Editions of The Evolution Deceit in some other languages
The Evolution Deceit
Reports In The World Press
Harun Yahya's works, which expose that the theory of evolution is a deception, have attracted the attention of the international press. Several press organizations have devoted considerable space to reporting on conferences and books dealing with how twentieth-century science has demolished the theory of evolution; others have reviewed these books. In addition, various publishing organs have presented his works on other subjects to their readers as reports.
USA – National Geographic
The November 2004 English and German editions of the well-known National Geographic magazine featured a cover story on "Was Darwin Wrong?" Mentioning individuals and groups that reveal the theory of evolution's errors, the report cited Harun Yahya and described the great unease caused by his works among materialist circles:
USA - Science
18 May 2001
The influence of his books on evolution, especially the internationally renowned The Evolution Deceit, is reflected in the well-known scientific evolutionary magazine Science. Robert Koenig's article (18 May 2001), "Creationism Takes Root Where Europe, Asia Meet," gives a lengthy account of Harun Yahya's struggle against this deception, the international success of his The Evolution Deceit, and the defeat of evolutionists in Turkey. The article emphasizes that this broad academic endeavor—"One of the world's strongest anti-evolution movements outside North America"—seeks to cause the collapse of the theory of evolution on the scientific front and states that it is making inroads in other Muslim countries. Koenig also discussed the international success of The Evolution Deceit and mentioned that some evolutionist scientists in Turkey complain that "books by Harun Yahya such as The Evolution Deceit have become more influential than textbooks in certain parts of Turkey." In the article, their concerns are expressed in these words "… Many evolutionist scientists fear they are losing ground to creationists in public opinion."
USA - NCSE Reports
NCSE Reports, a magazine published by The National Center for Science Education (based in Berkeley, California), is supported by the American Academy of Scientists. Although this group is essentially evolutionist, its November-December 1999 issue was devoted to Harun Yahya's works dealing with the theory of evolution's collapse. The cover bears the title "Islamic Scientific Creationism: A New Challenge in Turkey" and gives this introduction:
WHO IS HARUN YAHYA? Adnan Oktar, using the pen-name "Harun Yahya" devoted his life to explaining the existence and the unity of Allah and the magnificence of the morals of the Qur'an. He spent all his life serving for this purpose from his early ages. He has never given up against the difficulties he faced. The biography states that Oktar entered university in 1979 and has authored over 100 books since 1986 - a remarkable output indeed for a single person.
The United Kingdom - New Scientist
This report described Harun Yahya as an "international hero."
The 22 April 2001 issue of the world-renowned New Scientist, which investigated creationist movements throughout the world, offered this interpretation of Harun Yahya and his books:
The United Kingdom – Student British Medical Journal
"There are beautiful illustrations of fossils and wildlife and photos of famous scientists."
The Muslim World Book Review
One booklet of book reviews, published by the Islamic Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, contained the following description of The Evolution Deceit:
10 October 2003
An article published in the 10 October 2003 edition of daily Al Watan devoted considerable space to the Arabic-language edition of A Chain of Miracles. The report emphasized how the miracles that Allah has brought into being are revealed in great detail, gave a short account of the author's life, and described the book's purpose, as given below:
Germany – Encyclopaedia Of Mathematics
The German-language Encyclopaedia of Mathematics website considers the theory of evolution in the Islamic world in its "Creation" section, which also provides information about Harun Yahya's works. It notes that his works have an especially large readership in Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country, and Malaysia.
Azerbaijan - Ulus Newspaper
Ulus carried a report by Hasret Rustemov in which Perished Nations was reviewed. In this article, "A New Book about the Wisdom of the Qur'an," Rustemov said the following:
IBERR – International Board For Education Research And Resources
IBERR, an umbrella organization for Islamic educational institutions in North America, Great Britain, South Africa, and elsewhere, published an article on Harun Yahya in its monthly bulletin. Chaired by Yusuf Islam, IBERR plays a significant role in determining the syllabuses of Islamic schools worldwide and uses Harun Yahya's works to carry out its activities. The report describes his works in these terms:
Under the pen name of Harun Yahya, the author has published over a hundred books on a wide range of faith-related issues. An important body of his work deals with the materialistic world-view and its impact on world history and politics. Harun Yahya's extensive range of books emphasizes most powerfully Allah's message to man. Firmly grounded in the Qur'an, and using the latest scientific methods, Harun Yahya's books lucidly illustrate the miracle of Creation and the innumerable benefits that Allah bestows upon us. Evidence is convincingly gathered by reflecting on the miracles of our own bodies and also from the rich environment that Allah has created for our use. Brilliant colour photography, graphic illustrations and a lucid style of writing logically point out to the reader the Infinite Mercy of Allah!
At its 2004 meeting in Qatar, IBERR examined Harun Yahya's work and discussed whether his books should be included in the syllabuses of IBERR-affiliated schools. Speakers stated that these works were an important component of the syllabus in various schools, such as Islamic schools in Nigeria. Harun Yahya's works attract considerable interest from both students and teachers.
A Gulf Times report on the gathering
This newspaper, which reported on the IBERR assembly, provided detailed information about the meeting's activities. According to it, an important address on "educational resources," based on Harun Yahya's works, was given.
Holland – ISIM Newsletter
The December 2002 edition of the ISIM Newsletter, published monthly by the Holland-based International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, carried an article by Dr. Martin Riexinger of Freiburg University. Entitled "The Islamic Creationism of Harun Yahya," it contained references to the global impact of his works: For some time Islamic publishing in the West has been associated with pamphlets in awkward English printed on pulp. Strolling through Islamic bookshops in Britain one immediately realizes how things have changed: beautifully edited books are offered for considerable prices. A notable part of these publications is dedicated to the defence of Islam against the challenges of Christianity and materialism. Outstanding examples for this new tendency are the writings of the prolific Turkish author Harun Yahya (pseudonym of Adnan Oktar), whose list of Turkish publications includes about 180 titles, most of them dedicated to the refutation of Darwinism. The bulk of the publications by Harun Yahya just reiterates adorned with beautiful illustrations the basic claims proposed in his most popular work Evrim Teorisinin Çokusu (The Evolution Deceit) with detailed reference to certain phenomena. ... His articles appear on many Islamic homepages kept by organizations or individuals. His international reputation is due to the extensive use of the internet. He may thus be considered the first Islamic intellectual who has based his career on the use of this most up-to-date technology.
Russia – The Islam.Ru News Agency
State Duma Reads Books by Harun Yahya
The foundation of scholastic researchers of Harun Yahya prepared a Russian edition of the book "Islam Condemns Terror". The reason underlying the publishing is the increasing Islamophobia of the society, supported by mass media and certain political circles. In order to change the attitude towards Islam – the religion of peace and good, above 1000 copies has [sic] been sent to the leaders of various government bodies, state organizations and educational institutions. The book was received by delegates of the State Duma, representatives of the Ministry of internal affairs, Ministry of defense, many TV channels, and also Russian mass media.
Bosnia - Oslobodjenje
A report in the 24 June 2003 edition of Oslobodjenje, one of Bosnia's largest dailies, reviewed the Bosnian-language edition of The Evolution Deceit. In summary, the report gave the following information:
Saudi Arabia - Al Riyadh
The daily Al Riyadh has described Harun Yahya as one of Turkey's most important thinkers. In summary, this article, which introduces the author's website, contains the following details:
A Journey In Harun Yahya's Web Site
Harun Yahya is one of Turkey's best-known and important thinkers. He has written a large number of books, articles and documentary films. In these he refers to the miraculous aspects of the universe, all in the light of the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saas). These works are available free of charge on the author's website, so that everyone may obtain and read them. This site is indeed a very useful and important one. It is read all across the world. It is available not just in Turkish, but also in Arabic, Serbo-Croat, Indonesian, German, French, Russian and Malay. The video section uses sounds and images to remind visitors of these miracles. Finally, all the works written by Harun Yahya are listed on a separate prospectus. Everyone can make use of these works, free of charge.
The international news portal Moheet carried Radhwan Adem's analysis of The Miracle of Creation in Plants. It contained the following lines:
Indonesia - Minda
The September 2004 edition of the high-circulation Minda mazagine carried a review of Harun Yahya's Before You Regret. Under the heading "Who Is Harun Yahya?" the article also gave a brief account of his life.
Venezuela - Venezuela's Electronic News
A report describing the wide interest in Islam Denounces Terrorism appeared in the news portal Venezuela's Electronic News. The report said that "the Venezuelan Muslim community is flocking to the Internet to get hold of Turkish author Harun Yahya's new book: 'Islam Denounces Terrorism'." It went on to say the following about Harun Yahya and his major work Islam Denounces Terrorism:
Indonesia - Pikiran Rakyat
Canada - The Ambition Monthly
Solution: The Values of the Qur'an
"It is essential that we all listen to the voice of our conscience to rescue these people, and to make the world a place of justice, peace, security, prosperity and well-being. The only way to being conscientious is faith. Hence, the only solution to injustice, chaos, terror, genocide, hunger and oppression is to live by the Qur'an's morality."
Canada - Young Muslim Announcement
In an announcement intended for its members, the Young Muslim foundation, which operates in Canada, recommended, among other books, Harun Yahya's The Evolution Deceit. The books recommended in the announcement are described as:
The messages reaching the Harun Yahya website confirm these words. Readers expressed their feelings in the following terms:
May God bless you for the good work of da'wah you are doing. I have been looking for a website to build my faith and I think inshaAllah I found it.
Thank you for your works. Thanks to them my faith has grown stronger.
Your work definitely increases my faith.
As a recent convert (revert) to Islam I was recommended this site. … Harun Yahya has certainly helped make the transition to Islam a lot easier.
United Kingdom - Crescent International
"Harun Yahya's Evolution Deceit is a scientific, intellectual and academic deathblow to the modern theory of evolution, a theory which has been largely discredited by scientific advances in the fields of physics, chemistry and genetics, among others."
""As a result of Harun Yahya's extensive research, the myth of evolution crumbles into utter ruin. ... Harun Yahya's pen is more than prolific."
This article by Hector Abu Dharr Manzolillo, a member of the Islamic Institute of the Americas, examined The Evolution Deceit in great detail. After investigating its effect in both Western societies and in the Muslim world, he stated that it was a major force in bringing the theory of evolution to an impasse.
A message from a reader of Crescent International's review of the book in question: "The comment about Harun Yahya's book in your last issue was wonderful. Mr. Yahya's book is a reminder of the true nature of life. Besides, it is wery-well written and printed. They are quite attractive and convincing for young Muslims having western education. Both of my children are impressed by the book." Mona Qureshi, England (01-15 April 2000)
In its review of The Miracle in the Ant, Harun Yahya was described as the most steadfast individual revealing the baseless nature of the theory of evolution (16-30 October 2000).
Pakistan – The Islamic Researches Institute Website
In an article entitled "The Muslim Responses to Evolution," Assistant Professor Abdul Majid of Pakistan's Government Postgraduate College's Zoology Department examined Harun Yahya's works on this subject. The article, published on the Islamic Researches Institute website, states:
USA - Wikipedia Encylopedia
On its www.wikipedia.com site, this Internet encyclopaedia, which contains a million or so articles and provides services in fifty languages, describes Harun Yahya and his works in these terms:
UAE – The Gulf Today
The daily The Gulf Today reported that Harun Yahya was the best-selling author at Sharjah's World Book Fair: