RAMADAN 2009 - The 30th Day

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ISLAMIC MORAL VALUES ENSHRINE FREEDOM OF BELIEF

When the religion of Islam that has been sent as a salvation from the presence of Allah is explained to a person, he believes on his own will and decides without being subjected to any kind of compulsion or duress. People are free to choose truth or error. If they make the wrong choice, they will face its consequence in the Hereafter.

In matters of belief, Islam offers people complete freedom with a very open and clear language. This perception which was valid ever since Islam was first revealed, forms the basis of the Islamic morality. The verses on the subject are perfectly clear:

There is no compulsion where deen is concerned. Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. Anyone who rejects false deities and believes in Allah has grasped the Firmest Handhold, which will never give way. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.  (Surat al-Baqara, 256)

According to the Islamic morality, people are free to choose whatever beliefs they wish, and nobody can oblige anyone else in subjects of belief. When a Muslim meets someone whom he wants to have faith, he only has the liability to communicate Islam and to explain the existence of Allah, to state that the Qur'an is the book of His revelation, that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His messenger, to explain the existence of the Hereafter and the Day of Judgment and the beauties of the Islamic morality. However, such liability is only restricted to communicating the religion. In one verse (Surat an-Nahl), Allah informs us that our Prophet (pbuh) also is only a messenger:

Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided. (Surat an-Nahl, 125)

Another verse  states, "... It is the truth from your Lord; so let whoever wishes believe and whoever wishes do not believe..." (Surat al-Kahf, 29)

and our Lord addresses our Prophet (pbuh) as, "Perhaps you will destroy yourself with grief because they will not become believers." (Surat ash-Shu'ara',3).In the Surah Qaf Allah issues our Prophet (pbuh) this reminder:

We know best what they say. You are not a dictator over them. So remind, with the Qur'an, whoever fears My Threat.  (Surah Qaf, 45)

When the religion of Islam that has been sent as a salvation from the presence of Allah is explained to a person, he believes on his own will and decides without being subjected to any kind of compulsion or duress. People are free to choose truth or error. If they make the wrong choice, they will face its consequence in the Hereafter.

People are free to choose correctly or wrongly. When Islam--the true path that Allah has revealed--is explained, they come to believe of their own free will, reaching this decision with no pressure being put on them. If they make wrong choices, they will face its consequences in the Hereafter. On this subject, one verse of the Qur'an contains the clearest command and reminder:

"If your Lord had willed, all the people on the earth would have believed. Do you think you can force people to be believers?" (Surah Yunus, 99)

For example, one person may immediately come to believe in the face of a believer’s preaching, while another mocks and attacks it. One person may use his conscience and decide to live in the way that is pleasing to Allah, while the other may join the deniers and respond to fine words with ugly ones. But that denial will never inspire despair or sorrow in the person issuing the call. In Surah Yusuf Allah says:

“But most people, for all your eagerness, are not muminun. You do not ask them for any wage for it. It is only a reminder to all beings.” (Surah Yusuf, 103-104)




What's important is that no matter what reaction he meets with, the person who abides by the Qur'an keeps on displaying the kind of morality that is pleasing to Allah, refuses to make any concessions on it, and puts his trust in Allah. Allah has told us that His religion is to be explained “in the kindest way” as revealed in the Qur'an:

“Argue with the People of the Book only in the kindest way--except in the case of those of them who do wrong--saying, "We believe in what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to you. Our God and your God are One and we submit to Him." (Surat al-‘Ankabut, 46)

We must not forget that all events, great or small, happen in the framework of the destiny created by Allah. And it is Allah who bestows salvation on someone who is invited to believe. For that reason, believers are never troubled by deniers’ behavior. There are many instances of this in the Qur’an. In the verse “Perhaps you may destroy yourself with grief, chasing after them, if they do not have iman in these words”(Surat al-Kahf, 6), Allah tells the Prophet (saas) not to be troubled if the people he calls on to believe in the Qur’an fail to do so. In another verse we are told “You cannot guide those you would like to but Allah guides those He wills. He has best knowledge of the guided.”(Surat al-Qasas, 56) Therefore, one’s invitation, fine words and all the details one set out will only have any effect in the event that Allah so wills it. (Harun Yahya, Only Love Can Defeat Terrorism)

