I've had a few people asking me why it's such a big deal for ex-muslims to come out.
It really shouldn't be a big deal for a person to lose their faith or convert to another religion.
But within Muslim Communities, It's still a very big taboo.
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Niloy Neel was murdered
Nothing has caused quite a divide in the Muslim and non Muslim worlds than the issue of the hijab.
Within the Muslim community itself, opinions are vastly divided.
Some Muslims see this article of clothing as a symbol of religious oppression on women and that all Muslim women need to take a
Zakir Naik is annoying.
Not just because he's poisoning the minds of young impressionable children and is a terrorist supporter.
But because he wears goofy sized suits.
Like seriously couldn't one of his handlers take him to a tailor and have them make better fitting suit for him with pants that go past
These are some of the things that Muslims have thought about us Ex-Muslims who have decided to leave Islam. Some of them may sound absurd but bear in mind, they have indeed happened to some of us at some point or another.
1. We are the Anti-Christ or we are a
Isolation from family members and straining of familial ties
This is admittedly the hardest part. We find ourselves at odds between being true to ourselves and our beliefs and not wanting to strain our relationships with our loved ones, the ones whom we have grown up with all our lives, the ones
If you had ask me this question, even five or eight years after the tragic events of 9/11, I would have said “It means nothing, there’s really no difference between being a Muslim and a Ex-Muslim” but lately, this isn’t the case anymore, being apathetic to current events especially those
I guess there is no point in hiding this anymore from my family.
I am an atheist, I'm not sorry about being an atheist but I deeply regret and apologize for lying to everyone about this for over a decade as I didn't think anyone would be ready or accept
In recent months, Singapore has seen an increasing number of Muslims leave Islam. Most of those leaving Islam consider themselves "closet" ex-Muslims. Two Facebook pages run by this community, namely Singapore Ex-Muslim Confessions and Council of Ex-Muslims of Singapore - CEMS have seen a surge in their following. A Facebook group that has been
At The Beginning
I was born to young parents who may be known as “Hippies” of their time. On my mother’s side, mixed marriages were common and religious subjects were never brought up during family events.
Like most Muslim children, I attended Madrasah twice a week. I was molested by one of
The earliest memory of me truly praying was in front of a refrigerator. Yes, really, in front of a humming and very warm fridge (it might be breaking down, now that I think of it). I had an awful nightmare about death. In it, my cousin and I died very