SPEAKING THROUGH TRUST IN ALLAH
When they are in trouble and need help, or want to obtain something for themselves, the ignorant seek a solution in what they consider to be the power sources of this world. Some hope for help from influential friends, some from people with wealth, repute or authority. They forget that all these people are impotent creatures acting under Allah's control. And therefore, because this they forget, they try to ingratiate themselves to them.
In fact, there is only one power that can bring about good or ill for a person, and that is Allah. Muslims know this truth. For this reason, at all times they speak with the expectance of help and support from Allah, and aiming to earn only His approval. Even though they may be in need, or in trouble or difficulty, they know that only Allah can alleviate such circumstances and that He is the only One Who can aid them. Therefore, believers encourage one another to turn to Allah and put their trust in Him when faced with difficulty. For the Qur'an says:
If Allah helps you, no one can vanquish you. If He forsakes you, who can help you after that? So the believers should put their trust in Allah. (Surah Al ‘Imran: 160)
In addition, the faithful speak in the knowledge that Allah is always at their side, and that without Allah's permission no one and nothing can do them harm, in accordance with that which was stipulated of the following: "… Allah will certainly help those who help Him" (Surat al-Hajj: 40) Even at the worst, and most critical or most life-threatening moments, they believe there are blessings in what they are experiencing, and make light of this truth to others around them, as the Prophet Yaqub (as) said, according to this verse of the Qur'an: "… In Him I put my trust, and let all those who put their trust, put it in Him alone." (Surah Yusuf: 67)
At no time do they use the manner of speech of one gripped irrationally by fear, panic and hopelessness; they speak in a calm and measured way. They know that losing hope in Allah is a characteristic of those unable to understand the subtleties of faith. Because they are aware that everything occurs through Allah's will, and in accordance with Allah's wisdom, they do not give way to false concern in time of difficulties. They speak in the knowledge that Allah will do what is best for them.
We are told in the following verse of the Qur'an that Allah certainly helps those who help Him: "You who believe! Remember Allah's blessing to you when certain people were on the verge of raising their hands against you and He held their hands back from you. Heed Allah. The believers should put their trust in Allah." (Surat al-Ma'ida: 11)
A number of examples are given in the Qur'an of the faithful speech of the believers. For example, when the children of Israel were trapped between the sea and the Pharaoh's army, while others who fell into disbelief and were plunged in despair and fear, were saying, "We are doomed," the words of the Prophet Musa (as) were to this effect, "Never. Our Allah is with us." We are informed in the Qur'an of the way the Prophet Musa' (as) speech reflected his trust in Allah:
So they [Pharaoh and his army] pursued them towards the east. And when the two hosts came into sight of one another Musa's companions said, "We will surely be overtaken!" He said, "Never! My Lord is with me and He will guide me." (Surat ash-Shu‘ara': 60-62)
Confronted with this dilemma, the Prophet Musa (as) relied and depended solely upon Allah, inviting those around him to do the same. Allah told the Prophet Musa (as) to strike the sea with his staff, and when he did so, it parted in two, providing safe passage for the children of Israel. As for the Pharaoh and his army, they were all drowned. This episode is an example of the assistance given by our Lord to those who take Him as their guardian and rely solely on Him.
As is the case with the story of the Prophet Musa (as), from every word of the faithful, it can be recognized that they fear nothing and no one but Allah, trusting only in Him. In a verse of the Qur'an, we are informed that the faithful, when threatened with the statement, "The people have gathered against you, so fear them," expressed their trust in Allah by saying, "Allah is enough for us and the Best of Guardians":
"Those to whom people said, 'The people have gathered against you, so fear them.' But that merely increased their faith and they said, 'Allah is enough for us and [He is] the Best of Guardians." (Surah Al ‘Imran: 173)
Not interrupting and speaking calmly
Muslims approach each experience throughout the day with the question, "How should I behave to earn the approval of Allah?" One way of behaving in a way, which is hoped will earn Allah's approval, is listening politely to a person without interrupting. This shows respect for the speaker and what he or she is saying.
In contrast, in places where the morality of the Qur'an is not adhered to, turning a deaf ear to the speaker, not properly listening to one another, arguing simultaneously and speaking louder than the opponent are commonplace. In particular, on television talk-shows, such examples are quite frequent. Even those who are experts in their own specific fields may at times show forth behavior which is fundamentally impolite and disrespectful. Instead of benefiting from what others have to say, these people try arrogantly to make their own words heard and accepted.
