news of previous peoples is certainly one of the matters people ought
to contemplate. In history, many societies have been wiped off of the
face of the earth because of their denial and perversions. God tells us
that these cases of destruction should be a warning for succeeding generations.
there are examples in the stories of past communities for people endowed
with understanding. Having perished because of their rebellion against
God and their rejection of His commands, those communities reveal to us
how weak and impotent mankind is with respect to God. Here are the true
stories of these societies…
of them were destroyed—some by a volcanic eruption, some by a disastrous
flood, and some by a sand storm... Nearly all the incidents of destruction
related by God have become "observable" and "identifiable"
thanks to the current archive studies and archaeological finds. In this
study, the traces of some of the cases of destruction are dealt with.
sent none before you but men inspired with revelation from among the people
of the cities. Have they not travelled in the land and seen the final
fate of those before them? The abode of the hereafter is better for those
who guard against evil. So will you not use your intellect? (The Koran:
Nations examines these examples in a chronological order and in light
of archaeological discoveries. Perished Nations is available
in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, German, Dutch, Albanian, Arabic,
Malay and Indonesian.
on Harun Yahya:
leading Muslim intellectual from Turkey, Harun Yahya is the author of
many books concerning the world of Islam such as the relationship of science
and Islam, interfaith dialogue, and the importance of unity among believers
of all faiths. Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership from all nations,
languages and religions, and many of his books have been translated into
more than 40 languages. His works have also been received with interest
by Western scientific circles, and some of his scientific texts have been
reviewed in various scientific journals as the most important expositions
of Islamic creationism. These journals include The New Scientist,
Science, NCSE (National Center for Science Education) Reports, and