Beyond the Cusp

February 25, 2011

Similarities Between Islam and Communism

Filed under: Communism,Islam — qwertster @ 7:58 AM

When many people think of Islam they tend to believe that which they have been told endlessly by politicians, journalists, academics, and other sources of presumed authority that Islam is simply a religion that, like most religions we know, values peace and shares many of our values in the West. Nothing could be further from the truth. If I was pressed to define Islam in terms that many in the West are far more familiar with, I would equate it with Communism with the difference being instead of the superiority of the State, the Laws of the State, and the Party Leaders being the final authority in Communism, Islam replaces the State with Allah, the State Laws with the Koran and the Hadith, and the Party Leaders with the Imams.

Further investigation leads to numerous other similarities. In Communism one is expected to fully surrender themselves to the dictates of the State while Islam demands on surrendering themselves to Allah and the defined laws attributed to Allah by Muhammad. Communism grants to the Party Leaders the power to define the desires and rules of the State while Islam gives the power to issue religious edicts known a Fatwas to the Imams. In addition, the Imams also have the power to choose which verses of the Koran, as many are contradictory, the faithful must follow and also interpret the Hadiths and define the actions attributed to Muhammad which are to be imitated by true followers of Islam.

Communism fully expected that their form of governance was superior and would inevitably spread throughout the world, even if it needed a little help by conquest when any resisted the march of Communism. Communists defined peace as the lack of opposition thus peace could only be attained once everyone had surrendered and fallen under the control of the World-Wide Communist State. Islam believes it is the final and ultimate religion and fully defines what one must obey to lead a perfect life. Islamic leaders and many of their followers believe that not only is Islam the only true path, but that Islam must be spread, even by the sword, until every single person has surrendered to Allah and follows the edicts of the Imams. Islam divides the world into two states, the World of Islam (Dar al-Islam) and the World of War (Dar al-Harb). In Islam peace is defined as the point at which the entire population of the world follows Islam and fully surrenders to Allah and Islam.

Communism often used propaganda and would intentionally misrepresent production in order to guarantee that every quota set was met or exceeded. Misrepresenting and outright falsehoods would be used by Communist countries, especially in negotiations with non-Communist nations and would break treaties whenever it served their purposes. In Islam, all these same attributes are referred to as Taqiyya. In simple English one would define Taqiyya as lying. In a political and more general sense Taqiyya would be considered as propaganda, misrepresentation, or misleading all in an effort to further the aims of Islam, especially in order to gain influence or territories. Further, should one reach a treaty of peace with an Islamic Country, they would refer to the negotiation not to be an actual peace treaty but rather a Hudna. A Hudna is, in truth, a truce negotiated not to exceed ten years and may be broken at any point where the Muslim side feels it then has gained military advantage and will defeat their foe. A Hudna is the only allowance in Islam to be negotiated between Islamic entities and any non-Islamic entities. The only real peace in Islam is the complete and total defeat and surrender of the foes of Islam, thus no such thing as a peace treaty can be negotiated with an Islamic Country.

In Communist States the Party Leaders are considered infallible and their rule is absolute. Party Leaders have the power to arbitrarily change the rules and invent charges in order to arrest and remove any persons who are seen as obstructing the State and imprison them in a work camp for life or execute them should they pose a real threat. In Islam the Imams are considered to speak for Allah as his representatives on Earth and as such are infallible. The Imams have the power to arbitrarily change the rules as they see fit and accuse and convict any person who has become troublesome of working against Allah and thus be incarcerated indefinitely or simply executed.

The actual difference between Communism and Islam is one of emphasis. Communism is a form of governance that makes the State the highest authority and thus makes worship of the state as a substitute for religion. Islam is a religion that has total rules for all aspects of life including the establishment of a theocracy placing the Imams, Islamic religious leaders, as the rulers, courts, and authority responsible for governance as demanded by their religion. To put it in a nutshell, Communism is governance usurping the House of Religion; Islam is religion usurping the Halls of Governance.

