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This site is about Islam and NOT Muslims. Well, on occasion we may point out the religious hypocrisy of the most staunch radicals or editorialize from time to time, but we intend to stay focused here on the earliest sources of what Islam (particularly Sunni Islam) itself. Many Muslims are good and sincere people who want to do right and/or are only following what they know. This site is not an attack on them.

Now, that said:

If you are thinking of converting to Islam, are a Muslim having doubts about Islam or know someone thinking about it then you should find this site to be of interest. I invite you to look into the information and see that it is not made up. If you know someone that is thinking of converting to Islam then please refer them to this site so that they may be aware of some of the superstitious and frankly stupid teachings that are both in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Most people that convert to Islam are unaware of these texts. (So are those born into it for that matter)

On the other hand, many Muslim “du’aat” (callers to Islam) love to tout the “perfection” of Islam in making their case to those they are trying to convert. And many end up converting with only a miniscule picture of what Islam really is. Some even teach how to get an unsuspecting person to “take shahada” (i.e., convert to Islam) in just TEN MINUTES!! The goal is to get the person to convert at all costs.

However, if one reads the traditional sources of Sunni Islam (Qur’an, Hadith, Tafseer, etc) one will find that it is far from “perfect”. It takes just a little more than ten minutes to do that though. (sarcasm)

This is our humble effort to get the information “out there” on the internet to those researching Islam so that those thinking of converting are not taken in by these charlatan “du’aat”.

On this site I recognize that there are many versions and interpretations of Islam, but concentrate mainly on the Sunni sources since that is my own background. At times I may point out some differing interpretations just to make the point.

22 Comments
  1. abu salma permalink

    Hi Mr. Malik, would you be willing to have a dialogue with us on these claims on your site ?

    • @ abu salma

      I’ve already had many dialogues. Not sure there is much else you can say. However, just wanted to say that these are not “claims”. This comes directly from the sources of traditional Islam

  2. Logic permalink

    Will you also tell us of all the superstitious and frankly stupid teachings taught in the Bible as well? Seems only fair.

  3. abu salma permalink

    Mr Malik we would like something recorded so we can have it on tape how we refute your false arguments. Therefore, are you declining this challenge ?

    • Doug K. permalink

      “abu salma permalink
      Mr Malik we would like something recorded so we can have it on tape how we refute your false arguments. Therefore, are you declining this challenge ?”

      Everything muslims do is recorded yet they say they’re not violent. Does all your threatening/killing people on live videos not show you’re NOT peaceful?

      Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

      Qur’an:8:39 “Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”

      Qur’an:2:216 “Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims), though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.” [Another translation reads:] “Warfare is ordained for you.”

      And on, and on, and on……get the picture yet?

    • @ Abu Salma

      I have not made any “arguments” here. I am simply displayed what is in the Islamic texts free for all to see. And if you are saying that I need to meet you in person and/or do something that would risk my personal safety, then yes I am declining your invitation. If you can show me what I have posted that is false, then please proceed to do so.

  4. Patrick James permalink

    abu salma,

    Would you be so kind as to say what falsehoods Mr Malik is making?

    I have often told people that Islam prescribes death for apostates. I am told that this is not so. When I cite the sources, the very ones that Mr Malik has here, the debate suddenly stops.

    So if Mr Malik is peddling lies about Islam, what are they? I would also appreciate evidence from the Islamic sources to counter Mr Malik’s claims. He backs up what he says. It is Islam straight from its own sources.

    Regards,

    Patrick James

  5. Abdulrahman permalink

    @malik,
    All those verses you cited are right.. But i want you take your time and read the verses that came before or after them including the commentaries, there and then you will understand the full meaning of the verses.. Please don’t be bias, do justice to us.. May Allah guides us all!

    • @ AbdulRahman

      Well, first of all, I haven’t posted anything from the Qur’an …yet. But when I do, I will assure you that I will not posting anything out of context. I will also post the commentary of the Qur’an, which is often just as stupid. Remember that the Qur’an is supposed to be “clear” or something right?

  6. usinfidel permalink

    Hassan I like the site, keep it going. Do you have a “leaving Islam” story you can share?

    Thanks.

  7. Boro Park Girl permalink

    Dear Hasan Malik,

    Your blog is new, and I would like to congratulate you on the special courage you plucked to go public in your quality of an ex-Muslim. I understand exactly why it is neither easy, nor safe.

    I wish you luck. From this moment on, you have become a target and you know it. Precisely because the price is very high these days for the sort of activity you have engaged into, and because at the same time all world citizens benefit from it, I would like to offer a piece of sincere advice:

    it spoils your credibility to pile together all sorts on the much compromised hunchback of Islam, especially without carefully checking sources.

