When Allah’s help and victory have arrived and you have seen people entering Allah’s deen in droves, then glorify your Lord’s praise and ask His forgiveness.He is the Ever-Returning. (Surat an-Nasr, 1-2-3)
Fear Allah wherever you are; if you follow an evil deed with a good one you will obliterate it; and deal with people with a good disposition. (Tirmidhi)
Man is being tested
God has created everything according to His divine wisdom, and has rendered many things to man's service. Clearly, many things in the universe, from the solar system to the ratio of oxygen in the atmosphere, from the animals that provide us meat and milk to water, have been created to serve man. If this fact is recognized to be evident, it follows that it is illogical to think this life has no purpose. Definitely, there is a purpose to this life, explained by God as follows:
I only created jinn and man to worship Me. (Surat adh-Dhariyat: 56)
Only a minority of humanity understand this purpose of creation and lead their lives thereby. God has granted us life on earth to test whether or not we will conform to this very purpose. Those who sincerely serve God, and those who rebel against Him, will be distinguished from one another in this world. All those blessings (his body, senses, property...) given to man in this world, are a means by which God tests him. In a verse of the Qur'an, God relates the following:
We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing. (Surat al-Insan: 2)
Man's duty in this world is to have faith in God and the hereafter, to conduct himself in compliance with the commands of the Qur'an, to observe the limits set by God, and to try to earn His good pleasure. The continuing trials of this life over time reveal those people who are committed to accomplish these tasks. Because God demands a true and sincere faith,—which is the kind of faith that is not attainable only by saying "I believe"—man must demonstrate that he has true faith in God and His religion, and that he will not swerve from the right path despite the cunnings of Satan. Similarly, he must demonstrate that he will not follow the disbelievers, nor prefer the desires of his own self over God's pleasure. His response to the events in his life will reveal all these qualities. God will create certain hardships, during which man must show patience, in order to expose the degree of his dedication to faith in God. This fact is stated in the Qur'an as follows:
Do people imagine that they will be left to say, "We believe," and will not be tested? (Surat al-'Ankabut: 2)
In another verse, God states that those who say, "We believe" will be tested:
Or did you imagine that you were going to enter Paradise without God knowing those among you who had struggled and knowing the steadfast? (Surah Al 'Imran: 142)
This being the case, disappointment in the face of difficulties would not be the right response to allow oneself to have. Such difficulties may be great ordeals or just trivial daily problems. A believer must consider all such circumstances as part of the trial placed upon him, place his trust in God, and conduct himself in compliance with His pleasure. In a verse of the Qur'an, those difficulties placed upon the believers are related as follows:
We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and crops. But give good news to the steadfast (Surat al-Baqara: 155)
The Prophet Muhammad (saas) also reminded the believers of this, by saying, "Whoever accepted it [God's trial], will enjoy God's Pleasure and whoever is displeased with it, will incur God's Displeasure." (At-Tirmidhi)
Not only will difficulties, but also blessings in this world serve to test man. God tries man with every benefit He bestows upon man, to see whether or not he will be thankful. As well, God creates many circumstances through which man adopt a certain attitude. In the midst of these trials, man may formulate a decision, either in compliance with God's pleasure, or his own soul. If he recognizes such an incident to be a trial from God, and conforms his conduct accordingly to earn God's pleasure, then he succeeds in his test. However, if his decision is in accordance to the dictates of his own soul, it will both be a sin, which he will greatly regret in the hereafter, and a source of anxiety in this world, as it troubles his conscience.
Indeed, God creates everything that happens in this world as a trial. Those events considered to be mere "coincidence" or "bad luck" by the ignorant, are actually circumstances created according to the great subtleties of a divine plan. Of this, God gives the example of Jews who broke the Sabbath, tempted by an abundance of fish:
Ask them about the town which was by the sea when they broke the Sabbath—when their fish came to them near the surface on their Sabbath day but did not come on the days which were not their Sabbath. In this way We put them to the test because they were deviators. (Surat al-A'raf: 163)
The Jews may have thought that the fish came forth to them on a Saturday by "coincidence," but, the event was predetermined as a trial for them by God. As this case makes clear, there is a divine purpose and a test in every occurrence in life. All that befalls a believer has been determined in order that he keep this notion in mind, and that he try to succeed at his test, and adopt a form of behaviour that is in compliance with the consent of God.
