THE CLAIM THAT ‘THE FIRST CELL FORMED IN MUDDY WATER’ IS FRAUDULENT

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According to Darwin’s theory of evolution, there is an imaginary “first cell” which came into being from the chance combination of inanimate substances. And according to Darwinism, everything began with this “first cell.” It is this imaginary “first cell” that, according to Darwinism, is the origin of all life, butterflies, birds, lions, eagles, whales, rabbits, deer and finally human beings who produce technologies, found civilizations, train professors, travel into space and study the cells they possess in the laboratory.


According to Darwinism, the origin of this imaginary first cell is; some  muddy water, time and chance! According to the religion of Darwinism , these three magical (!) and intelligent (!) forces somehow came together and produced a “CELL” that not even Nobel Prize-winning scientists can manufacture in laboratories equipped with 21st-century technology, the details of which human beings have researched for more than half a century in order to understand, and that possesses highly complex and perfect mechanisms, organelles and an irreducible complexity! Moreover, these three glorious (!) forces combined to give rise to all the glorious life we currently see on Earth. The religion of Darwinism seeks to convince people of this nonsense.

But this claim is a horrendous fraud and lie.

The fantasy of the first cell that came into being in muddy water, which was proposed by Darwin, matched the level of science and technology in the day of Darwin. Bearing in mind that Darwin thought the cell was a simple blob of liquid, this childish tale is something that might very well be expected from the knowledge and scientific understanding of the time. Furthermore, since people did not know what the cell was like, it was easy for them to be deceived with this lie. But the findings of the science of genetics have once again revealed that Darwinism is a gigantic lie. In the light of current knowledge and data, just one of the countless proteins in the cell is enough to refute the theory of evolution. Proteins are structures with a sublime complexity, which cannot possibly come into being by chance. They cannot even be manufactured using 21st-century technology in a conscious and controlled laboratory environment. To claim that such a structure formed by chance in muddy water is laughable and irrational in the face of science. The American academic philosopher of science Stephen C. Meyer describes the impossibility of a single protein forming by chance in these words:

Consider the probabilistic hurdles that must be overcome to construct even one short protein molecule of about 100 amino acids in length. First, all amino acids must form a chemical bond known as a peptide bond so as to join with other amino acids in the protein chain. Yet in nature many other types of chemical bonds are possible between amino acids. The probability of building a chain of 100 amino acids in which all linkages involve peptide bonds is roughly 1 chance in 1030.

Second, in nature every amino acid has a distinct mirror image of itself, one left-handed version or L-form and one right-handed version or D-form. These mirror-image forms are called optical isomers. Functioning proteins tolerate only left-handed amino acids, yet the right-handed and left-handed isomers occur in nature with roughly equal frequency. Taking this into consideration compounds the improbability of attaining a biologically functioning protein. The probability of attaining at random only L-amino acids in a hypothetical peptide chain 100 amino acids long is (1/2)100 or again roughly 1 chance in 1030.

Third and most important of all, functioning proteins must have amino acids that link up in a specific sequential arrangement, just like the letters in a meaningful sentence. Because there are 20 biologically occurring amino acids, the probability of getting a specific amino acid at a given site is 1/20. Even if we assume that some sites along the chain will tolerate several amino acids (using the variances determined by biochemist Robert Sauer of MIT), we find that the probability of achieving a functional sequence of amino acids in several functioning proteins at random is still “vanishingly small,” roughly 1 chance in 1065—an astronomically large number—for a protein only one hundred amino acids in length. (Actually the probability is even lower because there are many nonproteinous amino acids in nature that we have not accounted for in this calculation.)

If one also factors in the probability of attaining proper bonding and optical isomers, the probability of constructing a rather short, functional protein at random becomes so small as to be effectively zero (no more than 1 chance in 10125), even given our multi-billion-year-old universe. Consider further that equally severe probabilistic difficulties attend the random assembly of functional DNA. Moreover, a minimally complex cell requires not 1, but at least 100 complex proteins (and many other biomolecular components such as DNA and RNA) all functioning in close coordination. For this reason, quantitative assessments of cellular complexity have simply reinforced an opinion that has prevailed since the mid-1960s within origin-of-life biology: chance is not an adequate explanation for the origin of biological complexity and specificity.1

Even if we were to assume the impossible, that all these complex structures did form by chance, Darwinists still have to explain the formation of a million pages-worth of information in such a glorious molecule as DNA. On this subject, as on every other regarding the cell and the origin of life, Darwinists have no account to offer. According to distorted Darwinist logic, the extraordinary information in a cell that emerged by chance in muddy water must also have come into being by chance through various external agents. There is no doubt that such a formation is impossible. The information in DNA is glorious information, created together with that DNA.

The Darwinist claim that the cell formed by chance in muddy water is an outdated belief left over from the time of Darwin, who thought the cell was simply some blob. However, no doubt that 19th-century superstition no longer applies today, when science and technology are so much more advanced. There are countless complex structures in the body that all require explanation, yet Darwinism is unable to account for the formation of even a single protein. But Darwinists behave as if they were unaware of those impossibilities. Evolutionist publications still describe this impossible emergence from muddy water, just like the tales in a child’s book of fairy stories. The aim is to deceive the mass of people with this account, which is unscientific, illogical and incapable of proof. According to the adherents of this false religion, the more people who believe in this fairy tale, the more people will fall under the spell of Darwinism.

But people no longer believe in these fake tales of Darwinists. Everything in creation exhibits the Sublime Might and Power of our Almighty Lord, the Creator of the universe and everything within it. In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah describes the sublime creation of the cell and man:

We created man from the purest kind of clay; then made him a drop in a secure receptacle; then formed the drop into a clot and formed the clot into a lump and formed the lump into bones and clothed the bones in flesh; and then brought him into being as another creature. Blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators! (Surat al-Muminun, 12-14)

No matter how facile an account of the glory of life on Earth those seeking explanations outside the Qur’an may offer, it is clear that what has been created is very great and majestic. And the theory of evolution has no means of survival in the face of this sublime creation. Almighty Allah describes the greatness of the works He has created in another verse:
The creation of the heavens and earth is far greater than the creation of mankind. But most of mankind do not know it. (Surah Ghafir, 57)


1  “Word Games: DNA, Design, and Intelligence” by Stephen C. Meyer, in Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design, ed. William A. Dembski, James M. Kushiner, Brazos Press, 2001, pp. 109-110 [emphasis added]

ALLAH (GOD) BREATHED HIS SPIRIT INTO MAN

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After trying to resolve the issue of how red is perceived inside the brain, how the sound of pleasant music is interpreted differently from chewing a steak and why even the most detailed fMRI provides no evidence regarding the interpretation mechanism involved, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, a neuroscientist and research professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, goes on to ask the following important question:

…why would studying brain mechanisms, even down to the molecular level, ever provide an answer to those questions?

The answer is this: Because the answer to the interpreting mechanism is not in the brain at all. It is impossible to come by the answers to questions regarding this mechanism by studying human cells, examining neurons or performing research at the molecular level. That is because what causes a person to perceive the outside world is not inside the human body. It is something outside the brain, neurons, cells or electric signals. It is the soul bestowed on us by Almighty Allah.

Reveals Allah in one verse:

… then [He] formed him and breathed His Spirit into him and gave you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show! (Surat as-Sajda, 9)

People who fail to understand that it is the soul that perceives, and that it is independent of matter, are making a very important mistake: They face the possibility that the images they see exist on a screen in their brains. Yet when we consider that there is a screen in our brains on which the outside world exists, we also have no choice but to admit the existence of a little man watching that screen. And there must be another little man watching the screen in the brain of the first, and so on. But there is no screen and no other little man watching the events on it in the brain. The human brain is pitch black and silent. There is nothing there but neurons made up of proteins and electric signals moving very swiftly back and forth. It is impossible for those electric signals to see a flower, smell it, touch it, delight in it, see a ship sailing in the distance or enjoy the taste of a strawberry–all in a piece of flesh. It is impossible for them to experience a prolonged period of enjoyment of an orchestral symphony. It is obviously not electrical signals that produce such a lively, bustling, brightly colored, vivid, three-dimensional and perfectly sharp world. And there is also no doubt that it is not electric signals that cause one to rejoice or grieve, to feel excitement or concern, to remember and feel happy, or to miss someone and satisfy that longing. Even if the world’s most renowned professors were to work together, as Jeffrey M. Schwartz says, they still would not find this perception mechanism anywhere in the brain.

The self-conscious entity that says “I see” the images and “I hear” the sounds in the brain is the soul given to man by Allah. This is the reality that the materialist mindset is most unwilling of all to see revealed. The soul sees without the need for eyes, touches without the need for hands, hears without the need for ears, smells without the need for a nose and tastes without the need for a mouth. The soul is the only answer to the question of “who does the perceiving?” which scientists have been trying to resolve for years. Allah constantly shows images to the human soul and, day and night, whether in this world or in dreams, creates a whole world for them. Everything in that world has a perfect and flawless appearance. So much so that it is very difficult for us to realize that the sharp image and sensation of depth in front of us consists merely of an illusion and has no connection with the real outside world. This is the flawless, matchless, glorious work of our Almighty Lord, Who has the power to create infinite worlds in an area just a few centimeters in size whenever He chooses.

