Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Not in Praise of Harum Yahya

Harun Yahya is the pen name of Turkish philosopher Adnan Oktar. He was born in 1956. He has written a large number of books on Islamic revival and mainly refutes Darwinism. He is influenced by Badiuzzaman Said Nursi. Sometime back Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips accused him of holding the Wahdat-ul-Wajood doctrine. Being self proclaimed idealist his outlook is unlikely to be purely Islamic because idealism can make any body an ideal - not beloved Prophet(PBUH) exclusively. Though the western people do not accept his refutation of Darwinism but that has to be taken with a pinch of salt - our western brothers, in spite of all the scholarship, are no where close to understand Islam and Islamic thoughts. Then recently a few hours long videos have surfaced where he is seen enjoying music in the company of beautiful girls - of course liberally sprinkled with Insha Allah and Masha Allah. Then there is this report that he has given hundred similarities between himself and the Mahdi.
Is is a fast  dive in to ignominy? If that is that then it is very sad indeed. The last link also reveals that he has more than three hundred scholars working for him. This explains the prolific out put by him - proper credit be damned.