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Global Impact of the Works of Harun Yahya Vol. 2

Harun Yahya

About the Author

Now writing under the pen-name of HARUN YAHYA, Adnan Oktar was born in Ankara in 1956. Having completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara, he studied arts at Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, he has published many books on political, scientific, and faith-related issues. Harun Yahya is well-known as the author of important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, their invalid claims, and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and such bloody ideologies as fascism and communism.

Harun Yahya's works, translated into 57 different languages, constitute a collection for a total of more than 45,000 pages with 30,000 illustrations.

His pen-name is a composite of the names Harun (Aaron) and Yahya (John), in memory of the two esteemed prophets who fought against their peoples' lack of faith. The Prophet's (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) seal on his books' covers is symbolic and is linked to their contents. It represents the Qur'an (the Final Scripture) and Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), last of the prophets. Under the guidance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah (teachings of the Prophet), the author makes it his purpose to disprove each fundamental tenet of irreligious ideologies and to have the "last word," so as to completely silence the objections raised against religion. He uses the seal of the final Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), who attained ultimate wisdom and moral perfection, as a sign of his intention to offer the last word.

All of Harun Yahya's works share one single goal: to convey the Qur'an's message, encourage readers to consider basic faith-related issues such as Allah's existence and unity and the Hereafter; and to expose irreligious systems' feeble foundations and perverted ideologies.

Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership in many countries, from India to America, England to Indonesia, Poland to Bosnia, Spain to Brazil, Malaysia to Italy, France to Bulgaria and Russia. Some of his books are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, Swahili, Hausa, Dhivehi (spoken in Mauritius), Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Malay, Uygur Turkish, Indonesian, Bengali, Danish and Swedish.

Greatly appreciated all around the world, these works have been instrumental in many people recovering faith in Allah and gaining deeper insights into their faith. His books' wisdom and sincerity, together with a distinct style that's easy to understand, directly affect anyone who reads them. Those who seriously consider these books, can no longer advocate atheism or any other perverted ideology or materialistic philosophy, since these books are characterized by rapid effectiveness, definite results, and irrefutability. Even if they continue to do so, it will be only a sentimental insistence, since these books refute such ideologies from their very foundations. All contemporary movements of denial are now ideologically defeated, thanks to the books written by Harun Yahya.

This is no doubt a result of the Qur'an's wisdom and lucidity. The author modestly intends to serve as a means in humanity's search for Allah's right path. No material gain is sought in the publication of these works.

Those who encourage others to read these books, to open their minds and hearts and guide them to become more devoted servants of Allah, render an invaluable service.

Meanwhile, it would only be a waste of time and energy to propagate other books that create confusion in people's minds, lead them into ideological chaos, and that clearly have no strong and precise effects in removing the doubts in people's hearts, as also verified from previous experience. It is impossible for books devised to emphasize the author's literary power rather than the noble goal of saving people from loss of faith, to have such a great effect. Those who doubt this can readily see that the sole aim of Harun Yahya's books is to overcome disbelief and to disseminate the Qur'an's moral values. The success and impact of this service are manifested in the readers' conviction.

One point should be kept in mind: The main reason for the continuing cruelty, conflict, and other ordeals endured by the vast majority of people is the ideological prevalence of disbelief. This can be ended only with the ideological defeat of disbelief and by conveying the wonders of creation and Qur'anic morality so that people can live by it. Considering the state of the world today, leading into a downward spiral of violence, corruption and conflict, clearly this service must be provided speedily and effectively, or it may be too late.

In this effort, the books of Harun Yahya assume a leading role. by the will of Allah, these books will be a means through which people in the twenty-first century will attain the peace, justice, and happiness promised in the Qur'an.



First English Edition in December 2007

Translated by Carl Nino Rossini

Edited by Jay Willoughby

Published by:

GLOBAL PUBLISHING

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All translations from the Qur'an are from the Noble Qur'an: A New Rendering of its Meaning in English by Hajj Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley, published by Bookwork,

Norwich, UK. 1420 CE/1999 AH.

www.harunyahya.com

www.harunyahya.net

Contents

Introduction

Chapter-1: Notices and Reports From the World Press

Chapter-2: Letters

Chapter-3 :Conferences and Fairs

Chapter-4: Articles

Chapter-5: Harun Yahya Documentaries and Audio Cassettes

Chapter-6: Harun Yahya Websites



Introduction

This book is the second volume of Global Impact of the Works of Harun Yahya. Since the first volume was published, the number of his works, the languages into which they have been translated, the magazines and newspapers in which his articles have appeared, and the television channels and Internet pages on which his documentaries have been aired have increased considerably.

One of the main reasons for this continuing interest in Harun Yahya’s publications is that his more than 250 books on scientific, religious, and political subjects alter the reader’s perspective on the world. Through his scientific books revealing the proofs of creation in the universe, works describing Islamic moral values in the light of Qur’anic verses, and political works revealing the hidden aspects of global political developments and historical events, he speaks to millions of people from all nations, faiths, and languages. as a result, his works have engendered a broad response from all over the world.

Harun Yahya’s books can be found in booksellers in most countries of the world, including the United States of America, Great Britain, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Nigeria, Canada and Lebanon, and articles (in translation) appear in countless newspapers and magazines, and the documentaries and educational tapes inspired by his works are the subject of great interest on radio and television channels broadcasting across the world.

His works have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Albanian, Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, Estonian, Swahili, Hausa, Bulgarian, Serbian, Uyghur, Bengali, and other languages. This translation project continues so that everyone can be made aware of Allah’s (God’s) existence, the beauty of Qur’anic moral values, the reality of the Hereafter, and the falsehood that is Darwinism.

Harun Yahya seeks to make his works, which are intended to communicate the message of the Qur’an across the world and thus encourage people to reflect on Allah’s existence and oneness and similar matters, easily accessible to all readers. Websites set up for that purpose serve thousands of people every day by offering—for free—the full texts of his more than 250 books along with all of their accompanying illustrations, audio presentations, and documentary films. Such a service is found nowhere else on the Internet. Other sites that introduce books merely offer brief extracts or just list the main chapter headings and, apart from exceptional circumstances, do not provide the full texts free of charge. Yet all the author’s works can easily be found on the Harun Yahya websites, and there is no intention to make any financial profit out of them.

