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Author Archive: Harun Yahya

Is the person who communicates the religion responsible for someone’s decision to believe or not to believe?

No, because each person is responsible only for himself or herself. The believers are responsible only for conveying the message to others in the best way and to call them to believe in Allah....

What does “being mighty against the unbelievers” mean?

Allah commands the believers to conduct themselves according to the Qur’an’s morals and, no matter what happens or how they are treated, always to be resolute in this respect. On the...

How should we love Allah?

Love for Allah, a very deep-rooted affection, is a combination of various emotions. This love contains a feeling of submission to our Creator, Who is the Lord of infinite might, a strong trust in His...

How does the Qur’an explain that unbelievers are also under Allah’s control?

All beings in the universe, whether living or nonliving, are under Allah’s absolute control. Whether they are aware of it or not, the unbelievers are under His control at every instant of their...

Is saying “I am a Muslim” sufficient to be considered one of the faithful?

No, because people are considered believers only if they verbally affirm their belief and then live according to it and call others to follow Allah’s commands. According to the Qur’an,...

How does the Qur’an define wrongdoing?

The Qur’an classifies those people who refuse to worship Allah, despite being reminded by His signs, as “those who do wrong,” as follows: Among the most significant signs of the...

Who is responsible for spreading the message of religion?

Enjoining right and forbidding wrong is everyone’s responsibility, anybody who knows the truth is obliged to convey it to others. For that reason, conveying the message of religion and inviting...

How should one behave toward one’s parents?

Allah commands people to show kindness to their parents. Speaking kind words, showing affection and respect, and being compassionate to one’s parents is a requirement of the...

What about being persistent in Allah’s worship?

In the verse “He is Lord of the heavens and Earth and everything in between them, so worship Him and persevere in His worship. Do you know of any other with His Name?” (Surah Maryam,...

Who are the people “with sickness in their hearts”?

This phrase is used in the Qur’an to designate those people whose faith is weak and who lack sincerity toward Allah, religion, and the believers. Their sickness is not physical; rather, it is...