Mullah Rock n Roll (former Muslim)
Testimony of Leaving Islam
I am an apostate of Persian origin. Like a lot of you, I was a believer who's conscience would not allow me to speak against Mohammad & his Koran. I spent most of my high school and college life in Muslim countries. Islamic ideology was a subject of study right up to University level. However, the curriculum was predominantly about Islam's five pillars, battles (all of which won by Muslims including Uhud) and other various topics but very little was taught about the actual biography of Mohammad.
Seeds of doubt were sown approximately 3 years back when for the first time in my life, I picked up a biography of Mohammad written by Karen Armstrong. There were things in there I felt needed further investigation because it kind of surprised me. Mind you, I was never religious per se, but I respected the Koran and always felt that it the immutable word of Allah.
I then did some digging by reading more books on the biography of Mohammad and Islam, read the Koran (Yusuf Ali, Shakir, Pickthall), and currently still reading the tafisr by Ibn Kathir. I have finally realized that this whole damn thing is a hoax. The Koran is full of contradictions and absurdity. If there is a God/Allah as described in the Koran, and if he did dictate the Koran, it would not be a subject of debate. The whole world would have embraced Islam. Not long ago, I once asked an Imam as to what evidence could he provide that the Koran is the true word of God? his reply was that because Holy Muhammad was the model of perfection, the perfect human being, and that is why Koran can only come from a higher power.
Like most Muslims, I had been a victim of intellectual dishonesty. Islamic teachers and scholars in Muslim countries and in the west are unwilling to expose the full picture. All they are good at is in glorifying Islam.