Abdullah Sameer – My Journey From Islam

أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the Acquainted? (67:14)

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Why I left Islam – Core Issues

These are the main issues I found with Islam.  If you want to understand the real problems I found, start here.

 Reflections

Dialogues and discussions I had after leaving Islam.  Some thoughts

Rulings/Fiqh

These are not why I left Islam.  They are reflections after leaving Islam.  Keep in mind that even if I was completely wrong about every single one of these, it would not make me come back to Islam.  As a Secular Humanist, I find these to be troubling issues we find and they seem to show that Allah is not the intelligent supreme being that sent us a beautiful wise religion but rather a 7th century invention with barbaric rules and orders that matched that early era but do not belong in today’s world.

History

Sometimes history is not what it seems

My videos

Why banning interest is bad for Muslims

One of the strangest oddities in Islam is that Islam bans interest, both receiving and paying it.  Prophet Muhammad probably took this rule from Judaism and continued it in Islam.  He may have seen some harms caused by interest and decided to ban it outright, or maybe he wanted to add more credence and legitimacy to his religion by taking laws from Judaism.  Either way, banning interest has led to many Muslims suffering and struggling their entire lives, living in mediocrity rather than excelling and building capital for their families.  I am arguing here that Islam is bad for humanity, and in particular, this rule of forbidding interest is bad for humanity and harms Muslims that follow it.  I will give actual financial numbers to show that interest actually can be beneficial, especially when it comes to renting vs. owning.

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Interview with Pakistani Ex Muslim Abdul Hannan

Just had a GREAT live discussion with Abdul Hannan. He really spoke from his heart, almost in tears sometimes, about how he wished Muslims could know what he now knew. He also presented some arguments as to why he no longer believes in the religion.
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• Background and history
• Similarities between our stories
• How he left Islam
• Hell and the idea of it
• Family members – reaction from them
• What he believes now (God or no God)
• Death threats/reactions from Muslims
• Topic of Islam – Quran variants
• Alcohol, bacon, etc
• His opinion of Muhammad before and after leaving Islam
• Current state of Muslims, political issues (Saudi, Shia, Sunni)
• Why he is public and motivated to speak about this

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Interview with Hajj Talib

I’m very happy to introduce my interview with my friend Hajj Talib.  Talib is a friend of mine who I have known for several years. He is a convert to Islam for around 33 years, and recently went through the same process of awakening as I did. He had a tough childhood, going from a broken home with an abusive father to living in a foster home and learning to fight to survive. He is now an internationally recognized martial arts master, published author, mentor, seminar leader and public speaker, and is working on a book called “From Munich to Mecca.” Talib is widely traveled and studied and even taught Arabic. He used to work as a visiting imam in prisons in England.

Check out our interview.

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The flawed Islamic calendar

“Will they not then ponder on the Qur’an? If it had been from other than Allah they would have found therein much incongruity.” (4:82)

One of the problems with the Islamic calendar is its based on the moon, which doesn’t line up well with a solar year. According to the Quran, its forbidden to add months to the Islamic calendar, because Allah has fixed time in 632 AD so we shouldn’t mess with it.  As usual, Muhammad was a product of his limited situation and didn’t perceive the flaws in this method of observing time.

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