I LEFT ISLAM
you for taking the time to read this. It has taken many years for me to
gain the courage to leave Islam. Being an intelligent person I have
believed deep to my soul since childhood that Islam is not a religion,
but rather false stories created by mankind. I have always wanted to
escape the horror of these lies. But I was threatened and scared and
forced into Islam. I am very proud and happy to announce that finally I
have left Islam.
should mention that my experience has been with Shia Islam. I was raised
a Shia Muslim. Therefore my reasons for leaving Islam are based on my
years of struggle with the sect of Shia’ism. However, I do believe
that all Muslims will be able to find reason, like I have, and with
courage and self confidence leave this so called religion, so that they
can be free and at peace with life.
me outline my reasons, point by point, on why I left Islam.
ISLAM WAS CREATED BY MAN
books and scholars want you to believe that this is a divine Religion
brought down to the Earth by God himself. This is a lie. What actually
happened is as follows:
years ago, around 600 AD human beings on this planet had found ways to
control their societies. For example, the white race had developed a set
of rules founded in Christianity, that was used to lead their race down
the right path. To teach their people to do good.
other races on this planet had used their own respective rules or
religions to do the same. To teach right, to guide, to help their
societies, to control the ones who were headed astray. At this time, in
Arabia, there were Arabs. These were without a doubt the worst humans on
the planet. They were totally and absolutely out of control. It was a
the scholars of the time in Arabia decided that they needed a very
strict and harsh method of restraining these uncivilized Arab men.
is when all their rules and regulations on how to live were laid down in
a book (that we now call the Quran). If you look at these original rules
of the religion of Islam: praying 5 times a day, fasting 40 days a year,
no alcohol, etc, you can clearly see how strict it is. Yes, it is for a
reason, to control the uncivilized Arabs.
I certainly, here in the year 2003, living in the west in a civilized
society, do not need to pray five times a day, in a language I do not
understand (Arabic). I certainly do not (and won’t ever) starve myself
40 days out of the year to prove something that I already know about
insist that Islam is a "way of life." Yes, but it is the
"way of life" for a bunch of savage desert dwellers of the 7th
dear Muslim friend, use your judgment and intelligence. Do not simply
follow false beliefs blindly.
CONCEPT OF PURDAH
“Purdah” Part One
is a component in Islam in which Women and Men are separated at
religious functions by a curtain or a wall. Men sit on one side and
women sit on the other side. This occurs not only at religious functions
but also at weddings and other social functions.
is the purpose of this? Do you feel that sitting with your family (which
includes your mother and sister) at a religious function is sin? Do
Muslims feel that other Muslim men will be aroused if they see women at
a religious function?
so, then this is ridiculous. Muslim men see women all the time. Anytime
you step outside your house you see women, at the mall, at the grocery
store, at your job, at your school, everywhere. Surely you are not
‘jumping’ on every woman you see.
young men from women has very detrimental effects. What it does is, it
places a ‘fear’ of women in these young men. Since they are never
allowed to speak to, look at, or associate with other Muslim females.
This leads to a tremendous lack of self-confidence, depression and
feelings of self-pity. The simple truth is that men need interaction
with women. To cut this off is like cutting off blood supply or removing
oxygen from the atmosphere.
irony is that our Muslim parents want us to marry other Muslims. But
with this purdah system, there is hardly any interaction between Muslim
girls and boys.
are backward, archaic traditions. Muslims do not have the logic or
courage to change or eliminate them. They are more comfortable doing
something that is wrong, than changing and doing something that is
“Purdah” Part Two
also applies to the scarf that many Muslim women wear on their head to
cover their hair. This is an Islamic tradition that many hold. They
believe that women should not let their hair to be seen because it
entices or attracts men.
is not only ridiculous but completely untrue. The most striking feature
of a woman is not her hair. It is her face. Some may even suggest that
it is her body. But nevertheless, it is not her hair. I feel so sorry
for these Muslim women who are forced into this Purdah. Deep down inside
they hate it, and they know it is wrong. But they are blamed and made to
feel ashamed if they ever try to take off the “Hijab”
are brain washed into wearing it and I must admit that the brainwashers
do a very good job of putting fear into these unfortunate women.
TRAGEDY OF WOMEN
in Islam are forced by their parents to marry who the parents feel is
appropriate. Many parents who live in the west may deny this. But the
truth is that the parents place a very strong hold on this tradition.
The worst part is that once the marriage has occurred the women cannot
leave under any circumstance. Here are the reasons Muslim women have
been forced to stay in horrific marriages with Muslim men:
Fear of being alone.
fear that they will not find anyone else to marry. Muslim women who
divorce are looked at as tainted and Muslim men hardly accept such women
Fear of being shunned by the community
communities ridicule and make fun of divorced women. You are more well
liked if you 'put up and shut up' with your abusive husband. Women who
break free are considered 'trouble makers' and indecent in this backward
community of Muslims. Very religious women, feel that divorce is the
worst thing that can happen to them. This is due to the religious
teachings they hold so dear. So they have no choice but to stay in a
Cannot break the hold their husbands have on them
men know their wives’ weak points. They know how to control their
wives. They know how to effectively lie to their wives. Muslim men
believe that their wives are their 'property'.
many Muslim women are married young, they may not be well educated (due
to the culture and it's double standards against women). Therefore they
are financially dependent on their husbands, for life.
