Harun Yahya

Intelligent design: A new age theory

In order to alienate people from true religion, atheist Masons have devised many false religions of complex description assembling them all under the heading: New Age.

Their purpose in this is to inculcate in that large segment of people who are abandoning materialist ideas, a new way of living and thinking. They want to establish a new system ornamented with metaphysical language and totally divergent from the true religion and faith in Allah (God) as revealed in the Qur’an. It is an irresponsible system with nothing to offer. 

Many people are seeking for religion and atheist Masons offer them a number of options all contained within the compass of their perverse ideas. And for every false religion they offer false gods to replace Allah (Surely Allah is beyond that). 

In order to alienate people in Islamic countries from true religion, atheist Masons are intent on offering the idea of intelligent design as the most appropriate alternative in these countries.

Of course, they do not pretend that what they are doing is against Islam; on the contrary, they claim that their activities are innocent and even serve to strengthen the foundations of faith in Allah. It is amazing that, in Islamic countries, they include Islamic terms and ideas—however unwillingly—to their doctrine of intelligent design. In this way they try to conceal their real intentions and prevent objections from Muslims.

They employ the classic atheist Masonic method of slow and gradual indoctrination and bringing the light slowly to sleepy eyes. Without revealing their purpose, they want to draw people into their superstitious religion.

However, Western supporters of this movement confess that this is a non-religious system of thought. For example, the American biologist, Michael Behe, one of the noted theoreticians of intelligent design, explains that intelligent design is not an idea based in religion but religious people can make good use of it in their arguments.

Those who accept the theory of intelligent design insist that religion and science should be separate and that science should not support creation and revealed religions.
They see themselves as outside revealed religions; they think that religion is a matter of faith and outside the parameters of science. Their view is that it would be wrong for science to rely on religion. The official internet site of the Discovery Institute that represents this movement asks the question. ‘Is the theory of intelligent design the same as the theory of creation?’ The answer: Unlike creationism, the scientific theory of intelligent design is agnostic regarding the source of design and has no commitment to defending Genesis, the Bible or any other sacred text.  (http://www.discovery.org/csc/topQuestions.php#questionsAboutIntelligentDesign)

One of the focuses of the perverse belief systems that atheist Masons have modeled along the lines of the New Age movement is intelligent design which has gotten a lot of media attention lately. This movement supports the theory that everything in the universe is the work of intelligent design. This theory does not accept the existence of Allah or the fact that He created everything saying that these ideas have nothing to do with science. They deliberately do not mention the name of Allah. 

Their purpose is, given the fact that materialism and the theory of evolution (its imagined scientific support) have lately suffered an irremediable reverse, to offer people a spiritual quest on various perverse paths to follow; their goal to direct people away from revealed religions, especially Islam. 

Atheist Masons employ the classic atheist Masonic method of slow and gradual indoctrination and bringing the light slowly to sleepy eyes. Without revealing their purpose, they want to draw people into their superstitious religion.

The Theory of Intelligent Design: Another Kind of Deism.

The theory of intelligent design accepts neither revealed religions nor the existence of Allah.   It has an abstract and abstruse concept of a designer.

It is interesting that atheist Masons use the same logic in their writings when they say that the universe is like the intelligent designer-total conscious energy. They say this energy is conscious and that it is the Great Architect of the Universe.

But atheist Masons insist that that this conscious energy is not Allah. (Surely Allah is beyond that) We can see that advocates of intelligent design share the same logic as atheist Masons when it comes to explaining their position. Their ideas are very much in tune with Deism, which accepts the existence of a Creator while rejecting the validity of revealed religions.

Throughout history there have been several philosophers who have called themselves deists and believed in Allah but not in religion or revelation. Some well-known deists were Heraclitus, Descartes, Voltaire and Leibnitz.  Moreover, the fact that Voltaire was a known atheist Mason recognized for his antipathy toward Islam, and Descartes was a Templar and a atheist Mason of high degree is enough to demonstrate the Masonic roots of Deism.

While atheist Masons accept the existence of a Great Architect, they do not see the need for revealed religions. The founders of the intelligent design movement, though they accept the existence of a designer, do not accept religion; their idea is that you do not have to be religious to accept this theory.  We can see that the supporters of the theory of intelligent design are not different from Deist philosophers. Deists have throughout history either openly or in secret fought against the religion commanded by Allah; they may have changed their names but they are basically just supporting the same old perverse logic.

Respect and Honor are in Islam

A Muslim may sincerely believe in the theory of intelligent design espousing it as being useful to Islam. But this is a serious error. Persisting in this error will eventually cause this person to honor the creature more than the Creator.  Therefore it is very dangerous for a Muslim to get involved in a movement about which he knows nothing and of whose content he is ignorant.

