Conferences And Fairs
Indonesian Conferences September-October 2002
Aseries of conferences was held in Indonesia between 17 September - 2 October 2002.
The conference held at Muhammadiyah Solo University dealt with "The Disasters Darwinism Brought to Humanity." The conference at the Surakarta State University Student Center, attended by 1,500 people, considered "The End of Darwinism."
Conferences also took place at Indonesia University, the Jakarta Conference Center, the Wahana Bakti Pos Indonesia Hall, Sultan Agung Islamic University, Diponegoro University, Brawijaya University, Andalas University, the Lampung University's Bandung Islamic Center, and other educational establishments. Lasting for fifteen days, the conferences attracted over 30,000 people.
The 2,000 or so people who attended the conference, held in the Lampung University Sports Hall, showed great interest in Harun Yahya and his works. A multivisual show on "The Collapse of Darwinism" revealed how science has defeated Darwinism.
Gadjah Mada University
A seminar on "The Collapse of Darwinism in the Light of Scientific Advances" was held in the Gadjah Mada University Pamungkas Hall. The seminar, which attracted wide student interest, concluded with a question and answer session.
Two separate conferences were held on one day in the Andalas University Governor's Hall in Padang. Students showed considerable interest in "The End of Darwinism" and "The Disasters Darwinism Brought to Humanity" presentations. The first conference attracted 1,200 participants; the second one attracted 1,500 people. Some 400 people had to stand because there were not enough chairs.
The Angreek Hall, Seneyang
A presentation based on various works by Harun Yahya was given in Seneyang (near Jakarta) on 27 September 2003. Called "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation," this event attracted considerable interest among the Indonesian public.
A conference directed by Rector Dr. H. M. Rofiq Anwar, held at Sultan Agung Islamic University, attracted more than 100 members of the academic staff. Following the conference, Anwar spoke in support of Harun Yahya's efforts to spread Qur'anic moral values across the world.
Another conference was held on the same day at Diponegoro University, whose rector addressed over 1,000 attending medical faculty students. Organized by the Muslim Union and the faculties of medicine and economics, it attracted considerable interest.
The Jakarta Book Fair
Speeches were made during a press conference at the book fair held in the Jakarta Exhibition Hall to introduce Indonesian-language translations of Harun Yahya's books.
Most of the attendees were representatives of major Indonesian magazines and newspapers. The addresses were followed by a thirty-minute question and answer session.
Many Indonesian academics who take a close interest in Harun Yahya's works discuss their themes at their own conferences, which include multi-visual presentations, at various universities and educational institutions. These conferences include:
Seminars on "The Refutation of the Theory of Evolution" were held at the Bandung Technology Institute on 22 September 2003; "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution" at the Agung Tasikmalaya Mosque on 28 September 2003; and "Faith and Science" at the Salman Al Farisi Foundation Schools, one of the country's largest Islamic schools, on 20 June 2003. These conferences were arranged by academics who have spent years studying Harun Yahya's works and who are experts in these subjects.
Gadjah Mada University
Aconference regarding strengthening the future generations' faith through the works of Harun Yahya was held at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, on 26 December 2004. Arranged by the Salman Al Farisi Foundation, educators concentrated on how to explain scientific subjects and how to help students see the proofs of Allah's existence through Harun Yahya's works, and their role in replacing atheism with faith.
Indonesian Conference Series, March 2003
"The Fact of Creation" series of conferences, held in Turkey and abroad, took place in Indonesia during 8-19 March 2003. As always, they attracted great interest from the public.
The goal of Harun Yahya's works is to spread the Qur'an's message to the world so that people will think about Allah's existence and oneness and other articles of faith. For that reason, enabling people to read such valuable works is a major service. The second item in the Indonesian conference series, which attracted great interest and was highly successful, made a significant contribution to this goal.
The conference held on 8 March at Jakarta's Sukharno Palace National Stadium on "The Miracle of Human Creation" attracted enormous public interest. The related multivisual show was also very popular.
A presentation based on Harun Yahya's works given at Jakarta's Al-Azhar College on 10 March. A large number of teachers attended the meeting. School officials listened to ideas about the program they had set up to include Harun Yahya's works in the curriculum and stated that their aim was to base the entire curriculum on his works.
The subject of a press conference held at Jakarta's Sari-Pan Pacific Hotel on 10 March was "The Errors of the Theory of Evolution." A presentation introducing Harun Yahya and his works was also made. Two more conferences were held on that same day: "The Dark Face of Darwinism" and "Scientists' Responsibility of Communicating the Fact of Creation." The president of the Indonesian Board of Science attended as a member of the audience.
A presentation on "Evolution from the Scientific Perspective and Its Influence on the World" was held at Jakarta's Soekarno Palace National Stadium on 11 March.
Radyo Dakta, a local radio station, carried a program on 11 March on Harun Yahya's works and their global impact.
A presentation on "The Fact of Creation Demolishes Darwinism" was given in the Economics Faculty Auditorium at Indonesia University, one of Jakarta's most prestigious universities. Students who spoke during the ensuing question and answer session praised the author and his works.
A conference on the errors of the theory of evolution, aimed mainly at high school teachers, was held at the Jakarta National Library on 13 March. The chairman of the Education Commission, who attended the conference, gave an opening address describing Harun Yahya's works.
A presentation on "Birth and Creation" was given on 16 March at Jakarta's Buana Putra Pertamina Cinema Hall. One group of young people who spoke after the conference, which attracted 600 people, proclaimed that "these works inspire a whole new enthusiasm and awareness."
