`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

By Dr. Wael Shihab

The Day of `Eid Al-Fitr is a blessed day for those who have observed their duty toward Allah during their fast in Ramadan.

The Day of `Eid Al-Fitr is a blessed day for those who have observed their duty toward Allah during their fast in Ramadan.

`Eid Al-Fitr is the day of thanksgiving and joy. It marks the end of the month of fasting, and it is when we feel happy and give thanks to Allah that He enabled us to obey His commands. We all fasted during the month of Ramadan, and by the end of the month, we realize that Allah’s commands are good for us; they aim at our well-being.

Allah does not want to put any burden on us; He gave us the rules of fasting for our own benefit. Fasting has many benefits for individuals and for communities. It has spiritual, moral, and physical benefits.

`Eid Al-Fitr has a deep significance. Its spirit is marked by distinguished values and virtues:

  • Thanksgiving and expressing gratitude to Allah
  • Experiencing joy and rejoice
  • Receiving the great reward of obeying Allah
  • Maintaining ties of kinship
  • Taking care of the poor and the needy

Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

`Eid Al-Fitr is a day that marks the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadan. It is a festival that signifies the completion of an act of duty and devotion. It teaches us that real happiness results from performing one’s duty and making sacrifices for a noble objective.

We should thank Almighty Allah, for He guided us to fasting in Ramadan, to doing good deeds, and to reciting the Qur’an. We should thank Him, for He is the One Who gave us the money we paid for zakat al-fitr and other charities. Allah says in the Qur’an,

“And (He desires) that you should complete the prescribed period and that you should glorify Allah for having guided you and that you may give thanks.” (Al-Baqarah 2:185)

Joy and Rejoice

`Eid is our joy; it is our feast. The month of Ramadan is a test from Almighty Allah. At the end of the month, we experience a great sense of achievement and closeness to Allah. It is the joy of spiritual fulfillment.

The day of `Eid Al-Fitr is time for celebration. On that day, we should not indulge in insulting or abusing others, as this may detract from the achievements of the month of Ramadan. `Eid Al-Fitr is a day of decent happiness and joy.

Almighty Allah says,

“Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy — therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard.” (Yunus 10:58)

Abu Hurairah reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

Those who fast will have two times at which they will feel happy: When they break their fast, they feel happy for breaking the fast, and when they meet their Lord, they will be happy because of their fast.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

However, in celebrating `Eid Al-Fitr, we should enjoy our time by sticking to what is permissible and avoiding what is unlawful.

Great Reward

The Day of `Eid Al-Fitr is a blessed day for those who have observed their duty toward Allah during their fast in Ramadan. In heavens, `Eid Al-Fitr is called the day of reward.

It is reported in a Prophetic hadith that, on the day of `Eid Al-Fitr, the angels stand on both sides of the roads and proclaim,

O believers, walk toward your Lord, Who is the Most Generous. He favors you with goodness and gives you great reward. He commanded you to pray during the night and fast during the day. Now that you have obeyed Him, come and receive your rewards.“(At-Tabarani)

As the believers finish the `Eid Prayer, the angels say,

Allah has forgiven you. Return to your homes with the best of good and glad tidings. This is the day of reward. This day is called the day of reward in heaven as well.” (At-Tabarani)

Maintaining Ties of Kinship

`Eid Al-Fitr is a day when Muslims become more keen on visiting their relatives and friends. In the process, they exchange greetings and maintain ties of kinship. We should all visit our relatives or at least call them. Muslim brothers and sisters should greet one another by saying “Happy `Eid” or “May Allah accept your good deeds and ours.”

The Prophet said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should maintain good relations with his or her kindred.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Taking Care of the Poor and the Needy

Although Almighty Allah commanded us to take care of the needy, the poor, and the orphans throughout the year, taking care of them during `Eid Al-Fitr and `Eid Al-Adha is given greater emphasis. Allah and His Prophet instructed us to fulfill the needs of the poor and the needy in both `Eids, so that they would not be in need of begging.

This is the spirit of `Eid Al-Fitr, so let’s always keep this spirit among us. Let’s strengthen our bonds with our Creator and with one another. Let’s be more united and more and more committed to righteousness as individuals, families, and communities.

The Prophet is reported to have said, “The one who repents of his or her sins shall be equal to the one who did not sin.” So, seek Allah’s forgiveness and seek His favors and gifts.

