are sincere will be rewarded with endless and eternal blessings:
Those who best perform their duty will be far removed from it: those who give their wealth to purify themselves -not to repay someone else for a favor done-desiring only the Face of their Lord Most High. They will certainly be satisfied. (Surat al-Layl: 17-21)
The Qur'an relates various examples of the condition of those who worry as much for their lives as for their wealth. Thus they lose their sincerity, and become unable to gain Allah's consent. When the Prophet (saas) invited people to fight with their selves for Allah's sake, some said that, "Had we been able to, we would have gone out with you" (Surat at-Tawba: 42)
and others voiced, "Do not go out to fight in the heat." (Surat at-Tawba: 81)
Hence, they preferred their own selves by putting forth excuses. While fabricating such excuses, some went beyond that by pronoucing an oath by Allah to demonstrate that they were speaking the truth. However, Allah affirmed that He was well aware of their lies, that they have committed their souls to punishment for their insincerity.
Believers should strive hard with their property and their selves to gain Allah's consent. In another of His verses, Allah gave the glad tidings to the true believers that those who strive hard in His way, with their belongings and persons, and those who grant a greater importance to Allah's consent, will have a higher degree with Him. The verse states as follows:
Those believers who stay behind-other than those forced to by necessity-are not the same as those who strive in the Way of Allah, sacrificing their wealth and themselves. Allah has given those who strive with their wealth and themselves a higher rank than those who stay behind. Allah has promised the Best to both, but Allah has preferred those who strive over those who stay behind by an immense reward. (Surat an-Nisa': 95)
The Design of Honeybees' Defense Strategy
Giant hornets in Japan are perfect enemies for the honeybees of Europe. 30 hornets attacking a hive can exterminate about 30,000 bees in three hours. But the honeybees are created with a perfect defense mechanism.
When a hornet discovers a new bee colony, it communicates the news to others by secreting a special smell. The same odor is also detected by the honeybees, which start congregating at the entrance of the beehive for defense. When a hornet draws near, approximately 500 honeybees immediately surround it. They start vibrating their bodies and increase their body temperatures. This, to the wasp, feels like being stuck in an oven and at the end of this the wasp dies. In the heat sensitive photograph of such an attack, the temperature of the white areas can reach 1180F (480C). Such a high temperature is bearable for honeybees but lethal to the hornets.
DARWINISM: THE WORST SO-CALLED SCIENTIFIC DECEPTION - 1
Materialism and the various ideologies and movements stemming from it represent one of the worst forms of corruption opposed to religion in the present day. The idea that encapsulates all these and that is their supposed scientific starting point and foundation is Darwinism. Since it was first proposed, Darwinism has become the basis for materialist and anti-religious ideologies and movements, and has literally been turned into a religion by the supporters of such ideologies. The great Islamic scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi drew attention to the fact that Darwinism will become the religion of the Dajjal (the Antichrist) in the End Times in these words:
“An impious movement emerging from the philosophy of naturalism and materialism will spread and strengthen by way of philosophy during the End Times, even to the extent of claiming divinity.”[i]
Described by Bediuzzaman as “an impious movement emerging from the philosophy of naturalism and materialism,” Darwinism is a teaching that ascribes an independent power to nature, that claims that all of life is the work of blind chance rather than being created, and that seeks to turn people away from belief in Allah (God). The Concise and Expounded al-Kutub as-Sitta (The Six Books), a collection of the hadith of our Prophet (saas) and interpretations thereof, provides the following clarification of the subject:
“The most evident and worst characteristic of the corruption caused by the Dajjal in the End Times is its hostility to religion. Various humanist views and values that will appear in the End Times will seek to replace religion. This new religion will base itself on denial in order to eliminate every kind of current divine dominion... This is an anti-religious faith whose basic deity will be a material and human.”[ii]
Darwinists have always tended to portray the theory of evolution as scientific. They maintain that life formed out of inanimate substances and developed by way of evolution, and that all species gradually descended from one another. However, Darwinism has never proven a single one of these stages, and is a system of belief nonetheless loudly heralded as scientific. According to Darwinism, “chance” is the great fictitious mechanism of this whole fictitious process. Chance is the false deity of Darwinism. And Darwinists imagine that this deity can do the impossible. According to Darwinists, this false deity produced a living cell from muddy water, turned fish into tigers and bears into whales, and created their lungs out of nothing. Again according to Darwinists, who assume that human beings are entities descended from apes, this false deity bestowed intelligence, memory and skills on human beings and created human consciousness, which cannot be replicated in any form, from nothing. So much so that in doing all these things, chance somehow manages to behave in a controlled, planned and rational manner and to immediately take precautionary measures when necessary. According to Darwin’s theory of evolution, chance is a false creator behaving intelligently and in a planned manner.
