Book Review: 23 Years By Ali Dashti (Prophet Muhammad’s Biography)

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I have recently read the book: “23 Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad.”  As mentioned in the title, this is a biography of Prophet Muhammad.  I highly encourage this book to all readers regardless of your views on Islam.  This book aims to neither demonize the Prophet nor overly romanticize his life.  It simply evaluates him and the scriptures he revealed to his community as a product of their time and culture. Click to keep on reading!

Observations of Muslim Misconceptions of Ex Muslims: The Internal Defense System of Faithful Muslims

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When you become indoctrinated into faith of religion and God in any way, you develop ways to defend that faith internally from skepticism.  You research highly knowledgeable preachers being asked the same tough questions Click to keep on reading!

Double Standards: Salon The Christophobe

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What is Salon.com

Salon is a liberal media outlet gaining popularity and has caught my attention recently.  They do well in speaking for victims and I greatly commend them for defending Muslims against bigotry in the Western societies.  Coming from a Muslim American family, I have been witness firsthand to many instances of Anti-Muslim bigotry, even against me.

For this, I am grateful to Salon.

Despite this appreciation, I must say this, Salon has been incredibly dishonest, unfair and biased when it comes to Islam, the doctrine of beliefs, the set of ideas of 1.6 billion people.  As a private organization, they are entitled to employ whichever narrative they see fit in their writing.  However, because their writing is slowly entering mainstream popularity it is our responsibility as readers to identify how problematic and unfair some of their patterns can be. Click to keep on reading!

How Allah is Represented in Spongebob Squarepants

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Hold up let me get this straight…

So Allah was lonely, created Jinn, Humans, Angels. Then Iblis stands up to his authority and was cast away.  He challenged God in a battle of wits that will go until the end of existence, over who can get more followers.  God then has Adam and Eve chilling in heaven and forbade them to eat a specific fruit… knowing that Iblis was lurking around there as a talking snake.  Eve ate it out of temptation.  God sent them to Earth where they and their offspring (the rest of humanity) will be tested by God and tempted by Iblis. Click to keep on reading!

What Would Muhammad Say to 21st century Muslims? Based on Multiple Views.

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How would Muhammad address Muslims if he were revived today?

Written below are simulations of different versions of Prophet Muhammad’s letters to 21st century human society.  Each version is based on how the different parts of the spectrum view him.

I have written from the perspectives of the following versions of Prophet Muhammad:

  • Conservative
  • Moderate
  • Progressive
  • Ex Muslim

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Shit Muslims Say To Ex Muslims [COMPLETE LIST]

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When you are a Muslim critical of Islam, or the next stage: an Ex Muslim; there are many ignorant things Faithful Muslims may say.

In Ex-Muslim online spaces, I asked users what are some common things Muslims say to Ex-Muslims?  The results were overwhelming.  Many different people came in saying common things with different wording, and finding ways to relate to one another overall.  I posted every single comment word for word, so keep in mind these are comments directly out of an online forum type discussion.  Also note that some things were repeated by different people in different wording, but I kept them here anyway to emphasize how common some misconceptions are.

I grouped some of the remarks together that were very close in theme. Click to keep on reading!