Finally, here are some tips that can help us all keep the spirit of `Eid Al-Fitr:

  • Before you finish your i`tikaf (spiritual retreat in the mosque), greet all your brothers and sisters, saying “Happy `Eid” or “May Allah accept your good deeds and ours.”
  • Visit all your relatives and close friends, and call those who are living far away.
  • Take care of your family and your kids, and let them feel the happiness of `Eid.
  • Take part in `Eid celebrations to see your Muslim brothers and sisters.
  • Make du`aa’ for your Muslim brothers and sisters everywhere.
  • Try to celebrate the `Eid through permissible practices and keep away from unlawful ones.

May Allah accept our good deeds and grant us His forgiveness and mercy.

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Taken with slight editorial modifications from onislam.net.

Dr. Wael Shihab holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University and is the Head of the Shari`ah and Fatwa sections at the English website of Onislam.net. You may reach him at this e-mail address: [email protected]

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Prophetic Traditions of Eid

Prophetic Traditions of Eid

By Islamweb.net

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If the Muslim misses the Eid Prayer, he should not make up for it.

The Muslim is obliged to pray certain prayers in congregation: the five daily prayers, the Friday prayer (Salat al-Jumu`ah), the prayers of the two `Eids and during the Hajj. The purpose behind these congregational prayers it is to provide opportunities to a greater number of Muslims to attend larger congregations in an atmosphere of religious piety. Apart from prayer, the sermon is an integral part of this gathering and the prayer.

The `Eid prayer is valid for men, women, children, travelers, residents, people in congregation, and people praying individually. It is also valid if performed in a house, mosque, or a distant place designated for the Salah (prayer).

There are several acts of the Sunnah (traditions of the Prophet (Peace and blessings upon him) associated with the two Eids.

Here we discuss some of them and outline their benefits:

The Muslim must take a bath before the Eid Prayer and wear the best of his clothes. This was the practice of the righteous predecessors. Imam Al-Baghawi said in ‘Sharh us Sunnah’ that, “The Sunnah is to take a bath on the day of `Eid. It is reported that ‘Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) used to take bath on the day of `Eid, and similarly it is reported that Ibn `Umar and Salamah ibn Al-Akwa` (May Allah be pleased with them) used to do so.

He should use the tooth-stick (Miswaak) before going to the `Eid prayer.

He must remove all offensive smells, which might distract or trouble others. It is prohibited for him to attend the Eid prayer if he smells onion or garlic. It is highly recommended for him to apply perfume in order to smell pleasant for the benefit of those who are in close proximity to him during prayer.

It is an act of Sunnah that the Muslim eats some dates in the morning before he goes to the place of the `Eid Prayer. This was the practice of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him).

The Muslim should also hasten to have his breakfast in the morning of `Eid in compliance with the order of Allah The Almighty.

It is an act of Sunnah that women and children go out to attend the `Eid Prayer. However, the menstruating women should avoid the place of prayer, although they can listen to the Khutbah and supplications.

The Muslim goes to the place of the `Eid Prayer on foot and takes one road for going and another road for returning, as the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon) was authentically reported to have done this.

It is preferable for the Muslim to wait in the prayer place to listen to the Khutbah and say Amen to the supplications. The Prophet (Peace and blessings upon him) said regarding the menstruating women that they should be present: “To witness goodness and the Muslims gatherings and supplications.”

There is no voluntary prayer before or after the `Eid Prayer. However, if the Muslim enters the prayer place or the Masjid, he is required to perform Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (two Rak`ahs for greeting the mosque) even if it is at a time in which prayer is prohibited. That is because Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid is one of the prayers that can be performed at the prohibited times.

It is recommended for the Muslim to busy himself with Takbeer till the Imam comes for prayer because Takbeer is the recommended act of worship at that time. The Muslim may recite the Quran or perform voluntary prayers on the condition that it is not a prohibited time. However, saying Takbeer is preferable.

If people do not recognize the day of `Eid except after the sun has reached overhead (in the middle of the sky), they should perform the `Eid Prayer on the next day. If the Muslim joins the Imam in Tashah’hud (the final, seated part of the prayer), he should sit with him and complete two Rak`ahs after him, each starting with Takbeer.

If the Muslim misses the `Eid Prayer, he should not make up for it. This is the preponderant opinion because there is no evidence on making up for it if the Muslim misses it.

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Taken with slight editorial modifications from www.islamweb.net.

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Can a Nation without Religion Survive?

By Harun Yahya

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When material considerations blind even immediate family members to the merits of spiritual values like love, brotherhood, solidarity, self-sacrifice, and loyalty, the existence of an upright nation becomes almost impossible.

A large majority of people wrongly assume that religion is merely a series of rituals. However, apart from rituals, Islam, the true religion, covers every aspect of life and provides a Qur’anic viewpoint and moral values. A sincere believer who is committed to his religion strives to earn mercy, blessings, and salvation from Allah by living the high moral values of the Qur’an every moment of his life. He never deviates from righteousness, sincerity, moderation, respectful and merciful conduct – in brief, good morals. That is why societies practicing the moral values of the Qur’an will enjoy benefits desired by everyone.

