his book deals with the Muslim world’s need for the establish-ment of an Islamic Union and its importance for world peace in the light of the political, sociological and economic facts. The current situation clearly suggests that Muslims will influence thedevelopments of the twenty-first century in one way or another.However, what really matters here is that this influence must benefit theIslamic world in particular and humanity in general. The first thing thatcomes to mind at this stage is whether the Islamic world can play such a role, given its present condition. No doubt, Muslims have the neces-sary ability and awareness to shoulder this responsibility. Since the eraof the Prophet Mohammed (may God bless him and grant him peace),Muslims led the way in science, reason, thought, art, culture, and civi-lization, and produced many benefits for humanity. Muslims taught theworld science, reasoning, medicine, art, hygiene, and countless other subjects. In order to restart the rise of Islam, powered by the Qur'an'slight and wisdom, present-day Muslims have to acquire guidance basedon the Qur'an's morality and the Prophet's (may God bless him and granthim peace) Sunnah (His example, or way of life). The Islamic world's disunity and fragmentation is an even moreurgent and vital problem that must be resolved. The fact that theMuslims have not been able to create a powerful and active IslamicUnion is a major contributor to many of today's ills. When a strong Islamic Union is formed, such problems will either not arise or will beresolved far quicker than anticipated.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author, who writes under the pen-nameHarun Yahya, was born in Ankara in 1956. Hestudied arts at Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University, and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the1980s, the author has published many books onpolitical, faith-related and scientific issues. Hismain focus has been the refutation of Darwinism and materialism, two modern myths presentedunder a scientific guise. Harun Yahya's books appeal to all kinds of readers, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race,or nationality, for they focus on one objective: to broaden the readers’perspective by encouraging them to think about a number of criticalissues, such as the existence of God and His unity, and to display thedecrepit foundations and perverted works of godless systems.