As I was reading material written by proponents of atheism, it became clear to me that those writers blatantly showed enmity toward the principles of the true Religion. From what I read from those writers, and from what I perceived in terms of their ill manners and lack of humility. I feel shy even to relate what they said and wrote.
Suffice it to say I realized that a person who does not have principles and who does not attribute a correct meaning to life becomes transformed into an animal possessing only the shape and appearance of a man.
(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].) (Qur’an 25: 44)
I asked myself how is it possible for them to be happy despite their having turned away from Allah, Who owns happiness and gives it to whomsoever He pleases. How could they be happy after having severed the rope between them and Him and after having shut the doors of Allah’s vast mercy upon their own weak selves? How could they find happiness and comfort after having earned His anger and after having waged war upon Him?
I grasped that the first punishment they receive is one that is inflicted upon them in this life as an introduction or prelude to the greater punishment (that is, if they fail to repent) of the Hereafter.
This harbinger of punishment includes misery, general apathy, a feeling of being constricted, and a sense of hopelessness.
(‘But whosoever turns away from My Reminder [i.e. neither believes in this Qur’an nor acts 0n its orders, etc.] verily, for him is a lane of hardship". (Quran 20: 124)
Many people who are from this category wish that their life would end. Some common factors between atheists of old and present-day atheists are: a lack of appropriate manners with Allah, an arbitrary approach to deciding upon values and principles, and a lack of knowledge ---or a feigned lack of knowledge --- of the evil end- results of their actions. In addition they share a general lack of care for what they say, do, or write.
(Is it then he, who laid the foundation of his building on piety to Allah and His Good Pleasure, better; or he who laid the foundation of his building on an undetermined brink of a precipice ready to crumble down, so that it crumbled to pieces with him into the Fire of Hell. And Allah guides not the people who are the Zaalimoon (cruel, violent, proud, polytheist and wrongdoer).) (Qur’an 9: 109)
The only solution available to these staunch atheists if they wish to depart from their worries and problems is --- if they don’t repent and follow true guidance --- to commit suicide and thus end their bitter and lowly existence.
(Say ‘Perish in your rage.) (Qur’an 3: 119)
(...and kill yourselves, that will be better for you…) (Qur’an 2: 54)