Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs to Him. Allah is the Rich Beyond Need, the Praiseworthy. (Surat al-Hajj, 64)
The Prophet (saas)'s nature was the Qur'an. (Muslim)
The beauties in societies that live by the Qur'an's morality
In order to understand the beauties that people will enjoy in a society ruled by Qur'an's values, one needs to analyze the corruption found in societies that follow other values. In such societies, people are vulnerable to all forms of immorality. Devout believers avoid immorality because they heed and are conscious of Allah, acknowledge that He knows whatever they try to conceal, and are aware that they will have to account for their deeds on the Day of Judgment. Thus, they do not engage in any immoral behavior, commit fraud or murder, take bribes, and so on.
But the unbelievers can indulge in such vices with ease. Since they have no fear or awareness of Allah, they have no motive to acquire a good attitude and thoughts or to urge themselves to follow their conscience. In an unbelieving society, all forms of immorality can be considered legitimate depending on the conditions because its people have arrogated to themselves the power to decide what is right and what is wrong. However, the believers never swerve from justice, tolerance, patience, honesty, and moral excellence. Allah describes such people as follows:
Those who fulfill Allah's contract and do not break their agreement; those who join what Allah has commanded to be joined, stand in awe of their Lord, and fear an evil Reckoning; those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, establish prayer, give from the provision We have given them, both secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good—they will have the Ultimate Abode. (Surat ar-Ra'd: 20-22)
The pervasive spread of immorality and degradation is the most telling attribute in societies that are far from the Qur'an's morality. In such societies, family and business life, politics, and human relations undergo rapid degeneration, for a life devoid of fear and consciousness of Allah sees no rules or limits. In this kind of life, the self's pleasures and ambitions see no limits.
A natural consequence of degeneration, namely, the degeneration of the family structure, which is the basic unit of all societies, is the destruction of society as a whole. Feelings of respect, love, and compassion are replaced by selfish desires; people start to pursue nothing but their own interests and violate others' rights. Nobody helps the needy, and the well-off seek only to hoard all they can, and harbor no humane values.
In a society made up of believers, however, helping people or making sacrifices display a believer's morality, which is praised by and recommended in the Qur'an. Muslims give to the needy and, in return, expect only Allah's reward:
Those who recite the Book of Allah, establish prayer, and give of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a transaction that will not prove profitless. (Surah Fatir: 29)
In societies that are far removed from the Qur'an's morality, nobody thinks about the good, comfort, security, and health of anybody else. Selfish desires guide people's decisions, for the goal is always to earn and possess more. Such people feign ignorance about what is going around them, and it never occurs to them that they should try not to be so wasteful or to help those who are starving or facing other difficulties. When they make unjust gains or attempt to achieve wealth through plunder, they see the plight of those who suffer from the consequences of this process, and yet are not moved by such people's misery. People treat one another well only if they can perceive that it is somehow in their interest to do so.
Failure to embrace the Qur'an's values accounts for theft, bribery, suicide, abuse, and social injustice. Only people endowed with the moral values of the Qur’an behave justly under all circumstances, constantly do good deeds, and seek Allah's good pleasure and the eternal life of the Hereafter. Furthermore, in a society made up of such morally excellent people, justice penetrates every sphere of life.
The Respiratory System Special to Insects
Flies fly at extremely high speeds when compared to their size. Dragonflies can travel as fast as 25 mph (40 km/h). Even smaller insects can reach up to 31 mph (50km/h). These speeds are equivalent to humans traveling at the speed of thousands of miles per hour. Humans can only reach these speeds using jet planes. However, when one considers the size of jet planes in comparison to the size of humans it becomes clear that these flies actually fly faster than airplanes.
Jets use very special fuels to power their high-speed engines. The flight of flies, too, requires high levels of energy. There is also a need for large volumes of oxygen in order to burn this energy. The need for great amounts of oxygen is satisfied by an extraordinary respiratory system lodged within the bodies of flies and other insects.
This respiratory system works quite differently from ours. We take air into our lungs. Here, oxygen mixes with the blood and then is carried on to all parts of the body by the blood. The fly's need of oxygen is so high that there is no time to wait for the oxygen to be delivered to the body cells by the blood. To deal with this problem, there is a very special system. The air tubes in the insect's body carry the air to different parts of the fly's body. Just like the circulatory system in the body, there is an intricate and complex network of tubes (called the tracheal system) that delivers oxygen-containing air to every cell of the body.
