Satan uses a very foul and cunning technique; he attempts to influence people by using “reverse logic.” He seeks to use that method to turn people away from the communication of religious moral values, the struggle against atheism and the spread of moral virtue. In doing this, satan approaches people who listen to him with very reasonable-seeming justifications. Those who go along with this cunning technique of satan’s have a great number of pretexts, excuses in other words, for not worshiping, for not communicating the religion, for not undertaking difficulties for Allah’s (God’s) sake, for not living for His approval and for not striving against heretical beliefs. Satan’s technique is so sly, so base and so deceptive that people who harbor doubts about striving for Allah’s sake have not a moment’s hesitation when it comes to putting these excuses to use. Some portray themselves as genuine Muslims, but, consciously or otherwise, actually adopt satan’s reverse logic. They regard themselves as preferential, and instead of striving for Allah’s sake they devote themselves to maintaining their prestige in other people’s eyes. They are hesitant when it comes to obeying Allah’s commands, and try to pull those people who endeavor in this path into the same trap they have fallen into themselves. In that way, they ease their consciences and seek to convince themselves they are on the right path. But their own lower selves bear witness that their consciences are uneasy because they do not live for Allah’s approval.
Some of the false hopes that satan instills in these people who do not live by their consciences are as follows:
1. The idea that “Do not expose Darwinism as a lie, that just makes a further propaganda for Darwinism”:
Darwinism is the worst corruption, the most heretical religion of the last two centuries, which has spread across the world and inflicted atheism, oppression, suffering, wars, immorality and degeneration upon it. It is the Dajjal’s greatest mass deception that has taken in and spread across the whole world. The intellectual struggle against Darwinism is the struggle against atheism, and against all ideologies, corruption and scourges developed to oppose belief in Allah. And this intellectual struggle, of course, needs to be a very excellent, intensive and determined one for Allah’s approval.
Some people know in their hearts they should be involved in this struggle. They are well aware that the worst corruption of the century has to be eliminated and that belief in Allah and proper moral values must prevail once again all over the world. But they avoid that struggle. Striving on behalf of Allah seems very arduous to them. As Almighty Allah reveals in the verse “If it had been a case of easy gains and a short journey, they would have followed you, but the distance was too great for them...” (Surat at-Tawba, 42), they are reluctant to shoulder such a burden. For that reason, they follow the reverse logic developed by satan and attempt to misdirect the struggle. They suggest that the struggle against Darwinism actually propagates Darwinism. They make the claim that “Darwinism is dead, so why are you struggling against it?” They put forth the claim that “You are giving the impression that an already dead theory is still alive.” Based on this reverse logic, they maintain that the fact that Darwinism is a deception should never be mentioned. In line with satan’s reverse logic they avoid taking part in the struggle themselves and also try to prevent others taking part.
The fact is, however, that this heretical religion is still active, and there needs to be a determined campaign in order to put an end to it. Ignoring the way that Darwinism leads to atheism and massacres is something that no sincere Muslim can accept.
2. The idea that “If you disseminate Islam, your name will be known everywhere and you will become famous. You must avoid propagating Islam in order to avoid fame”:
Deceiving people with his reverse logic, satan tries to prevent the communication of the faith. With this false suggestion, satan gives people the idea that by communicating the faith they are aggrandizing themselves and spreading their own renown, and that this is undesirable. Using a weak and villainous logic, he suggests that the more people who communicate the faith describe the Islamic moral values, the more they spread their own fame, for which reason they must stop communicating the faith forthwith.
But this is a deception.
In the same way that he misled unbelievers in the past, satan also tries to employ the same corrupting technique today. One must be on one’s guard against this indoctrination of satan’s and respond with open conscious, sincerity and the Qur’an. Although the same accusations were raised against the prophets in the past, they never made any concessions on describing their belief in Allah or communicating the moral values of the faith, and never hesitated to tell the truth. They acted in the light of the Qur’an, not of satan’s deceptive techniques, and brought the truth with them. If a Muslim is sincere he must immediately detect this ruse of satan’s and assume the responsibility of communicating the faith in the light of the Qur’an and his own conscience, in the knowledge that this is Allah’s command.
3. The logic of “Do not struggle against Freemasonry and atheist Zionism. That just makes further propaganda for them.”
In order to maintain his own system and to prevent the spread of belief in Allah, satan wants all the heretical religions he has imposed as scourges on communities to be very powerful. Freemasonry and atheist Zionism are currently satan’s main tool, that have brought all countries under their influence, have spread atheism and Darwinism and are the main causes of wars and oppression. The struggle against these will turn all the satan’s efforts up side down and eliminate all his delusions. For that reason, satan approaches people with what seem to be perfectly acceptable arguments, though his intention is to ensure the survival and spread of these perverted beliefs. In doing this, he suggests the following: “Do not struggle against these heretical beliefs, because to do so just helps propagate them.”
