The "Clash of Civilizations"
is the Product of a Darwinist Mindset
The cartoon caricature recently published in Denmark, which has
caused such distress throughout the Islamic world, has once again
raised the claim of a "clash of civilizations," whose flames have
been so persistently stoked by certain circles. The caricature
in question and the idea of a clash of civilizations are nothing
more than reflections of the dark mental framework, tending towards
violence, of Darwinist and materialist circles.
Certainly a great intellectual struggle is taking place today,
dividing the world into two camps. However, these two sides do
not represent Muslims on the one hand and Jews and Christians on
the other. On the one hand are those who believe in the existence
and oneness of God, and on the other, those who deny His very existence.
To put it another way: on the one hand are devout believers in
the divine God-inspired religions. And on the other are atheists,
and the supporters of Darwinism, and materialists who stand opposed
to religious moral values.
This intellectual struggle between believers and deniers has been
going on since the dawn of history. Believers in all eras have
spoken to others of the existence and oneness of God and called
on them to abide by the true religion. Deniers, meanwhile, have
made great efforts to turn people away from God and His religious
moral values and towards amorality and wickedness. This philosophical
struggle is still going on today, between believers in the one
God and the materialistic Darwinist mindset that forms the basis
of all atheistic ideologies.
Islam Commands Peace and Compassion
Darwinists' efforts to encourage a clash between the Islamic and
Judeo-Christian civilizations are all in vain. Islam is a religion
that commands peace, that calls on people to resolve their differences
by way of reconciliation, and that enjoins them to behave with
justice and benevolence. Nobody who sincerely abides by the Qur'an
and the Sunnah of our Prophet (may God bless him and grant him
peace) can ever choose a path of conflict. Devout Muslims are tolerant,
forgiving, modest, understanding, gentle, sincere and honest individuals,
in line with the moral values commanded by God. A believer who
lives by these values is also tolerant towards members of other
faiths and belief systems.
One of the finest examples of this is the status of Jews and Christians
under Islamic rule in the earliest years of the Islamic period.
Anyone looking in an unbiased manner at this period in history
will discover that the People of the Book always lived in peace
and security under Islamic rule. Indeed, Christians and Jews who
were oppressed by rulers of different faiths and sects of the time
sought shelter in Islamic lands and found the security they sought
in Muslim countries. The chief reason why the People of the Book
could live in such peace and comfort is that the behavior that
Muslims adopted toward them was determined by Qur'anic moral values.
Past Disagreements Result from Practices Incompatible with
Religious Moral Values
At certain times in the past, disagreements between the two civilizations
stemmed not from the societies' respective religious faiths and
cultures, but on practices, interpretations and decisions incompatible
with religious moral values. The cruelty inflicted during the Crusades
was the activity of an aggressive group who claimed to be acting
in the name of Christianity, but actually had not the slightest
religious morals-and even destroyed Byzantine churches on their
way. Their savagery was not the product of authentic Christianity,
but of a materialist mindset whose origins go back to pagan Sumerian
myths. The Knights Templars, who wreaked such misery in Muslim
lands, were a society totally distanced from Christianity, and
their perverted beliefs perpetuated some of the Ancient Egyptians'
One of the common goals of all three monotheistic religions is
for all peoples to live in peace, security and happiness, and any
conflict opposed to this ideal is regarded as an error by all three.
Therefore, sincere Muslims, Jews and Christians can never be in
conflict with one another.
On the other hand, it is a fact that Darwinists and materialists
have targeted religion and religious moral values and combined
the many means at their disposal to act together against true believers.
To eradicate the negative, destructive effects of atheistic, materialist
indoctrination and bring about societies in which proper moral
values, happiness, peaceful security and welfare prevail, what
needs to be done? An intellectual struggle must be waged against
Darwinism and all materialist philosophies, which represent the
foundations of atheism. The end of Darwinism will also spell the
end of materialism and atheism, and all the problems that distance
people from religious moral values can be resolved.
The System of the Dajjal (Antichrist) Is Also Based on Darwinism
Because Darwinism targets all communities and leads mankind into
terrible tragedies, the intellectual struggle waged against it
should be performed on a wide-ranging, global level. In the teeth
of Darwinist propaganda waged intensively in newspapers and magazines,
in documentaries and television programs, everyone must be informed
that this perverted ideology has absolutely no scientific value-and
of the kind of dangerous assumptions it poses. The more people
realize that the theory of evolution is in a state of scientific
collapse and that Darwinism consists of hollow indoctrination,
the less effect its propaganda will exert. Once Darwinism ceases
to wield any intellectual influence and no longer encourages populations
towards atheism and lack of faith, religious moral values will
spread rapidly along with peace and security on Earth.
