view of Islam and why I left it
8 Feb 2001
My reason for leaving
Islam is very simple. I simply read the Quran. For me it was as easy as
just reading the Quran and using a little reason, logic, and thinking.
I thought the story of
the Noah'a Ark that is recorded in the Quran is one of the most
bizarre stories I have ever heard. Apparently the world was run over by
water and the only survivors were the people who had followed Noah. Noah
apparently had the ability to communicate with animals to ask them to
come aboard the ship, so that their species do not extinct.
Back then the early
Arabs looked around themselves and they saw a few camels and a couple of
dogs and they thought that these are all the animals in the world. They
were unaware of the fact that there are over a billions species in the
world and some that haven't even been discovered yet. What about the
animals that did not live in Arabia? Did Noah fly on a winged horse like
Muhammad, to go and collect the animals from all around the world? What
about the species that we are unable to see without a microscope? How
did Noah collect them? Most importantly in the research of earth-biology
we have discovered all the facts about the earth and its past. Can
anyone find in any book of earth-biology any evidence that proves that
the earth was once over taken by water?
This was enough for me
to realize that the Quran is just a book of fables.
People will show you
facts that according to the Quran the sun sets in a pond, or that
mountains are pegs that Allah installed on the earth to keep it from
moving and I can go on and on, but the only flaw of the Quran is not
what is in it. The biggest flaw of the Quran is what is not in it. There
are many many crimes a person can commit, yet the Quran only mentions
the punishments for only a mere 3 or 4 crimes. I was astonished at the
fact that the Quran mentions nothing about the punishment for rape. The
word rape is not even mentioned once in the Quran as if it is not worth
bringing it up. Apparently Allah thought that it is worthwhile to repeat
praying and paying alms to his prophet, over 1000 times but rape is not
worth mentioning. When you read the Hadithes about the obvious rape of
Safiyah the Jewish women by Muhammad and then you back it up with the
4:24) and you also realize that this is not considered a crime
according to the Quran, it all starts to fold together and make sense.
There are an unlimited
number of acts of kindness that we can use to help each other and make
this world a better place for everyone, yet you do not see these in the
Quran. How can the Quran be a perfect guidance from god when it lacks so
many important issues?
What I have done for
the last six months on the internet is debate with Muslims and try to
show them the light of truth.
When you debate with a
Muslim and they don't know what to say they always say "god is the
author of the Quran because that's what it says in the Quran". It
is absurd to prove something by itself. Sometimes when I hear these
responses I feel like giving up on exposing the truth about Islam and
religion, but then I realize that I would be abandoning my dear friends
like Dr. Ali Sina and the many people who have given their lives for the