This book seeks to inform readers of the Harun Yahya collection’s worldwide effect, with its wide range from books to documentary films. Contained within its pages are listed only a limited number of Internet pages belonging to Islamic organizations, scientific institutions, and universities that carry his works, readers’ letters from all over the world, and the reactions to the author’s considerable influence at fairs and conferences where they are displayed. That influence is, in fact, far greater than one could estimate.

People Who Have Converted or Have Had Their Faith Deepened Through the Works of Harun Yahya

One of the most significant elements that reveal the global effect of Harun Yahya’s work is the large number of people who have converted or have had their faith deepened. Many readers send letters and messages on this subject. The small sample quoted here represents just a few examples of this great influence.

I read all your books in Russian. I live in Siberia. My wife is Russian. With the help of your books and of the Qur’an she selected Islam as her faith. I am very happy at the existence of such a worthy person, who explains our faith in the light of verses from the Qur’an and shows us the true path. May Allah multiply your endeavors and further enhance your impact on mankind.

Mohammad Arif – Riyadh

As a Muslim, my faith in the religion has been greatly strengthened by your books. May Allah reward you. What I learnt, I want to share with my million moslem brothers who cannot read English. I therefore ask for your permission to translate some of your work into Hausa language, my mother tongue and one of the most populous language in Africa. as a lawyer, I know that I need your permission. Ma'assalam.

Nuraddeen Ayagi - Nigeria

Greetings. I am a Muslim from Kosovo. What my life was like before is unimportant. but thanks to Harun Yahya’s books I feel “even more” of a Muslim. In this way I have begun to regularly perform the prayer. I did not perform it on a regular basis previously. From heading towards the darkness I see myself heading more towards the truth. Thanks to Harun Yahya’s books I see the world very differently. With Allah’s help I am translating a book from English into Albanian. I will send it to you, and readers from Albania can thus benefit from it. I wish you the best of everything.

Ali Avdiu - Kosovo

After personally completing the translation of some of Harun Yahya’s books I felt that my faith had grown stronger and I vowed, like Harun Yahya, to dedicate my life to Allah. Allah willing, the works of Harun Yahya will create a change in Thailand in the same way that changes have taken place in Turkish society in recent years.

Zaki - Thailand

Hello, I have recently converted to Islam. Thanks be to Allah. Mr. Yahya’s work played a major role in this. That is why I wish to send him my thanks… I am astonished by the clarity I have acquired by means of the subjects articulated by Harun Yahya, and millions of other people are still confused by these matters… Thank you for your time.

Tom Malies

I have just read the Collapse of the Theory of Evolution, and it is marvelous. Every question I have ever thought of (regarding subjects I studied in biology classes at high school) and which I could never find an answer to have now been answered. The most evident of these was bacteria building immunity to antibiotics. Thank you for making your book so clear and free of charge. Thanks to this, my faith in God has grown even stronger.

Christopher

Masha Allah, this is a beautiful website. Your work has been very beneficial to me. In particular, the book "The Truth of the Life of this World" really inspired me to connect with Allah. I think it is very noble that you are making videos, audios and full text available to people free of charge. Many are interested in getting to know Allah but not all can afford to pay to access this information. Jazakhallu khair, may Allah reward you abundantly for all your efforts and continue to give you the strength and the ability to spread Islam to all corners of the earth. Sr. Rahmah - Nigeria

I have read and witnessed a lot of your work... I have been searching for truth for ages but couldn't find it anywhere... people said things but it didn't make any sense. ... your books and articles make a lot of sense... Thanks a lot for all you are doing for my Religion... May Allah Bless You with all His blessings and keep you and all of us steadfast... May we all bath in the sunshine of the Holy Qu'ran and may Islam rule the World.

Sardar Umair Ali Khan Saddozai - Pakistan

I have the pleasure of writing you and wish to inform you that it is more than a moral duty for me to be of help to you. I, personally, benefited tremendously from those works of Harun Yahya. Presently I downloaded more than thirty of those books from which I am much interested, and I am enjoying reading them always. These write-ups made a great impact in my belief in Allah because there was a time when, despite the fact that I have a good knowledge of Kitab Was-Sunnah, and thought in many Islamic Schools and engaged in a lot of Islamic public lectures, I was just saying my five daily prayers not because I believed in what I was doing, but just in the hope that there will be a time when Allah Ta’ala will reveal the truth to me. This is because I was put into great confusion by those Darwinist assertions, which made me in dilemma in contrasting them with religious proclamations. but now, by Allah’s mercy, through the works of Harun Yahya I am able to regain my full and sound belief in Allah Subhanahu Wata’alah and thrown those futile, absurd and incongruous claims behind my back. Hence, it is my moral duty to ensure that others too benefited from it and establish cordial relationship with their Creator. I will like to tell you that I will make my first attempt by contacting the Ameer of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter and see how he can assist me in announcing these works and making them known to all the students in the high schools nationwide through the National Body. I think this will make a good start. Further, I wish to tell you that I have a lot of friends who can make translations into so many languages available in Nigeria. So, there is no problem in that.

Musa Dayyib Harun - Nigeria

Salam, your website has helped me establish a relationship with the Creator of the universe, confirm my faith, and realize the true reality of life. Praise be to Allah and may Allah shower His blessing upon you for your noble efforts.

Adam Elder - USA

Until 2 months ago my friends and I were terrible sinners. We were always defeated by our lower selves. but one day I came across with the Harun Yahya web site and looked into it. I ordered his VCD films and watched them together with my friends. We all realized we had been in the wrong. as a result, the light of Almighty Allah entered our hearts. We repented and decided to thenceforth live solely to be able to serve Allah.