The great Islamic scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, who concentrated
on the intellectual struggle to be waged against Darwinist and
materialist philosophies, underscored the fact that in the end
times, this intellectual struggle would assume an even greater
importance. Bediuzzaman stated that the Dajjal-the worst corruption
of the end times-would assume the leadership of Darwinist and materialist
movements. He warned Muslims of this specifically:
A tyrannical current born of Naturalist and Materialist philosophy will
gradually become strong and spread at the end of time by means
of materialist philosophy, reaching such a degree that it denies
God. . . . And the greatest of them, the Dajjal, who will come
to lead them, will manifest awesome wonders, a sort of spiritualism
and hypnosis; he will go even further, and imagining his tyrannical,
superficial rule to be a sort of dominicality, he will proclaim
his godhead. (Letters, "Fifteenth Letter")
As Bediuzzaman suggests, Darwinism is the main vehicle, and indeed
the religion, of the Dajjal. The system of the Dajjal leads people
towards denial, atheism and immorality, using Darwinism as a supposedly
scientific rationale for doing so. Thus for some Muslims to say
that there is no need for an intellectual campaign against Darwinism
is much like saying that there is no need to fight against the
system of the Dajjal, which ill befits any Muslim. Asking, "Why
fight Darwinism?" is equivalent to saying, "So what if the
Dajjal spreads corruption to his heart's content? It is of no concern
to us." Saying, "Darwinism is hardly that important,"
means ignoring the activities of the Dajjal. No sincere Muslim
can cover up or conceal the actions of the Dajjal. On the contrary,
Muslims must seek to expose the Dajjal's plots and frauds, and
to eradicate his system on a systematic, intellectual basis.
The Struggle against Darwinism Must Be an Intellectual One
Darwinism cannot be eradicated with weapons, or acts of violence
or aggression. It can be neutralized only by emphasizing the scientific
evidence. In one hadith, our Prophet (may God bless him and grant
him peace) has revealed that in the end times, the system of the
Dajjal will melt away "like salt in water," comparing the system
that would intellectually eradicate it to water:
When the enemy of God [Dajjal] sees him [Jesus, son of Mary],
he will [disappear] just as salt dissolves in water. (Sahih Muslim)
The "water" that will dissolve the system of the Dajjal in the
end times is knowledge. Salt cannot be dissolved by burning or
bombing it; it can only be washed away. Darwinism will also disappear
when the invalidity of the theory of evolution is explained in
high schools and universities. Aggressive and radical movements
such as communism, fascism, racism, terrorism and anarchism will
lose all support once Darwinism is defeated. The system of the
Dajjal, the cause of chaos and corruption upon Earth, will vanish
Why Do Some People Seek to Avoid the Intellectual Struggle
Some are ill-informed, imagining that Darwinism is based on scientific
foundations and supported by countless proofs. Such people erroneously
believe that evolution is a powerful hypothesis and imagine that
no one can oppose ideologies that seem so strongly scientific.
They believe that this theory, unfounded and outdated, which has
sought to deceive by means of lies and fraud for almost two centuries,
is actually based on an unshakeable foundation.
The fact is, however, that the theory of evolution, which has
long been kept alive solely through intense propaganda and fraud,
is only a deceptive speculation. Science does not support the theory
of evolution at all. No scientific findings whatsoever support
evolution; on the contrary, they refute it. The reason why the
theory of evolution is kept constantly in the spotlight, despite
its being deceptive, is because it's undertaken for ideological
reasons, providing the foundation for atheism and materialism.
Some Muslims, taken in by its entirely speculative methods which
magnify it in their eyes, imagine that they can never overcome
it, and thus seek to give the theory an Islamic slant. Not wanting
to oppose science, they try to chart a middle way between the theory
of evolution, which they assume to be scientific, and Islam-and
to back up these claims, use pagan beliefs left over from societies
as old as the Sumerians, quoting people they regard as great scholars
to give the impression that "this is what the religion says." Yet
this passive, conciliatory approach is a clear excuse for not engaging
in an intellectual struggle against Darwinism.
