I am Not a Victim of Popularism Major Reasons Why I Chose Islam Why I Rejected Christianity?
Six Questions That Puzzled Me
Confession by Catholic Church
Why I Rejected Paganism? Why I Rejected Atheism?
Islam’s Flexibility Towards Infidels
Response to Islam’s Critics
Quran verse 9:111
Quran verse 9:5
Quran verse 9:29
Islam Divides World in Two Blocks
Islamic Sects Ending Remarks
I am Not a Victim of Popularism
This was in a time when no 9/11 existed and no media war existed against Islam or Muslims, as today. I did not choose Islam over others because:
I was born in Muslim family
My parents pushed me
Someone brainwashed me
I like Jihad against infidels
I like blowing up things
etc. etc. etc.
Before I start I should say that this writing is not intended to offend anyone but to discuss the reasons that have attracted me to Islam and kept my loyalty towards Islam.
Major Reasons Why I Chose Islam
These are some of the reasons why I chose Islam, and people should choose Islam over other ideologies/religions/beliefs:
Islam is unchanged and pure. Empires tried and failed to reform Islam. What makes you think a country, or any individual will be able to reform it? Islamic scholarship, Islam’s practical changes to human existence and Islam’s message defended Islam from corruption for over 1400 years. Islam is thus a strong bullet proof ideology based on monotheistic faith and have not changed and will not change like all other religions.
Quran and Hadith inspired me. Quran and Hadith talked of every religion in a general sense and dismantled[1.1] it. Quran argued for truth[1.2].
Quran and Hadith Encourage to think in terms of reason and rationalism and guides us how to use our reason.
Quran and Hadith encourage to resist tyranny and injustice, to obey the Divine law and struggle for and safeguard God given rights, which are essential to survive as a person, society and a nation. (see summary https://www.islamicrevolutionary.com/conclusion-islam-is-solution.html and for details read part 1 and part 2 of "Islam is the Solution" section in this site)
Islam encourages societal life based on the institution of marriage and sacredness of marriage, unlike Buddhist/Christian celibacy and monasticism.
Quran gives the most detailed and balanced animal rights.
Islamic Rule has been the most tolerant and just rule in history. [5.1]
Islam has a consistent authority namely Quran and Hadith with unchanging and preserved Quran, unlike Christianity which does not agree on the consistent authority of the Bible, or Judaism whose authority the Talmud, written by temple unqualified and rival scribes over thousands of years, precedes the Torah, claimed to be the word of God, or Hinduism which has many additions and omissions of its holy scriptures such as Vedas.
Islam believes in the rule by the pious and wise unlike democracy where the mob whoever it may consist of, can decide the fate of a nation, law and morality and increasingly corporate greed.
Islam, unlike secularism, its morality is consistent and well formed, but secularism, it's moral outlook is inconsistent and what is sacred today (if there is anything as such), can be unholy tomorrow.
Islam believes in one God unlike Hinduism, where, if someday the gods decide to battle each other out the followers of the defeated gods would fail miserably.
Islam believes in a God without image, a God beyond full human comprehension, unlike Hinduism, where gods are made in sculpting houses, many of who break or crack in production line, or God of contradiction as in Christianity, which is three in one at the same time.
Islam predates and like International law believes in the concept of just defensive war, unlike Christianity which believes in also just aggressive war, or democracy where wars are decided on by the greedy few, or Judaism who believes everything in the world belongs to the Jews.
Islam revolutionized human rights and legislates for the fundamentals of human existence and it's protection: Faith, Life, Lineage, Honor & Dignity, Mind and Property.
Islamic God's actions are rational: He punishes by His justice and rewards by His mercy. Unlike in Christianity where even God dies on the cross, or holds us accountable for original sin- a sin or evil which we did not commit but Adam/Eve did, or Hinduism where, gods need to be carried on the shoulders of its followers, and hardly express itself from its molded clay- Since when elephant/monkey/cow became smarter than human intelligence?
In Islam both men and women are spiritually equal, unlike, Biblical, Hindu or Buddhist spirituality. Also, In Islam women enjoy financial and social protections more than their male counterparts. In Islam woman has a role, dignity and completes the social construct. Women in Islam thus are not inferior to men in dignity and honor. Women’s dignity is so emphasized that God in Islam has obligated hijab and emphasized shame for them.
The political message of Islam is resistance against tyranny, persecution and exploitation
The legal message of Islam is justice
The economic message of Islam is equity and fair play
The social message of Islam is morality and charity
The military message of Islam is defense
The spiritual message of Islam is humility and mercy
Why I rejected Christianity?
