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Speakers from Harun Yahya Foundation: Mr. Turgut Aksu and Ali Sadun Engin
The belief in the existence of a Creator of all things in the universe dates back to the beginnings of the human race. The sun, the moon, the stars, rain, lightning, floods, the seas, mountains, flora and fauna, etc., and life itself, all of which were beyond human control, so overwhelm human beings that they could not but attribute these phenomena to a Creator. It was only more lately that, with the progress in science, the notion of a Creator has been challenged. But science has fumbled continually and its precision is increasingly open to doubt. For one thing, despite its rapid development, it is unable to predict the future. Nor has it been able to answer basic questions regarding the human race, in particular birth and death. This paper primarily examines the divergence between belief in a Creator and the findings of science which are often used to counter the notion of the existence of a Creator.
Turgut Aksu (Turkey)
He was born in Ankara in 1961 and completed his primary and high education at TED Ankara College. Following his university years at Ghazi University Business Administration Department he started his research on topics related to Space and Earth Sciences. He participated in related trainings in National Air and Space Museum affliated with Washington University and California Santa Cruz University. He also followed seminars and research conducted by American National Science Foundation (National Scinece Foundation). He prepared a conference presentation about space and Earth Sciences with the title, “Earth: The Blue Planet.” He gave more than two thousand five hundred conferences about the Fact of Creation first in Turkey and then in more than twenty countries. He published a book with the title, “THE FORMATION OF EARTH.”
Ali Sadun Engin
Ali Sadun studied Business Management in Hacettepe University of Ankara than Governmental Social Policies in Istanbul University. He have my PhD degree from Istanbul University on Economics. He speak fluent English and French. He is a business man in the field of advertising still running my own advertising agency in Istanbul. Having joined the SRF in 1993, he lectured all over Turkey in more than 40 different cities about the “Collapse of the theory of evolution and the Fact of Creation”, “Creation of the Universe” and “The Miracles of the Quran” representing the honorary president of SRF; Mr. Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya). Moreover, starting from 2001, he have taken part in many international activities representing Harun Yahya, including more than 1500 conferences and symposiums, in 15 different countries. Apart from conferences, he had many articles published on different national journals dealing with the scientific facts of creation and attended several TV shows representing Mr. Harun Yahya. He run my own TV program on a Turkish channel “TV5” where many popular lecturers are invited to talk about different aspects of Islam and facts of creation. Started from March 2011, he is still participating to lectures regarding the facts of creation on A9 TV on a daily basis.
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SIGNS OF THE CREATOR SEMINAR
True Science and Technology, and all social systems which are truly beneficial to mankind, is in complete harmony with the teachings and practice of Islam. The Holy Quran offers scientific, mathematical, and historical facts that can be proven beyond doubt to be compatible with established findings of modern Science and human history. For the first time in the Islamic world, a video documentary series of international quality has been produced, focusing on Allah’s CREATION and His Book, in the light of modern Science, utilizing the latest computer graphics and animation techniques. “A Million Harun Yahya” Project is one which SABA has been working on for some time now. The project incorporates reproduction and distribution of documentary videos by Harun Yahya, and publicity for his works. The “Signs Of The Creator” video album package consists of six VCDs of different titles relating to creations, from both Quranic and scientific viewpoints. In anticipation of its release, SABA is organizing a seminar road show as a way of preparing the public on the subject matter. In these seminars, selected speakers will present their papers on the subject matter, including related scientific subjects. This project is a collaborative effort through smart partnership among eight local corporate entities.
1. To bring to the attention of the general public, the prominent existence of the Supreme Creator, and point out popular misconceptions in so called ‘Scientific theories’, which seem to suggest ideas to the contrary.
2. To counter negative impressions on Islam and the Quranic message, post – September 11, through exposure to the true nature of the message.
