Since the beginning of this chapter, it is clearly stated that matter
is not an absolute being as the materialists claim but rather a collection of senses
created by Allah. Materialists resist in an extremely dogmatic manner this evident reality
which destroys their philosophy and bring forward baseless anti-theses.
For example, one of the biggest advocates of the materialist philosophy
in the 20th century, an ardent Marxist, George Politzer, gave the "bus example"
as the "greatest evidence" for the existence of matter. According to Politzer,
philosophers who think that matter is a perception also run away when they see a bus and
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When another famous materialist, Johnson, was told that matter is a
collection of perceptions, he tried to "prove" the physical existence of stones
by giving them a kick.
A similar example is given by Friedrich Engels, the mentor of Politzer
and the founder of dialectic materialism along with Marx, who wrote "if the cakes we
eat were mere perceptions, they would not stop our
There are similar examples and impetuous sentences such as "you
understand the existence of matter when you are slapped in the face" in the books of
famous materialists such as Marx, Engels, Lenin, and others.
The disorder in comprehension that gives way to these examples of the
materialists is their interpreting the explanation of "matter is a perception"
as "matter is a trick of light". They think that the concept of perception is
only limited to sight and that perceptions like touching have a physical correlate. A bus
knocking a man down makes them say "Look, it crashed, therefore it is not a
perception". What they do not understand is that all perceptions experienced during a
bus crash such as hardness, collision, and pain are formed in the brain.