My name is Abdullah Sameer and I am an exmuslim. I used to believe in Islam and now I left it. Here’s proof that I was a believer.

Most reasonable people accept that I used to be Muslim. It is obvious enough that I am telling the truth when I said I was Muslim for 15 years. I am well known in the local community, my projects are quite well known, and really I have no reason to lie about this. But sometimes its difficult for someone that is deeply indoctrinated to accept such a thing.

One example of someone doubting I was a believer

Now I know I don’t have to do this. But I like seeing trolls squirm. So yalla here we go!

Not a true Muslim!

What is considered a true Muslim?

  1. One who sincerely believes in the religion, that’s all.
  2. Practising it is a proof of the pudding.
  3. Making sacrifices is another.
  4. Promoting it and evangelizing for it is another proof.

But according to Prophet Muhammad in several narrations it is not allowed to question someone’s faith who claims to be a believer:

People want to judge what is inside someone’s heart and this is not allowed. Muslims are to judge by the apparent, as the prophet teaches. This is what I used to stand by, as a Muslim.

The sites I founded

The other one was VerseByVerseQuran.com:

The site was used by various other Quran sites like Tanzil, Quran.com, and tons of iOS and Android Quran apps. All of this was given out free of charge for the community. The above site was eventually handed over to the Quran.com team who can verify that I created it. They run it now.

Emails I received

As a side note, the problem of how life started is still something we are yet to completely figure out, but even if we don’t know the answer, it doesn’t mean that Muhammad spoke to God.

I worked closely with Sheikh Yusuf Estes in supporting him technically on his various web sites for several years. I was responsible for some of the web hosting as well. Here is an email where I suggested he take over the servers as I didn’t want to work on these projects any longer:

Muslim notables who know me

I studied under Muhammad Alshareef, Yasir Qadhi at Almaghrib. I spoke to the imam of Alhuda Institute several times in person (Dr. Idrees, husband of Farhat Hashmi).

Islamic posts I wrote

There are tons more on my old blog.

You weren’t in my sect!

Does this mean my arguments are now false if I wasn’t from the exact sect you were? No, of course not. That would be the genetic fallacy.

You judged something as either good or bad on the basis of where it comes from, or from whom it came.

Most of my arguments against Islam would apply outside of the particulars of my sect of Islam I was in.

You’re just arrogant!

Why I left Islam

Family pictures

At my wedding
At Masjid Al Haram with my mother and children (2011)
In front of the kaabah, 2011 (excuse the terrible photo)
Enjoying a meal with my wife, 2014

What about your wife?

In conclusion

Please check out my blog for more details on why I left Islam.

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Husband, dad to five, tech enthusiast. Former Conservative Muslim. www.abdullahsameer.com