No misfortune occurs except by Allah’s permission.Whoever has iman in Allah – He will guide his heart. Allah has knowledge of all things. (Surat at-Taghabun, 11)
The best word is the word of Allah and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad(saas). (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Forbearance and determination in trusting Allah
A person who encounters various incidents throughout his life is constantly being tested by them. Through these incidents a person displays his faith, submission and closeness to Allah Who grants this life and countless blessings.
A person’s lower self wants everything to be in perfect order. However, as a requisite of the trial of this world, numerous things do not proceed as expected. While one thinks circumstances to be favourable, things may well take a turn that seem unfavorable at first sight. In such a circumstance, what befalls a believer is to be aware that, just as it the case for every second of one’s life, there is good in everything. One needs to remember that everything a person expects to happen may not turn out to be good for him. In Surat al-Baqara Allah relates that what a human assumes to be good may be evil while what he assumes to be evil may be good:
... It may be that you hate something when it is good for you and it may be that you love something when it is bad for you. Allah knows and you do not know.( Surat Al-Baqara, 216 )
No matter how a person strives to take measures against such circumstances that one considers as a problem at first sight, he sometimes can not help to face them. That is simply because every happening including the slightest detail of one’s life is a component of the destiny Allah predetermines for a person. A person can see the way how the destiny predetermined by Allah proceeds and its consequences only in time. Allah’s preordination is the most auspicious one. Unaware of what lies underneath, a person who interprets the events solely from their outward appearance may be deluded to think how things have taken such a turn while everything was—according to him—proceeding in its way. With a concerned, apprehensive outlook that is distant and distrustful to Allah, he reacts to incidents almost behind the veil of heedlessness, without exercising his wisdom and conscience.
A person of faith who befriends Allah and wholeheartedly puts his trust in Him, on the other hand, considers the hidden aspect of an event. He knows that nothing can occur other than what is destined for him by Allah. He conducts himself in the awareness that everything proceeds under the sway of Allah. In the Surah Yunus it is related that everything Allah knows everything:
You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the Qur’an or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on Earth or in Heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Surah Yunus, 61)
A person of pure mind who evaluates every single moment of his life in the light of the Quran with his faith, wisdom and conscience has faith that Allah, our true Helper and Friend, creates everything with goodness, no matter how difficult circumstances may seem. He also knows that Allah certainly protects him and thus puts his trust in Him.
He knows that being patient and putting trust in Allah in a situation that seems most difficult will absolutely earn him great rewards in Allah’s Sight and His admiration, provided that he remains distant to fears, that is to say, distrust in Allah.
Though he, himself, is unable to grasp, he shows patience believing by heart that Allah knows what the most auspiciuos is. One may not see the immediate results of this attitude in this world but he believes that Allah, his sole Friend, will absolutely give the best rewards in the Hereafter and that he will earn Allah’s admiration and approval. He has faith that, even insignificant, anything he does solely to earn Allah’s approval will not remain unrewarded and that Allah will be aware of it and never forget it. Indeed in the Qur’an Allah states that in the Hereafter He will reward every deed, though it may be the size of a mustard seed:
We will set up the Just Balance on the Day of Rising and no self will be wronged in any way. Even if it is no more than the weight of a grain of mustard-seed, We will produce it. We are sufficient as a Reckoner. (Surat al-Anbiya, 47)
Consequently, negative spiritual reactions shown in the face of incidents such as panic, affliction, despair or believing to be wronged by others are only ways to wrong oneself. These are also states of mind incompatible with the Qur’an that a person of profound faith never experiences. That is because only Allah, Who is aware of everything, brings about a deed. If Allah wills something, its non-realization or a change in it is impossible, unless otherwise willed again by Him. Apart from that, for a person who befriends Allah, Allah changes every incident to something auspicious. He creates something good that he never expects. If Allah wills something auspicious, even if the entire world joins its forces, no one can intervene or prevent it. The goodness, beauty, love, respect and protection that Allah wills for that sincere person absolutely manifests for that person. In the Qur’An, Allah relates that nothing happens unless otherwise willed by Him:
Say: ‘Who is going to shield you from Allah if He desires evil for you or desires mercy for you?’ They will find no one to protect or help them besides Allah. ( Surat al-Ahzab, 17)
If Allah helps you, no one can vanquish you. If He forsakes you, who can help you after that? So the muminun should put their trust in Allah.(Surah Al 'Imran, 160)
If Allah afflicts you with harm, no one can remove it except Him. If He desires good for you, no one can avert His favour. He bestows it on whichever of His slaves He wills. He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah Yunus, 107)
A person of faith should always keep in mind that no one except Allah can have any intervention in any event. Disremembering this fact drifts one into heedlessness. Satan may delude people into thinking that events proceed on its own, that people intervene events by themselves and mislead the events. However this is utterly an inculcation of satan which breaks one’s spirit and prevents him from assessing events with a sound mind.