Afraid that a divorce may tarnish her family name
Muslim women feel that a divorce will tarnish the family name and may
even lead to lack of proposals for their daughters. So they stay for
this reason also.
Lack of self-confidence
is due to the repeated abuse, young age at marriage and lack of freedom
given to women in this religion. Also they would not have the
self-confidence to meet or find someone else to marry. It is very
difficult or sometimes impossible to bring sense into them. They refuse
to take action because of the above listed reasons.
ISLAM TEACHES HATE
is a known fact. I could write about 30 pages on this. But I will limit
this point to a few paragraphs.
is well known that the holy book of Islam - the Quran has several
verses, which teach Muslims anyone who is not a Muslim is a ‘Kafir’
who will go to hell for eternity. It is also written that Christians and
Jews are among the non-believers and that Muslims must not associate
dear Muslim friends. Do you honestly believe in these things? Do you
honestly believe that your Christian teacher, or Christian boss, or
Jewish neighbor or your Jewish doctor is going to hell for simply
because he or she is not a Muslim?
think I have been very lucky in that I have had the opportunity to meet
and make friends with many people from all walks of life and religions.
This has allowed me to open up my mind and realize that all humans are
equal. What separates us is not the religion we are born into, but
rather our actions and how we treat others.
India vs Pakistan
is a country that was founded by Muslim extremists in 1947 because of
their hate for Hindu’s in India. When the Muslim founder of Pakistan
Muhammad Ali Jinah was secretly organizing terrorist activities against
Hindu villages, the Hindu ‘father’ of India Mahatma Gandhi was
fasting and holding peace marches in an attempt to end violence and
preached non-violence all his life. Yet he was put into prison by the
Brits, many times. In contrast Jinha, who killed, robbed, destroyed and
terrorized millions of Hindu’s did not spend a single day in jail in
his entire life.
could go on and on but the biggest tragedy is that Pakistani’s living
in the west, are still being so brainwashed, that they feel that Muslims
from India are not as worthy as they are. When in fact it was the
Muslims in India who stayed in their country and supported unity!
a result of all this turmoil, Pakistani Muslims are taught to hate
Indian Muslims and Indian Muslims are supposed to hate Pakistani
Muslims. But when they all come and live in the west they become friends
out of necessity, because God forbid, they can’t associate with
Christians or Jews!
an accurate depiction of what Pakistani Muslim Men are like, watch Ayub
Khan, Din’s magnificent film called “East
Hypocrisy and Lack of Logic or Reason
truth is that Muslims don’t care about each other. They don’t.
Muslims only care about proving that they are better than everyone else.
driving force of the religion is to denounce other religions and to show
that Islam is the better. Therefore Muslims, have placed themselves on a
false pedestal of superiority.
friends, consider this:
insist that Muslims should enjoy all human rights and make infinite
number of mosques in western countries but ban Kafirs (non-Muslims) from
Mecca and Medina.
insist on the evils of the Western culture and the virtues of Islam but
at the same time do everything possible to immigrate to the West in
order to escape oppression of the Islamic countries.
insist that Islam is a logical religion and everyone with pure motives
will become a Muslim while forgetting that their own ancestors were
forced to accept Islam and many were killed for resisting.
THE SHIA – SUNNI FEUD
was born into a Shia Muslim family. Never once in my life did I have any
feeling of hatred or animosity toward any Sunni Muslim for any reason.
But I am supposed to!
this is correct. Shia’s are taught from an early age that to be a true
Shia Muslim you must hate Sunni Muslims. We are taught that Sunni
Muslims killed our sects founders and therefore we are not allowed to
marry them under any circumstance. How ridiculous!
is extremely common for Shia’s and Sunni’s to make friends with each
other, to come over to each other’s houses, talk on the phone etc. But
as soon as the holy month of Moharrum arrives, Shia’s preach hatred
toward Sunni’s daily at their religious functions. But when Moharrum
is completed they go right back to ‘hanging out’ with their Sunni
really needs to explain to these Muslims that they are not only confused
but also very sad and disturbed.
SYED vs Non-SYED
is an obscure point that I myself was very surprised to hear about.
Basically ‘Syed’ means that one can trace his/her ancestors all the
way back the Prophet Muhammad (founder of Islam).
is someone who became a Shia Muslim somewhere along the way (in the last
1400 years). Who cares!
kind of religion places a lower rank to members who cannot prove that
they are related to the founder of the religion? Does common sense ever
enter the minds of these Muslims? I don’t think so.
think that anyone who is financially independent, and who is not afraid,
can leave Islam.
only people who stay in this so called Religion are those who are too
trapped or too brainwashed.
feel the only way we can make this world a better place is to get to the
root of evil. This root is the false teachings of Islam. Freedom and
true happiness and the right way to live, can be achieved. My friends,
you know what is right; you only have one life, do it now!
wish the very best to all Muslims and I hope they will not perpetuate
these false teachings of Islam to their children.
you and hope that you are always happy, healthy and safe.