Allah warns believers against falling into such an error:

Do not pursue what you have no knowledge of. Hearing, sight and hearts will all be questioned. (Surat al- Isra’, 36)

One of the most interesting things about those who accept the theory of intelligent design is that, although they claim to be Muslims, they do not revere the name of Allah.  Instead of saying that Allah has created the whole universe both animate and inanimate, they opt for a more abstruse expression such as there is intelligent design in the universe. Scientists in the West who espouse this theory admire the style of an intellectual philosopher and try to imitate it.

There is a very good reason why such people deliberately refrain from mentioning the name of Allah: they cannot understand the essence of religion and so they cannot experience faith deep in their hearts. Since they cannot appreciate the subtle spirit of the Qur’an, the model of Islam they have invented in their minds is quite different from the Islam described in the Qur’an and the understanding of religion that genuinely exalts Allah.

A faithful Muslim admires the character of those blessed prophets whose exploits are described in the Qur’an and takes his example from holy individuals.  A person with a mind that cannot properly appreciate religious morality and the power of Allah, admires instead a smattering of Western intellectuals, philosophers, thinkers, scientists and educators whose style they attempt to imitate.

This attitude is tantamount to saying I don’t like the style of the prophets in the way they delivered their message; there’s a deficiency in it. Of course, such an attitude is totally opposite to Allah’s book and the attitude of a faithful Muslim who believes in the prophets.

As a result of this way of thinking, being known for one’s Muslim character would be avoided at all costs by such an individual.
But being ashamed to mention the name of Allah is not something that Islam condones. Neither our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) nor his companions practiced religion in this way. They all practiced proper, religious morality as taught in the Qur’an and explained it to others. In this way, past prophets and their followers practiced religious morality perfectly.

Being ashamed of religion, rejecting the true path and seeking honor, glory and respect elsewhere will bring nothing but humiliation:

Who would deliberately renounce the religion of Ibrahim except someone who reveals himself to be a fool? We chose him [Ibrahim] in this world and in the Hereafter he will be one of the righteous. (Surat al-Baqara, 130)

In the Qur’an, Allah severely condemns being inclined to unbelievers and thus making the slightest compromise with the morality of the religion:  They were very near to enticing you away from some of what We have revealed to you, hoping that you would invent something against Us. Then they would have taken you as their intimate. If We had not made you firm, you would have leaned towards them a little. Then We would have let you taste a double punishment in life and a double punishment in death. You would not have found any helper against Us.

Those who do not make the Qur’an their guide and do not fear Allah in their hearts will not understand why Muslims continually remember Allah .  (Surat al-Isra’, 73-75)

They do not feel the necessity for doing this and, from their own intellectual point of view; they belittle the submission of believers to Allah and their loyalty to Allah and the Prophet.

The Lord tells us in the Qur’an about this point of view.

When they are told, ‘Believe in the way that the people believe,’ they say, ‘What! Are we to believe in the way that fools believe?’ No indeed! They are the fools, but they do not know it. (Surat al-Baqara, 13)

In another verse, the Lord says that only those who obey the Qur’an and fear Allah will be able to receive advice.

You can only warn those who act on the Reminder and fear the All-Merciful in the Unseen. Give them the good news of forgiveness and a generous reward. (Surah Yasin, 11)

Those who do not feel this fear of Allah, and do not try as hard as they can to fear Him will never be able to understand the eternal wisdom of the Qur’an.  An intellectual may enjoy the respect of his community for his knowledge and high level of culture.  But these achievements will have value only when they are used for the good of Islam. The reason why someone hesitates to revere the name of Allah and uses his knowledge to promote superstitious ideas may be because he wants to win the friendship and respect of people who have rejected Allah and Islam.
This shallow and anti-religious behavior may well win them the respect they are seeking but it will certainly not be acceptable in Allah’s sight. The Lord says in the Qur’an:

Do those who take the disbelievers as protectors, rather than the believers, hope to find power and strength with them? Power and strength belong entirely to Allah. (Surat an-Nisa’, 139)

In the Qu’ran, Allah tells us about those who reject Islam and choose to follow other paths.

If the truth were to follow their whims and desires, the heavens and the Earth and everyone in them would have been brought to ruin. No indeed! We have given them their Reminder, but they have turned away from it. (Surat al-Muminun, 71)

As we said earlier, at the root of the theory of intelligent design there is an illogical presupposition that there must be a separation between religion and science. For this reason, to accept Islamic morality openly and believe in the existence of Allah will draw objections and criticism from theoreticians of intelligent design who have no belief in Allah or religion.

