RAMADAN 2008 - THE 15th DAY

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SIGNS FROM QUR'AN

LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM NATURAL DISASTER

Earthquakes, volcano eruptions, floods, tornadoes, storms, fires… These are all disasters which have different levels of ferocity and effect. Their shared quality however is that in a short time, they are able to wipe out a city, as well as many of the human beings and animals living in it, and create huge damage. Most of the time, it is impossible to prevent this damage from occurring.

Natural disasters are a reality which most people don't want to think about as long as they are not confronted with one. And actually, life on Earth is so well-balanced that natural disasters are not a common occurrence. There is a special protection in place for all creatures, including humans. However God does sometimes show people how unsafe their lives and homes can be. The signs contained in natural disasters, a few examples of which will be shown in this chapter, are reasons to consider the weakness of humans before God, and to pay heed.
On the Day the first blast shudders. 
(Surat an-Nazi'at,6)

When the Earth is convulsed. 

(Surat al-Waqi'a,4)
We unleashed a howling wind against them on a day of unremitting horror. It plucked up men like uprooted stumps.

(Surat al-Qamar,19-20)


When they saw it as a storm cloud advancing on their valleys they said: “This is a storm cloud which will give us rain.” No, rather it is what you desired to hasten – a wind containing painful punishment. 
(Surat al-Ahqaf,24)
[A wind] destroying everything at its Lord's command! When morning came you could see nothing but their dwellings. That is how We repay the people of the evildoers. 
(Surat al-Ahqaf,25)
That is some of the news of the cities which We relate to you. Some of them are still standing, while others are now just stubble.
We did not wrong them; rather they wronged themselves. The gods they called upon besides God did not help them at all when God's command came upon them. They did nothing but increase their ruin.
(Surah Hud,100-101)

When harm occurs to you at sea, those you call on vanish – except for Him alone! But when He delivers you to dry land, you turn away. Man truly is ungrateful. 
(Qur'an, 17:67)


Do you feel secure against Him causing the shore to swallow you up or sending against you a sudden squall of stones? Then you will find no one to be your guardian.
(Surat al-Isra,68)


Pharaoh exalted himself arrogantly in the land and divided its people into camps... 
(Surat al-Qasas,4)
Aren't they guided by the many generations We have destroyed before them, among whose dwelling places they walk about? There are signs in that for people of sound intellect. 
(Surah Ta Ha,128)
SIGNS ON EARTH

One verse tells us that God "created everything and determined it most exactly" (Qur'an, 25:2). There are countless signs present on Earth of this perfect order. All living and non-living things and systems on Earth clearly display this order, proving with their perfect structure that they could not possibly have come into existence by accident or coincidence, but were created.

The distance between the Sun and the Earth, the ideal levels of gases in the atmosphere, the rays of sunshine which are perfect for allowing photosynthesis, the fixing effect of mountains on the Earth, the formation of night and day, the fact that water is so suitable for life, the presence of animals, fruits, vegetables, clouds, wind, the amazing features of our body cells, the structure of DNA… All of these are just a few examples of God's superior artistry, showing us His limitless power.


God revolves night and day. There is surely a lesson in that for people with inner sight. (Surat an-Nur,44)
And [I swear] by the night when it draws in and by the dawn when it exhales.
(Surat at-Takwir,17-18)


And [I swear] by the night when it draws in and by the dawn when it exhales.
(Surat at-Takwir,17-18)

It is He Who created night and day and the Sun and Moon, each one swimming in a sphere.
(Surat al-Anbiya',33)
... He covers the day with the night, each pursuing the other urgently; and the Sun and Moon and stars are subservient to His command...
(Surat al-A'raf,54)

Everything in the heavens and the Earth belongs to God. He knows what you are engaged upon. On the Day when they are returned to Him, He will inform them of what they did...
(Surat an-Nur,64)

You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds - the handiwork of God Who gives to everything its solidity. He is aware of what you do.
(Surat an-Naml,88)
He Who created the heavens and the Earth and everything in between them in six days, and then established Himself firmly on the Throne; the All-Merciful - ask anyone who is informed about Him.
(Surat al-Furqan,59)

Everything in the heavens and Earth belongs to God. God is the Rich Beyond Need, the Praiseworthy.
(Surah Luqman,26)


How Do the Giant Oceans Regulate 
Their Temperature Balance?

