Harun Yahya and his works

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Born in Ankara on 2 February, 1956, Mr. Adnan Oktar writes under the pen name of Harun Yahya. He is a man of faith who has devoted his life to communicating the existence of the Almighty Allah and His Oneness, and to spreading the morality of the Qur’an. Starting from his university years, he has served this holy cause at every phase of his life. 

Mr. Oktar has written hundreds of valuable books. Those that scientifically refute Darwinism have had an especially great impact throughout the world. New Scientist magazine, known for its evolutionist perspective, describes Mr. Oktar as an “international hero:”Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar) is an international hero. His books have spread everywhere in the Islamic world. He has developed his own Islamic creationism. (New Scientist, 22 April 2001)

The ideological struggle waged by Mr. Oktar against materialism and Darwinism have frequently been addressed in largely evolutionist scientific magazines such as National Geographic, Science, New Scientist and NSCE Reports. The English and German editions of the National Geographic (November 2004 issue), for instance, referred to Mr. Oktar’s works on the Fact of Creation as follows:. . . Islamic creationists such as Harun Yahya(Adnan Oktar), author of a recent volume titled The Evolution Deceit, who … calls the theory of evolution “nothing but a deception imposed on us by the dominators of the world system.” (National Geographic, November 2004)

One of Mr. Oktar's works to elicit a huge reaction in the world as a whole is his Atlas of Creation. Following its arrival in the Western world, reports about this giant work’s extraordinary impact appeared in newspapers magazines and television broadcasts in 60 countries. Leading publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Economist, Corriere della Sera, Le Monde, Le Corrier and CBS News all carried reports about the lethal blow the Atlas of Creation dealt to Darwinism. Headlines regarding the Atlas of Creation, such as “the most dazzling attack on Darwinism,”  "a book that shines like thunder,” “a huge offensive,” “it has impacted like an earthquake,” “a book that has had the impact of an atom bomb” and “how much longer can France hold out?” are all indications of the huge impact the book has had. Before the Atlas of Creation, some 90% of people in Europe believed in Darwinism, while after the publication of the Atlas the figure stands at a mere 10% :RESULT OF A SWISS POLL: THE PUBLIC SAY CREATION SHOULD BE TAUGHT

In a survey by the famous newspaper, the level of belief in Creation emerged as 85%, with only 8% of people believing in the theory of evolution.

A POLL IN FRANCE REVEALED THAT PEOPLE NO LONGER BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION

A survey on the web by the French scientific site Science Actualités showed that 5% of people believed in the theory of evolution, compared to a 92% belief in Creation.

ACCORDING TO A POLL IN GERMANY, PEOPLE NO LONGER BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION

According to a poll by the famous German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, the level of belief in human beings being the work of a Creator stood at 85%, with only 9% believing in the validity of the theory of evolution.

All of Mr. Oktar’s works enjoy a wide readership outside Turkey, from India to America, England to Indonesia, Poland to Bosnia and Spain to Brazil. His works have been translated into most languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Malay, Uyghur Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, Azerbaijani Turkish, Bengali, Danish and Swedish.

His books' wisdom and sincerity, together with a distinct style that is easy to understand, directly affect anyone who reads them. Each one of the books contains sincere, lucid and reliable explanations which cannot be denied by anyone. These features are no doubt the result of the wisdom and lucidity granted by Allah.

Greatly appreciated all around the world, these works have been instrumental in many people recovering faith in Allah and gaining deeper insights into their faith. This is one of the most important features displaying the influence of Mr. Oktar’s works throughout the world. Brief statistical information will make this clear:

 

WORKS BY HARUN YAHYA AS OF DECEMBER 2010

A COLLECTION OF BOOKS TOTALLING MORE THAN 55,000 PAGES

There is a collection of more than 300 books written by Mr. Oktar under the pen name of Harun Yahya and translated in 72 different languages. 

The product of 30 years of work, this collection totals more than 55,000 pages.

300 DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 More than 300 documentary films based on the works of Mr. Oktar have to date been produced. Like the original books, these documentaries have been translated into many foreign languages.

 

MORE THAN 800 WEB SITES IN APPROXIMATELY 72 LANGUAGES

More than 800 websites in 72 languages provide all of Harun Yahya’s works for free. These websites receive over 20 million visits a month from 167 different countries. And every month, approximately 4 million documentary films, 9 million books and 870,000 audio productions are downloaded from these sites onto visitors’ own computers. Some 500,000 people have instant access to Harun Yahya websites on a daily basis.

 

AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES IN 50 COUNTRIES

Mr. Oktar’s works are also available in bookstores in many countries of the world. Some 10 million copies of magazines inspired by these works have been printed in Turkey to date. Books by the author have been bought by 25 million people in Turkey, and the same number again have been given free of charge to readers by various magazines and newspapers.

CONFERENCES AND ARTICLES

A large number of conferences based on the works of Mr. Oktar  have been held across the world, some at the best-known universities, from Australia to Canada and from Britain to Malaysia. More than 5000 conferences have been held in Turkey and other countries.

 

RADIO PROGRAMS ON MANY RADIO STATIONS IN SOME 30 COUNTRIES

Discussion programs and audio productions based on the author’s works are featured on a large number of radio stations in 30 countries. More than 20,000 articles by Mr. Oktar have been published in newspapers and magazines in a number of countries, as well as on those nations’ websites.

One of the most important reasons of this success granted by Allah is the honesty, wisdom and striking descriptive power of Mr. Oktar's language. One distinguishing feature of the works written by Mr. Oktar is their accessibility to all ages with their sincere and simple language. For his intention is to spread the morality of the Qur’an throughout the world and thus make people reflect on faith-related issues and Allah’s existence and oneness.

LIVE BROADCASTS AND INTERVIEWS

Mr. Oktar has given some 1000 interviews to Turkish and foreign media organizations since 2007. The program Nightly Conversations with Mr. Adnan Oktar is broadcasted every evening between the hours of 22:00 and 02:00 (GMT + 2) with English and French simultaneous translation on a variety of TV, radio and internet channels, reaching an audience of some 30 million people worldwide.  In addition, the program The End Times and the Fact of Creation, again based on the works of Mr. Oktar, is broadcasted in English between the hours of 02:30 and 04:00 AM (GMT + 2). 

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