Beyond the Cusp


  1. i totally disagree with the publisher islamic is a sacred religion which cannot compare with communism, its just the people who behave with there own intensions irrespective of there cast…. its no only the islam but all also the other religions as well..


    Comment by fahadmunner — February 25, 2011 @ 10:26 AM | Reply

    • There is nothing “sacred” about a religion that teaches it is correct and good to enslave or kill those who do not believe as you do. Any ideology that teaches such behavior is evil, be it a religion or a form of government.


      Comment by Jim — February 27, 2011 @ 7:45 AM | Reply



        Comment by franrizzo — January 15, 2013 @ 12:26 PM | Reply

        • No EU country has death penalty.


          Comment by End of story — November 18, 2015 @ 2:04 AM | Reply

  2. Communism is superior to Islam.. There is nothing in the world as evil and enslaving as Islam


    Comment by ruth — February 25, 2011 @ 10:47 AM | Reply

    • … except for Communism. How many have died because of that form of government? Tens of millions were killed by Russian and Chineese communists. How many lost their freedom under communism? Billions! It is just as evil as Islam.


      Comment by Jim — February 27, 2011 @ 7:41 AM | Reply

  3. islam is a horrible ideology for human rights

    4 key things about islam

    1. mythical religious b.s. – all religions have this (faith) because its part of being a religion, having beliefs without proof until after the believer dies. the problem is people will believe almost anything

    2. totalitarianism – there is no free will in islam sharia law governs all. there is no seperation of church and state in islam: only submission to the will of allah as conveniently determined by the imams who spew vapors to feather their own nests. there are no moderate muslims they all support sharia law, see dar al harb

    3. violence – of all religions islam leads the pack in violent tenets for their ideology & history: containing eternal canonical imperatives for supremacy at all costs using violence & intimidation as basic tools to achieve these goals

    4. dishonesty – only islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet: this stems from allah speaking to mohamhead & abrogation in the koran which is used to explain how mo’s peaceful early life was superseded by his warlord role later, see al taqiyya

    really there are NO redeeming qualities for this muddled pile of propaganda named islam

    islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics in yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedom

    thanks for reading 🙂


    Comment by ecks why — February 26, 2011 @ 12:18 PM | Reply

    • I am sorry to say, you are absolutely ignorant.. go and study about islam from authentic scripts of islam . the comment based on scripts if you show me any motivation to violence, I will be with you to aginst islam..


      Comment by yaas — September 29, 2012 @ 10:34 PM | Reply



      Comment by franrizzo — January 15, 2013 @ 12:29 PM | Reply

  4. آن گروه که آخرتشان مقدم به دنیا است ، دور و بر آقای خامنه ای جمع هستند…


    Comment by yar — April 20, 2011 @ 9:00 AM | Reply

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  6. I am totally disagree with this post…islam not a horrible ideology…islam is the only religion that spreads very america the conversion rate is above 200% based on rate of population..why? nowadays people like to learn about lslam from authentic scripts of Isalam. thus people would think beautiful idea of islam..


    Comment by yaas — September 29, 2012 @ 10:31 PM | Reply

    • First off, yaas, you can never have more than 100% of any population, but perhaps you meant something else since English is not your first language. Here are some quotes from Muslim texts. I find them repulsive, intolerant, and dangerous to any civilized world.

      From the Quran:

      Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

      Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah”

      Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

      Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

      From the Hadith:

      Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

      Abu Dawud (14:2526) – The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)

      Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

      Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally.”

      This is in sharp contrast to the Christian belief of “But I say to you, love your enemies and bless the one who curses you, and do what is beautiful to the one who hates you, and pray over those who take you by force and persecute you.”


