NOTE: As of September 26th, 2009, I am still an ex-Muslim and an atheist. Life is great! I occasionally check this blog but will not make any more posts. The blog will remain online for people to read my testimony. Thanks for visiting. Take care everyone!
Welcome to KHALAS! The primary objective of this site is to showcase the testimony detailing my experience with Islaam. I’m not much of a blogger, nor am I even talkative. Nevertheless, I hope you’ll read my testimony and comment.
I wasn’t born Muslim but had intentionally converted to the religionof Islaam. However, when doubt arose, I decided not to be passive in faith. Truthfully, I desperately wanted to remain Muslim. Eventually, I left Islaam and now vehemently question many aspects of the religion. In predominantly Muslim countries, adherents to Islaam unfortunately do not have the freedom of dissent. Apostates of Islaam are heavily persecuted in Muslim countries and usually face ostracization from their families and colleagues. Ex-Muslims living in an Islamic country, in accordance with Sharee’ah (Islaamic Law), are to be executed if they do not return to Islaam. Rather than be outspoken, most apostates have to dwell subdued in silence. Thus, their courageous stories remain untold. On behalf of those ex-Muslims under duress, I shall speak out.
Apostates of Islaam need to band together, to counter the Muslims that seek our demise. Even by creating just a blog with one post, you can make a difference. We need to speak out, band together, and create a momentous movement to promote our position and foster human rights. The latter is possibly our main cause.
We ex-Muslims stand together in solidarity against this particular ideology that blatantly solicits our fatality. There is much truth and good in the religion but, in all honesty, we find vices within it as well. Abandoning Islaam is an endeavour going against a Muslim’s senses and conveniences. The process entails shattering all traditions and patterns they’ve been accustomed to. For example, if a Muslim husband suddenly apostasies from Islaam, his marriage is rendered invalid, according to Sharee’ah (Islaamic law). How was Salman Rushdie treated and how is Kareem Amer being treated now? For the dissident, there is much sacrifice. And sometimes, we literally are the sacrificed! When told of a Muslim that had recently left Islaam, the Prophet Muhammad responded with “kill him.”
This blog has exceeded my expectations and has fulfilled many of the initiatives I’ve set out. However, the reality of the situation is that an apostate discards his/her religion for a reason. Whether it be for a newfound religion or ideology, most ex-Muslims gradually disappear into anonymity. Likewise, my calling is elsewhere as I have the opportunity to make a greater difference far afield. Challenging the fascists in the Muslim world is a great cause. A reformation of the Islaamic religion is only possible from within by, and not without, ardent Muslims who believe in Allaah, His Last Prophet, and a perfect Qur’aanic text. I will continue someway to work in coalition for human rights in the Muslim world and be of at least some service to the ex-Muslim community. With my minimal accomplishments as an apostate, I desire to journey forward and leave Islaam behind.
I dedicate this website to my sisters in Islaam.