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Reviews of Harun Yahya’s Books By Scholars and Prominent Community Leaders - 1
Pakistan, Syed Irfan Ahmed
The way today's society is declining is felt by every compassionate and sensible person. Due to this moral decline the social peace is ruined and it brings a direct impact on the social stability. Every wise person thinks and tries to improve this situation.
The books by Harun Yahya which I have (For Men of Understanding, Perished Nations, The Truth of the Life of This World, Evolution Deceit),reveal that he is a person who has the compassion for this nation. Books by Harun Yahya are basically a means of bringing the message of Quran through scientific methods.
The word Islam is derived from "Salama" which means peace and through Quran the education of peace is being given to the whole humanity. The matter of Harun Yahya's books revolve around these basic teachings. In my opinion the books of Harun Yahya are a means of improving the character and morality in the society and a source of bringing peace.
In any society it is the duty of every responsible citizen to improve the character and morality of the people. The books by Harun Yahya are a big step in connection with the service of the nation and country. As a journalist these are some of my comments on the books by Harun Yahya...
Syed Irfan Ahmed Assıstant Edıtor Monthly Hamdard-e-Sehat
USA, Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr
As a professor of biological sciences, and a scholar who was trained all my life at the American University in Beirut, and then from the University of Illinois, USA, I was fascinated and very much impressed with the writings of Professor Harun Yahya. The number of books and videos that he has written and translated is beyond imagination.
I wish to congratulate Turkey and the people of Turkey for having a professor and a scholar like Dr. Harun Yahya. Moreover, I wish to congratulate the government of Turkey for having a professor of this nature.
If Turkey wishes to be recognized internationally, his name should be submitted for the King of Faisal Award, and to the committee of Nobel Prize winners. He deserves to be appreciated for his contributions in the field of biological sciences. In so doing, Turkey will be among the leading countries in having some of its scholars being in the front lines internationally.
I, as an American citizen, who have already published 52 books and booklets, am so much impressed with his writings. I also showed some of his writings to many university professors and students in USA. They were very much impressed, and they want the rest of his writings to be distributed worldwide. God bless Turkey and all. Ameen.
Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr, Ph. D. Presıdent of the Foundatıon For Islamıc Knowledge
India, Saniyasnain Khan
Of the books by Harun Yahya which I have read For Men of Understanding, Allah is Known Through Reason ve The Truth of the Life of this Worldstand out as powerful treaties on the proofs of God in the Universe. Harun Yahya's scholarship proves fascinating and his style of writing infinitely readable. His books have a great impact because of the clarity and logic with which they make their appeal.
Quoting the verses of Quran and sources as diverse as Bertrand Russell and Lenin, Harun Yahya takes us on a remarkable trip through the signs in the heavens and on the earth. The author's approach to Quranic wisdom is scientific. One of the remarkable aspects of his writings is his copious illustration of Quranic teachings with examples which are scientifically verifiable facts of nature.
Allah is Known Through Reason is one of the books by Harun Yahya that leads people to ponder the proofs of God's existence.
It is one of the ironies of life that man may observe nature right from his birth, but he seldom experiences a sense of awe in contemplating it. Though even the tiniest example in nature is enough to testify to the greatness of God, people often remain unaware of this. Harun Yahya's books, such as The Miracle of Ant ve The Miracle of the Spideretc. perform a great service both to the unenlightened and to the cause of religion by bringing out this reality in an excellent, easily comprehensible and convincing manner.
The author deftly presents facts upon fact, until we reach the conclusion that one of the greatest and most essential of human objectives is to recognize and interpret the numerous signs of Allah scattered not only throughout the entire universe, but also within our own selves.
He writes about this subject in such a compelling way-the text also enlivened with beautiful pictures-that the whole idea comes alive, leaving a lasting impression on the reader's mind. The reader, induced to think deeply about the hidden truths of nature, ultimately experiences an increase in his or her faith.
We pray that God may reward him for all the good works that he is doing and give him good health and a long life. And, God willing, may his pen never run dry.
