Have you ever thought about the fact that you did not exist before you were conceived and then born into the world and that you have come into existence from mere nothingness?
Have you ever thought about how the flowers you see in your living room everyday come out of pitch black, muddy soil with fragrant smells and are as colorful as they are?
Have you ever thought about how mosquitoes, which irritatingly fly around you, move their wings so fast that we are unable to see them?
Have you ever thought about how the peels of fruits such as bananas, watermelons, melons and oranges serve as wrappings of high quality, and how the fruits are packed in these wrappings so that they maintain their taste and fragrance?
Have you ever thought about the possibility that while you are asleep a sudden earthquake could raze your home, your office, and your city to the ground and that in a few seconds you could lose everything of the world you possess?
Have you ever thought of how your life passes away very quickly, and that you will grow old and become weak, and slowly lose your beauty, health and strength?
Have you ever thought about how one day you will find the angels of death appointed by God before you and that you will then leave this world?
Well, have you ever thought about why people are so attached to a world from which they will soon depart when what they basically need is to strive for the hereafter?
Man is a being whom God furnishes with the faculty of thought. Yet, most people do not use this very important faculty as they should. In fact, some people almost never think.
In truth, each person possesses a capacity for thought of which even he himself is unaware. Once man begins to use this capacity, facts he has not been able to realise until that very moment begin to be uncovered for him. The deeper he goes in reflection, the more his capacity to think improves, and this is possible for everyone. One just has to realise that one needs to reflect and then to strive hard.
Someone who does not think will remain totally distant from truths and lead his life in self-deception and error. As a result, he will not grasp the purpose of the creation of the world, and the reason for his existence on the earth. Yet, God has created everything with a purpose. This fact is stated in the Qur'an as follows:
We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game. We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it. (Surat ad-Dukhan, 38-39)
Did you suppose that We created you for amusement and that you would not return to Us? (Surat al-Muminun, 115)
Therefore, each person needs to ponder the purpose of creation, first as it concerns him himself, and then as it pertains to everything he sees in the universe and every event he experiences throughout his life. Someone who does not think, will understand the facts only after he dies, when he gives account before God, but then it will be too late. God says in the Qur'an that on the day of account, everybody will think and see the truth:
That day Hell is produced, that day man will remember; but how will the remembrance help him? He will say, "Oh! If only I had prepared in advance for this life of mine!" (Surat al-Fajr, 23-24)
The truth can be told to a person in many different ways; it can be shown by the use of details, pieces of evidence and by every means. Yet, if this person does not think over this truth on his own, sincerely and honestly with the purpose of comprehending the truth, all these efforts are useless. For this reason, when the messengers of God communicated the message to their people, they told them the truth clearly and then summoned them to think.
While God has given us a chance in the life of this world to reflect and derive conclusions from our reflections, to see the truth will bring us great gain in our life in the hereafter. For this reason, God has summoned all people, through His prophets and books, to reflect on their creation and on the creation of the universe:
Have they not reflected within themselves? God did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them except with truth and for a fixed term. Yet many people reject the meeting with their Lord. (Surat ar-Rum, 8)
CONTROL CENTER: THE BRAIN
The human brain has a system that can carry out many tasks at the same time. For example, because of the perfect structure of the brain, a person, while driving a car, can both adjust his cassette player and turn the steering wheel easily. Although he does several different things at the same time, he does not run into other cars or passengers. In addition, he can operate the accelerator pedal with his foot. He can understand what is said as he listens to the radio. He can continue to speak from the point where he left off. And, most importantly, he can direct all of these things in a perfect way, at the same time. In short, by means of the extraordinary capacity of the human brain, man can handle many things at the same time. What provides this harmony are the connections of the nerve cells in the brain.
Millions, even billions, of stimuli coming to the brain from the outside world are analyzed in the brain in harmony, then are evaluated and the necessary responses are given to each one. The operation of this complicated system continues to function all through one's life without any interruption. Thus, we see, hear, feel and continue our lives.