As for Muslims, they are not swayed by aims of the lower-self such as to bring attention to themselves, to be in the limelight or have the last word. Because of this, their way of speaking is measured and calm. By reason of the courtesy which arises from the morality of the Qur'an, they always acknowledge one another, try to benefit as far as possible from what others are saying, and avoid behaving ignorantly.
Another defining characteristic of those who are far from the morality of the Qur'an is the tone of their voice. To feign that they are in right, to intimidate the other person, or win the argument by forcing the other to surrender, they speak very loudly. Allah advises Muslims of this matter in the Qur'an, by relating the advice given by the Prophet Luqman (as) to his son:
Be moderate in your tread and lower your voice. The most hateful of voices is the donkey's bray. (Surah Luqman: 19)
The Fine Calculation in the Creation of the Sun
So finely has God has regulated the nuclear reactions that take place in the Sun that if that calculation were even slightly different the Sun would either never have existed, or else would have been destroyed in a huge explosion right after it formed.
The Sun converts hydrogen into helium and this reaction is the source of its energy. Hydrogen, the input element for this reaction, is the simplest element in the universe for its nucleus consists of a single proton. In a helium nucleus, there are two protons and two neutrons. The process taking place in the Sun is the fusion of four hydrogen atoms into one helium atom.
An enormous amount of energy is released during this process. Nearly all the thermal and light energy reaching Earth is the result of this solar nuclear reaction.
This solar nuclear reaction turns out to involve a number of unexpected aspects without which it could not take place. You can't simply jam four hydrogen atoms together and turn them into helium. To make this happen, a two-step process is required, paralleling the one taking place in red giants. In the first step, two hydrogen atoms combine to form an intermediary nucleus called deuteron consisting of one proton and one neutron.
What force could be great enough to produce a deuteron by jamming two nuclei together? This force is the "strong nuclear force", one of the four fundamental forces of the universe? This is the most powerful physical force in the universe and is billions of billions of billions of billions times stronger than the gravitational force. Nothing but this force could unite two nuclei like this. (Harun Yahya, The Creation of The Universe, Al-Attique Publishers Inc., Canada : 2000)
Now the really curious thing about all this is that research shows that, strong as it is, the strong nuclear force is just barely strong enough to do what it does. If it were even slightly weaker than it is, it would not be able to unite the two nuclei. Instead, two protons nearing each other would repel each other immediately and the reaction in the Sun fizzle out before it ever began. In other words, the Sun would not exist as an energy-radiating star. Concerning this, George Greenstein says: "Had the strong force had been only slightly less strong, the light of the world would have never been lit." (George Greenstein, The Symbiotic Universe , p. 100)
What, on the other hand, if the strong nuclear force were stronger? To answer that, we first have to look at the process of converting two hydrogen atoms into a deuteron in a little more detail. First, one of the protons is stripped of its electrical charge and becomes a neutron. This neutron forms a deuteron by uniting with a proton. The force causing this unification is the "strong nuclear force"; the force that converts a proton into a neutron on the other hand is a different one and is called the "weak nuclear force".
It is weak only by comparison however and it takes about ten minutes to make the conversion. At the atomic level, this is an immensely long time and it has the effect of slowing down the rate at which the reaction in the Sun takes place.
Let us now return to our question: What would happen if the strong nuclear force were stronger? The answer is that the reaction in the Sun would be changed dramatically because the weak nuclear force would be eliminated from the reaction.
The strong nuclear would be able to fuse two protons to one another immediately and without having to wait ten minutes for a proton to be converted into a neutron. As a result of this reaction, there would be one nucleus with two protons instead of a deuteron. Scientists call such a nucleus a "di-proton". It is a theoretical particle however insofar as it has never been observed to occur naturally. But if the strong nuclear force were much stronger than it is, then there would be real di-protons in the Sun. So what? Well by getting rid of the proton-to-neutron conversion, we would be eliminating the "throttle" that keeps the Sun's "engine" running as slowly as it does. George Greenstein explains what the result of that would be:
The Sun would change because the first stage in the formation of helium would no longer be the formation of the deuteron. It would be the formation of the di-proton. And this reaction would not involve the transformation of a proton into a neutron at all. The role of the weak force would be eliminated, and only the strong force would be involved…and as a result the Sun's fuel would suddenly become very good indeed. It would become so powerful, so ferociously reactive, that the Sun and every other star like it would instantaneously explode.
