Have there been Muslims who preach Islam in a way that makes you want to vomit, or even consider apostasy? Have there been people coming at you with those big beards, throwing Quran verses and hadiths at you for a shock effect? Do you live in a Muslim country where scholars refuse to denounce domestic violence, honor killings, oppression of non-muslims, women, and other shameful acts? Do you live in a Muslim country where their views of Islam are shaped by the culture and ways of life? And when you object to them, they say you're misguided, or just a non-Muslim for not following them? Doesn't it annoy you that so many misguided people use this religion to promote hatred and bloodshed? Doesn't it annoy you how so many people in this religion overreact and resort to extreme measures? Doesn't it annoy you MORE when those who engage in any of the above cause Muslims to become insecure about Islam, and even become apostates?

If you think people leave Islam just because they want to drink or have sex outside of marriage, then you're an idiot. You fit in with the above morons who think they're getting extra judgment day points by using Islam to suit their emotions and stupidity. It's becoming increasingly difficult to remain a part of this ummah with all the lunatics we sadly produce. And if you can't see this then YOU HAVE NO FAITH, and you don't want to admit the problems that are affecting many young Muslims.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to be a Muslim today because of what happens in the name of our religion. Every single day someone or some group does something ridiculous in the name of Islam. And you know what? Those morons who use this religion for violence, hatred, stupidity, and oppression DON'T CARE what we have to go through. To them, they're doing God a favor by presenting Islam this way. They think they're getting extra judgment day points by causing hatred and fear!

It is so painful to see how many bullies we have in this religion of ours. We have people in Islam who show no mercy, who are unforgiving, who will do their best to bring you down, who will do their best to embarrass you, who will do their best to insult and degrade. It makes me wonder, how are we suppose to have inner peace and full confidence in Islam when these people are running around and targeting us?


Monday, July 13, 2015

Yes, we have to admit: Muslims DO leave Islam

If Ubayd-Allah ibn Jahsh, a sahaba, left Islam and became a Christian, then why is it so hard for us to believe people leave Islam?

I spent years dialoging and arguing with ex muslims. I am well aware of the evangelical tactic of pretending that they were muslim and later becoming Christian. I know there are false ex muslims. But they are only the minority compared to the actual number of apostates.

I have mentioned before of browsing the website "Student Room" where young Muslims no longer believe in Islam, and I myself am a witness of people leaving Islam. I have mentioned the causes of them leaving the religion (the most prominent reason is that they're parents, or their mullahs, are oppressive and strict, and teach Islam in ludicrous ways that causes people to rebel).

Why I'm writing this bit, is because I am pissed at the responses other Muslims give when they hear or see an apostate. They will say things like "you were never muslim", "you left islam just so you can date and have sex", "you left islam so you can be a whore", "you're so stupid because islam is the best and greatest religion", "have fun burning in hell you filthy kaffir" and so on. By the way, these quotations are paraphrased, BUT real. Like I'm not just making them up. See for yourself, go see videos on youtube of muslims leaving islam.

We never consider the underlying social conditions that made them choose apostasy over Islam. They were taught this and that is haraam, when actually it isn't. They were taught to follow this sheikh (the same sheikh who has stupid views of women and non-muslims and democracy and human rights), when actually they might have been following islam better before.

Muslims who leave Islam have their points proven over and over because of how we act. We run around screaming how Islam is the true religion and so logical, yet we present the religion in ways which cause people to leave the religion. We target women because they're a "fitnah", and everything they do is "fitnah", and how they should be all covered up and hidden away from society because they're a "fitnah". And then we conclude by saying Islam is so great. In one of the videos I saw it is about a girl (Sara) who nearly committed suicide because of how her parents taught her Islam. The comments on the video by other Muslims was just revolting. She has her case proven all the time. And the thing is there are MANY MANY MORE YOUNG MUSLIMS in her situation.

Look at this Pew Research data. 23% of Muslims in the US no longer identify with their childhood religion. 23 PERCENT.
http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/chapter-2-religious-switching-and-intermarriage/#retention-of-childhood-members-hindus-muslims-and-jews-most-successful-at-retaining-adherents

2 comments:

  1. Brother, i discoverd your blog today when i was searching who the heck was Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajjid and now i'm reading other articles and decided to coment here, it's really great to see that "i'm not alone" on this, i mean, i know many other muslims that agree with me but i have to deal with so many people whom try to impose crazy sheikhs and sects(salafis) as the only true muslims... so everytime i see someone being rational about Islam and criticizing this kind of behaviour i just feel like i found a blood-brother whom was taken away years ago. Haha Keep the good work here bro!

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  2. Jazakallah for your comment. Its good to see that I'm not alone either!

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