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)