One of the most important elements constituting this perfect system in the brain is that of the nerve cells, which number approximately 10 billion. The nerve cells of the brain, unlike other cells, transmit and process information through creating and conducting small electrical currents.
The force that makes connections among cells and, therefore, harmony in the brain is found in the special structure of nerve cells. About 10 billion cells in the brain have about 120 trillion connections. And these 120 trillion connections are in just the right places. If any one of these connections was in the wrong place, the outcome would be very serious. In fact, it would be impossible for people to carry out their vital functions. Yet, such a thing does not happen and human beings, except for exceptional illnesses, lead a life which comes very naturally to them while, in reality, there are trillions of miraculous processes taking place behind the scenes.
This structure working interdependently in the brain is also, like all the other systems in the human body, one that has a perfect design at every stage. The reason for the brain's performing its millions of functions without any mistake or disorder is the fact that God, the Owner of endless wisdom, has created it along with all its features.
THE IMAGINARY EVOLUTION OF BIRDS AND MAMMALS
According to the theory of evolution, life originated and evolved in the sea and then was transported onto land by amphibians. This evolutionary scenario also suggests that amphibians evolved into reptiles, creatures living only on land. This scenario is again implausible, due to the enormous structural differences between these two classes of animals. For instance, the amphibian egg is designed for developing in water whereas the amniotic egg is designed for developing on land. A "step by step" evolution of an amphibian is out of the question, because without a perfect and fully-designed egg, it is not possible for a species to survive. Moreover, as usual, there is no evidence of transitional forms that were supposed to link amphibians with reptiles. Evolutionist paleontologist and an authority on vertebrate paleontology, Robert L. Carroll has to accept that "the early reptiles were very different from amphibians and that their ancestors could not be found yet."1
Yet the hopelessly doomed scenarios of the evolutionists are not over yet. There still remains the problem of making these creatures fly! Since evolutionists believe that birds must somehow have been evolved, they assert that they were transformed from reptiles. However, none of the distinct mechanisms of birds, which have a completely different structure from land-dwelling animals, can be explained by gradual evolution. First of all, the wings, which are the exceptional traits of birds, are a great impasse for the evolutionists. One of the Turkish evolutionists, Engin Korur, confesses the impossibility of the evolution of wings:
The common trait of the eyes and the wings is that they can only function if they are fully developed. In other words, a halfway-developed eye cannot see; a bird with half-formed wings cannot fly. How these organs came into being has remained one of the mysteries of nature that needs to be enlightened.2
The question of how the perfect structure of wings came into being as a result of consecutive haphazard mutations remains completely unanswered. There is no way to explain how the front arms of a reptile could have changed into perfectly functioning wings as a result of a distortion in its genes (mutation).
Moreover, just having wings is not sufficient for a land organism to fly. Land-dwelling organisms are devoid of many other structural mechanisms that birds use for flying. For example, the bones of birds are much lighter than those of land-dwelling organisms. Their lungs function in a very different way. They have a different muscular and skeletal system and a very specialised heart-circulatory system. These features are pre-requisites of flying needed at least as much as wings. All these mechanisms had to exist at the same time and altogether; they could not have formed gradually by being "accumulated". This is why the theory asserting that land organisms evolved into aerial organisms is completely fallacious.
All of these bring another question to the mind: even if we suppose this impossible story to be true, then why are the evolutionists unable to find any "half-winged" or "single-winged" fossils to back up their story?
1 Robert L. Carroll, Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution, New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1988, p. 198.
2 Engin Korur, "Gozlerin ve Kanatlarin Sirri" (The Mystery of the Eyes and the Wings), Bilim ve Teknik, No. 203, October 1984, p. 25.
