WHAT IS A RIGHTEOUS PERSON LIKE?
Holds fast to Allah and is sincere in his religion to Allah:
Allah orders believers to live as those "who hold fast to Allah and are sincere in their religion to Allah" in the following verse:
Except those who repent and put things right and hold fast to Allah and dedicate their religion to Allah alone; they are with the believers. Allah will give the believers an immense reward. (Surat an-Nisa': 146)
A man is purified if he holds fast to Allah, devotes his life to gain His consent with the knowledge that there is no other deity than Allah, and never gives up on his faith in Allah, whatever happens. Allah enjoins in the Qur'an as follows: "Whoever holds fast to Allah has been guided to a straight path." (Surah Al 'Imran: 101)
"Being sincere in one's religion to Allah" means seeking to gain Allah's consent and satisfaction without expecting any other personal advantages or benefits. Allah also has emphasized the importance of this issue in another verse, and has revealed that the religion could only be lived in the following manner:
They were only ordered to worship Allah, making their religion sincerely His as people of pure natural belief, and to establish prayers and pay the welfare tax-that is the religion of the correct. (Surat al-Bayyina: 5)
In his deeds and prayers, a true believer never strives to obtain the love, satisfaction, appreciation, interest and admiration of any person other than Allah. Any such longings are an indication that he has failed to turn to Allah with complete sincerity and purification. In fact, we frequently encounter people "doing good deeds or establishing prayers for purposes other than gaining Allah's consent." For instance, there are people who brag about helping the poor, or aim to acquire respect or advantages when practicing important religious duties such as the regular prayers (salat). In the Qur'an, people who establish prayers or do good to be seen are mentioned as follows:
Have you seen him who denies the religion? He is the one who harshly rebuffs the orphan and does not urge the feeding of the poor. So woe to those who pray, and are forgetful of their prayer, those who show off. (Surat al-Ma'un: 1-6)
Anyone who desires to be seen is indeed looking to gain the assent of other people, rather than Allah. A true believer should meticulously avoid aiming to show off while lending a helping hand, assuming a pleasing attitude, praying or making a sacrifice. The only true aim of one who sincerely believes in Allah should be to obtain Allah's consent. In the Qur'an, it is also emphasized how the prophets performed religious rites only for Allah's consent and never sought personal rewards or advantages. The following words spoken by the Prophet Hud (as) to his people confirms this truth:
My people! I do not ask you for any wage for it. My wage is the responsibility of Him Who brought me into being. So will you not use your intellect? (Surah Hud: 51)
A believer never attempts to gain the consent of any being other than Allah. Hence, he knows for certain that Allah possesses all hearts, and that all people would submit if only He wishes so. Furthermore, no amount of worldly acclaim, praise or admiration gained in the world will secure anything in the hereafter. On the Day of Judgment, each man will stand alone in Allah's presence and be asked to account for each of his deeds. On that day, faith, piety, sincerity and submission will play the fundamental role. Likewise, the Prophet Muhammad (saas) reminded believers of the importance of sincerity, by saying "Allah accepts those deeds which were performed purely for His sake and which were meant to seek His pleasure." 1
Turns to Allah with Repentance and is Sincere in deed and intention to Him
Allah informs true believers about genuine faith as follows:
[Adhere to the correct religion], turning in repentance to Him. Heed Him and establish prayer. Do not be among the idolaters. (Surat ar-Rum: 31)
Turning to Allah with heartfelt devotion means loving Him so much that one cannot refrain from faith, devotion and fidelity under any circumstances, and fears Him with awe.