He is Allah – 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)

A flawless image forms in our brains because Allah so wills. There are smells there because He so wills and we listen to and enjoy immaculate music because He so wishes. We also feel and recognize things by touching them because Allah so wills. The food we eat has flavor because that is what Allah wills. A whole world emerges in the human mind from nothing at Allah’s command. Our Lord creates a world from nothing in a person’s mind that belongs to that person alone, that only he can see and recognize. This world is not the outside world. It is impossible to have direct contact with the world outside. It is impossible, unless Allah so wills, for anyone to have direct experience of a world created for someone else. One can only live in and watch a world created for oneself alone by Allah. It is impossible to step outside it. In another verse, Allah reveals:

They will ask you about the Spirit. Say: “The Spirit is one of the commands of my Lord. You have only been given a little knowledge.” (Surat al-Isra’, 85)

i Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley, The Mind and The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force, Regan Books, 2003, p. 27

THE SOCIETY OF THE IGNORANT IMAGINES THAT THE EXPECTATION OF GAIN IS REALLY LOVE

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Unbelievers use ignorant criteria established by themselves in almost every aspect of life. The common feature of these criteria is that they are all constructed on each individual’s obtaining the greatest amount of worldly benefits possible. They do not love one another for their spiritual beauty, depth of soul or moral virtue and see them as blessings; they rather regard them as business objects by which they can secure the maximum gain. For that reason, whenever they make friendships with people, and choose friends or even spouses with whom to spend the rest of their lives, they look at whether they meet those criteria. For some of these people, certain spiritual attributes again based on worldly gain are of great importance. For example, they want other people to be helpful, loyal, mature, tolerant, forgiving, gentle, docile, understanding, reconciliatory and hard-working. Because these are all forms of behavior that will be of advantage to them. They may be irritable themselves, but they do not want other people to create any problems at any price. They will turn a blind eye to and be understanding of that all that person’s flaws.

Some people look for character traits such as these in their friendships in order to live comfortably and obtain benefits from other parties. But they do not actually want any of these attributes because they regard them as valuable. Indeed, the other party also exhibits these qualities in order to gain the approval of other people and other worldly benefits, not out of any fear of Allah.

Most of the people who assume the moral values of the society of the ignorant do not adopt any of these spiritual attributes that are based on ignorance. For this vast mass of people, what matters in the friendships they establish with people is their external appearance, wealth and prestige. The main criteria involved are this person having an impressive physical appearance, having a good place in society and doing the kind of work that will cause others to admire them. So long as these are present, the other person’s moral qualities are of no importance at all to them.

The fact that their selection criteria are limited to these is a small reflection of these people’s entire perspectives on life. It is a result of lives lead without the use of reason and conscience, never thinking of the transience of this world, of the eternal nature of the Hereafter or the proximity of death. They live literally like robots programmed by the system of ignorance, according to the prevailing criteria in society, never questioning them and never using their reason. They unthinkingly turn what they see in others into something for themselves. For example, in the same way that they look at the animal’s pedigree when buying a horse or wanting to have the best make when buying a car, so they behave according to that same perspective when choosing a friend or a spouse. For example, they will always say that they like someone who owns a very expensive, latest model of car, who is rich and popular and famous, more than anyone else and will prefer them to anyone else, even if their moral values are exceedingly poor. However, when this wealthy individual suddenly loses all those attributes they no longer feel any closeness to him, even though he still looks exactly the same in appearance. In the same way, they will never have any dealing with someone who is poor, who does an ordinary job that might embarrass them, even if that person is morally highly virtuous.

The fundamental reason for this behavior by the people in question is that rather than love, they look for money, prestige and comfort in their friendships or marriages. Because it is those things, rather than love, that they regard as essential if they are to make a success with those around them. They want the person with whom they will spend the rest of their lives to literally be a “money printing machine,” rather than someone they can find depth in and share loved with.  Indeed, the first thing they ask when they meet someone is “what line of work are you in?” When they receive the kind of answer they are looking for, they then immediately say that they like that person, and even feel a deep affection for them in their hearts. Occupation is one of the main factors in their being drawn to someone. However, if they later hear that that same person’s “firm has gone bankrupt,” they immediately drop them saying: “It has got nothing to do with that, but for some entirely different reason I have gone off them, and I therefore no longer want to have anything to do with them.”

So well-known is this perspective of people in the society of the ignorant that it is even made the subject matter of films. If you have a rapid look back over the films you have seen recently, you will notice that “moral virtue” is never the main idea in those films dealing with closeness between two individuals. Because film producers living within that same system know full well what matters they need to concentrate on. If they make a film totally revolving around moral virtue, the people in question will not be in the slightest bit interested in it. Film-makers know that the physical appearance of the people in the screenplay, their wealth, homes, cars, jobs and social prestige need to kept in the foreground. The people who watch these films will only be interested in the film if it concentrates on those things; and only then will the producers be able to make money.

However, films about personal relations concentrating on criteria such as money, appearance and occupation can attract the hoped-for interest, and as a result it is those films that attract the largest audiences.

In almost all films of this kind, one person inevitably buys gifts such as homes, cars or expensive presents for the other. Similarly, people with this kind of mindset also enjoy films in which someone buys expensive gifts for their family or prepares material surprises for them which will make them happy.  The more details compatible with the criteria of the society of the ignorant a film contains, the higher its ratings will be.

However, nobody will like or be influenced by films about the lives of people with no material means, who fail to make displays of love compatible with the criteria of the society of the ignorant and who regard moral virtues as more important than anything else.

This perspective of the society of the ignorant that we have briefly touched on here is of course a terrible error. The people in question imagine that all these material attributes they attach such importance to will be enough to make them happy. The fact is, however, that they can clearly see the false nature of this perspective in their own lives. Yet since many people do not make proper use of their consciences they continue living by the criteria of the society of the ignorant, despite being aware of the true situation.

The fact that money, physical attributes, occupation, prestige, and expensive and showy homes and cars do not bring happiness is a great opportunity for people, even if they have realized this through personal experience. Allah creates this unhappiness as a blessing for them in order for them to see the truth. As with everyone else, He causes them to feel that they can only experience true love and happiness through faith, love of Allah and by adopting the moral values of which He approves. If they listen to the voices of their consciences then they will enjoy love, happiness, and all forms of blessings and beauty both in this world, and in the Hereafter for eternity.

Otherwise, our Almighty Lord states that people who are passionately attached to the goods of the life of this world will never enjoy any beauty, but will be recompensed with suffering:

Know that the life of this world is merely a game and a diversion and ostentation and a cause of boasting among yourselves and trying to outdo one another in wealth and children:  like the plant-growth after rain which delights the cultivators, but then it withers and you see it turning yellow, and then it becomes broken stubble. In the Hereafter there is terrible punishment but also forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure. The life of the dunya is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion. (Surat al-Hadid, 20)

MUSIC: A BLESSING FROM ALLAH

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A doorbell, footsteps, the honking of a car horn, paper crackles… We can tell where just about all the sounds we hear in our daily lives come from. Many sounds, apart from those that we associate with some previous events, have no effect on our souls. But this does not apply to every sound we hear.

Music is a blessing Allah created as a delightful pleasure for human beings. It is a miracle the way that people take pleasure from sound waves. Sound waves moving through the air are collected, and then converted into nerve impulses and transmitted to the brain. This sound being distinguished as music by the brain and perceived as something that will be enjoyable takes place by Allah bestowing the significance He chooses on the sound and depicting it to us as pleasurable. When the sense of hearing is examined in technical terms, the processes involved in hearing the sound of a creaking door and in listening to a symphony are exactly the same.  Vibrations between a frequency of 15 Hertz (the tone emitted by a 10 m organ pipe) and 20,000 Hertz are collected by the external ear and transmitted into the ear passage, finally arriving at the ear membrane. This membrane then causes the small bones in the middle ear to vibrate, and sound vibrations are converted into mechanical ones.  These mechanical vibrations cause the fluid inside an organ in the inner ear called the cochlea to vibrate. Tiny hair-like structures on the inner face of the cochlea convert these vibrations into nerve impulses and forward them to the brain, where they are interpreted.

It is of course impossible for the brain, a piece of flesh weighing around 1.5 kilograms, to produce meaning from these sounds or to know joy, excitement or peace. It is of course Almighty Allah Who creates sounds, gives them meaning and thus produces an effect in our souls. The way that such a flawless system is able to operate in a perfect fashion is one of the proofs of Allah’s existence and greatness. Allah produces music within the silence of the brain, and it is also He Who creates its impact. It is only by Allah’s will that the sounds of instruments playing one after the other produce pleasure, happiness and excitement in the human soul. This is a great mercy and blessing from Allah.
If you tried to number Allah’s blessings, you could never count them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nahl, 18)

Mankind! Remember Allah’s blessing to you. Is there any creator other than Allah providing for you from heaven and Earth? There is no deity but Him. So how have you been perverted? (Surah Fatir, 3)

MAKING A MISTAKE DOES NOT MEAN ONE WILL BE ANY LESS LOVED

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One of the most important characteristics of a Muslim is that, no matter what his circumstances, he always maintains a very positive state of mind. Muslims see the best and look for wisdom in everything. They never fall prey to despair, not even in the most difficult moments.  That is because they believe that Allah (God) is the Creator of all things, that He has the power to create whatever He wants by telling it to “Be!” They know that any negative-seeming situation is as a test from Him.  They immediately think of the good and the wisdom in that situation and recall the verse: “… 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, 216) Everything turns very positive for a Muslim with such a depth of soul. Whether it be trouble or difficulty, it is Allah Who bestows them on that person. He is believers’ one and only friend, helper and guardian. Everything that emanates from one’s friend is lovely and valuable. And everything Allah creates is for the best and contains much wisdom.

