Why should Allah punish you if you are thankful and have faith? Allah is All-Thankful, All-Knowing.
Russia, Dr. Levin Zalman Isaakovic
Harun Yahya is the author of many books addressed to a mass readership (and that is not restricted to Muslims alone). In these works, he seeks the intellectual destruction of the foundations of all atheistic ideologies and those that deny the existence of God. He is one of those Muslim intellectuals striving to reinforce the bases of faith in a world living under the domination of secularism and science. All of his books published in Russian, as well as those planned for publication, contain "scientifically proven facts" showing God's miracles of creation.
Islam Denounces Terrorism comes from the same series. The author emphasizes that the Qur'an definitively prohibits the faithful from using any form of oppression or violence; that it brings with it peace, toleration, well-being, and justice; and that the Peoples of the Book – Muslim, Jew, and Orthodox – who sincerely desire peace also share common values.
In this context, his interpretation of "jihad" is especially significant. The word "jihad," used in a general sense, means a holy war on the path of Islam, against unbelievers in particular. The author stresses that the "jihad" waged against atheistic doctrines is an intellectual struggle only, and that the greatest "jihad" is "a struggle against the evils inside people." Physically, "jihad" refers to a war for the purposes of defense and for the strict application of moral and humane principles.
The phenomenon of terrorism is the result of terrorists, who deliberately distort this concept.
The book's final chapter examines the origins of terror, which the author sees as lying in Darwinism and materialist ideologies. He proves the invalidity of Darwin's theory, which maintains that life emerged as the result of chance and a constant struggle for survival. In his view, Darwinism depicts Malthus' theory that racism and fascism are supposedly natural and legitimate ideologies. Yet at a time when terror and extremism are on the rise, when there is an attempt among almost the entire world community to equate extremism and terror with Islam, the publication of books of this kind deserves the greatest possible support.
LEVIN ZALMAN ISAAKOVIC DOCTOR OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES THE SHARKIYAT INSTITUTE, AFFILIATED TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
USA, Saleh Surasit Issarachai
Dear My Brothers in Islam, Harun Yahya and staffs, I have read a few of your books representing the truth of Islam in the manner that I have rarely seen before by other authors.
As a Muslim, I have realized that Islam is based on Qur'an and Sunnah, is the true guidance of all mankind. Many scientific facts have been told in Qur'an for more than 1400 years. Without the appropriate methods and technologies, human had lacked of true understanding of several verses till recent scientific discovery. When I read the books written by brother Harun Yahya, I have the feeling that "AlhumdulAllah; Masha-Allah this is another very good way in presenting Islam." In several of his books he telling these stories by highlighting the verses from Qur'an following by showing the scientific evidences with easily understanding diagrams or pictures. Qur'an is always the truth but scientific knowledge and methods that have been used at the time, might not be sensitive enough to answer and prove that verses from Qur'an. As we can see clearly that several verses in Qur'an such as about embryology, wave, mountains etc, they have just been proved by recent discovery with the improvement of scientific instruments mostly less than a hundred year. Reading these books has been a method for me, to help clarifying myself and reminding myself with the existence of God, Allah.
We have used some of these books in clarifying many issues and telling the truth about Islam to Muslim and non-Muslim. These books are also valuable to some Muslims students who study comperative religion in Thailand. They can use these books along with Qur'an to prove several point of discussion to non-Muslims.
As long as any works that has been done clearly for the sake of Allah base on Qur'an and authentic Sunnah, including these works, insha-Allah it will have great effect on us to understand Islam and ourselves. May Allah give you all with the rewards in this Dunya and Akirah for sincerely propagating the truth of Islam. May Allah guide us all.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY OF MEDICINE DIVISION OF HEMATOLOGY SALEH SURASIT ISSARACHAI, MD.
Indonesia, Maulwi Saelan
To begin with, I would like to introduce my self as the founder and chairman of Al Azhar Syifa Budi Foundation. Maulwi Saelan. Our foundation has already been settling in educational field in Jakarta, Indonesia for over than 20 years with its main business accommodating children (3-19 years old) and their families under Islamic spirit of life.
Having envisioning the world today and its maturity, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all the composition and contribution that you have made to perfect the world of science in relation to Islam. Your books have been tremendous facilitatior to us in improving our school's educational spirutualization in our "Mumtaz School Program."
Thus, by having the opportunity working together with your team, I genuinely look forward to increasing cross-cultural educational quality between our nations. Last, please accept my warmest regards and thank you for your attention and support.
