ABOUT THE AUTHOR
HarunYahya is a
pen name used by
Mr. ADNAN OKTAR .
in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar is a prominent
Turkish intellectual. Completely devoted to moral
values and dedicated to communicating the sacred
values he cherishes to other people, Oktar started
his intellectual struggle in 1979 during his education
at Mimar Sinan University's Academy of Fine Arts.
During his university years, he carried out detailed
research into the prevalent materialistic philosophies
and ideologies around him, to the extent of becoming
even more knowledgeable about them than their
advocates. As a result of his accumulation of
knowledge, he has written various books on the
fallacy of the theory of evolution. His dedicated
intellectual effort against Darwinism and materialism
has grown out to be a worldwide phenomenon. Quoting
from the 22 April 2000 issue of New Scientist,
Mr. Oktar became an "international hero"
in communicating the fallacy of the theory of
evolution and the fact of creation. The author's
intellectual struggle against materialism and
Darwinism has frequently been mentioned in such
mainly evolutionist publications as National Geographic,
Science, New Scientist and NSCE Reports. The English
and German editions of the November, 2004, issue
of National Geographic referred to the author's
works concerning the Fact of Creation. The following
quotation from the book The Evolution Deceit was
also included: "The theory of evolution is
nothing but a deception imposed on us by the dominators
of the world system." The author has also
produced various works on Zionist racism and Freemasonry
and their negative effects on world history and
politics. The Zionism criticised by the author
in his books is the baseless claims of Zionist
extremists pretend to world sovereignty, regard
other human beings as worthless entities, maintain
that the Jews are the chosen people and that God
is theirs alone. Yet the author's writings very
definitely do not imply a rejection of the Jews'
right to live in peace and security within the
borders of their own state.
His pen-name, Harun Yahya, is
formed from the names "Harun" (Aaron)
and "Yahya" (John) in the esteemed memory
of the two Prophets who struggled against infidelity.
Many works of Harun Yahya are
being currently translated into English, French,
German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese,
Albanian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Urdu,
Indonesian, Kazakh, Azeri, Malay and Malayalam.
The target is to translate all books into English
and many other languages in the near future, and
thus to make them available for the benefit of
The common point in all the
writer's works is that all the topics covered
by his works are in full agreement with the Qur'an,
and strongly affirmed by Qur'anic understanding.
Even the topics addressed by science and mostly
considered complicated and confusing are narrated
very lucidly and explicitly in the books of Harun
Yahya. For this reason, these books appeal to
everyone, from every age and social group.
Harun Yahya's books on faith-related
topics communicate the existence and oneness of
God and are written with the main purpose of introducing
Islam to those who are strangers to religion,
and reconciling their hearts to the truth. For
Muslims, these books are advice as well as a reminder.
The writer has published works on all the basic
issues referred to in the Qur'an that expand the
dedication and contemplation of Muslims.
Each of the author's books on
science-related topics stresses the might, sublimity,
and majesty of God in minute detail based on well-structured
research and evidence, along with extensive contemplation.
These books display, for non-Muslims, the signs
of the existence of God, and the excellence of
His creation in a very explicit and precise way.
On the other hand, they add to the faith and submission
of believers, and can serve as perfect materials
for communicating Islam to other people (where
religion is not practiced in its full sense).
A sub-group within this series are the "Books
Demolishing the Lie of Evolution". The main
purpose of these books is to demolish the materialistic
and atheistic philosophy which has been put forward
as an alternative and rival to religion and has
been imposed on the whole world since the 19th
century. The great impact the books make on readers
signifies that this purpose is fulfilled to a
great extent. These books, just as it is stated
in the Qur'an in the words "We hurl the Truth
against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain"
(Surat al-Anbiya, 18), demolish the brain, i.e.,
the thought system and ideology of the faithless
system; and help complete (the revelation of)
God's light (Surat as-Saff, 8). For these reasons,
these books play a significant role in the intellectual
war against non-belief.
The symbolic meaning of the seal
of the Prophet Muhammed (May God bless him and
grant him peace) on the covers of all of the books
by the writer is related to the content of the
books. This seal is an indication that the Qur'an
is the last book and the last word of God, and
our Prophet Muhammad (May God bless him and grant
him peace) is the last of His messengers. By taking
this attribute of the Qur'an and the Prophet,
the writer seeks, in all of his works, to refute
all the basic claims of the systems of disbelief
and utter the "last word" which will
put a definite end to the assertions of infidelity.
The stamp of the Prophet Muhammed (May God bless
him and grant him peace) who has the greatest
honour and wisdom, is used as a prayer for the
intention of saying this last word.
A Further Note on The Books of Harun Yahya
In all the books by the author,
faith-related issues are explained in the light
of the Qur'anic verses and the Hadith and people
are invited to learn God's words and to live by
them. All the subjects that concern God's verses
are explained in such a way as to leave no room
for doubt or question marks in the reader's mind.
The sincere, plain and fluent style employed ensures
that everyone of every age and from every social
group can easily understand the books. This effective
and lucid narrative makes it possible to read
them in a single sitting. Even those who rigorously
reject spirituality are influenced by the facts
recounted in these books and cannot refute the
truthfulness of their contents.
All the books of the author can
be read individually or discussed in a group at
a time of conversation. Those readers who are
willing to profit from the books will find discussion
very useful in the sense that they will be able
to relate their own reflections and experiences
to one another.
In addition, it will be a great
service to the religion to contribute to the presentation
and reading of these books, which are written
solely for the good pleasure of God. All the books
of the author are extremely convincing. For this
reason, for those who want to communicate the
religion to other people, one of the most effective
methods is to encourage them to read these books.
You will not find, as in some
other books, the personal views of the author,
explanations based on dubious sources, styles
that are unobservant of the respect and reverence
due to sacred subjects, nor hopeless, doubt-creating,
and pessimistic accounts that create deviations
in the heart.