It is to have faith in Him with such reverence that one anxiously fears Him and ardently avoids losing His consent. Anyone believing in Allah in such a manner is sure to attain self-purification. One who believes and is so devoted to Allah performs prayers and other deeds to earn His consent sincerely. In reward for this, which is the basis of self-purification, true believers are "those who have faith and do right actions and humble themselves before their Lord." (Surah Hud: 23)
Allah instructed true believers to fulfill the orders and acts of worship prescribed in the Qur'an with total submission, sincerity and hearts purified for His sake. In a verse, it is related how Allah reminded Maryam (as) to submit to Him with heartfelt devotion: "O Maryam, worship your Lord devoutly: Prostrate yourself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down." (Surah Al 'Imran: 43)
This is also stated by the Prophet (saas), who said:
"Goodness and comfort are for him who worships his Lord in a perfect manner and serves his Master sincerely." 2
Allah also revealed the good news that those obeying Him with heartfelt devotion and fulfilling His orders with submission will be rewarded doubly:
But those of you who are obedient to Allah and His Messenger and act rightly will be given their reward twice over; and We have prepared generous provision for them. (Surat al-Ahzab: 31)
The characteristics of true believers, as mentioned in the verse below, are best exemplified in the prophets sent by Allah to warn people: "The steadfast, the truthful, the obedient, the givers, and those who seek forgiveness before dawn." (Surah Al 'Imran: 17)
1. Hadith of Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i on the authority of Abu Umamah
2. Sahih Bukhari Hadith
Miracles of Reproduction in Frogs
Many suppose that frogs multiply through hatching eggs and developing "tadpoles". However, there are many other types of frog reproduction of which some are quite surprising.
Frogs have been created with traits that enable them to survive in a variety of environments. Therefore, they can live in every continent apart from Antarctica; there are species of frogs living in deserts, forests, meadows and the Himalayas and Andes, where altitudes exceed 5000 meters. The densest populations are scattered throughout the tropical regions. Approximately forty species of frogs have been identified within a 2 square kilometer piece of rain forest.
In some species of frogs, only males care for the newly born, whereas in others only females do or both partners do. For example, males of the "dart-poison frog" of Costa Rica keep watch, waiting for the eggs to hatch, for up to 10-12 days. Through great efforts, the newly born tadpoles climb and hold on to the back of the mother so tightly that they appear to have been welded on. Then the mother climbs onto a bromeliad in the forest. The flowers of this tree are shaped like goblets pointing skyward, and are filled with water. The mother releases the newly born frogs into these flowers, where they grow safely.
Since there is no food in these waters, the mother frequently lays unfertilized eggs in the flowers for the newly born frogs. The tadpoles feed on these eggs, which are rich in protein and carbohydrates.
The "gladiator frog" is another species that defends the area in which are the eggs. The males of these frogs have been created with pin-like extensions under their thumbs, with which they rip the skin off an intruder male.
The male small African toad (Nectophyrne afra) constructs nests out of mud, which are filled with water to form ponds, on the coasts of lakes or slow flowing rivers. The frog makes a fragile layer of film on the surface of the water to which the eggs attach themselves. This way, the eggs stay on the surface of the water in order to inhale oxygen. Since a minute vibration caused by another frog or a dragonfly's flying past can destroy this film and send the eggs to the bottom of the water, where they would be left to die without oxygen, the male frog guards the eggs. While waiting, it kicks its feet in the water in order to increase oxygen flow through the membranes of the eggs.
Another species, called the glass frog due to its transparency, does not keep watch over its eggs. God inspires another method in these frogs; they leave groups of eggs on the rocks and plants of the tropical lakes or rivers. When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles drop into the water.
All of these various conscious and self-sacrificing behavioral patterns, displayed by different species of frogs as acts of defense for the newly born tadpoles, demolish the fundamental assumptions of Darwinism. The assertion of Darwinism that all creatures are in an individual and selfish struggle for survival comes to an inevitable dead end in the face of the efforts of a single frog to defend its newly born offspring. Furthermore, the intelligent behavior shown by these creatures cannot be explained away as occurring through coincidence as argued by Darwinism. These are clear signs that living things have been created by God and are directed by the instincts inspired in them. God states in Qur'an that there are clear proofs in living things for all people:
And in your creation and all the creatures He has spread about there are Signs for people with certainty. (Surat Al-Jathiyya, 4)
Frogs Reproduced in the Stomach
The extraordinary reproduction method of a species of frog called Rheobatrachus silus, is another example of the superb design in the creation of God. Female Rheobatrachus frogs swallow their eggs after fertilization, not to eat them but to protect them. The hatching tadpoles remain and grow in the stomach for the first six weeks after hatching. How is it possible that they can remain in their mother's stomach that long without being digested?
