Harun Yahya (1956¾)

 

Adnan Oktar, who writes under the pen-name Harun Yahya, was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied Arts at Istanbul Mimar Sinan University and Philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published articles and more than 150 books on political, faith-related and scientific issues.

Harun Yahya’s books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Uygur Turkish, Malay, and Indonesian. There is a wide readership in India, the United States, England, Indonesia, Poland, Bosnia, Spain and Brazil.

His pen-name is made up of the names “Harun” (Aaron) and “Yahya” (John), in memory of the two 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 as the last Book of  Allah and the Prophet Muhammad as His last messenger. 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 religion. The seal of the Prophet is used as a sign of his intention of saying this last word.

Harun Yahya’s works revolve around one goal: to convey the message of the Qur’an to people and thus to encourage them to think about basic faith-related issues, such as the existence of Allah, His unity and the hereafter, and to remind them of some important issues.

Harun Yahya says that Darwinism has caused many people to doubt the existence of God and many have been led by Darwinism to completely abandon their faith. The theory of evolution, he says, is “a fairy-tale, a great deceit, that is totally at variance with the real world”. It constitutes the underpinnings of a dishonest philosophy, namely materialism, which essentially denies the existence of a divine creator and transforms humanity into a creature that only heeds matter. There are three main reasons to invalidate Darwinism. First of all, evolutionary theory cannot explain the origins of life on the earth.  Secondly, theoretical evolutionary mechanisms, such as natural selection, favourable variation and mutation have no real evolutionary power. Thirdly, the fossil record proves that living beings did not evolve but emerged completely and perfectly on the earth.

In The Evolution Deceit, The Scientific Collapse of Darwinism and Its Ideological Background, (Istanbul: Okur Publishing, 2000), Harun Yahya describes the scientist who believes in evolution as having “a blind superstitious faith, … who has a devotion to a preposterous scenario constructed by the imagination…This scientist has a faith in a materialistic philosophy which argues that matter has existed for all eternity and there is nothing other than matter. The theory of evolution is the so-called scientific foundation for this materialistic philosophy, and it is blindly defended in order to uphold the philosophy.” p.4  The book carries out a detailed refutation of Darwinism, as outlined in the following chapters.

Introduction: Why the Theory of Evolution?

Chapter 1 To Be Freed from Prejudice

Chapter 2 A Brief History of Time

Chapter 3 Imaginary Mechanisms of Evolution

Chapter 4 The Fossil Record Refutes Evolution

Chapter 5 Tale of Transition from Water to Land

Chapter 6 Origin of Birds and Mammals

Chapter 7 Deceptive Fossil Interpretations

Chapter 8 Evolution Forgeries

Chapter 9 The Scenario of Human Evolution

Chapter10 The Molecular Impasse of Evolution

Chapter 11 Thermodynamics Falsifies Evolution

Chapter 12 Design and Coincidence

Chapter 13 Evolutionist Claims and the Facts

Chapter 14 The Theory of Evolution: A Materialistic Liability

Chapter 15 Media: Fertile Ground for Evolution

Chapter 16 Conclusion: Evolution is a Deceit

Chapter 17 The Fact of Creation

Some of his other books on science and faith topics are:

Perished Nations

For Men of Understanding

The Golden Age

Allah’s Artistry in Colour

Glory is Everywhere

Knowing the Truth

The Truth of the Life of This World

Confessions of Evolutionists

The Blunders of Evolutionists

“Precise” Answers to Evolutionists

The Dark Magic of Darwinism

The Religion of Darwinism

The Qur’an Leads the Way to Science

Allah is Known Through Reason

The Real Origin of Life

The Creation of the Universe

Miracles of the Qur’an

The Western World Turns to God

A Chain of Miracles

The Design in Nature

The Consciousness in the Cell

Self-Sacrifice and Intelligent Behaviour Models in Animals

Eternity Has Already Begun

The End of Darwinism

Deep Thinking, Timelessness and the Reality of Fate

Never Plead Ignorance

The Secrets of DNA

The Miracle of the Atom

The Miracle in the Cell

The Miracle of the Immune System

The Miracle in the Eye

The Creation Miracle in Plants

The Miracle in the Spider

The Miracle in the Ant

The Miracle in the Gnat

The Miracle in the Honeybee

The Miracle of Seed

The Miracle in the Termite

The Miracle of the Human Being

The Miracle of Man’s Creation

The Miracle of Protein

 

Harun Yahya has authored a series of children books that introduce topics in science through the eyes of faith to young readers. Books for children include:

Children, Darwin Was Lying!

The World of Animals

Honeybees Which Build Amazing Honeycombs

Our Little Friends: The World of Ants

Adnan Oktar believes that the main reason for the state of the world, with its continuing conflicts and unending cruelty, is the ideological prevalence of disbelief. People are forced into a downward spiral of violence, corruption and conflict. This direction of descent can only be changed by the ideological defeat of disbelief and by ensuring that everyone knows about the wonders of creation and Qur’anic morality, so that the fabric of society can improve. The books published by Harun Yahya are an attempt to educate and enlighten people, to inspire them to work towards attaining the peace, bliss, justice and happiness promised in the Qur’an.

His works on Qur’anic topics include: Ever Thought About the Truth?, Devoted to Allah, Abandoning the Society of Ignorance, Paradise, The Moral Values of the Qur’an, Knowledge of the Qur’an, Qur’an Index, Emigrating for the Cause of Allah, The Character of The Hypocrite in the Qur’an, The Secrets of the Hypocrite, The Names of Allah, Communicating the Message and Disputing in the Qur’an, The Basic Concepts in the Qur’an, Answers from the Qur’an, Death Resurrection Hell, The Struggle of the Messengers, The Avowed Enemy of Man: Satan, Idolatry, The Religion of the Ignorant, The Arrogance of Satan, Prayer in the Qur’an, The Importance of Conscience in the Qur’an, The Day of Resurrection, Never Forget, Disregarded Judgements of the Qur’an, Human Characters in the Society of Ignorance, The Importance of Patience in the Qur’an, General Information from the Qur’an, Quick Grasp of Faith 1-2-3, The Crude Reasoning of Disbelief, The Mature Faith, Before You Regret, Our Messengers Say, The Mercy of Believers, The Fear of Allah, The Nightmare of Disbelief, Jesus Will Return, Beauties Presented by the Qur’an for Life, Bouquet of the Beauties of Allah 1-2-3-4, The Iniquity Called "Mockery", The Secret of the Test, The True Wisdom According to the Qur’an, The Struggle with the Religion of Irreligion, The School of Yusuf, The Alliance of the Good, Slanders Spread Against Muslims Throughout History, The Importance of Following the Good Word, Why Do You Deceive Yourself?, Islam: The Religion of Ease, Enthusiasm and Vigour in the Qur’an, Seeing Good in Everything, How do the Unwise Interpret the Qur’an?, Those Who Do Not Listen to the Qur’an, Some Secrets of the Qur’an, The Courage of Believers, Being Hopeful in the Qur’an, Justice and Tolerance in the Qur’an, Basic Tenets of Islam.

 

 

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