Six Questions That Puzzled Me
These six questions about Christianity have convinced me that Christianity is not for me:
Ø Why do Jews curse Jesus and Mary as sorcerer and adulteress in Talmud which is Judaism's holiest book yet Christians ally with Jews and support them? 
Ø Is YHWH (God) and Jesus same? If so why Jesus is so violent in old testament? If not Jesus is at war with YWHW? That means duel gods are proposed by old testament and new testament?!!!
Ø If Jesus's death takes away sins of world then · Even unborn has sins on them?!! · Everyone can do whatever they like given they are forgiven?!!!
Ø How is it that the bible explains the earth to be 6,000 to 8,000 years old when we know that dinosaur bones are at least 65 million years old?
Ø If Jesus died on the cross and spent three days in hell to pay for the sins of the world, then why would we have to go to hell ourselves and pay for them again?
Ø If God and Jesus are the same, having the same mind, knowledge and power, then why would Jesus beg himself in the garden of Gethsemane, to spare himself from having to be crucified?
Confession By Catholic Church
First who is Pope? This will clarify the importance of Pope in Church religion.
Cardinal Sarto, who became Pope Pius X, said this: "The Pope represents Jesus Christ Himself"...
In 1512 Christopher Marcellus said this to Pope Julius II: "Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art our governor, thou art our husbandman, thou art finally another God on earth (emphasis added)"
Just recently, in 2004, Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland said this: "It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ's cross".
The Gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII says this: But to believe that our Lord God the Pope the establisher of said decretal, and of this, could not decree, as he did decree, should be accounted heretical (emphasis added)
So what did Pope say about Christianity?
The Catholic Church declares Jesus as myth and Christianity as superstition!!! "It has served us well, this myth of Christ" -Pope Leo X [1475-1521]*
Raising a chalice of wine into the air, Pope Leo toasted: "How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors."
The pope's pronouncement is recorded in the diaries and records of both Pietro Cardinal Bembo (Letters and Comments on Pope Leo X, 1842 reprint) and Paolo Cardinal Giovio (De Vita Leonis Decimi, , op. cit.), two associates who were witnesses to it. Caesar (Cardinal) Baronius (1538-1607) was Vatican librarian for seven years and wrote a 12-volume history of the Church, known as Annales Ecclesiastici. He was the Church's most outstanding historian (Catholic Encyclopedia, New Edition, 1976, ii, p. 105) and his records provide vital inside information for anybody studying the rich depth of falsification in Christianity. Cardinal Baronius, who turned down two offers to become pope in 1605, added the following comments about Pope Leo's declaration:
"The Pontiff has been accused of atheism, for he denied God and called Christ, in front of cardinals Pietro Bembo, Jovius and Iacopo Sadoleto and other intimates, 'a fable' , it must be corrected". (Annales Ecclesiastici, op. cit., tomes viii and xi) In an early edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia (Pecci ed., iii, pp. 312-314, passim), the Church devoted two-and-half pages in an attempt to nullify the most destructive statement ever made by the head of Christianity. It based the essence of its argument on the assumption that what the pope meant by "profitable" was "gainful", and "fable" was intended to mean "tradition". Hence, confused Catholic theologians argued that what the pope really meant was, "How well Christians have gained from this wonderful tradition of Christ". But that isn't what he said. Why I Rejected Paganism [26.1](Hinduism & Buddhism)?
Hinduism is lustful and immoral to me as for example according to Hindu priest Ravi Shanker homosexuality is the art of Divine! as Hindu lord Ayappa was born of Vishnu and Shiva. According to Vedas as well in Rig Veda 1.51.13, Rig Veda 8.33.19. You can see in India numerous Hindu temples have explicit sexual depictions.
Caste system in Rig Veda X 90 and Law of Manu
Bestiality in the ritual of Ashvamedha Yajna
Killing of non-Hindus
Kill the infidels in Rig Veda 9.13.9, Atharva Veda 5.21.3, Yajur Veda 17.33
Kill women and children in Atharva Veda 11.2.21
Plunder the infidels in Rig Veda 1.81.9
Why I Rejected Atheism? Atheism is an indoctrination through secular education. I would believe it to be unbiased if only it was acquired just the way infants acquire language from their mother. In fact God conscience is acquired in an innate way.