A flawless system has been created to enable them to do so. First, the female ceases to feed for those six weeks, which means the stomach is reserved solely for the tadpoles. However, another danger is the regular release of hydrochloric acid and pepsin in the stomach. These chemicals would normally quickly kill the offspring. However, this is prevented by a very special measure. The fluids in the stomach of the mother are neutralized by the hormone like substance prostaglandin E2, which is secreted first by the egg capsules and then by the tadpoles. Hence, the offspring grow healthily, even though they are swimming in a pool of acid.
How do the tadpoles feed inside the empty stomach? The solution to this has been thought of, too. The eggs of this species are significantly larger than those of others, as they contain a yoke very rich in proteins, sufficient to feed the tadpoles for six weeks. The time of birth is designed perfectly as well. The esophagus of the female frog dilates during birth, just like the vagina of mammals during delivery. Once the young have emerged, the esophagus and the stomach both return to normal, and the female starts feeding again.
The miraculous reproductive system of Rheobatrachus silus explicitly invalidates the theory of evolution, since this system is irreducibly complex. Every step has to take place fully in order for the frogs to survive. The mother has to swallow the eggs, and has to stop feeding completely for 6 weeks. The eggs have to release a hormone like substance to neutralize stomach acids. The addition of the extra protein-rich yolk to the egg is another necessity. The widening of the female's esophagus cannot be coincidental. If all these things failed to happen in the requisite sequence, the froglets would not survive and the species would face extinction.
Therefore, this system cannot have developed step-by-step, as asserted by the theory of evolution. The very first frog of the Rheobatrachus silus species existed with this complete flawless system. All of the creatures examined throughout this book prove the same fact: there is a supreme design in creation encompassing all nature. God created all living things with irreducible complexity, in which His infinite power and knowledge are illustrated for those who examine them. The flawless creation of God is depicted as follows:
He is God - the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat Al-Hashr, 24)
THE DECEIT THAT THE HUMAN ABILITY TO THINK IS THE SAME AS THAT OF OTHER LIVING THINGS
Unable to account for the human ability to think, Celal Sengor responded to a question on that subject with a superficial reply about animals also having the capacity. He claimed that the crow’s ability to extract food from a deep bowl or the way a monkey collects stones to protect itself against attackers is no different to the human ability to reason. But this is of course a huge deception.
- Human beings are entities aware of their own existence, that are capable of thinking and saying “I exist” and “What am I?” Because human beings have a soul. And every conscious and rational human being is aware that he bears a sublime soul. If someone is able to reason, he realizes that it is the soul bestowed on him by Allah that does all this so long as he rejoices, thinks, decides, judges, is happy or excited, or feels love, suffers, doubts, enjoys the taste of an apple, takes pleasure from music, builds planes or skyscrapers or even studies man himself in the laboratory.
- Human beings with their souls were not created haphazardly. There is a reason for their presence in the world. They bear the soul of Allah and are tested in this world. They will be held responsible for everything they do and think. Contrary to what Darwinists maintain, there are no random events, chance or purposelessness in their lives. Everything is created by the will of Allah and all these things are a part of the test. In this life that will end with death, only the body will be left behind. The soul, on the other hand, will live forever in the Hereafter, the true life it inhabits.
- Animals, on the other hand, are not aware of their own existence. They are unconscious entities that cannot reason and are not aware why they exist. Many animals possess very superior characteristics created by Allah. These abilities in animals unaware of their own existence are specially created in order to see Allah’s matchless artistry. When a crow tries to extract food from a bottle or a monkey amasses a pile of stone to protect itself against enemies and survive, they are behaving in a way inspired in them by Allah. But no matter how much one may try, no matter how much time passes, those creatures will never be able to design a plane, perform a chemical experiment, write a book, stand up at a dais and lead a conference or examine their own cells under the microscope in a laboratory.