However if Allah wills something good, there is noone who can hinder it. For this reason what befalls a Muslim is never to swerve from trusting in Allah all through his life. He needs to display a precise determination and patience. He acts with the awareness that what befalls him are only trials to make him deserve the Garden. In return for the perseverance he displays, he expects to live in the Garden for all eternity as a person who has earned Allah’s love and good consent. For this reason a person of faith perseveres in forbearance and putting trust in Allah until death comes to him.
The Scorpion Fish's Camouflage
Scorpion fish live mainly on the sea floor in temperate or tropical zones and never venture out into the open sea. They are carnivorous and feed on smaller fish. Their long, fan-shaped fins are an excellent deterrent to the fish's enemies, and its red-and-white stripes make it difficult for their prey to see them among the corals. The scorpion fish has a very colorful appearance. But since the corals it lives in are also very colorful, it easily hides among them. It decreases its chances of being a prey. It also allows it to get close to its own prey easily.
It is very difficult to distinguish most undersea creatures, like scorpion fish, from the environment in which they live. The presence of these creatures becomes clear only when they move. These creatures which camouflage themselves under the sea in a perfect way also use their colors to hunt, reproduce and send messages. How, then, did this harmony originate? Who has made the body of a fish the same color as the rock where it lives and even given it the same protuberant appearance as the rock? And who has given a shrimp the colors of sea plants? It is impossible for any chemical processes occurring by chance or any other factor to give these creatures the color of the environment they live in.
It is also impossible for a fish, shrimp or crab to be aware of the concept of color and to produce systems that make color changes in themselves. Such a thought cannot go beyond mere imagination. Designing such a system, placing this system into creatures, making arrangements in genes to make it possible to transfer it from generation to generation, and coding all the information in the cells of creatures can be done only by the owner of a superior power.
The Owner of this superior power is God. God created all creatures together with the traits they possess. God draws our attention to this fact in the following verse:
Doesn't He not know those whom He created? He is the All-Pervading, the All-Aware. It is He who made the Earth submissive to you, so walk its broad trails and eat what it provides. The Resurrection is to Him. (Surat al-Mulk:14-15)
Will the djinn and angels be visible to people in paradise?
Do not imagine that Allah will break His promise to His Messengers. Allah is the Almighty , the Lord of Retribution. (Surah Ibrahim, 14:47)
This name of Allah expresses that He will always triumph and that He can never be refuted, for only He has true power. Allah created the universe's order, all of its laws (both known and unknown), and all beings on Earth. In the face of Allah's infinite power, which clearly manifests itself in the universe, the feebleness of every created being and thing is obvious. All that is created can only exist, survive, and act if He commands so.
No doubt, this feeling of feebleness also holds true for humanity. No matter how well-off, strong, and powerful people may be, each person is weak and helpless in Allah's sight. No possessions, money, or status can protect them from Allah's punishment; only those who surrender to Him, live by His orders, and strive to earn His consent will be protected. In the Qur'an, Allah promises to grant superiority to His loyal servants.