Water's greater latent heat and thermal capacity as compared with other liquids are the reasons that bodies of water heat up and cool off more slowly than does the land. On land, the difference in temperature between the hottest and coldest places can reach as high as 284 F°; at sea, that difference varies at most between 59-68 F°. The same situation exists in the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures: in arid environments on land, the difference in temperature can be as much as 68-86F°; at sea, this is never more than a few degrees. And not only the seas are affected in this way: the water vapor in the atmosphere is also a big balancing agent.

One result of this is that in desert regions where there is very little water vapor present, the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures is extreme while in regions where a maritime climate prevails, the difference is much less.

In addition, the thermal conductivity of water, in other words its capacity to transmit heat, is at least four times higher than that of any other known liquid.

Because they are such poor conductors of heat, the layers of ice and snow keep the heat in the water below from escaping into the atmosphere. As a result of all this, even if the air temperature falls to (--58F°, the layer of sea ice will never be more than a meter or two thick and there will be many fractures in it. Creatures such as seals and penguins that dwell in polar regions can take advantage of this to reach the water beneath the ice.)

Thanks to these unique thermal properties of water, the temperature differences between summer and winter or between night and day remain constantly within limits such that human beings and other living things can survive. If the surface of our world had less water than it does land, the temperature differences between night and day would have been much greater, large tracts of land would have been desert, and life might have been impossible or, at the very least, much more difficult.

The oceans reflect the sun's rays less than land does, they receive more sun energy, yet they disperse this heat in a more balanced way. Therefore, the oceans cool the equatorial regions and prevent them from becoming excessively hot, and also warm the waters of the polar regions to prevent them from freezing completely.

What Would Happen If Water Acted "Normally"?

What would happen if water didn't behave this way and acted "normally" instead. Suppose water continued to become denser the lower its temperature became like all other liquids and ice sank to the bottom. What then?

Well in that case, the freezing process in the oceans and seas would start from the bottom and continue all the way to the top because there would be no layer of ice on the surface to prevent the remaining heat from escaping. In other words, most of Earth's lakes, seas, and oceans would become solid ice with a layer of water perhaps a few meters deep on top of it. Even when the air temperature increased, the ice at the bottom would never melt completely. In the seas of such a world, no life could exist and in an ecological system with dead seas, life on land would also be impossible. In other words, if water didn't "misbehave" and acted normally, our planet would be a dead world.

Why doesn't water act normally? Why does it suddenly begin to expand at 4°C after having contracted the way it should?

That is a question that nobody has ever been able to answer.

All of the physical and chemical features of water, of which only a few have been given here, show us that this liquid has been specially created for the needs of human life. It is surely no coincidence that such water is not available on any other planet besides the Earth. The Earth, which has been specially created for human life, has blossomed with life through water, which has also been specially created. God, Who has created countless blessings for His servants and bestowed on them an easy mode of living, has created water with unique artistry and delicacy. (Harun Yahya, Magnificence Everywhere, Al-Attique Publishers Inc., Canada: 2002)

The Earth, created around delicate balances that are essential for human life, has itself been given life with the water specially created for it.


Have you thought about the water that you drink? Is it you who sent it down from the clouds or are We the Sender? If We wished We could have made it bitter, so will you not give thanks? (Surat al-Waqi'a,68-70)


WHY IS THE CLAIM THAT DINOSAURS EVOLVED INTO BIRDS AN UNSCIENTIFIC MYTH?

THE theory of evolution is a fairy tale built on the hope of the impossible coming true. Birds have a special place in this story. Above all things, birds possess that magnificent organ, the wing. Beyond the structural wonders of wings, their function also inspires amazement. So much so that flight was man's obsession for thousands of years, and thousands of scientists and researchers put considerable effort into duplicating it. Apart from a few very primitive attempts, man only managed to build machines capable of flying in the twentieth century. Birds have been doing something which man tried to do with the accumulated technology of hundreds of years right through the millions of years that they have existed. Moreover, a young bird can acquire this skill after only a few attempts. Many of their characteristics are so perfect that not even the products of the latest modern technology can compare with them.