21st Century Technology Will Adopt God's Art of Creation As a Model
Flawless Root System of the Plants
A typical red maple tree growing in a humid climate may lose as much as 200 liters of water per day. This represents a serious loss for the tree. This water needs to be replaced immediately if the plant is to survive. Thanks to the flawless root system plants have, every drop of water which evaporates is replaced.
The roots, which spread down into the depths of the earth, send the water and minerals which the plant needs right up to the leaves, through the stem and branches. The roots' drawing of water from under the ground closely resembles a drilling technique. The ends of the roots keep looking for water in the depths of the soil until they find it. Water enters the root through an external membrane and capillary cells. It then passes through the cells to the stem tissue. From there it is transported to every part of the plant.
This process which the plant carries out so perfectly is, in fact, a very complicated one. So much so that the secret of the system is still not completely known, even in these days of space-age technology. The existence of this sort of "pressure tank" system was discovered in trees some 200 years ago. Yet no law has yet been discovered to definitively explain how this movement of water, against gravity, actually comes about. All that scientists have been able to do on this subject is put forward a number of theories about certain mechanisms. Those which have been demonstrated in experiments are thought of as valid to some extent. The outcome of all these scientists' efforts is the recognition of the perfection of the pressure tank system. Such a technology, packed into a tiny space, is just one of the proofs of the incomparable intelligence of the designer of the system. The water transport system in trees, and everything else in the universe, were created by God.
There is no space in the sight of Allah. This matter must not be misunderstood.
O you who believe! Respond to Allah and to the Messenger when He calls you to what will bring you to life! Know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart, and that you will be gathered to Him. ( Surat al-Anfal, 8:24)
People assume that they can take the best care of themselves and thus make the best decisions, set principles for themselves, and believe that their lives will be good if they adhere to these principles. But this is a great delusion, for Allah created humanity and is nearer to each person than his or her own jugular vein. A person may not know many things about himself; however, Allah encompasses everything about him, for He holds complete control over his seen and unseen features, his most inner thoughts, and his subconscious. Furthermore, a person can never know what she will face the next moment or may well forget some of her past experiences. But Allah, Who never forgets or errs, knows all that has happened — and ever will happen — in every person's life. For these very reasons, only Allah knows what is best for each person.
Indeed, Allah draws attention to this fact:
... It may be that you hate something when it is good for you, and it may be that you love something when it is bad for you. Allah knows, and you do not know. ( Surat al-Baqara, 2:216)
For this reason, a person needs to respond to Allah and comply with the “path that will bring him to life.” Allah made this path clear through the Qur'an, which He revealed to our Prophet (saas). In every verse, Allah gives a detailed account of how a person must conduct himself or herself in order to attain salvation.
A mujaddid (reviver) will come in every century
The great mujaddid of the End Times who will come in Hijri 1400 is Hazrat Mahdi (as)
It is revealed in the hadiths handed down from our Prophet (saas), in the work known as the Sunan Abu Dawud by Abu Dawud, in the hadiths included in Imam Rabbani’s Maktubat (Letters) and the Risale-i Nur Collection by Said Nursi, the mujaddid of the Hijri 1300s and the greatest scholar and mujaddid of the last 1000 years, that a person will come to rid Islam of innovations that have entered it subsequently and who will be instrumental in reviving the moral values and virtue of Islam and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas). Our Prophet (saas) has given a date of Hijri 1400 for the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (as) and said that people would start collecting around him as of then. Said Nursi also said that Hazrat Mahdi (as) would come one century after Hijri 1300 and will eliminate the system of oppression that rules the world at that time.
According to Abu Hurairah’s account, the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: Allah will raise for this community AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY HUNDRED YEARS the one who will revive its religion for it. (Sunan Abu Dawud 5/100)
AT THE HEAD OF EACH CENTURY, ALLAH SENDS A MUJADDID among the scholars of this community who revives the Law of Allah [the essence of Qur'anic moral values and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas)]. (Imam Rabbani, Letters of Rabbani, 1/520)
ONCE IN EVERY CENTURY, ALLAH SENDS A MUJADDID [SOMEONE WHO REVIVES RELIGION]. (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Barla Addendum, p. 119)
Bediuzzaman states that the mujaddid of the 1200s was Mawlana
Allah sends someone to revive the faith AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY CENTURY, Mawlana is the mujaddid of the year 1200, in other words, of the 12th century. (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Barla Addendum, p. 120)
Mawlana Khalid al-Baghdadi was born in Hijri 1193 (1779 AD) and died in Hijri 1242 (1827 AD). The great majority of Muslim scholars are agreed that this blessed individual is the mujaddid between the 12th and 13th centuries (Hijri calendar).