Switzerland

I really appreciate your works and studies and I love seeing the movies which you offer for free download! May Allah give you much reward for all efforts and grant you Paradise. I pray that not only for you, but for all the people that help you publishing your works. as you may have noticed I am already a Muslim. Anyway, your works have much influence over me, they strengthened my Iman in Allah’s Almightiness and faultless Creation of the World. Your works are full of compact and highly understandable information, mashaAllah.

Bilal Chbib - Germany

May the mercy of Allah be upon you. I live in Albania. I came across with your works thanks to the internet. These works change my world. They are most interesting and realistic. What most affected me is your attitude towards different aspects of life inspired in you by the light of the Qur’an. You have taught us a lot that we did not know before and enabled us to acquire a better understanding of true faith. You have helped us implement the Qur’an. Your work is most splendid and I wish to encourage you in that field. May Allah bestow all His blessings on you and guide you to His true path. Your works are the greatest reference sources of all those I have so far encountered and of the greatest assistance in helping me and everyone in Albania come to know Allah and comprehend His greatness. You may know that the media and the television provide the most corrupt education in Albania, and this mostly affects children. I think your materials are the most appropriate solution in this area. I am going to read your works for children which I downloaded from the internet the other day. I want to translate them.

Altin - Albania

Salam Alaykum! on reading some of Harun Yahya’s works and watching a few of his videos I realized I had found the truth I had been seeking for some time, and came to believe. Until then I had a number of prejudiced ideas about the Turks and believed them not to be the best representatives of Islam. That was until I knew Harun Yahya… Harun Yahya is a devout Turk. I hope Allah will guide many people onto your path. May Allah give strength to Harun Yahya and his assistants. May Allah protect believers. May the greetings of Allah be upon you.

Redouan - Germany

I am greatly inspired by your works. They have significantly increased my faith in Allah. I want to buy all your English-language works. Can you tell me how to do this?

Shamil Khan - United Kingdom

Greetings to all my Muslim brothers. This is an astonishing page that has changed my way of thinking and enabled me to see the truth. My thanks to the author for setting up such a web site and changing people’s lives. Insha’Allah, many more people will come to grasp the truth. There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad (saas) is His messenger.

Noor-nahar Hoque - United Kingdom

I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have made the acquaintance of brother Harun Yahya. I came from a Catholic family and, Alhamdulillah, converted to Islam 7 years ago. Harun Yahya’s articles were of great help in my finding the truth.

Jalil Al Biruani - Peru

My name is Amir Afridi and I am from Pakistan. I have seen your work and believe me I don’t believe my eyes to see this kind of work first time in my life. It was my luck that I come across your program playing on a channel Indus Vision by just surfing my TV. I can’t even imagine that this kind of work I have seen in my life for just Islam. Because what we are looking today we see some boring program on TV and some books that we don’t even read. I am 22 year old and I had two problems because of reading and having some knowledge I started to believe in that Jesus the Isa will not come to the earth again. and that every living being is made by the process of evolution and I have worked very hard to prove it as well. but what totally surprised me is this that I noted your web site from the channel and I surf it and

I downloaded some books concerning my matters. but I don’t know how can I be thankful to Mr. Harun Yahya. I read his books about Jesus and about Darwinism. It made me but I would say just change me. His work is marvelous. First of all I thank you and the team working behind. Please tell me that what I can do for Islam. How you people will help me. and in the last inform Mr. Harun Yahya about me that you have made a person muslim by your work. and anyone cannot give you some thing for what you are doing but only one the God Allah. Your fan and slave.

Amir Afridi - Pakistan

Dear brothers in Islam, I send you my heartfelt greetings on behalf of our Muslim brothers living in Russia. After being freed from 70 years of communist oppression, the Russian Muslims rediscovered their own identity. They discovered what Islam and living as a Muslim mean. Yet since they lacked sufficient information and people of knowledge to strengthen their faith, Russian Muslims again experienced difficult times. Praise be to Allah; after your books had been translated into Russian, people’s faith began growing stronger in the light of the scientific evidence. Non-Muslims are adopting Islam after reading your books and (ethnic) Muslims with prejudiced ideas about Islam realize how false those preconceptions are… Allah (swt) has sent you as a guide to the true path for these people, and the translation of your books into Russian has enlightened people and been a means for right guidance. The sincerity and purity in your works illuminate people’s hearts, shed great light and cast away the dust that has collected over many years. The number of people in Russia adopting Islam as a way of life is growing by the day, though there are many who use Islam for their own interests and advantage. Our intention is not to complain but solely to enlighten the community of Islam. as Muslims living in Russia we perhaps have a greater need for Islamic literature than other countries. The Russian-language literature we have contains very little information, or else is full of translation errors. Colleagues of ours who have been educated in Arab countries are migrating to the big cities because of economic difficulties, and are teaching in mosques and madrassas there. Bashkortostan is a republic that is rich in terms of nature but economically poor. Muslim congregations are unable to provide Islamic education due to economic difficulties, or else are forced to close under the weight of heavy taxes. We try to enlighten people by using the literature we have. but we would ask for your help in making this service a more lively one and in spreading it to a larger audience. We would ask you, if possible, to send us your Russian-language books, videos and audio cassettes. There is an Azeri brother of ours here who was educated in Turkey, and thanks to him we are able to read and understand some Turkish works. We would be pleased to receive copies of your Turkish-language works that have not been translated into Russian. One last request is that you not misunderstand these requests, but treat them with understanding. Our deepest thanks and respects for all you are doing. May the mercy and abundance of Allah be upon you.

Biktashev Ilgiz (Abdulhakk) - Russia

I am sending you this message from Burnley, England. Harun Yahya’s works inspire me. A while ago I departed from the true path. Thanks to brother Harun’s web site I turned back towards the true path. I would like to meet and thank him in person. May Allah reward you.

Sami - United Kingdom

As a recent convert (revert) to Islam I was recommended this site. This is truly fantastic and is full of fantastic information. Harun Yahya has certainly helped make the transition to Islam a lot easier.

