Its Use of Social Justice and Brotherhood in Communism is a Deception
As we are informed in the narrations of the hadiths, the antichrist that will appear in the End Times will work on in order to spread all kinds of evil, disorder, anarchy and corruption in the world and be the source of all suffering and oppression people encounter. The vastness of the corruption of the antichrist is informed in one hadith:
Since the birth of Adam (as) till the advent of the Judgment Day there is no fitnah (tribulation) much greater than that of antichrist. (Sahih Muslim; Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 225)
Our Prophet (saas) has described in subtle detail the characteristics of the antichrist and how Muslims may protect themselves from this great corruption. One of the main features of the antichrist is its deception of people and pretending as if he is acting for good, whereas he is dragging people into great troubles. As a matter of fact the name of antichrist which is “dajjal” in Arabic comes from the root “dajl” which means “liar, fraud, a seditious and damned person who confuse the minds, hearts, good and bad, the right and the wrong, who hides the real face of something by gilding it, who wanders everywhere."
One hadith reports:
When the dajjal appears, he will bring fire and water with him. But what the people see as fire will be fresh water, and what the people see as water will be burning fire. Whoever lives to see that day, let him be willing to fall into what the people see as fire, as that is fresh, cold water. (Bukhari, Fitan 26, Anbiya 50; Muslim, Fitan 105, (2935); Abu Dawud, Al-Malahim 14, (4315))
According to the information reported in the hadith, antichrist will inculcate people as if they are acting righteously but in reality will lead them to “fire” in other words fights, conflicts, war and shedding blood. He will appear as the false messiah and will employ virtues such as equity, social justice, love and brotherhood as to his own mind and will lie by saying that he is calling people to salvation but in effect he will pull them all into trouble. As a matter of fact, ideologies of the 20th century that see conflict as the main principle of advancement and oppress the weak and the aggrieved, regard people to be machines that may be exploited. These ideologies present wars, terror, anarchy and bloody revolutions as the only solution to people by letting them into great afflictions and right down to the fire of the antichrist. Communism is the leading one among these. Communism is an ideology that washed the 20th century with blood. Communist dictators like Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot have murdered a total of 120 million people without a blink of their eyes. The majority of these communities were civilians who were their own people. Tens of millions of men, women, elderly, children or babies lost their lives due to this rigid, oppressive and brutal ideology.
Communism is a manifestation of the system of the antichrist and by telling lies that human beings are products of blind coincidences or deceiving people with fallacy of Darwinism and making empty promises of bringing social justice and through denial of the explicit fact of Allah’s existence and rejection of all moral values like family and morality, it has presented falsehood like the truth and the truth like falsehood and this way deceived people. Communist ideology attracted millions through claims like protecting the poor, advocating rights of the oppressed or maintaining socil justice but in practice it has executed the contrary by;
In this way communism demonstrated that it is in fact an extremely heartless, ruthless and bloody ideology.
Another hadith relates that notions which antichrist suggests as good to people do in fact cause misery and detriments on people:
Definitely it is his fitnah (corruption) that he will also have (two rivers he names) paradise and hell with him. Though his hell will be paradise, and his paradise will be hell... (Ibn-Majah, 4075, 4076; Tirmidhi, Fitan: 59, no 2240, 4/510)
However, since the majority of people do not evaluate events according to the morals of the Qur’an or the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas), they have imagined that communism would bring welfare, freedom and comfort to them and therefore they have adhered to this deviant ideology. Once they encountered the climate of oppression resulting with the execution of communism, they realized this was a great mistake. For that reason our Prophet (saas) warned people and informed they should act knowing that what antichrist presents as wrong is actually what is right.