This heretical theory that deifies blind chance has somehow been imposed on vast masses of people through demagoguery and fraud. The reason for this is the Dajjal. The characteristics set out in many of the hadith concerning the Dajjal become crystal clear when considered in terms of an ideology. That is why all ideologies and systems of thought that make illogical and groundless claims, that lead people to denial and turn them away from religious moral values and that encourage conflict between people are all manifestations of the Dajjal. Darwinism is the main ideology adopting this system of Dajjal. Allah, our Lord, describes those who follow the heretical system of the Dajjal as follows in a verse from the Qur’an:
The evildoers are indeed misguided and insane. (Surat al-Qamar, 47)
[i] Ismail Mutlu, Portents of Doomsday in the Light of Bediuzzaman's Analyses, Mutlu Publishing, Istanbul, 1996, p. 117
[ii] The Concise and Expounded Al-Kutub as-Sitta, Prof. Ibrahim Canan, 13th vol., Ankara, 1992, pp. 457-458
The Evolution Debate is Shaped by Harun Yahya … He Has a Tremendous Influence - 11.12.2008
USA/PRI's The World
The World, a weekly program jointly produced by the BBC, PRI and WGBH, carried a broadcast on the subject of the rejection of the theory of evolution in the Islamic world on 11 December 2008. In the program, broadcast by 218 radio stations in the USA, Salman Hameed, a British academic of Pakistani origins, discussed the impact of the works of Harun Yahya in that context:
"Currently THE DEBATE IS BEING SHAPED
by creationists in the Islamic world. THE MOST PROMINENT ONE IS HARUN YAHYA IN TURKEY.
And he links evolution with atheism and also with the West. Everything that is wrong with the West he ascribes that to the acceptance of evolution... Many of the participants that I have talked to in my lectures here [in Pakistan] they usually cite Harun Yahya’s work."
Asked by the presenter "Is he influential?," Hameed replied:
"He has an enormous reach. In fact his books are widely available not only in the Muslim world, but also in the Muslim diaspora, for example in Europe, in England. His documentaries are shown on television everyday and recently he sent out this 850 page Atlas… HE HAS A TREMENDOUS INFLUENCE
at present regarding evolution. THE MOST PROMINENT VOICE
we have in the Islamic world is that of creationist Harun Yahya."
Iftar Meal Under Hurricane in Haiti / Daily Turkiye / 09.09.2008
Iftar Meal Under Hurricane in Haiti
Solidarity among Muslims, who are having great trouble due to hurricane in Haiti, 15 thousand km. away from Turkey, sets an example for all Muslims. Inspite of hurricanes and poverty they go through in their country, these Muslims do not accept aids offered to them, saying, “other masjids need more”. They want these aids to be delivered to those who are in need more. Haiti people, who suffer from poverty, bring along what they have in their hands and enthusiastically come together around their iftar tables.
