The antichrist, described in the hadiths of our Prophet (saas) and in Christianity as appearing in the final age of the world, is at work at this very moment. According to the hadiths and to some sections of the Bible, the system of the antichrist will assume dominion over the whole world and will attract followers by depicting itself as religious, though it will in fact inflict cruelty and destruction on the world, and has deceived millions of people with its misleading external appearance.
This system of the antichrist is atheist Freemasonry. All the descriptions of atheist Freemasonry and atheist Mason’s current influence on the world are in full agreement with the descriptions of the antichrist in the hadiths and the Bible. One of the main attributes of the antichrist revealed in the hadiths is that he is a complete denier, and that despite his being engaged in a struggle against Allah he has deceived some people by claiming to act in His name. Atheist Masons, too, employ such concepts, which sound pleasant to most people, as “human love, tolerance, universal brotherhood and the path of reason and science” in describing themselves. They go even further in their rituals of admission, swearing by placing their hands on the Holy books, thus trying to give the impression of being religious. The fact is, however, that the most fundamental feature of atheist Freemasonry is that it is totally opposed to religious moral values and rests on a foundation of irreligion.
The philosophy known as “humanism” that represents the basis of atheist Freemasonry expects that people will attach importance to and love themselves and one another, rather than Allah. Of course, every human being is of value as a manifestation of Allah, and from that point of view will love and value everyone else, but the concept that superstitious humanist philosophy indoctrinates people with as humanity and love has absolutely nothing to do with true love and humanity. That is because at the basis of humanism lies in a denial of Allah’s manifest existence. It leads people to denial and encourages the heresy that man is supposedly the creator and a deity. (Surely Allah is beyond that.) The Social Protocol of the Grand Orient, published by the Turkish Masonic lodges in 1923, refers to this heretical philosophy as follows:
“We will no longer recognize Allah as the purpose of life. We have created a purpose. That purpose is mankind, not Allah.” (Surely Allah is beyond that.)
The Turkish Masonic journal Mimar Sinan describes Freemasonry’s heretical view of belief in Allah in these terms:
“Therefore, if we examine our temple and if we examine ourselves, we go to the ‘Great Architect of the Universe.’ And we see that the Great Architect of the universe is within ourselves.” (Mimar Sinan, Year 25, No. 27-28, p. 40)
The main reason why atheist Freemasonry pretends to be religious, despite being a heretical system that denies Allah, is in order to deceive people, give the impression of having spiritual aims and convince people of the lie that it will spread love and tolerance in society. This method is an exact attribute of the antichrist described in the hadiths and the Bible.
This property of the antichrist is described in the Bible as follows:
Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) (Surely Allah is beyond that.)
This feature of the antichrist, of the present-day atheist Masonic system in other words, is described in the same way in the hadiths, wherein it is stated that the antichrist will deify himself (surely Allah is beyond that) and appear as a false deity:
“When he [the antichrist] says ‘I am the Lord of the worlds...’.” (Surely Allah is beyond that.) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ahSigns, p. 218)
“He [the antichrist] will say, ‘Go now, and tell people that I am their Lord; tell them of my paradise and hell’... He is your Lord, and has come to rule among you, and he has paradise and hell...” (Surely Allah is beyond that.) (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 218)
The system of the antichrist, atheist Freemasonry in other words, that has assumed dominion over the world in order to deceive and lead people to destruction, and set believers against one another, makes misleading suggestions to Christians in order to conceal its true purpose. It tells Christians the lie that “I am not the antichrist. The antichrist is Muslims and Jews.” This stratagem has paid off in some places. Atheist Freemasonry has deceived some Christians with this technique and has attempted to set believers against one another. The antichrist has also employed the same technique against Muslims, deceiving some of them by depicting Christians and Jews as their enemies.
By seeking to deceive the members of the three faiths, the antichrist intends to find easy scope for his activity and to find it easier to lead people to cruelty and heresy. Indeed, through certain circles under his influence, it has been carrying out that task for many years. Atheist Freemasonry employs a deceptive tactic, rather like a burglar caught red-handed by the police telling them the owner of the house is actually the thief. As the police turn their attention to the wrong person, the burglar escapes and continues stealing. That is the vile ruse that atheist Freemasonry is employing today. By claiming that it is not the antichrist, it is able to persist in its destructive, damaging and bloody activities. Moreover, the great mass of people are unaware of this stratagem, which has spread right across the world.
It is therefore of great importance for this stratagem to be thwarted at once. As descendants of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), all believers must engage in a determined intellectual struggle against atheist Freemasonry, the worst antichrist of the present age. Whatever their faith, all sincere believers in the one Allah must unite, thwart this vile ruse of the antichrist and demolish this ideological system. The most correct thing to do in this blessed age when we are awaiting the coming of Hazrat Mahdi and the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon them both), is to be on our guard against satan’s deceptive snares and to put an end to the oppressive system that atheist Freemasonry has installed against mankind all over the world. By Allah’s leave and as a requirement of His promise, true believers will attain salvation and will overcome the antichrist. In one verse of the Qur’an our Lord reveals:
As for those who make Allah their friend, and His Messenger and those who believe: it is the party of Allah who are victorious! (Surat al-Ma’ida, 56)