To understand Wahabbi Fundamentalism or the Anti-Islam, one must have a clear concept of the classic Islam or “The Accepted Order”. Did you know that first Islamic State, founded by Mohammed, was based on the same ideals of equality and justice, on which a thousand years later, The United States of America was founded? Mohammed and his Comrades had escaped from the religious monsters of their times to establish a new society in Mecca. Fighting and eradicating the forces of evil forces of the religious fanatics, was not an easy task. The forces of religious evil are formidable. The centuries old structure of human exploitation through Authority, is a complex system with roots of exploitative capitalism intertwined incestuously with the snake charmers and entertainers of the church. A revolutionary idea of Liberty from the shackles of exploitation dawned upon mankind through Mohammed’s Quran. The Quran is the voice of Truth, which the Messenger had heard. The voice came from the purest core of human conscience.
Let us now examine the ‘three pillars of human exploitation’, which the Quran helped us to identify? That shall lead us into the essence of Mohammed’s Message.
The Quran educates in a very unique style. Using metaphors of the Pharaoh, the Quran teaches that the axis of evil is ‘a three headed monster’. Three forces unite, working complementary to one another to establish ” The Satanic System “, the system of human abuse, injustice and exploitation.
1. The Pharaoh: the metaphor for Authority and Government.
2. The Qaroon: the metaphor for exploitative Capitalism.
3. The Ha’man: the metaphor for the Religious Leader, the Mullah or the Priest.
It is the Religious leader that touches the most sensitive issues for the masses. He preaches and solemnizes birth and fate and death. He controls the heartthrobs of the masses. He organizes a system of ‘proper prayers’ and ‘rituals’. He preaches that ‘proper prayers’ work magically and bypass all laws of Nature. He preaches a belief in miracles. He introduces Saints and Saviors to helpless sufferers. And an Almighty God who does whatever pleases Him, like a four year old. There are no laws of science, which the Almighty cannot break. The priest is the intercessor that assures them of God’s forgiveness. The priest is Holy and plays the role of The Almighty. Through sermons and rituals, he diverts the attention of the masses towards ‘the hereafter’. His religious chants carry away the faithful on a trip far more exotic than any hallucinogenic substance ever can. Far away from the painful realities of life, distancing the public from their problems, he tells tall tales about rewards in the next world. He keeps the masses engaged. He controls education and tames the masses, preventing them from struggle against those that are in power and in control of the wealth. Ha’man organizes a system of rituals and prayers and promotes beliefs in magical happenings. Above all, he is the authority that bestows the Divine Rights upon the Pharaoh, the King. The King grants The Ha’man, a holiness and respect! The intelligent Capitalist, The Qaroon, amasses wealth by exploiting the masses through laws enacted by the King, in the name of God. All three forces of evil sanctified one another and they fraudulently become ‘The Will of God’. The poor suffer because “it is the will of God to crown them for their sufferings in the after-life.”
The more one ponders over the system that controls all the misery in our world, the more one acknowledges the simple manner in which the Quran identifies these enemies of mankind. The Quran is a simple book. Contrary to what is taught in the American Universities, which is based upon ‘the traditions of the prophet’ that were written by the ancestors of The Taliban, The Quran has no ambiguity. It is not about any mystical experience. It uses metaphors and explains its metaphors in very concrete words. Exploitation and misery are physical, not metaphysical. They are real. The Quran defines the human problem, realistically. It offers a realistic solution too.
The Quran condemns the delusional relationship between man and God. All religions have rituals. This is how human exploitation is enforced— via beliefs in imaginary peace and superstition. This is what it refers to as The Ignorance. It will sooner or later bring misery to the people. It declares that eventually, the misery of a religious culture will assume titanic proportions. The more the misery, the stronger gets to be, the system of exploitation. The Quran refers to this as a vicious circle. Unchecked human exploitation leads a nation into poverty, misery and disease. Hunger and hopelessness run hand in hand. They are the essential sequel of a society that engages in magical belief systems and irrational thinking.
The Quran defies all these institutions. It demands from the Faithful Believers, those who believe in establishing the law of God as a system of distribution of wealth based, to denounce the authority of the false gods of religion. The Quran considers this as the first step towards establishing the God on land.