“The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre”, which is an international research organization based in Jordan, published a book that compiled the most influential Muslims of the year 2010. In the work titled “The Most Influential 500 Muslims of 2010” Mr. Adnan Oktar was introduced as the “Authority on Islamic Creationism” in the 45th rank. In the publication that the author was introduced as “The Leader of Scientific Movement” these lines was reported:
Authority on Islamic Creationism
Source of Influence: Scholarly, Scientific
Writing under the pen name Harun Yahya, Adnan Oktar has gained international prominence as a spokesperson for creationism but also garners influence from his numerous and extensively distributed publications about Islam, and Islamic children’s books. He is vocal about his stance against Darwinism and materialism and he is outspoken on the necessity to implement these ideas on the west.
Oktar is a pioneer spokesperson for creationism in Islam. His most notable publication is the Atlas of Creation which was distributed in Europe for the thousands. In it, Oktar elucidates the Muslim view of the end of times and Qur’anic proofs against Darwinism. His extensive publications and views have won him 1.6 million votes on an online Reuters Faith World poll conducted by journalist Tom Heneghan in 2009, for ‘the world’s most influential Muslim.’