For instance, a family living by the moral values of the Qur’an will not face many of the problems experienced in today’s societies. But children in our day often rebel against their parents, fail to discriminate between right and wrong and assume aggressive attitudes. Meanwhile, there are parents who do not feel the necessity to teach their children what is right and good and who do not provide proper guidance. These parents cannot even manage to get along well with each other. There are quarrels and abuse rather than love, respect, understanding, and mercy.

But in a home where family members live by the Qur’an, children obey their parents and even avoid complaining, since Allah commands them not to express irritation (Al-Isra’, 17:23). From early ages, they learn to follow conscience, to discriminate between right and wrong, and to avoid evil. Parents strive to raise their children in accordance with religious values, giving them conscience and a sense of responsibility towards their people and country. Such parents become ideal role models for their children. In brief, love, respect, and solidarity surrounds the family.

The family is the basic unit of the state; a strong family structure strengthens society. Conversely, families with weak structure, bereft of spiritual values, love, respect, solidarity, and loyalty, are a threat to the welfare of a state. Especially in those countries where some evil circles make it their goal to establish a disbelieving society, the process of spiritual corruption is accelerated and moral degeneration reveals itself at all levels. In such societies relationships are established primarily on material benefits.

When material considerations blind even immediate family members to the merits of spiritual values like love, brotherhood, solidarity, self-sacrifice, and loyalty, the existence of an upright nation becomes almost impossible. That is because degeneration not only affects the family but also spreads to the entire society. In schools and among friends, evils such as envy, deception, ridicule, and gossip replace love and respect. The business world, too, is riddled with people with vested interests. Hardly anyone defends the rights of others, seeks justice, or shows mercy and understanding for those who are disadvantaged. In short, living in harmony and peace becomes impossible for the members of such a community.

This is why the responsibility to defeat the religion of irreligion ideologically lies with faithful people. In addition to the destruction of family values and social relationships, other harmful effects of disbelief throughout the land are increasingly evident. Every individual must give serious opposition to disbelief if he declares allegiance to his state and the love of his people.

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Harun Yahya was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers’ mind by presenting the signs of Gods eternal existence to them.

 

 

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Interesting Features of Sea Horses

Interesting Features of Sea Horses

By Harun Yahya

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Sea horses are merely one of the numerous marine species. The creation of such a being is another proof of Allah’s infinite power and endless knowledge.

You may have seen sea horses on television or in books. Their unusual horse-like appearance and their wavering pattern of swimming might have attracted your attention. Did you know that, contrary to what one might suppose, these animals are very small? Sea horses, which are 4 to 30 centimeters (1.5 to 12 inches) in size, generally live among seaweed and other plants close to the shore. The bony armor of the sea horse protects it against dangers. This armor is so tough that it is virtually impossible to crush a dried sea horse using your hands.

The sea horse’s head is at a right angle to its body, something which is not seen in any other fish. Consequently, sea horses swim with their bodies upright and can move their heads up and down. However, they cannot turn their heads to the side. Now let’s think about the problems that other living creatures would suffer if they could not turn their heads to the right or to the left; they would be susceptible to all sorts of physical dangers. However, as a result of their special body features, sea horses do not experience such problems. Each eye of a sea horse can move individually and freely in all directions. That’s how sea horses see around themselves easily although they cannot turn their heads to the side.

The movements of these fish in the water are also worth consideration because they swim by means of a quite unique system. Each sea horse has a number of swim bladders. Making necessary modifications in the amount of the gas filling these bladders, a sea horse can swim upwards and downwards. If these bladders are damaged and even a minor amount of gas is lost, the sea horse sinks deep down in the sea, which means death for it. One point should be noted here: the amount of gas filling the swim bladders has been arranged exactly. Therefore any change could result in the death of the animal.

What this exact arrangement reveals to us is of great importance. If sea horses can survive only with a certain amount of gas in the bladders, then they must have possessed the current features they have today when they too first emerged. In other words, sea horses have not attained their features in time as claimed by evolutionists. They were created together with all their features and characteristics out of nothing and all at once. Like all creatures in the universe, Allah created sea horses complete and perfect.

Sea horses are merely one of the numerous marine species. The creation of such a being is another proof of Allah’s infinite power and endless knowledge.

