ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author, who writes under the pen-name HarunYahya, was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied artsat Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University, andphilosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s,the author has published many books on political,faith-related and scientific issues. Greatlyappreciated all around the world, these works havebeen instrumental in helping many to return their faith in Allah,and, in many others, to gain a deeper insight into their faith.Harun Yahya's books appeal to all kinds of readers, regardless oftheir age, race, or nationality, for they focus on one objective: tobroaden the reader's perspective by encouraging him or her tothink about a number of critical issues, such as the existence ofAllah and His unity, and to live by the values He prescribed forthem.
oday a great many people are resistant even to readingthe Qur’an, though they do not know what it contains.Because of ingrained prejudices, and without knowingwhat kind of life to which Allah invites them, a majority ofpeople shy away from the Qur’an. The purpose of writing this book is to alert people about thisprejudiced viewpoint which will ultimately cause them tosuffer great losses in this world and in the next. It is to inviteeverybody, whether or not they are believers, to read the Qur’anand consider the verses of Allah with an open heart and mind,as all pious believers have done before them, cleansed of allprejudices, rote "knowledge" and fixed ideas. This reminder isalso of benefit to Muslims who say they believe in the Qur’anbut who are not guided by its instructions. Hopefully,complying with this call, which has been constantly repeatedthroughout history by true believers, will be a way for thesalvation of those who seek to win the good pleasure of Allahand lead a beautiful life in this world.