Sanıyasnaın Khan Dırector, The Islamıc Center Al-Rısala
Argentina, Abu Dharr Manzolillo
Harun Yahya's Evolution Deceit is the scientific, intellectual and academic death blow to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, a theory which has been largely discredited by scientific advances in the fields of physics, chemistry and genetics, among others. The book is thoroughly researched and solidly scientific
As Harun Yahya explains, the theory of evolution does not limit itself to the field of biology; rather, it has socio-political, economic, religious, scientific, and ethical repercussions and effects [in] all spheres of life. The author explains that the objective of evolutionism is to destroy the belief in God, the Creator, in accordance with the agenda of materialist atheists. Evolution Deceit is particularly important as it exposes the hidden agenda of the evolutionists. It becomes evident that as a thesis, as a philosophy, but most of all as an ideology, the theory of evolution is intrinsically evil.
The Evolution Deceit demonstrates with evidence that the idea of evolution is a materialist dogma. It has been translated into many languages.
Until the publication of Evolution Deceit, the theory of evolution was often challenged on moral, ethical, and religious grounds based on theological speculation. This contributed to the impression that evolutionism was a "scientific fact" well above "religious myths" which were the object of ridicule. Harun Yahya's work, however, gives a fatal blow to evolutionism, exposing its falsehood on the basis of science. It becomes evident that evolutionism is nothing more than an atheistic dogma with no scientific basis whatsoever. As a result of Harun Yahya's extensive research, the myth of evolution crumbles to the ground in utter ruin. Using the same unquestionable scientific rigor he used to discredit evolutionism, the author demonstrates that Almighty God, Allah, created everything, which exists.
Abu Dharr Manzolıllo Freelance Journalıst and Edıtor
Canada, Meer Sahib
I had heard about Harun Yahya for quite some time, but it was only a few months ago I came to realize the greatness and painstaking scholarship of this marvelous writer, when the Imam of the Islamic Center, Sheikh Hamid Abu Malek Slimi, gave me a copy of his bookThe Evolution Deceit as a gift. The Imam whetted my curiosity saying "when you start reading this book, you wouldn't put it away until you had finished reading it in its entirety". It transpired that the Imam is an ardent reader of Harun's works and said that Harun's books would make the Muslim youth growing up in the West, proud to be Muslims.
After I finished reading the book, I reminisced the days of my youth with much sadness, as I had spent many years wondering if in fact God existed. I had searched for an answer in other religions as well, especially Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, but this journey brought me no enlightenment, until one day during my math class at the University of Kyoto, Japan, the Theory of Chances was explained and it was as if an electric bulb lit up in my brains...
Another striking book by Harun Yahya on the proofs of God's existence and the quandaries facing the theory of evolution.
I would rather let the anxious reader imbibe the nectar of this book, which explains far more eloquently than I could, in scientific and logical terms to the enquiring mind, that, without an iota of doubt, God Almighty exists. Today, no one has to go through the agonizing times I went through, trying to get a logical, scientific answer to my troubling quest.
The book is filled with amazing facts and logical explanations and attractive pictures, written in a language that is not confusing but comforting and satiating. What's more, several other master pieces have also taken wings through the pens of Yahya, enriching the modern knowledgebase of Muslims and filling young minds with a treasure trove of information on Science, Islam and many other subjects.
Meer Sahıb Dırector, Canadıan Allıance Party Former Vıce Chaırman and Member of the Board of Dırectors of London Muslım Mosque, Canada
USA, Lezia Hill-Harris
In the Qur'an, it teaches the believers to call to Islam with wisdom and fair preaching, to call others to worship The Living god and not to ascribe partners in worship with Him. Harun's books clearly does this. He uses The Qur'an and Science to reach the people's intellect, to make them ponder and reflect on the verses of The Qur'an. I have come across only a few books of this magnitude, which reach the heart as well as the intellect. Not just by words only, but giving a visual effect.
Many of us read but cannot envision or imagine what we read. But when you have pictures along with the words, it reaches the heart as well as the mind. The God tells mankind in innumerous verses, to look at the sun, the moon, the earth, animals and even ourselves, for there are signs in all of these things for those who reflect and ponder. So, Harun is clearly doing that which The God commands.
In my opinion, Harun's books make mankind reflect on the words of The God. Reflect on His Greatness and Omnipotence. That which science tries to explain away, Harun uses to show that One with complete Knowledge and Wisdom creates all that exists. The All Knowing, The All Wise, The All Powerful, All Seeing, All Hearing Lord and Creator.
May The God continually bless and enrich Harun Yahya in his work. May The God grant him the best in this world, in his grave, and in the hereafter. He is truly one who calls to the worship of The God.
Mrs. Lezıa Hıll-Harrıs Knowıng The Creator Non-profıt Publıcatıons Owner/Publısher
Books by Harun Yahya encourage people to consider the miracles of creation, from the smallest matter on earth to the perfect systems in our bodies.