Satan claims that the exposure of the covert activities, immorality and irreligiousness of Freemasonry and atheist Zionism just keeps them in the public eye and strengthens them. He therefore suggests that the best thing is for the secret activities of these people struggling against belief in Allah not to be revealed. He continues with his vile delusion by saying, “Let them do what they want, as long as you never mention it.”
In one verse our Lord says:
As revealed in the verse, in order to strive in the name of Allah, one must strive against all superstitions and ideologies that have emerged to oppose belief in Him. Everyone who genuinely lives for Allah knows that this is compatible with Allah’s approval, and that sitting back as atheism spreads and people being ruthlessly oppressed is not compatible with the Qur’an and conscience. The only thing that needs to be done is to immediately expose satan’s cunning reverse logic and think in the most honest way, according to the Qur’an. When one thinks according to the Qur’an, one will immediately see that these heretical movements set up to deny Allah must be eradicated for His approval and a strong and determined struggle must therefore be waged against them.
“What reason could you have for not fighting in the way of Allah – for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!’?” (Surat an-Nisa’, 75)
4. The logic of “Do not communicate the faith, as it has already been communicated in the time of our Prophet (saas)”
Almighty Allah says in one verse:
Satan offers many excuses even when it comes to not communicating the faith, one of Allah’s greatest commandments. So much so that he seeks to suggest that the communication of the faith is a task for prophets alone, that the faith was communicated by our Prophet (saas) 1,400 years ago and that the commandment in the Qur’an has thus been carried out. Moreover, he also proposes the logic that institutions such as Secretary of Religious Affairs have today taken over that responsibility and that their activities are sufficient for everyone. For that reason, he tries to give the impression that there is no need to constantly communicate the religion of Allah in spoken and written form, and thus seeks to prevent the faith being preached.
But this is a terrible deception and mistake.
Everyone has a responsibility to communicate the moral values of the faith, as Almighty Allah reveals in the Qur’an:
“He (satan) makes promises to them and fills them with false hopes. But what satan promises them is nothing but delusion.” (Surat an-Nisa’, 120)
At a time when people are being oppressed under the administrations of atheist ideologies and when irreligiousness rules the world, the most urgent thing for everyone who lives by the moral values of the Qur’an and has a joyous and loving attachment to Allah to do, is to communicate the moral values of the faith. Such people know that the most urgent task is to tell others of the moral values of the Qur’an, in compliance with the Qur’an and their own consciences. They are certain that societies under the influence of atheist ideologies can only be saved when they come to know the moral values of the Qur’an and to believe in Allah. For that reason, they assume the task of communicating Allah’s religion with all their might. It ill befits a genuine and honest Muslim to suppress his conscience by going along with satan’s reverse logic. The communication of the religion of Allah is one of the main religious obligations needing to be observed in the current climate of oppression. The responsibility for denying this and heeding the delusions of satan may be a very burdensome one in the sight of Allah.
Our Lord describes how satan deceives people in another verse:
Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 104)
If someone fears Allah and is a friend of Allah, if they live by the Qur’an making no concessions and aim for the Hereafter rather than for this world, then they must always behave in an honest and conscientious manner. It is obvious what a sincere person needs to do for Allah’s approval. Ignoring these things for various reasons can only be a ruse of satan’s. All peoples over thousands of years have gone along with these deceptive tactics of satan’s by one way or another, and have fallen into a grave error. For that reason, the duty of all genuine Muslims is to learn from the peoples of the past and immediately oppose satan’s delusions and vile methods. The communication of the faith and in the prevention of atheist ideologies has taken place with a powerful struggle, taking the Qur’an and the prophets as a guide. There is no doubt that it is Allah Who will make His faith sound and strong. And there is no doubt that Allah is mighty enough to do this when and how He wills. Allah is He Who needs nobody and nothing. (Allah is surely beyond this.) It is a blessing from Allah that He makes genuine Muslims His instruments in this sacred duty. For that reason, honest people must see this truth and perform their duties in the most determined manner, communicating Allah’s religion and striving against atheist ideology to the full extent of their means and paying no heed to the delusions of satan. As our Lord reveals in one verse, “He [satan] has no authority over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.” (Surat an-Nahl, 99)
Almighty Allah has made a promise to all Muslims:
I will lead them astray and fill them with false hopes. I will command them and they will cut off cattle’s ears. I will command them and they will change Allah’s creation.’ Anyone who takes Shaytan as his protector in place of Allah has clearly lost everything. (Surat an-Nisa’, 119)
“Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. ‘They worship Me, not associating anything with Me.’ Any who disbelieve after that, such people are deviators.” (Surat an-Nur, 55)