Allah teaches the souls of those believers who have a sincere and unsullied belief in Him throughout the life of this world to be worthy of Paradise. Every stage in this instruction is, by Allah’s will, a means whereby Muslims can take another step towards Paradise. Muslims acting in the light of the moral values of the Qur’an regard both events going on around them, their own situations and also their own moral development with the same maturity. They regard any moral deficiencies or behavioral errors that may occur as also being auspicious. Having faith does not mean making no mistakes. Allah creates human beings to be fallible, flawed and weak. Muslims make mistakes the same way as everyone else. But the difference between them and those people who base themselves on the criteria of the society of the ignorant is that when Muslims realize the correct course of action by way of their consciences, or even if they do not but are reminded of it by others, they do not deliberately insist on continuing with their errors. It is immediate repentance and sheltering in Allah and an intention not to repeat one’s error but to learn from one’s mistakes. This is a major indicator of a Muslim’s sincerity. Allah tells us how Muslims should behave in the face of their own mistakes:

Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 135)

Muslims are valuable entities bearing the Spirit of Allah. According to the Qur’an, it is improper for such people to exaggerate their mistakes and regard themselves as worthless because of them. It is Allah Who creates mistakes and causes people to commit them in destiny. Even before a person is born it is already ordained in destiny at what time, on what date and where they will commit that error.  Even if a person were to experience that moment a thousand times over they would still make the same mistake at the same time, on the same date and in the same place. It is therefore wrong for people to lack self-confidence because of errors they have committed. Muslims never, under any circumstances, pay any heed to the approval of other people. They never become preoccupied with such doubts as “I wonder what people will say? What will they think of me? Will they love me any less? Will their trust in me be damaged?” Muslims seek to earn Allah’s approval alone. In the event of an error or imperfection, they beg Allah to forgive them and hope that He will forgive their sins. They know that He is infinitely forgiving.  What matters is whether or not He approves of that person. The Prophet Abraham’s (pbuh) prayer, “[It is] He Who I sincerely hope will forgive my mistakes on the Day of Reckoning…” (Surat ash-Shu‘ara’, 82), is an excellent model on this subject.

Since Muslims have faith and trust in and rely on Allah, they always regard themselves as virtuous and valuable. They always have respect for themselves. They always remember Allah’s verse “Do not give up and do not be downhearted. You shall be uppermost if you are believers” (Surah Al ‘Imran, 139), which represents the way they look at themselves. Muslims want to be loved and trusted by other Muslims. But they also know it is Allah Who will create that love and bestow that feeling of trust in other believers’ hearts. They live in the comfort that comes from this submission to Allah. They know that other believers will not love them any less when they make a mistake or when their deficiencies are exposed. On the contrary, Muslims’ errors are instrumental in strengthening the love felt for those people. That is because the important thing is not the mistake, but the behavior in the face of it of the person committing it. Since Muslims fear Allah, they have uneasy consciences when they make an error. They immediately think as they are shown in the Qur’an and thus see the truth. They then feel regret for their mistakes and strive to make up for their mistake and to improve their moral values by seeking shelter in Allah. The more errors people commit, the more they are able to realize how weak they are. They attain a deeper understanding of how much they need Allah. This mindset increases a person’s submission to Allah and humility. And Allah creates feelings of sympathy and affection for that person in the hearts of other believers.

Although satan tries to whisper to people that they will not be loved, and strives to make them despair and lose enthusiasm and strength when they commit an error, what actually happens in a community ruled by the moral values of the Qur’an is the exact opposite of this.

The responsibility incumbent upon believers is to ensure that the moral values of the Qur’an rule their lives as much as possible and to seek the greatest amount of Allah’s approval in all they do at every moment of their lives. It is impossible, according to the moral values of the Qur’an, for anyone harboring such an intent and who lives for Allah in a determined and fixed manner, not to be loved or trusted. Faith requires that Muslims know this and that other Muslims will love them because of that faith. It also requires that they have trust that only Allah can create that love in others’ hearts. As Allah tells us in another verse from the Qur’an:

As for those who believe and do right actions, the All-Merciful will bestow His love on them. (Surah Maryam, 96)

BELIEVERS’ ENDEAVORS

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Allah (God) has given believers the intelligence and conscience with which to distinguish between right and wrong in order to enhance their love and fear of Him, their sincerity and their Islamic zeal.

Believers who use their consciences to the utmost extent aim to earn as much of Allah’s approval as possible in all they do during the course of the day, and regard every moment of their lives as another opportunity to draw closer to Him. Because they desire to live fully by the moral values of the Qur’an they place no limits on using their reason, conscience and power of love, which Allah has given them, to the fullest extent. As a result, they hope for the finest and fairest recompense in the Hereafter, as Allah reveals in a verse from the Qur’an:
Anyone, male or female, who does right actions and is a believer, will enter the Garden. They will not be wronged by so much as the tiniest speck. (Surat an-Nisa’, 124)

THE IMAGES VISUALIZED AND DREAMS

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It takes but a moment when our eyes are closed to call to mind an image of the school we attended. An image forms in our brains right away. But our eyes are closed. When we look at a view for a while and then subsequently close our eyes we can again see that image in our minds when we want to recall it. But again our eyes are closed. Although it is not our eyes that are doing the seeing and although there is no image of a school in front of us, this image still exists in our minds in almost the exact same form. The production of an image in the mind despite the lack of an eye to perceive it is evidence that the perceiver is something different than the eye and something not dependent on matter. It is the “soul” created by our Almighty Lord to be independent of matter and bestowed on human beings by Him that does the perceiving.

Dreams are of great importance to a proper understanding of this subject. Events, space, people, feeling and three-dimensionality are all the same in dreams as they are in this world. So much so that it is almost impossible to be convinced that these are not real when one is dreaming. Everywhere one dreams of is very real, people are real, and events take place in such a vivid way that the dreamer feels excitement in the face of them, and when one runs one actually grows out of breath. One can feel fear while dreaming, strive with all one’s might to escape from danger, or feel alarm in the face of the threat concerned. But while all this rushing around is going on for hours, you are actually lying comfortably in bed with your eyes closed. You are in a perfectly secure environment, and there is no-one trying to catch you, no rain falling and no danger confronting you. Furthermore, an event that seems to last for hours actually took place in your dream in a matter of minutes. And most important of all, these events were all created in your mind.

One important point that needs to be stressed with regard to dreaming is this: You do not have any direct experience of any element of the outside world when dreaming. The world you experience at that moment is generally different from the life you regard as real life. The environment you are in may be different, and the people you meet, even your parents, may be different. Your home and your fears may be different. It is impossible for you to actually see anything because your eyes are closed. But even if they were open the place you are in is not the place you see. The smell of grass you know so well is perfectly clear in a dream. But you are actually asleep on the tenth floor of an apartment block. You have no doubt about it when you eat and taste an apple; indeed, what you are eating may sometimes be a peach, but it tastes like an apple. And, what is more, there is nothing odd about that in that world. However, you are not really eating anything at all as you are asleep lying in bed. This is merely something created in your dream.

One may suffer pain in a dream. So much so that if you slip while you are running over grass you see you have cut your knee. You try to staunch the bleeding and feel the pain from your knee with perfect clarity. Yet no such thing has happened as you lie in bed. You feel the pain in the real sense, but no injury has occurred to your body.

But how is it you feel the pain of an injury that does not actually exist in just the same way as in reality? How is it that, although you are fast asleep, you can enjoy the taste of a delicious apple, and how can you feel fear, excitement and worry in order to escape from danger, despite being asleep in bed, perfectly and in a way identical to normal? How is it that, despite being asleep in your bed at home, you can run for hours over boundless expanses of land? And why are those hours in fact only minutes?

If you are not actually in that environment, then what is the power that shows you these things and causes you to feel them as if they were real?

It is of course our Almighty Lord Who causes you to feel these things in that way and Who keeps the soul under His constant supervision. In the same way that Allah (God) creates a perfectly clear and beautiful world in our minds in this world, so He can very definitely create an equally clear and perfect world in our dreams. There is no doubt that this is very easy for Him.

Our Lord has created the same natural causes for the real world and for dreams: electric signals. The things we think we see actually stem from electric signals, as do those in dreams. Although both have the same cause and although both are created in your minds, you still think that dreams are not real, but that this world is. The fact is, however, that they are essentially the same; both are illusions.

Time is different in dreams. And so is space. The laws of physics are sometimes different. But these are the only things that are real for you when you are dreaming. That being the case, since there is no difference between the way you perceive the world you are perceiving now and the world in your dreams, then this world clearly consists of an image created in your mind. The same physical activities take place in the brain whether you envisage something in your mind, whether you experience it in real life or whether you dream it. You generally think that the factor that gives rise to these activities is an external stimulus, such as light rays. But there is actually no light striking the retina, or no thorn pricking your finger, to give rise to images or sensations when you envisage a thing in your mind or when you dream it.

This makes the following fact perfectly obvious: The way this world is created is the same as dreaming. Therefore, the images you see in this world are created as illusions for you, just as in dreams. You watch events arising in your brain in a world also forming in your brain; you laugh at them, enjoy them or feel excitement at them. But Allah creates them all in your mind. If a person loses the five senses he or she possesses, this colorful, vivid, clear and perfect looking world that we are shown will also disappear, even though the outside world continues to exist. It is therefore impossible to maintain that something we see is the same as the original on the outside. It exists only in a world that Allah “creates for us” in our minds. We can never, ever know whether other people can see it or not, or whether we see the same image as the original on the outside.

LIFE OF THIS WORLD IS TEMPORARY

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Throughout the world, all people, without exception, talk about or at least think about one issue at one point in their lives: living a long life, and to avoid dying if at all possible… Scientists have been devoting serious effort to this end for many centuries, and have tried to find formulas to make people live a longer life. However, to this day, no progress has been made. Hence, with the verse, “We did not give any human being before you immortality. And if you die, will they then be immortal? Every self will taste death. We test you with both good and evil as a trial. And you will be returned to Us,” (Surat al-Anbiya’: 34-35) Allah instructs us that each person was created mortal, a fact which each will certainly face at his appointed time.

Regardless of the fact that people refrain from thinking or accepting the reality of death, the truth is that mankind is mortal. In any case, this worldly life is exceedingly short and transient. Each one is sent to this world in order to be tested for a period of time ranging from sixty to seventy years. Therefore, it would be a great mistake for anyone to base his plans on this worldly life alone, to accept this short-lived sojourn as his true life, and to forget the hereafter where he will live forever.