Albania, Ramiz Zekaj
(Albanian Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilisation) Never Plead Ignorance, Deep Thinking. Last times a lot of valuable books from different fields of life and science have enriched the fund of books of AIITC and among them the books of the well-known writer Harun Yahya in English and Turkish. These books are scientific approach to Islam lessons. Who can read this literature will notice that the author's outlooks are well based in special surveys, experiments and analysis, result of his long term studies in the respective fields.
The books are recently published, 99-2000. Many illustration help to assimilate the problems handled in the books and rise up their functional side.
The content of the books: DEEP THINKING, THE MIRACLE IN THE ANT, PERISHED NATIONS, NEVER PLEAD IGNORANCE etc, have attracted the attention of Albanian readers that evaluate the seriousness of the scientific based interpretations of Harun Yahya.
For AIITC opinion Islam library thanks to these books enters the new millennium with a special treasure of modern-scientific literature. In this occasion AIITC thanks all those persons that have contributed for making this possible and also wishes to the author long life and further successes in his scientific work.
Dr. Ramız Zekaj General Dırector, Albanıan Instıtute of Islamııc Thought & Cıvılısatıon (AIITC)
Deep Thinking Never Plead Ignorance
Miracle In The Ant Miracle in the Atom
"In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which God sends down from the sky – by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind – and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are Signs for people who use their intellect." (Qur'an, 2:164)
Canada, Qasem Mahmud
I have read Mr.Harun Yahya's books:Evolution Deceit, Perished Nations, The Truth of the Life of this World, Ever Thought about the Truth, The Basic Concepts in the Qur'an.I found these books in compliance with Islam's teaching. Mr. Yahya is quoting Quranic statements and drawing the attention of the reader to the facts embedded in these statements to prove the truthfulness of God's message, Islam.
I expect this writer to be recognized and honored by the Turkish government for his fine work. You ought to be proud of this writer. Canadian Muslims are proud.
Qasem Mahmud, P. Eng. Chaırman of Islamıc Schools Federatıon of Ontarıo
Poland, Farhat Khan
Poland is one the biggest catholic country in the heart of Central and Eastern Europe. It has also one of the oldest Muslim minority within its border. But the 600 – years old tradition of coexistence of Muslims and Non-Muslims still does not bring the mutual understanding of each others. People do not know much about Islamic values and standards and they are afraid, due to stereotypes, of Muslim values. Therefore we, Polish Muslims, have established in 1990 an association which main goal is to bring better understanding of each ones' values and ideas and also to bring peace between the followers of different religions and culture. In our opinion knowledge is the best protection of the peace. Harun Yahya's effort on this protection is one of the most recognized in our time.
I am writing you on behalf of Polish Muslim Circle. For last 5 years we had been organizing open lectures on different Islamic topics. What we found is that the most interesting issue for the people here is the question of death, resurrection and hell.
The Polish edition of Death Resurrection Hell gives a clear insight into these issues.
We started to look for the best Muslim analyses on these topics. And this is how we found on internet Harun Yahya's book on Death Resurrection and Hell. After analyzing different authors and titles we decided to translated the book of Harun Yahya as the best choice.
In our opinion this book is one of the best description of Muslim understanding of death, resurrection and hell. The inner strength of the book and clearness of the text was recognized by several Polish intellectuals who decided to translate other Harun Yahya's books on Islamic topics.
We hope that one day the Author could visit Poland and meet the people who are living and working here. We wish him the best in this life and hereafter, and we ask Allah to protect him from all kinds of fitna.
Farhat Khan Secretary General of Polısh Muslım Cırcle
USA, Nabil Elibiary
I am frequently invited to speak about Islam in schools, churches, in Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, I am usually faced with questions about views of Islam on evolution, creation, women, morality, marriage, and some other subjects. I do my best in answering these questions but those who ask wanted something in writing to explain the subjects in more details.
I kept searching the Internet for good books and finally found the books of Harun Yahya. The books are directed to the exact points of interest of the new generations. This analysis is logic and is supported with ample scientific evidences. Since then, I am giving his books free to the students who asked the most intelligent questions.
Please find below my assessment about the books below authored by Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar). I use these books in inviting Americans in Universities and High Schools to Islam.
The Truth of the Life of This World explains with concrete examples that the real abode of man is the eternal life of the hereafter, and that the life of this world is but only temporary.