Atlas of Creation Invades France - 05.07.2007
Islamonline, one of the most frequerntly visited Islamic web sites, carried an Arabic-language article titled “Atlas of Creation Invades France” by Amr Al-Menshawy. The article, dated 5 July, 2007, said the following about the powerful impact in France of Harun Yahya’s Atlas of Creation:
When they awoke early in the morning a group of French university and academy professors found in their mail boxes a large volume of the encyclopedia called the Atlas of Creation presented to them by the Turkish author Adnan Oktar, known by the name of Harun Yahya… This was described as “AN EFFECTIVE ATTACK ON EVOLUTION” by the European press… The first part consisted of a scientific refutation of Darwinist claims about Creation on which education circles in many countries base themselves…
Described as an “International Hero” in America’s New Scientist magazine for his endeavors to refute evolution, the author’s BOOK STEAMROLLERED OVER FRENCH ACADEMIES AND LED TO AN INTELLECTUAL EARTHQUAKE. This stirred those Darwinists and materialists hostile to the fact of Creation into action and to their deciding to initiate a press campaign to have the government ban the book…
The Return of the International Hero
After a gap of nine years, Adnan Oktar suddenly began accepting French requests for meetings open to the public. During a press conference held on a luxury yacht on the waters of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, the media concentrated on asking about the reasons for distributing the book in such an unaccustomed manner…
Oktar’s elegant and calm replies were uncommon and revealed to have been specialy chosen. He said that after eliminating Darwinism in Europe he intended to spread his message globally by means of the Internet and having his books translated into more than 30 languages.
Sarcastically inviting the supporters of Darwinism to a press conference on the Eiffel Tower, he said that they should also bring with them the fossils to prove the kind of biological development of life on Earth that evolutionists claim… He clearly demonstrated that his desire was for all ideas and philosophies to be taught and for people predisposed to accepting the truth to be free to decide for themselves. He also emphasized that the book sent out was aimed at academics rather than at students. He went on to say that all students could in any case download a copy free of charge in just 20 seconds. Disregarding the efforts to prevent the book, he concluded by saying that the number of people from France visiting his web site had risen rapidly since the start of the crisis.
In his Christmas message to Christians, Ahmadinejad stated that the Prophet Jesus would return and, together with Hazrat Mahdi (as), fill the world with justice / Channel 4 News/Hurriyet / 25.12.2008
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s Christmas message to the Christian world was broadcast on Britain’s Channel 4.
In his message, which began with the “in the name of God the most glorious”, the Iranian president said:
"Upon the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, Son of Mary, the Word of God, the Messenger of mercy, I would like to congratulate the followers of Abrahamic faiths... All Prophets called for the worship of God, for love and brotherhood, for the establishment of justice and for love in human society. ... All the problems that have bedeviled humanity throughout the ages came about because humanity followed an evil path and disregarded the message of the Prophets. ... The crises in society, the family, morality, politics, security and the economy which have made life hard for humanity and continue to put great pressure on all nations have come about because the Prophets have been forgotten... If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers.”
Ahmadinejad stated that greed and desire for power, self-interest and selfishness lay at the heart of the present crisis.
Toward the end of his address, Ahmadinejad told the Christian world of the return to Earth of the Prophet Jesus in the End Times in which we are living and said that he and Hazrat Mahdi (as) would bring peace to the world.
"We believe Jesus Christ will return, together with one of the children of the revered Messenger of Islam [the Mahdi] and will lead the world to love, brotherhood and justice.
The responsibility of all followers of Christ and Abrahamic faiths is to prepare the way for the fulfillment of this Divine promise and the arrival of that joyful, shining and wonderful age.
I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too distant future and with the grace of the Almighty Lord, that shining age will come to rule the earth.”
As mentioned in Ahmadinejad’s address, it is most important for all believers to make preparations to welcome the Prophet Jesus and Hazrat Mahdi (as). To that end, Muslims must wage an intellectual struggle against all godless systems that oppose the moral values of the Qur’an and lead to corruption on earth. The more that satanic deceptions that set people at one another’s throats and regard and portray slaughter as justified are exposed, then by Allah’s leave this ideological framework of the system of the Dajjal will collapse.
