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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My journey from Islam
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Evil eyes, magic, and jinns
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Muhammad – Allah’s Favorite Prophet

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Rulings/Fiqh

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Women, the Inferior Species in Islam

Islam is a religion by men for men.  The narrative of Islam empowers women is just not true.  Islam may have given women some rights that they did not have, but it also froze their rights in time so that they could never get any more.  As well, many of the rights are very one-sided in Islam.  Wouldn’t it make more sense for God to send general principles such as “treat women well” that we could apply to each culture rather than strict rules that would soon become outdated in modern societies?

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Anti-Semitism in the Quran and Sunnah

On one hand we have a group of people that claims God chose them out of all people on earth (Judaism) . On the other hand you have a religion (Islam) that claims that God hates those same group of people more than almost anyone else. 

The Quran and Sunnah are full of harsh criticism against the Jews.  This has translated into deep antisemitism in many of today’s Muslim community.

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Islam tries to explain stuff

When we look at Islam, we see the attempts of early humanity trying to explain stuff. I can just imagine the companions of Muhammad eagerly asking him these questions

  1. Where did the Earth come from?
    The heavens and earth were joined and then God split them.(Quran 29:30)
  2. Where did humanity come from?
    Adam and Eve. (Quran 4:1)
  3. How is it fortune tellers work?
    The devils go up to heaven where God is, and sometimes they snatch a hearing of God’s decree to the angels. But the devils mix up the true stuff with falsehood. And that’s what shooting stars are. (Quran 41:12, 67:5)
  4. Where did magic come from?
    Simple, the angels Harut and Marut taught it to men (2:102, Quran)
  5. Where does the sun go at sunset?
    It goes below the Throne of Allah (Bukhari)
  6. What are jinns?
    Magical creatures made of a type of fire that can possess you, they eat your poop, and they can go in your nose if you don’t wash it when you wake up, go in your mouth if you don’t cover it when you yawn, and run through your blood. Shaytan farts when the adhan (call to prayer) is made and flies away. It you don’t say Bismillah they eat part of your food and if you don’t pray before having sex they harm your child. They can appear sometimes to people or in the form of animals (black dog, snakes, etc). They also have religions – they can be Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and they even have animals like we do! (Various Hadith)
  7. What is an eclipse?
    It a a sign of Allah meant to scare us. (Nasai)
  8. Why does a child look like the mother or father?
    Depends who has an orgasm first (Bukhari)
  9. Why do babies cry when they are born?
    Because Shaytan is angry at humans and pricks them. (Muslim)
  10. Why does meat rot?
    Because of the sins of bani Israeel (Muslim)

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Did Moses Really Exist? (Video)

“There is no historical evidence outside of the Bible, no mention of Moses outside the Bible, and no independent confirmation that Moses ever existed.”

—Dr. Michael D. Coogan, lecturer on the Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School
The biblical figure of Moses has been the center of fascination for over 2,000 years, but what do we really know about him? Was he a real person? Did the Exodus truly happen? Or is the story in the Pentateuch a mythical tale written centuries after the alleged events? Why does Moses’s story resemble that of many other lawgivers and legendary individuals? Why are there so many elements of sun and wine god myths in the story of Moses? What does the focus on the serpent in his story signify? Who was Yahweh? The Elohim?

“The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus story is disputed amongst archaeologists and Egyptologists, with experts in the field of biblical criticism citing logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence and related origin myths in Canaanite culture.” —”Moses,” Wikipedia

 

Grooming Minds (Video)

Child indoctrination is an act of subjugation, colonizing a human brain in its most impressionable state with an ideology its simply not equipped to process. An ideology that will extend a far reach over the child’s life. Signing up needs to be an act of informed consent, not a power based child coercion that bypasses coercion generation after generation. We wouldn’t abide by it in politics, we shouldn’t abide it in religion. We need to put an end to this inexcusable practice of grooming minds.
 
Instead of forcing your kids, do everything you can to teach your kids all the available religions and the options of none. Learn logic and logical fallacies and argumentation. Teach them about manipulations through emotional appeals. Teach them about psychological biases humans possess. In short, do everything you can to equip your child with critical thinking skills and immunize it against exploitation. Give them all the reasons why they should believe what you believe, and then let your child believe what they want to. If you are on the right beliefs, they will chose your religion.

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The Quran’s Mistaken Claim Against the Jews

Muslims claim that the Quran is the literal word of God.  It uses the most precise, accurate language possible.  Yet it inaccurately describes the Jews as calling Uzair the son of Allah.  Is this a mistake?  Is this the best possible way that Allah could have conveyed this?  Did the author of the Quran not know that future generations would be confused by this verse?

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