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THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ADNAN OKTAR



August 2007

 
Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar writes his books under the pen name of Harun Yahya. He is a world-renowned man of ideas. Ever since his university years, he has dedicated his life to telling of the existence and oneness of Almighty Allah, to disseminating the moral values of the Qur’an, to the intellectual defeat of materialist and atheist ideologies, to propagating the real Ataturk way and to defending the permanence of the state and the unity of the nation. He has never wavered in the face of difficulties and despite oppression from materialist, Darwinist and separatist circles, still continues this intellectual struggle today exhibiting great patience and determination.

A short biography of Adnan Oktar:

The forebears of Adnan Oktar, a sayyid, migrated to the Caucasus during Hulagu’s invasion, and subsequently sought refuge in the Ottoman Empire during the Ottoman-Russian and Russian-Caucasian wars, settling in Bala, Ankara. 

The origins of Beslen Arslan Kasayev, grandfather of Omer Bey, Mr. Oktar’s grandfather, go back to the Nogay dynasty. This family is also known as the Arslanogullari (the sons of Arslan) and is one of the twenty-one sayyid families whose names appear in a document prepared for the Caucasus governorship in 1827. 

Information concerning the surnames and family members of the Nogay sayyids living in the Kara Nogay and Yediskul region

Photocopy of an original document dated 17 July, 1827, in the Russian Federation Stavropol Federal Archive. Archive No. 48, Vol. 2, File No. 853. This historical document contains details of the identities and families of the Nogay sayyids living in the Kara Nogay and Yediskul regions. The record concerning Beslen Arslan, the grand grandfather of Adnan Oktar and his family appear under No. 3 in the list. Mr. Oktar’s grandfather, Omer Bey, was born in the Caucasus and settled in the Ankara township of Bala in 1902. Omer Bey’s father was Haji Yusuf, and Haji Yusuf’s father is Beslen Arslan (Kasayev) recorded as a sayyid in the Russian archive.


 

 

             Family Members

NAME AND FAMILY

Male

Female

1. Nugay Kaplanov and family

4

3

2. Yusuf Ali Aysoltanov and family

2

5

3. BESLEN ARSLAN KASAYEV AND FAMILY

2

4

4. Han Muhambet Ismailov and family

3

-

5. Muhambet Kantemirov and family

8

9

6. Mengligirey Tilenchiyev and family

3

-

7. Yanseyit Abdullayev and family

2

4

8. Gazi Inal Batirburzayev and family

5

7

9.  Hayati Ahmetov and family

3

3

10. Nemin Yasenbi Adjiyev and family

8

5

11. Alibey Mamayev and family

3

3

12. Musousov and family

2

3

13. Alibek Soltanaliyev and family

4

-

14. Bekmurza Karamurzayev and family

3

2

15. Aslangirey Temirhanov and family

3

3

16. Alibey Temirov and family

2

3

17. Ali Mamayev and family

3

1

18. Beymurza Isterekov and family

4

3

19. Tausultan Temirhanov

7

-

20. Mamay Arslanov and family

1

-

21. Magomet Utepov and family

3

3

Total number of individuals

75

61

Adnan Oktar’s father is listed as Yusuf Oktar Arslan in official records. The surname Arslan also appears in Russian records. 


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One of Mr. Adnan Oktar's photos from his elementary school years

Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar lived there through his high school years. During this period, his devotion to Islamic moral values grew even stronger. He deepened his profound knowledge of Islam by reading works of all the great Islamic scholars and decided to tell everyone about Islam’s moral values and summon them to a knowledge of truth and beauty.


To continue his education, he entered Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University in 1979 coming in third from among thousands of candidates. Mr. Oktar, a talented artist since childhood who regards art as a manifestation of Allah’s superior creation, painted surrealist pictures from time to time and gave away a large number of paintings as gifts to friends. In addition, Mr. Oktar numbers animals, plants and flowers among his spheres of interest, as well as horticulture, interior design, and décor.
 





