RAMADAN 2008 - THE 13th DAY

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GOD CREATED THE UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING

With ample evidence discovered by science, the thesis of an "infinite universe" was tossed onto the scrap-heap of the history of scientific ideas. Yet, more important questions were forthcoming: what existed before the Big Bang? What force could have caused the great explosion that resulted in a universe that did not exist before?
 
There is a single answer to be given to the question of what existed before the Big Bang: God, the All-powerful and the Almighty, Who created the earth and the heavens in great order. Many scientists, be they believers or not, are obliged to admit this truth. Although they may decline to admit this fact on scientific platforms, their confessions in between the lines give them away. Renowned atheist philosopher Anthony Flew says:
 
Notoriously, confession is good for the soul. I will therefore begin by confessing that the Stratonician atheist has to be embarrassed by the contemporary cosmological consensus. For it seems that the cosmologists are providing a scientific proof of what St. Thomas contended could not be proved philosophically; namely, that the universe had a beginning. So long as the universe can be comfortably thought of as being not only without end but also beginning, it remains easy to urge that its brute existence, and whatever are found to be its most fundamental features, should be accepted as the explanatory ultimates. Although I believe that it remains still correct, it certainly is neither easy nor comfortable to maintain this position in the face of the Big Bang story. (Henry Margenau, Roy Abraham Vargesse, Cosmos, Bios, Theos, La Salla IL: Open Court Publishing, 1992, p. 241).
 
Some scientists like the British materialist physicist H. P. Lipson confess that they have to accept the Big Bang theory whether they want it or not:
 
If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces, and radiation, how has it come into being?… I think, however, that we must…admit that the only acceptable explanation is creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it. (H. P. Lipson, "A Physicist Looks at Evolution", Physics Bulletin, vol. 138, 1980, p. 138).
 
In conclusion, science points to a single reality whether materialist scientists like it or not. Matter and time have been created by a Creator, Who is All-Powerful and Who created the heavens, the earth and all that is in between: Almighty God. 
It is God Who created the seven heavens and of the earth the same number, the Command descending down through all of them, so that you might know that God has power over all things and that God encompasses all things in His knowledge. (Surat at-Talaq,12)



What Does One Experience At The Moment Of Death?

Or do those who perpetrate evil deeds suppose that We will make them like those who believe and do right actions, so that their lives and deaths will be the same? How bad their judgement is! (Surat al-Jathiyah,21)

How the spiritual death of man takes place has been described in detail in the Qur’an, in which it is made clear that it is different from the clinical death of the body. It is stated that certain events take place at the moment of death which are seen by the dying person but not by others.

For instance, an unbeliever who has not been able to make a just estimate of the existence of Allah may seem to have died peacefully in his sleep. But, in reality, his soul that makes the transition into another dimension experiences death in great pain. Or, in just the opposite case, the soul of a believer who is thought to be suffering is in fact gently taken out of his body by the angels, as is related in the scriptures.

The events the unbelievers and the believers respectively experience during their deaths are completely different from each other. In the Quran, it is stated that at the moment of death the unbelievers will experience the following:

Their souls will be taken by hitting them on their backs and faces.

They will suffer the throes of death.

Angels will give them the news of eternal torment.

Their souls will be pulled out of their bodies.

As for the believers:

Their souls will be gently taken away from their bodies.

They will be welcomed by the angels with kindness and greetings.

As the angels take their souls they will give them the news of Paradise.



The Perfect Social System of Ants

Ants live in colonies and a perfect division of labor exists amongst them. When we take a closer look at their systems, we shall also see that they have a pretty interesting social structure. It will also come to our attention that they are capable of sacrifice at a much higher level than humans are. One of the most interesting points is that - compared to humans - they do not know the concepts such as the rich-poor discrimination and the fight for power that are observed in our societies.

Many scientists, who for years have been doing extensive research on ants, have not been able to clarify the subject of their advanced social behavior. Caryle P. Haskins, Ph.D., the president of the Carnegie Institute at Washington has this to say:


After 60 years of observation and study, I still marvel at how sophisticated the ants' social behavior is. …The ants thus make a beautiful model for our use in studying the roots of animal behavior. (National Geographic, vol.165, no.6, p. 775)

Some colonies of ants are so extensive with respect to population and living area, that it is impossible to explain how they can form a perfect order over such a vast area. Therefore, it is not easy not to concur with Dr. Haskins.