Atheists have the tendency of ascribing divinity to scientific processes. Here for example the events in heavens that have regularities atheist ascribe to these regularities a power so high and innate that they see no need of God. There is a reason for this because the rebellious atheists do not want a powerful will behind the existence for that would demand obedience from them and a life based on rules and obligations not of human making. This goes against human ego so the atheists have envisioned this power of scientific processes as the ultimate power void of will and intellect even though they fail to explain the fine-tuned design of the universe. Also atheists give us a pessimistic dark reality where death is end of everything and escape for all sinners and tyrants.. No final judgement. Sin has a new ticket called atheism
The atheist life is meaningless as stated by some atheists themselves such as Blackmore. That is to say atheism is meaningless, and we are just driven by our biological needs. Now how is an existence where only biology is what drives us? I tell you. Such an existence is cruel. Such an existence is what the beasts in the jungles exist by evidently. Such an existence essentially sees no need of law and order, morality or aesthetics. Such an existence is the existence of prime evil where we see no limits or constraints of our biological actions as pursuit of these actions are the only meaningful thing? Where we see no obligation because there is no meaning. I mean to what end? Some other atheists such as Gervais will say that these are beauties of life and part of being human. But so is being a tyrant part of being human. Is that ok? They are thus implying their own morality. Atheists such as Dawkins will say we are still trying to find why we are here. I will say this: Atheism and Theism are both religions or rather for atheist's sake a system of Faith. Theism has proposed many rational not necessarily experimental proofs for God while as atheists have too given rational not necessarily experimental proofs against God. I have found their proof to be utterly ridiculous as they fail to understand the limit of their proofs vis-a-vis God's nature.
Atheists can be the most stupid people. They imply by the thought that a loving God cannot allow so much evil , hence God must not exist as He is not powerful to stop these evils. Whether you believe or not these evils have always existed and continue to exist. The important question is whether God's existence is a positive factor against these evil. The answer is yes. If God exists such evils will be brought to justice for sure but if He does not exist then many evils have escaped justice such as Stalin, Hitler etc...This is a negative attribute to our concept of justice and humanity. Atheists have humiliated mankind by denying them a guaranteed justice against evil for which they complain.
Atheists have acquired the conscience of good and bad right and wrong mostly from thousands of years of social evolution through religious sentiments and constructs... We do not know where morality will end up if divine religion completely dies... That reminds me of Stalin who stated from his atheistic moral outlook that death of one man is tragedy, the death of millions a statistic. State atheism has created the most horrible human tragedy.
Atheism is attractive for the strong and the young which gives them the full flexibility and opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of life. Atheism thereby shapes for the completion of a Darwinian existence which self-destructs. We are in that phase of self-destruction today, of individuals, families and societies . The ingredients of this self-destruction are self-belief & self- importance , ego & pride in self, blind belief in science, irrational to God's existence (blind rejection), belief in might and repulsion to weakness. Communism, Darwinism created racism and egoistic hedonism are some of the trends of this atheistic human self-destruction.
Islam’s Flexibility Towards Infidels
People often say that all non-Muslims will go to hell. However Islam is the only religion which gives non-Muslims a chance and opportunity to be saved. So when people ask how come Allah will send those non-Muslims to hell who never knew of Islam but were honest and fair? To answer this we need to know that those who do not believe in Islam can be classified into two groups:
1. Those who are termed ‘Jahil-e-Muqassir’ (lit. ‘culpable ignorant’). These are non-believers to whom the message of Islam has reached and who have understood its truthfulness. However, they are not prepared to accept the truth due to their obstinacy and stubbornness. This group deserves to be punished in Hell.
2. Those who are termed ‘Jahil-e-Qasir’ (lit. ‘inculpable ignorant’). These are non-believers to whom the message of Islam has not reached, or it has been presented to them in a very incomplete and untruthful manner. Such people will attain salvation if they are truthful to God given fitra (human innate nature). This is the nature by which man knows that rape, murder, theft, harming another person etc. is bad.
Response to Islam’s Critics
I would love to hear responses of other religions to critics, but I have been unable to find any convincing responses and I continue to be Muslim. Possibly the most often sited reason of Islam being unacceptable is its alleged violence against non-Muslims. We are not going to address the actions of some misguided Muslims here but rather the Quranic texts themselves. We are not going to give excuses like other religions by saying these verses have been added later neither are we going to erase these verses from Quran to save skin! I will discuss the most hated verses of holy Quran only by Quran and without using any historical contexts or Hadith.
Quran verse 9:111 only encourages servants of one true God to fight. Great religion cannot be said to be completely pacifist as a great civilization needs army to survive, and Quran did & does build a great civilization. Note that this verse does not in any form explains who to fight, how to fight, when to fight or even how long to fight. Those are detailed in both Quran and Islamic jurisprudence books. Some of them we will discuss here.
