In the magazine Ar-Risaalah I found an interesting article on Communism, written by Zayyaat. The Russians sent a spacecraft to outer space and after it returned, one of their astronauts was quoted in Pravda as saying,
"We ascended to the sky and we found no god there, no paradise, no hell, and no angels."
In response, Zayyaat wrote,
"Truly amazing you are, O' red fools. Do you think that you will see Allah on His throne in the open? Do you have the temerity to think that you will see the maidens of Paradise walking around in silk? Or that you will hear the flowing of Al- Kawthar (a river in Paradise)? Or that you will smell the stench of those being punished in the Fire? lf you truly thought this, then your loss and failure is open for all to see. All that l can think of to explain your misguidance, wandering, and foolishness is the communism and atheism in your heads. Communism is a day without a tomorrow, a ground without a sky, work without an end, and a constant toiling without results..."
(Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like cattle; ----nay, they are even farther astray from the Path [i.e. even worse than cattle].) (Quran 25: 44)
(They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not [the truth].) (Qur'an 7: 179)
(And whomsoever Allah disgraces, none can honor him.)
(Qur'an 22: 18)
(Their deeds are like a mirage in a desert.) (Quran 24: 39)
(…..their works are as ashes, on which the wind blows furiously on a stormy day...) (Quran 14: 18)
ln A Religion of Defects, Al-'Aqqaad inveighed against communism and its false premise of atheism:
"The soul that is intrinsically sound accepts this true Religion of lslam. As for those whose minds are crippled, or who have base and shortsighted ideas, it is plausible for them to be atheists."
(Their hearts are sealed up [nom all kinds of goodness and right guidance], so they understand not.) (Quran 9: 87)
Atheism is a deathblow to one's thinking. It is an idea that is as farfetched as any imaginary world that a child is able to conjure up and it is an error unsurpassed in the annals of errors. That is why Allah, the Exalted, says:
(What! Can there be a doubt about Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth?) (Qur'an 14: 10)
lbn Taymiyah said,
"The Creator's existence has not been openly denied by anyone except Fir'aun, and even he recognized Him on the inside. That is why Prophet Moosa (Moses) said:
Moses said: 'Verily you know that these signs have been sent down by none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth as clear [evidences i.e. proofs of Allah s Oneness and His Omnipotence, etc.] And I think you are, indeed,
O' Firaun [Pharaoh] doomed to destruction [away from all good]! ')
(Qur'an 17: 102)
Fir'aun proclaimed the following at the very end (when it was too late), revealing what was in his heart:
(He said: 'l believe that none has the right to be worshipped but He, in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's will).) (Quran 10: 90)