Since they fear they cannot overcome Darwinism on the intellectual
level, such people engage in a defeatist campaign. Yet for a true
Muslim with a sincere belief in God and who appreciates His great
might, such a method is utterly humiliating to wage a passive,
defeatist campaign. There can be no question of opposing Darwinism
by saying "we actually believe the same thing." Muslims believe
the truth that God has created all things. Therefore it is impossible
for a Muslim to share the same beliefs as a Darwinist. It is not
possible for a Muslim who fears God as he ought to advocate the
same ideas and ideology; a Muslim must engage on a clear, optimistic
intellectual struggle against Darwinism.
People unaware of this fact and claiming that man developed through
evolution may be asked how the jinn and angels were created. They
will of course reply, "God created them." Surely, any Muslim who
knows that God created the jinn and angels must be able to reason
that God created Man in the same way. They are so confused that
they cannot realize that our Almighty Lord, Who created the angles
with the simple command "Be!" created Man in the exact same way.
For people who fail to perceive the danger of Darwinism and the
struggle it wages against faith in God, it would be much better
to say nothing at all rather than employ mistaken methods. Resorting
to incorrect and irrational methods out of a concern that they
are not strong enough to prevail in the struggle is a mistake.
It is a grave error and lack of responsibility towards God not
to perceive that Darwinism is a terrible danger that must be opposed
with all one's might and completely eliminated.
What Can People Do to Support the Intellectual Struggle against
Every Muslim who hopes to neutralize the corruption of the Dajjal
must strive against Darwinism on the intellectual plane. The evidence
that undermines the theory of evolution must be explained, copied
and disseminated. It is impossible for even a single protein to
come into existence by chance. Life cannot emerge from inanimate
matter. The complex structure of the cell and its organelles cannot
be explained in terms of coincidence. And not a single fossil indicates
that living things are descended from one another. Mutations and
natural selection cannot give rise to any new species-all of which
refute the deceptions of Darwinism.
The technological means presently available are a great blessing
for Muslims, making the intellectual struggle against Darwinism
and materialism a great deal easier and faster. There are hundreds
of articles, books, documentaries, CDs and web sites that present
full supporting evidence for the invalidity of Darwinism. Everyone
who wants to take part in the intellectual campaign against Darwinism
can make use of these by copying and distributing them.
If you wish to participate, there's a great deal you can do. You
can analyze the hundreds of works already published on the subject.
You can read books on the subject, then pass them on to others,
and ask them to do the same once they have read them. You can photocopy
a great many books and hand them out. There are hundreds of books
and articles on the Internet available free of charge that you
can download, print out, and distribute to neighbors and colleagues.
You can copy extracts from these works to Internet chat rooms and
forums, thus revealing the facts about Darwinism to hundreds of
people at once.
You can obtain documentaries on the subject to watch at home,
at work or in school. You can then copy them and enable even more
people to watch. You can get hold of audiocassettes and listen
to them, and have others do the same.
You can prepare posters for school or at work, displaying evidence
that the theory of evolution is invalid. Posters, stickers and
pictures for that purpose are available for free over the Internet.
Or you can photocopy illustrations from books and summaries of
articles and use these as well.
You can donate these books to local libraries and set up a book
club, giving many people access to the truth.
If people genuinely wish to become involved, there is much that
they can do. The important thing is not to fall into the error
of thinking "What good can I accomplish by myself?" What
matters is how much everyone makes use of the genuine means available,
whatever they may be. It is Almighty God Who will bring about the
results, Who will reward those who make sincere endeavors. It is
revealed in the Qur'an that everyone will enjoy the full reward
for his efforts:
. . . That man will have nothing
but what he strives for;
that his striving will most certainly be
that he will then receive repayment of the fullest kind;
ultimate end is with your Lord. (Qur'an, 53: 39-42)
Muslims have a responsibility to wage an intellectual struggle
until no corruption remains on Earth. Today's most serious
and dangerous form of corruption is Darwinism. Instead of erroneously
thinking, "Darwinism is a matter for scientists, of no concern
to me," Muslims need to intellectually neutralize this ideology
that is still responsible for so much oppression. Anything less
would mean turning a blind eye to cruelty-a grave responsibility
that no true believer would ever wish to assume.
Remember also that the intellectual struggle of true believers
has already been won! Believers will inevitably overcome all atheistic
ideologies, Darwinism included. God imparts these glad tidings
in the Qur'an:
As for those who make God their friend, and His messenger and
those who believe: it is the party of God who are victorious! (Qur'an,
Therefore, the faithful must act in the confidence that their
struggle against atheism will be victorious, and strive for the
honor of defending the truth. By the will of God, the corruption
of Darwinism will come to an end, and our Lord's truth will triumph
over superstition. But believers must work to reap the rewards
of this intellectual victory.