Allah has written: “I will be victorious, I and My Messengers.” Allah is Most Strong, Almighty. (Surah al-Mujadala, 58:21)
… and He has sent down the Furqan. Those who reject Allah's Signs will have a terrible punishment. Allah is Almighty, Lord of Retribution. (Surah ‘Al Imran, 3:4)
Allah bears witness that there is no deity but Him, as do the angels and the people of knowledge, upholding justice. There is no deity but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 3:18)
Do not be grieved by what they say. All might belongs to Allah. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Surah Yunus, 10:65)
A pertinent hadith of Prophet Muhammad (saas) relates:
A bedouin once said to the Prophet (saas): “Teach me something to say.” The Prophet (saas) replied: “Say: ‘There is no god but Allah, the One with no partner. Allah is the Greatest by far; much praise be to Him. The Lord of the Worlds be praised; and there is no power and no strength save in Allah the Almighty, the All-Wise.'” (Sahih Muslim)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will not know Arabic
As a matter of fact Tirmidhi said the following about Hazrat Mahdi (as) in his book called Khatm al-Awliya (Seal of Saints):
“Just as the last of the Prophets, Muhammad (saas) was given the "seal of prophecy" (Khatam an-Nubuwwa) and he is a deed of Almighty Allah over all Prophets, this guardian
[Hazrat Mahdi (as)] who is the last of the guardians will be so in the End Times.”
Muhyiddin ibn Arabi his book called al-Jawab al-Mustaqim (The Straightforward Answer) written to answer the questions asked by Tirmidhi in his book of Khatm al-Awliya:
“He [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] is someone who acquires the truth and closely resembles his forefather [Muhammad (saas)]. HE DOES NOT SPEAK ARABIC VERY WELL
, but he is no different to him in moral terms. HE WILL BE OF MEDIUM HEIGHT. THE AGE OF PROPERTY WILL COME TO AN END WITH HIM, AND SOVEREIGNTY WILL END WITH HIM.
He [Hazrat Mahdi (as)]will have a helper called “Alive”. His essence is spiritual, his appearance is humane.
(al-Jawab al-Mustaqim amma Seele anhu at-Tirmidhi al-Haqim, Bayazid, no: 3750, leaf 242b)
The Deception That There Was No Oxygen in the Primeval Atmosphere
Some Darwinists claim that life began with anaerobic bacteria that breathe in an oxygen-free environment, that oxygen appeared gradually on Earth and that oxygen-breathing bacteria then emerged as a result. This is an explanation meant to support the claim that there was no atmosphere in the primeval atmosphere. But such claim is wrong.
Darwinists maintain that there was no oxygen in the period when life emerged, and that oxygen formed subsequently. Because the existence of oxygen will entirely repudiate all their claims about the beginning of life. Darwinists know that when an amino acid forms in the primeval atmosphere, in the way they maintain, oxygen will immediately burn it up and destroy it. For that reason, they are unable to use oxygen in experiments concerning the origin of life. And all experiments conducted without oxygen have failed. The famous Stanly Miller conducted his experiment in an oxygen-free environment, and he subsequently had to admit that his conditions did not match those of the real atmosphere.
Celal ?engör supports this deception that Darwinists have been putting forward for many years now and claims that oxygen appeared on Earth later. But this is wrong, because:
- Rocks dating back 3.5 billion years have been discovered in geological excavations. That is the time when Darwinists claim that life first began. Traces of OXIDIZED IRON AND URANIUM
have been found in these rocks. The oxygen level determined here is far greater than that claimed by Darwinists for the period.
- In addition, research has shown that the level of ultraviolet rays reaching the Earth in that period was 10 times greater than that estimated by Darwinists. This intense ultraviolet light must have separated water vapor and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and have given rise to oxygen.
- If, as Darwinists claim, there were no oxygen in the primeval atmosphere then neither would there have been any ozone layer to protect the Earth against ultraviolet radiation. In that case, it is obvious that no organic molecule could form in a world exposed to such high levels of ultraviolet. In conclusion, the presence or absence of oxygen in either case means an environment hostile to amino acids and totally eliminates all Darwinist claims about the beginning of life.
