Up to this point, we have seen that satanism rejects every kind of religious and moral value and is completely hostile to everything reminiscent of Divinely inspired religions. It aims to oppose every good quality elucidated by religious morality and to do the exact opposite. Satanism perversely teaches that to do these things is to serve satan.
Satanists are totally opposed to the love, compassion, righteousness and honesty that are the basis of Divinely revealed religions such as Islam, Christianity and Judaism; and they reject the strictures of these religions that forbid lying, stealing, murder and doing harm to others. Satanism regards it as a sign of superiority to commit every act that revealed religions call a sin; for this reason, it urges its members to commit these same acts.
. . . And do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He truly is an outright enemy to you. He only commands you to do evil and indecent acts and to say about Allah what you do not know. (Surat al-Baqara, 168-169)
According to this perverse doctrine, there is no limit to evil. People should give free rein to their every feeling of resentment, anger and revenge.
In the Qur’an, the situation of those who follow satan is described in these words:
. . . Satan caught up with him. He was one of those lured into error. (Surat al-A‘raf, 175)
As a result of their attachment to satan, these people become slaves to their own lower selves, and their lives become filled with greed and every kind of excess. Such individuals who enter a relationship with satan are described in the Qur’an:
Shall I tell you upon whom the satans descend? They descend on every evil liar. They give them a hearing and most of them are liars. (Surat ash-Shu‘ara’, 221-223)
Those who habitually obey satan and live according to his morality regard Hell as a kind of ideal model for life. The places where they live are dark and dingy; their aesthetic taste is based on scenes of violence and bloodshed that suggests to them the same violence and horrors of Hell. They long for a society in which the people of Hell can live according to this same morality. In a society where satanist morality is practiced, no one will truly love any other. No one can trust anyone else. There will be anxiety and horrors in all aspects of life; betrayal and disloyalty will be rife. There will be widespread prostitution, thievery, murder, torture, slaughter and countless other crimes; and citizens will be overwhelmed by unhappiness and despair.
Here we come to another major satanist error: Their expressions of a longing for Hell comes from the fact that they do not know what Hell is actually like. Nor can they fully imagine it in their minds. In the Qur’an, Allah describes in detail what a terrifying and horrible place it is—so much so that those who have seen it, or heard its roar even from a distance, beg and plead to be protected from it.
Those who have tasted its pangs, beg our Lord to take them out of it. They swear that, if they are given the opportunity, they will never again commit the crimes they committed on Earth. But on that day, regrets will be too late:
Satanists say that they want to be in Hell just because they do not think deeply enough how dreadful a place it is.
When it [the Blaze] sees them coming from a long way off, they will hear it seething and rasping. When they are flung into a narrow place in it, shackled together in chains, they will cry out there for destruction. “Do not cry out today for just one destruction, cry out for many destructions!” (Surat al-Furqan, 12-14)
If only you could see when they are standing before the Fire and saying, “Oh! If only we could be sent back again, we would not deny the signs of our Lord and we would be among the believers.” (Surat al-An‘am, 27)
So, how can anyone believe that this kind of life is the ideal? The answer to this question contains the satanist attitude toward life:
You who believe! Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. Anyone who follows in satan’s footsteps should know that he commands indecency and wrongdoing. Were it not for Allah’s favor to you and His mercy, not one of you would ever have been purified. But Allah purifies whoever He wills. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Surat an-Nur, 21)
Do you not see that We send the satans against those who disbelieve to goad them on? (Surah Maryam, 83)
He informs us that the satans always goad those who are remote from the remembrance of Allah. The founder of modern satanism, Anton LaVey, wrote The Satanic Bible which contains the basic principles of satanism. In his book, he urges his followers to practice in their lives all the evil their hearts desire and to spread it. In an interview, LaVey said: “I feel laws are, obviously, made to be broken . . . I see nothing wrong with robbing somebody on the street.”36These words are perfectly explicable in terms of the ideas of Social Darwinism considered in the first chapter of this book. Satanism is a materialist, Darwinist doctrine and therefore, it cannot be denied that it embodies violence in its very nature. According to this absurd belief, human beings should give limitless expression to the violence that is their “nature.” It is unnatural—against human nature—to try to restrain these violent impulses; in fact, it is impossible to prevent them. For this reason, satanism is the enemy of human beings and society; it brings about chaos and eventually, a violent collapse.
