Light Upon Light

Back in 2003, I decided to to create a web site to share Islamic videos with others.

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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.

The challenge

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.

Leaving Islam

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.

2 thoughts on “Light Upon Light

  1. Because men and women are not equal. Islam does not require women to be srpoprteus for men. Men has to pay all expenses bills, children’s education, women’s daily expenses etc. There’s no binding on women to pay for any expenses. In fact as per Islamic Legal rules, women are not even bound to take care of the family. There’s nothing men can do if women do not take care of the family and wants to engage servants to do all the job. Women is not required to fight, does not have to go to war, do nasty jobs like clean sewerage, become construction workers and so on. Men has to do all those nasty, physically challenging jobs.Men and women have different qualities, role and responsibilities and thus difference in them requires different guidance.The verse 4:128 explains the situation when men is the troublemaker instead of women and what women should do in that situation.

    1. Hi Anam.,
      I appreciate you asked the question, so that others can correct you. In Islam men and women are equal, but in different ways. Both are worshipping Allah and has to do good deeds. Men is the one who goes to work and take care of the family, Women is given as a gift for the men. Women is the queen and all in charge of the house. She has to cook, wash, clean, she is the one who become pregnant, she is the one who carries the baby for 9+ months with all the difficulties, after all she has to suffer the pain, then take care of that baby for the entire life, where men are not eligible for that, and we cannot.
      Allah is the creator of everything, He knows the best. A car manufacturer will know how to fix it and where to place the things, a tyre cannot complaint that it has to roll all the roads and the front glass cannot be proud because it is in the upper level, without that also the car will function. All the functions put together will give as a nice and complete car. Will we accept a car with a damage or something missing?? ., Likewise the creator knows where to place the things and the people in our life to make it happier and complete. The eternal and complete life is hereafter. If we think we will get more examples from the nature.
      Stick to reading the translations of Quran. do good and forbid evil.
      Let Allah guide us in a straight path.

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