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Introduction

At first glance you may have been puzzled by the title "The Religion of Irreligion" because "religion," as perceived by many, is usually associated with Allah's revelation.  Alternatively, there are other beliefs known as "false" religions, like Buddhism and Hinduism.  As the name suggests, "irreligion" is a concept that rejects religion completely and denies the existence of Allah. 1

However, there exist today in every corner of the world particular systems of belief adhered to as strictly as religion, yet they are never called "religion."  In this book such ideologies as materialism, communism, Darwinism (the so-called scientific basis of those ideologies) and other systems based on disbelief are referred to as "religions of irreligion."  That is simply because they have all evolved over time to become religions in themselves, with a complete system of beliefs and practices.  They all have their own idolized leaders and immutable books which their followers learn by heart.  False religions spread rapidly and attract many adherents who are committed to making the "religion of irreligion" prevail and perpetually oppose the just and true religion (i.e., Islam), publishing books and articles to spread propaganda in favor of their manmade religions.

Among the major obstacles encountered by adherents to irreligion is the Qur’an, the only existing guide to the true path, revealed by Allah.  The Qur’an gives a detailed account of the struggle that is to be waged against false religions and entrusts believers with this noble responsibility.  At present there is a need for faithful people to undertake the service of showing false religions to be erroneous and to give serious effort to this cause.

Throughout the 20th century until today the religion of irreligion has, perhaps for the first time in history, spread extensively.  In the words of the Qur’an, the followers of irreligion “use falsehood [thinking] to invalidate thereby the truth.”2 That is why, especially in our age, it is of great importance to take part in the noble struggle mentioned in the Qur’an and refute ideologically all the tenets of irreligion.

Allah gave important information to His servants who take upon themselves this honorable duty:

“Rather, We dash the truth upon falsehood, and it destroys it, and thereupon it departs.” 3

Therefore, we aim to eliminate falsehood by presenting basic truths about matter and about Darwin's theory of evolution, which can be found in the latter part of this book.

NOTES

1. "Allah" is the proper name of God by which He is known to Muslims everywhere.

2. See Surah al-Kahf, 18:56.

3. Surah al-Anbiya', 21:18.

 

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