1. The books are great scientific analysis that explains most involved concepts in a simple, easy to understand progression.
2. The books are presented in a high quality of finish, colours, graphics and pictures. They proved to be very attractive and effective.
3. The main themes in the Books are:
a. The existence and unity of Allah
b. Evidences of creation and metaphysical issues
c. Moral obligations of believers in accordance with the Qur'anic verses
Books that I used so far:
Nabıl Elıbıary Spırıtual Leader of Islamıc Assocıatıon of Carrollton
Portugal, Yiossuf Mohamed Adamgy
Report on the Religious-Scientific Value of the Following Books of HARUN YAHYA:
As the names suggest, these books bear a high intellectual value written with a responsibility felt towards the society arising from the disbelief, anti-rational understanding of Religion, and the general moral degeneration existing in the actual society, everywhere. Also, in these books, in my point of view, there is nothing contrary to the general Islamic understanding, otherwise, the writer in these books adheres to a principle of the Holy Qur'an, which is obligatory for all Muslims on the World.
Finally, I want to declare here that I have just published, in Portugal, the Portuguese version of the book of Harun Yahya entitled "Perished Nations".
M. Yıossuf Mohamed (Adamgy) Dırector and Edıtor of Al Furqán Ex-Prof. of Islamıc Hıstory ın Darul 'Uloom of AEIP – Assocıação para Educação Islãmıca em Portugal
United Kingdom, Owen Alik Shahadah
Perished Nations is a hautingly brilliant elucidation of the historical lessons available to today's societies. This work documents the evidence of the recurring fate of ungodly societies, whose moral and religious degradation, led to their complete destruction. This well researched piece of work by "Harun Yahya" is brought to life in yet another thrilling "audiomentary" by Halaqah Media. The talented pen of Mr. Yahya and the production genius of Halaqah Media have taken Perished Nations into new dimensions.
Owen Alık Shahadah Halaqah Medıa
Australia, Moussa Chahine
Iwould like to take this opportunity to express my own humble, unqualified views on how I personally feel about the excellent works written by brother Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya).
The books I have studied, and the articles which I have read over the internet are a valuable source of treasure for those seeking the truth. The rich information which he has produced regarding Evolution, convincingly and without a doubt clarifies that the theory of Darwin is a totally refutable and unacceptable.
The research which the author has compiled on the Miracles of the Holy Quran and the wonders of the universe, are mesmerizing and impressive for those who are pursuing answers to their questions, enabling them proximity to Allah (SWT).
This book by Harun Yahya illustrates how some modern scientific discoveries were indicated in the Qur'an, which was revealed 1,400 years ago.
May Allah (SWT) grant you success in this world and the hereafter for your services in the propagation of this great religion of Islam. I pray to Allah (SWT) and sincerely hope that all the writings of Harun Yahya become available in English in the near future, for I truly believe that his methodology of literature is captivating to the reader, and useful for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
From my own encounters with those living in Western societies, his valuable works have transformed peoples way of thinking, leaving a permanent predominance on the minds of those studying the origins of life.
In conclusion I pray to Allah (SWT) that you attain success in your endeavours in disseminating the truth.
Moussa Chahıne Al Zahra Muslım Assocıatıon
"They Desire to put out the light of Allah with their Mouths, but Allah will perfect his light, though the unbelievers may be averse"(Holy Qur'an – Chap 61:8)
USA, Abdul Hadi Bazurto
The Spanish edition of The Evolution Deceit, which has elicited a huge response in all the countries it has been published in.
Harun Yahya has done a great contribution to the advancement of Islam through his many writings.
The book "Evolution Deceit" (EL ENGANO DEL EVOLUCIONISMO) is unique, at least in the Spanish language.
The way our brother Harun Yahya has approach the topic of evolutionism, makes it a valuable resource for learning.
The use of graphics and science to debate and topple old-atheistic-misconceptions regarding the creation of humanity is of great importance to us as a community. We, the Latino community, are looking towards Islam and the Islamic world-view to find solutions to our problems, whether social, moral, political, scientific, economical or religious.
We hope and pray that Allah gives our brother Harun Yahya a long and fruitful life so that he can keep producing such unique pieces of literature; and that we are able to keep up with the translations of every single one of them.
We hope to distribute the works of this prolific writer in the American continent for the advancement of Islam in this part of the world, which is desperate and hungry for Islamic knowledge.