3. To help restore the position of all faiths vis-à-vis Godlessness.
Who is Harun Yahya…
Adnan Oktar was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1956. His pen-name Harun Yahya is a combination of names of Prophet Harun A.S (Aaron) and Prophet Yahya A.S (John), in esteemed memory of the two great Prophets of Allah who had struggled against infidelity. While at the University, Adnan was very active in dialogues on the subjects of Materialism and Darwinism which had become life philosophies of many students and members of the Faculties. Marxism, leftist thinking and atheism were also very influential in centers of learning. Religions and even moral values were rejected and murder was very common. To Adnan, the connection between these worrying trends and the adopted philosophies and ways of life, was clear. Adnan spent almost all his time reading hundreds of books and researching on the Evolution Theory, in particular. Armed with firm knowledge with regard to dead ends, contradictions and deceits in the theories, he succeeded in weakening their credibility and with it, that of their sponsors. In formal Discussions and open Seminars, they were often shocked by solid scientific proofs that exposed the vulnerability and error of their beliefs. When caught, they would offer illogical answers to questions. They would use the media to deliver baseless accusations. In desperation, they would resort to violent tactics including threats to Adnan’s safety. Gradually, Adnan succeeded in bringing about some changes in thinking, based on true knowledge and genuine Science, while paving the way back to ethical way of life based on acknowledgment of God as the Supreme Creator. This obviously worried certain groups of people. After publishing the books “Living Things and Evolution” and “Judaism and Freemason” in 1986, Adnan was imprisoned for nineteen months. His crime? Presumably, only because he once said, “I am from the nation of Ibrahim of Turkish ethnicity.” In actual fact, his real ‘crime’ was : calling people to Truth, reminding them of God’s existence and opposing evil and self-destructive way of life. In 1990, he founded the Science Research Foundation which benefited thousands including many professionals. By this time, books published earlier in 1998, “Evolution Deceit” and “The Collapse of the Evolution Theory and the Fact of Creation” were undermining the influence of the evolutionists. International seminars were held all over Turkey including three in Ankara, which were even hosted by American scientists. Allah the Merciful often presents us with gifts of ‘saviours’ from among mankind who would at least be able to limit the damage caused by Satan and his associates. Clearly, Adnan Oktar is one such ‘gift’ for Turkey in particular and the world generally. Print media and audio/videos by Harun Yahya and the Science Research Foundation number around a hundred books, a dozen documentary Videos and dozens of audio cassettes/CDs. Anyone, regardless of religion, would benefit greatly from them.
Works of Harun Yahya…
Adnan Oktar or known by his pen name as Harun Yahya, has conducted 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 on Darwinism and materialism has grown 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 Truth of the Life of This World, The Real Origin of Life, The Creation of the Universe, Miracles of the Qur’an, Consciousness in the Cell, A String of Miracles, The Design in Nature, Self-Sacrifice and Intelligent Behaviour Models in Animals, Eternity Has Already Begun, Children Darwin Was Lying!, Deep Thinking, Timelessness and the Reality of Fate, Knowing the Truth, Never Plead Ignorance, The Secrets of DNA, The Miracle in the Atom, The Miracle in the Cell, The Miracle of the Immune System, The Miracle in the Eye, The Miracle of Creation in Plants, The Miracle in the Spider, The Miracle in the Ant, The Miracle in the Gnat, The Miracle in the Honeybee, The Miracle of the Seed, The Miracle of the Termite, The Miracle of Hormone, The Miracle of the Human Being, The Miracle of Man’s Creation, The Miracle of Protein and many more. Many works of Harun Yahya are currently being translated into English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Albanian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Urdu, Indonesian, Kazakh, Azeri, Malay and Malayalam. The common point in all the writer’s works is that all the topics covered by his works are compatible with the Qur’an. Topics addressed by science and normally 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 also with “strangers” to religion in mind, inviting them to examine matters of Truth. For Muslims, these books are meant as an advice as well as a reminder. The writer has published works on practically all the basic issues referred to in the Qur’an that enhance their dedication and contemplation. 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 deep 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. 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 l9th century. The great impact the books have made on readers signifies that this purpose has been 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 debate against non-belief. You will find all books by the author extremely convincing, making them useful for those who want to communicate the religion to people. You will not find, as in most other books, the personal views of the author, interpretations 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.