The movie “The Matrix” was based on the theory of a French Philosopher/Sociologist of what is going on in our society today. It was a concept taken by the movie producers using Jean Baudrillard’s idea of Post-Modernity, and for Baudrillard, he was discussing what is actually happening now. The Matrix showed humans are actually like “batteries” nowadays with all this technology and how reality is difficult to identify.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The idea of this red pill and blue pill within the Matrix is also really interesting. The choice Neo was given by Morpheus was between the Blue pill that symbolises the blissful ignorance of illusion and the Red pill which meant embracing the sometimes painful but truth of actual reality.
THE HOLOGRAPHIC WORLD OF ILLUSION HOW WE PERCEIVE MATTER AND EVERYTHING AROUND US- BRAIN
“What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
Quranic verses explaining this world is not real:
[3:185] Every person tastes death, then you receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever misses Hell, barely, and makes it to Paradise, has attained a great triumph. The life of this world is no more than an illusion.
[6:32] The life of this world is no more than illusion and vanity, while the abode of the Hereafter is far better for the righteous. Do you not understand?!
[57:20] Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is either severe retribution, or forgiveness from GOD and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.
The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will ( 2:212)
[6:33] We know that you may be saddened by what they say. You should know that it is not you that they reject; it is GOD’s revelations that the wicked disregard.
“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
The idea of this red pill and blue pill within the Matrix is also really interesting. The choice Neo was given by Morpheus was between the Blue pill that symbolises the blissful ignorance of illusion and the Red pill which meant embracing the sometimes painful but truth of actual reality…
This concept of the pills can explain society very well now, because if we are continuing to live in the blue “blissful ignorance” then we are floating by without a care in the world, a lot like the batteries from the Matrix.
However, if we embrace the painful red reality, atleast we are aware of the truth, and not living a fake life of illusions with all these ideas of luxuries the Capitalists try and create.
So which pill will you choose?
In the hadiths of the Messenger of Allah it says ‘ Dajjal (The ONE-EYED Antichrist) will have with him both Paradise and Hell’. So which one did Mr. Reeves decide to take OR SHOULD WE TAKE ?
Uqba bin Amr said to Hudhaifa (radi Allahu anhuma), “Won’t you relate to us of what you have heard from Rasul Allah?” He said, “I heard him saying, “When Ad-Dajjal appears, he will have fire [ BLUE pill ] and water [ RED PILL ] along with him. What the people will consider as cold water [ blue pill ] , will be fire that will burn. So, if anyone of you comes across this, he should fall into the thing which will appear to him as fire, for in reality, it will be fresh cold water.” [Sahih Bukhari]
Another hadith in Sahih Bukhari mentions that Dajjal “will bring with him what will resemble Hell [ RED PILL ] and Paradise [ BLUE PILL ], and what he will call Paradise will actually be Hell.” Dajjal is the ultimate imposter. What he brings is just to test humankind to see who believes in him and who remains steadfast in their belief in Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). True Paradise and Hell are with Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) alone and only He has the power to put people where they truly belong.
“Whoever meets the Dajjal and sees the water and the fire, he should fall in the fire and not the water, as the fire will actually be water and the water will actually be fire.” (Huzaifah/Mishkat). Another variation of this Hadith “…he will also have Paradise and Hell with him. Though his Paradise will appear as Paradise, in reality it will be Hell, and likewise, though his Hell will appear like Hell, in reality it will be Paradise.” (Sahih Muslim)
– the diabolic BLUE pill, keeps a veil over your eyes and represent all things destructive to the growth of the children of Adam and all things evil
– the RED pill, keeps a believer aware, awake and informed admist satan’s devices for deceit and destruction. THERE WOULD BE MANY FALLEN SAINTS TO PUT STOP TO HIS EVIL PLAN.