Abdul Hadı Bazurto Presıdent, LAMU - Latın Amerıcan Muslım Communıty
United Kingdom, Mona Abdul Haq
SUBJECT: Overview of the following books by Harun Yahya:
When the first book by Harun Yahya was published in the UK, it was read avidly by a wide readership, who excitedly anticipated the release of the subsequent books published by Taha Publishers.
Their popularity is surely due to the fact that within the framework of Islam they address many subjects: archaeology, biology, chemistry, natural history, paleontology and sociology are but a few. They are refreshing to read, in that the author has cleverly managed to escape the narrow confines of modern religious expression. In other words, the books reflect the fact that Islam does in fact talk about all subjects, both "worldly" and "spiritual".
In the past, the Muslim World flourished on account of this understanding, and made great leaps in the fields of scientific discovery, medicine, astronomy, engineering, etc. They were spurred on by religious conviction and the commandment to seek knowledge.
Harun Yahya has succeeded in putting the love of the Creator and an appreciation of the created world back into the sciences, as the starting point for any field of endeavor. As such, his books help to inject new energy into the pursuit of knowledge, to carry forward all branches of learning into the 21st century.
This is not only a source of pride, but equally a source of encouragement to the younger generation.
I can honestly say that I have found in these books nothing inflammatory or opposed to the common good. However, to claim that they are perfect would be a foolish assertion. The only book in the history of the world that contains no errors is the Qur'an itself. As for the books by Harun Yahya, what is clearly manifest is the author's intention, which is simply to highlight the wisdom and advice of the Qur'an and draw attention to certain undisputed facts, such as the existence of Allah, the transitory nature of creation, life and death, the secrets of the past and mechanisms of nature.
Mona Abdul Haq Dırector, Saracen Press
USA, M. A. M. Chida
We are one of the largest mail-order and in-house bookstores selling books on Islam and the Muslim World both retail and wholesale in the United States. We carry books by the Turkish writer Harun Yahya. These books are in great demand by Muslims as well as non-Muslims here.
The author has very graphically illustrated the passing nature of this world and drawn the attention of his readers towards living a moral life. His books focus on scientific facts and the essence of Qur'anic values. His books are a great contribution towards the well-being of not only the Muslims but the world in general.
The Turkish people are very fortunate to have a great author like him.
Sincerely, M. A. M. Chida President Halalco Books
USA, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi
I have read Harun Yahya's book The Evolution Deceit: The Scientific Collapse of Darwinism and its Ideological Background published by Okur Publications 1999. The author has very ably shown the scientific flaws in the evolutionary theory. The book is clear and thought provoking. It is written in a passionate yet academic style.
This book is excellent not only in presenting the Islamic viewpoint on evolution, but it could also be very useful for the people of all faiths who have a common creationist perspective with Muslims.
I am deeply impressed by the content as well as the production of this work. I am pleased to recommend this book to all intellectuals.
Dr. Muzammıl H.Sıddıqı
Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqui with George W. Bush at the Prayer Ceremony held on November 11, 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on two of the largest cities in the USA.
Australia, Murat Selek
The Muslims of Australia have benefited greatly from the books of Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya). His books represent some of the most well researched and academically sound investigations and refutations of Darwinian theory available, and have proven to be most useful in our work in propagating Islam to non-Muslims.
On behalf of all the Muslims who have benefited from his writings we ask that you consider his impressive contribution to Islam and the refutation of false ideologies and man made theories.
United Kingdom, Shamshad M. Khan
Substance and presentation superimposed by colorful illustrations presenting old problems with modern scientific approach that is convincing to the Muslims as well as open minded non-Muslims.
That is Harun Yahya.
Many of his books are worthy of publishers award and are received with enthusiasm and eagerness by the youth.
May Allah (S.W.T.) bless him and reward him most abundantly for his services to the cause of Islam.
Shamshad M. Khan
Yugoslavia, Miroljub Petrovic
My short impression related books and videos by Harun Yahya is: For several years I worked with most prominent scientific organizations which are working in affirmation concept of creation and was working in publishing their books and videos in Yugoslavia. But, when I saw books and videos by Harun Yahya, I decided that in future I will work just on materials by Harun Yahya. These materials are something most fascinating what I saw and I think that it is not possible explain to some person how fascinating they are. The person must see these books and videos, and then he can feel what I feel.
Creation of the Universe - The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution.
The Fact of Creation - The Secret Beyond Matter.