One of the hadiths report that although some people will know that antichrist is a disbeliever and will bring only affliction to them, they will be deceived by worldly interests he offers and stay under his unfluence:
Some people will converse with the dajjal. And they will say: “We know that he is an unbeliever; we are his friends so that we can eat his food and benefit from his tree.” When the chastisement of Allah comes, it will come to the dajjal and all of them. (Nuaym ibn Hammad; Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 231)
In fact history is filled with examples of the great disasters and sufferings experienced when communism was put to practice. Communism claimed so-to-say a good purpose by using some concepts that the system of the Mahdi advocates or moral virtues of religion requires, yet on the contrary it caused perishing of millions of lives due to its brutal and ruthless implementations. Therefore, all societies should definitely be aware and alert in the face of this plot of antichrist which is that communism tries to deceive people by pretended use of religion or its moral values. In this respect it is highly crucial that the main system which communism promotes or in other words its real face that sheds blood should be disclosed, while at the same time, it must be explained that the system of Mahdi based on morals of religion is exactly the opposite of this divert ideology:
1. Communism makes a claim for social justice and brotherhood of people, but in reality it is an ideology that exploits people and causes conflict among societies.
Communism attracts masses with pretense arguments of saving people, yet in effect this ideology denies that human beings are entities with souls so it regards them to be a type of machinery or an animal kind. Therefore it is impossible for communism to establish an order which is based on happiness, tranquility, comfort and security of people. Communism disintegrates people into classes and is bigoted to argue that each class has to possess a specific conduct, character and worldview. This way it sees collision or in other words battles and anarchy legitimate in between these classes. Human beings are not worthy in the communist system because of its prevalent logic which is, “There is already enough in the herd, nothing will happen if one is lost.” The ones who are incapable of working or handicapped are thrown out of the herd and left to die a death. Those ones are considered to be morbid and harmful. They aspire no feelings of forgiving, compassion or loyalty. The morality, intentions or state of mind of a person are never taken into account. This crooked mentality views life as a struggle for survival and sees no harm in eliminating the weak and in fact it considers this a necessity. Not possessing the altruism seen even in even, everyone first puts himself in the fore and that is why society cannot progress. Since people are far from feelings of compassion, having a society full of peace and comfort is not possible. In communist order people are only regarded to be animals that work to produce. Villagers are especially subjected to hatred and humiliation. Marx described peasants as “potato sacks”, and Lenin along with Stalin deliberately condemned millions of them to famine and eventually to death. According to them peasants meant herds of animals that produced crops, cotton, etc. and in the end taking away their products (collectivization) was considered as rightful and reasonable as if like collecting the honey that bees produce.
Therefore in societies where communism was put to practice, there existed no social justice as claimed and on the contrary an extreme case of injustice was put in effect where only governmental groups exploited others with all their might and this way prospered. In such communist systems which drive different ethnic groups out of their homelands into exile and force them to work in the most primitive conditions in labor camps, and that perceive all kinds of conflict as the so called requirement for progress, it is not possible to talk about “brotherhood” at all.
2. The system of the Mahdi is an order where “not even a nose of one person bleeds” while communism is an ideology that sheds blood.
Communist leaders have advised their proponents to cause terror and anarchy, to shed people’s blood and to slaughter the innocent as the means of their indispensable weaponry. Lenin who was one of the foremost leaders of communism advised the method of violence to his followers as follows:
To murder the police, soldiers, governmental officials and set state institutions on fire…Take away money from treasures of state… Revolutionary communist forces must emerge as invincible armed forces by killing people, bombing them, blowing up buildings, spreading fear and this way establishing the communist dictatorship over the society are the most important elements for our coming to power. (Vladimir Lenin, On Theoretical and Practical Terror, Homizuri G.P., Moscow, 2005)
Lenin declared that the Communist Party would shed as much blood as possible even 11 years before the Bolshevik Revolution in 1906 in the Proletari magazine:
The state of affairs we are interested in is armed struggle; this struggle is led by individuals and also smaller groups. While one division belongs to revolutionary organizations, others (in certain parts of Russia, the majority) are not linked up with any revolutionary organization. Armed struggle is aimed at two different purposes that definitely need to be separated; firstly, this struggle targets assassinations against individuals, leaders and officials in the army and police forces, secondly it seizes the sources of funds that belong to both the government and private persons… (Vladimir I. Lenin, 30 September 1906, Proletari, Nr. 5)
This terror and bloodshed Lenin promoted were put into practice in various countries all over the world by communists and extended by infamous psychopath communist leaders such as Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh to cause the destruction of millions of lives. As to the calculations of historians throughout the 20th century 120 million people were killed only because of this ideology. These people were not soldiers that died in front lines during a war but they were civilians that communist states killed within their own societies. 100 million men, women, elderly, children and infants lost their lives only because of this coldhearted, brutal and ruthless ideology. Furthermore, there are tens of millions of others who were deprived of their essential rights and liberties, who were forced to exile and systematically encountered with famine, and were imprisoned and exploited like slaves in labor camps. Millions of people at the same time became targets or were in fear of becoming targets of communist guerilla groups and shootings by terrorist organizations.