This fact stands out clear and simple so that all can easily comprehend it. Yet, as indicated in the following verse: “He Who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. He is the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving,” (Surat al-Mulk: 2) Allah adorned this world in order to create this environment in which man will be tested. One should not be deceived by the fact that some people compete with each other to maximize their enjoyment of these worldly blessings. Because, as the verses of the Qur’an indicate, those who live in negligence could in no way be deemed a group one should measure up to. Those, who strive to accumulate and heap up belongings, sacrifice their beliefs in order to acquire authority, and who play roles to earn the appreciation or approbation of others, are in fact running after illusory ideals. To suppose that this worldly life is real, and to run hopelessly after mundane benefits and rewards, is just as illogical, comical and humiliating as mistaking the scenes of a play for reality.

However, it should always be kept in mind that, not only those who devote themselves to this worldly life, but also those who expend effort to acquire benefits both in this world and the hereafter, are deluded. The life of this world was created as a blessing for mankind. While they are here, people should make the best possible use of its many splendors, and enjoy its many blessings. Yet, one should never idealize nor run after these blessings with excessive desire or ambition. He should utilize them all to live according to the religion in the best possible manner, to appreciate Allah, and to give thanks, after having recognized that which has been bestowed upon him by Allah. Acting in accordance with such reasoning as, “I can lead a life both to gain Allah’s consent and to make the best use of the benefits of the worldly life,” would be a thought-pattern damaging to one’s sincerity.

In the following verse, referring to some of His prophets, Allah reminds mankind that the behavior of those who keep solely the hereafter in mind are the best in merit with Him:

And remember Our servants Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya’qub, men of true strength and inner sight. We purified their sincerity through sincere remembrance of the Abode. In Our eyes they are among the best of chosen men. (Surah Sad: 45-47)

Nevertheless, Allah bestows the greatest worldly blessings upon those who sincerely turn to Him and desire the hereafter. Thus, one who distances himself from sincerity by saying, “Let me have both this world and the next,” will in the end be deprived of both. One who longs for the hereafter alone will gain the blessings both of this world and the next.

Similarly, renown Turkish scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi said, “The secret of this matter lies in sincerity. The transient pleasures of this world become an ultimate purpose for those who have not succeeded to attain spiritual purity. Thus, the acts done by these people for the hereafter are effected by these pleasures, and their sincerity is tainted.  Because worldly objectives, pleasures could not be sought along with deeds to earn otherworldly rewards. If so, sincerity is harmed.” 1 He underlined that the aim to gain both worldly and otherworldly benefits emerge from a soul defficient in its education. Such thinking diminishes sincerity, and prevents one from performing pious deeds aimed at the hereafter.

In another of his works, Said Nursi noted that only those “who assume that the world is a guest house” could hope to lead the best and happiest of lives. Hence, such a frame of mind leads one to acquire Allah’s consent and to behave sincerely.

“I observe that the most fortunate person in this worldly life is he who sees the world as a military guest-house, and submits himself and acts accordingly. Through seeing it in this way, he may rise swiftly to the rank of Allah’s pleasure, the highest rank. Such a person will not give the price of a lasting diamond for something of the value of glass that will be broken. He will pass his life uprightly and with pleasure. Yes, the matters to do with this world are like pieces of glass doomed to be broken, while the lasting matters of the Hereafter have the value of flawless diamonds. The intense curiosity, fervent love, terrible greed, and stubborn desires, and other intense emotions in man’s nature were given in order to gain the matters of the Hereafter. To direct those emotions in intense fashion towards transitory worldly matters means giving the price of eternal diamonds for pieces of glass that are to be smashed.” 2

In these words, Bediuzzaman compared this worldly life to a breakable bottle, and the hereafter to a diamond. Anyone acting insincerely, by becoming carried away by this worldly life, will lose his heavenly recompense, just as a man sacrificing a diamond for a worthless glass bottle. On the other hand, one who comprehends that this world is a guest-house will not commit the same error, and will exert himself to the utmost in this world and the next. (For further reading, see “Sincerity described in the Qur’an” by Harun Yahya)

1Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Emirdağ Lâhikası (Emirdağ Letters), Vol. 1, p.86
2 Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, The Risale-i Nur Collection, The Letters Collection, The Ninth Letter

THE PROPHET YUSUF (AS)

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As Allah related in the Qur’an, in his early life, the Prophet Yusuf (as) was put through many tests, to which he responded with the utmost maturity and submission. No matter how dire the circumstances or how cunning the plots against him were, the Prophet Yusuf (as), never diverged from his faith, devotion, trust and submission to Allah, but rather drew nearer to Him and showed absolute submission.

For those who seek ways to draw nearer to Allah, there are really striking examples of moral perfection in the life of the Prophet Yusuf (as). The first thing we learn about him is the important dream he saw in his early years and the comment his father, Ya’qub (as), made about this dream:

Yusuf said to his father: “Father! I saw eleven bright stars, and the sun and moon as well. I saw them all prostrate themselves in front of me.” “My son”, he replied, “don’t tell your brothers of your dream, lest they devise some scheme to injure you. Satan is the sworn enemy of man. Accordingly, your Lord will pick you out and teach you the true meaning of events and perfectly confer His blessing upon you as well as upon the family of Ya’qub, as He conferred it perfectly before upon your forebears, Ibrahim and Ishaq. Most certainly your Lord is All-Knowing, and Wise.” (Surah Yusuf, 4-6)

Taking this dream to be a sign from Allah and realising that Yusuf (as) would become a noble person in Allah’s sight in future, his father wanted him to keep this dream to himself. His brothers, who felt that their father held Yusuf (as) more dear, became jealous of their father’s love and hatched a plot against Yusuf (as). They tried to kill him and draw their father’s love to themselves:

In Yusuf and his brothers there are Signs for those who ask. They declared, “Why! Yusuf and his brother are dearer to our father than we are, although we constitute a powerful group. Our father is clearly making a mistake.” Kill Yusuf or expel him to some far-off land, so that your father will look to you alone and after that you can be honourable men. One of them said, “Do not take Yusuf’s life, but, if you must, throw him to the bottom of a well, so that some travellers may discover him.” (Surah Yusuf, 7-10)

His brothers left Yusuf (as) in the depths of a well. Then, they came to their father, telling him that a wolf had devoured him, and offered his shirt with false blood stains as evidence. Despite this evidence, the Prophet Ya’qub (as) realized this incident to be a plot, took refuge in Allah and asked Him for help. Thanks to countless conditions predetermined by destiny, some travellers passing by the well found the Prophet Yusuf (as) and sold him as a slave to a governor in Egypt:

… Thus We established Yusuf in the land to teach him the true meaning of events. Allah is in control of all things, though most of mankind do not know it. And then when he became a full-grown man, We gave him knowledge and right judgment too. That is how We reward all doers of good. (Surah Yusuf, 21-22)

The wife of the governor who bought him approached the Prophet Yusuf (as), who was remarkably handsome, with wicked intentions. However, she was refused outright by Yusuf (as). Upon this, the wife of the governor resorted to slandering Yusuf (as) to maintain her innocence:

His master’s wife attempted to seduce him. She barred the doors and said, “Come over here!” “Allah is my refuge!” he (Yusuf) replied. “He is My Lord and has treated me with kindness. Those who do wrong shall surely never prosper.” (Surah Yusuf, 23)

They both rushed to the door. She tore his shirt at the back. They met her husband by the door. She said, “How should a man whose intention was to harm your family be punished for what he did, except with prison or painful punishment?” Yusuf said, “It was she who tried to seduce me.”… (Surah Yusuf,25-26)

The governor saw the shirt torn at the back and said, “The source of this is women’s deviousness. Without a doubt your guile is very great. Yusuf, ignore all this, and you, my wife, should ask forgiveness for your evil act. There is no doubt that you are in the wrong.” (Surah Yusuf, 28-29)

She said, “You see! It’s him you blamed me for. I tried seducing him but he refused. If he does not do what I order, he will be put in prison and brought low.” “My Lord”, said Yusuf, “prison is preferable to me than what they call on me to do. Unless You turn their guile away from me, it may well be that I will yield to them and so lapse into ignorance.” His Lord answered his prayer and turned away from him their female guile and deviousness. He is the One Who Hears, the One Who Knows. Yet, even after they had seen the Signs, they thought that they should still imprison him for a time. (Surah Yusuf, 32-35)

… and so he stayed in prison for several years. (Surah Yusuf, 42)

Now after being plotted against by his brothers and unjustly slandered by the governor’s wife, Yusuf (as) had nothing to look forward to but several years of imprisonment. However, throughout all these long years, the Prophet Yusuf (as) did not despair even for a moment but, aware that there is good and wisdom behind these events Allah ordained, hopefully prayed to Him and showed determination in his patience and faith. Indeed, years later, when the king sought for the interpretation of a dream he had had, an old prisoner recalled the Prophet Yusuf (as) as a person who had the faculty of interpreting dreams. Yusuf (as)’s interpretation of the dream greatly impressed the king. He thereupon called Yusuf (as) to his presence. Before the king had a chance to talk to him, the Prophet Yusuf (as) wanted the king to learn the facts about the incident for which he had been sent to prison so many years ago. So, for this explanation, the king returned to the governor’s wife and the women to whom she had introduced Yusuf (as) at the time of the incident:

… (The women said:) “Allah forbid! We know no bad of him.” The governor’s wife then said, “The truth has now emerged. Indeed I tried to seduce him then and he has simply told the honest truth.” (Surah Yusuf, 51)

After their confession, the Prophet Yusuf (as) gave the following explanation:

In this way he (i.e., the governor) will know at last that I did not dishonour him behind his back and that Allah most surely does not guide the deviousness of the dishonourable. I do not say that I myself was free from blame. The self indeed commands to evil acts-except for those my Lord has mercy on. My Lord, He is Forgiving and Merciful. (Surah Yusuf, 52-53)

These words of the Prophet Yusuf (as) are typical of his perfected faith. He always knew that Allah would help believers and those who are patient, and that He would certainly confound the schemes of those who betrayed Him. His trust in Allah manifested itself in his submission to his destiny. No matter how unfavourable the circumstances seemed, he could see that there was good and wisdom behind these events Allah ordained.