The only responsibility of a believer is to call people to the Qur’an. He bears no responsibility for deniers persisting in their denial and therefore earning punishment in the Hereafter. Our Lord reveals this to the Prophet (pbuh) in the verse “We have sent you with the Truth, bringing good news and giving warning. Do not ask about the inhabitants of the Blazing Fire.”(Surat al-Baqara, 119).

Allah has given mankind both reason and a conscience. His messengers and the Divine books revealed to them have shown the true path, and people are responsible for their own choices. Islamic morality can be lived only by a sincere decision to do so--by surrendering oneself to Allah and listening to one's conscience, which always commands one to do what is right. It is a total violation of Islamic morality to force anyone to believe, because what matters is an individual's surrendering himself to Allah with all his heart and believing sincerely. If a system were to force people into a religion and worship, people would appear to be religious because of their fear of the system.

From a religious perspective only religiosity lived for Allah and based on free and conscious choice is acceptable. Allah says the following to our Prophet (pbuh) in the Surat al-Ghashiyya:

“So remind them! You are only a reminder. You are not in control of them. But as for anyone who turns away and is unbeliever, Allah will punish him with the Greatest Punishment. Certainly it is to Us they will return. Then their Reckoning is Our concern. “(Surat al-Ghashiyya: 21-26)

It also needs to be emphasized that Islam leaves people free to make their own choices regarding religion and commands them to respect other religions. Even if someone believes in a superstitious faith, as the Qur'an describes it, still he can live in peace and security in Muslim lands and freely perform his own religious obligations. In verses Allah commanded our Prophet (pbuh) to tell those who denied Him:

"I do not worship what you worship, and you do not worship what I worship. Nor will I worship what you worship, nor will you worship what I worship. You have your religion, and I have my religion." (Surah Qaf, 2-6)

Under the morality of Islam, everyone is free to carry out his religious obligations in accord with his own particular belief. Nobody can prevent any others from performing their particular religious duties, nor can he oblige them to worship in the manner he desires. That violates the morality of Islam, and is unacceptable to Allah. In the Islamic history a model of society emerges in which everyone is free to worship and perform the obligations attendant upon his particular chosen beliefs. In the Qur'an Allah describes monasteries, churches, synagogues, and the places of worship of the Peoples of the Book as all under Allah's protection:

“... If Allah had not driven some people back by means of others, [then] monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where Allah's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. Allah will certainly help those who help Him--Allah is All-Strong, Almighty.” (Surat al-Hajj, 40)

Our Prophet's (pbuh) life is full of such examples. When Christians came to see him, he left his own mosque for them to use and pray in it. That kind of tolerance was maintained during the times of the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs who succeeded the Prophet (pbuh). After Damascus was captured, a church that had been turned into a mosque was divided into two, so that Christians might worship in one half and Muslims in the other.






The Design of the Woodpecker

As we all know, woodpeckers build their nests by boring holes in tree trunks with their beaks. This may sound familiar to most people. But the point many people fail to examine is why woodpeckers suffer no brain hemorrhage when they beat a tattoo so vigorously with their heads. What the woodpecker does is in a way similar to a human being driving a nail into the wall with his head. If a man ventured to do something like that, he would probably undergo a brain shock followed by a brain hemorrhage. However, a woodpecker can peck a hard tree trunk 38-43 times in just two or three seconds and nothing happens to it.

Nothing happens because the head structure of woodpeckers is ideally created for such a task. The skull of the woodpecker has a remarkable suspension system that absorbs the force of the blows. Its forehead and some skull muscles adjoined to its beak and the jaw joint are so robust that they help lessen the effect of the forceful strokes during pecking.