The late American physicist Philip Abelson had this to say on this matter:
No ozone layer. If there were no oxygen in the atmosphere, there would be no ozone either. Without the ozone layer, ultraviolet light would destroy whatever life was formed. Ultraviolet light. Ironically, it could do more damage in an atmosphere without oxygen. Just as oxygen in the air would destroy the chemicals of life, ultraviolet light beaming in through a sky unshielded by ozone would be deadly! Recent studies of the ozone layer have revealed that, without it, most living organisms now on our planet would die within an hour, and many within a second or two! Not with or without. Evolutionists are locked into a situation here that they cannot escape from. Spontaneous generation could not occur with oxygen, and it could not occur without it! (Abelson, Some Aspects of Paleobiochemistry, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 69, 1957, p. 275)
We sent Nuh to his people and he remained among them for fifty short of a thousand years; yet the Flood engulfed them while they were wrongdoers. (Surat al-'Ankabut: 14)
The Prophet Nuh (as) was sent to his people by Allah. They had distanced themselves from the commandments of the Lord and ascribed partners to Him. The Prophet Nuh (as) warned them that they should serve Allah alone and abandon the false worship which they had established in their community. Although the Prophet Nuh (as) called on his people with great eloquence and wisdom, and warned them against the punishment of Allah, they rejected the Prophet and continued to associate partners to Him. At this, Allah told the Prophet Nuh (as) that He would punish the deniers by drowning them. But He also informed His Messenger that His mercy would save the believers, those who embraced true religion and worshipped the One and Only God. The destruction of the people of Nuh and the salvation of the believers is described thus in the Qur'an:
But they denied him so We rescued him and those with him in the Ark. And We drowned the people who denied Our Signs. They were a blind people. (Surat al-A'raf: 64)
When the time of punishment came, the water in the ground combined with violent rains to cause a giant flood. (Allah knows best.) It is revealed that before the flood came, Allah spoke to the Prophet Nuh (as):
We revealed to him: "Build the Ship under Our supervision and as We reveal. When Our command comes and water bubbles up from the earth, load into it a pair of every species, and your family-except for those among them against whom the word has already gone ahead. And do not address Me concerning those who do wrong. They shall be drowned." (Qur'an, 23:27)
Apart from those who boarded Prophet Nuh's (as) Ark, the entire tribe was drowned. The dead included the Prophet's son who thought he could escape by seeking shelter on a mountain.
It was said, "Earth, swallow up your water!" and, "Heaven, hold back your rain!" And the water subsided and the affair was concluded and the Ark came to land on al-Judi. And it was said, "Away with the people of the wrongdoers!" (Surat al-Muminun: 44)
Compared to the flood accounts contained in Jewish scriptures, and indeed the various cultural beliefs of other peoples, the Qur'anic account, which was revealed by Allah and is the only Divine text to have remained uncorrupted, stands as the most reliable of all these accounts. The Torah, a corrupted text, says that this flood was universal and covered the whole world. On the contrary, it appears from the relevant verses that the flood was a regional one and punished not the whole world but only the tribe that rejected the Prophet Nuh (as). Those who were destroyed in it were the people who rejected the message of the Prophet Nuh (as) and persisted in their denial. There is no indication in the Qur'an that the flood was universal. The verses on the subject read:
We sent Nuh to his people: "I am a clear warner to you. Worship none but Allah. I fear for you the punishment of a painful day." (Surah Hud: 25-26)
But they denied him so We rescued him and those with him in the Ark. And We drowned the people who denied Our Signs. They were a blind people. (Surat al-A'raf: 64)
As we have seen, we are told in the Qur'an that only the people of the Prophet Nuh (as) were destroyed, not the whole world. The corrected states of the corrupted accounts in Christian and Jewish scriptures in the Qur'an prove that it is, in its entirety, a book sent down by Allah.
Excavations in the region where the flood is believed to have occurred also show that the flood was not a universal event, but a wide-scale disaster that affected part of Mesopotamia.
When the waters subsided, the Ark came to rest. As revealed in the Qur'an, the resting place of the ark was al-Judi. The word "judi" is sometimes taken to mean a particular mountain, although the Arabic word itself means "high place, hill." From that point of view, the word "judi" can refer to the waters reaching only up to a certain height and not to the covering of all the land. In other words, we learn from the Qur'an that the flood did not swallow up all the land and all the mountains on Earth-as is related in Jewish scriptures and other legends-but only one particular region.