Another exemplary character trait of the Prophet Yusuf (as) was his refusal to indulge his lower self, even in situations in which he was absolutely right. He never trusted in his lower self and always remained conscious of the fact that one’s lower self is prone to evil. This is a form of morality peculiar to those having perfected faith who act with the awareness that employing the methods of the devil, the lower self stealthily approaches human beings and tempts those who ignore the voice of their conscience.

The attitude of the Prophet Yusuf (as) towards his lower self is a manifestation of his moral maturity. No doubt, the ultimate fate of a person who shows such deep-seated submission to Allah and trusts in Him will be infinite good. Indeed, in return for this meritorious submission to Allah, he was placed in authority over the treasures of Egypt. Granting him a good life in this world and giving the good news of paradise in the hereafter, Allah stated that “He would not allow to go to waste the recompense of those who do good”:

And thus We established Yusuf in the land and he dwelt there as he pleased. We grant Our grace to anyone We will and We do not allow to go to waste the recompense of those who do good. But the reward of the hereafter is the best for those who believe and fear their Lord. (Surah Yusuf, 56-57)

DARWINISM: THE WORST SO-CALLED SCIENTIFIC DECEPTION – 2

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Since Darwinism is an ideology based on deceiving the world and turning people away from belief in Allah (God), the supporters of the Dajjal have to try to keep it alive, no matter what the cost. For that reason, the various people who have entered the Dajjal’s protection have resorted to all possible methods to keep the ideology on its feet. They heralded the theory of evolution as a proven fact, despite the fact there is not a single piece of evidence to support it. They have given the impression that non-existent evidence does in fact exist and have tried to adapt fossils to their own theory. They have produced fictitious intermediate forms, despite the fact that not a single genuine one exists, and have taught this as scientific fact in school books. They have ignored the countless pieces of evidence against evolution that have emerged, and have deliberately hidden them away from the public gaze. In the absence of any evidence for their theory, they have manufactured false fossils and exhibited these for decades in the world’s most famous museums. Instead of being ashamed when their frauds have been exposed, they have continued with their deceptive methods and have had no qualms about producing and defending new frauds. Although it has been scientifically proved that not one single protein can form by chance they have still insisted on maintaining that life first emerged by chance in muddy water. (The probability of a function protein forming by chance is 1 in 10950, in other words, zero.) They have had no compunctions about publishing their false evidence in newspapers and scientific journals and on the television, and have not hesitated to teach these to students in schools for years. Darwinism is a belief system based on fraud, deception and falsehood. Darwinism is not scientific. Ever since it was first launched, Darwin’s theory has assumed the task assumed by the ancient pagans; it has sought to disseminate paganism and to turn people away from belief in Allah. It deceived people for 150 years. For 150 years, it sought to familiarize people with a lie. Darwinism is a heretical religion that needs fraud to survive, that tells lies to attract supporters, and that excommunicates those who tell the truth.  Allah says in one verse: Say: “Shall I tell you of a reward with Allah far worse than that: that of those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He is angry – turning some of them into monkeys and into pigs – and who worshipped false deities? Such people are in a worse situation and further from the right way.” (Surat al-Ma’ida, 60) Under normal conditions, there would be no logic at all in people continuing to follow such a perverted ideology. But some people have fallen into a snare laid by the Dajjal. All unawares, they have been deceived by this deception, not knowing what they were doing or how they had been led astray. Because the Dajjal has employed a very cunning method. As Darwinism deceived the world it made contact, by fraudulent and perverted means, with people who had undertaken this cunning and ugly work of the Dajjal. However, it is also certain that, as with all superstitious religions, the cunning snares laid in this religion will also come to nothing:   They are hatching a plot. I too am hatching a plot. So bear with the unbelievers – bear with them for a while. (Surat at-Tariq, 15-17)

DARWINISM: THE WORST SO-CALLED SCIENTIFIC DECEPTION –1

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Materialism and the various ideologies and movements stemming from it represent one of the worst forms of corruption opposed to religion in the present day. The idea that encapsulates all these and that is their supposed scientific starting point and foundation is Darwinism. Since it was first proposed, Darwinism has become the basis for materialist and anti-religious ideologies and movements, and has literally been turned into a religion by the supporters of such ideologies. The great Islamic scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi drew attention to the fact that Darwinism will become the religion of the Dajjal (the Antichrist) in the End Times in these words:

“An impious movement emerging from the philosophy of naturalism and materialism will spread and strengthen by way of philosophy during the End Times, even to the extent of claiming divinity.”[i]

Described by Bediuzzaman as “an impious movement emerging from the philosophy of naturalism and materialism,” Darwinism is a teaching that ascribes an independent power to nature, that claims that all of life is the work of blind chance rather than being created, and that seeks to turn people away from belief in Allah (God). The Concise and Expounded al-Kutub as-Sitta(The Six Books), a collection of the hadith of our Prophet (saas) and interpretations thereof, provides the following clarification of the subject: “The most evident and worst characteristic of the corruption caused by the Dajjal in the End Times is its hostility to religion. Various humanist views and values that will appear in the End Times will seek to replace religion. This new religion will base itself on denial in order to eliminate every kind of current divine dominion… This is an anti-religious faith whose basic deity will be a material and human.”[ii]

Darwinists have always tended to portray the theory of evolution as scientific. They maintain that life formed out of inanimate substances and developed by way of evolution, and that all species gradually descended from one another. However, Darwinism has never proven a single one of these stages, and is a system of belief nonetheless loudly heralded as scientific. According to Darwinism, “chance” is the great fictitious mechanism of this whole fictitious process. Chance is the false deity of Darwinism. And Darwinists imagine that this deity can do the impossible. According to Darwinists, this false deity produced a living cell from muddy water, turned fish into tigers and bears into whales, and created their lungs out of nothing. Again according to Darwinists, who assume that human beings are entities descended from apes, this false deity bestowed intelligence, memory and skills on human beings and created human consciousness, which cannot be replicated in any form, from nothing. So much so that in doing all these things, chance somehow manages to behave in a controlled, planned and rational manner and to immediately take precautionary measures when necessary. According to Darwin’s theory of evolution, chance is a false creator behaving intelligently and in a planned manner.

This heretical theory that deifies blind chance has somehow been imposed on vast masses of people through demagoguery and fraud. The reason for this is the Dajjal. The characteristics set out in many of the hadith concerning the Dajjal become crystal clear when considered in terms of an ideology. That is why all ideologies and systems of thought that make illogical and groundless claims, that lead people to denial and turn them away from religious moral values and that encourage conflict between people are all manifestations of the Dajjal. Darwinism is the main ideology adopting this system of Dajjal. Allah, our Lord, describes those who follow the heretical system of the Dajjal as follows in a verse from the Qur’an:
The evildoers are indeed misguided and insane. (Surat al-Qamar, 47)


[i]Ismail Mutlu, Portents of Doomsday in the Light of Bediuzzaman’s Analyses, Mutlu Publishing, Istanbul, 1996, p. 117
[ii]The Concise and Expounded Al-Kutub as-Sitta, Prof. Ibrahim Canan, 13th vol., Ankara, 1992, pp. 457-458

EVERYTHING WE PERCEIVE WITH OUR FIVE SENSES IS THE INTERPRETATION OF ELECTRIC SIGNALS IN OUR BRAINS

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Although some people may realize that images consist of electric signals in the brain, they may also form the impression that the other senses, touch for instance, are different. They may think that when they touch or smell something they are making direct contact with real matter. Again, however, they are actually perceiving nothing more than electric signals in the brain.

When we touch something with our hands, we are not really touching that object at all. A chemical bond is formed between atoms in a constant state of motion. But these atoms never actually “touch” one another. In physical terms, therefore, we have never touched anything we think we have. As a result of this illusory sense of touch, the atoms in our hands vibrate and initiate an electrical current. That current then moves towards the touch center in our brains. It is then “interpreted” when it arrives. And this is a great miracle. In the same way that the visual center interprets an incoming current as a yellow rose, the touch center interprets the signals reaching it as soft, hot or rough. Similar signals head from our mouths to the taste region in the brain and form a sensation of flavor, sweetness or sourness. The signals from the nose reaching the scent detection center in the brain and set up a perception in the brain regarding the aroma of the object in question. Sound from the ears reaches the brain in the form of other electric signals, and we then in some way are convinced that the person calling our names is our mother. We enjoy the tunes set up by electrical signals forwarded to the brain from the ear, and have no doubt that the ringtone is actually coming from the phone.

All this is an extraordinary miracle created by Allah.

But the sound we hear does not actually belong to the phone, and neither does the sound of music come from our stereos. We experience the sound of a telephone, the original of which we can never see, the original of which we can never hear unless Allah so wills. What we see is not the yellow flower on the outside. That flower, its image, its perfume and all its beauty, consists of electric signals reaching our brains. And we have no evidence whether the image of this flower is the same as the real flower on the outside. Peter Russell explains this as follows:

If all that we ever know are the sensory images that appear in our minds, how can we be sure there is a physical reality behind our perceptions? Is it not just an assumption? My answer is: Yes, it is an assumption; nevertheless, it seems a most plausible one.i

There is no doubt that it is impossible for us to know whether the images, sounds, smells and tastes that form in our brains actually exist on the outside. On the basis of this, we can be sure of only one thing; there is a world created especially for us in our brains. And we can never know whether other people see this world in the same way we do.  We can only see the images, hear the sounds and taste the flavors of a world created especially for us. We can have no direct experience of anything else.

That being the case, we need to ask the following question: can electric signals alone give rise to such a harmonious world?