Quran verse 9:5 does not command to kill idolaters indiscriminately because taking this verse literally will violate and reject verse Quran 9:6, verse Quran 60:8 and verse 2:190. Also this verse is only a follow up of verse Quran 2:190. Also, it DOES NOT command forceful conversion but rather if the enemies willingly convert to Islam then stop fighting them and give them sanctuary. Hence if prisoners of wars repent and submit to Islam they are forgiven and released. This is corroborated by verse 9:6.
Quran 5:32-33 are in fact prohibiting indiscriminate and unlawful killings, but rather obligating punishment of those who create sedition, rebellion and destruction against peace.
Quran verse 9:29 DOES NOT command killing of non-Muslims (Jews and Christians) indiscriminately rather it uses the word ‘from (min in Arabic)’, thereby qualifying some non-Muslims deserving to be fought. If we bring in history these were the aggressing invading Byzantine empire. Today world identifies by nationality, race, ethnicity or class but Quran identifies people by faith, humanity and blood relation. When Quran identifies the oppressors it mostly does by their faith and not by their nationality or race. People need to understand this before they say Quran calls for annihilation of other faiths!
Quran 65:4 does not promote or encourage pedophile actions but rather a simple bond of marriage. Rather this verse is a legal way to attain harmony, bliss and tranquility as mentioned in verse Quran 30:21 and verse Quran 4:19. The philosophy of Islamic marriage is to attain love, tranquility and mutual care.
Quran 33:50 does not promote slavery and neither does Islam promote or encourage it. Islam came to abolish slavery through reformation. For a detailed discussion of slavery in Islam see.
Quran 4:34 allows disciplining wife through three stages where beating is the last. Islamic family is a hierarchy rather than an anarchy or joint venture. However such disciplining must not harm or injure her as in verse Quran 2:231. Also, Hadith mentions such disciplining should not be injurious. I have used Hadith as reference just showing that how Hadith is inseparable from Quran when it comes to explaining Quran. For a detailed explanation of Islamic couple and marriage see.
Quran 22:19-22see Quran 9:5 above. The rest of the verses are their punishment in hell for waging war against God and His prophet (pbuh) Islam Divides World in Two Blocks
Islam has divided mankind in people of faith and people of disbelief. This division itself is not alarming or unjust as we often divide people even in our secular tolerant system with terms such as foreigner vs local, employed vs unemployed or academic vs non-academic etc. These categorizations are based on performance of some actions by those who divide them and applicable to the relevant category. Such actions may be unjust and discriminatory, or such may be just and acceptable. Islam’s division of mankind into faith and disbelief too is to implement worldly actions by Islamic jurisdiction and Muslim polity as well ass God’s actions in relation to faith and disbelief in the hereafter.
Those who say these divisions by Islam is for Muslims to kill and oppress non-Muslims are simply stupid people. As I have stated earlier today the world identifies by nationality, race, ethnicity or class but Quran identifies people by faith, humanity and blood relation. When Quran identifies the oppressors it mostly does by their faith and not by their nationality or race. People need to understand this before they say Quran calls for annihilation of other faiths! Quran’s commands are always for believers to follow and implement unless specified. When specified Quran’s commands may be directed at mankind as a whole, as in Quran 4:1 or disbelievers in general as in many verses such as Quran 4:171.
Also Quran’s commands to believers do not necessarily mean such commands are only applicable with in the Muslim polity but rather Islamic jurisdiction which includes non-Muslims polity under Islamic rule, implemented or supervised by believers. Examples of these commands are Jizya or Islamic criminal laws among other aspects of Shariah law.
All Muslims agree on Quran and Prophet. Even though western imperialism wants to use Qadiyani as Muslims against Islam, but they are outside of Islam. All Muslims agree on Quran and last prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh). The only reason for sects in Islam is due to difference in source interpretations and not in difference in sources themselves like other religions. Two major sects Shia and Sunni essentially differs in their hadith heritage rather than the authority of hadith as both sects believe in the authority of hadith. Their differences among hadith literature is no more than differences of hadith among Sunnis or among Shias. No Muslim sects say that this hadith book is the main authority and then disagrees on that authority. Hence the nature of Islamic sects is unlike any religion. It is really wrong to name them as theological sects but rather theological schools.
These were some reasons why I chose Islam and was certain about it's truthfulness of being God's chosen method to get to Him, and live by Him. Will you start your journey to seek Islam's truth? To know more
To end I should say that Islam is a target of western imperialism due to it’s political aspects as being the complete code of life. The West fears of a global Islamic revival and that is one of the key reasons to suppress Islam. Worldwide Islamic revival could eradicate western philosophy of life and society from Muslim countries and could in fact create an alternative appealing system of life being a competitor to western socio-political hegemony. So, there are protocols in place to demonize Islamic world view. One of them was ISIS.