Joshua Wilson - United Kingdom

Chapter-1: Notices and Reports from the World Press

Notices in the World Press

Various notices are published in major newspapers and magazines distributed in many countries, such as Time and Newsweek. In addition to these, Islamic newspapers and magazines frequently devote space to his works.

Europe – Time Magazine

Time, 24 November 2003 and 1 December 2003

These notices contained introductions to the following books: The Creation of the Universe, Darwinism Refuted, the Evolution Deceit, Islam Denounces Terrorism, Matter: The Other Name for Illusion, Jesus Will Return, and Signs of the Last Day.

USA – Newsweek Magazine

Newsweek, 5 July 2004

In an announcement titled “A Call to All Our Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Brothers and Sisters,” dated 5 July 2004, Harun Yahya’s Only Love Can Defeat Terrorism, Islam Denounces Terrorism, Terrorism: The Ritual of the Devil, and Let’s Join Forces were all introduced.

USA - the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

The December 2003 edition of the The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, which covers political developments and relationships in the Middle East, carried a notice introducing the websites and books Islam Denounces Terrorism and Palestine. This magazine also introduced Perished Nations, the Truth of the Life of This World, and the Evolution Deceit in its July 2000 edition.

July 2003

Great Britain - Amalpress Publishing

This poster, prepared by the British publishing house Amalpress, publisher of the English-language edition of Islam Denounces Terrorism, introduces the book. Distributed to publishers and bookshops worldwide, it also introduces Harun Yahya and his works.

February 2002

Azerbaijan - Khazar View Magazine

The news magazine Khazar View presents two new books by Harun Yahya added to the Khazar University library. Translated into Azeri, these are 24 Hours in the Life of a Muslim and Maryam: An Exemplary Muslim Woman.

1 November 2004

Africa - Africa Perspectives

The newspaper Africa Perspectives, published in Africa, carried an introduction on 1 November 2004 to twelve English-language works by Harun Yahya that are available at the IDM Bookshop. The notice referred to the author and his works in these terms:

“From the dynamic author Harun Yahya... Well presented, with brilliant graphics & images... Suitable for all ages..."

Bangladesh - Daily Ittefaq

A Harun Yahya VCD set of six films, “Signs of the Creator,” has been prepared in Bangladesh. The advertisement in Ittefaq, the most widely read national daily, said this about the set, the first of its kind in the country:

“This documentary set ‘Signs of the Creator’ includes explanations based on the Qur’an and science. Worldwide, this is the first of its kind in Bengali. Thanks to this film, we will be able to introduce Allah and His infinite knowledge to millions of people in the country and abroad. Before publication and distribution of these documentaries, an official opening ceremony in Dhaka and seminars in various cities will be held to explain the project’s subject to the Bangladesh people.”

Saudi Arabia - Al-Bilad Magazine

Al-Bilad published an introduction to the documentaries based on Harun Yahya’s works.

India – Al-Risala Magazine

Al-Risala has carried advertisements several times for various English-language editions of Harun Yahya’s books, among them Allah Is Known through Reason, Basic Concepts in the Qur’an, and the Miracle in the Ant.

July-August 2000

September-October 2000

India - Books Today Catalogue

In its September-October 2000 edition, Books Today introduced Harun Yahya’s Allah Is Known through Reason. This book also appeared in its “BEST SELLERS” list.

(November-December 2000 edition.)

November-December 2000

September-October 2000

Australia - Brotherhood Monthly Newspaper

2001 – No. 2

The Brotherhood carried two notices regarding Harun Yahya in 2001. The notice, titled “Turning a Blind Eye to Cruelty Is Like Collaborating with Those Committing It,” took East Turkestan as an example and stated that everyone should engage in an intellectual struggle against oppression inflicted on Muslims. The only way to end this oppression is for the people to adopt Qur’anic moral values permanently.

Sri Lanka - Center for Islamic Studies Publication

In its introductory brochure titled “Our Book Shop,” the Sri Lankan Center for Islamic Studies foundation exhibited several works by Harun Yahya, such as Jesus Will Return, the Prophet Musa (as), and How Do the Unwise Interpret the Qur’an?

2002

India - Goodword Book Catalogue

Goodword, the publisher of Harun Yahya’s books in India, has introduced many of the author’s works in its catalogue.

Great Britain the Islamic Foundation Book Catalogue

The Islamic Foundation’s 2002-2003 book catalogue introduced six of the author’s works under the title of “Harun Yahya Series.”

2002-2003 catalogue

India - the Milli Gazette

The Milli Gazette, one of India’s foremost English-language papers, has introduced books by Harun Yahya several times. This notice, which introduced Islam Denounces Terrorism, Jesus Will Return, and the Evolution Deceit, also mentioned the website on which his works can be read free of charge.

16 October 2003

The introduction to the English-language translations of his works and sold in India can be seen above.

America - the Muslim Observer

The Muslim Observer, one of America’s best known Islamic weekly newspapers, has introduced Harun Yahya’s books on several occasions under the heading “Books That Will Change Your Outlook on Life.”

20-26 August 2004

United Kingdom - the Muslim News

Advertisements for and reports about Harun Yahya’s books have been published in the Muslim News, one of the country’s most important Islamic newspapers. The introductions to Deep Thinking, the Evolution Deceit, Perished Nations, and for Men of Understanding are given below:

26 November 1999

24 November 2000

28 April 2000

30 June 2000

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood analyzed Harun Yahya’s the Miracle in the Ant under the heading “Wonder of Creation.” Here, she writes that by focusing on the ant, Harun Yahya has revealed one of Allah’s most perfect miracles of creation.

24 November, the Muslim News

Malaysia - Nur Magazine

The January 2003 edition of Nur magazine introduced Harun Yahya’s documentaries the Secret beyond Matter, the Collapse of Evolution, the Creation of the Universe, the Fact of Creation, the Miracle in the Cell, and Miracles of the Qur’an.

Its December 2002 edition provided readers with information about the Malay-language edition of the Evolution Deceit.

December 2002

Holland - Onze Oemma

The magazine Onze Oemma, aimed at Muslim children, introduced Harun Yahya’s Let’s Learn Our Islam.