The idea that "dinosaurs grew wings while trying to catch flies" is not a joke, but rather a theory which evolutionists claim is very scientific. This example is sufficient by itself to show how seriously we should take evolutionists.
The theory of evolution relies on prejudiced comments and twisting the truth to account for the emergence of life and all its variety. When it comes to living things such as birds, science is finally sidelined completely, to be replaced by evolutionists' fantasy stories. The reason for this is the creatures that evolutionists claim to be the ancestors of birds. The theory of evolution maintains that the ancestors of birds were dinosaurs, members of the reptile family. Such a claim raises two questions that need to be answered. The first is, "How did dinosaurs come to grow wings?" The second is, "Why is there no sign of such a development in the fossil record?"

On the subject of how dinosaurs turned into birds, evolutionists debated the matter for a long time and came up with two theories. The first of these is the "cursorial" theory. This maintains that dinosaurs turned into birds by taking to the air from the ground. Supporters of the second theory object to the cursorial theory, and say that it is not possible for dinosaurs to have turned into birds in this way. They offer another solution to the question. They claim that dinosaurs that lived in the branches of trees turned into birds by trying to jump from one branch to another. This is known as the "arboreal" theory. The answer to the question of how dinosaurs could have taken to the air is also ready: "While trying to catch flies."

However, we must first of all put the following question to those people who claim that a flight system, together with wings, emerged from the body of such an animal as a dinosaur: How did flies' flight system, that is much more efficient than that of a helicopter, which is in turn modelled on them, come about? You will see that evolutionists have no answer. It is certainly most unreasonable for a theory which cannot explain the flight system of such a tiny creature as the fly to claim that dinosaurs turned into birds.

As a result, all reasonable, logical scientists are agreed that the only scientific things about these theories is their Latin names. The essence of the matter is that flight by reptiles is simply the product of fantasy.

Evolutionists who claim that dinosaurs turned into birds need to be able to find evidence for it in the fossil record. If dinosaurs did turn into birds, then half-dinosaur, half-bird creatures must have lived in the past and left some trace behind them in the fossil record. For long years evolutionists claimed that a bird called "Archaeopteryx" represented such a transition. However, those claims were nothing but a great deception.




"A Magnificent Book That Defies Darwinism: Atlas of Creation" - 12.12.2007 -Denmark/Politiken



Politiken, one of Denmark’s largest dailies, once again referred to Atlas of Creation on its web site. The article in question, which appeared on 12 December, 2007, said the following about the content of the Atlas, published by Global Publishing:

The Turkish publishing house, which has already brought out a series of books and other works that reject Darwin, has now attracted considerable attention in the wake of its publication of the magnificent Atlas of Creation, with its 768 pages and many colored illustrations... The book proves that Allah created the Earth, human beings, and animal species in exactly the same forms they possess today and not only demonstrates that the theory of evolution is mistaken, but also that it underlies everything from Nazism to Communism, racism and terrorism….



Islam in the Educational System in Europe

(Below) Islamic lesson in German; In Sweden guides to Islam will be distribnuted free to students, Above: A New York Times' article entitled "Austrian School Drama: Crucifix Meets Ramadan," reports on the Muslims' education rights in Austrian schools. In Europe's many Islamic schools, the state curriculum includes courses introducing Islam. Certainly, this initiative will be the most effective way to combat radicalism and the foundation stone in any dialogue established between the two cultures.













POPLAR LEAF


Age: 54 to 37 million years

Period: Eocene 


Location: Green River

Formation, Utah, USA





This fossil—which proves that poplars are not descended from any other plant, that they have no evolutionary forerunner and have always existed as poplars—is a proof of Creation. Poplars that lived around 50 million years ago are identical in every respect to present-day poplars, revealing that evolution is a figment of the imagination.



AL- FATTAH, (The Opener)

I f only the people of the cities had had faith and fear, We would have opened up to them blessings from heaven and Earth. But they denied the truth, so We seized them for what they earned. (Surat al-A‘raf, 7:96)

As the Opener, Allah tests people with hardship. However, He does not impose an unbearable burden on anyone. When Allah sends difficulty to His sincere servants, He also opens a way out. Moreover, after each test He sends ease. Indeed, Allah cites the hardships that our Prophet (saas) encountered, as follows:

Did We not expand your breast and remove your load, which weighed down your back? Did We not raise your renown high? For truly with hardship comes ease; truly with hardship comes ease. (Surat al-Inshirah, 94:1-6)

Allah gives many examples of the help He offers to believers. For example, He supported Prophet Musa (as) during his troubles and eased his way. When he asked Allah to let his brother Harun (as) accompany him on his mission to Pharaoh, Allah granted his request.