The explosion of the Sun would cause the world and everything on it to burst into flames, burning our blue planet to a crisp in a few seconds. Because the strong nuclear force is precisely fine-tuned to be neither too strong nor too weak, the Sun's nuclear reaction is slowed down and the star has been able to radiate light and energy for billions of years. This precise tuning is what makes it possible for mankind to live. If there were even the slightest deviation in this arrangement, the stars (including our Sun) would not exist or if they did, they would explode in a short time.
In other words the structure of the Sun is neither accidental nor unintentional. Quite the contrary: God has created the Sun for people to live.
God reveals in the Qur'an that He has placed the Sun at the service of man, and that the Sun follows the course determined by Him:
He has made night and day subservient to you, and the Sun and Moon and stars, all subject to His command. There are certainly Signs in that for people who use their intellect. (Surat An-Nahl, 12 )
And the Sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing. (Surah Ya Sin, 38)
THE COELACANTH THAT EVOLUTIONISTS CLAIM AS A TRANSITIONAL FORM IS LIVING IN THE SEAS AS A PERFECT LIFE FORM
Fossils of living things such as the Cœlacanth, which evolutionists heralded as an extinct transitional life form but which has been realized to be still alive today as a bottom-dwelling fish, paint a striking picture that refutes the theory of evolution’s scenario of change.
The Cœlacanth, which according to the fossil record, dates back some 410 million years to the Devonian period, was regarded by evolutionists as a powerful intermediate form between fish and reptile. It had been mysteriously erased from the fossil record 70 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, and was believed to have become extinct at that time. The truth was very different, however. Since 1938, B, after that first one off South Africa. The second came from the Comoro Islands off north-west Madagascar in 1952, and a third in Indonesian Sulawesi in 1998. The evolutionist paleontologist J. L. B. Smith was unable to conceal his amazement at the capture of the first Cœlacanth, saying,
"If I'd met a dinosaur in the street I wouldn't have been more astonished." (Jean-Jacques Hublin, The Hamlyn Encyclopædia of Prehistoric Animals, New York: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., 1984, p. 120)
The capture of living Cœlacanths revealed that the claims regarding it were nothing more than deceptions. In addition, evolutionists had always depicted the fish as living in shallow waters, as a potential reptile preparing to crawl onto the land. Yet the Cœlacanth was now found to be living in the deepest ocean waters—a bottom-dwelling fish almost never rising above 180 meters below the surface. You can watch the Cœlacanth swimming as a perfect fish in today’s deep oceans in the video below.
The Anatomical Characteristics of the 400-Million-Year-Old Cœlacanth Show That Evolution Never Happened
Anatomical investigations conducted following the capture of live Cœlacanths have revealed many findings that refute evolution. It has been realized that the Cœlacanth that was living 400 years ago at a time when supposed primitive life forms were meant to have been living possessed exceedingly complex features absent from many present-day fish. One of these was the discovery that the Cœlacanth is sensitive to electromagnetic currents around it indicates the presence of a complex sensory organ. Looking at the nerves that connect the fish's rostral organ to its brain, scientists agreed that this organ is responsible for detecting electromagnetic currents.
Focus magazine described the astonishment of evolutionists in the face of the complex nature and characteristics of the Cœlacanth as follows:
According to fossils, fish emerged some 470 million years ago. The Cœlacanth emerged 60 million years after that. It is astonishing that this creature, which would be expected to possess very primitive features, actually has a most complex structure.
The Cœlacanth, which has been in existence for more than 400 million years, is a fish that represents a terrible quandary for evolutionists. The fact the Cœlacanth has not changed at all over the course of 400 years refutes the claim that living things emerged through evolution and are descended from one another. The 145-million-year-old Cœlacanth fossil shown above once again reveals the profound gulf between land and sea animals, which evolutionists seek to link to one another through an imaginary process of transition.