SYIFA BUDI FOUNDATION H, Maulwi Saelan Chairman
Malaysia, Zaidnuddin Alang Mamat
It is a great pleasure for us to enclose herewith Edition 14th and 15th of our "Bulletin Al-Nidaa" and three pamphlets which contain articles by Brother Harun Yahya for your information. Please convey our heartfelt gratitude to Brother Harun Yahya and your Foundation for the kind permission to use his materials.
We printed the pamphlets specially for an interfaith dialogue which was held about a couple of months back and will use them for appropriate occasions in the future. We began including Brother Harun Yahya's writings in our Bulletin from the 14th Edition which was published two months ago. Our Bulletin is published bi-monthly.
Although the name Harun Yahya is generally known here in the reading and Internet circles, the exposure in our Bulletin widens his reputation while adding a breeze of fresh air into Islamic dakwah here, at least within our fraternity. We shall, inshaAllah, feature a few more of his articles in the coming editions so that the scientific aspect of Islam is more well known and received.
Allow me once again to express our pleasure to be associated with a great name and a unique and much needed scholarship on Islam as has never seen before.
BULLETIN AL-NIDAA ZAINUDDIN ALANG MAMAT DIRECTOR
Israel, Ben-Ami Shillony
You are working for the noble goal of bringing Jews and Muslims together. Let me tell you that in my opinion you are doing the most important thing that can be done at this time.
These two religions, Islam and Judaism, are religions of peace and love, and they have co-existed peacefully for many centuries. In the twentieth century, they both adopted political goals, as the Arabs and the Jews achieved political statehood in their ancient homelands in the Middle East. Unfortunately, since their establishments, the Arab states and Israel have been entangled in a tragic and bloody quarrel, with each side claiming that God is exclusively on its side, and each side being totally blind towards the aspirations, rights and sensitivities of the other side.
The time has arrived for intellectual leaders from both religious communities to meet each other in an atmosphere of peace and resolve the bitter Middle East conflict. They should proclaim that God wants His believers to love and respect each other and never to kill each other. I am glad that this initative is coming from Turkey, the country which had once ruled the whole Middle East peacefully and tolerantly. I wish you much success.
HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM BEN-AMI SHILLONY
Pakistan, A. Hakeem Malik
This letter from Pakistan will be quite astonishing to you. I am an admirer of your research work and contribution towards understanding teachings of Holy Qur'an.
Your publications are very imperative part of our library, and are not only helping many people putting their faith in God (SWT) but also helping many others gaining insight into Islam.
I was given your address by a Muslim brother resident in UK. I found this opportunity to present my humble effort titled "QUR'ANIC PRISM" (a trilingual Subject Index of complete Holy Qur'an).
I shall be waiting for your valuable comments on my labour of love, and will appreciate if the receipt is acknowledged, at your convenience.
A.HAKEEM MALIK ISLAMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION MANAGING DIRECTOR
Indonesia, Tyas U. Soekarsano
We're grateful for Science Research Foundation, its academicians and its honorary president Mr. Adnan Oktar for their contribution to science and education by attending to a seminar named "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation" held in University of Indonesia on 12 March 2003. Lectures accompanied by slide shows were performed by SRF academicians and it has been quite beneficial enlightening and thought provoking for both students and us.
TYAS U. SOEKARSANO, PH.D HEAD OF SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISE CENTER FACULTY OF ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA
Great Britain, Dr. Imran Ali
The Islamic Society of Britain held a seminar named "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and The Fact of Creation" during October of last year. More than two hundred people attended the event. Lecture, slide-shows, exhibition was organized on the day. The day was beneficial and enlightening for everyone. We are extremely grateful for the Science Research Foundation, its staff and Mr. Adnan Oktar, the foundation's honorary president for their contribution to science and education.
DR. IMRAN ALI ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BRITAIN EVENT COORDINATOR
Indonesia, Teddy Trilaksono
It's honour for me to show our gratefulness to Science Research Foundation (SRF), all international Harun Yahya team members and especially to the honorary president, Mr. Adnan Oktar, for its contribution to education and science through books, documentary films, website and all that have been publicized in printed and electronic mass media. It have opened new understanding to Indonesian public about a simple and creative presentation method of the truth of creation. For myself, it was digested easily as well as communicated to others.
In this opportunity, I would like to thank for their presentation in seminar named "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and The Fact of Creation", held in Wahana Bakti Pos Building, Bandung on 22 September 2003. Lectures accompanied by interactive movies, show slide, books digest, etc. were performed by SRF academicians.
These presentations have made increment curiosity amongs attendance. This could be encouragement for better educated Indonesian people in the next generations.
TEDDY TRILAKSONO PROJECT MANAGER