By Saif Rahman
Saif Rahman is a Strategic advisor & founding father of HMCA (Humanist & Cultural Muslim & Assoc).
A behind-the-scenes glance from an insider. A complete and aim learn for Muslims looking a good & balanced research of conventional Islam; and for non-Muslims drawn to gaining designated insight.
Written via a widespread anti-Islamist activist over the process eight years detailing his purposes for leaving Islam & turning into an agnostic humanist.
A unmarried query kickstarts the adventure for this publication.
My Muslim cousin got here to stick with us within the united kingdom while he was once over on vacation from Pakistan. I knew his remain might end up contentious as formerly he had advised me that as a Muslim I needed to think in it all because it stood, another way easily needed to admit i used to be not a Muslim. This time i used to be ready for the inevitable query of “Why?” I had hence left Islam. certain adequate it quickly got here and commenced the ball-rolling for an extended evening as he tried to refute every one of my contentions, yet this time to no avail.
The following day, sooner than boarding his flight again to Pakistan, he made me promise something. As he was once good hooked up, he requested me to place all my arguments jointly in writing so he may well take them to a discovered student of Islam. I did so, and searching ahead to his reaction I additionally copied in all my siblings. After ready three months my brother obtained a cell name from my cousin announcing that he hadn’t forgotten and was once nonetheless engaged on the answer. It’s been eight years, and that i by no means did listen again from him.
Nonetheless it used to be an invigorating workout. Over the process those next years I turned an ex-muslim activist and the unique letter (contained in bankruptcy 2) was once used as a skeletal operating rfile which I usually up-to-date with new findings. A entire Scribd on-line web publication was once born. It used to be heartening to work out it climb to 49,000 perspectives and being robust sufficient to persuade a lot of its Muslim readers to depart Islam.
To connect to a much broader viewers, I built the web publication to be used in visible media and from it spawned my ‘ex-muslim Confession’ YouTube sequence. It flourished because it climbed to half-a-million hits and my crew which grew to 7,500 (now 20,000) participants, yet in addition to its luck so did the harassment. My extra vocal presence was once paralleled with expanding resistance, attaining as much as 139 dying threats thus far.
Undeterred this spurred me directly to make the web publication ever extra mainstream, and the unique Letter-Blog-YouTube sequence eventually matured into the booklet you spot ahead of you today..
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