The system of the Mahdi is based on peace, love for others, compassion and mercy. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will dominate the world with morals of the Qur’an through no wars, but with love and preaching the name of Allah. The prevalence of morals of religion through peace and love is one of the most significant characteristics of Hazrat Mahdi (as). It is reported in one of the hadiths of our Prophet (saas):
People will seek refuge in Hazrat Mahdi (as) as honey bees cluster around their sovereign. He will fill the world that was once full of cruelty, with justice. His justice will be as such that HE WILL NOT WAKE A SLEEPING PERSON OR EVEN SHED ONE DROP OF BLOOD. The earth will return to the age of happiness. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 29)
[Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will follow the way of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). HE WILL NOT WAKE UP A SLEEPING PERSON OR SHED BLOOD. (Al-Barzanji, Al-Isha'ah li-ashrat al-sa'ah, p. 163)
LIKE THE CUP FILLS WITH WATER, SO WILL EARTH FILL WITH PEACE. There will be no enmity left between any people. All hostility, fighting, and envy will disappear. (Sahih Muslim, 1/136)
3. Communism is an atheist, irreligious ideology. Hazrat Mahdi (as) is a holy person who has deep love of Allah and faith will dominate the earth through him.
Communism accepts matter as the only being and attempts to explain the history of humanity with material factors and is irrationally in denial of the explicit existence of Allah. It advocates the lie that human beings are the products of blind coincidences and is a materialist and Darwinist ideology. Marx examined Darwin’s The Origin of Species published in 1859 and saw that this book was a great basis for his own theory. In his 19 December 1860 dated letter to Engels, he commented for Darwin’s books with the words, “…this is the book that contains the natural-history foundation of our view point.” In his letter to Lasalle dated 16 January 1861, he wrote: “Darwin’s work is most important and suits my purpose in that it provides a basis in natural science for the historical class struggle.” Marx, showed his great sympathy towards Darwin by dedicating his voluminous work Das Kapital to Darwin. In the German edition of his book that he sent Darwin, Marx wrote with his own hand, "To Charles Darwin from a true admirer, from Karl Marx."
Engels also presented his admiration of Darwin with the following words: “Nature works dialectically and not metaphysically. In this connection, Darwin must be named before all others." Engels praised Darwin just as equally as Marx and said, “Just as Darwin discovered the law of evolution in organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history.”Leon Trotsky who, together with Lenin, was one of the architects of the Russian Communist Revolution, described the discovery of Darwin was “the highest triumph of the dialectic (dialectic materialism) in the whole field of organic matter.”
Yet, the system of the Mahdi is the means to bring true peace and happiness based on its foundation of faith in Allah, love of Allah and the beauties of the morals of religion. Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be instrumental in the domination of belief in Allah and moral values of the Qur’an throughout the world in the 14th Hijri century we are in. The glad tidings of the world rule of Islamic morals during the period of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is reported in the hadiths as below:
... This is narrated from the Prophet (saas): “Four people became kings on earth. Two are believers, two are unbelievers. The believers are Dhu'l-Qarnayn (as) and the Prophet Solomon (as); the unbelievers are Nimrod and Bukhtu-n Nasr (Nebuchadnezzar). One from the people of my house (Hazrat Mahdi (as)) will come as the fifth, and he will be king on earth.” (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman,p. 10)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will rule earth, just like Dhu'l-Qarnayn (as) and the Prophet Solomon (as).(Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 29)
Just as our Prophet upheld Islam at the beginning, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will uphold Islam at the end. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 27)
4. System of the Mahdi advocates moral virtues and this way will dominate the world with superior morals, while on the contrary communism denies all moral values.