A two-part television program introducing Harun Yahya's life and works was broadcast by Jakarta A, Indonesia's most-watched television station, on 19 March. The program described the global impact of his works and concentrated on those books that have been translated into Indonesian.
Multivisual Displays in Bangladesh
The Dhaka Book Fair, Bangladesh
Various documentaries were shown at Dhaka's Book Fair, among them "The Creation of the Universe," "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution," "The Miracle in the Cell," "The Miracles of the Qur'an," "The Secret Behind Matter," and "The Fact of Creation."
Pakistan Conference Series Lahore, October 2003
Several conferences on "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation" were held during October 2003: Quaid-e-Azam University on 22 October, Peshawar University on 23 October, Karachi University on 24 October, and the King Edward Medical Faculty on 26 October. All of them were well attended.
A speech based on A Call for An Islamic Union was given at Pencap University on 18-20 October, and documentaries were screened. In addition, the poster exhibition on "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution" attracted wide interest from students and academic staff members.
One conference held at Lahore's IJT (Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba) attracted some 30,000 participants.
Sri Lanka Conference Series, July 2003
International conferences were held in the Marawila region on 4-5 July 2003. Organized by the World Muslim Youth Union, these events concentrated particularly on "Islam Denounces Terrorism" and "Effective Methods of Communicating Islam."
A conference on "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation" was held at Colombo's Faculty of Medicine on 7 July. Sri Lankan Western Region Development Minister M. H. Mohammed, Sri Lankan Islamic and Cultural Relations Minister Rauf Hakeem, and Pakistan's International Islamic University Rector Professor Kamal Hassan attended as speakers.
Kuala Lumpur, Ricoi Conference Malaysia, 2001
The Kefahaman Islamic Education Center Malaysia, October 2003
Seminars arranged by the Quds Education Foundation to deal with "Science Upholds Faith" were held at this center during 3-6 November. The main topics were "The Chain of Miracles," "The Miracle of Human Creation," "Biomimetics: Technology Imitates Nature," "The Truth of the Life of This World," "Timelessness and the Reality of Fate," "The End of Materialism," "Effective Methods of Communicating Islam," and "The Qur'an Leads the Way to Science."
The Malaysian Minister of Women's and Family Affairs attended the event's opening. The minister watched the introductory film and gave a short address, thanking the speakers on the author's behalf. After the conference, the minister was presented with Malay-language versions of Harun Yahya's books published by Saba Media.
Malaysian Conferences Series, April 2004
Conferences based on Harun Yahya's works and directed toward Muslims living in Malaysia were held during April 2004. These twenty-five or so conferences were followed with great interest.
Cyberjaya TV, one of Malaysia's most important television stations, carried a live broadcast introducing Harun Yahya's works. This program, watched simultaneously in sixty countries, was repeated twice more during the course of the day.
International seminars were held at Kuala Lumpur's Putra World Trade Center on 26 May. Titled "The Qur'an and the Universe" and "The Human Body – The Universe Itself," these events attracted great interest.
Two conferences, "The Science of the Qur'an in the Age of Universalisation" and "Irreducible Complexity – The Human Ear," were held at Dewan Menteri Besar Kuantan on 28 May. These events attracted wide audiences, among whom were the deputy governor of Pahang province, senior military officials, and politicians.
The Persatuan Perubatan Islamic Malaysian Science Conference was held on 30 May at Penang's Bayview Beach Resort. Addresses on "The Collapse of Darwinism" and "Harun Yahya's Intellectual Struggle" were given. Scientists comprised a large part of the participants.
(Right) The fair director, Haji Hasan Hamzah, praised the works of Harun Yahya. The report shows Education Minister Dato' Hishamuddin Tun Hussein examining these books.
Presentations on "Harun Yahya's Intellectual Struggle" and "The Collapse of Darwinism" were given at Kuala Lumpur's Setiawangsa Islamic Information Service (IIS) on 31 May. The sixty IIS members who attended listened to them with great interest.
Presentations on "The Collapse of Darwinism" and "Harun Yahya's Intellectual Struggle" were given at Yayasan Retsu and Shah Alam on 1 June. The audience listened to the author's life with particular interest and, following the presentations, asked many questions.
Malaysian International Book Fair, 2004
Documentaries and works by Harun Yahya were exhibited at a Malaysian book fair held during May 2004. The works displayed received considerable attention from visitors.
"Signs Of The Creator" Seminar Malaysia, October 2002
Anational "Signs of the Creator" seminar was held by Saba Islamic Media, the Malaysian publisher of Harun Yahya's books, on 4 October 2002. A display stand was set up prior to the seminar.
Saba Islamic Media initiated a campaign during 2002 to provide 1 million people with Harun Yahya's works within one year. It also organized, along with Think Plus Counseling, conferences and seminars that emphasized the importance of Harun Yahya's works. These events were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Baru, Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, and Johor Baru.
This brochure, which introduces Saba Media's campaign, contains a section devoted to Harun Yahya and his works. The conference sought to give the Malaysian public a better idea about the author and his works.
The Malay Mail, 5 September 2002/Berita Harian Jumaat 27 September 2002
Among the speakers were Professor Muhammed al Mahdi from New York University, Islamic Civil Society Organisations Coordination Committee Chairman Dr. Amir Farid Ishak, and Dr. Hishamuddin Alham from the Malaysian Technological University Engineering Faculty.
The Malaysian press, which devoted a great deal of coverage to Saba Media's anti-Darwin campaign, noted that it had spread nationwide and generated great interest. The headline to the right reads: "Saba Islamic Media targets a sales of 1 million copies of VCD"