ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Now writing under the pen-name of HARUN YAHYA, he was born in
Ankara in 1956. Having completed his primary and secondary education in
Ankara, he studied arts at Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University and philosophy
at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, he has published many books on political, scientific, and faith-related issues. Harun Yahya is well-known as the
author of important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, their invalid claims, and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and such bloody ideologies as fascism and communism.
Harun Yahya's works, translated into 41 different languages, constitute
a collection for a total of more than 45,000 pages with 30,000 illustrations.
His pen-name is a composite of the names Harun (Aaron) and Yahya
(John), in memory of the two esteemed prophets who fought against their people's lack of faith. The Prophet's seal on his books' covers is symbolic and is
linked to their contents. It represents the Qur'an (the Final Scripture) and
Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace), last of the
prophets. Under the guidance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah (teachings of the
Prophet), the author makes it his purpose to disprove each fundamental tenet of godless ideologies and to have the "last word," so as to completely silence the objections raised against religion. He uses the seal of the final Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace), who attained ultimate wisdom
and moral perfection, as a sign of his intention to offer the last word.
All of Harun Yahya's works share one single goal: to convey the
Qur'an's message, encourage readers to consider basic faith-related issues
such as God's existence and unity and the Hereafter; and to expose godless systems' feeble
foundations and perverted ideologies.
Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership in many countries, from India to
America, England to Indonesia, Poland
to Bosnia, Spain to Brazil, Malaysia to
Italy, France to Bulgaria and Russia.
Some of his books are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian,
Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian,
Chinese, Swahili, Hausa, Dhivehi (spo-
ken in Mauritius), Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Malay, Uygur Turkish, Indonesian, Bengali, Danish and Swedish.
Greatly appreciated all around the world, these works have been instrumental in many people recovering faith in God and gaining deeper insights into their faith. His books' wisdom and sincerity, together with a distinct style that's easy to understand, directly affect anyone who reads them.
Those who seriously consider these books, can no longer advocate atheism
or any other perverted ideology or materialistic philosophy, since these books are characterized by rapid effectiveness, definite results, and irrefutability. Even if they continue to do so, it will be only a sentimental insistence,
since these books refute such ideologies from their very foundations. All contemporary movements of denial are now ideologically defeated, thanks to
the books written by Harun Yahya.
This is no doubt a result of the Qur'an's wisdom and lucidity. The author modestly intends to serve as a means in humanity's search for God's
right path. No material gain is sought in the publication of these works.
Those who encourage others to read these books, to open their minds
and hearts and guide them to become more devoted servants of God, render
an invaluable service.
Meanwhile, it would only be a waste of time and energy to propagate
other books that create confusion in people's minds, lead them into ideological chaos, and that clearly have no strong and precise effects in removing the
doubts in people's hearts, as also verified from previous experience. It is impossible for books devised to emphasize the author's literary power rather
than the noble goal of saving people from loss of faith, to have such a great
effect. Those who doubt this can readily see that the sole aim of Harun Yahya's books is to overcome disbelief and to disseminate the Qur'an's moral values. The success and impact of this service are manifested in the readers'
One point should be kept in mind: The main reason for the continuing
cruelty, conflict, and other ordeals endured by the vast majority of people is
the ideological prevalence of disbelief. This can be ended only with the ideological defeat of disbelief and by conveying the wonders of creation and
Qur'anic morality so that people can live by it. Considering the state of the
world today, leading into a downward spiral of violence, corruption and
conflict, clearly this service must be provided speedily and effectively, or it
may be too late.
In this effort, the books of Harun Yahya assume a leading role. By the
will of God, these books will be a means through which people in the twenty-first century will attain the peace, justice, and happiness promised in the
TO THE READER
A special chapter is assigned to the collapse of the theory of evolution because this theory constitutes the basis of all anti-spiritual philosophies. Since
Darwinism rejects the fact of creation—and therefore, God's Existence—over
the last 140 years it has caused many people to abandon their faith or fall into
doubt. It is therefore an imperative service, a very important duty to show
everyone that this theory is a deception. Since some readers may find the
chance to read only one of our books, we think it appropriate to devote a chapter to summarize this subject.
All the author's books explain faith-related issues in light of Qur'anic verses, and invite readers to learn God's words and to live by them. All the subjects
concerning God's verses are explained so as to leave no doubt or room for questions in the reader's mind. The books' sincere, plain, and fluent style ensures
that everyone of every age and from every social group can easily understand
them. Thanks to their effective, lucid narrative, they can be read at one sitting.
Even those who rigorously reject spirituality are influenced by the facts these
books document and cannot refute the truthfulness of their contents.
This and all the other books by the author can be read individually, or discussed in a group. Readers eager to profit from the books will find discussion
very useful, letting them relate their reflections and experiences to one another.
In addition, it will be a great service to Islam to contribute to the publication and reading of these books, written solely for the pleasure of God. The author's books are all extremely convincing. For this reason, to communicate true
religion to others, one of the most effective methods is encouraging them to
read these books.
We hope the reader will look through the reviews of his other books at the
back of this book. His rich source material on faith-related issues is very useful,
and a pleasure to read.
In these books, unlike some other books, you will not find the author's
personal views, explanations based on dubious sources, styles that are unobservant of the respect and reverence due to sacred subjects, nor hopeless, pessimistic arguments that create doubts in the mind and deviations in the heart.