Walking away from religion is seldom easy. It can be psychologically difficult to lose one’s faith in God, emotionally painful to doubt the existence of life after death, and existentially trying to come to terms with the fact that there is nothing supernatural out there: no magical realms, no paranormal
1 Censoring others
If someone insulted Islam or Allah or the Prophet, what would your response be? If you could just shut someone up to prevent him from insulting or critiquing Islam, would you?
2 Critique of Islam
What about critique of Islam? Is that permitted or should that not be allowed ? Are
1. How can you renounce Islam officially?
Two ways : Long version and Short Version
Long version : call MUIS to make appointment. They will try to counsel you first. Some cases never at all. State your reason why you want to renounce. Then they will say "you will not get any
The content below is from a speech by Maryam Namazie co-founder of the Council of Ex-Musims of Britain during the 5th Imagine No Religion conference in Vancouver, Canada (5-7 June 2015).
The global rise of Islamism in particular and the religious-Right in general has turned the demand for secularism into an urgent task
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.
Photo from BBC.
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