As an example of these large colonies we can give the species of ant, called Formica Yessensis that lives on the Ishikari coast of Hokkaido. This ant colony lives in 45,000 interconnected nests over an area of 2.7 square kilometers. The colony, which is composed of approximately 1,080,000 queens and 306,000,000 workers, has been named the "Super colony" by the researchers. (Bert Hölldobler-Edward O.Wilson, The Ants, Harvard University Press, 1990, p. 1) It has been discovered that all production tools and food are exchanged in an orderly fashion within the colony.

It is very hard to explain how the ants have maintained this order without any problems, considering the vast area they are living in. We must not forget that various security forces are needed for enforcing law and maintaining social order, even in a civilized country with a low population density. And there is an administrative staff leading and managing these units. Sometimes, it does not become possible to maintain the required order without problems despite all these intense efforts.

Yet in ant colonies there is no need felt for police, gendarmerie or guards. If we consider that actually the duty of the queens, whom we think of as the leaders of the colonies, is just to maintain the species, they do not have a leader or a governor. There is thus no hierarchy based on a chain of command amongst them. Then who is it that lays down this order and maintains its continuity.

The fact that ants can establish such a great and perfect order is proof that they are acting on the inspiration of a certain "supervisor". The verse below fully confirms that God is the master and supervisor of everything and that every living creature acts on His inspiration:


I have put my trust in God, my Lord and your Lord. There is no living being He does not hold by the forelock and inspect! My Lord is on a straight path. (Surah Hud, 56)


The Human Eyeball Is More Complex and Efficient Than the Most Advanced Camera

With its 40 basic components, the human eye provides a better image and clarity than even the most advanced digital camera. In order for the eye to be able to see at all, every one of these 40 components need to be fully functional at the same time, able to work together in harmony. If even one of these components is absent, the eye is effectively blind. In the same way that a workable camera cannot emerge in stages as its component parts are assembled haphazardly, neither can the eye have formed in stages and as the result of chance mutations.


The Human Brain Is Organized in a Highly Complex and Superior Way

The analytical power of our brains is many times superior to that in computers. The brain has a total capacity equivalent to that of an average of 1,000 computers. Since it is impossible for even a single computer to have come into being by chance, it is utterly nonsensical to suggest that such a magnificent structure as the human brain originally did so..

The brain consists of some 100 billion nerve cells, which communicate with one another by way of connection points known as synapses. There are 10,000 synapses in every neuron, so that any one neuron can communicate with 10,000 other neurons at the same time. The number of synapses in the human brain is estimated to be around 1 quadrillion-enabling 1,000,000,000,000,000 acts of communication. The transistors in computers, analogous to the brain's nerve cells, have only six connection points.

The fastest computer in the world can perform an average of 109 processes per second. The brain can manage 1015 (that is, 10,000,000,000,000,000 actions per second.) In addition, the computer has a memory capacity of 1011 bytes (a byte being the smallest unit of information capable of being recorded on a computer). Compare that to the brain's capacity of 1014. In other words, the human brain has a capacity equivalent to that of 1,000 computers.

It is absolutely impossible for chance to organize the brain cells in such a way as to give rise to such a dazzling communications network. This system is far more complex and wondrous than Internet technology, one of the greatest developments of the 20th century. Internet technology-indeed, even the simplest telephone switchboard system cannot form by chance. People are well aware that engineering, design, information, and intelligence are all essential for such technology. How, then, can they still manage to claim that the brain's far more extraordinary system came into being by "evolution"-by slow, incremental chance?

There is no doubt that this is the result of blind devotion to the theory of evolution. But approaching matters in an unprejudiced manner can clearly reveal the full glory inherent in humanity's creation.




Belief in Creation Is Making Rapid Progress - 14.03.2008 -
Belgium/La Libre




La Libre, a Belgian daily, noted the rapid spread in the country of belief in Creation on 14 March, 2008. The report, which described the sending to Europe of the Atlas of Creation as a "barrage of fire," and went on to say that “large numbers of young people are falling victim to these theories and make no secret of the fact.” It called on evolutionists to initiate a counter-offensive in the face of “the urgency of the situation.” Those materialist-Darwinist circles that are so alarmed by the rise in belief in creation are seeking to keep the theory of evolution alive for ideological reasons. With the Atlas of Creation, however, the facts have spread to far to be capable of conceakment with distortions and demagoguery.

