Men have developed various systems in order to solve men’s problem. The systems were developed by men in order to attain men wishes to have a good society. A good society is the wishes of every man since men were created. When Adam was created, he was alone and Allah created Hawa to become his companion so that Adam is happy in paradise. Although paradise is a place of happiness, yet without companions, men are not happy. When both Adam and Hawa were sent to earth, they multiply. Adam and Hawa have many children and Allah had made their children born in pairs. Each pair made up of a boy and a girl. Allah had given Adam a system to marry his children, whereby a boy cannot marry his twin sister. He must marry the one who is not his twin sister. One son of Adam refused to follow the system and insisted in marrying his twin sister. In order to marry his own twin sister, he killed his own brother who supposed by the order of Allah to marry his twin sister. This is the first crime ever done by men. When men do not follow the orders of Allah, crimes are committed. When men do not follow the system ordered by Allah, crimes are committed and unhappiness follows. Many systems have been decreed by Allah to mankind and all the system are meant to be followed by men. When men followed the system decreed by Allah, men will attain happiness in this world and the hereafter. Among the things that men love most is the material wealth or money. Men think when they have money or material wealth they will be able to achieve happiness. In order to have wealth and money, almost evenly distributed among men, men developed systems known as Capitalism, Socialism and Communism.
Capitalism is the most ancient system developed by men. In Capitalism, the ownership of money and wealth is entirely based on men’s hard work, intelligent and working capital. In the system of Capitalism the ones that have more working capital, more intelligent and more hard working will be able to acquire more wealth and money than the ones that are less intelligent, having less working capital and less hard working. In other words, in the system of Capitalism, the ones that works harder, having more working capital and more intelligent will continue to acquire more wealth and money than the ones with less capital, less intelligent and lazy. In the system of Capitalism, the fittest survive and the less fit perished. In Capitalism the ones that have more wealth will continue to have even more wealth and the one with less wealth will continue to have even less wealth. In simple language, in Capitalism, the rich will continue to become richer and the poor will continue to become poorer. Because of the great financial disparity that exists between the rich and the poor in countries that adopt Capitalism, enmity developed between the rich and the poor. The enmity often results in war between the rich and the poor. The poor will blame the rich for their poverty and the poor think the rich have taken away the wealth of the whole country only to themselves. The poor will start to hate the rich and the rich will start to hate the poor. The rich would not like to give away to the poor any of their wealth or money because the rich think the wealth they have acquired is the result of their own hard work and intelligent. The rich thinks the poor should not have any share of their wealth and the poverty that has come to them is because of their own laziness and stupidity. As times goes on the number of the rich in the society becomes smaller and the number of the poor become greater. As grievances of the poor increases, enmity between the rich and the poor also increases which finally lead to the poor making a revolution to topple the government which is mainly controlled by the rich, either by casting votes against the government or to drive away or kill the rich. The French revolution is the kind of revolution which the poor peoples of French did to their rich ruling monarch. Many such revolutions had occurred in history and it had occurred in so many countries of the world. Because of the failure of Capitalism to solve the problem of mankind, men tend to look for another alternative system that will solve their problem. What is the main problem of mankind? The main problem of mankind is to find a good system that enables the wealth of the country to be almost evenly distributed between the rich and the poor
Socialism is the most notable systems that try to replace Capitalism. In Socialism, the poor will be given priorities over the rich. The rich will be heavily taxed by the government and the money taken from the rich is used to help the poor. The government will help the poor to become rich by giving them subsidies or money as working capital. What usually happen is, no matter how hard the government is trying to make the poor rich, it usually turn out the poor still do not become rich. All the governments in the world that adopt Socialism think that the government can make the poor in their country to become rich, by helping them with subsidies or working capital. This is not true. With money and subsidies from the government alone cannot make the poor to become rich. The poor can only become rich when besides helping them with money and subsidies the government must help them to change their mindset, belief, attitude and working culture. Allah has made them poor not because they do not have money or working capital alone but the prime reasons are they do not have positive mindset, correct belief, good attitude and good behaviours. Because of their bad attitude and behaviours, Allah has made them poor although the governments are trying very hard to make them rich. Where from, the Socialist government obtains the money to help the poor to become rich? The Socialist government takes the money from the rich by taxing them heavily. When the rich are being taxed heavily, the rich are not happy with the government. The most recent elected President of France come from the Socialist Party and he wants to use Socialism as the system to be used in France. He clearly said in his campaign to become President of France that he will increase the tax on the rich in France to about 70%. Now in France; the number of poor people is more than the number of rich peoples. As unemployment increases, in France, the number of the poor people will also increases. When the rich are not happy to live in France, many of them together with their wealth will leave France and migrated to other countries. When the rich start to leave the country together with their wealth and industries, unemployment in the country will increase tremendously. The rich are the ones that own factories and farms and as they leave the country the factories and farms own by the rich would also have to be closed. When the factories and farms are closed, there will be further unemployment in the country. As unemployment increases in the country, the numbers of the poor peoples also increases. When many peoples are poor, the government will also become poor. When Socialism does not solve the problem of mankind either, what other alternative do men have to solve their problem? Men resort to another system known as Communism.
