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
Besides these, Oktar has written more than a
hundred books describing the morals of the Qur'an and faith
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
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 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.