Back in 2003, I decided to to create a web site to share Islamic videos with others.
At the time, there was only Islamicity.com which offered free Islamic videos, but they were very limited and you had to pay money in order to watch them. So I decided I wanted to share Islam with others so I created a free site with Islamic videos. My friend told me that it would be too expensive to host free videos, so I created a small web hosting company in order to fund the site.
I found a major challenge. Nobody wanted to allow me to put their videos online for free. Everyone was too stingy to share their Islamic videos for free online. They were profiting from selling their $10 VHS tapes in Islamic video stores and could not be bothered with putting them online. A notable exception was Khalid Jan who gave me permission to put all his videos for free online. So I had to video tape them myself. I bought some camera equipment and went to conferences and events and recorded them myself. One example of this is this Ziaullah Khan video. I still had a major challenge. Most of the sheikhs refused to allow me to put the video online for whatever reasons… Fast forward to Youtube, and everyone is doing it now. But back then, it was a major struggle to convince them.
I also put articles on there, like this article praising jihad, among others.
Many years later, I am now leaving Islam. The reasons are posted on my blog here. I hope that some people will find my blog and read about why I left Islam. Check out the Top Posts here.