Satan always leads people into evil and rebellion. For this reason, those who fall under his influence are problematic, problem-causing individuals who obey no rules.
And, contrary to what satanists claim, the natural world is not in constant conflict. Living creatures are capable of extraordinary self-sacrifice to protect their young or defend their communities. But satanists and Darwinists ignore this for the most part. Satanists are totally wrong in representing conflict as inevitable. Human beings and communities do not survive by conflict, but through cooperation and acting together. Conflict and violence typically mean the end of a society.
In LaVey’s view, society is a herd of animals in which there must not be any law and order. LaVey envisions society as divided into two classes: the hunters and the hunted; every social relationship will be determined by the idea of predator or prey, just as it is in a savage arena.
One of greatest errors of satanists is to think that virtues such as love, compassion, mercy and self-sacrifice are actually weaknesses. The fact that these virtues make people consider religious morality makes satanists very uncomfortable. In fact, Allah has created the human spirit to take pleasure in these virtues.
How will order be kept in a society that recognizes no rules? That question shows another aspect of the savage face of satanism. The leader of a satanist clan in Turkey gives his opinion on this matter:
Actually, satanists’ hostility to rules and laws is not logical, because a society lacking rules and regulations will not be to their advantage. In order to ensure a society’s continued existence, the necessary contentment and stability can be obtained only by the enforcement of laws made by the state. Religious morality requires obedience to the state. In the kind of society advocated by satanists, where people commit merciless crimes against others, satanists will themselves become the hunted.
History is full of such examples. All those who advocate terror and bloodshed end up being targets of it themselves. The Jacobins sent tens of thousands of individuals to the guillotine during the French Revolution, and all of their leaders eventually lost their heads as well. Likewise, satanists who defend such illogical views are fanning the flames of their own ruin and that of the world as well.
5. Arrogance and pride are two qualities fostered by satanism that all its members must possess. For this reason, satanists regard anyone who does not share their views as being naive and lacking in intelligence. However, they view themselves as intelligent, logical, shrewd and capable. But as revealed in the Qur’an, they will never be able to satisfy their passion for grandeur, for they:
. . . have nothing in their breasts except for pride which they will never be able to vindicate. (Surah Ghafir, 56)
Those who think that, by associating themselves with such a seemingly movement, they will be grand and important are already doomed to be contemptible. And those who seek honor and respect in this absurdly deviant doctrine are very much in error. True honor and respect come only from Allah’s Presence.
Those who do enjoy this honor and respect are believers who submit themselves to Allah with sincere hearts; knowing that salvation comes only by faith; and are determined to lead every moment of their lives with moral rectitude. In the Qur’an, Allah announces these glad tidings to those who have faith:
But those who believe and do right actions—they are the best of creatures. Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. That is for those who fear their Lord. (Surat al-Bayyina, 7-8)
Satanism Leads People to a Terrible End
In their horrifying rites, animals and even human beings are slaughtered. Satanists regard murder as essential to form a bond with satan. Media reports repeatedly demonstrate satanists’ dark spiritual state.
The word “satanism” evokes in peoples’ minds images of satanic ceremonies, rituals of animal sacrifice, black magic, drinking blood and other deviant acts difficult for most people to imagine. Such ceremonies are inseparable from satanism. One may group satanic rituals and arrange them under different headings, partly because satanist groups in different countries have their own understanding of these ceremonies. One can see these rituals depicted clearly in satanist books, magazines, Internet sites and in the song lyrics of satanist bands.
New satanists are introduced to these rituals slowly. They are advised to practice them even on their own in order to strengthen their relationship with satan. One Website advises a new Satanist, “Don’t be disturbed or frightened or think you’re crazy when you feel at one with the Dark Ones . . . When in ritual, approach the Infernal Ones with the proper degree of respect and decorum.”39Satanist ritual is described as follows:
The special importance given to shedding blood during satanic rituals is a symbolic expression of satan’s plan for human beings. Satan hates the human race and will do anything in his power to bring misery upon it. Therefore, he has made it his purpose to shed blood in the world. Satanists obey his command to do this, and shedding blood is practiced as an open ritual.