Thanks to this system, the cells that make up the flight muscles take oxygen directly from these tubes. This system also helps to cool down the muscles which function at such high rates as 1000 cycles per second.
It is evident that this system is an example of creation. No coincidental process can explain an intricate design. It is also impossible for this system to have developed in phases as suggested by evolution. Unless the tracheal system is fully functional, no intermediate stage could be to the advantage of the creature, but on the contrary, would harm it by rendering its respiratory system non-functional.
There is an extraordinary design to even the least significant of creatures such as flies. Any single fly is a miracle that testifies to the flawless design in the creation of God. On the other hand, the "evolutionary process" espoused by Darwinism is far from explaining how a single system in a fly develops.
In the Qur'an, God invites all humans to consider this fact:
Humanity! An example has been made, so listen to it carefully. Those whom you call upon besides God are not even able to create a single fly, even if they were to join together to do it. And if a fly steals something from them, they cannot get it back. How feeble are both the seeker and the sought! (Qur'an, 22:73)
There should be no separatism among those who say ''La ilahe illAllah (there is no deity but Allah)''
The Beneficent; The All-Good
Beforehand we certainly used to call on Him because He is the All-Good , the Most Merciful. ( Surat at-Tur, 52:28)
Allah created all people and placed them in a setting that is perfectly suitable for human life and that was designed to serve them. In Surat an-Nahl, Allah informs us about some of these blessings:
He created man from a drop of sperm, and yet he is an open challenger! And He created livestock. There is warmth for you in them and various uses, and some of them you eat. And there is beauty in them for you in the evening when you bring them home, and in the morning when you drive them out to graze. They carry your loads to lands you would never reach, except with great difficulty. Your Lord is All-Gentle, Most Merciful. And horses, mules, and donkeys both to ride and for adornment. And He creates other things you do not know. The Way should lead to Allah, but there are those who deviate from it. If He had willed, He could have guided every one of you. He sends down water from the sky, from which you drink and from which come the shrubs among which you graze your herds. And by it He makes crops grow for you, as well as olives, dates, grapes, and fruit of every kind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. He has made night and day subservient to you, and the Sun and Moon and stars, all of which are subject to His command. There are certainly Signs in that for people who use their intellect. And also the things of varying colors He has created for you in Earth. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who pay heed. He made the sea subservient to you so that you can eat fresh meat from it and bring out from it ornaments to wear. And you see the ships cleaving through it so that you can seek His bounty, and so that hopefully you will show thanks. He cast firmly embedded mountains on the ground so it would not move under you, and rivers and pathways so that hopefully you would be guided, and landmarks. And they are guided by the stars. ( Surat an-Nahl, 16:4-16)
No doubt, one can never bring into being, possess, or attain any of the blessings mentioned above by his own efforts. However, Allah has granted all of these beauties to humanity as blessings to indicate His vast generosity toward His servants. In return for such goodness, what does He expect? In the remaining part of the sura, Allah answers that He expects humanity to heed and serve Him, as follows:
Is He Who creates like him who does not create? So will you not pay heed? If you tried to number Allah's blessings, you could never count them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. ( Surat an-Nahl, 16:17-18)
He will have a mole shaped like a leaf on his back
Abu Bashir says: Imam Muhammad Baqir (as) or Jaffar Sadik (as) said: “... THERE IS A LEAF BELOW AND TO THE LEFT OF HIS [Hazrat Mahdi’s (as)] LEFT SHOULDER BLADE, JUST LIKE THE LEAF OF THE MYRTLE.” (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, p. 253)
The hadith provides detailed information about the location of this mole on the back of Hazrat Mahdi (as): that it is BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS; BELOW AND TO THE LEFT OF HIS LEFT SHOULDER. It is also referred to as a LEAF-SHAPED one, so it appears the reference is to one that will be the color of skin, with distinct edges and raised above the level of the skin, thus resembling a leaf in shape and of the color of a faded leaf.
Evolution Theory Cannot Explain How Life Originated
...Origin-of-life researchers cannot identify any location on primordial Earth suitable for production of prebiotic molecules. Those studying the problems cannot explain how the uniform “handedness” (homochirality) of amino acids, nucleotides, and sugars could emerge in any so-called prebiotic soup.
