Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated August 23, 2016
ADNAN OKTAR: Ayla Okur, "Mr. Oktar, when the Quran was sent, society was not ready for the idea of evolution. This is why it is not mentioned in the Quran." There is no such thing as ‘not mentioned.’ Do you not listen to what I am telling? , The Quran tells about an event witnessed by thousands of people. Pharaoh's men gather along on a feast day. The crowd consisted of perhaps over 100 or 200 thousand people. The day of the feast; the morning light shines, illuminating everything. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) is holding a staff. The moment he throws the staff to the ground, it turns into a snake. Evolution is disproven. This fact refutes evolution. How many people see this? Hundreds of thousands of people including Pharaoh. Over a hundred thousand people witness it.
CAN DAGTEKIN: The magicians of Pharaoh say, "We have faith in the Lord of Moses."
ADNAN OKTAR: Even the magicians became believers. The notion of evolution existed in that era as well. The Pharaoh was an unbeliever. "We came from the mud of the Nile through evolution," he would say. "We evolved from the mud of the Nile. This is how all animals, plants and humans came to be," he would say, "from the mud of the Nile by chance." And the Prophet Moses (pbuh) opposed this. "That is not true; all was created by God," he said. Pharaoh asked, "So, what about our ancestors? How did the generations before us come to be?". "All of these are written in a book with My Lord," replied Moses (pbuh). Since the Pharaoh believed in evolution, the first thing the Prophet Moses (pbuh) had to do was to shatter the notion of evolution. Thus, he threw his staff to the ground, which was a sizable staff, its length would reach the branches. A sweet dialog occurs between Moses (pbuh) and God before this event. God asks him "What is it in your hand?" He answers, "It is a staff." "What is it for?" asks God. He explains it in detail. A normal person would be scared, right? For example, when a person hears the question of God, he would say, "Oh Lord, You know it the best." But Moses (pbuh) explains in detail what the staff is for, "I use it for mowing and many other purposes." God does this to calm him down, as he is quiet nervous. God tells him, "Throw your staff." When he does, the staff suddenly transforms into a snake. To describe Moses' (pbuh) sweet reaction, God says in the Quran, "He turned and fled and did not turn back again." He starts to flee with as fast as he can. He might have run 100 meters in 8 seconds, God knows. He flees like the wind. After he runs for a while, God tells him, "Now, turn back." He hears God as a clear voice. God tells him, "Come back. Come near the snake." God then tells him, "Hold it by the tail," which is something the Prophet Moses (pbuh) is extremely afraid of. "Hold it," God tells him, "and it will transform back into a staff." When Moses (pbuh) holds it, the snake reverts to its wooden form. The very much real and alive snake suddenly turns into a piece of wood. "Now, you have witnessed this. You will go to Pharaoh with this staff and throw it down in front of him. So that Pharaoh will see the truth of creation, and that there is no evolution. "Then he will hopefully see the erroneousness of his ways," God tells Moses (pbuh). “Since evolution is what they believe in, this will shatter their belief.” Moses (pbuh) says, "Oh Lord, I do not want to go." "Why?" asks God. "I am afraid," he replies. In other words, he says, "I feel hesitant because I committed murder," he says. He admits to the murder he committed, and also his chest tightens. He probably has high blood pressure, and he also probably suffers from extrasystole. His heart beats strongly. This makes him hesitate. He is quite well-built. God might have given him such a disorder. He also says, "My tongue will not be free." As far as I understand, his body contracts; when contractions occur in the brain vessels, it hinders ability to speak, leading to speech defects. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) says, "I have difficulty speaking. And my chest is tightening." God tells him, "You go. I will be watching, seeing and hearing you." He pleads to God, "Send my brother Aaron along." God accepts his pleas and agrees to sending his brother, the Prophet Aaron (pbuh) with him. God already knows that the Prophet Moses (pbuh) will not agree to go alone, but God does this to discipline him. Moses (pbuh) feels a great fear. He says, "I have difficulty speaking." A person with speaking difficulty would not be efficient, they would mock his inability to speak properly. In fact, Pharaoh says, "He is not even eloquent." He tried to mock the Prophet Moses' (pbuh) speech. Moses (pbuh) wants to avoid their attempted mockery. In fact, God says that when Moses (pbuh) threw his staff at Pharaoh's men, he became afraid. He was probably afraid that the staff would swallow or not. God tells him, "Throw your staff down." When he does, it turns into a snake in the flesh and swallows the staves of the magicians. It takes them in his mouth and swallows them. The magicians realize that this phenomenon cannot be explained with magic, as Moses' (pbuh) staff swallows all of theirs. And then, Moses (pbuh) grabs it by its tail and it transforms back into a staff. Where did all those ropes and staves go? They all have been swallowed by the staff of Moses (pbuh). Where did the ropes and staves it had swallowed go? They are inside the staff. Where is the staff? In Moses' (pbuh) hand. This is a peculiar situation. That staff, the staff that transformed into a snake, will also be found inside the Ark of the Covenant. This is very strange. It is inexplicable. In short, the Prophet Moses (pbuh) goes to Pharaoh and begins telling. Although Pharaoh realizes that evolution does not exist, he continues to persist. And as you know, in the end, he perishes. Of course, I am summarizing it in general. I do not tell it word for word as it is in the verse.
Look, God says in the Torah, Exodus 4/10-15, "Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant." In other words, he says he has a hard time speaking. "I am slow of speech and tongue.” He says he has speech impediment and chest tightness. "The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind?" God says that all these inflictions are given by Him. "I am the One that gives the disorder in your tongue and your heart," God says. "Now go," says God. "I will help you speak..." In other words, God says, “You will not stutter, I will help you speak, and will teach you what to say.” But Moses says, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Look at his sweet manners. "Lord, I pray you, please send someone else, who you would have sent." Look, his mind is on Mahdi (as); in fact, in the Oral Torah, the name of Moshiach is mentioned in this verse. Look, God says; "But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else. Lord, I pray you, please send someone else, who you would have sent." Look, the Prophet Moses (pbuh) is referring to Moshiach Mahdi. This is a commandment of Torah from 3500 years ago. Mahdi is mentioned even 3500 years ago. In the 17-18th verses of Surah Ta Ha, Almighty God says; "What is that in your right hand, Moses?" God specifically mentions his right hand. "He said, ‘It is my staff." Look at how amiable he is. "I lean on it and beat down leaves for my sheep with it and have other uses for it.’" The Prophet Moses (pbuh) says he uses his staff for many purposes. He cannot get any sweeter than this.