The Golden Age foretold in the verses of the Qur’an and the hadith of our Prophet (saas) is rapidly approaching. Aware of this, Mahmud Ahmadinejad has told people of this opportunity to usher in this historic new period.
Age: 50 million years
Location: Green River Formation, Utah, USA
As fossils prove, plant species have been created in their specific and original forms, each one completely different from one another, and have no evolutionary links between them. As the evolutionist paleontologist E. C. Olson admits: "Many new groups of plants and animals suddenly appear, apparently without any close ancestors." (E. C. Olson, The Evolution of Life, New York: The New American Library, 1965, p. 94)
One proof of this is the 50-million-year-old oak leaf pictured here. This fossil, which shows that oak leaves have existed as oak leaves for the last 50 million years, invalidates evolution.
THE FIRST STEP TO A TURKISH UNION
Then when they had provoked Our wrath, We inflicted Our retribution on them and drowned every one of them. ( Surat az- Zukhruf, 55)
Allah warns every nation through His chosen Messengers so that they might be saved from idolatry and degeneration. As for those who ignore these warnings and grow more insolent, Allah punishes them. And, His retribution is surely unlike that of people:
Those who did not believe will be addressed: “Allah's abhorrence of you, when you were called to faith but then chose unbelief, is even greater than your hatred of yourselves.” ( Surat al-Ghafir, 10)
In most cases, Allah may delay His punishment upon those people who were warned, and thus were informed of the truth, to give them more time to acquire faith and purify themselves. However, the majority of people use this time to strengthen their existing insolence. Therefore, they deserve a humiliating punishment. As Allah states:
It is coming closer to you and closer. Then closer to you and closer still. Does man reckon that he will be left to go on unchecked? ( Surat al-Qiyama, 34-36)
According to the Qur'an, denying our Lord, being insolent and ungrateful toward Him, and refusing to abandon such defiant attitudes are among the greatest crimes that a person can commit. This is why Allah punishes unbelievers in ways that they could never have imagined. In one verse, Allah informs us that He is the Retaliator:
On the day We launch the Great Assault, We will certainly inflict Our retribution. ( Surat ad-Dukhan, 16)
This aside, many verses speak of Allah's infinite compassion and the manifestations of His attributes of al-Rahman and al-Raheem . The punishments waiting for unbelievers in the Hereafter are the result of their resolute unbelief. Allah reminds people of this fact and informs them that He does not wrong them, as follows:
[Angels will say to unbelievers:] “That is for what you did. Allah does not wrong His servants.” ( Surat al-Anfal, 51)
Allah would not punish them while you were among them. Allah would not punish them as long as they sought forgiveness. ( Surat al-Anfal, 33)
These are Allah's Signs, which We recite to you with truth. Allah desires no wrong for any being. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 108)
Our Lord, Who is Most Merciful, also relates that He intends to lead all of His servants to the right path and to perfect His blessings upon them, as follows:
Allah desires to make things clear to you, to guide you to the correct practices of those before you, and to turn toward you. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. ( Surat an-Nisa', 26)
Allah does not want to make things difficult for you; rather, ... He wants to purify you and perfect His blessing upon you so that hopefully you will be thankful. ( Surat al-Ma'ida, 6)
Why Darwin Was Wrong?
What He Said
Azerbaijan APA News Agency, August 16-2008
Adnan Oktar: … THE RAPID FORMATION OF A TURKISH UNION, and there is no great need for a priority list. For example, Syria and Azerbaijan could unite with Turkey at the same time. At the same time, there is no need for any waiting list at all. THIS UNION MUST BE ESTABLISHED AT ONCE UNDER TURKISH LEADERSHIP. Once this has been established, nobody can and will have any more problems... That is perfectly logical. There is a European Union, a Mediterranean Union, the most disparate countries all come together, SO WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WITH THE SAME LINEAGE, THE SAME RELIGION, THE SAME TRADITIONS, THE SAME CUSTOMS AND THE SAME EVERYTHING not combine together? We are brothers in faith and lineage. There is nothing to wait for, we must join together at once. IT WILL BRING GREAT WEALTH, PLENTY, PEACE AND QUALITY TO THE REGION. There will be a hitherto unseen civilization. A civilization never seen before in history. In other words, a civilization unseen in Turkish history will arise insha’Allah. It also means the economic enrichment of America, Russia and China. For instance, America is in economic difficulties at the moment. China is on a knife edge; if China loses its American, Turkish and global market, it will collapse in a terrible way. The same applies to America, which can hardly hold itself up right now. Russia is in any case a poor country, but WHEN THE TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION IS ESTABLISHED, AN INTENSIVE PLENTY AND ABUNDANCE WILL COME TO THEM ALL, PEACE WILL COME TO THEM. BUT IT IS ESSENTIAL TO SUPPORT THIS FROM THE GROUND. I mean, my Azeri brothers must apply all the pressure they can to that end and we will do the same here; let us unite our two lovely countries and come together as two states, one nation. For example, we must be able to jump into our cars, drive all the way to Azerbaijan and have dinner together in a restaurant there.
