Thus a Muslim, having attested to the Kalimah of Tau h eed ( SHAHADATAIN ), he is required to be wary and vigilant by striving to embrace whole-heartedly the ways of Islam, and to shun totally the ways of Satan (the embodiment of this evil is collectively referred to as TAGHUT .)
Although many may imagine that “ TAGHUT ” as some unseen ‘spiritual’ entity – as represented by the source of evil i.e. the devil – yet the reality of “ TAGHUT ” is the deviationist teachings of Materialism , which is what ‘idolatry, love of worldly power, lust, greed etc.’ can be categorised under, something so apparent and can be seen.
Thus ‘modern’ Muslims who pride themselves as being intellectual, rational and ‘progressive’, who indeed may have rejected myths ( TAKHAYYUL ) and superstitions ( KHURAFAT ), yet they may still be followers of “ TAGHUT ” – ideologies that will lead them away from TAU H IID towards “ SHIRK ” ; from “Light” into “Darkness”; from “Faith” to “Unbelief”.
These Muslims, referred to as hypocrites, would outwardly insist their loyalty and affiliation is with the Muslims, yet they are merely mocking Islam. They may have a hidden agenda for this, because their true loyalty is in fact with their ‘leaders’ whom Allah describes as their ‘Satans’ ( SHAYAATIN ).