It is quite unfortunate to note today that Islamic scholars have subconsciously become apologetic towards the incorporation of democratic ideals and concepts into the tenets of Islam. Yusuf Ali, in commenting on the 4th Ayat of Suratul Baqarah, wrote that, “Righteousness comes from a secure faith, from sincere devotion to God, and from unselfish service to Man”.
For the first time we see Islamic scholars and exegetes now emphasizing that service to humanity, and not to Allah only, is the basis of piety in Islam.
The truth of the matter, however, is that Islam was at the beginning theistic and not humanistic in its approach to piety and righteousness. In the days of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and his Companions the talk was about worshipping Allah and not about serving humanity. There is a clear and definite difference between worshipping Allah and serving humanity.
Serving humanity is just another euphemism for the polytheistic tendency of worshipping humanity. And humanity in this regard is nothing but a mere philosophical concept that have been upgraded to deistic or even theistic levels in an attempt by humanists and polytheist to come up with a rival to God Almighty.
So, it is either you worship both Allah and humanity in the name of Democracy or ‘serving humanity’ or you worship Allah alone.
Worshipping Allah alone does not mean that one should not serve humanity; the point here is that service to humanity should be a mere subset of the overall worship of Allah. Service to humanity should not be raised to a position in which it is almost on a equal footing with the worship of Allah as is the norm today all in the name of democracy.
Almost all Muslims today are unaware of the fact that humanism, that is a subtle worship of the human race, have been smuggled through the backdoor into the Islamic fold in the form of popular demand for democracy whereby ‘service to humanity’ is, uncanningly enough, being placed on the same footing with the ‘worship of Allah’.
Today we see Muslims in all parts of the world passionately clinging to and promoting the Western philosophy of humanism under the guise of the democratic ideal of humanitarianism and service to humanity. Few Muslims have noticed that the democratic slogan today is all about ‘service to humanity’ and not about ‘service to Allah’ or ‘worshipping Allah’.
In all parts of the world today Muslims are no more talking about worshipping Allah but are busy telling all and sundry that they are out to serve humanity. It is no more about serving Allah, it is now all about serving humanity.
The Islamic world have been duped by the West into accepting humanism as an alternative to worshipping Allah and this was mischievously achieved through the overrated promotion of the concept of democracy in the Islamic world.
Democracy is responsible for the spread and establishment of humanistic and subtly polytheistic concepts and ideologies among the Muslims in modern times. Yet few, if any, people at all are aware of the fact that democracy has succeeded in replacing ‘Allah’ with ‘Humanity’ in the Islamic world.
It is now fashionable for Muslim leaders and politicians in particular never to mention service to Allah but to keep on ranting about service to humanity. It is now a fashion to say that one is out to render his service to humanity while nobody talks these days of rendering service to Allah.
Yet, and in the beginning, the reverse was the case in the Islamic world. In the beginning Muslim leaders and politicians were always talking about worshipping Allah – hardly do they ever talk of rendering any service to humanity since they see the rendering of service to humanity as part and parcel of the overall worshipping of Allah.
So, and in former times, Muslim leaders and politicians did used to render their service to humanity but this they do through their worship of Allah and under the stipulations of Islamic teaching.
Before the overwhelming of the Islamic world by the West consequent upon the rise of the Great Powers of Europe during the European colonialism era, there was no talk of any form of service to humanity among Muslim leaders and politicians. The talk in those pre-colonial Islamic days was of the worship of Allah by Muslim leaders and politicians. In fact, and in those days, the integrity and genuineness of the office of a Muslim leader or politician is actually judged more by the dedication of the particular leader or politician to his worship of Allah.
But today the Muslim leader or politician is no more talking about his worshipping of Allah; instead he is busy telling the world about his dedication to his service to humanity.
The truth of the matter is that the Islamic world have been overcome by a subtle and hidden form of atheistic humanism which is disguised as a humanitarian form of democracy. Muslims are today themselves the earnest and passionate promoters of a form of atheism that is disguising itself as humanistic democracy. In the name and guise of being of help to human beings Muslims are today being gradually divested of their age-old interest in the open worship of Allah to a subtle and hidden service to a philosophical concept vaguely referred to as humanity.
If anything at all this very concept referred to as humanity today – and to which the collective world consciousness is being attuned to worship in the name of service to humanity – might as well be a demonic entity or god dedicated by the satanic philosophes of the Medieval European era. In other words the entire world may be gradually getting used to worshipping a satanic god in the name of humanistic democracy.