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

Subscribe to my channel on YouTube.  Here are some of my videos:

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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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The Eternal Damnation of Hell
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Jesus in Islam, The Copy-Pasted Prophet
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On Criticizing Religion
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Creation Myths, The Big Bang, and the Quran
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Punishment for Adultery In Islam
Part 1
Part 2
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Is there such a thing as free will?
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On Mindfulness
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On daylight hours, prayers and moon sightings
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Muslim Community’s response to me leaving Islam
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Some thoughts on why people become religious

Ismailism to Sunnism


The Story of LightUponLight and VerseByVerseQuran


Story of Noah
Purpose and Meaning of Life
My life as a Muslim In Canada, Secularism and freedom of religion Was Prophet Muhammad a pedophile? Cheryl – How I became Muslim and my husband leaving Islam

Divorce in Islam

Divorce laws in Islam are the perfect example of a flawed system that leads to volatile and unstable family dynamics. They cause so much pain and suffering in the family. As a Muslim, divorce laws in Islam used to cause me a lot of confusion. I could not understand how a perfect divine being would come up with such strange laws that aren’t well designed. There is terrible and great suffering in Muslim families because of these terribly formulated laws.  Men often regret uttering the words of divorce, and women often feel responsible for “angering their husbands” and causing him to utter divorce.  It causes terrible sadness and mental grief for families who end up in this situation

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Sex While Menstruating

In Islam it is forbidden to have sex with your wife while she is menstruating.  This idea existed before Islam and continued into Islam.  The idea that a woman is dirty or impure during menstruation comes from ancient myth and has no basis in reality. The author of the Quran seemed unaware of the purpose of the monthly period. There is no medical reason to avoid period sex and in fact many women are more sexually aroused during this period. If both partners are comfortable, intercourse during menstruation can be wonderful and satisfying.

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The Watchmaker Argument For God

One of the arguments for the existence of God is nature itself.  The fact that we have eyes, lungs, brains, organs and a functioning body.  We look in awe and wonder at our bodies and the universe and say “There must be a God”

The Teleological argument (also known as the Watchmaker analogy or sometimes as Intelligent Design) claims that if you would see a watch, you would know there is a designer.  In the same way when you look at nature and most specifically, the complexity of us human beings, you can assume there is a designer because it’s like the watch.

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Responding to the Odd/Even Math Miracle of the Quran

One of the claims regarding the Quran is there is a checksum on it.

What is a checksum?  Well it’s an integrity check, a way for an author to sign or “seal the envelope” in order to indicate that the message has not been tampered with. A very simple checksum would be for example if I put the total word count at the bottom of this article.  When you get to the bottom you can see if the number matches the words in this article and you can confirm its correct.  However this wouldn’t be very tamper proof as you could change all of the words and maintain the same number in order to still pass the checksum. A better checksum would be to assign each letter a value (A is 1, B is 2 and so on) and then put the total at the end.  This would be better, but it’s still very weak as someone could tamper with it as long as they kept the same number of letter uses the same it would still pass the checksum.  Nevertheless the point should be clear.

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The so-called mathematical miracle of the Quran

Some people claim there are mathematical miracles to the Quran in terms of number of times words appear to be the same.  The reason I never bothered responding to such a claim is because it’s such a weak argument. It was never used historically and is an overall lame argument. Just because you find some patterns in the book does not mean it had a divine author.  I am sure if you pick up any book including Shakespeare you will find some interesting coincidences, intentionally put in there or otherwise.   If anyone actually spent the time to count the words you would see it’s really a case of cherrypicking and stretching the data to fit the narrative.

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