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Is the Mujaddid of the Hijri 1300s
Immediately after saying that Mawlana Khalid is the mujaddid of Hijri 1200, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi then states quite explicitly that he and his works serve as the mujaddid exactly one century later, in Hijri 1300:
Exactly AFTER A CENTURY, the parts of the RISALE-I NUR APPEAR ALL AROUND AND SERVE TO THE VERY SAME PURPOSE… With the meaning fortified by the clear expression of the hadith, it is our conviction that, in terms of reviving the religion, the Risale-i Nur is IN THE POSITION OF A MUJADDID. (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Barla Addendum, p. 121)
Dawkins Is No More Darwinist! He Converted To Space Religion!
Unable to deny the existence of 250 million fossils proving the existence of Creation, to explain even how a single protein came into existence or how life initially began, to give an example about a beneficial mutation, and seeing the glory of the fact of Creation, Richard Dawkins established a space cult for himself in an effort to cope with the profound dilemma he faced!
Richard Dawkins was urged to admit the irrationality of his claims of “chance” and realized that Darwinism is in a great dilemma. Unable to resolve these issues and find a way out, he had to admit that all beings were created. However, because he found it difficult to withdraw all his claims all of a sudden, he considers aliens as deities. (Surely Allah is beyond that) Surely even this is enough to see that Dawkins had to abandon his claims of "chance" and is no longer a Darwinist. Now it remains for Dawkins to answer the following question: Who created the aliens?
Dawkins will probably give the right answer also to this question, because after admitting that beings are created and seeing the falsity of Darwinism, it is impossible for a person to deny that all the glorious Creation in the universe belongs to Allah. Indeed, in one of his interviews Dawkins confesses that life was created somewhere in the space by a SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE. 1
The appearance of a scientist with an incognizable claim suggesting that a wonder of Creation with an extraordinary complexity such as chromosome is made by "aliens" is surely pathetic for the Darwinist world of science. However, rather than advocating "chances", which is a far more irrational claim, suggesting that living beings were created by a superior intelligence is also a sign of Darwinism's end. Indeed, still being in defence of Darwinism despite the evidences of Creation is impossible for a person of sound mind.
Indeed, Dawkins' avoidance from a debate with Adnan Oktar is an obvious manifestation of his indecision. As it is known, Mr. Adnan Oktar gave an announcement to The Times, one of the most circulated newspapers in Britain, and invited Dawkins to a face-to-face debate. Dawkins once again remained silent to this proposal which has been repeated continously for the last two years. This is nothing but another confirmation of Adnan Oktar's rightfulness in his arguments. The Creator of all beings is All-Mighty Allah. Each superstitious explanation brought against Allah's All-Mighty existence is doomed to disappear, rot and fall into disgrace.
THE CITIES OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH
A photograph of the Dead Sea
The Prophet Lut (as) lived at the same time as the Prophet Ibrahim (as) and was sent as a Messenger to a neighbouring tribe to the Prophet Ibrahim (as). That tribe, according to the Qur'an, practiced a perversion never before seen in the world: homosexuality. When the Prophet Lut (as) told the people to abandon one of the greatest sins and delivered to them the message of Allah, they rejected him. They denied that he was a Prophet and continued with their horrid lifestyle. As a result of this, the tribe was destroyed in a terrible disaster by Allah.