ADNAN OKTAR DESCRIBES HOW HE SPENDS HIS DAYS  >>>
 


  THE MIMAR SINAN YEARS 

April 2007
When Adnan Oktar entered Mimar Sinan University, it was under the influence of various illegal Marxist-communist organizations. Aggressive atheist and materialist trends predominated among students as well as the academic staff. Indeed, some members of the teaching staff would seize every opportunity to propagandize on behalf of materialist philosophy and Darwinism, even though these subjects had nothing to do with the curriculum.

This environment accorded religion and moral values no respect, and rejected them almost entirely. The materialist view predominated. But Adnan Oktar began telling those around him of the invalidity of Darwinism, of the existence and oneness of Allah, and was the only person who prayed openly in the Molla Mosque, adjacent to the university.

 

THE MIMAR SINAN YEARS IN ADNAN OKTAR'S OWN WORDS >>>

  
November 2006
At night—as his mother, Mediha Oktar, relates—Adnan Oktar would sleep only a few hours and spend the rest of his time reading, taking notes and writing. He read hundreds of works including those dealing with Marxism, Leninism, Maoism, communism and materialist philosophy, and carried out detailed studies of the classics as well as more seldom-read texts. He also performed wide-ranging research into the theory of evolution—the alleged scientific foundation of these ideologies. Mr. Oktar collected considerable quantities of documents and detailed information revealing the increasing dilemmas faced by these superstitious philosophies—their quandaries, contradictions and falsehoods, all based on a denial of Allah—and used his accumulated knowledge to invite people to reality and truth. He spoke to everyone, university students and staff alike, about the existence and oneness of Allah and the moral values of the Qur’an. In conversations at the university canteen, and in breaks between classes, he outlined the deceptions of materialism and Darwinism, citing direct quotations from these ideologies’ original texts. These cultural activities of Mr. Oktar's had a great impact, and positive changes took place in the ideological thinking and beliefs of a great many people, including some members of the academic staff. 

Adnan Oktar attached special importance to refuting the theory of evolution. That was because he saw that ever since Darwinism’s first appearance, it had been subsumed by materialism and atheism. Aware that today, those same circles are still defending Darwinism and striving to keep it alive for ideological reasons, Adnan Oktar believes that eradicating Darwinism will hand those movements a major defeat.


 THE FIRST PAMPHLET TO DEAL DARWINISM
A BODY BLOW

 

August 2005

To that end, Adnan Oktar concentrated on proving the invalidity of this deception that for more than a century had turned people away from religious moral values. He realized that since Darwinism advanced itself in the name of science, the most effective means of revealing its true face was through science itself. Based on that viewpoint, he brought out a pamphlet entitled The Theory of Evolution, a summary of his wide-ranging research and study, and personally bore all the printing costs by selling property inherited from his family, and distributed the pamphlet free of charge to other university students.


Using an accessible and comprehensible style, this pamphlet demonstrated that evolution was a deception, with no scientific validity. Many people who read the pamphlet and spoke with Adnan Oktar came to agree that no living thing could come into being by chance, and that Almighty Allah created the universe and all living things in it.

Nonetheless some students in the university, blindly devoted to materialist thought, continued in denial, despite having seen the clear truth. Some militant students openly threatened Mr. Oktar, saying his life would be in danger unless he ceased his activities. Yet this only increased Mr. Oktar’s determination and devotion to Allah. The harsh reactions and alarm evinced by materialist circles were significant proof that he was on the right path.

In a university in which terror ruled, dominated by atheist and materialist movements, it was very difficult for anyone to freely expound his own views and defend his own beliefs.  During those years, while many young people in Turkey were ruthlessly slaughtered because of ideological tensions, Adnan Oktar openly preached the existence and oneness of Allah and of the truth of the Qur’an. In a university where no one had the courage to state his beliefs openly, he continued to pray regularly at the mosque, unwavering in the face of reactions and threats.


SPREADING RELIGIOUS MORAL VALUES
AT MIMAR SINAN UNIVERSITY

When Adnan Oktar began communicating Islamic values, he was quite alone. For more than three years nobody at Mimar Sinan University backed up his views, yet that did not alter his determination. Knowing that Allah was his only friend, he did all these things solely to gain His approval.