Of course, not. It is Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, Who creates the world for us in all its reality, clarity and beauty. Allah bestows on us a soul from His own spirit. It is the soul created by Allah that perceives, enjoys and rejoices, and the electric signals are merely an instrument.

i Peter Russell, From Science to God “A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness”, New World Library, 2002, p. 47

SOCIETY IS DEMONIZING CHILDREN

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The lovelessness, unhappiness and conflict in society are increasing day by day. A report concerning children in Britain has set out how they are being “DEMONIZED” by society. The report states that attitudes toward youngsters generally are hardening, and that a great number are in detention. This once again reveals how crucially important it is for society to live by the moral values of the Qur’an. People who abide by the moral virtues of the Qur’an have very great compassion for one another. It is impossible for there to be lovelessness, unhappiness or conflict among such people. Our Almighty Lord reveals this in verses:

A Light has come to you from Allah and a Clear Book. By it, Allah guides those who follow what pleases Him to the ways of Peace. He will bring them from the darkness to the light by His permission, and guide them to a straight path. (Surat al-Ma’ida, 15-16)

Other Muslims have closer ties to the Muslims than their own selves. They protect, elevate and value each other before themselves. When it comes to children needing protection, they set themselves to one side and enthusiastically and affectionately help them for Allah’s (God’s) approval. That is why there is always peace in Muslim societies. There is no conflict or crime because everyone behaves in a manner of which Allah will approve. Believers who fear Allah treat one another with enormous loyalty and compassion. By Allah’s will, they are able to live together in peace, happiness and love. There can be no lovelessness or unhappiness among people who possess an intense love and fear of Allah. In the Qur’an, Allah praises love and solidarity and commands people to have moral virtues. Human nature is predisposed to love and beauty. Human beings want to be happy. But when they seek happiness through worldly means they fall into a great error and are totally unable to find the peace, security and love they seek.

Allah reveals in a verse that human nature is created to be compatible with Qur’anic moral values:

So set your face firmly towards the Religion, as a pure natural believer, Allah’s natural pattern on which He made mankind. There is no changing Allah’s creation. That is the true Religion – but most people do not know it. (Surat ar-Rum, 30)

Greed for money or material possessions is one of satan’s snares. When people live without thinking of the Hereafter, without faith, solely for their own worldly interests, they literally become friends of satan. But in doing this, they are heedless of the following verse of the Qur’an:

… Satan always leaves man in the lurch. (Surat al-Furqan, 29)

That is why it has become almost nothing out of the ordinary to come across increasing numbers of reports of “demonization” in the press. The numbers of children committing crimes, and aggressive people, murderers and perverts, have reached terrifying proportions. The solution is to live in full compliance with the moral values of the Qur’an, and to act out of a love and fear of Allah.

THE INFINITE LOVE TO BE ENJOYED BY THE WILL OF ALLAH

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Almighty Allah (God) is Omniscient. Infinite knowledge and blessings are His. And our Lord is infinitely beautiful and infinitely loving. He created man and gave him form as a manifestation of that infinite beauty.

Human beings possess the soul given them by Allah. This means that they may possess great amounts of all things through His will and mercy.

People generally live without realizing this in the life of this world. So they never think that they might be able to possess a boundless power of love and wisdom. As a result, they fail to love other people because they possess the spirit of Allah, and it never even crosses their minds. They are unaware that people possess a depth of soul stemming from the spirit of Allah and, therefore, that they could enjoy an intimate and powerful love with them. And this is definitely a major deficiency.

For these reasons, these people tend to have a very superficial conception of love. The love they feel and give is limited to the physical–or to their homes, cars and future security… As a result, that love comes to an end whenever they come to any physical harm, when they lose their cars, or when their futures are threatened. That is as far as their conception can go. There is no system that can repair and rebuild it. Since they are all bound to transitory values, since the life of this world is transitory, and since these things will all eventually disappear, it is inevitable that their love will also cease to exist. And that is indeed what happens.

But when one loves other people because they bear the spirit of Allah and knows that there is the possibility of an infinite love and loving from Allah, it is impossible for that feeling ever to come to an end unless Allah so wills. One realizes that one can enjoy a love that matures, deepens and increases with the passage of time, rather than shrinking in the face of the passing of time, sickness, want and trouble. There is no limit to that.

People’s true state is that in the Hereafter, where there is no imperfection or difficulty. Allah will manifest human beings there with the perfect form He wills them to have. It will only be possible for someone with the spirit of Allah to experience love by feeling the delight enjoyed by the soul, to discover the deep personality and existence in other people’s eyes and to establish a profound connection to them in their minds by binding themselves to and understanding Allah. Knowing that one bears the spirit of Allah is an infinite blessing. By Allah’s will, one can possess all things an infinite number of times. And that includes love.

In a verse our Almighty Lord reveals that true love can only be bestowed from His presence:

As for those who believe and do right actions, the All-Merciful will bestow His love on them. (Surah Maryam, 96)

THE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH

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Assume that you set up a big city by bringing millions of Legos together. Let there be in this city skyscrapers, twisting roads, railway stations, airports, shopping malls, subways and also rivers, lakes, forests and a beach. Let there also be living in it thousands of people wandering in its streets, sitting in their homes and working in their offices. Take every detail into account. Even the traffic lights, box offices, and the signboards at the bus stations.

If someone came up to you and said that all the Legos of this city, which you had founded by planning it right down to the smallest detail, and each piece of which you had picked up with great pains, had been brought together by coincidence to produce this city, what would you think of the mental state of that person?

Now, go back to the city you have built and consider that the whole city would be leveled to the ground if you had forgotten to put into place even a single Lego, or changed its place. Can you imagine what great balance and order you have had to establish?

Life in the world where we live is also made possible by the accumulation of such a great number of details incomprehensible to the human mind. The absence of even one of these details might mean the end of life on the Earth.

Everything, every detail from the atom, the smallest unit of matter, to the galaxies harboring billions of stars, from the Moon, an inseparable adjunct of the world, to the solar system, all work in a perfect harmony. This well-organized system runs flawlessly, just like a watch. People are so confident that this billions-of-years-old system will go on functioning without leaving out even the smallest detail that they can freely make plans about something they think will be realized in the next 10 years. No one is worried about whether the Sun will rise the next day. A great majority of people do not think about ‘whether the world may ever chance to break free from the gravitation of the Sun and start to move towards the unknown in the pitch-dark space’; or ask ‘What keeps this from happening?’

In the same manner, when people are about to sleep, they are very confident that their hearts or respiratory systems will not relax as their brains do. However, even a few seconds’ halt in any one of these two vital systems may well cause results that will cost one’s life.

When the ‘glasses of familiarity’ which surround the whole of life and cause every event to be assessed as if ‘it is taking place in its natural course’ are taken off, one is free to see that everything is made up of such closely interdependent, meticulously planned systems that it is as if we were hanging on to life by the skin of our teeth. You notice an excellent order prevailing in every spot you turn your eyes on. Certainly, there is a great power that creates such an order and harmony. The possessor of this great power is God, Who created everything out of nothing. In a verse of the Qur’an, it is said:

He Who has created seven heavens in full harmony with one another: no incongruity will you see in the creation of the Most Gracious. And turn your vision (upon it) once more: can you see any flaw? Yea, turn your vision (upon it) again and yet again: (and every time) your vision will fall back upon you, dazzled and truly defeated. (Surat al-Mulk, 3-4)

When we look at the living beings in the heavens, on the Earth and in all that lies between them, we see that they all prove the existence of their Creator in their own right. So I suggest we all take a moment to reflect on the natural phenomena and living beings that every one sees, yet never thinks about, and how they have come into being and continue their existence. If we were to write down all the signs of God in the universe, they would fill many thousands of volumes of encyclopedias.

For God Exists.

To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the Earth and He is known through reason.

THE DARWINIST TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUERY

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There is not one single piece of evidence for Darwinism. For that reason, for the last 150 years Darwinists have used a different technique to providing evidence; clamor and demagoguery.

-          Darwinists resort to all possible means to cover up the fact that the theory of evolution is a deception. Academics and scientists questioning evolution and espousing anti-Darwinian views are hurriedly removed from their posts and silenced.

-          They attempt to portray the fraud of Darwinism as a highly complex scientific reality. They try to deceive people with complicated formulae and unintelligible terminology. They take advantage of science and people’s respect for it, even though there is nothing scientific to the theory whatsoever.

-          They engage in loud and long demagoguery and resort to charlatanry instead of giving scientific responses to people holding other views. Since they are unable to provide any real scientific evidence at all, they imagine that they can invalidate the definitive proofs of Creation by making so-called jokes and using a mocking, improper tone. They imagine they will thus be able to deceive people, even though the evidence is plain for everyone to see.

-          They try to prevent people thinking and investigating the true facts. They imagine that only in this way can they prevent the fraudulent nature of Darwinism being exposed. They try to prevent people thinking by means of demagogic accounts and complicated, incomprehensible articles adorned with grotesque-looking formulae.

-          Some foreign pro-Darwinist publications are the best example of this. None of these can ever say, “Yes, there are 100 million fossils that prove Creation, and we rebut these in any way.” They never mention the amber containing organisms exactly as they were millions of years ago. They never raise these issues because they know only too well that they all totally refute Darwinism. They merely resort to plenty of unintelligible demagoguery of no scientific value.

-          They apply pressure to ensure that students holding anti-Darwinist views are expelled from their schools. For example, in a report on the subject in the British weekly The Observer, Darwinist scientists are reported to say that “if religion stops their students accepting evolution, there is no point in them staying at university.” This is a clear statement from the mouths of Darwinists regarding the Darwinist technique of menaces and intimidation.

-          One of the demagogic techniques most frequently employed by Darwinists is the claim that the financing for Harun Yahya’s matchless works that have stunned the whole world comes from outside Turkey. A report that recently appeared in The Observer claimed that the activities in question were backed from Saudi Arabia. Yet it is quite evident that Saudi Arabia attaches no importance to the subject of evolution and that the state has no anti-evolutionary policy. If the Saudi Arabian administration really wanted to engage in anti-evolutionary activity there is no doubt that it would not do this in Turkey. That would be meaningless. The Saudi government has sufficient money and resources to carry out wide-ranging activities in its own country. The demagoguery that Darwinists engage in on this subject is highly illogical and utterly ludicrous.