Design and planning do not end here. Preferring primarily pine trees, woodpeckers check the age of the trees before boring a hole in them and pick those older than 100 years, because pine trees older than 100 years suffer an illness that causes the hard and thick bark to soften. This was only recently discovered by science and perhaps you may be reading of it here for the first time in your life; woodpeckers have known it for centuries.

This is not the only reason why woodpeckers prefer pine trees. Woodpeckers dig cavities around their nests, the function of which was not originally understood. These cavities were later understood to protect them from a great danger. Over time, the sticky resin that leaks from the pine trees fills up the cavities and the outpost of the woodpecker's nest is thus filled with a pool whereby woodpeckers can be protected from snakes, their greatest enemies.

Another interesting feature of woodpeckers is that their tongues are thin enough to penetrate even ants' nests in the trees. Their tongues are also sticky, which allows them to collect the ants that live there. The perfection in their creation is further revealed by the fact that their tongues have a structure which prevents them from being harmed by the acid in the bodies of the ants.

Woodpeckers, each of whose characteristics is discussed in a different paragraph above, prove with all their detailed features that they are 'created'. If woodpeckers had evolved coincidentally as the theory of evolution claims, they would have died before they acquired such extraordinarily consistent traits and they would be extinct. However, as they were created by God with a special "design" adapted to their life, they started their lives by bearing all the vital characteristics.





DARWINISM: THE WORST SO-CALLED SCIENTIFIC DECEPTION - 2

Since Darwinism is an ideology based on deceiving the world and turning people away from belief in Allah (God), the supporters of the Dajjal have to try to keep it alive, no matter what the cost. For that reason, the various people who have entered the Dajjal’s protection have resorted to all possible methods to keep the ideology on its feet. They heralded the theory of evolution as a proven fact, despite the fact there is not a single piece of evidence to support it. They have given the impression that non-existent evidence does in fact exist and have tried to adapt fossils to their own theory. They have produced fictitious intermediate forms, despite the fact that not a single genuine one exists, and have taught this as scientific fact in school books. They have ignored the countless pieces of evidence against evolution that have emerged, and have deliberately hidden them away from the public gaze. In the absence of any evidence for their theory, they have manufactured false fossils and exhibited these for decades in the world’s most famous museums. Instead of being ashamed when their frauds have been exposed, they have continued with their deceptive methods and have had no qualms about producing and defending new frauds. Although it has been scientifically proved that not one single protein can form by chance they have still insisted on maintaining that life first emerged by chance in muddy water. (The probability of a function protein forming by chance is 1 in 10950, in other words, zero.) They have had no compunctions about publishing their false evidence in newspapers and scientific journals and on the television, and have not hesitated to teach these to students in schools for years. Darwinism is a belief system based on fraud, deception and falsehood. Darwinism is not scientific. Ever since it was first launched, Darwin’s theory has assumed the task assumed by the ancient pagans; it has sought to disseminate paganism and to turn people away from belief in Allah. It deceived people for 150 years. For 150 years, it sought to familiarize people with a lie. Darwinism is a heretical religion that needs fraud to survive, that tells lies to attract supporters, and that excommunicates those who tell the truth.
 
Allah says in one verse:
 
Say: “Shall I tell you of a reward with Allah far worse than that: that of those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He is angry – turning some of them into monkeys and into pigs – and who worshipped false deities? Such people are in a worse situation and further from the right way.” (Surat al-Ma’ida, 60)
 
Under normal conditions, there would be no logic at all in people continuing to follow such a perverted ideology. But some people have fallen into a snare laid by the Dajjal. All unawares, they have been deceived by this deception, not knowing what they were doing or how they had been led astray. Because the Dajjal has employed a very cunning method. As Darwinism deceived the world it made contact, by fraudulent and perverted means, with people who had undertaken this cunning and ugly work of the Dajjal. However, it is also certain that, as with all superstitious religions, the cunning snares laid in this religion will also come to nothing:
 
They are hatching a plot. I too am hatching a plot. So bear with the unbelievers – bear with them for a while. (Surat at-Tariq, 15-17)





The Indonesian Head of State Continues to Recommend the Works of Harun Yahya - 15.09.2008
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Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of Indonesia, gave an opening address at a Ramadan fast-breaking congregation attended by government officials in 2008. In his opening speech, addressed to ministers, the Cabinet, ambassadors from Muslim countries, civil servants and journalists, President mentioned the works of Harun Yahya and gave the following advice:

I have read two books this week; the first was written by Harun Yahya, the well-known Turkish Muslim intellectual. His tens of books have been translated into more than 15 languages and have been used as reference text all over the world in both Islamic and non-Islamic societies. The title of the book is ‘Seeing Good in All.’ He describes how a Muslim with high moral quality sees good in all things and all events. We often hear ‘there is a blessing behind every calamity,’ and there is a solution to every problem, there is ease with every difficulty.

Harun Yahya described this in great detail and in this holy month of Ramadan it is useful to read this book as a means of reflection as we seek to perfect our faith and personality.




 



New Prayer For Current Financial Situation Published On Cofe Website / The Church of England / 01.10.2008 

People’s only helper on any issue, material or spiritual, which they encounter all through their lives, is our almighty Lord. It is Allah, who is the only power to bestow help to people. This fact is conveyed in the Qur’an with a verse as: “If Allah touches you with harm, none can remove it but Him. If He touches you with good, He has power over all things. “ (Surat al- Al-An‘am, 17) When a person suffers from a trouble or distress, he experiences a feeling of felicity by seeking refuge in Allah and by praying to Him only, who is the mere owner of ultimate power and possessor of all universe and creatures. What’s important here is person’s continuing to acknowledge his dependency to Allah, the blessings and mercy of Allah upon him, after Allah eases his troubles and difficulties. The important thing is his acting in a submissive, thankful manner toward Allah and being in need of praying to Allah even if He bestows abundance, richness, welfare, peace and comfort upon him. Current economic crisis has been an important opportunity to consider one’s weakness before Allah and appreciate once again how needy he is in front of Him. It is quite a good development that Church of England has issued a prayer, encouraging people to pray for being relieved from their economic troubles. Acknowledging that one can be freed from any trouble only by the aid of Allah, they have taken refuge in praying to Allah. The details of the news covered on the media are as follows:
 
“The Church of England has prepared a prayer for the economic crisis which burst in the USA and spread over Europe. The prayer named 'Prayer for current financial situation', written by Revd Peter Moger, the Archbishops' Council’s National Worship Development Officer, has been published on the Church of England website. More prayers for those who worry about their household budget and being in debt, hence seek for spiritual consolation are already available on the Church’s website.

PRAYER FOR ECONOMIC CRISIS

'Prayer for the current financial situation' reads: "Lord God, we live in disturbing days: across the world, prices rise, debts increase, banks collapse, jobs are taken away, and fragile security is under threat… Loving God, meet us in our fear and hear our prayer: be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands, and a light in the darkness; help us receive your gift of peace, and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found, in Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.”

The prayer has received the backing of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. He said: “At this time of international financial turbulence, it is important that the Church should be offering the opportunity for prayer and reflection.” Beside being a spiritual leader, Dr. Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England which has been headed by Queen Elisabeth II, is also known with his interest in political and social issues of his country. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams is also considered the leader of Anglicans all ovre the world. According to the surveys conducted in recent years two third of English adult population prays regularly”





GASTROPOD (left)




Age: 410 to 360 million years old

Size: plate 9.3 centimeters (3.7 in) by 13.2 centimeters (5.2 in)

Location: Hunsruck Slate, Bundenbach, Germany

Period: Devonian


Gastropods are part of the phylum Mollusca. The oldest known specimens come from the late Cambrian Period. The specimen pictured is between 410 and 360 million years old. Gastropods that are millions of years old definitively refute evolution.