Communism is a system developed by a person known as Carl Marx. In Communism all men are treated equal and all the wealth of the country is distributed equally among all the citizens. Communism aims to have a country where the peoples are equally wealthy and there are no rich and poor peoples. All the wealth that belongs to the rich previously is nationalized by the government and it becomes the wealth of the state. Communism treated men equally and it preaches the slogan of equality to all or in Malay; ‘sama rata, sama rasa’. The slogan of equality to all, seems to impress many leaders of the world and in the early twentieths century many countries have become Communist. Among the most notable countries that become Communism are Union of Soviet Socialist Republic or USSR, China, North Korea, Cuba and North Vietnam. All the citizens in Communist countries work for the government which owns all the factories and farms. Each individual in Communist countries does not own anything including their mind, body and soul. Everything are owns by the government. What type of houses should they live, what type of foods they should eat and even what type of cloths they should wear are decided by the government. In Communism the most powerful person is the Head of the Government who administer the state with a group of powerful administrators. Among the most powerful and popular Head of Government in Communist countries are Lenin, Stalin, and Mao Tze Tong. Head of Government hold absolute power like the monarch of ancient time and they remain in power until they die.
When men are paid equally irrespective of their responsibilities and the amount of work input, men looses the drive to work hard and they become complacent and lazy. When the workers of the factories and farms have become complacent and lazy both the productivity and the quality of the products produce by their farms and factories decreases tremendously. The concept that regards all men are equal is entirely against the Quran and normal human ethics. Allah has made each man to be different from another man. Each man is different even the patterns of lines in the palm of each man and the way the iris fibres of the eyes in each man are arranged differently from one man to another. Each man has different attitude and personality and each man has to be treated differently. Each man should be rewarded according to the work that they do, the amount of work they put and the level of responsibility they have. When every one is paid equally regardless of the work they do, the level of responsibilities they have, men will certainly become complacent and lazy. When the workers of the factories and farms in Communist countries have become complacent and lazy, the productivity of their farms and factories and the quality of the products produce by their factories and farms decline tremendously. Because of the poor quality of products, there is no buyer of their goods in the international open market. Except for some countries, no other countries would like to buy products made by Communist countries. Most Communist countries are poor countries. North Korea is relatively very poor when compare to South Korea. Instead of spending money to improve the condition of the peoples most Communist countries spend a major portion of their money in building up their military power. They spend money more in building military power so that they are seen to be powerful and rich. Besides having only nuclear bombs, in reality, most Communist countries are poor.
Because Communism is an ideology created by men and not by the Creator of mankind it cannot solve human problems. Communism is totally against Quran and human ethics. Finally, in 1991 Communism is forced to fall down with the fall or disintegration of United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Communism remains alive in USSR only from 1922 to 1991 and with the fall of Communism all the countries that used to be part of USSR become an independent country. Many of the countries were populated by Muslims. When these countries were under USSR, the Muslims in those countries were not allowed to practice their religion and many Muslims were persecuted and killed. Muslims were forced to eat pork and were prevented from performing their prayers in the mosques. Many mosques in USSR during Communist times were either burned down or turn to become an opera house. Muslims in USSR at that time were not allowed to read the holy Quran and many Quran and religious books were either burned or confiscated by the Communists. According to Communists, god does not exist and there is no religion. Communism regards religion is an addiction similar to the addiction to opium. Religion to them is Communism. Communists want the whole world to become Communist and they believe with Communism the whole mankind in the whole world can be united. Carl Marx who happens to be a Jew is the one who had created the doctrine of Communism and with his doctrine the whole world has turned into a nightmare. Many wars like Vietnam and Korean wars were fought in the world in order to spread the doctrine of Communism and millions of innocent peoples were killed or made disabled by the wars. Carl Marx who was only a normal human being created by Allah, is not a God. As a normal human being Carl Marx would not be able to create a system that will bring happiness to mankind. Capitalism, Socialism and Communism are systems created by men and had failed to solve men’s problems. What Islam has to offer to solve the problems of men? InsyaAllah this question will be answered in my next article.
Prof. Dr. Nasoha Saabin
Dean of Faculty of Optometry
International University College of Technology Twintech
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia