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Table Of Contents

1) Preface - Why I left Islam
1. PREFACE - WHY I LEFT ISLAM
2. FROM A LETTER TO MY RELIGIOUS COUSIN
3. ORIGINS OF ISLAM
4. GROWTH OF ISLAM
a) Why are there 1.5bn Muslims if Islam is not Divine?
b) The Islamist Memeplex
b) Quranic Plagiary
c) Authored by Whom?
d) Grammatical Mistakes
f) Different Versions of the Quran
a) Importance of Hadith
b) Unreliability of Muslim Knowledge
c) Unusual Hadith
d) Hadith on Women
e) Hadith on Animals
f) Hadith on the Paranormal World
c) Sawab and Gunnah Reward Points
8. DISBELIEVERS and APOSTATES
9) RACISM
10) HOMOSEXUALITY
b) Sharia Law
c) Pillaging
e) Jihad
f) Banu Qurayza Massacre
12) SLAVES and CONCUBINES
14. PROPHET’S MARRIAGES
a) Khadija
d) Zainab
e) Sauda
15) QURANIC PSEUDO-SCIENCE
a) Numerology and Predictions
b) Bad Science
16) THE SCIENTIFIC MIRACLES MISTAKES IN THE QURAN
a) Universe
b) Earth
c) Man
d) Human Reproduction
e) Animal/Plant Reproduction
f) Paranormal World
i) Wall of Zulqarnain
ii) Jinn and Spirits
17) OUR ORIGINS
a) Hazrat Adam and Bibi Hawwa (Adam and Eve)
c) ..Or Evolution?
e) Our Ancestral Heritage
18) PROHIBITED FOODS, ALCOHOL and MEDICINE
20. PARADOXICAL QUESTIONS
21. MORALITY and ETHICS
b) Morality
ii) Illicit and Pornographic Material
d) Endemic Issues
22. WHAT I BELIEVE NOW
a) Cultural Islam
APPENDIX A - MY NOTES WHEN I RE-READ THE QURAN
APPENDIX B - QUOTATIONS
APPENDIX D - GODS’ GRAVEYARD
P. 1
The Islamist Delusion : From Islamist to Cultural Muslim Humanist

The Islamist Delusion : From Islamist to Cultural Muslim Humanist

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Published by Saif Rahman

**Now available in Amazon Bookstore**
see http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Allah-Delusion-Humanism-ebook/dp/B009VJVT4M

Saif Rahman is a Strategic consultant & Founder of HMCA (Humanist & Cultural Muslim & Assoc).

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An insider's look at behind-the-scenes Islam.

Written by a prominent anti-Islamist activist over the course of 8 years detailing his reasons for leaving Islam & becoming an agnostic humanist. A comprehensive and objective study for Muslims seeking a fair & balanced analysis of traditionalist Islam ; and for non-Muslims interested in gaining rarely found insight.

All funds donated to support related humanitarian causes.

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A single question kickstarts the journey for this book.

My Muslim cousin came to stay with us in the UK when he was over on holiday from Pakistan. I knew his stay would prove contentious as previously he had told me that as a Muslim I had to believe in all of it as it stood, or I had to admit I was no longer a Muslim. This time I was prepared for the inevitable question of “Why?” I had subsequently left Islam. Sure enough it soon came and started the ball-rolling till 4 a.m. as he attempted to refute each one of my contentions, but this time to no avail.

The following day, prior to boarding his flight back to Pakistan, he made me promise one thing. As he was well connected, he asked me to put all my arguments together so he could take them in writing to a learned scholar of Islam. I did so, and looking forward to his response I also copied in all my siblings. After waiting 3 months my brother received a phone call from my cousin saying that he hadn’t forgotten and was still working on the reply. It’s been 8 years, and I never did hear back from him.

Nonetheless it was an invigorating exercise. Over the course of these subsequent years I became an exmuslim activist and the original letter (contained in next chapter) was used as a skeletal working document which I regularly updated with new findings. A comprehensive Scribd online blog was borne. It was heartening to see it climb to 49,000 views and being powerful enough to influence many of its Muslim readers to leave Islam.

To connect with a wider audience, I developed the blog for use in visual media and from it spawned my ‘ExMuslim Confession’ YouTube series. It flourished as it climbed to half-a-million hits along with my group grew to 7,500 members, but along with its success so did the harassment. My more vocal presence was paralleled with increasing resistance, reaching up to 139 death threats to date.

Undeterred this spurred me on to make the blog ever more mainstream, and the original Letter-Blog-YouTube Series finally matured into the Book you see before you today..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(You can read more about this author online by seeing his RaheelQ interview)

**Now available in Amazon Bookstore**
see http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Allah-Delusion-Humanism-ebook/dp/B009VJVT4M

Saif Rahman is a Strategic consultant & Founder of HMCA (Humanist & Cultural Muslim & Assoc).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


An insider's look at behind-the-scenes Islam.

Written by a prominent anti-Islamist activist over the course of 8 years detailing his reasons for leaving Islam & becoming an agnostic humanist. A comprehensive and objective study for Muslims seeking a fair & balanced analysis of traditionalist Islam ; and for non-Muslims interested in gaining rarely found insight.

All funds donated to support related humanitarian causes.

******************************

A single question kickstarts the journey for this book.

My Muslim cousin came to stay with us in the UK when he was over on holiday from Pakistan. I knew his stay would prove contentious as previously he had told me that as a Muslim I had to believe in all of it as it stood, or I had to admit I was no longer a Muslim. This time I was prepared for the inevitable question of “Why?” I had subsequently left Islam. Sure enough it soon came and started the ball-rolling till 4 a.m. as he attempted to refute each one of my contentions, but this time to no avail.

The following day, prior to boarding his flight back to Pakistan, he made me promise one thing. As he was well connected, he asked me to put all my arguments together so he could take them in writing to a learned scholar of Islam. I did so, and looking forward to his response I also copied in all my siblings. After waiting 3 months my brother received a phone call from my cousin saying that he hadn’t forgotten and was still working on the reply. It’s been 8 years, and I never did hear back from him.

Nonetheless it was an invigorating exercise. Over the course of these subsequent years I became an exmuslim activist and the original letter (contained in next chapter) was used as a skeletal working document which I regularly updated with new findings. A comprehensive Scribd online blog was borne. It was heartening to see it climb to 49,000 views and being powerful enough to influence many of its Muslim readers to leave Islam.

To connect with a wider audience, I developed the blog for use in visual media and from it spawned my ‘ExMuslim Confession’ YouTube series. It flourished as it climbed to half-a-million hits along with my group grew to 7,500 members, but along with its success so did the harassment. My more vocal presence was paralleled with increasing resistance, reaching up to 139 death threats to date.

Undeterred this spurred me on to make the blog ever more mainstream, and the original Letter-Blog-YouTube Series finally matured into the Book you see before you today..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(You can read more about this author online by seeing his RaheelQ interview)

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It has been revealed by the Lord of the Universe. And if he [i.e., the Prophets] had forged this Discourse and thereafter ascribed it to Us, and then severed his life vein;and not one of you would have been able to withhold Us from doing so. We certainly know that some among you will give the lie to it, and surely it will be a cause of regret for the unbelievers. Certainly it is a Truth of absolut
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'He it is who has sent down to thee the Book: in it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the book: others are allegorical, that is those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord and searching for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its hidden meanings except God and those who are firmly grounded in
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