Daily Yeni Şafak, November 22-2008
“The first step to a Turkish Union”
Daily Türkiye-November 22, 2008
“A historic day for the Turkish world at Dolmabahçe”
The Conference of Turkic Speaking Countries’ Parliamentary Speakers held in Istanbul in recent weeks is one of the important steps taken for the formation of the Turkish-Islamic Union. The fact the conference was held in Istanbul is also highly significant. This is one of the signs that the Turkic states regard Turkey as their leader, that they love and respect it, and that they will immediately follow along if Turkey acts to unite the Turkic world. In his speech at the conference, Turkish President Abdullah Gül said:
"Although they are separated by distance, within this process WE ARE TAKING A MAJOR STEP IN ORDER TO BRING OUR BROTHER PEOPLES, WHICH SHARE DEEP LINKS AND A COMMON LINEAGE, LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HISTORY, CLOSER TOGETHER... AND OUR PEOPLES SUPPORT THIS COMMON WILL. OUR BROTHERHOOD IS AIMED AGAINST NOBODY. ON THE CONTRARY, IT REPRESENTS AN EMOTIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL BOND THAT WISHES PEACE, STABILITY AND WELL-BEING FOR ALL REGIONS.”
Darwin claimed that the non-existent transitional forms will be obtained in the future when more fossils will be found. But in spite of countless fossil specimens, no even single intermediate fossil has been found during the 150 years after Darwin. Darwin was wrong; and today's Darwinists still maintain this biggest mistake.
Time and space are concepts that are not absolute, that have a beginning, and that were created by Allah from nothing. Allah, Who has created time and space, is certainly not dependent on them. Allah has defined, determined and created every moment of time in timelessness. This is what underlies the essence of the reality of "Fate," which materialists fail to comprehend.
Today, modern science verifies facts announced by the Qur'an 1400 years ago, which are unequivocally believed in by the believers. This bears witness that the Qur'an is the word of Allah. On the other hand, materialist thought, which has been denying Allah's existence and the fact of creation for centuries, is refuted in every field by science, a discipline to which it never stops referring and in which it takes refuge on all occasions. In this book, we will produce evidence to show that the claims of materialists have no scientific and logical basis, and that on the contrary, materialism is totally demolished by contemporary science. The subjects covered here include very important pieces of evidence about the essence of matter and the relativity of time and space. Thus, you will encounter some facts which you have never pondered upon so far, and will understand that the essence of matter is in truth very different from what materialism puts forward or what you have previously been taught.
Any Single Cell Is More Complex Than Even A Great City
Around 4 billion years ago, according to the evolutionist scenario, various inanimate chemical substances entered into a reaction, combining under the effects of lightning or earthquakes, and thus gave rise to the first cell. In fact, however, scientists describe the cell as having as complex a structure as that of a city like Paris or London. A great number of structures inside the cell, from energy-producing plants to protein factories, from transport systems carrying raw materials to decoders that interpret DNA, and communications systems, are all in a constant state of activity in a flawless organization. Believing the evolutionist claim that the cell came into being by chance is as illogical as claiming that all the buildings, roads, transport systems, water and electricity grids in New York City emerged spontaneously thanks to the effects of random natural phenomena such as storms and earthquakes.