23-5 million years
According to the evolutionists' unscientific claims, reptiles are the ancestors of both birds and also mammals. But there are vast differences between these two groups of living things. Mamals are warm-blooded. Tthey produce and regulate their own body temperature, they give birth to and suckle their young, and their bodies are covered with fur. But reptiles are cold-blooded. Tthey do not produce warmth, and their body temperature varies according to the temperature of the ambient air. They reproduce by laying eggs, do not suckle their offspring and their bodies are covered by scales.
How could a reptile have begun to produce body heat, developed a system of sweat glands to control this heat, changed its scales into hairs and begun to produce milk? So far, evolutionists have not been able to give one single convincing scientific answer to such questions.
This shows that the supposition that reptiles evolved into mammals has no scientific foundation. Besides, paleontologists have not found one fossil of any intermediate form that connects reptiles to mammals. For this reason, the evolutionist Roger Lewin had to admit that "The transition to the first mammal . . . is still an enigma." (Roger Lewin, "Bones of Mammals, Ancestors Fleshed Out," Science, Vol. 212, June 26, 1981, p. 1492.)
The interest of the Islamic world is on Turkey
What He Said
Ciragan Iftar Meeting - October 16- 2008
When Turkey assumes the role of an elder brother in that geography, there will be noone, including, Shiah, Jaferis, Saudis, Iranians, who will not accept Turkey as an elder brother. For example; when Mr. Ahmedinejad came here [Istanbul], he prayed behind a Sunni imam, in a Sunni mosque. What does that mean? It means, if you become the leader, I will accept it. The message is obvious. He has also said “I”; “I gave a political message” he said. “ I gave a crucial political message”, he said. What else would he say? Hezbollah would accept and everybody would accept this either. There is noone in this geography who will not accept the leadership of Turkey. Because Turkey is eminently a moderate, affectionate, reasonable country. The people of Turkey are very esteemed and courteous, they are eminently cultivated, have manners. As you know it is a country that took the lead for many years. It has had the experience since the Ottoman period. Turkey will appear as the brother of all the Islamic and Turkish countries. Everybody will see this. I am also telling this clearly, I will put a signature under this word of mine ten years later InshaAllah.
Adana CRT TV - September 30- 2008
Turkey is on a very auspicious, agreeable way; it is getting more and more pure, settling down, becoming strong, gaining health. It is purified from tumours, the cancerous cells are removed, it got over the recuperation period; Turkey is a robust, brave adolescent now. Turkey will be the leader of all the Middle East, Balkans, all the Islamic World and the Turkish World InshaAllah. The Turkish Islamic World will unite, a great Turkish Islamic Union will be constituted, Turkey will take the lead of it, it will assume the role of an elder brother, it will be the third power of the world, it will be an element of balance apart from Russia and America and it will bring an age of peace and salvation to the world Insha’Allah.
Vakit - February 18- 2010
Truths for Kids
Have you ever asked yourselves questions like these: “How did our earth come into existence? How did the moon and sun come into being? Where were you before you were born? How did oceans, trees, animals appear on earth? Who was the first human being? Your mom gave birth to you. Yet the first human being could not have had parents. So, how did he come into existence?” You will find all the answers to the above and many other important questions in this magazine.
Besides, you will read about interesting features and amazing accomplishments of wonderful creatures living on earth that reflect Allah’s infinite power and artistry.
The Cambrian Evidence That Darwin Failed To Comprehend
In the light of recent scientific discoveries, the theory of evolution is in a state of utter collapse. But just one event that Darwinists are unable to explain demolishes the very foundations of their theory—the variety and complexity of life all over the world, exhibited with such magnificence, some 530 million years ago, now known as the Cambrian Explosion. In an environment where only single-celled organisms existed before, large numbers of highly complex living species suddenly came into being, with no trace of any supposed forerunners, as if to firmly refute the invalidity of the theory of evolution.
So persuasive is the fossil record, and so dramatic this phenomenon from a scientific viewpoint, that scientists refer to the Cambrian Explosion as “the Biological Big Bang.” They continue to search for as yet undiscovered pre-Cambrian fossils that might be the ancestors of these startling life forms. Yet all their efforts keep pointing to one single explanation: A sudden, flawless, widely differing and complex creation.
This book has compiled details of this incomparable era, and its compelling evidence that refutes the theory of evolution.