I discuss my journey from Islam, interviews and reflections, question and answers!
129 -Iran’s Morality police and #Mahsa_Amin
I'm speaking to Ash, an Iranian blogger, translator, and podcaster who works on philosophy, translating banned books and politics of the MENA region on the protests that have swept across Iran. People are protesting the death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the Morality Police for removing the hijab. Please tune in and listen to this insightful conversation.
Ash's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz3S...
Ash's other channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oQ...
Ash's blog, etc: https://linktr.ee/ashkan_roshan
Youtube version of this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4XwCFkSt0o
127 -Is Islamic Finance a Scam?
I was interviewed by a Harvard student on the topic of Islamic finance and why I think it's a scam. I hope you will enjoy listening in.
Gaurav's IG: https://www.instagram.com/gauravtee/
YouTube version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/VsKEhsPQMoI
126 – The Taqiyya of Farid Responds – Part 1 ft. Abdullah Gondal
In this episode, the two Abdullahs are back together to review Farid's response to our "Epileptic Prophet" series. We decided to respond because Farid was manipulating our videos by editing them to create the impression that we were ill-informed on the topic and that we were misleading our audience.
Abdullah Gondal and I took our time to go through Farid's claims and pointed out how he was manipulating our videos. We showed how he was editing out explanations, twisting our words, and outright lying just to make it seem like he had countered the arguments we had raised. We even replayed our original videos to show Farid's bad faith rebuttals and hypocrisy.
This was a fun-filled episode as we exposed the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative ways of the Dawah people. I invite you to take a listen!
YouTube version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/beoT5YxeBdo
5:26 Do people care about facts or do they just defend their faith no matter what the evidence shows?
6:30 Debunking Lie #1 - Secondary sources are useless. Understanding basic research methodologies.
12:15 Debunking Lie #2 - Conflating historical sources with Islamic sources.
17:42 Are hadith primary sources by historical standards?
20:00 Debunking Lie #3 - Gondal was not showing the hadith he used to build his argument?
24:00 Debunking Lie #4 - Gondal only produced 1 primary source. Tabrani is a primary source?
30:44 Did Gondal mislead people about repeating sources?
34:40 Debunking Lie #5 - Weak hadith? Stop lying and distorting.
43:55 Debunking Lie #6 - Islam web lie. Farid dishonestly hides some of the slides to create a wrong narrative.
48:30 Nuances in hadith authenticity and acceptance
53:58 Debunking Lie #7 - Who is Dede?
1:01:55 Debunking Lie #8 - Hiding experts
1:02:36 Debunking Lie #9 - Burahaa does not mean paroxysm? Farid seems not to understand what synonyms are and how they work
1:11:42 Debunking Lie #10 – Hiding the scholars’ translations.
1:19:36 Debunking Lie #11 - Hiding alternative translations for the word paroxysm.
1:25:40 Comments from the live chat - What motivates the two Abdullahs to keep working on counter-apologetics.
1:29:40 Debunking Lie #12 - Karb = Pain? Farid misses the point on synonyms.
1:37:23 Debunking Lie #13 - Almaany dictionary is unreliable?
1:42:24 Debunking Lie #14 - Sun rising back hadith is Sahih?!
1:47:45 Debunking Lie #15 - Why act all surprised about the sun rising again when you already accept that the sun stopped and the moon was split?
1:48:59 Summary of the stream.
1:54:00 Comments from the live chat.
1:58:02 Final remarks
125 – Debunking Yasir Qadhi and Hamza Yusuf on the age of Aisha
In this episode, I went into detail debunking Yasir Qadhi and Hamza Yusuf's apologetics on the age of Aisha. Both of these men are highly regarded sheikhs in the Muslim community and their arguments are usually used by Muslims.
Although both Hamza Yusuf and Yasir Qadhi agreed that in the present-day child marriages are harmful and must be banned, they both found twisted and contorted ways to excuse Aisha's marriage to Muhammad. They argued that child marriages were the norm back then although there are no other companions who had wives that young. They also tried to recycle some of the usual ridiculous arguments that Muslims use to justify Muhammad's actions.
I also took comments and questions from the audience on this issue. This was a very insightful and interactive episode. I invite you to take a listen.
YouTube version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/pQLUgxdBn1c
1:20 Are people leaving Islam because of the Islamic teachings or because of bad treatment at the hands of Muslims or other reasons?
7:55 Discretion of Ahmadiyya graves y police in Pakistan
9:20 Aisha’s age and the Sharma controversy.
13:46 The impact of child marriage on the victim and why we should all fight child marriages.
23:00 Islam is not the ONLY reason for child marriages
26:40 Reacting to Yasir Qadhi’s apologetics on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad.
34:20 Hadith - Aisha playing with dolls and other children.
35:30 Reacting to Yasir Qadhi’s take on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad - Was this an ideal situation for Aisha?
46:28 Why do Muslims revere Muhammad so much when they are the same people responsible for wiping out his whole family?
47:36 What is Ifk?
48:20 Hadith - Muhammad’s dreams about Aisha and Abu Bakr’s reaction
51:25 Why is it only Muhammad and not his companions married a wife that young?
52:44 Reacting to Yasir Qadhi’s take on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad - People matured faster in the old days?
58:36 Comments from the live chat - Why not have a live debate with Yasir Qadhi instead of reacting to his videos?
1:05:23 Reacting to Yasir Qadhi’s apologetics on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad - was Aisha’s marriage a happy marriage?
1:17:00 Comments from the live chat.
1:21:25 Reacting to Hamza Yusaf’s apologetics on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad - was it customary or religious?
1:27:17 Alternative views on Aisha’s age and child marriage in the Quran - chapter on divorcing immature girls.
1:33:24 Reacting to Hamza Yusaf’s apologetics on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad - were the companions extraordinary men?
1:48:40 How did Abdullah justify all the stuff in Islam when he was a Muslim
1:51:10 Technical issues - no audio.
1:52:34 Is it safe for children to have sex before they are mature or physically ready?
1:55:00 Comments from the live chat.
1:57:55 Reacting to Hamza Yusaf’s apologetics on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad
2:00:00 Comments from the live chat
2:02:12 Reacting to Hamza Yusaf’s apologetics on Aisha’s marriage to Muhammad
2:10:08 Comments from the live chats
2:11:36 Saudi Children left behind and other contemporary news.
124 – The Age of Aisha (the “child bride” of Islam)
In this episode, I revisit the topic of Aisha and her marriage to Muhammad due to recent events. I also take calls from the audience.
YouTube version of the podcast: https://youtu.be/d-Q231ci9gM
123 – Interview with Ex-muslim Hassan of Arabic Translated Memes
I am going to be speaking to the man behind Arabic Translated Memes (https://exmuslimmemes.com/). Hassan and I will also discuss his journey out of Islam, his work as an Ex-Muslim, as well as battling censorship of his work on various online social media platforms.
I am inviting you to take a listen to this insightful conversation!
Connect with him on IG: https://www.instagram.com/arabic_translatedmemes/
YouTube version of this podcast:https://youtu.be/x8QPZ8M5Duc
Very boring, and filled with lies
Im not saying this in defence of islam but many claims are misleading and weak when looked into.