    It is, in fact, a teaching of Judaism that our forefathers such as Noah and Moshe were incredibly tall, just as it is taught that they lived hundreds of years and that in those times a year stood for a different (much longer) period of time than today. This teaching was simply incorporated into Islamic religious doctrine much like other Judaism-originating concepts such as ritual washing and the multiple names of G-d (fine; in Islam they become 99 from 72). As Christianity is based on Judaism and the Christian dogma does not refute any of the descriptive facts of the Old Testament, it is safe to say that, although the focus of the religion falls on Jesus and His companions instead of the Prophets and Forefathers of the Torah, Christianity acknowledges and does not contradict the Jewish view of the height of the Forefathers and Prophets. From the point of view of a man of reason you may want to look at it as mythology (although reason as well as science often fail like everything else), but you cannot in all honesty present this common trait as indigenous to Islam.

    Another fact would be that this belief, on top of not being exclusively characteristic of Islam, is perfectly innocuous. Nobody really derives daily stress, compulsive violence or inspiration of oppression from the belief that Adam was tall as a house block- and with the amount of painfully urgent issues to be addressed within the solid and precise confines of the Islamic faith this stands out like a blue pansy in a basketful of snakes.

    The profound problems with Islam do not come from the descriptive, but from the prescriptive; I couldn’t care less that most of their religious people believe that Adam was the size of the Waldorf-Astoria and that Muhammad took off on the back of a cute winged pony were they not also to believe, more importantly, that they are entitled to my wealth if I do not convert or pay a tax of submission and that in the perfect world I belong in a market for sex slaves for simply being a non-Muslim lady.

    I would therefore appreciate it if in the future, for your own credibility, you happen to check your sources in a more discriminating fashion and especially decide to stick to relevant teachings characteristic of Islam. Such would be the work that would service non-Muslims trying to learn not the juicy yet harmless minutiae, but the scheme of mandatory savagery disguised as a faith that menaces our cultural heritage and, ultimately, life as we know it.

  8. James permalink

    Great site!! Abu Salma, if that is your real name, everything Hassan has on this site is fact. I really dont see how you or any other Muslim can debate facts.

  9. Well done, Islam Speaks! We will pray for you since I am sure your head is already on the block just waiting for the axeman to come. The truth needs to be out there.

  10. Chris permalink

    I am a student/critic of Islamic ideology, and I have been enlightened by your articles. One of the current issues in the United States is the increasing application of Sharia Law to cases/complaints involving Muslims. The only available insight into Sharia Law for non-Arabic-speaking people is Reliance of the Traveler. What is published in that book provides ample justification for condemning Sharia Law as an alternative legal process. However, portions of the manual were not translated in to English – particularly with regard to treatment of women, the laws of revenge, and slavery.

    Just to see how bad the untranslated portions are, I had a friend translate paragraph number o3:7. Here is what he told me it said:

    “o3.7
    He who cut-off somebody’s hand and then killed him, the hand of that person must be cut-off and then he must be killed. If (in the process of cutting off (the criminal’s) hand he dies, his hand must be cut-off. If he dies, he dies, otherwise he should be killed.”

    What this means to me is that Sharia Law says that even if a person facing retaliation for a death, the person must first be tortured (cut off the hand) and then murdered in retaliation. This is cruel punishment in anyone’s book.

    I am sure there are other passages in Reliance of the Traveler that were so revolting the translator Nuh Ha Mim Keller was constrained by his conscience from translating them. I think this would be a good project for someone – translate for the world to see those passages that Nuh Ha Mim Keller was ashamed to translate.

    Best wishes. Keep up the good work.

    Chris

  11. michael kans permalink

    Hello Everyone!

    Well this site compel me to write something here. Basically i am an Atheist and i don’t believe these things like Jesus and God bible etc but i want to say something here, this man may have psychological problems

    OR

    There is someone who is backing him for all of these. I thing this is a matter of personal believes. there is one thing that struck me hard and that is islam growing rapidly in America all though they are trying to stop this, specially the jews doing their best.

    This means that you are invoking muslims to reply here with some harsh words. if your aim is this then you are going well if not then please be a part of the solution not the problem.

    I can only say best of luck for your positive approach.

    Thanks

  12. Yes u wont understand islam from bukhari and muslim because they contain many weak traditions. The true islam is shia islam but unfortunately majority give less importance to minority shias and their literature.

  13. salmabd permalink

    I support you from Bangladesh. I also left islam, but can not say anybody because it is a muslim country. BTW thank you for your great effort and activity. Go ahead.

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