October-November 2003

USA - Voice of Islam

July-August 2001

Reviews of several books have been published in the Voice of Islam, among them the Creation of the Universe, Before You Regret, Miracles of the Qur’an, and Wonders of Allah’s Creation.

Sound Vision Book Catalogue

Harun Yahya’s the Evolution Deceit, Perished Nations, and the Truth of the Life of This World have been introduced in the Sound Vision book catalogue. This business distributes Islamic publications and has the most widespread distribution network in America.

2001

Malaysia - Saba Islamic Media

SABA Islamic Media, Harun Yahya’s publisher in Malaysia, has introduced the author’s works through advertising and other campaigns. Seminars on his works have been held nationwide within the framework of the “A Million Harun Yahya Project.” a collection of his documentaries, “Signs of the Creator,” was introduced at these seminars and in the poster to the left.

Some of Harun Yahya’s works in the 2003 SABA Islamic Media product catalogue are Global Freemasonry, Some Secrets of the Qur’an, and Before You Regret.

United Kingdom - Ta-Ha Publishers

These posters, distributed in Great Britain, present Harun Yahya’s documentaries, audio tapes, and books for children.

Great Britain - Q-News

September 2001

June 2001

Q-News has carried notices several times regarding Harun Yahya’s books. They were introduced in the following terms:

Harun Yahya’s books question the conventional wisdom of our day, revealing how misleading concepts can be when we are conditioned to accept them as right and natural. So far, various books of Harun Yahya have been translated into more than 20 languages and they had a great impact in every country they have been published. You must read these books: they will open the door to a totally different world for you.

United Kingdom - the Muslim Weekly

An advertisement of Deep Thinking was published in the Muslim Weekly.

2-8 April 2004

USA - Astrolabe

Astrolabe, one of America’s largest sellers of Muslim books, included the Miracle in the Ant and Allah Is Known through Reason in its book catalogue.

Autumn, 2001

This catalogue, specially produced for the author’s books, introduced his documentaries as well.

Tanzania - Dar Itrah

Dar Itrah magazine carried a notice regarding Harun Yahya’s book Darwinism Refuted.

Indonesia - Dzikra Publishing House

The Dzikra publishing house, which publishes the Indonesian-language edition of Harun Yahya’s the Evolution Deceit, has held conferences to introduce the book. Within that framework, it has produced various posters, brochures, and calendars.

2003 calendar

Poster-September 2001

Introductory brochure

Indonesia - Tarbawi

May 2002

July 2002

Full-page advertisements for Harun Yahya’s books and documentaries have been carried in Tarbawi magazine.

Germany - Skd Publishing

To the left is an advertisement for the Islam Denounces Terrorism presentation; to the right is a book separator, produced by SKD, introducing the Evolution Deceit.

2 August 2003

Reports in the World Press

Harun Yahya’s works, which expose that the theory of evolution is a deception, have attracted the attention of the international press. Several press organizations have devoted considerable space to reporting on conferences and books dealing with how twentieth-century science has demolished the theory of evolution; others have reviewed these books. In addition, various publishing organs have presented his works on other subjects to their readers as reports.

USA – National Geographic

November 2004

The November 2004 English and German editions of the well-known National Geographic magazine featured a cover story on “Was Darwin Wrong?” Mentioning individuals and groups that reveal the theory of evolution’s errors, the report cited Harun Yahya and described the great unease caused by his works among materialist circles:

... Islamic creationists such as Harun Yahya, author of a recent volume titled the Evolution Deceit, who points to the six-day creation story in the Koran as literal truth and calls the theory of evolution “nothing but a deception imposed on us by the dominators of the world system.”

USA - Science

The influence of his books on evolution, especially the internationally renowned the Evolution Deceit, is reflected in the well-known scientific evolutionary magazine Science. Robert Koenig’s article (18 May 2001), "Creationism Takes Root Where Europe, Asia Meet," gives a lengthy account of Harun Yahya's struggle against this deception, the international success of his the Evolution Deceit, and the defeat of evolutionists in Turkey. The article emphasizes that this broad academic endeavor—"One of the world's strongest anti-evolution movements outside North America"—seeks to cause the collapse of the theory of evolution on the scientific front and states that it is making inroads in other Muslim countries. Koenig also discussed the international success of the Evolution Deceit and mentioned that some evolutionist scientists in Turkey complain that "books by Harun Yahya such as the Evolution Deceit have become more influential than textbooks in certain parts of Turkey." in the article, their concerns are expressed in these words "… Many evolutionist scientists fear they are losing ground to creationists in public opinion."

18 May 2001

USA - NCSE Reports

NCSE Reports, a magazine published by the National Center for Science Education (based in Berkeley, California), is supported by the American Academy of Scientists. Although this group is essentially evolutionist, its November-December 1999 issue was devoted to Harun Yahya’s works dealing with the theory of evolution’s collapse. The cover bears the title "Islamic Scientific Creationism: A New Challenge in Turkey" and gives this introduction:

... Most representative is Harun Yahya’s text the Evolution Deceit. The book comes in 2 versions - a large, attractive 370-page volume notable for its many full-color illustrations and slick appearance (Yahya 1997) and an abridged 128-page booklet with fewer illustrations, which was widely distributed free of charge to the public (Yahya 1998)…

Observing the awesome and orderly aspects of nature - the heavens and the stability of the earth, lightning and rain, useful plant and fruits, and so on - prompts common sense to conclude that all this must be designed for a purpose (13 ar-Rad 2, 3; 30 ar-Rum 20-27)...

WHO IS HARUN YAHYA? Adnan Oktar, using the pen-name "Harun Yahya" devoted his life to explaining the existence and the unity of Allah and the magnificence of the morals of the Qur'an. He spent all his life serving for this purpose from his early ages. He has never given up against the difficulties he faced. The biography states that Oktar entered university in 1979 and has authored over 100 books since 1986 - a remarkable output indeed for a single person.