Data from the geological, geochemical, and fossil records all place impossible constraints on naturalistic scenarios. Life arose rapidly and early in Earth’s history - as soon as Earth could possibly support it. Origin-of-life researchers recognize that life had no more than tens of millions of years to emerge. Life also appeared under amazingly harsh conditions – conditions that would not allow life to survive, let alone originate.
Earth’s first life was complex chemically… Consistent with this, investigators have discovered that life in its most minimal form requires an astonishing number of proteins that must be spatially and temporally organized within the cell.
History seems to be repeating itself. Just as the first Darwinists gave up on the earliest versions of abiogenesis, so scientists today are abandoning long-cherished pillars of the naturalistic origin-of-life paradigm. Many now speculate that life may have originated somewhere other than on Earth.
Resource: Rana & Ross, Origins of Life, pp. 26-27
THE EXPANDING EARTH
It is He who stretched out the earth and placed firmly embedded mountains and rivers in it and made two types of every kind of fruit. He covers over day with night. There are Signs in that for people who reflect. (Surat Ar-Ra‘d, 3)
The Arabic term “madda al-arda,” translated as “stretched out” in the above verse, means “to be covered, spread out, stretched, pulled out, expanded or opened.” The use of this word in the context of the earth in referring to the formation of mountains and rivers is exceedingly wise. Because looking at the scientific explanation of the formation of the earth, it does appear that mountains and rivers formed through the stretching and expansion of the earth.
Modern science says that the earth had a very different appearance in the very earliest times to that which it has now. In his 1915 book Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of the Continents and Oceans) the famous German scientist Alfred Lothar Wegener proposed that all the continents had originally been one single land mass. This great land mass later came to be known by the Greek name Pangaea, meaning “all continents.”1 According to Alfred Wegener's theory of “continental drift,” put forward in 1912, the continents at the two ends of the Atlantic Ocean are still moving away from one another. This theory assumed its latest, present-day state with the development of the field of science known as the plate tectonics: Continents do not move away from one another by sliding over the ocean floor. The ocean floor together with the continents float over a layer of liquid magma under great heat and pressure and known as the “astenosphere” or “upper mantle.” Therefore, both the land continents on Earth visible from the outside and also the crust under the sea are both in motion together.2
Because the plates that bear the continents move in a manner described as contraction and expansion, or stretching, the continents are today moving away from one another at a rate of 3 cm a year.3 The most evident expansion taking place on the sea bed is that between Arabia and Africa, where the continents are moving away from one another three or four times faster. When the expansion takes place on and, rather than on the sea bed, the result is constantly widening valleys such as the Great Rift Valley in the East Africa-Arabia regions.
The Great Rift Valley is a geographical and geological formation stretching some 6000 km, from Sudan in North Africa to Mozambique in the east. The valley ranges from 30-100 km in width and is several thousand kilometers deep.4 This deep valley brought such formations as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya into being as Africa and the Arabian Peninsula moved away from one another over a process lasting millions of years. The eastern part of valley consists of the River Jordan, the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. It then extends southward along the Red Sea and various lakes in Kenya. Most of these lakes are very deep and below sea-level.5
The Book The Expanding Earth describes how it is not only mountains, but also certain riverbeds that formed due to the “stretching out” of the earth:
In all cases the greatest stress occurred at the location of the Earth's major rivers. This development suggests that the major riverbeds came into existence as a result of expansion rather than random erosion. Since the continents were fixed on an expanding surface, it may be logically deduced that expansion caused the land masses to stretch and, at the points of greatest tension, to break, thus forming the rivers. 6
In statements regarding the continent of America, the Utah Geological Survey says:
The ranges and basins have been forming for the past 10 to 20 million years in response to east-west stretching of the earth's crust. Stretching creates tension that is released by slow continuous movement or sudden movement along a fault (a break in the earth's crust), which causes earthquakes. During an earthquake, the mountains rise while the valleys drop along the faults. The stretching continues today.7
Facts such as the stretching out of the earth can only be established by comprehensive research and common data from various contemporary branches of science. For example, photographs taken by satellite, the product of 20th century technology, have confirmed the view that the continents were once complementary to one another. Highly accurate measurements have revealed that the expansion in the earth’s crust is continuing at a slow but specific rate. The presence in the Qur’an of such special information at a time when nobody could determine anything about the continents and, what is more, about formations that took millions of years to develop, once again shows that it is the word of Allah. The way that the Qur’an, revealed 1,400 years ago, contains such profound information about the formation of the Earth, is one of its scientific miracles.