And Lut, when he said to his people, "Do you commit an obscenity not perpetrated before you by anyone in all the worlds? You come with lust to men instead of women. You are indeed a depraved people." (Qur'an, 7:80-81)
We rained down a rain upon them. See the final fate of the evildoers! (Qur'an, 7:84)
[Our Messengers said to Lut,] "We will bring down on the inhabitants of this city a devastating punishment from heaven because of their deviance." We have left a Clear Sign of them behind for people who use their intellect. (Qur'an, 29:34-35)
This city, in which the Prophet Lut (as) lived and which was later destroyed, is called "Sodom" in the Old Testament. It appears that this people, who lived to the north of the Red Sea, was destroyed in a manner compatible with the description in the Qur'an. Archaeological excavations have revealed that the city lay close to the Dead Sea on the present-day Israeli-Jordanian border. According to scientists, the area is covered in large deposits of sulphur. For this reason, no life in the form of animals or plants is to be found there and the region stands as a symbol of destruction.
[He is] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between them, if you are people with certainty. There is no god but Him—He gives life and causes to die—your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers, the previous peoples.
Sulphur is an element which appears as a result of volcanic eruptions. Indeed, there is clear evidence in the Qur'an that the method of destruction was earthquake and volcanic eruptions. The German archaeologist Werner Keller says this about the region:
Together with the base of this mighty fissure, which runs precisely through this area, the Vale of Siddim, including Sodom and Gomorrah, plunged one day into the abyss. Their destruction came about through a great earthquake which was probably accompanied by explosions, lightning, issue of natural gas and general conflagration. The subsidence released volcanic forces that had been lying dormant deep down along the whole length of the fracture. In the upper valley of the Jordan near Bashan there are still towering craters of extinct volcanoes; great stretches of lava and deep layers of basalt have been deposited on the limestone surface.1
The photographs above show the ancient settlement area around the volcano Mount Vesuvius. It is clear from the remains in the region that the Pompeiians who lived here enjoyed a luxurious and splendid lifestyle.
The petrified body on the left is a remain testifying to the disasters that struck the people of Pompeii.
These layers of lava and basalt are the most important evidence showing that a volcanic eruption and earthquake once took place there. In any event Lake Lut, otherwise known as the Dead Sea, lies directly above a seismically active region-in other words, an earthquake belt:
The base of the dead sea is located with a tectonic rooted downfall. This valley is located in a tension stretching between the Taberiye Lake in the north, and mid of Arabah Valley in the south.2
The technical aspect of the disaster suffered by the people of Lut has been revealed in studies carried out by geologists. These have shown that the earthquake which wiped out the people of Lut came about as the result of a very long fault line. The Jordan River drops a total of 180 metres during its 190 km course. This, and the fact that the Dead Sea is 400 metres below sea level, combined to prove that that there once took place a major geological event in and around this area.
This interesting structure of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea comprise only part of the crack or fissure which passes through this region. It begins at the slopes of the Toros Mountains and runs southward past the southern shores of the Dead Sea, through the Arabian Desert, reaching the Gulf of Aqaba, from where it crosses the Red Sea before coming to an end in Africa. There is major volcanic activity in those areas through which the line passes. In fact, this occurs to such an extent that black basalt and lava can be found in the Mountains of Galilee in Israel, in part of the high plateaus in Jordan, the Gulf of Aqaba and other areas.
All these remains and geographical features show that there was a major geological event at the Dead Sea.
The December 1957 edition of National Geographic magazine contained these statements on the subject:
The mount of Sodom, a barren wasteland, rises sharply above the dead sea. No one has ever found the destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, but scholars believe that they stood in the Vale of Siddim across from these cliffs. Possibly flood waters of the Dead Sea engulfed them following an earthquake.3
One of the pieces of information regarding this destroyed city is-as revealed in Surat al-Hijr 76-that these cities are still on the main line. Geographers have identified this region as being on a line to the south-east of the Dead Sea, extending from the Arabian peninsula to Syria and Egypt.
We turned the place completely upside down and rained down on them stones of hard-baked clay. There are certainly Signs in that for the discerning. They were beside a road which still exists. There is certainly a Sign in that for the believers. (Qur'an, 15:74-77)
1. Keller, Und die Bibel hat doch recht, 75-76.
2. “Le Monde de la Bible” (The World of the Bible), Archeologie et Histoire, July-August 1993.
3. G. Ernest Wright, “Bringing Old Testament Times to Life,” National Geographic 112, December 1957, 883.
Age: 140 million years
Period: Mesozoic Age, Cretaceous
Location: Liaoning Province, China
Yet another discovery that invalidates evolutionist claims regarding the origin of birds is the Liaoningornis fossil shown here. The existence of this bird, around 140 million years of age and first discovered in China in November 1996, was announced by the ornithologists Lianhin Hou, and Martin and Alan Feduccia in an article published in Science magazine.
