Conferences And Fairs
Several conferences based on Harun Yahya's works and arranged by the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), one of the largest bodies representing Muslim students, were held in British universities during 2002. Held at such world-renowned and widely respected educational institutions as Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Leicester Universities, these events included presentations on "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution," "The Miracle of the Atom," "The Scientific Miracles of the Qur'an, " and other subjects. Translations of his works were displayed prior to these presentations.
PCI Conference Birmingham
This conference, held by IPCI-Islamic Vision (The Islamic Presentation Committee), one of the country's major Islamic organizations, elicited reactions from The Nation and other daily publications.
IPCI Islamic Book Exhibition
Translations of several Harun Yahya works were displayed at Britain's first permanent Islamic exhibition, opened by IPCI, in 2003. Opened by Birmingham education chief Tony Howell, the event received wide interest also from Christian visitors.
A presentation on "For Men of Understanding – The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation" was held at Loughborough University.
British Conference Series, October 2003
FOSIS, which organized the British conferences in 2002, held another series of conferences at universities between 13-17 October 2003. An exhibition and multi-visual display on "Creation and the Collapse of Darwinism" were held before the conferences began.
Manchester Conferences, December 2004
Aseries of conferences organized by The Lote Tree, an Islamic foundation, was held on 5-6 December 2004.
Presentations featured "Science and Faith: A Call to Reflection," "The Signs of the Last Day," and "The Creation of the Universe."
The Amal Trust convened a conference at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall in London, on 11 December 2004. In addition to representatives of Harun Yahya, speakers also included Muslim convert and author Ahmad Thomson, the deputy mayor of Westminster and MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford, Mayor of Lambeth Irene Kim, former Deputy Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea Christopher Buckmaster, Deputy Mayor of Harrow Asad Omar, Saudi Ambassador Prince Al-Faisal, and Lord Nazir Ahmed of the House of Lords.
Following the conference, which was addressed by MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford, Harun Yahya's representatives were given a plaque on his behalf in recognition of his work in furthering Islam.
Bourget Book Fair, France 2004
Since 1983, the Bourget Book Fair has been held with only participants from France. Held in April every year, it lasts for three or four days and exhibits only Islamic works. It attracts around 100,000 visitors, and Harun Yahya's works are displayed by various publishers. Publishers of his translated works in French and Arabic attended 2004 event.
The Danish National Book Fair, October 2003
Translations of several Harun Yahya books were exhibited at Denmark's national book fair in October, 2003. Turkish citizens in Europe show a particular demand for his works and pay close attention to the written and visual material displayed at mini book fairs and exhibitions. These works enjoy a wide readership, especially in Copenhagen and Arhus.
Holland, October, 2001
Seminars were held in Rotterdam on 4 October 2001. The subject of the conferences, organized by the Islamic University and attracting wide public interest, was "The Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation."
Hungarian Conferences, 2004
Thanks to the various conferences held in 2004, the Hungarian public was able to become acquainted with Harun Yahya's works. Translations of his books were presented during conferences held in schools, Islamic centers, and other organizations, as well as through multi-visual presentations and exhibitions. These presentations, which attracted the interest of Muslims and the Hungarian public, dealt with "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution and the Fact of Creation," "The Miracle Planet," and similar matters. Some of these multi-visual presentations had Hungarian subtitles; others were dubbed. Hungarian-language versions of "The Miracle of Man's Creation" and "Islam: The Light Illuminating the World" also attracted great interest.
On 28 July 2004, the Hungarian-language version of "The Miracle of Human Creation" was screened at the I. Keruleti Budavari MuvelodesiHaz, Bem rkp.6 cultural center in Budapest. In the wake of this film, which was watched with considerable interest, an address entitled "Let Us Work Together" was given to members of various Christian denominations. The participants, who listened with great interest and enjoyment, afterwards expressed their pleasure with the conferences and requested that more be arranged.
The Works Of Harun Yahya At Frankfurt Book Fairs
Translations of Harun Yahya's books, DVDs, and VCDs were displayed at the International Frankfurt Book Fair, among the largest in the world, in 2001, 2002, and 2004. The fair was attended by several publishers of his works, all of whom received considerable attention from non-Muslim visitors.
Albanian Book Fair Tirana 2002
During the large November 2002 book fair, publishers of Harun Yahya's Albanian-language editions displayed his works. Books and documentaries on the theory of evolution received particular interest. Among the visitors to one of the stands were Head of State Alfred Moisiu and Minister of State Arta Dadeve. Former Head of State asked several questions about the works he had been given.
Albanian Book Fair Tirana 2003
Various Albanian publishing houses introduced books, DVDs, and CDs by Harun Yahya at large stands in 2003. One stand that attracted particular interest displayed Albanian-language versions of The Disasters Darwinism Brought to Humanity, Islam Denounces Terrorism, The Evolution Deceit, Deep Thinking, Perished Nations, The Miracles of the Qur'an, and other books. In addition, it showed various documentaries inspired by Harun Yahya's works.
Albanian Book Fair Tirana 2004
Many publishers displaying Harun Yahya's works attended this event. One stand, which featured Albanian-language versions of such documentaries as "The Fact of Creation," "The Miracle of Human Creation," "The Miracle in the Cell," "The Splendor in the Seas," "The Miracle in Birds," "The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution," "The Creation of the Universe," and "Islam Denounces Terrorism," attracted great visitor interest.
Millennium Association Macedonia
Senat Brvraynko Bekiri, president of the Macedonian Millennium Association, has used Harun Yahya's works for the past four years to inform the Macedonian public of the fact of creation. He summarizes his activities in a letter:
Ever since becoming acquainted with the works of Harun Yahya, our organisation has begun showing the VCDs prepared by you, based on those works, which are aimed at children and young people. Our organisation has been arranging educational programmes for children and youngster for four years. Children and young people from various nationalities participate in these programmes. As well as Muslim Turks, and Albanian and Greek groups, Orthodox Macedonian children and youngster also take part. We have been organising visual classes within the scope of our own programme for the last two years. This programme only takes place through the VCDs prepared by you. To date some 600 students have attended our centre and visual classes. This programme, which we refer to as visual classes, lasts for four months and takes place only at weekends. After it had begun, parents and the public began exhibiting great interest in our activities. Demand for us to continue with these activities and reproduce VCDs has been increasing.