Therefore, the use of science to prove the unity of Allah and that Islam is a revealed religion would be ridiculed by the main proponents of this theory as well as by other intellectuals. Therefore, a Muslim will not compromise on reverencing the name of Allah and defending Islam even if doing so would win him the whole world in return. This is because he is aware that being a Muslim brings him true honor.

Allah shows the Way to Islam

In the struggle against atheism, the mind that sees the theory of intelligent design as higher than the Qur’an or the truths of faith must consider the fact that it is Allah Who shows the way of Islam.

Allah reveals in one of the verses as follows:

If your Lord had willed, all the people on the Earth would have believed. Do you think you can force people to be believers? (Surah Yunus, 10)

In order to believe in Allah, a person with a sincere conscience does not first have to be persuaded that there is an intermediate stage such as intelligent design. Those who are ashamed to accept the true path of the prophets and messengers and turn their backs on religion seeking glory, honor and respect in other places will find that this brings nothing but great humiliation. Indeed, someone who is confused by lack of knowledge or Darwinist propaganda may become an atheist or a skeptic.

For a person with a sincere conscience, the scientific collapse of the theory of evolution is convincing proof of the existence of Allah and creation.  In order to believe in Allah, a person with a sincere conscience does not first have to be persuaded that there is an intermediate stage such as intelligent design.  Refuting the theory of evolution with the purpose of removing the obstacles before one’s having faith in Allah is a scientific endeavor and a form of worship for Muslims.  However even if evolution is refuted, a stubborn, preconceived, irrational and malevolent atheist with an impaired reasoning may well not have faith. His mind may be clouded with various doubts.

Consequently it is clear that intelligent design will have no use to convince such a person about the existence of Allah.  A Muslim proves the existence of Allah to an atheist, a person in doubt, a Christian or a Buddhist through the wisdom communicated in the Qur’an and the signs of faith, and communicates the religion of Islam with the Qur’an. He never forgets that it is Allah Who shows the right path.

One verse of the Qur’an said by a sincere Muslim, or even one truth of faith, may be enough to bring the most avid atheist to faith.

For example Moses (pbuh) performed a miracle in the presence of Pharaoh’s sorcerers and they immediately came to faith and prostrated themselves before Allah happy to die in His Way. Here are the relevant verses from the Qur’an:

The magicians threw themselves down in prostration. They said, ‘We believe in the Lord of Harun and Musa.’ Pharaoh said, ‘Do you believe in him before I have authorized you? He is your chief, the one who taught you magic. I will cut off your hands and feet alternately and have you crucified on palm trunks. Then you will know for certain which of us has the harsher and longer lasting punishment.’ They (magicians) said (to Pharaoh), ‘We will never prefer you to the Clear Signs which have come to us nor to Him Who brought us into being. Decide on any judgment you like. Your jurisdiction only covers the life of this world.’ (The magicians said to Pharaoh,) ‘We have believed in our Lord so that He may forgive us for our mistakes and for the magic which you forced us to perform. Allah is better and longer lasting.’ (Surah Ta Ha, 70-73)

It is interesting to notice that these people were first hostile to Moses (pbuh) but, by Allah’s will, immediately became good Muslims.  It is very significant that these people did not come to faith through speaking to Moses (pbuh); he did not speak one word.  And he gave no scientific explanation.  Allah gave them a miracle from His own Presence to show them true path; there was no mediator.  Therefore, it is important to remember that to struggle against Darwinism and other systems that oppose the idea of creation is an act of worship commanded in the Qur’an.

The result of such worship is absolutely in the hands of Allah.
Allah has made human beings responsible only for telling others about religious morality.  Trying to show people the right path through intellectual explanations or the most obtuse philosophies is totally contrary to the Qur’an.

Science and intellectual knowledge have no power of their own; they cannot direct people to the right path. This power belongs only to Allah, the Lord of earth and heaven. Muslims attitudes must be clear.
As we said earlier, those who accept the theory of intelligent design generally hesitate to mention the name of Allah.  Ingratiating oneself with unbelievers, concealing one’s religion because of feeling ashamed or being nice to both sides have by no means any benefit to an individual. That is because, unbelievers would not accept such a person unless he entirely abandons his religion and stands firmly against Islam, openly remaining in their own ranks.

Consequently, such a person can live neither by the Islam in its true sense nor the “deist” philosophy he advocates. He cannot remain to be a true advocate of any of them. He tries to ingratiate both sides yet is excluded from both of them and fails to find what he hopes for.

The state of such a person is clearly indicated in the verses:

The hypocrites think they deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. When they get up to pray, they get up lazily, showing off to people, and only remembering Allah a very little. They vacillate between the two–not joining these or joining those. If Allah misguides someone, you will not find any way for him to go. (Surat an-Nisa, 142-143)


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