Left Islam Too
I simply begin by saying that I read the Holy Koran since I was six
without ever comprehending what the heck I was reading about? I grew up in
. So proud as a moslem that I began looking at the other non-moslems as
grandfather was an Imam who migrated from
. Somehow the fact that we begin our names with 'Syed' had many people
convinced that we were the direct decedents of Mohammad. In reality,
Mohammad never had a son, so our claim to a link to his bloodline was
proved to be illegitimate. Yet, people in our town thought we were above
them. So we were put on a pedestal till today.
a child, I was confused between one aunt who believed that the earth is
flat and another aunt telling us to kill lizards as a way of gaining
merits. Most of all, my relatives firmly believe that we moslems are only
ones that have reservations in Heaven while non-moslems are headed for
eternal damnation in Hell, that includes a little boy in New Guinea who
never heard of Islam. As a result, everything a moslem does is centered on
how he/she will be positioned in paradise, thus it appears that moslems
are rushing to the next life while viewing present life as a transit. What
comes out of it is lack of prosperity, knowledge, and education.
Today, my friend Steve is studying hard to become a rabbi attending a
college that teaches general courses like any university. But my cousin,
Igbal, said he just became an Imam. Requirement: read koran. Igbal is
forbidden to study anything but Koran while Steve is going thru a vigorous
comparative study on all religions. The simple logic is how the heck you
would know how good a swimmer you are without swimming with the others.
is very much like communism; looks good only in theory. Communism has
failed. There is yet to be a prosperous Islamic nation today without
making it a living hell for its citizens by applying thousand years old
sharia law. Judaism thrives because they take the good and throw away the
bad. As long as Islam clings on to the Mohammad's teachings, it is doomed!
If both Christians and Jews believe in Heaven like Moslems, then why they
have made 'Heaven on Earth' as well while we linger in poverty and
ignorance. I am ashamed to be part of that cult.