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

Medium

You can also see my published posts on Medium

Also see Why are Muslims running away?

If I could redo my life

If I could go back in time and restart my life, there are so many things I would change, but the one thing I would not change is leaving Islam. This one change opened up the doors for me to freedom.
Leaving Islam gave me the ability to live my life the way I wanted to live it, not the way the muftis and molvis and scholars determined it should be.
We don’t know for sure what Muhammad really said and did. But what the companions and the scholars decided to preserve is what we got. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather live my life being free rather than being a slave to what Muhammad wanted me to say and do.
It’s reported Muhammad once said that this life is a prison for believers. Do you want to be in a prison your whole life? Both a mental and physical prison, where you are told what to wear, what you can read, what to do and not do, all for an imaginary paradise?
“The day of judgement is coming” is another technique of prophets and scam-messiahs. They use this technique to keep their followers in check. Not just Muhammad but even modern prophets have been known to scare their followers with threats of the next world coming.  Wayne Bent who was the leader of Lord Our Righteousness Church eventually told them he was the messiah and that anyone that follows him will be safe from the coming wrath of God on a specific date. The date came and went and nothing happened.
You would think his followers would have seen through him by now, but they didn’t. He just gave them a new date. Wayne was eventually arrested for sex with minors and put on a 10 year sentence, of which he served 7 because he got skin cancer.
In “Strangers” Malcolm Gladwell talks about our truth-bias. We have a bias to assume people are telling the truth, and it takes insurmountable evidence to flip that. We also tend to believe people are transparent. This gives confident con-men an advantage in deceiving us.
The only difference between modern cult leaders and ancient religious leaders like Muhammad is that in an age of superstition and darkness these weeds grow and over time they change into religion.  Once cults become a religion and get state approval births and conversions push the religion into the millions and billions. Other than that, there is no difference between a modern cult that is shut down and a religion like Judaism or Islam that began the same way.

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