This is only one example of Allah's continuous support and help for believers. He eventually removes their hardships, even those that seem impossible to overcome. Yet, He makes the unbelievers' hearts narrow and constricted and withholds His blessings from them. No power can restore these blessings, for only Allah can grant them.

This aside, Allah opens the gates of torment for unbelievers, as follows:


... nor will they humble themselves until We open to them a gate to a harsh punishment in which they will at once be crushed by despair. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 23:76-77)


AN INTERVIEW WITH ADNAN OKTAR BY VATAN TV (Istanbul, December 20, 2007)

You can watch Adnan Oktar’s first interview with Vatan TV from here. In this interview he notes the importance of the unification and union that will take place within the Turkish-Islamic world and describes how Turkey will assume the leadership of both the Islamic and Turkic worlds. He describes how this union, which he believes will take place within 10-20 years, will be a means whereby two superpowers, consisting of America and the Turkish Islamic Union, will govern the world. He states that no internal or external enemies can harm a nation possessed of faith, and that it is the duty of every Muslim to warn people to avoid evil and embrace goodness. In addition, by emphasizing that the European Union has a false perspective regarding Islam and is a union that acts in opposition to religion, the family and unitary state he warns that the end awaiting the European Union is communism, and also says that the European Union will fall apart within the next 20 years.



 Truths for Kids
 
Have you ever asked yourselves questions like these: “How did our earth come into existence? How did the moon and sun come into being? Where were you before you were born? How did oceans, trees, animals appear on earth? Who was the first human being? Your mom gave birth to you. Yet the first human being could not have had parents. So, how did he come into existence?” You will find all the answers to the above and many other important questions in this magazine.

Besides, you will read about interesting features and amazing accomplishments of wonderful creatures living on earth that reflect Allah’s infinite power and artistry.







THE COMPLETE WORKS OF HARUN YAHYA

The first part of this booklet, which includes summaries of all the works of Harun Yahya, is made up of striking passages highlighting the basic ideas in Harun Yahya’s works on various topics. In this part, 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.








WHAT DARWINISTS NEVER REALIZE


1-Darwinists never realize that the Angler Fish has no ability to create the long rod extending from its head that it uses for hunting, that such a thing could not have come about by chance, and that this rod is essential for the Angler Fishs survival.

2-Darwinists never realize the self-sacrifice displayed by penguins that live in the Poles in an environment in which everything is covered in ice, where temperatures fall to as low as 40 degrees and wind speeds reach 100 kilometers an hour, as they incubate their eggs without eating anything at all for four months.

3-Darwinists never realize that every one of the planets, great or small, in the universe has been specially arranged, with their positions and movements and countless other details, and that even a millimetric deviation in planets positions could totally destroy all the interdependent balances in the universe.

4-Darwinists never realize that the distance between the Earth and the Moon is of the greatest importance to life on Earth and to the maintenance of a great many vital balances, nor that the slightest change in that distance could give rise to fatal results.

5-Darwinists never realize that coincidences can never explain the way that worker bees risk death in stinging enemies as they defend the communities in which they live at the cost of their own lives without ever a thought for their own safety.

6-Darwinists never realize how it is that crocodiles, with sharp and pointed teeth that tear apart the prey they catch, are able to carry their young in sacs in the mouths without any harm ever befalling them.

7-Darwinists never realize how it is that although the dragonflys wings are only 1/3000 millimeter thick, they never tear in flight, and how they possess a perfect system.

8-Darwinists never realize how fireflies, which they claim are the result of unconscious atoms and coincidences, manage to produce light at an efficiency level of one hundred percent.

9-Darwinists never realize how it is that the Bombardier Beetle, which produces a 100-degree chemical weapon in its own body for use against enemies, just as if it were an expert chemist, is never harmed by this corrosive chemical.

10-Darwinists never realize how the feet that work just like a hydraulic winch that never harms the tissues, veins or muscles as one stands up and down on ones toes, could not have come into being by chance.
2008-08-17 03:53:13
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