|On February 5, 2009, Arab News, the most popular English-language daily in the Middle East, published in Saudi Arabia and with a circulation of 110,000, reported on the opening of the Harun Yahya stand at the Burj Dubai shopping mall. The report also referred to the Collapse of Darwinism presentation and exhibition at the American University in Dubai. Headed "Islamic book show held in Dubai,” the report went on to say:
Harun Yahya, a prominent Turkish intellectual, author and publisher, is holding an Islamic book show at Burj Dubai.
The exhibition, which was organized with the support of the Religious Affairs Department in the United Arab Emirates, will continue until Feb. 15...
Harun Yahya is the pen name of Adnan Oktar. He claims that his findings prove the fallacy of Darwinism. He has so far published over 300 books of which 60 have been translated into different languages including Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
In a recent interview with Arab News, Yahya said: “I have written and published over 45,000 pages. About 80 million copies of my books have been downloaded from our websites in 2008. These are astonishing numbers which show that people are interested in my work and this makes me extremely happy.” Yahya’s books and documentaries, based on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, have been instrumental in deepening the faith of Muslims in God and making young Muslim men and women proud of their religion.