The report in daily La Libre went on to say:

The creationism is making rapid progress. There is no doubt that certain religious groups are having a huge impact in this sphere. We must remember the Atlas of Creation that was sent out to French schools last year. In this brick-like 800-page-volume the author, a Turk who writes under the pen name Harun Yahya, takes the Qur’an as his basis for rejecting the theory of evolution.


The German President Visits A Mosque

Left) The German president in a mosque, (Right) German president Rau: West Islam dialogue is necessary;German president Johannes Rau, an avid supporter of interfaith dialogue, expressed himself on this matter at a meeting of the World Council of Churches in Potsdam on January 29-30, 2001. The Council declared the next 10 years to be the "Decade to Overcome Violence." Rau stated that this was one of Europe's most important social initiatives. He stated further that freedom and justice were equally important, and that Social Darwinism had to be definitely rejected.1 Moreover, Rau showed the importance he placed on establishing dialogue by his visit to the Fatih Mosque in Marl. During this visit, arranged for the Ramadan Eid, he stated that Muslim holidays were as important as Christian ones, and that the struggle against terror was not related to Islam. 1. Notes on Church-State Affairs, vol, 43, Autumn 2001, no.2




 
HACKBERRY SEEDS

Age: 54 to 37 million years

Period: Eocene

Location: Hart Mountains, North Central Wyoming, USA


This tree, a member of the genus Celtis, grows in temperate climates.

The hackberry seeds pictured here, roughly 50 million years old are some of the proofs that evolution never occurred. This plant has always existed as the hackberry and, like all other plant species, it has never gone through any intermediate stages. It is not descended from any other plant, and never developed into any other plant.

In fact, evolutionists are well aware that there are no intermediate form fossils they can point to as evidence of plants' supposed evolution. George Gaylord Simpson, one of the founders of neo-Darwinism, states this fact thus:
"This regular absence of transitional forms is not confined to mammals, but is an almost universal phenomenon, as has long been noted by paleontologists. It is true of almost all classes of animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate. . . it is true of the classes, and of the major animal phyla, and it is apparently also true of analogous categories of plants." (George G. Simpson, Tempo and Mode in Evolution, New York: Columbia University Press, 1994, pp. 105, 107) (emphasis added)



AL-JABBAR, (The Irresistible; The Compeller)

He is Allah—there is no deity but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace, the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty, the Compeller , the Supremely Great. Glory be to Allah above all they associate with Him. ( Surat al-Hashr, 23)

Unbelievers show their arrogance and rejection of Allah by claiming that they exist apart from and are independent of Allah, and by attributing some of His characteristics to themselves. However, if they would stop and think seriously about this claim for just a second, they would easily comprehend that they did not will themselves into existence, cannot know when they will die, and had no say in the formation of their physical traits. They would realize that whatever they possess, including their own bodies, are temporary and will ultimately disappear. All of this makes it obvious that humanity is weak and can neither possess nor control anything. Further contemplation will surely provide more evidence of this truth.

In the face of all these facts, one can readily see that being arrogant toward our Lord, the Creator, is both foolish and dangerous. In fact, a person needs to comprehend that Allah is All-Mighty and that He created everything from nothing, grants every person's characteristics and meets their needs, can take them all when He wills, and that all living beings will die while He alone will exist for all eternity. Once all of this is understood, people need to submit to their Owner, for Allah has the power to make all who rebel and turn against Him bow to Him whenever He wills.