      Comment by electronicsrepairman — September 30, 2012 @ 8:48 AM | Reply

  7. People from all the parts of worlds are sharing their ideas. I think there is a huge difference between Islam and any other systems like communism , capitalism. The ideology of Islam is as old as Adam so it is obvious that all other ideology were extracted from Islam. Islam has its own system of beliefs which are incumbent and not comparable to any other. Communism is a system without any kind of faith , those who contemplate that Islam does not protect the basic human rights they are at at sea. Islam has provided an unprecedented system which circumcise all the human needs and provides ultimate solution of problems. Like Islam has given a political system which is headed by a Khalifa , the person who is elected by the Muslims by consensus. his function is to govern the people and protect them , provide them with basic needs and he is responsible for any kind of problems. Islam has provided punishments for culprits as all the people are equal in islam except those who are corrupt and own evil intentions. By implementing these punishment like those were practiced in Saudi arabia, the outcome is astonishing thus having the lowest crime rate in the world.


    Comment by Islamisation — May 9, 2013 @ 10:46 PM | Reply

    • You’re so right dude, surrender to Islam! People of the west, you are weak and we will consume you all!


      Comment by Evan Essance — August 19, 2017 @ 6:09 PM | Reply

  8. Secondly I would like to discuss the major problem which have imaged Islam as evil religion which is terrorism. The problem is that Muslims are not terrorist at all and Islam gives the right to minorities to practice their religion freely.


    Comment by Islamisation — May 9, 2013 @ 10:49 PM | Reply

    • You mean like the Coptic Christians in Egypt? If that’s what you call freedom I’d hate to see your definition of oppression.


      Comment by nina — May 16, 2013 @ 2:33 PM | Reply

  9. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


    Comment by OyiaBrown — May 17, 2013 @ 3:53 AM | Reply

  10. The lives of the practitioners of other religions in
    the Muslim society was also given protective status.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him!)
    said: “Whoever kills a person who has a truce with
    the Muslims will never smell the fragrance of
    Paradise.” (Saheeh Muslim)

    Since the upper hand was with the Muslims, the
    Prophet strictly warned against any maltreatment of
    people of other faiths. He said: “Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-
    Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or
    burdens them with more than they can bear, or
    takes anything from them against their free
    will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain
    against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)

    The teachings of the Prophet on how you and I
    should treat our Non-Muslim friends and
    neighbours on a day to day basis as well as how to
    government should treat a Non-Muslim citizen of a
    Muslim state. “He who believes in God and the Last Day
    should honour his guest, should not harm his
    neighbour, should speak good or keep
    quiet.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

    “Whoever hurts a Non-Muslim citizen of a
    Muslim state hurts me, and he who hurts me
    annoys God.” (Bukhari)

    “He who hurts a Non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim
    state, I am his adversary, and I shall be his
    adversary on the Day of a
    Judgement.” (Bukhari)

    From above words of prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) anyone can easily understand that islam is the religion of peace. The treat between Prophet and Jews who were minority in Medhina which is known as Medhina Charter, is a great example which shows islam is the religion of peace. Prophet says “Beware on the Day of Judgement; I shall
    mysefl be complainant against him who wrongs
    a Non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim state or lays
    on him a responsibility greater than he can bear
    or deprives him of anything that belongs to
    him.” (Al-Mawardi)


    Comment by Midlaj — July 12, 2013 @ 10:37 AM | Reply

  11. Thanks for your post BtC. I was doing some research about terrorism (Islamism) in my writings and I can’t recall just how the connection between Islam and Communism came to my thinking, but I decided to do a little research of the similarities of the two. Hence, I stumbled upon your post here. I’ve just started doing an exposition on terrorism/Islamism – I am taking some time off of my project on Aristotelianism and Ethics – and my next post will cover this topic in detail along with the history of terrorism as we know have come to know it today. I think the results will surprise – they have for me. Do you care if I make some references to your post here? You can find me at and your comments would be appreciated. Thanks!