Reports such as those on the opposite page are instructive in showing the frightening end to which satanism leads people.
The main implements in satanic rituals are axes, swords and robes. Colors—red, the color of blood, and black, symbolizing the dark powers—are indispensable elements of the rituals. The most horrifying rituals are those in which animals—and at a more advanced level, human beings—are killed and dedicated to satan. Indeed, one of the most horrifying aspects of satanism is that the rituals do not end only the lives of animals, but of human beings as well.
We are used to hearing about cats, and goats being killed in satanist rituals; their blood is later put into a chalice and drunk. Satanists believe that the energy that comes from this blood increases the strength of the priest who performs the ritual and those who are in attendance. When a human is to be killed, the decision of who is to be slaughtered is very simple: anyone who has irritated a satanist by doing something he didn’t like is an ideal choice for these rituals41
In a statement about the necessity of murder and slaughter to establish a relationship with satan, one satanist clearly shows what kind of morality satanism draws people into:
There are known instances in these rituals of young girls being raped and individuals being murdered to provide enough blood for the rituals.
Sometimes the savagery of satanism can reach an advanced stage that a person may kill himself. The spiritual void and imbalance that satanism creates in human beings is the reason why anyone should be prepared to end his life for the sake of this inane doctrine.
One of the most horrifying moments in their rituals occurs when satanists cut themselves and drink their own blood.
In just the same way as they are very wrong about life, satanists’ view about death and what happens afterwards are equally deviant. For some satanists, suicide is a way of attaining the life in Hell that they do long for in this world; for others, it is a public display to prove their courage and rebelliousness. Contrary to what satanists think, however, death is no salvation at all for those who deny Allah. It is much more difficult and distressing and it is the beginning of an eternal life.
Also, those who see suicide as a kind of rebellion are quite wrong. Allah has clearly forbidden a person from taking his own life.
All these things are examples of the terrible end that satan wants to lead people to. Those who have gotten themselves tangled up in satanism have lost every human quality and become like savage, aggressive animals. Unaware that all the transitory allurements of the world and satan’s false promises are part of the worldly test, they have received the reward for their erroneous suppositions.
In Surah Saba’, Allah explains this situation to us:
Diabolis was correct in his assessment of them and they followed him, except for a group of the believers. He had no authority over them except to enable Us to know those who believe in the Hereafter from those who are in doubt about it. Your Lord is the Preserver of all things. (Surah Saba’, 20-21)
And this is only the end they may expect in this Earthly life. In Allah’s Presence, they will receive their painful rewards for neglecting to praise Him, for their hostility toward His Divine religions, and for calling others to serve satan.
In the Qur’an, Allah reveals the truth on this matter:
Satan is your enemy so treat him as an enemy. He summons his party so they will be among the people of the Searing Blaze. (Surah Fatir, 6)
By Allah, We sent messengers to communities before your time, but satan made their actions seem good to them. Therefore today he is their protector. They will have a painful punishment. (Surat an-Nahl, 63)
When they are told: “Follow what Allah has sent down,” they say, “No, we will follow what we found our fathers doing.” What! Even if satan is calling them to the punishment of the Blazing Fire? (Surah Luqman, 21)
Among people there is one who argues about Allah without knowledge, and follows every rebellious satan. It is written of him that if anyone takes him as a friend, he will mislead him and guide him to the punishment of the Searing Blaze. (Surat al-Hajj, 3-4)
And when they finally encounter the pangs of Hell, satanists will have another surprise. They will discover that satan, whom they followed in their Earthly lives, whose promptings they obeyed and whom they regarded as their friend and protector, has gone away and left them completely alone.
When the unbelievers see that satan has rejected them, they will be very regretful. But for them there will be no way out. On that day, Allah will not accept their repentance, and they will receive the just reward for the deeds they have done.
In the Qur’an, Allah reveals the state of these people in these words:
The Day when a wrongdoer will bite his hands and say, “Alas for me! If only I had gone the way of the messenger! Alas for me! If only I had not taken so-and-so for a friend! He led me astray from the Reminder after it came to me.” Satan always leaves man in the lurch. (Surat al-Furqan, 27-29)