The United Kingdom - New Scientist

The 22 April 2001 issue of the world-renowned New Scientist, which investigated creationist movements throughout the world, offered this interpretation of Harun Yahya and his books:

[Harun Yahya] is an international hero. His books have spread everywhere in the Islamic world. He has developed his own Islamic creationism.

This report described Harun Yahya as an “international hero.”

The United Kingdom – Student British Medical Journal

The Student British Medical Journal is an international monthly student journal published by the British Medical Association, which produces over twenty-seven specialty journals. In the June 2001 edition, its book review section carried an analysis of the Evolution Deceit. Some of the comments on this four-star book—rated by the reviewer, University of Manchester medical student Amina Rahman—read as follows:

“The Evolution Deceit completely explodes the myths surrounding the theory, with nothing but evidence-based scientific research and knowledge.”

“The rapid advancement of science in the last century has only served to give a better perception of the immensity of the problem of the origin of life on earth rather than to its solution. Thousands of scientists around the world, particularly in the United States and Europe, defy the theory of evolution and have published many books on its invalidity. This is just one of them.”

“There are beautiful illustrations of fossils and wildlife and photos of famous scientists.”

“There is a section at the end of the book that is mind blowing with its simple but phenomenal concepts.”

“It is a book for anyone genuinely interested in understanding how life came to be, but be prepared to approach the subject with an open mind.”

June 2001

The Muslim World Book Review

Spring 2000

One booklet of book reviews, published by the Islamic Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, contained the following description of the Evolution Deceit:

Scientifically, with appropriate illustrations, the author proves that each organism of every species was Divinely created perfect and complete from its very inception with everything required for a successful life.

Editions of the Evolution Deceitin some other languages

Azerbaijani Spanish Arabic Albanian French Chinese Italian German Serbo-Croat Turkish Bosnian Indonesian

Al Watan

An article published in the 10 October 2003 edition of daily Al Watan devoted considerable space to the Arabic-language edition of a Chain of Miracles. The report emphasized how the miracles that Allah has brought into being are revealed in great detail, gave a short account of the author’s life, and described the book’s purpose, as given below:

In this book we gave various examples from the living and non-living universe; our goal is to be a means in making people look at the universe and take heed. Actually these are only mere drops, for the entire universe abounds with these miracles. These seen signs are paths to believers’ faith in Allah.

10 October 2003

Germany – Encyclopaedia of Mathematics

The German-language Encyclopaedia of Mathematics website considers the theory of evolution in the Islamic world in its “Creation” section, which also provides information about Harun Yahya’s works. It notes that his works have an especially large readership in Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country, and Malaysia.

Azerbaijan - Ulus Newspaper

Ulus carried a report by Hasret Rustemov in which Perished Nations was reviewed. In this article, “A New Book about the Wisdom of the Qur’an,” Rustemov said the following:

(…) It is genuinely very difficult at this time to encounter any scientific literature based on the Qur’an. In this book the author [Harun Yahya] describes the sudden destruction of ancient civilizations that existed before the Qur’an and the way their peoples were wiped off the face of the earth through the relevant verses and the results of the latest research in archaeology, geography, history and other sciences. The author many times notes that the Qur’an is a book sent down by Allah and the way of adhering to the truth. Many books by Western scholars about the destruction of people have been published, but what makes this book different from the others is not an investigation into the reasons why very different peoples perished, but the way these events written in the Qur’an are described in a more accessible manner.

… Becoming acquainted with these works alone shows how devotedly he works in order to achieve that end. In my view, this book will attract the interest not just of those with an interest in religion, but also of people interested in sociology, history and philosophy.

IBERR – International Board for Education Research and Resources

October 2002

IBERR, an umbrella organization for Islamic educational institutions in North America, Great Britain, South Africa, and elsewhere, published an article on Harun Yahya in its monthly bulletin. Chaired by Yusuf Islam, IBERR plays a significant role in determining the syllabuses of Islamic schools worldwide and uses Harun Yahya’s works to carry out its activities. The report describes his works in these terms:

Harun Yahya: Islamic Writer Extraordinaire!

Under the pen name of Harun Yahya, the author has published over a hundred books on a wide range of faith-related issues. An important body of his work deals with the materialistic world-view and its impact on world history and politics.

Harun Yahya’s extensive range of books emphasizes most powerfully Allah’s message to man. Firmly grounded in the Qur’an, and using the latest scientific methods, Harun Yahya’s books lucidly illustrate the miracle of Creation and the innumerable benefits that Allah bestows upon us. Evidence is convincingly gathered by reflecting on the miracles of our own bodies and also from the rich environment that Allah has created for our use. Brilliant colour photography, graphic illustrations and a lucid style of writing logically point out to the reader the Infinite Mercy of Allah!

At its 2004 meeting in Qatar, IBERR examined Harun Yahya’s work and discussed whether his books should be included in the syllabuses of IBERR-affiliated schools. Speakers stated that these works were an important component of the syllabus in various schools, such as Islamic schools in Nigeria. Harun Yahya’s works attract considerable interest from both students and teachers.

This newspaper, which reported on the IBERR assembly, provided detailed information about the meeting’s activities. According to it, an important address on “educational resources,” based on Harun Yahya’s works, was given.

The press conference attended by Yusuf Islam

A scene from the IBERR assembly

A Gulf Times report on the gathering

Holland – Isim Newsletter

December 2002

The December 2002 edition of the ISIM Newsletter, published monthly by the Holland-based International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, carried an article by Dr. Martin Riexinger of Freiburg University. Entitled “The Islamic Creationism of Harun Yahya,” it contained references to the global impact of his works:

For some time Islamic publishing in the West has been associated with pamphlets in awkward English printed on pulp. Strolling through Islamic bookshops in Britain one immediately realizes how things have changed: beautifully edited books are offered for considerable prices. A notable part of these publications is dedicated to the defence of Islam against the challenges of Christianity and materialism. Outstanding examples for this new tendency are the writings of the prolific Turkish author Harun Yahya (pseudonym of Adnan Oktar), whose list of Turkish publications includes about 180 titles, most of them dedicated to the refutation of Darwinism.