Allah relates the example of the Companions of the Garden as a lesson to believers. One of these men, who had been spoiled by his prosperity and achievements, later recognized his weakness, thanks to the name of al-Jabbar , and confessed his wrongdoing. What happened to this man, who swore to himself that he would harvest in the morning, is related in the Qur'an, as follows:


So a visitation from your Lord came upon it while they slept, and in the morning it was like burnt land stripped bare. ( Surat al-Qalam, 19-20)

But when they saw it, they said: “We must have lost our way. No, the truth is we are destitute!” The best of them said: “Did I not say to you: ‘Why do you not glorify Allah?'” They said: “Glory be to our Lord! Truly we have been wrongdoers.” They turned to face each other in mutual accusation. They said: “Woe to us! We were indeed inordinate. Maybe our Lord will give us something better than it in exchange. We entreat our Lord.” Such is the punishment. And the punishment of the Hereafter is much greater, if they only knew. ( Surat al-Qalam, 26-33)


AN INTERVIEW WITH MR. ADNAN OKTAR BY BOSNA TV (June 2008)

Mr. Adnan Oktar, in his interview broadcasted by Bosnian television expresses his deep affection and respect for the legendary leader of Bosnia – Herzegovina, the great Islamic thinker, Mr. Alija Izzetbegovic and he defines this blessed person as “the smiling face of Islam, enlightened, high-quality, eminent, precious and important leader of the Islamic world.” Mr.Oktar also states that he is very pleased with the deep impact of his books that are translated into Bosnian, on the people of Bosnia.

When Mr.Adnan Oktar is asked about the time he had spent in prison and about the prices  Muslim intellectuals are made to pay he says: “This is their destiny, their ornament and their beauty. If one is a man with a cause, he will go down that road, just like the Prophet Yusuf. When he sets off this road, he is well aware of the price and accepts the consequences of it.”

He then states that Darwinism had been annihilated in its own bastions. That it had been obliterated in France and Germany, and in its birthplace, England and that there is no more danger in this respect.

In response to a question regarding the Islamic Union Mr. Adnan Oktar says: “The circumstances are now ideal for the establishment of the Turkish-Islamic Union. There are virtually no obstacles at present.It is as if someone calls out for a union it will be formed instantly.”  He continues : “InshaAllah, this century will be one of peace, prosperity and security, the age of Islam. The 19th and 20th centuries were the age of materialism, and the late 20th and 21st will be that of Islam. Everyone says that, from British Prime Minister Tony Blair down. The CIA says so. The KGB says so”

You can watch this interview here. 




Union of Faiths 

As people who believe in God and follow His revelations, let us rally to a common formula - "faith". Let's love God, Who is our Creator and Lord, and follow His commands. And let us pray God to lead us to an even straighter path. When Muslims, Christians and Jews rally to a common formula this way; When they understand that they are friends not enemies, When they see that the real enemy is atheism and paganism, then the world will become a very different place.


 



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WHAT DARWINISTS NEVER REALIZE

1-Darwinists never realize that there are around 1,000 different scent receptors in the human nose, that human beings are able to detect more than 10,000 smells through combinations of these different receptors, and that this takes place by way of the magnificent scent perception system in the nose.

2-Darwinists never realize that after a given length of time the receptors in human skin stop sending the brain signals about substances in contact with the skin, and the skin thus grows used to the material touching it and thus gradually stops emitting touch signals regarding it, nor what a great blessing this represents for human beings.

3-Darwinists never realize how microorganisms manifest Allah’s superior intelligence, art and might in creation and how they fall into such a great dilemma as they try to account for them by means of mere unconscious coincidences.

4-Darwinists never realize that although it takes only a few seconds to read a single sentence, if just one of the enzymes in the human body were not to work, it would take 1,500 years to read that sentece.

5-Enzymes are responsible for activating cells and initiating and accelerating reactions, and one enzyme can accelerate a reaction 10 billion times. But Darwinists never realize that if enzymes did not do their jobs, a great many reactions that keep you alive would have to wait until you had read this sentence, and inactive cells, unaware of one another, would one by one begin to die.

6-Darwinists never realize that nerve impulses travel through the body at a speed of approximately 9 kilometers a second, and that we are thus protected against a wide range of dangers.

7-Darwinists never realize that there is less than one millionth of a gram of hormone in a liter of blood, despite which hormones have vitally important functions to perform.

8-Darwinists never realize that our hearts pump 36 billion liters of blood over a distance of 19,308 kilometers every day.

9-Darwinists never realize that blood passes through the kidneys an average of 300 times a day.

10-Darwinists never realize that every second we spend reading, our retinas perform 10 billion calculations, just like a computer.
2008-08-16 03:56:09
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