NameArshad Hassan

I was born to a very religious Muslim family, who resided just 100 yds from the local mosque in an entirely Muslim city. Which meant, praying 5 times a day and reciting the Quran and all that. Unfortunately for Islam, I was born with a bit of intelligence. It doesn't take much effort to realize that Islam is a false belief system. Any person with half-a-brain can realize that, except most Muslims don't seem to have even that.

Even when I was very young, I started questioning Islam. How does remaining hungry all day and eating like pigs before sunrise and after sunset enable someone to understand the hunger of the poor? Why does Allah want his/her/its followers to do slow-motion aerobics five times a day? If Quran is one, then why is Allah allowing his believers to divide themselves as Sunni, Shia, Ahmadi, Khariji and hundreds of other groups? Why did Allah let three Kulafa Ul Rashidun to get murdered in cold blood? and why is there so much of poverty among Muslims?

I've been mentally estranged from Islam for over 25 years now, but still live in the closet. I just wish my wife, who seem to be getting closer and closer to sociopathic religion will understand that it's all rubbish. Instead, she wants me to become a sociopath myself. I love her and I wish there was a way to get her out of this misery.

I have moved to UK just recently and I'm hoping that joining CEMB will enable me to meet like-minded people and understand their stories, which I'm sure, will inspire me.

Thanks and have a great day.

NB.The above is a pen-name. I'm still uncomfortable giving out my actual details including the phone number.