AL-MU`ADHDHIB

The Punisher

That Day, no one will punish as He punishes and no one will shackle as He shackles. ( Surat al-Fajr, 89:25-26)

Despite all of the surrounding evidence, those who have no faith in Allah and who insist upon disregarding His grandeur and power surely deserve a great punishment, for Allah created us, placed us on Earth, and provided us with whatever we need. However, despite all of these blessings, some people insist on denial and even hate believers and try to destroy their faith. No doubt, such people will be repaid both in this world and beyond.

Allah directs some affairs in this world through His Messengers and sometimes punishes unbelievers in this world through the hands of His Messengers. Allah reveals this fact in the Qur'an, as follows:

If the hypocrites and those with a sickness in their hearts and the rumor-mongers in Madina do not desist, We will set you upon them. Then they will only be your neighbors there for a very short time. They are an accursed people. Wherever they are found, they should be seized and mercilessly put to death. This is Allah's pattern with those who passed away before. You will not find any alteration in Allah's pattern. ( Surat al-Ahzab, 33:60-62)





Their fearsome punishment in the Hereafter will continue to exist, unless Allah wills otherwise, for all eternity. Allah created various forms of psychological and physical punishments, for He knows each person's most secret weaknesses. Thus, He is the One Who can give the most suitable punishment. According to the following verses:

But as for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, We have prepared for them a painful punishment. ( Surat al-Isra', 10)

But as for those who are deviators, their refuge is the Fire. Every time that they want to get out, they are put straight back into it again and are told: “Taste the punishment of the Fire, which you denied.” We will give them a taste of lesser punishment before the greater punishment, so that hopefully they will turn back. ( Surat as-Sajda, 20-21)

Tell My servants that I am the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful, but also that My punishment is the Painful Punishment. ( Surat al-Hijr, 49-50)

Those before them also plotted, and Allah came at their building from the foundations and the roof caved in on top of them. The punishment came at them from where they did not expect. ( Surat an-Nahl, 26)

As for those who were unbelievers and barred access to the way of Allah, We will heap punishment on top of their punishment because of the corruption they brought about. ( Surat an-Nahl, 88)

However, we need to remember that Allah creates infinite opportunities for each of us to repent and take refuge in His mercy. When we turn to Him in sincere repentance we will find our Lord to be the most merciful and compassionate, regardless of what type of sins one has committed. Allah gives the good news of His infinite mercy to His servants who sincerely repent:

But if anyone repents after his wrongdoing and puts things right, Allah will turn toward him. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. ( Surat al-Ma'ida, 39)

But I am Ever-Forgiving to anyone who repents, believes, acts rightly, and then is guided. (Surah Ta Ha, 82)





LEBANESE PRESS: LET TURKEY LEAD US

What He Said

In his statements, Adnan Oktar says it is essential for Muslims to have a spiritual leader and for the whole Turkish-Islamic world to gather around that spiritual leader, and that it is Turkey that must assume this role of leader and guide. Adnan Oktar notes that the historic and social realities impose this great duty on Turkey, that the Turkish-Islamic Union will soon be established, that all Muslims will unite around Turkey and that the Turkish nation will perform highly important tasks. The current developments are a sign that these positive developments foretold by Adnan Oktar have slowly begun to take place.