The bulk of the publications by Harun Yahya just reiterates adorned with beautiful illustrations the basic claims proposed in his most popular work Evrim Teorisinin Çokusu (The Evolution Deceit) with detailed reference to certain phenomena. ... His articles appear on many Islamic homepages kept by organizations or individuals. His international reputation is due to the extensive use of the internet. He may thus be considered the first Islamic intellectual who has based his career on the use of this most up-to-date technology.

Russia – the Islam.Ru News Agency

Islam Denounces Terrorism (in Russian)

Russia’s www.islam.ru is one of the country’s largest Islamic websites. It has reported on the widespread interest generated by Harun Yahya’s works:

State Duma Reads Books by Harun Yahya

The foundation of scholastic researchers of Harun Yahya prepared a Russian edition of the book “Islam condemns terror”. The reason underlying the publishing is the increasing Islamophobia of the society, supported by mass media and certain political circles. In order to change the attitude towards Islam – the religion of peace and good, above 1000 copies has [sic] been sent to the leaders of various government bodies, state organizations and educational institutions. The book was received by delegates of the State Duma, representatives of the Ministry of internal affairs, Ministry of defense, many TV channels, and also Russian mass media.

The representatives of the foundation remark that the book has caused a strong interest, making many of the political and public figures change their views on Islam and moral-ethical norms of the Muslims. In this connection there is a plan to carry out meetings of the representatives of the government bodies to discuss the propaganda of the Islamic traditional principles in Russia.

It should be noted that the documentary and the book “Islam condemns terror”, published a year ago, received generous responses and support all over the world, in the USA and some European countries in particular.

Bosnia - Oslobodjenje

A report in the 24 June 2003 edition of Oslobodjenje, one of Bosnia’s largest dailies, reviewed the Bosnian-language edition of the Evolution Deceit. In summary, the report gave the following information:

In his book the Evolution Deceit Harun Yahya discusses the invalidity of Darwinism and its links to various other ideologies … Following a brief history of the theory, he then goes on to demolish the theory in terms of both the evidence discovered in fossils and from the point of view of molecular biology, by setting out the scientific facts … in the same way, the author shows that the theory is based on no scientific grounds, and definitively demolishes such scenarios of the theory of evolution as primitive life first appearing in the seas and then evolving and all other claims regarding evolution … the author, who writes under the pen name Harun Yahya, was born in Ankara in 1956 and studied at the Istanbul Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts and the Istanbul University Department of Philosophy. He has written a great many works on the subjects of faith, science and politics since the 1980s.

Saudi Arabia - Al Riyadh

The daily Al Riyadh has described Harun Yahya as one of Turkey’s most important thinkers. In summary, this article, which introduces the author’s website, contains the following details:

A Journey in Harun Yahya’s Web Site

Harun Yahya is one of Turkey’s best-known and important thinkers. He has written a large number of books, articles and documentary films. In these he refers to the miraculous aspects of the universe, all in the light of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saas). These works are available free of charge on the author’s website, so that everyone may obtain and read them. This site is indeed a very useful and important one. It is read all across the world. It is available not just in Turkish, but also in Arabic, Serbo-Croat, Indonesian, German, French, Russian and Malay.

The video section uses sounds and images to remind visitors of these miracles. Finally, all the works written by Harun Yahya are listed on a separate prospectus. Everyone can make use of these works, free of charge.

Moheet Website

The international news portal Moheet carried Radhwan Adem’s analysis of the Miracle of Creation in Plants. It contained the following lines:

Harun Yahya’s book the Miracle of Creation in Plants recently emerged from the ar-Risale publishing house. In that book, the author refers to the interesting secrets and miracles of plants. In the introductory section the writer describes how plants form and refers to their complexity. We imagine plants to be very simple things, though they in fact possess a highly detailed and complex nature. These plants could not, of course, have appeared by chance, but emerged through the might and design of Allah, just as applies to the creation of all other living things. These books are exceedingly useful in calling people to faith and the way of Allah. With their simple and logical style they achieve an enormous success. After reading such books, the reader is left in no doubt in his heart or mind, and will inevitably abandon other material philosophies because these books demolish such materialist philosophies and ideas from their very roots. Harun Yahya and his colleagues have assumed a most important task in this field. by the will of Allah, these books will bring peace, security, justice and happiness to all mankind in the 21st century, as promised in the Holy Qur’an. at the end of all his books Harun Yahya devotes a special section to the theory of evolution. The reason for this is that the disasters inflicted on the world in the past as well as today all stem from that theory. That means that these terrible philosophies and ideas were all built on the theory. Over the course of the last 140 years Darwinism has played a major role in people’s denial of the existence of Allah or else to doubt His existence. The rejection of the theory must therefore assume the form of a highly significant task for us. This valuable book can be easily read by all sections of society, and all can benefit from it. Nobody can deny the truths which it sets out.

Indonesia - Minda

September 2004

The September 2004 edition of the high-circulation Minda mazagine carried a review of Harun Yahya’s Before You Regret. Under the heading “Who Is Harun Yahya?” the article also gave a brief account of his life.

Venezuela - Venezuela's Electronic News

A report describing the wide interest in Islam Denounces Terrorism appeared in the news portal Venezuela’s Electronic News. The report said that “the Venezuelan Muslim community is flocking to the Internet to get hold of Turkish author Harun Yahya’s new book: ‘Islam Denounces Terrorism’.” It went on to say the following about Harun Yahya and his major work Islam Denounces Terrorism:

The new book by highly-acclaimed Muslim intellectual Harun Yahya comes at a time when there is global confusion and misunderstanding of the Islamic faith and Yahya says he needs to set the record straight about what his religion really teaches and asks its followers to truthfully proclaim.

In “Islam Denounces Terrorism”, Harun Yahya accepts the challenge and already book critics around the world are saying that it is a “must read” for everyone who is looking to find the truth behind Islam’s role and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States of America.

Indonesia - Pikiran Rakyat

August 2001

The Pikiran Rakyat magazine carried a review of the Evolution Deceit. Published in August 2001, it stressed the importance of the book’s contents.