Eliminating faith in Allah as well as all kinds of religious and moral values from societies and this way producing masses which perceive themselves as “animal herds without souls” are the basic principles of communism. They assume it will easily be possible for them to manipulate those massess and secure their power so that they may set ground for all kinds of immorality and oppression. The extreme practice of communist ideology has been to “turn people into animals” to the extent possible, to chain them like brutal animals, and to “tame” them through fear and pain and even to slaughter them when required. Society this way consists of people of a single type just like animals in a herd. Clothes, cars and houses are typically the same. Monotony dominates the entire community. Sportsmen, artists, academicians and laborers possess the same model of a single way of living. Houses are built with the mentality of an animal shelter and clothing as a “fur to protect from cold.” Aesthetics is totally out of the question. Furthermore, fear of Allah has been replaced with various “fear centers.” For instance the KGB (and before it secret services like Cheka and NKVD) operated as institutions for instilling dreadful terror in society. The idea that these institutions “see and know everything” dominated all people. Such organizations form an elimination system based on “laws of nature” and they may send millions to death without jurisdiction or right of defense. Since fear of Allah is systematically removed, people may only keep down their rage as long as they are afraid of this system. They get involved in all kinds of illegal affairs if the system is not observant or does not punish. Robbery, corruption and malversation are exorbitant. People have no one to adhere to spiritually or to trust in. Darwinist and communist state continually oppresses the individual and others in the society are seen as potential enemies who may confiscate what one has in his hand. People believe they will be annihilated after death, so they perceive a brutal way of life. They consider everyone as enemies and competitors in their struggle for survival, so they regard others’ acts to be against themselves and hold grudge. There is no concept of progress as a whole, therefore they try to rise by stepping on another. Due to treachery among all, they cannot establish friendships and everyone is condemned to live alone.
However, the system of the Mahdi on the contrary brings a climate based on morality of religion which fulfills true requirements of the human soul like love, sacrifice, loyalty, compassion and cooperation that will be the means for attaining true peace and joy. For that reason the period of the domination of morals of Islam by means of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is named to be the Golden Age. In this delightful term people will attain unseen richness and abundance, plentitude and tranquility along with enjoyment, and they will experience true love to the deepest extent. They will be one another’s sincere friends, nobody will encounter disloyalty or unfaithfulness in another, also aesthetics and arts will exist in their most beautiful form, and people will no more be in poverty, need or deprivation. Nobody will come across injustice so that justice will be manifest thoroughly. All wars and conflicts will end and peace will prevail. In the hadiths, these delighful glories realized by means of Hazrat Mahdi (as) are given as glad tidings:
The most auspicious of the community of Muhammad and your protector who will do away with your troubles… is Hazrat Mahdi (as). (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 57)
Allah will put an end to blind corruption by means of him (Hazrat Mahdi (as)). Everywhere will be made safe… (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 58)
...It is narrated from Jabir ibn Abdullah that Rasulullah (saas) said: A successor will come at the end of my Ummah, and will give goods away without counting, by the handful. (Sahih Muslim 11/351)
It is narrated from Abu Said al-Hudri that Rasulullah (saas) said: “The Mahdi is in my Ummah. A man will come to him and say, ‘O Mahdi! Give unto me!’ And the Mahdi will fill his garment with all he can carry.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi, 4/93)
Abdullah ibn Masud narrated from the Messenger of Allah: “This (Amr) [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will fill earth with justice just as people previously filled it with cruelty. (Sunan Ibn Majah, 10/348)
There will be such an abundance of justice in the Hazrat Mahdi (as)’s time that just as all the goods taken away by force will be returned to their owners; furthermore, some other person’s thing, even if it rests within one’s teeth, will be given back to its owner. . . . Security will pervade all the earth, and even a few ladies will be able to fulfill their hajj without the company of men. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 23)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) ... will fill the earth with justice when it was formerly full of oppression. In the time of his succession the dwellers in the earth and sky, and even the birds in the air, will be delighted with him. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az- Zaman, p. 24)
The blessings that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be instrumental in are so abundant and delightful that older people living in that period will wish to be young. This is reported in the hadiths:
The younger ones wish they were grown-ups, while the adults wish they were younger... The good become even more good, and even the wicked ones are treated well. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir az-Zaman, p. 17)
In his [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] time the good become even better, and even the wicked ones are treated well. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 17)
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5. The system of the Mahdi takes a stand for family, state and morals of religion while communism is an enemy of all these sacred values.
In communist societies, family which is the most fundamental unit of society is deteriorated. There is no marriage in real terms but only mating and reproduction. Marriage is not intended for living by moral virtues but only for the continuation of generations. The child is not taken care of by the family but by the state that they name as the “herd.” This child is considered to be a new force to fight and protect the herd so he is trained that way. Mother turns out to be wild because she hates her house and conditions of living and this is reflected to the child. Children become assaultive and negative because they are deprived of love from family. Fights are dominant in the house rather than love and respect. Child has no one to trust. Prostitution is widely spread in these societies where concepts like marriage, loyalty and chastity are not prevaling and only mentality is for reproduction. Such a way of living is inevitable in societies which have no faith in Allah. Because in these communities people are not found worthy based on their being created by Allah and possessing souls. People view each other like more advanced animals that will be annihilated with death. For that reason peace, security, solidarity and brotherhood are not experieced in society. Everyone is after their own interests and aim at seeking a profit for their own lives. Nobody thinks of others’ health, comfort or tranquility. People are not worried of any harms that may fall on others, besides they do not endeavor to prevent any. In the same way it is hard to find just governors who strive for the benefit of the etire society in irreligious societies. Each and every individual works to seek the greatest interest that he may attain for his self in current circumstances.
Whereas, the morals of the Qur’an give people an understanding where they find one another valuable as servants of Allah. They do not look after their interests for doing good, on the contrary they always realize good deeds and strive for the best in goodness in order to gain pleasure of Allah. They are well aware of the verse in the Qur’an, “… if one exhorts to a deed of charity or justice or conciliation between men… To him who does this, seeking the good pleasure of Allah, We shall soon give a reward of the highest (value).” (Surah An-Nisa’, 114), so they are always in conduct of good deeds. In doing this, they do not expect any return from people but only expect the good pleasure of Allah. At the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), moral virtues of the Qur’an will be fulfilled completely, worth and significance of the family and moral values will be comprehended properly and all individuals will possess superior morals and become obedient to state and benignant to their nations.
Result: Running Away From Intellectual Struggle Against The System of Antichrist Means Admitting Defeat At The Start
The hadiths and reports of scholars of Islam put forward that the current period we are in is when the Prophet Jesus (as) will return to earth, when Hazrat Mahdi (as) will serve his mission and therefore when the corruption of antichrist will be to its furthest extent and vehemence. One of the mostly praised preparations that Muslims who await to see the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) with great fervor and who aspire to be the followers and companions of these sacred individuals may carry out for receiving them is to wage an intellectual strugge against the system of antichrist. While this corruption of antichrist inflicts the entire world and innocent Muslims are oppressed intensely with its rigor and this causes pain and tears, keeping still in ignorance like nothing happens or zipping one’s lips in quietude would mean to admit intellectual defeat.
When something wrong or not lawful according to Qur’an occurs, a sincere Muslim cannot stay unresponsive. A Muslim would undertake the most intelligent, moderate and wise steps through intellectual struggle for correcting and amending these conditions. Any other conduct contrary to this would result in a miscomprehension by the antichrist and its followers as if they are paramount or indefeatable. Moreover, people whose faith is weak or who do not possess adequate knowledge would be caught up in a wrong way of thinking that antichrist may not be overcome or that conceit is predominant or superior which would cause antichrist to attract more followers. That would give way to an immense spread of this corruption and commotion and incapacity of its prevention. However, Allah commands Muslims in the Qur’an, “And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression.” (Surah Al-Baqara, 193)
Intellectual struggle against the system of antichrist is a religious obligation for Muslims just like prayers (salat), fasting and hajj. All Muslims should be well aware of this responsibility and take their part with all their means in this struggle as the forerunners of Hazrat Mahdi (as). By Allah’s leave, this century we are in is a very sacred period in history when falsehood will totally perish and Truth will prevail and morals of Islam will dominate the entire world where all people will live in peace, love, brotherhood and friendship. Allah has promised that Islam will have dominion over the earth and insha’Allah this promise will be grantd in this century:
Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion - the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: 'They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me.'If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked. (Surah an-Nur, 55)
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