This photograph taken from space shows the Gulf of Aqaba and the Suez Canal, to the east of the Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai Peninsula, the Dead Sea and the River Jordan constitute the northern part of the Great Rift Valley. 8
A reconstruction from the time when there was only one large continent -Pangaea- about 300 million years ago. 9
5. http://www.answers.com/topic/great-rift-valley; http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9031748/Great-Rift-Valley
6. The Expanded Earth, Benchmark Publishing & Design, Canada, 1996; http://www.wincom.net/earthexp/n/rivers.htm
7. Utah Geological Survey, Geologic Streching; http://geology.utah.gov/teacher/tc/tc12-96.htm
Age: 206 to 144 million years
Location: Volcanic Ash Beds, Liaoning, China
Sturgeon, members of the order Acipenseriformes, the remains of which species date back to very early periods, are frequently encountered in the fossil record. They generally live in the fresh waters and seas of the northern hemisphere. With their structures, which have remained unchanged for tens and even hundreds of millions of years, sturgeon are one of the living things that refute the Darwinist claim that life forms evolved from the primitive to the more complex.
The fossil record has revealed that even in very early geological periods, there were already living organisms possessed of complex systems such as eyes, gills and circulatory systems, as well as advanced physiological structures, identical to those in modern-day specimens.
New findings obtained in 1999, for instance, show that in the Cambrian Period (490 to 543 million years ago), there were two separate species of fish known as Haikouichthys ercaicunensis and Myllokunmingia fengjiaoa. These findings deal a lethal blow to the theory of evolution’s claim that species develop from the primitive to the more complex.
Turkey will relieve EU
What He Said
Azerbaijan State News Agency, August 14- 2008
Adnan Oktar:The fact of the matter is that Turkey, without exaggeration, is the biggest state in the world. LET ME TELL WHAT WILL HAPPEN; TURKEY WILL JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION AS THE LEADER OF THE GREAT TURKISH-ISLAMIC UNION. THEN, IT WILL BOTH NURTURE EUROPE AND MAKE IT STRONGER. Furthermore, it will both make Russia recover and provide relief to Armenia. There will be relief for Israel and the problem of Palestine will be sorted out. In short, Turkey is a state that can save the whole world. Turkey is like the insurance for the whole world. In 10 or 20 years time, the whole world will see just how vital Turkey is and then, Turkey will make the whole world brothers. This is, insha’Allah, the law of Allah and this is how the destiny flows insha’Allah.
Gaziantep Kanal 5, September 22-2008
Adnan Oktar: Let’s enter the European Union with glory and honor. Let’s enter as the leader of the Turkish-Islamic Union. Otherwise, entering the European Union and asking them for funds and job, is not something appropriate for the Turkish Nation. AN ATTITUDE AS IF WE NEED TO BE SAVED, IS NOT FIT FOR US. WE GO TO SAVE THEM. WE GIVE THEM FUNDS, WE OFFER THEM ECONOMIC MEANS, and we enter as a leader. WE OFFER THEM THE RICHNESS AND POWER OF THE WHOLE OF ASIA AND ISLAMIC COUNTRIES. WE OFFER THEM THEIR OWN TECHNICAL MEANS ALSO. WE ACT AS A BRIDGE. Just like I said, I appreciate the art, science and culture of Europe. I appreciate their positive culture and art. I like their architecture. I have great respect for them in that sense. I appreciate their democracy and understanding of freedom. They should even be more democratic and free. And I would like Turkey to accept European democracy and even to better them. I want us to enter the European Union in that sense.
Türkiye, 24 March 24-2010
Are you ever really alone?
Even when you think you are sitting at home alone, you are still in the company of a great number of living things. Bacteria live on you and in your body, and constantly protect you and also, occasionally, cause you to become ill. Mites that are spread everywhere, from the chair you sit in to your carpet, to the air you breathe. Moulds and fungi begin reproducing on foods left out in the open in your kitchen for even a few hours—all of these constitute a different world with its own unique lifestyles, nutritional systems and structural features.
Maybe you have always thought that humans, animals and plants you see around you represent the sole community of living things. Yet the microorganisms, members of a secret world that reach to every corner of the Earth, are far more numerous that those other, more familiar living things. These minute creatures outnumber the animals in the world by twenty to one. 1 In the same way that they are present all over the world, they are also essential to human life.