Canada - the Ambition Monthly

The Ambition Monthly, directed toward young Muslims in Canada and published since 1987, carried a review of Perished Nations and Solution: The Values of the Qur’an.

“Solution: The Values of the Qur’an

“It is essential that we all listen to the voice of our conscience to rescue these people, and to make the world a place of justice, peace, security, prosperity and well-being. The only way to being conscientious is faith. Hence, the only solution to injustice, chaos, terror, genocide, hunger and oppression is to live by the Qur’an’s morality.”

Canada - Young Muslim Announcement

In an announcement intended for its members, the Young Muslim foundation, which operates in Canada, recommended, among other books, Harun Yahya’s the Evolution Deceit. The books recommended in the announcement are described as:

“A great number of people’s lives have changed through the study of some of the following books.”

The messages reaching the Harun Yahya website confirm these words. Readers expressed their feelings in the following terms:

May God bless you for the good work of da'wah you are doing. I have been looking for a website to build my faith and I think inshaAllah I found it. Omar Hussein, Kenya

Thank you for your works. Thanks to them my faith has grown stronger. Hameed Shahul, 14 September 2002

Your work definitely increases my faith. Aysha Ghar, India, 7 January 2003

As a recent convert (revert) to Islam I was recommended this site. … Harun Yahya has certainly helped make the transition to Islam a lot easier. Joshua Wilson, United Kingdom, 25 February 2003

United Kingdom - Crescent International

The Islamic newspaper Crescent International has published reviews of the Truth of the Life of This World, the Miracle in the Ant, Solution: The Values of the Qur’an, and other books by Harun Yahya.

“Harun Yahya’s Evolution Deceit is a scientific, intellectual and academic deathblow to the modern theory of evolution, a theory which has been largely discredited by scientific advances in the fields of physics, chemistry and genetics, among others.”

Harun Yahya is an eminent Turkish scholar, the author of several books on evolution and creation. ... His website http://www.harunyahya.org has an impressive range of books and it states that Harun Yahya is the pen-name of Adnan Oktar, who devoted his life explaining the existence and unity of Allah. His two important books “Evolution Deceit” and “Allah is known through Reason“ are basically on the refutation of Darwinism… Harun Yahya’s book Evolution Deceit is in fact a scientific approach to refute and reject Darwinism.

As a result of Harun Yahya’s extensive research, the myth of evolution crumbles into utter ruin. ... Harun Yahya’s pen is more than prolific.” Crescent International

This article by Hector Abu Dharr Manzolillo, a member of the Islamic Institute of the Americas, examined the Evolution Deceit in great detail. After investigating its effect in both Western societies and in the Muslim world, he stated that it was a major force in bringing the theory of evolution to an impasse.

“Throughout, the text is clear and readable and the marshalling and use of Qur'anic ayaat extremely effective. The book is also superbly presented, with numerous full-colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams, beautifully designed and produced on high-quality paper... This book ... is one of the few that is likely to be convincing to sceptical readers steeped in western propaganda, be they Muslim or non-Muslim.” (16-31 March 2000)

A message from a reader of Crescent International’s review of the book in question:

“The comment about Harun Yahya’s book in your last issue was wonderful. Mr. Yahya’s book is a reminder of the true nature of life. Besides, it is wery-well written and printed. They are quite attractive and convincing for young Muslims having western education. Both of my children are impressed by the book.” Mona Qureshi, England (01-15 April 2000)

In its review of the Miracle in the Ant, Harun Yahya was described as the most steadfast individual revealing the baseless nature of the theory of evolution (16-30 October 2000).

Pakistan – the Islamic Researches Institute Website

Allah Is Known through Reason (in Urdu)

In an article entitled “The Muslim Responses to Evolution,” Assistant Professor Abdul Majid of Pakistan’s Government Postgraduate College’s Zoology Department examined Harun Yahya’s works on this subject. The article, published on the Islamic Researches Institute website, states:

USA - Wikipedia Encylopedia

On its www.wikipedia.com site, this Internet encyclopaedia, which contains a million or so articles and provides services in fifty languages, describes Harun Yahya and his works in these terms:

Harun Yahya is one of the leading figures in Turkish Creationism, and a fervent advocate for creationism in the creation versus evolution debate. He is considered the leading Muslim advocate of creationism.

UAE – the Gulf Today

The daily the Gulf Today reported that Harun Yahya was the best-selling author at Sharjah’s World Book Fair:

Harun Yahya became the most sought-after foreign writer at the recently-concluded World Book Fair at the Expo Centre, Sharjah. He has been writing on Islamic issues for the past two decades and has authored over 200 works... Explaining the need of introducing Yahya’s works in the UAE, Rashid Siddiqui of the Book Mall said the books strengthen people’s faith in the tenets of Islam. “Harun Yahya’s works can fairly be regarded as the opinion of Islam on various subjects. Be it Islamic teaching about terrorism or faith-related issues in nature, his works show the magnificence of Allah everywhere,” he said.

Chapter-2: Letters

Russia, Dr. Levin Zalman Isaakovic

Harun Yahya is the author of many books addressed to a mass readership (and that is not restricted to muslims alone). In these works, he seeks the intellectual desctruction of the foundations of all atheistic ideologies and those that deny the existence of god.

Harun Yahya is the author of many books addressed to a mass readership (and that is not restricted to Muslims alone). In these works, he seeks the intellectual destruction of the foundations of all atheistic ideologies and those that deny the existence of God. He is one of those Muslim intellectuals striving to reinforce the bases of faith in a world living under the domination of secularism and science. All of his books published in Russian, as well as those planned for publication, contain “scientifically proven facts” showing God’s miracles of creation.

Islam Denounces Terrorism comes from the same series. The author emphasizes that the Qur’an definitively prohibits the faithful from using any form of oppression or violence; that it brings with it peace, toleration, well-being, and justice; and that the Peoples of the Book – Muslim, Jew, and Orthodox – who sincerely desire peace also share common values.


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