ATLAS OF CREATION: A BOOK THAT ROCKED EUROPE - 09.05.2008 - UNITED KINGDOM/ REUTERS
Reuters, one of the world’s largest news agencies, has been regularly following developments regarding Atlas of Creation. In a report dated 9 May, 2008, it said this about the Atlas:
… Istanbul-based Oktar, who writes under the pen name Harun Yahya, has created waves in the past few years by sending out thousands of … texts advocating Islamic creationism to schools in several European countries. … He has publicly denounced Darwinism and Freemasonry in high-profile attacks. … Oktar's publishing house has published dozens of books that have been distributed in more than 150 countries and been translated into more than 50 languages. He has a wide following in the Muslim world. …
AMERICAN ACTORS BELIEVE IN GOD / DAILY SABAH / 27.01.2007
Hollywood scores top marks in its faith report
In his latest book, about belief among Hollywood actors, the American author Ray Comfort considers famous stars’ attachment to spiritual values. Reports under headlines such as “I believe in God,” “I pray every night,” “Not a day goes by without my giving thanks to God,” “God protect you and our country” and “Thanks be to God,” have frequently appeared in the press in recent years. This report, carried in the Turkish daily Sabah, concerned the belief in God of such artists as Whitney Houston, Jim Carrey, Halle Berry, Ben Affleck, Madonna, Denzel Washington and Britney Spears.
Halle Berry: “I know there is God, God is with me and protects me at all times. I always … pray. My powerful faith allows me to keep my feet more firmly on the ground.”
Whitney Houston: “I was raised to be attached to my religious beliefs, and I still am. I believe In God.”
Denzel Washington: “I have never doubted the existence of God. I have felt God’s hand on me all through my life. I have an endless belief in God and the Bible. Faith gives me strength.”
Age: 150 million years old
Size: 5 centmeters (2 in) across; matrix: 95 millimeters (3.7 in) by 75 millimeters (2.9 in) across at its widest point, and 20 millimeters (0.7 in) thick
Location: Solnhofen, Southern Germany
Period: Upper Jurassic
The brittlestar is a living fossil that definitively refutes evolution. Brittlestars that lived 300 million years ago are exactly the same as specimens 245 million years old and 150 million years old—and as specimens alive today. Brittlestars that have remained unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, tell us that evolution is a lie.
AR-RAHMAN AR –RAHEEM,(The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful)
He is Allah—there is no deity but Him. He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. ( Surat al-Hashr, 22)
Allah, the Most Gracious, manifests His infinite mercy and favor upon whatever He wills. We can survive only through this influx of visible and invisible blessings, all of which are submissive to Allah.
Allah encompasses His creation every day through His blessings. He causes millions of seeds to sprout, covers the earth's core with a temperature of 4,500° Celsius (8,132° Fahrenheit) with this fertile earth, pours down tons of clear water upon Earth's surface, simultaneously feeds countless living beings all over the world, creates the oxygen that circulates in our lungs, and sends countless other blessings that give life.
AN INTERVIEW WITH MR. ADNAN OKTAR BY ART TV (GERMANY) (March, 2008)
In an interview by ART TV (Germany) with Mr.Adnan Oktar, he is asked about how it feels to dedicate one’s self to a specific cause, and he replies:
It is a most exciting and pleasurable thing for a person to have and live by a great ideal. I may say that living for Allah, living for His approval, is the most important of those characteristics that make human beings human. It makes one better able to enjoy beauty. Beauty comes to have a meaning, life has a meaning, everything has a meaning. Nothing has any significance in the absence of Allah’s approval. That makes everything cold and repellent.