Harun Yahya Is the Global Leader of Muslim Creationism - 07.02.2009
On 7 February, 2009, Le Monde, one of France’s best known dailies, carried an article titled “A Move against Religion.” The report in the paper, which has a circulation of around 400,000, once again raised the impact in France of the Atlas of Creation, and described the reaction of French students to the theory of evolution being taught in classes:
Adam is described in the Qur’an as being created from earth, and the majority of Muslims believe that Adam and Eve existed in Paradise before coming to Earth. That is why the theory of evolution is seldom taught in Muslim countries. Even in France the great majority of young Muslims share that view and make the following statement when they learn about the theory of evolution in schools: “I AM WRITING WHAT THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION SAYS HERE, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THE COURSE DEMANDS, BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE IT…”
Moving on to the subject of Creationism… HARUN YAHYA, the famous Turkish author of the Atlas of Creation distributed in France… THE GLOBAL LEADER OF MUSLIM CREATIONISM…
An Islamic view to the effect that many scientific discoveries are written in the Qur’an has emerged in an intensive manner. One can come across such statements in French and English on the television, in books and on web sites. These popular opinions attract the interest of the young in particular… One senior political figure made the following statement during a conference in Algeria: “A significant number of researchers and scientists agree that their findings are also to be found in the Qur’an.”
Romania is removing the theory of evolution from the school curriculum / Macedonia Online / 04.12.2008
Under a nationwide decision taken by the previous Romanian government in 2006, the origin of species and the theory of human evolution are no longer present in the country’s compulsory biology curriculum. Prior to that change, Darwin’s theory was taught to students at the age of 18 or 19. That was also the case under the communist regime, in the time of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Now, however, the curriculum has been altered, with this so-called theory being left merely as a voluntary option.
One biology teacher from Bucharest stated, “We don't teach the theory of evolution anymore.” Instead of the theory of evolution, students learn about human ecology and useful information about the environment.
Again in 2006, the Ministry of Education and Research removed various philosophers whose writings were insufficiently respectful of religion from the compulsory philosophy curriculum.
The Romanian government’s sensitivity on the subject of religion certainly represents a most excellent model. In the 21st century, 100 million ready-present fossils have proved that living things have remained unchanged for many millions of years and that they were created with exactly the same structures they have today. Thanks to modern and advanced branches of science it has today been realized that the theory of evolution is nothing more than nonsense. Almighty Allah (God) reveals in the verses of the Qur’an that falsehood is always condemned to elimination:
Rather We hurl the truth against falsehood and it cuts right through it and it vanishes clean away! Woe without end for you for what you portray! Everyone in the heavens and the earth belongs to Him. Those in His presence do not consider themselves too great to worship Him and do not grow tired of it. (Surat al-Anbiya’, 18-19)
Age: 50 million years
Evolutionists claim that ants evolved from wild bees some 80 million years ago; that they suddenly began socializing, supposedly "of their own will," 65 to 40 million years ago; and that they represent the highest rung of insect evolution.
If these claims were true, then the 50-million-year-old ant in the photograph should be markedly different from present-day ants, and there should be some very odd-looking creature somewhere between the ants we know and another insect. Or else many of their organs should either be missing or half-formed. Yet there is no difference between this ant in amber and present-day ants—which invalidates evolutionists' claims.
ISLAMIC UNION IS THE ONLY WAY TO PUT A HALT TO OPPRESSION
… and also toward the three who were left behind, so that when the land became narrow for them, for all its great breadth, and their own selves became constricted for them and they realized that there was no refuge from Allah except in Him , He turned to them so that they might turn to Him. Allah is the Ever-Returning, the Most Merciful. (Surat at-Tawba, 118)
All people are in need of prayer. A person who prays simply refers the situation to Allah, the Creator and Lord of the universe, and takes refuge in Him. Being aware that the solution lies only with Allah, the Almighty, taking Him as a friend and taking refuge in Him are great sources of security for His servants.
This taking refuge displays our weakness, for each of us has only limited power and will live only for a while. Therefore, we are obliged to seek His help. Allah, Who created us from a drop of water and the entire universe from nothing, can easily meet our needs and remove any problems. Other than Him, there is no being or thing in which to take refuge. Whoever is in the heavens or on Earth seeks His help. Those things or people from which people seek help and guidance cannot even help themselves. As Allah reveals:
O mankind! An example has been given, so listen carefully. Those whom you call upon besides Allah cannot even create a single fly, even if they were to join together to do it. And if a fly steals something from them, they cannot get it back. How feeble are both the seeker and the sought! (Surat al-Hajj, 73)
In the face of a threat or danger, all people understand that there is no one in whom to take refuge except for Allah. This is stated in the Qur'an, as follows:
Say: “Who rescues you from the darkness of the land and sea? You call on Him humbly and secretly: “If you rescue us from this, we will truly be among the thankful.'” (Surat al-An‘am, 63)
That people think only of Allah in times of hardship indicates that we innately know that Allah is our only true refuge. This being the case, we should take refuge in Allah before it is too late:
Respond to your Lord before a Day comes from Allah that cannot be turned back. On that Day, you will have no hiding place and no means of denial. (Surat ash-Shura, 47)
What He Said
RFA (Radio Free Asia), June 14-2008
Adnan Oktar: There is only one union. That is the Turkish-Islamic Union. It rests on the most perfect, most splendid, powerful and credible foundations. This is a just union acceptable to and including everyone. It will defend Armenians within the Turkish-Islamic Union. And Israelis and Jews. And Buddhists. And atheists. It will protect and embrace them all… The Turkish-Islamic Union needs to be sped up... It has to be really accelerated …This will also allow Israel to relax. It will mean the immediate end to all the conflict in the region. Because, as you know, Palestine is suffering; but Israel is suffering, too, and there is the ever-present possibility of a bomb dropping on their heads. Israel lives behind walls. They are literally prisoners. But they have made themselves prisoners. They have locked themselves behind walls. Let us tear those walls down. Let commercial vehicles roll up there. Let busses and lorries go there. Let ships go, by sea. Let things be made easier… You can do it with love and friendship...
Daily Milli Gazete, June 19-2008
"Islamic Union Is the Only Way to Put a Halt to Oppression"
In this site, we will deal with the common woman’s character as seen in unbelieving societies and analyze how this erroneous character become established. In addition, we explore Maryam’s character, whom Allah raised above all other women, and thereby define the ideal Muslim woman’s character. As a result of this analysis, we will see that this superiority is only in terms of faith, fear and respect of Allah, and fine character, and that every man or woman who does good deeds will be justly rewarded with Allah’s good pleasure, mercy, and Paradise, as mentioned below: “Anyone, male or female, who does right actions and believes, will enter the Garden. They will not be wronged by so much as the tiniest speck” (Surat an-Nisa’: 124).
Anyone who believes is responsible for all that he sees and hears. In the Qur’an, Allah calls on Muslims using these words:
What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of Allah for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!”? (Surat An-Nisa, 75)
At a time of violent oppression taking place worldwide, it is impossible for a Muslim to sleep unheeding in his comfortable bed, waste his time on empty matters, and think only of his own interests and pleasures. A true believer knows that the fundamental solution to unjust wars, slaughter, cruelty, hunger, moral degeneration and all the problems facing the world is for people to spread Qur’anic morality. That knowledge imposes a great responsibility on a believer: that of telling the world about the religion of Islam and the beautiful things it brings with it, spreading Qur’anic morality, and waging a struggle of ideas against atheism.
Those who take on that honorable responsibility will help lead all those who are oppressed in the world to the light through the guidance of the Qur’an.
By the will of Allah, the long-awaited spring is not far off.
The Creation in the Structure of the Cell is One Proof that Invalidates the Theory of Evolution
Thanks to their perfect structures, some 200 different kinds of cells perform different functions in the body.. For example, nerve cells have extensions approximately 1 meter long, reaching from the spinal cord down to the feet. This enables stimuli to reach their destination very quickly along a single route. Blood corpuscles, on the other hand, are only 7 micrometers in size, which allows them to pass easily through microscopically small capillary vessels.
Inside the eye's light-sensitive retinal cells, a large number of membranes carry light-sensitive pigments and nerve connections. In this way, the cells become sensitive to light. The intestines contain food-digesting cells with a shape ideally suited to their task. All these cells come into being through the division of one single cell in the human embryo. But did unconscious atoms and coincides assume the responsibility for these cells' flawless shapes so ideally suited to their functions? This extraordinary organization and planning, which the theory of evolution can never account for, is a proof of God's creation.