Yahya is a pen name used by Mr. Adnan Oktar.
Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar is a prominent
Turkish intellectual. Completely devoted to moral values and dedicated
to communicating the sacred values he cherishes to other people,
Oktar started his intellectual struggle in 1979 during his education
at Mimar Sinan University's Academy of Fine Arts. During his university
years, he carried out detailed research into the prevalent materialistic
philosophies and ideologies around him, to the extent of becoming
even more knowledgeable about them than their advocates. As a
result of his accumulation of knowledge, he has written various
books on the fallacy of the theory of evolution. His dedicated
intellectual effort against Darwinism and materialism has grown
out to be a worldwide phenomenon. Quoting from the 22 April 2000
issue of New Scientist, Mr. Oktar became an "international
hero" in communicating the fallacy of the theory of evolution
and the fact of creation. The author’s intellectual struggle
against materialism and Darwinism has frequently been mentioned
in such mainly evolutionist publications as National Geographic,
Science, New Scientist and NSCE Reports. The English
and German editions of the November, 2004, issue of National
Geographic referred to the author’s works concerning
the Fact of Creation. The following quotation from the book The
Evolution Deceit was also included: “The theory of
evolution is nothing but a deception imposed on us by the dominators
of the world system.” The author has also produced various
works on Zionist racism and Freemasonry and their negative effects
on world history and politics. The Zionism criticised by the author
in his books is the baseless claims of Zionist extremists who
pretend to world sovereignty, regard other human beings as worthless
entities, maintain that the Jews are the chosen people and that
God is theirs alone. Yet the author's writings very definitely
do not imply a rejection of the Jews' right to live in peace and
security within the borders of their own state.
Besides these, Oktar has written more than a hundred
books describing the morals of the Qur'an and faith related issues.
His pen-name, Harun Yahya, is formed from the names
"Harun" (Aaron) and "Yahya" (John) in the
esteemed memory of the two Prophets who struggled against infidelity.
works of Harun Yahya are being currently translated into English,
French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese,
Albanian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Urdu, Indonesian, Kazakh,
Azeri, Malay and Malayalam. The target is to translate all books
into English and many other languages in the near future, and
thus to make them available for the benefit of all people.
The common point in all the writer's works is that
all the topics covered by his works are in full agreement with
the Qur'an, and strongly affirmed by Qur'anic understanding. Even
the topics addressed by science and mostly considered complicated
and confusing are narrated very lucidly and explicitly in the
books of Harun Yahya. For this reason, these books appeal to everyone,
from every age and social group.
Harun Yahya's books on faith-related topics communicate
the existence and oneness of God and are written with the main
purpose of introducing Islam to those who are strangers to religion,
and reconciling their hearts to the truth. For Muslims, these
books are advice as well as a reminder. The writer has published
works on all the basic issues referred to in the Qur'an that expand
the dedication and contemplation of Muslims.
Each of the author's books on science-related topics
stresses the might, sublimity, and majesty of God in minute detail
based on well-structured research and evidence, along with extensive
contemplation. These books display, for non-Muslims, the signs
of the existence of God, and the excellence of His creation in
a very explicit and precise way. On the other hand, they add to
the faith and submission of believers, and can serve as perfect
materials for communicating Islam to other people (where religion
is not practiced in its full sense). A sub-group within this series
are the "Books Demolishing the Lie of Evolution." The
main purpose of these books is to demolish the materialistic and
atheistic philosophy which has been put forward as an alternative
and rival to religion and has been imposed on the whole world
since the 19th century. The great impact the books make on readers
signifies that this purpose is fulfilled to a great extent. These
books, just as it is stated in the Qur'an in the words "We
hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain"
(Surat al-Anbiya’, 18), demolish the brain, i.e., the thought
system and ideology of the faithless system; and help complete
(the revelation of) God's light (Surat as-Saff, 8). For these
reasons, these books play a significant role in the intellectual
war against non-belief.
The symbolic meaning of the seal of the Prophet
Muhammed (May God bless him and grant him peace) on the covers
of all of the books by the writer is related to the content of
the books. This seal is an indication that the Qur'an is the last
book and the last word of God, and our Prophet Muhammad (May God
bless him and grant him peace) is the last of His messengers.
By taking this attribute of the Qur'an and the Prophet, the writer
seeks, in all of his works, to refute all the basic claims of
the systems of disbelief and utter the "last word" which
will put a definite end to the assertions of infidelity. The stamp
of the Prophet Muhammed (May God bless him and grant him peace)
who has the greatest honour and wisdom, is used as a prayer for
the intention of saying this last word.
A Further Note on The Books of Harun Yahya
In all the books by the author, faith-related issues are explained
in the light of the Qur'anic verses and the Hadith and people
are invited to learn God's words and to live by them. All the
subjects that concern God's verses are explained in such a way
as to leave no room for doubt or question marks in the reader's
mind. The sincere, plain and fluent style employed ensures that
everyone of every age and from every social group can easily understand
the books. This effective and lucid narrative makes it possible
to read them in a single sitting. Even those who rigorously reject
spirituality are influenced by the facts recounted in these books
and cannot refute the truthfulness of their contents.
All the books of the author can be read individually
or discussed in a group at a time of conversation. Those readers
who are willing to profit from the books will find discussion
very useful in the sense that they will be able to relate their
own reflections and experiences to one another.
In addition, it will be a great service to the
religion to contribute to the presentation and reading of these
books, which are written solely for the good pleasure of God.
All the books of the author are extremely convincing. For this
reason, for those who want to communicate the religion to other
people, one of the most effective methods is to encourage them
to read these books.
You will not find, as in some other books, the
personal views of the author, explanations based on dubious sources,
styles that are unobservant of the respect and reverence due to
sacred subjects, nor hopeless, doubt-creating, and pessimistic
accounts that create deviations in the heart.
This site is based on the works of Harun Yahya