August 2007

He devoted all his time, energy and means to a single purpose: earning the good pleasure, mercy and Paradise of Allah, and telling all mankind about religious moral values.

In 1982, the first few students at Mimar Sinan University decided to align themselves with Adnan Oktar in his intellectual struggle. As months passed, the numbers of people adopting these ideas rose. Adnan Oktar held conversations with these young people on love of country; the importance of following in the great leader Ataturk’s path; the proofs of Creation; the exemplary moral values of our Prophet (saas); the moral values revealed in the Qur’an by our Lord; and the invalidity of materialism, atheism and Darwinism. From this time onward, Adnan Oktar was a vehicle by which many people came to believe and live by the moral values of religion.

EXAMPLES OF MESSAGES SENT BY THOSE WHO CAME TO BELIEVE BY WAY OF ADNAN OKTAR'S WORKS >>>

 

September 2007


THE FIRST SMEAR CAMPAIGN AND TORTURE IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL

A photo of Mr. Adnan Oktar while he was in Bakirkoy Mental Hospital.
His intellectual activities opposing materialism and atheism began to elicit reactions from wider circles. Certain groups, alarmed by Adnan Oktar’s nationalist and religious activities, set up a major conspiracy against him. Their plot coincided with the publication of his work Judaism and Freemasonry, which provoked an enormous response.

In the summer of 1986, Adnan Oktar was arrested, with no rightful legal ground whatsoever, for having stated, “I am a member of the Turkish People, and of the Nation of Ibrahim,” in an interview carried by a newspaper. Again under the influence of the circles mentioned above, deceitful reports, groundless information and slanders about him began appearing in various publications.

Adnan Oktar was first arrested and imprisoned. He was confined in a one-man cell for nine months. He was then chained by the foot to a bed in the Forensic Medicine Department for 40 days. He was then transferred to the Bakirkoy Mental Hospital on the grounds of being mentally unhealthy and placed under observation in ward 14A, poorly maintained, filthy, and used to house the most dangerous inmates. Ward 14A, which housed 300 mental patients, was in a stone building left over from the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid and could be entered only by passing through a number of locked iron doors, since killings among patients were viewed as nothing out of the ordinary. During Mr. Oktar's time there, seven murders were committed.

 


TO SEE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH MR. OKTAR WAS HELD AT THE BAKIRKOY MENTAL HOSPITAL…


In addition, he was forcibly given drugs blurring consciousness. Those who managed to visit him witnessed that he had lost none of his determination and enthusiasm at this time. Postgraduate students, nurses and even doctors were prohibited from seeing him, out of concerns that he would turn them to Islamic moral values. Shortly afterwards, his relatives and friends were also banned from visiting him, and even telephone calls were forbidden. He was threatened with spending the rest of his life in the hospital unless he abandoned his intellectual activities. Certain circles strongly suggested that if he ceased publication of Judaism and Freemasonry, he could immediately be released from hospital and spend the rest of his life in comfort. Financial incentives were also offered if he would hand over all the book’s research materials. But he rejected all these offers, refusing to bow to the threats and pressure that only enhanced his determination.


THE MENTAL HOSPITAL PERIOD IN ADNAN OKTAR'S OWN WORDS >>>



After Oktar had been detained for 19 months, the Prosecutor’s Office determined there was “no offence in the statements uttered.” He was declared innocent and released.

The report issued by the Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) confirming Adnan Oktar’s SANITY, however, was never once mentioned by the press. After being depicted as mentally ill for 20 years, a Military Hospital report confirmed that he was completely sane. 

 
TO SEE THE GATA REPORT CONFIRMING ADNAN OKTAR’S SANITY BELOW


During this period, Mr. Oktar continued his work on revealing that Darwinism is a terrible deception. In 1986 he collected all his research on Darwinism’s true face in the book Living Things and Evolution, which for many years, was used as the sole reference showing the scientific invalidity of the theory of evolution.




August 2007

 

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