A Note by the Editor:

Allah the Almighty says in the Ever-Glorious Qur’an what means,

“He [Allah] hath created the heavens without supports that ye can see and hath cast into the earth firm hills so that it quake not with you; and He hath dispersed therein all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the Creation of Allah. Now show me that which those (ye worship) beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrongdoers are in error manifest!” (Luqman 31: 10-11)

And,

“We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice since He is Witness over all things? How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with their Lord? Lo! Is not He surrounding all things?” (Fussilat 41: 53-54)

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Harun Yahya was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers’ mind by presenting the signs of Gods eternal existence to them.

 

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Darwinism and Other Manmade Religions

Darwinism and Other Manmade Religions

By Harun Yahya

It is erroneous to think that this concept has now disappeared into the mists of history and perished along with ancient civilizations.

Darwinism did not begin with the theory established by the amateur observations and investigations of Charles Darwin and other scientists in the 19th century. Its origins go back to much earlier materialist philosophies. Darwinist beliefs were first encountered a few thousand years ago in the polytheistic and materialistic religions of Greece and Sumeria. Therefore, Charles Darwin was not the first person to put forward the idea of evolution; he was an amateur researcher who traced the main outlines of this basic belief, gave form to its doctrines, and later established a theory.

The inscriptions of pagan Sumeria, which deny Allah and assert that living things came to be through an evolutionary process, form the backbone of the religion of Darwinism. When Sumerian inscriptions were examined, they revealed a legend stating that first there was a watery chaos and out of that two gods emerged: Lahmu and Lahamu. According to this belief, the two gods first created themselves, and later as they evolved, brought other material and living things into existence. In other words, life appeared all at once from the lifeless, watery chaos. The evolutionists’ belief that living things first formed from lifeless matter has much in common with the Sumerian belief that the universe developed through an evolutionary process.

When ancient Egyptian religion is examined, the same beliefs are found; “snakes, frogs, worms and mice were said to be created from the mud deposited by the flooding of the Nile.” In other words, denying the existence of a Creator, the Egyptians also believed that living things came out of mud at random. The creation myths of both the Egyptians and Babylonians include the concept of a “primordial sea from which the earth and life arose.”

It is erroneous to think that this concept has now disappeared into the mists of history and perished along with ancient civilizations. Today evolutionists maintain the same idea; they would have the scientific world believe that first there was the sea, the watery chaos, or as they call it, “primeval soup.” According to the theory of evolution, four billion years ago some inanimate chemical elements in the primal earth’s atmosphere necessary for the development of life, such as carbon and phosphorus, by an operation of chance factors came together in water under the right conditions and in the right proportions. In the meantime there were lightning storms and quakes, and the first building block of life, amino acids, came into being. By the same operation these amino acids became proteins, the proteins formed cells, and through the continuation of this chain of random occurrences, human beings finally came to be…

However, the claim that lifeless matter can coalesce to form life has not been verified in any observation or experiment; it is an extra-scientific claim. Every living cell comes into existence from the division of another living cell. No one in the whole world, even in the most advanced laboratory, has succeeded in making a living cell from non-living material, which shows that the first cell was most certainly created with conscious intent.

Hinduism, which has found masses of adherents for itself in southern Asia with its complex rituals and pagan doctrines, is also founded on the belief that all living things emerged from the oceans. This belief is expounded in detail in the Rig Veda and the Atharva Veda scriptures which illustrate Hindu doctrines with stories of legendary characters. Hinduism rejects the idea of a Creator; according to its philosophy, the whole of the universe evolved out of a huge, glob like mass of material substance, “prakriti.” Everything, animate and inanimate, evolved from this primordial substance. At the end of each cosmic period all things are dissolved into their original elements, into prakriti, after which the whole evolutionary process begins again. That is, the universe is reformed from this primal lifeless matter.

One of the greatest impasses in the religion of Darwinism is the question of how living things first came into being. Evolutionists generally prefer to avoid this question because the most concrete answer they can give is no different from that given by religions of centuries ago. During the period in which Darwinism developed, false beliefs about the formation of living things were already prevalent; flies came from sweat, frogs from mud, and ants from sugar.

One of these nonsensical beliefs is that of the “hopeful monster” – the strangest theory in the history of evolution. Due to the fact that the hoped-for transitional fossil forms had not been found, some evolutionists were under a good deal of pressure. So they decided that there was no need for transitional forms because the transition from one species to another had happened suddenly. Consequently, they proposed the theory of the hopeful monster. According to this theory, the formation of living things is no different from the claim that ants came from sugar. The first bird emerged suddenly from a reptile egg; later, in the same way, another bird came by chance from another egg. These two birds came together, and a bird family formed. A similar theory, proposed by Charles Darwin, is that bears who spent much time in water changed into whales in the course of time. However, today’s scientific facts clearly demonstrate how unscientific and deceptive is this claim.

