Adnan Oktar: an examined believer and the preacher of Islam
Adnan oktar whose pen name is Harun Yahya was born on February 2, 1956 in Ankara, Turkey and stayed there until he completed his high school life. He acquired much knowledge of religion by studying a large number of Islamic books in school life induced by his knowledge seeking behavior and determined to sermonize these true messages to the friends and people living around him.
After successfully completion high school education, in 1979, he got admission in department of interior design education at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul by obtaining third position among thousand of aspirants in admission test. After three years, he entered in the philosophy department at Istanbul University.
After entering at Mimar Sinan University, he saw that almost every one including teachers and students was severely influenced by the ideology of Marx and atheism and proliferating the materialistic philosophy especially Darwinism with the help of illegal Marxist organization. It became an institution where malicious action against religion and religious person was common.
However, Adnan decided to protest to spread the factual message of Islam and began his mission by telling the students, staffs and teachers about the invalidity of Darwinism and the authenticity of the existence and oneness of Allah.
During this time he passed most of his time through studying books and works on Marxism, communism, Leninism, Maoism, materialistic philosophy and secular ideologies, both archetypal and seldom -read text as his mother ‘Madina Oktar said.
Thus he became much knowledgeable about these theories, philosophies and ideologies based on atheism even better than their own experts and took the notes on hitches, dilemma, deadlocks, contradictions and phonies in these philosophies for further research on theory of evolution. On the basis of extensive research he published a booklet titled ‘The evolutionary theory’ which unveil the fallacy of Darwinism and distributed it to the university students. In this comprehensive work, he proved that Darwinism is a deception in the name of science by showing evidence directly from its original text. The thinking and belief of many students and instructors were deeply influenced by the dawah of Adnan.
In the meantime, some militant Marxists were threatening him to stop his activities but failed to keep away from his way. Furthermore, he encouraged by divine verses and became the only person who prayed openly in the Molla Mosque, adjacent to the university.
Oktar was alone for three years in his struggle. In 1982, some young fresher supported his ideologies and joined with him. A group of 20-30 people was formed between the 1982 and 1984.he began to arrange conversation with youth on ‘existence and oneness of Allah’ and the Islamic ideology. The number of his companion increased day by day.
For the first time, his name appeared in the ‘Nokta (the point) magazine in 1986 and became well known to the general public. After that many newspapers published his story about preaching Islam. He compiled all his valuable researches on Darwinism in his book Living Beings and Evolution in 1986.
In 1986, he was first arrested based on a fake complaint because of his words “I am from the nation of Abraham and Turkish ethnicity” and for the publication of Judaism and Freemasonry and transferred to Bakirkoy Mental Hospital and tortured there inhumanly. He was chained to bed by his ankles and no one could be able to meet with him and imprisoned there for 19 months. Then he was released by the court for his ingenuousness in 1988. As a result the number of his supporter increased tremendously. During 1990, a cocaine plot was taken by police and arrested him but failed to make him guilty. Oktar was sentenced by a Turkish court to three years in prison for “creating an illegal organization for personal gain in 2008.
He established the Science Research Foundation (SRF) in 1990 to run their activities and Foundation for Protection of National Values in 1995 for nexus with other traditional Islamist and nationalist organizations and individuals.
With other works, adnan oktar wrote more than hundred books, booklets and articles on political, scientific and religious issues .some famous books are: Judaism and Freemasonry, The Holocaust Lie, Allah is Known Through Reason, Allah’s Artistry in Color, The Creation Of The Universe, Islam Denounces Terrorism, Allah’s Miracles in the Qur’an, Miracles of The Qur’an and so more. All of his books and documentaries are available for free download from his website. www.harunyahya.com and the website of Science Research Foundation, http://www.srf-tr.org/
The life of adnan okter may be an example of boldness for true seeking youth to achieve the target. To prove the oneness of almighty Allah, he spends much of his time by writing, speaking and making dialogue between people. Fainally, with the mercy of Allah he touched his target because his mission is still continuing.