Abdullah Sameer

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

Support my work by contributing subtitles

Dear friends and supporters,

I have spent many hours working on my blog and videos. Making videos is not cheap. It comes with a huge time investment and equipment needed. In total I have purchased hundreds of dollars of software licenses (Adobe Premiere CS), microphone and camera and lighting equipment and all that jazz.

Since I have personally put in my own money all along, I am now going to ask you to support me by subtitling my videos.

 

My YouTube is intentionally NOT monetized, and I purposely don’t have a Patreon creator account. While I wouldn’t mind being able to hire others to help do some of the grunt work in video editing, translating and so on, I want to keep my motives clean and pure for everyone to see. There is no financial incentive for me in the work I do and I want to keep it that way for the maximum benefit

It’s pure fesabillilah! For Allah’s sake! Actually, its for the love of humanity rather and wanting to make the world a better place.

But do support me, share my content far and wide and let’s help people wake up from the haze of Islam and into the clarity of enlightenment and reason!

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Does the Quran contain hate speech?

A Muslim once accused me of spreading bigotry and hate.  I told him that I do no such thing.  I stand for human rights for all, regardless of skin colour, race, religion, or sexuality.  I do however speak out against certain bad ideas.  Religions are ideas, and ideas do not have rights.  There is nothing wrong with discussing why you agree or disagree with Communism, Christianity, Nazism, Buddhism, Atheism, or Islam.  They are just ideas.

The Quran actually attacks not just kufr (disbelief), but people (non-Muslims).  See for yourself!

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Response to Mustafa Muhammad Shahin

Mustafa Muhammed Sahin

Mustafa Muhammad Shahin of Muslim Apologetics Australia made a 36 minute response video to my first video I made 2 years ago in August 2016. This was my first video I made which went viral and has over half a million views on YouTube.

This is my response, and I apologize for the length. I wanted to reply to each of his points.

As a reminder this was my first video I ever made after only one year of being exmuslim. I have learned much since then but I am thankful to say I still agree with all of my original points made that day.

I invited Mustafa to discuss these claims in a live conversation but he declined, stating that he doesn’t do live discussions and would prefer I respond to his video with another video.

What follows is my response to each of his points

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Did Muhammad Split the Moon and Lack of Evidence

“The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.” (54:1, Yusuf Ali translation)

“The moon was split ( into two pieces ) while we were with the Prophet (ﷺ) in Mina. He said, “Be witnesses.” Then a Piece of the moon went towards the mountain.” (Bukhari 3869)

Like the expression goes “From the mouth of babes,” we have glimpses of insight into life. 20 years ago, still not quite a Sunni Muslim, I was walking with my friend asking him questions about the religion. Eager to learn, I asked him “What miracles did Prophet Muhammad do?” to which he responded, “Prophet Muhammad split the moon.”

My face lit up, and I got excited! This was a fantastic revelation to me. This was concrete, substantial evidence that the religion was true. I eagerly said, “That’s amazing! So there must have been other cultures who saw the moon being split and recorded it, right? This must have been one of the world-changing events of the 7th century, a major event in world history that all of humanity recorded this incredible sight of splitting the moon.” It’s interesting that even back then I felt that evidence was valuable. That’s why I was eventually able to see my way through Islam.

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