Liaoningornis had a breastbone to which the flight muscles were attached, as in present-day birds. It was also identical to birds living today in all other respects. The sole difference was that it had teeth in its jaw. This showed that odontornithes (toothed birds) by no means had the kind of primitive structure claimed by evolutionists. Indeed, in an analysis in Discover magazine Alan Feduccia stated that Liaoningornis invalidated the claim that dinosaurs constitute the origin of birds. ("Old Bird," Discover, 21 March 1997.)
Istanbul is the address of understanding Islam
What He Said
Başkent TV, April 4- 2009
Adnan Oktar: The world admires the morality of Turkey. So does Obama, I mean they have grasped that the Turkish nation is a mature and qualified nation that will set an example… Therefore, the whole world knows that Turkey is getting ready for a big task. This is amazing, I mean materialists sense this with their instincts, so do religious people. If you see now, everyone comes to Istanbul in crowds and Ankara. They say that there is something in Turkey, I mean there will be something happening there; it means that they understood. The thing that they understood is Turkey becoming the leader of the Turkish-Islamic Union. Turkey will open up a new civilization, a new era in the world, and will also open up the scope of the world which is heading to afflictions and the Day of Judgment, Turkey will bring temporary tranquility to the whole world.
Kutahya Destan TV, August 5- 2008
Adnan Oktar: Turkish nation is returning back to its origin Insha’Allah. It will be a superb state. Turkish-Islamic union will be established InshaAllah, and TURKEY WILL TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF AN ELDERLY BROTHER IN THE REGION. WHOLE REGION WILL ATTAIN TRANQUILITY AND COMFORT WITH THE SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP OF TURKEY. In terms of economy, finance and morality there will be a very serious improvement. There will be a improvement and a glorious civilization will be established. This pain is a sign of it, anyhow there have always been a great improvement after every pain. If you look at the Turkish history, this will be seen as well. During the establishment of great Turkish states such pain had always been. And now it is happening again.
Azerbaijan Rating News paper, November 6- 2008
Adnan Oktar: Satan gives such delusions which should not be taken seriously, I mean let's say we will sit on the dinner table which is already prepared but we still discuss where to put the salad or where to place the chairs. There is no need to keep it long. It is so obvious that the Turkish-Islamic Union will be very well, and it will bring abundance, wealth, joy. I mean these are weak excuses, and we should not direct ourselves on to these. The elderly Brother Turkey will embrace them with love and compassion, and Turkey is ready for the task. Turkey does not have any benefit out of this task. What is surprising about a father and his son getting together to chat or have meal together? A father, I mean Turkey is the father and the leader of Turkish Islamic world. And It calls all of his sons to the dinner table, to eat together for the sake of joy, amusement and fest so that a cheerful environment would be established. It is abnormal to compare it with Russia because they were communist, materialist and Darwinist.
Yeni Safak, 28 March 2010
The address of understanding Islam is Istanbul
World Islamic Call Center, which was not active for years, held its 20th meeting in Istanbul. In a time when Turkey and Libya's relationship has intensified, 49 representatives of 36 countries gathered. General secretary Muhammed Ahmad Sharif said that Istanbul is almost like a guide to learn Islam correctly.
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The Knights of the Temple—or Templars, for short—an organization that arose in the Middle Ages, but whose activities and supporters changed over the course of time. The Knights Templar first emerged after the First Crusade, rapidly adopted a political identity and became one of the greatest financial powers of the ages.
Initially portraying themselves as devout, they made use of the prestige and esteem they thus acquired. But statements from the Templar trials that began in 1327 revealed the organization’s true face: Shortly after its formation, it had adopted a form of satanic teaching and also acquired one of the greatest fortunes in Europe.
How did the Templars amass this financial power? How vast was their wealth? And now, who controls that sinister fortune they amassed, and to what ends is it being used?
To answer these questions, this book reconsiders the Knights Templars—whose history was dealt with in our earlier book on the subject—and their successors, the Freemasons, and shows how the Templars continue to be financed by illicit funds.