Such superior morality sincere Muslims show, spirit of unity and solidarity of believers are stated in the Qur’an as follows:
It is for the poor who are held back in the Way of Allah, unable to travel in the land. The ignorant consider them rich because of their reticence. You will know them by their mark. They do not ask from people insistently. Whatever good you give away, Allah knows it. (Surat al-Baqara, 273)
those who give in times of both ease and hardship, those who control their rage and pardon other people – Allah loves the good-doers – (Surah Al-Imrán, 134)
54 to 37 million years old
31.75 centimeters (12.5 in)
Garfish, which first appeared in the fossil record around 180 million years ago, are examples of living fossils. The fossil garfish shown in the picture is 54-37 million years old. Garfish, which have been the same for tens of millions of years, refute evolution.
The Remover of Tribulations
And with Allah's permission, they routed them. Dawud killed Goliath, and Allah gave him kingship and wisdom and taught him whatever He willed. If it were not for Allah's driving some people back by means of others, Earth would have been corrupted. But Allah shows favor to all the worlds. ( Surat al-Baqara, 251)
Allah, Who protects believers against all material and spiritual dangers, also grants them irrefutable power against all unbelievers, hypocrites, and idolaters. While unbelievers plan and plot, Allah moves against them. Driving their harm away, He makes the plotters suffer the consequences of their own plots.
Meanwhile, Allah divides unbelievers, makes them fight each another, and thereby causes them to lose their strength. Furthermore, He keeps those who hate Muslims apart from them and afflicts them with many disasters. The Qur'an relates this divine protection for believers, as follows:
Those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying: “Our Lord is Allah.” If Allah had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, where Allah's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. Allah will certainly help those who help Him… ( Surat al-Hajj, 40)
This aside, only Allah can repel all varieties of difficulty, disease, misgiving, Satan's promptings to evil, and many other disasters from believers. No doubt, each one of these represents Allah's overt and hidden help to humanity. He is very compassionate toward His servants, to those who take refuge in Him and seek His help and forgiveness.
THE TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION WILL ALSO BRING PEACE TO AFRICA
What He Said
Al Baghdadi TV, April 30-2008
The whole area was at peace in Ottoman times. In the general sense, though it was not totally without imperfections. Mistakes were made. What is more, I am not saying that the Ottomans will rise up and once again assume the leadership. I am not speaking of the same Ottoman model. The imperfections of and mistakes made by the Ottomans during that time represent useful lessons. These will not be repeated, but better and improved versions will be set in motion. History means experience. Avoiding the mistakes of the past leads to perfection. But everyone is aware of the general peace, the peace in Palestine, during those times. Everyone knows about the peace and well-being in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria during Ottoman times. They enjoyed wealth and plenty in a climate of peace.
Daily Vatan, August 20-2008
“We are the heirs of the Ottoman Empire and we love Africa”
Harun Yahya Impact
Works of the famous author Harun Yahya has caused a great impact throughout the world. Here on this site you will witness the impact of his works, read the reviews, see reply letters, internet sites, newspapers and magazines about his works.
JUSTICE AND TOLERANCE IN THE QUR'AN
While you read these lines, injustice wins out in many societies all over the world. For the solution, a morality which will enable people to set aside their personal benefits for the sake of justice is needed. This morality is the Qur’anic morality, that Allah teaches and commands us. Qur’anic morality commands a pure justice with no discrimination between people, and in favor of the rightful and truthful.
The Theory of Evolution Cannot Explain the Creation in Living Things
If you see an ink stain on a piece of paper, you naturally assume that an ink has been spilled on the paper, forming a random shape. But should you see handwriting on that same paper that reads, "Call your father," you can safely assume that this has not appeared haphazardly. Even if the writer of the note is not in the room, you know that this is a meaningful, purposeful message written by a conscious individual.
Alternatively, when you see a beautiful picture, you know that this is the product of a skilled and knowledgeable intelligent artist, even if you cannot actually see the artist who painted it.
You never imagine that this picture has come into being through paints being flung at it at random. The same applies to the flawless features in living things. Their immaculate and extraordinary engineering clearly show that they cannot be the work of chance, but are rather the product of a Superior Creator. In the face of this truth, the theory of evolution is now in a state of collapse. The superior creation in living things is the work of God, the Lord of all the worlds.