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Harun Yahya was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers mind by presenting the signs of Gods eternal existence to them.

 

 

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Penguins in Their Tuxedos

Penguins in Their Tuxedos

By Harun Yahya

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The penguin colony, which has 400,000 members, displays a perfect example of solidarity by gathering together and sticking close to one another to protect themselves and each other from the polar climate.

Waddling penguins are actually a bird species that can’t fly. They form big colonies. They have been created so perfectly by Allah that they can even survive in a region where the temperature can sometimes be as low as –88 degrees Centigrade (-126F). Think for a moment: we put on our jumpers, socks, gloves, coats etc., in winter. But, penguins need none of these. They do not even wear shoes. However, they can easily walk on ice without slipping. This apart, penguins do not have houses, they simply live on ice. Don’t they ever feel cold? The answer is “No” because Allah has specially created them in a way that they can survive in an icy environment.

The body features of penguins are very different from those of human beings. Shall we have a look at them?

In winter, these cute creatures, that belong to a group of 400,000 members, decide to migrate south from the coast further into the icy cold of Antarctica! This consensus they reach is a great miracle in itself. That penguins understand the approach of winter, that they collectively decide on a destination and time to migrate and their compliance with all these decisions without objections from any of the members can only be explained by Allah’s overall control of them. Otherwise, it would be impossible for thousands of penguins to reach an agreement and migrate to another habitat.

The migratory season is also the mating season for penguins. At this time of the year what a penguin primarily does is choose a mate for itself. The second step is to learn the song of the mate in order not to lose her. In other words, the male penguin has the ability to distinguish a specific sound from all other sounds. Remember that it is only by the Will of Allah that a penguin – a creature bereft of wisdom and intelligence as understood by humans – can choose a mate for himself among four hundred thousand penguins and recognize her voice.

This sensitivity in distinguishing voices also holds true for baby penguins. They can recognize their parents by their voices alone. If there were no such distinction among these animals, who are very much like one another, chaos would be inevitable. The unique order established by Allah for penguins and the features given to them secure an orderly life for penguins.

After mating, the female penguin lays only one egg. The responsibility of the male penguin is to incubate this egg. At a temperature as low as –30 degrees Centigrade (-22 F), he tries to fulfill this responsibility without moving for 65 days. This is indeed a tough time for the male penguin. Because he guards the egg, he has no chance to hunt. The mother penguin, on the other hand, leaves to find food for the coming baby.

Can you imagine waiting for 65 days without eating anything? For a human being, the result would certainly be death. However, penguins make this sacrifice without displaying any impatience or boredom and fulfill the service inspired in them by Allah until they complete it.

After an incubation period of two months, the male penguin loses 1/3 of his weight. In the same case, a human being of 60 kilograms (132 pounds) would lose 20 kilograms (44 pounds). After the egg hatches, the baby penguin spends its first two months between his parent’s feet. This protection is vital for the baby because leaving this warm place for only a couple of minutes would result in death. It is surely Allah Who inspires the parents to protect their baby in this way. In this, we once again witness that Allah is the Protector of all living beings. Furthermore, the penguin colony, which has 400,000 members, displays a perfect example of solidarity by gathering together and sticking close to one another to protect themselves and each other from the polar climate. By such precautions, these animals manage to keep their colony warm because they decrease the heat loss by half. Meanwhile, they take those penguins remaining on the outer edge of the circle one by one into the colony and ensure that they also are warm. Penguins have lived in great harmony for generations and they will continue to maintain this order without even one member raising an objection to it.

 

A Note by the Editor:

Allah the Almighty says in the Ever-Glorious Qur’an what means,

“Say: ‘Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?’ Say: ‘Allah.’ Say: ‘So why have you taken protectors apart from Him who possess no power to help or harm themselves?’ Say: ‘Are the blind and seeing equal? Or are darkness and light the same? Or have they assigned partners to Allah Who create as He creates so that all creating seems the same to them?’ Say: ‘Allah is the Creator of everything. He is the One, the All-Conquering.’” (Al-Ra`d: 16)

And,

“He [Allah] hath created the heavens without supports that ye can see and hath cast into the earth firm hills, so that it quakes not with you; and He hath dispersed therein all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the Creation of Allah. Now show me that which those (ye worship) beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrongdoers are in error manifest!” (Luqman 31: 10-11)

And,

“We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice since He is Witness over all things? How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with their Lord? Lo! Is not He surrounding all things?” (Fussilat 41: 53-54)

 

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Harun Yahya was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers’ mind by presenting the signs of Gods eternal existence to them.

 

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