-          It was also suggested in the same paper that poor schools in Turkey were grateful for Harun Yahya’s books. This is another demagogic technique. Harun Yahya’s books are read right across the world because they are of scientific value and make the true facts crystal clear. It is wealthy European countries and America that read these books the most. People buy and like these books because they tell the truth. But Darwinists are unable to swallow this.

-          Another aspect of the same demagoguery is the claim that Darwinist scientists are afraid to speak out. In fact these scientists have no fear at all of speaking to the proponents of Creation. Their fear lies in having no evidence in favor of Darwinism despite all the millions of proofs of Creation. There is no reason why they should not take part in debates of this kind if they did have any scientific evidence of their own. They are unable to respond to the 100 million fossils that prove the fact of Creation, and are unable to admit that proteins cannot form by chance. They know that they will be faced with clear and incontrovertible scientific facts during the course of any debate. And they have no answers to them.

-          The Council of Europe’s attempt to have the teaching of the Atlas of Creation in schools banned, also described in The Observer, is one of Darwinists’ best-known so-called intimidatory techniques. They imagine than banning books will stop people accessing the scientific facts. The fact is, however, that permitting no alternative view to the one-sided teaching of Darwinism in schools is a disgrace to Darwinists themselves. Fascism is still taught as an opposing view in schools of philosophy that teach communism. Alternative theories to the Big Bang are still taught regarding the formation of the universe. The situation in this example is even more terrible, because Creation is a fact proved by scientific evidence, whereas Darwinism is just nonsense.

If Darwinists had the evidence to prove their theory, and if they genuinely believed that their theory was true, then they would very definitely feel no need to resort to demagoguery, to try to hide the evidence for Creation, and to attempt to intimidate scientists and other proponents of Creation. The main reason for Darwinists’ banning books, mockery, long demagogic accounts and unwillingness to engage in debates is that Darwinism is terrible nonsense that has deceived the world for the last 150 years.

But all these measures, clamor and demagoguery have come to an end now that the existence of 100 million fossils supporting Creation has been made public. People have now seen the daylight. And there is no point in trying to tell them it is still dark outside. The scientific facts are in front of everyone’s eyes. The Darwinist lie has been unmasked. From now on, by the will of Allah (God), Darwinists will always be defeated no matter what demagoguery they resort to.

THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAAS)

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As a verse of the Qur’an reveals, “… Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and the Final Seal of the Prophets.” (Surat al-Ahzab: 40), the Prophet Muhammad (saas) was sent to mankind as the last prophet. He was a living example of the sublime morality of Allah’s last revelation. He was a friend of Allah and inspired humanity by his nearness to Him. He was His representative, noble in His eyes, and a friend to all believers.

As Allah has revealed in another verse, “We will impose a weighty Word upon you…” (Surat al-Muzammil: 5), He charged His last prophet, Muhammad (saas) with a heavy responsibility. Due to the Prophet’s (saas) strong faith in Allah, he fulfilled that responsibility in the best possible way, called mankind to the path of Allah and Islam, and illuminated the way for all believers.

Although we have never seen the Prophet (saas), we can still do our very best to come to know his exemplary behavior, his sayings and the pleasing morality he displayed, by means of the verses of the Qur’an and the hadiths (the sayings and teachings of the Prophet [saas]). We can try to be like him, in order to be close to him in the Hereafter.

People today, and the young in particular, take many individuals as role models, imitate the way they behave, speak and dress, and try to be like them. Yet, since the great majority of these people are not on the right road themselves, they lack proper morality and attitudes. It is therefore a serious responsibility to lead people to the truth and the best morality and behavior. A Muslim needs to try to emulate the behavior and the morality of the Prophet Muhammad (saas). Allah confirms that in a verse:

You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much. (Surat al-Ahzab: 21)

Like the Prophet Muhammad (saas), the other prophets were also role models for believers, and enjoyed Allah’s good pleasure. Allah says in one verse:

There is instruction in their stories for people of intelligence. This [the Qur'an] is not a narration which has been invented but confirmation of all that came before, a clarification of everything, and a guidance and a mercy for people who believe. (Surah Yusuf: 111)

As the Prophet (saas) has revealed in the hadith, “Verily, I have left amongst you the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Apostle which if you hold fast, you shall never go astray,”[1] a Muslim’s two truest guides are the Qur’an and Sunnah (the practice of the Prophet Muhammad (saas)). The Prophet Muhammad (saas) was an example to all humanity with his morality, to which he called on mankind to live by. It was the Prophet (saas) who said “I was sent to perfect good character”[2] and “By One in whose hand there is my life: None shall enter Paradise except one who has got good conduct.”[3]

In the Qur’an Allah has revealed that the Prophet (saas) possessed the finest morality, and says:

Nun. By the Pen and what they write down! By the blessing of your Lord, you are not mad. You will have a wage which never-fails. Indeed you are truly vast in character. So you will see and they will see which of you is mad. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His Way and He knows best those who are guided. (Surat al-Qalam: 1-7)

Allah also revealed in that verse that the Prophet (saas) was a tireless toiler on His path. That demonstrates that he always displayed a pleasing morality, never departing from the way of Allah.

As the Prophet’s (saas) words “The most perfect believer in respect of faith is he who is best of them in manners”[4] make clear, morality is one the most important components of true faith. It is therefore an important religious duty to learn about and practice the very best examples of it. Those Muslims who follow the way of the Prophet (saas) need to be foremost in their morality and behavior, and to invite others to adopt that same morality.

[1] Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon (http://www.stanford.edu/~jamila/Sermon.html) [2] Malik’s Muwatta, Book 47, Number 47.1.8 [3] Imam Ghazzali’s Ihya Ulum-Id-Din (The Book of Religious Learnings), Islamic Book Service, New Delhi, 2001, Islamic Book Service, New Delhi, 2001, Volume II, p.236 [4] Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 40, Number 4665

THE BANS THAT CANNOT BE BREACHED IN UNIVERSITIES

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Over the centuries, various theories have been proposed in biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry and just about all other such branches of science. These are then either eventually confirmed or disproved. Thus is it that scientific theories lead to scientific progress.   When it comes to the theory of evolution, however, the rules are very different. The theory is not built on any scientific data. It is constructed around a twisted ideology. Those who refuse to admit that Allah (God) created life tried to develop what they regard as an alternative to the fact of Creation. To put it another way, Darwinism is a religion adopted by evolutionists in order to deny the existence of Allah.   It is for that reason that the methods used in the imposition and dissemination of Darwinism have always been very different from real scientific theories and scientific progress. Not one single scientific finding has to date supported the theory of evolution. The theory is literally devoid of any supporting evidence at all. Not one single piece of experimental evidence showing that the false mechanisms of Darwinism lead to evolution has ever been obtained. On the contrary, all the scientific evidence obtained has refuted Darwinism time and time again. Scientific progress and further additions to the fossil record continue to demolish the theory.   Nonetheless, however, the theory of evolution is still under protection all over the world. That applies to no other scientific theory or ideological movement. None enjoy global protection or are officially preserved under the law. Anyone who wishes to can criticize fascism or capitalism, set out their ideas about all ideologies and express contrary views. But it is impossible to do such a thing with Darwinism. Those who are critical of Darwinism in any way are immediately removed from their posts and hastily prevented from making their views public.

Professors who have devoted 20 or 30 years to their own universities are suddenly removed from their posts the moment they criticize Darwinism. A state employee will be sacked the moment he is realized to be an anti-Darwinist. A biology teacher can never tell his or her close friends and family or students that he or she is opposed to the theory of evolution. Because they know that their career will come to an end if they do. This law is so strictly implemented that it is literally a crime to say a word against Darwinism. Nobody has the courage to do that.   It is because of this giant hegemony that the evident insoluble dilemmas facing evolution and the frauds of Darwinism are never spoken of out loud. These are the bans that cannot be breached in universities! One cannot say that there exists not one single transitional fossil. One can never say that it is mathematically impossible for a single protein to come into being by chance and that this is a scientific fact. One cannot say that there are more than 100 million living fossils that refute evolution. Living fossils are hidden away and disregarded the moment they are found. One can never say that countless frauds have been perpetrated in the name of Darwinism, and that fossils are hurriedly removed from museums once they are shown to be false. Neither can one ever say that Darwinism is a lie that has deceived the world for the last 150 years.   Because Darwinism is a false religion, but a false religion under state protection.   The spell of this dark religion was broken for the first time by Harun Yahya’s magnificent Atlas of Creation. This book revealed everything that nobody had had the courage to say before, and told the whole world, with full supporting evidence, how Darwinism is a terrible lie. It is available to everyone in the world over the internet, and has told everyone that although there exist no intermediate fossils that might support the theory of evolution, there are more than 100 million fossils that refute it. It has exhibited these fossils in full detail and proved, using proof that is a far cry from evolutionist demagoguery, that the theory of evolution is a lie. It said what nobody was able to say for 150 years, immediately neutralized all the intimidatory techniques employed by this dark faith that enjoys world-wide protection, and exposed all its lies. That is the reason for the Darwinist panic going on at the moment.   Evolutionists had constructed a plan to rule the world and shape the course of its future. They imagined that this plan, which they had placed under global protection, would operate totally smoothly. But they are unaware that Allah is the best planner of all and that He will confound and destroy all of Satan’s snares. Allah has demolished this superstitious faith. No matter what lies they may choose to come up with, Darwinism will never, by Allah’s leave, be able to deceive people again.

As our Almighty Lord says in one verse:

They plotted and Allah plotted. But Allah is the best of plotters. (Surah Al-‘Imran, 54)

DARWINISM IS A FALSE BELIEF DESTINED TO BE DESTROYED IN THE END TIMES

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Ever since Allah (God) created the first human being, and throughout the course of history, He has created the world in the form of a place where two negative forces fight. There have been messengers and righteous believers who have preached the true faith of Allah at all times and in all societies. On the other hand, leading deniers engaged in propagandizing irreligiousness have waged a ruthless struggle against the true faith. This is a law of Allah He revealed in the Qur’an.

The power of these two negative forces in the End Times will be one of the most striking phenomena in history. Allah has charged the blessed Mahdi with bringing the moral values of Islam to prevail over the whole world in the End Times, which will take place shortly before the Last Day. The Mahdi, who assumes such an honorable and glorious responsibility awaited with hope and enthusiasm by the Islamic world for fourteen centuries, will of course be opposed by a powerful negative force that will pave the way for the greatness of this task. That force created by Allah in direct opposition to the Mahdi is the Dajjal (the Antichrist).

In order for the Mahdi to appear, and as part of the test that is the law of Allah, there must be various instruments to cause a climate of degeneration to arise in the End Times, and denial and irreligiousness must spread. These special negative forces created in order for the Mahdi to appear undertook very special tasks in the 20th and 21st centuries in order to turn people away from the way of Allah. The main source of these is Darwinism, which represents the basis of all the intellectual systems of the Dajjal and is the worst deception of the century.

Darwin is one of the greatest representatives of the system of the Dajjal in the End Times. It was Darwin who spread the greatest deception of the century across the whole world. The whole world was made captive by that mass deception. Hundreds of thousands of people, hundreds of thousands of university professors, hundreds of thousands of academics were taken in by this fallacy, which intellectually made the entire world’s great countries’ universities captive. People who were unwilling to explain the world in terms of Allah’s creation resorted instead to the theory of evolution — the hardest thing to believe but the easiest to talk about. “Initially, there was muddy water on Earth,” they said, and claimed that the raw material for proteins emerged by chance in that muddy water. They said that all these then combined together by chance and gave rise to proteins, which cannot possibly form by chance. Then they said “the proteins combined together to form the cell, and the cell came to life and multiplied. Arms and legs appeared, and then eyes and ears.” They then went on to say, “The eye began to see by chance, and the ear to hear.” They then claimed that the fingers began to possess the sense of touch by chance, and the nose began to smell, again by chance, and the tongue coincidentally began to experience the sense of taste. And they kept this lie up for years, convincing people of this nonsense in the most astonishing way.

This is rather like saying: “Let us put all kinds of chemical substances into a bowl. Then let us watch over it for millions of years, bequeathing it from one generation to the next. Finally, let us see giraffes, tigers, apricot trees, melons, mynah birds, peacocks, cats, elephants, cherries and human beings emerge from it!”

That is essentially what Darwinism says. And it has deceived the whole world by hypnotizing it with this false and facile idea. Hundreds of thousands of professors, hundreds of thousands of lecturers and hundreds of thousands of teachers all signed up to this nonsense. Psychological pressure was put on those who refused to believe it, along the lines of “Don’t tell us you don’t believe it!” and they were intimidated as they were expelled from their schools or removed from their posts. Darwinism literally established a system of terror across the world.

Actually, the proponents of the Darwinist lie themselves know that Darwinism is a fallacy, in exactly the same way that the people of the Prophet Abraham (pbuh) continued worshiping idols despite knowing they had absolutely no power at all. Almighty Allah describes the position of that idolatrous people in verses:

He [Abraham] broke them in pieces, except for the biggest one, so that they would have it to consult! (Surat al-Anbiya’, 58) They said, “Did you do this to our deities, Abraham?” He said, “No, this one, the biggest of them, did it. Ask them if they are able to speak!” They consulted among themselves and said, “It is you yourselves who are wrongdoers.” But then they relapsed back into their unbelief: “You know full well these idols cannot talk.” (Surat al-Anbiya’, 62-65)

Darwinists are also in the same position, or even worse than the logic of the idolaters of the past, since this distorted mindset even makes idols out of quadrillions times quadrillions of atoms.

Darwin also produced other dajjals with this perverted and feeble claim. Darwin is the great shaman priest who raised up such blood-shedding communist and fascist dictators as Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler and Mussolini who made mass killings.

But Darwin emerged with the weakest atheist belief that a human mind can conceive of. So much so that it depends on an exceedingly rotten logic that could be demolished by the slightest puff of wind. This system was specially created for the emergence of the Mahdi. The reason why it is so wide-ranging is for people to see how easy it is to fall captive to satan and how easily the system of the Mahdi will tear that other system down. This is a system that the blessed Mahdi will demolish with a single breath. Indeed, this system is already collapsing today due to the activities of those preparing the way for the Mahdi.

Our Prophet (saas) has also stated that the intellectual system of the Dajjal that deceives the whole world will be demolished with a single breath from the blessed Mahdi: “… It is impossible for any unbeliever who scents his breath not to die. The fact that the Dajjal is a liar will radiate out in waves. Dajjalism will be overthrown and his intellectual system destroyed.”[1]

Our Lord reveals this fact in another verse:

Rather We hurl the truth against falsehood and it cuts right through it and it vanishes clean away! Woe without end for you for what you portray! (Surat al-Anbiya’, 18)

Darwinists never expected to one day be confronted by 100 million fossils that totally discredit their theory. They never anticipated scientific proof of the fact that it is impossible for proteins to form by chance. They never foresaw the fact that there are no intermediate forms would eventually come out. They never admitted the slightest possibility that all the fossils heralded as transitional forms were actually perfectly formed, extinct organisms, or that the whole world would learn that the skulls depicted as proof of evolution were false. Darwinists are currently literally in a state of shock. They never expected this fallacy they disseminated across the world to be obliterated so quickly and easily. This atheist nonsense imposed on vast sections of society, Darwinism in other words, has indeed come to an end. This lie that deceived the entire humanity was specially created for the blessed Mahdi to combat, and has been equally specially eradicated. It is Almighty Allah, the certain Creator of all things, Who has both created and destroyed it. He reveals in another verse:

You did not kill them; it was Allah Who killed them; and you did not throw, when you threw; it was Allah Who threw: so He might test the believers with this excellent trial from Him. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Anfal, 17)

[1]Sunan Ibn Majah, 10/323

LOVING FOR ALLAH’S SAKE

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A believer devotes his entire life to Allah. He lives for Allah, works for Allah and loves for Allah’s sake. “Loving for Allah’s sake” might be an incomprehensible concept for someone who is not well acquainted with true Islam. One who has remained distant from Allah throughout his life, and who has therefore not known Him, will be unaware of how to love Allah intuitively.

However, a believer who knows Allah and witnesses His mercy to him, who recognises that everything he loves is His blessing and that he owes his existence and life to His mercy, loves Allah and attains the noble spirit of loving for the sake of Allah. In the Qur’an, the great difference between believers and other people in this sense is stated as follows:

Some people set up equals to Allah, loving them as they should love Allah. But those who believe have greater love for Allah… (Surat al-Baqara: 165)

As is stated in the verse above, those who associate partners with Allah and who, in their minds, ascribe all attributes of Allah to other beings, love these beings as they should love Allah. This is the kind of love that is based on idolatry.

Aware that everything belongs to Allah and every being’s existence is consequential upon Allah’s creation, believers love Allah most. The believer grasps the following fact:

- Nothing (be it a human being, a thing or an event, etc.) has a beauty of its own. Allah creates all things and endows them with beauty. Since a person, for example, has not designed and formed his or her face himself, that beauty is a beauty that belongs to Allah.

- Allah gives this beauty to man, whom he created from nothing, for a brief time only (since that person will soon grow old and die). Only Allah possesses the power to recreate that beauty in the hereafter, in an even more perfect form.

This being the case, a believer loves all the things he encounters in this world, aware that they all belong to Allah and that he will encounter the “original” form of their beauty in the hereafter. Consequently, his actual love is for Allah, the One Who provides him with everything he loves: He is the real Owner of every kind of beauty.

Contrary to the concept of love based upon faith in Allah that is enjoyed by believers, disbelievers’ love is based on idolatry. In the Qur’an, this form of love is described in the words of Prophet Ibrahim (as):

He said, “You have adopted idols apart from Allah as tokens of mutual affection in this world. But then on the Day of Rising you will reject one another and curse one another. The Fire will be your shelter. You will have no helpers.” (Surat al-‘Ankabut: 25)

Said Nursi, also known as Bediuzzaman (the Wonder of the Age), one of the greatest Islamic scholars of the twentieth century, likens this form of love to that of a man who looks at the sun through a mirror held in his hand. Once the mirror is broken into pieces and light is no longer reflected from it, the man feels profound distress at having lost a source of light. However, he is not intelligent enough to conceive that the light in the mirror does not actually originate from it. The light comes from the sun; mirrors only reflect it.

Believers love only Allah and those who place faith in Him. This being the case, they have no love for anybody who rebels against Allah. This subject is emphasised in the following verses of the Qur’an:

You who believe! Do not take My enemy and your enemy as friends, showing love for them when they have rejected the truth that has come to you, driving the Messenger and yourselves out of your city simply because you believe in Allah your Lord. If you go out to fight in My Way and seeking My pleasure, keeping secret the love you have for them, I know best what you conceal and what you make known. Any of you who do that have strayed from the right way. (Surat al-Mumtahana: 1)

You will not find people who believe in Allah and the Last Day on friendly terms with anyone who opposes Allah and His Messenger, even though they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers or their nearest kindred… (Surat al-Mujadala: 22)

As the verses above make it clear, the love of a believer rests on no criterion other than the “love felt for Allah.” Setting aside all factors such as kinship or material wealth, this love is deeply rooted in faith and noble values. A believer has love for those whose faith is assured rather than for those possessing fame, money or social status, which are only seemingly important. (For further reading see Harun Yahya “Devoted to Allah”)

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