Al Baghdadi TV, April 30-2008

Adnan Oktar:  It is a sin for Muslims not to be united and act as one. And sin is a spiritual burden. In the eyes of the Qur’an it is obligatory for Muslims to act together, to be brothers, to be one another’s brothers and to gather around a single leader. Muslims are not doing this. As they do not do this, the door is open to all kinds of scourges. Muslims must fulfill this obligation. THAT IS WHY I SAY A TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION MUST BE ESTABLISHED UNDER TURKISH LEADERSHIP, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE TURKISH NATION.  Every state can remain as a separate nation state. EVERY STATE WILL BE ABLE TO ACT FREELY DOMESTICALLY, BUT THEY NEED TO HAVE A SPIRITUAL LEADER. Because the Christians have a leader, the Pope. Muslims must also have a spiritual leader. If there is a leader at the head of this spiritual union, this chaos and strife can easily come to an end. In that event, since Muslims will act as one if the hair of Muslims’ heads are harmed anywhere in the world, they will immediately put a stop to the incident. But if they are fragmented, if they act in a way that leaves them open to a policy of divide and rule, then of course it will be easy to swallow up all the small parts.  But it is impossible to swallow the Muslim world as a single blok. Muslims must fulfill this obligation straight away.

Kıbrıs Ada TV, August 1-2008

Adnan Oktar: It is going very well. There is no chaos or conflict or anything else behind it.  THERE IS SOLELY ENLIGHTENMENT. TURKEY’S BEING A SUPER-STATE. TURKEY WILL BE THE LEADER OF THE TURKISH-ISLAMIC WORLD IN 10-15 YEARS. I SAY THIS OPENLY, IN FRONT OF EVERYONE, THAT IT WILL BE THE LEADER, THE SPIRITUAL LEADER, OF THE WHOLE REGION.



What Happened

Vatan, February 4-2009

JOY IN THE ARAB PRESS,
CRITICISM IN THE WEST


Habervitrini, February 4-2009


DAR AL-HAYAT: LET US DECLARE ERDOGAN CALIPH

An article by Jihad al Hazen in the newspaper Dar al- Hayat, which is printed in Lebanon and widely respected throughout the Arab world, was full of praise for Erdoğan: "As a Muslim, Erdoğan has made us proud. We were shamed to be Arabs because of our leaders’ silence in the face of the Israeli oppression. ERDOĞAN HAS SALVAGED OUR HONOR. THE OTTOMAN STATE MUST BE ESTABLISHED ONCE AGAIN...  (ERDOĞAN) MUST BECOME THE LEADER OF ALL MUSLIMS.”

"Following Erdoğan’s storming off the platform, an Arab businessman I meet at Davos every year told me: The Turkish prime minister has made me proud to be a Muslim, but ashamed to be an Arab. I want to repeat what I told a Turkish television channel that asked for my opinion in the wake of the event.  As an Arab, I extend my greetings to Erdoğan. I would like to see THE RETURN OF THE OTTOMAN STATE and to elect Erdoğan as caliph. Thanks Erdoğan.





Signs of Creation




All the works of Harun Yahya, is made up of striking passages highlighting the basic ideas on various topics. In this site, you will witness the sincere style of the author, based on the Qur'an. Anyone who reads these books seriously and carefully will soon gain a deep insight into the true nature of the world he lives in.






Terrorism is a crime against humanity. It is a brutal attack on innocent people. Islam is a religion that means "peace". In the Koran, the Holy Book of Islam, God commands believers to bring peace and security to the world. Terrorism and all other mischief on Earth are the very acts that Muslims are commanded by God to stand against. The Islamic morality is the cure for terrorism, not the source of it. Those who resort to or support terrorism in the name of Islam are in a great error. They are committing a crime which God has cursed in the Koran. All true Muslims denounce terrorism of any kind, and share the sorrows of its victims.




The Irreducible Complexity in Living Things Invalidates the Theory of Evolution

The intricate complexity of anatomical systems makes the stage-by-stage development espoused by evolutionists completely impossible. For example, it is impossible for organs such as the tear gland, retina or iris, some of the components of the eye, to have formed separately, in gradual stages. Eyesight can take place only after all the components of the eyeball are present and fully functioning. If even one is missing or deficient, eye will be useless. And, according to the theory of evolution, any functionless organ should be eliminated by way of "natural selection." 

2009-07-05 07:17:58
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