    Comment by D.B. Phillips — August 13, 2013 @ 9:44 PM | Reply

  12. One more similarity that is missing here :-

    Muslims or Communists when in minority always speak about freedom of speech, human rights but the same privilages they are not ready to offer to others, when they are in majority.


    Comment by War On Terror — April 14, 2014 @ 7:33 AM | Reply

  13. Reblogged this on ElderofZyklon's Blog!.


    Comment by Cj aka Elderofzyklons Blog — May 21, 2015 @ 2:42 AM | Reply

  14. all the info in this article is mostly interprated from a deviated sect of islam called SHIASM … on the other hand Islam is quite different in alot of respect….. Islam doesnt disapprove private ownership , their r laws of inheritance, no extra taxation except zakah and jizya …. iSLAM gave religious freedom to all other religions… Islamic ruler is accountable in court even by a shepherd …… islam doesnt beleive in violance unless until muslim r forced itno war…


    Comment by nabeel — June 22, 2015 @ 10:19 PM | Reply

  15. Your points are extremely vague. The “evidence” used to try and draw a connection between Communism and Islam can also be used to argue Communism and Christianity are similar–It’s just a matter of replacing the verses quoted.


    Comment by Walt — January 5, 2016 @ 10:45 AM | Reply

  16. Zionism, Islam and Communism. The three plagues on Western civilization.


    Comment by PickPocket — May 23, 2016 @ 1:40 PM | Reply

  17. 1–You must have been learning from Isis.pls get a real teacher who will show you where in d Quran Allah enjoins Muslims to be compassionate with their numbers.
    2– going by your analysis you should have been dead by now if truly Muslims are what you day they are.
    3–use your time and resources to add positive value to your life.

    Good luck


    Comment by Kauther — November 16, 2016 @ 12:16 AM | Reply

  18. At the beginning I could make sense of how you were discerning between Communism and Islam. However, I am quite disappointed in how you developed your explanation. The development was quite one-sided; not neutral. Although you do possess some knowledge about Islam, you do not possess the complete knowledge of the terminology. You view it as something which captivates an individual from freedom, it could also be thought of as a religious restrain guiding mankind towards paradise. I know you have some controversies regarding this subject but it would be wise and prudent if you would learn about this religion a little further, and please try to interpret it from various angles. I hope the next time, if there is, you would write a neutral explanation.


    Comment by CMAARD — January 4, 2017 @ 2:25 PM | Reply

  19. While nowadays such a negative image of Islam is being ahown by people anyone who listens about killing bombing he directly the image or idea comes in his mind a terrorist and who that is terrorist is according to hin is muslim and it obvously relates to Islam directly but this is totallt wrong i openly reject this type of thought . In Islam it is clear that “Any one who kills an innocent human it means it is killing of wole humanity”. Muslims are not are terorist interestingly i am gonna give you a example in 2001 attak at world trade centre only there were 3 jews who were killed but the number of working jews was more than 3000 . Had jews a dream before attack that they will be killed then. All the killing and terrorism is being done in the name of Islam but the reality very much is contrary to this.


    Comment by Islam is religion of peace — April 11, 2017 @ 9:16 AM | Reply

  20. what is he saying( The only real peace in Islam is the complete and total defeat and surrender of the foes of Islam, thus no such thing as a peace treaty can be negotiated with an Islamic Country). This is not true dear writer , first read the Islam and then come, u dont know anything about Islam. this is such an immaturity that u r commenting on a religion whether ur study is not complete about it . Read the reign of 4 khakiphas ….. .


    Comment by mansoor — March 15, 2018 @ 11:27 PM | Reply

  21. I don’t know if Islam itsef is communist
    But sharia is definitely socialist totalitarian
    The Islamic state is facist and gives no room to freedom
    It’s the same stupid principle of guiding people like they were small children just as the Nazis and Stalin would do.
    It’s really pathetic


    Comment by Maax — April 19, 2018 @ 4:26 PM | Reply

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