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The idea of evolution, which materialists ever since Ancient Greece have employed to account for the origin of life, entered the world of science in the 19th century with Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species. Those who supported the materialist philosophy, which underwent an enormous rise during the 19th century, adopted the theory of evolution as an answer to the question of how life came into being, but did not question the theory’s scientific foundations. The proponents of materialist ideologies imposed the theory of evolution on entire systems of education and popular culture for 150 years, despite possessing no evidence for it, and employing only methods of propaganda. From the second half of the 20th century onward, however, the privileged position that the theory of evolution had enjoyed among the scientific community became increasingly problematic. Observations and experiments in a wide range of scientific disciplines, from paleontology to biology and from anatomy to genetics, began to produce findings that argued against the theory. In the face of these new scientific findings, evolutionists suddenly found themselves and their theory on the defensive. One of the main objections to Darwin’s theory of evolution indeed, concerns the fossil record. The transitional forms that evolutionists expected to find in the fossil record— and which might be regarded as proof that species evolved from one another—have not been found. Fossils emerge suddenly and with all their particular features fully present, and the fossil record demonstrates that no species experienced any process of gradual change leading to its eventual disappearance. The absence of transitional forms from the fossil record is by itself sufficient to undermine the whole theory of evolution. Charles Darwin, the founder of the theory, actually admitted the truth of this! After inquiring into the absence of such forms, he wrote that “this, perhaps is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” And today, even among evolutionists, there is a serious dispute over how to interpret the fossil record. Fossils, one important source of scientific evidence regarding natural history, clearly refute the theory of evolution and show that life on Earth appeared suddenly, with no evolutionary process behind it—in other words that life forms were created.
The Qur'an tells us the purpose of humanity's existence on earth and how to live so that each person's life is compatible with that purpose. It explains our obligations to Allah and how we will be rewarded according to our actions. The Qur'an, the Just Book Allah sent to His devotees as a mercy, calls us to beauty, righteousness, purity, and eternal happiness. Given this, those people who want to lead a beautiful life in this world should adhere to the Qur'an's principles. Doing so allows them to attain "wisdom," a quality possessed only by people who think and fear Allah. This wisdom enables them to lead the most honorable life, to feel happy and peaceful, and, most importantly, to embrace the noble purpose of their existence. All they have to do is submit to Allah and the Qur'an; to examine and see the verses' commands and advice, as well as the subtle meanings they convey, and to implement them. This book is a meditation upon the meanings implied by the Qur'an and the beauties that it presents to human life. It seeks to assist those readers who are pondering upon the Qur'an so that they can grasp what living according to its teachings really means and entails.
WHAT DARWINISTS NEVER REALIZE
1-Darwinists never realize that there are extraordinarily complex sub-atomic particles of just 0.0000001 of the atom’s volume, and that these act in an extraordinary sensitivity and order.
2-Darwinists never realize how the way that light falling reversed on the ocular network is converted into a regular image inside the brain is a manifestation of an extraordinary complexity and a perfect design.
3-Darwinists never realize that they can only perceive the images established by electrical currents in their brains throughout their whole lives and that they can never actually experience the external original of an image.
4-Darwinists never realize that the sounds they hear, the people they see and the scents they smell are merely an entirety of perceptions formed in the brain, and that they can never prove the material existence of any of these.
5-Darwinists never realize that they have no answer to the question of “who is it who perceives” the outside world?
6-Darwinists never realize that the high quality sound forming inside the brain consists merely of electrical signals and that these can very definitely not be accounted for in terms of chance.
7-Darwinists never realize that materialism cannot explain the entity that does the perceiving in the human mind, and cannot account for the superior “awareness” of man.
8-Darwinists never realize that the human brain, the most complex structure in the world and which they imagine to have been brought about by chance by unconscious atoms, presents us a perfectly clear and vivid world, and that this sublime mechanism cannot be replicated in any manner whatsoever.
9-Darwinists never realize that the brain they claim came into being by chance functions hundreds of times faster, and in a much more complex manner than the fastest computer, and that the brain’s functioning cannot be replicated electronically.
10-Darwinists never realize that the attributes that make human beings human, concepts such as human emotion, thought, feeling, love and belief, are not the result of activity of the neurons in the brain and that there can be no material explanation for these.