Who is Harun Yahya ?


Harun 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 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.

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.

Many 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.

The enormous global impact of the works of Adnan Oktar is today widely reflected in the world press.

With the information they contain, their wise language and esthetic design, Adnan Oktar's books have a wide global impact. These works enjoy an enormous readership in many countries of the world, from the USA to Indonesia, from South Africa to Russia, from China to Australia and from Nigeria to Canada. Works dealing with the moral values of the Qur’an, the Sunna of our Prophet (saas) and the signs leading to faith are instrumental in many people become believers or growing in faith. Books about world politics or freemasonry, on the other hand, change many people’s way of looking at the world and allow them to learn the truth behind many events. Adnan Oktar's books concerning the scientific collapse of Darwinism are among those that have the most powerful impact of all. All these books elicit major responses worldwide and lift the mask of Darwinism in a great many countries, Turkey in particular. 
As he has already made clear in a great many interviews, Adnan Oktar is assisted in the preparation of these works by a team of some 30 people consisting of academics, scientists and educators. This team works on such matters and preliminary research, the collection of data and illustrations and performing the requisite translations for the preparation of Mr. Oktar's works, and the information gathered is subsequently all passed on to Adnan Oktar. In this way, and as a result of the author’s practical working principle, works containing Adnan Oktar’s profound words are able to come out very quickly


However the really important thing here, and that which has the striking impact, is the way the information is brought, linked together and analyzed. It is Adnan Oktar who brings all the data together and leads many people to faith by his wise interpretation of it. It is in his books that Adnan Oktar's intelligence, wisdom and foresight can be seen. Adnan Oktar's profound analysis, rational descriptions and matchless examples are some of the main reasons why these works have such a huge global impact worldwide and elicit such great responses. Mr. Oktar's works are unique in terms of their descriptive technique, illustrations, logical framework, depth, sincerity and credibility. The style employed in these books, the way the sentences are put together, the powerful evidence employed and their irrefutability are not to be found in any other works.
These works, which are instrumental in people coming to believe or to grow in faith, can only lead to salvation through the great wisdom bestowed by Allah. And by Allah’s leave, that great wisdom manifests itself in Adnan Oktar. The idea in question therefore stems from the rantings of certain people made uneasy by the impact of these works.
On the other hand, the veracity or otherwise of these claims can be established with the use of a very simple logic:
1. There are tens of thousands of professors, scientists, educators and academics in the world. There are a great number of biologists, biogeneticists, biomathematicians, paleontologists and anthropologists across the world. There are countless academics engaged in fields such as history, international relations or prehistory. If group activity were sufficient for the preparation of such works as those of Adnan Oktar, then a group of professors and academics should be able to come together and write similar books. Books as convincing as those of Mr. Oktar’s, with the same illustrative techniques, logical framework and ease of description, should be seen in many parts of the world. There are thousands of academies and educational institutions capable of organizing such work and providing the necessary material support.  Yet none have so far managed to come together and prepare books anything like those written by Adnan Oktar. With their powerful impact and educational value, their honest language and wisdom, these works are totally unique.
2. One of the main characteristics of books written by committees or groups is that they generally contain differing and contradictory views and statements.  There is no unity of logic and ideas in such books. They contain different descriptive techniques and use different types of language. The illustrations and designs selected for them are incompatible with one another. The information contained and views espoused in them are generally inconsistent. One can identify the styles of different writers as soon as one reads them. It is easy to see that such books have been authored by several different people. But there is a complete unity of language and logic in all of Mr. Oktar’s 300 or so books. All his books contain the same honesty, conviction, technique, profundity, descriptive power and wisdom. The books represent a distinct whole with the illustrations employed in them in terms of their artistry, esthetic value and quality. The reason for this is the presence of a team supplying the requisite technical infrastructure for the preparation of these books, although these books are entirely the work of Adnan Oktar's profound intelligence, sincere belief and powerful foresight. 

3. Certain people suggest that these books are prepared by young BAV members around Mr. Oktar. Adnan Oktar certainly has young university graduates around him.But neither their education nor their accumulated knowledge is sufficient for the preparation of these books. In addition, if these young people did possess the knowledge and education with which to prepare such books they would long since have done so. Some such people would long since have combined together and written similar works. But no such thing has ever happened. If every university graduate were capable of writing such books, then Turkey has hundreds of universities and tens of thousands of graduates. These should be able to come together in groups of 5 or 10 and write books like those of Adnan Oktar. But no such books have ever appeared.

4. Some people maintain that these books are prepared by countries such as the USA or Saudi Arabia or else supported by Creationist groups in the USA. If any country or institution were capable of writing similar books for itself it would do so using its own name and would feel no need to conceal its true identity. Any person, institution or state contributing or supporting such books, all works of great scholarship, would have no hesitation about making that clear. Anyone would be proud to claim authorship of works having such a huge impact.

5. The countries and organizations in question all possess a huge technical infrastructure and financial means. There are many scholars in Saudi Arabia, thousands of professors in U.S. universities and hundreds of scholars in Egypt. But no book resembling those by Adnan Oktar have to date been forthcoming from Saudi Arabia, Egypt or the USA, nor from any other country or organization. It is clear that even if 100 professors all came together and combined the means available to dozens of separate countries they could still not produce a book like those of Adnan Oktar. This once again demonstrates the perfection and marvelous nature of those works.

6. One subject that is frequently brought up is the financial backing necessary to publish these books. These books are printed and sold in their millions. Revenue is of course obtained from those sales and used to print further books. Some people are amazed by the fact that Adnan Oktar's books are sometimes sent out free of charge. But there is nothing astonishing in that at all. Many publishers and companies employ similar sales techniques. Books given out free of charge serve as advertising, and people reading them go on to order other books, and generally order them in volume.  The investment is thus returned many times over. One of the most striking examples of this was the dispatch of books free of charge to selected addresses in France. As a result of that campaign, demand for books from France increased enormously and there was a huge boom in sales of books by Harun Yahya in that country. 
The reason why Adnan Oktar’s works are so extraordinarily influential is that the author seeks to lead people to salvation for Allah’s approval, and his books are a manifestation of that sincere intent.  Allah bestows an excellent response to these sincere labors, insha’Allah, and the Harun Yahya collection intellectually destroys all materialist and atheist philosophies. 

A 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.

fG3didRo 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.

Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar writes his books under the pen name of Harun Yahya. Ever since his university years, he has dedicated his life to telling of the existence and oneness of Almighty Allah, and to disseminating the moral values of the Qur'an. He has never wavered in the face of difficulties and despite oppression, still continues this intellectual struggle today exhibiting great patience and determination.

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