The Joker reminds me of the Devil

So I finally watched The Dark Knight and i thought it was very good.  One thing that I noticed at the end of the movie was that the Joker, played by Heath Ledger who was recently visited by the Angel of Death (Malik-ul-Mawt), reminded me of how hard the Devil (Shaytan) tries to corrupt people.  The Joker throughout the movie was trying to corrupt Batman and turning him evil.  He didn’t want Batman to die, he just wanted him to become evil like him.  He was the only criminal that wasn’t in it for the money.  He wasn’t it for the power either.  He was a “religious” criminal.  His entire aim and goal was to corrupt people into following the path of evil.

This is exactly what the Devil is trying to do with us.  The Devil is so devoted to the cause of evil that he prays to God (Allah) for the misguidance of humanity.  He is not concerned with how much money you have or how much power you have.  He just wants you to stray from true way of life (Islam) and become misguided.

So as true believers (Muslims) we need to become like Batman and stay strong fighting off the evil whispers of the Devil and struggle in the path of God to bring justice and peace (Jihad).

14 Replies to “The Joker reminds me of the Devil”

  1. Actually…

    “its not about money, its about sending a message” <- thats a very good ideal to live by

    The joker is not greedy, he doesnt want to show off, he lives a simple life.

    He merely believes everyone is corrupt and therefore anarchy is the best way to solve it.

    He is so devoted to his goal that he would die for it. I think more Muslims can learn from this example.

    The Jokers devotion and personal lifestyle I find admirable. HOWEVER, his message and methods are totally evil and messed up.

  2. man i think you’re reaching with this. lol. the movie is nuanced and i don’t buy the whole batman is good, joker is evil. it goes much deeper than that…

  3. Oh and I forgot, I REALLY liked the way you just compared us to BATMAN lol. Good point and I guess its a good analogy for the young Muslims LOL. But if I show this movie to my dad and say Muslims are like Batman I think he’ll flip.

  4. peace be upon you all,

    I saw the movie in Imax it was amazing graphics..but i think Ledger didnt do that great of a job as joker. he made him out to be a maniac and if anyone say the early 90s cartoon joker was more of a comic genius then a maniac.

    Also, i think Batman is a mushrik. Come on people he puts his tawakul in a symbol of a bat. tisk tisk. Superman is the true hero, he uses calligraphy not idols, and he is truly a musafir.

    Peace ~ MoCo

  5. Man superman and his dad jor-ell be claiming to be Jesus and the father ISTAGHFIRALLAH. (watch the movie again, theres a CRAZY Christian undertone)

    And the Batman symbol has no eyes 😛

  6. Actually, the Christian undertone in Superman movies are imposed in the movies ONLY. In the comics, it is more in tuned with Jewish analogies (since the creators, Siegel and Shuster, are both Jews), and it is more kinda Moses-alike. But then again, both are just interpretations by fans who are fanatics to those faiths, LOL.

    Anyways, I like how we tend to interprets anything (in this case, a MOVIE based on fictitious characters) to be in tune with our own understandings. As a fan of superhero genres (comics and movies based on them), I do see these superheroes tales as a modern-style parables of the classic GOOD-VS-EVIL conflict. We could relate in a way or two with these heroes when they show good qualities or deeds, and should steer away from following any of their weaknesses (they’re HUMANS after all).

    I’ve yet to watch THE DARK KNIGHT, but I liked how you interpret The Joker as the devil, which is quite in tuned with what his character is supposed to be (doing evil stuffs just because he can and wanted to). Though there are some kind of people (the socialist kind of people) who actually “praised” The Joker as the “champion” against the capitalist people, and believe in “anarchism”.

    And Batman’s strive against the criminals is to be admired, though in the comics, Batman is more of an agnostic-type of person, always been that ever since the death of both of his parents when he’s 8, so we SHOULDN’T emulate THAT.

  7. TDK was all about how Batman is GW bush. From torture to rendition to wiretapping, it was all about showing how GWB actions are what are best for america, while America thinks of him as a villian.

  8. Perhaps it is unusual for an American who is also Athiest to comment on the blog. I surprise further by stating I agree with the author’s intelligent and insightful view of the movie “The Dark Lnight”. It was my wife who pointed to me the devilish side of the Joker, how he double crosses everyone he is involved in. She partly remembered a line from the Judeo-CHristian bible in which the devil says he would rather corrupt the heart of a single innocent than witn the allegience of 100 criminals. It indeed sounds like the Joker. I think there is a leson here that any person,m regardless of relegion, is capable of giving in to corruption and evil and must work hard within ourselves to prevent fallling into the trap. Good luck to us all on that.

  9. Are U ALL NUTZ???

    The Origin of the Joker a.k.a. “The Man Who Laughs”.

    In the Origin of the “The Man Who Laughs,” the joker is a young lad and a pathetic victim instead
    of his usual role as a villain. In this moving melodrama he had a dual role, starring as both
    Gwynplaine (The Man Who Laughs), and also as Lord Clancharlie, Gwynplaine’s father, a Scottish
    nobleman who has rebelled against King James II in 17th-century Britain. As Lord Clancharlie is
    being placed for execution in the notorious “Iron Maiden,” he asks what will be done with his son,
    Gwynplaine. King James’ cruel jester pulls the boys mouth apart in a grimace, and the king
    understands that the young boy with a beaming, angelic smile will be given to a notorious band of
    nomads, the Comprachicos.

    The Comprachicos purposely disfigure the young boy by carving the corners of his mouth into a
    fixed, hideous grin. As if what they have done turns into a bad Omen, the Comprachicos are exiled
    from England, abandoning Gwynplaine in the English countryside during a severe snowstorm burning
    his facial expression into a permanent one.

    Plodding through the storm, the youngster comes across a baby girl in the arms of her frozen and
    lifeless mother. Although the boy doesn’t have any reason to perpetuate acts of kindness due to
    his practically shattered spirit, his heart goes out to this young child, and he rescues her. As
    he plods through the howling storm with the baby in tow, they are saved by a small traveling
    troupe of actors who are led by kindly philosopher, Ursus. Ursus is horrified when he sees
    Gwynplaine’s disfigured face, and he realizes that the baby girl, Dea, is blind.

    They are both adopted by the troupe, and years later Dea, has grown into a beautiful blind girl.
    A romance of the heart, not of the eyes, develops between Gwyplaine and Dea. Gwynplaine, who has
    now become a famous performing clown, is finally happy, and fate steps in when Gwynplaine discovers
    he is heir to a peerage and is summoned back to London.

    It is there that his life will take a fateful turn when the jester who had persuaded the king to
    disfigure Gwynplaine and the queen, see an opportunity to continue their mind-twisted torture.


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