I discuss my journey from Islam, interviews and reflections, question and answers!
090 – Interview with Former Convert to Islam Debbie
Debbie is an Ex-Muslim convert(Hizb ut Tahrir), Born Mennonite, Currently an Atheist. Free from patriarchy, Fighting to expose oppression.
Follow Debbie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Debruh1017Subscribe to Debbie's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrgzcoNnlSzX2mExrS2Ucgg?sub_confirmation=1
The YouTube version of this conversation can be found here: https://youtu.be/S47TFrbPzYs
Here are the time stamps for this interview:
0:00 Introductions and the interesting link between Abdullah Sameer and Debbie.3:23 How Deborah was encouraged by her now ex-husband to ‘save’ Abdullah’s wife from her murtad husband.6:54 Deborah’s family background - her Mennonite upbringing9:07 How Deborah met her ex-husband and how this led her deep into Islam.13:28 Parallels between Deborah’s experiences and Abdullah’s wife’s experiences when they married Muslim men.15:44 How Hizb ut Tahrir and other Islamists are taking advantage of democratic freedoms while fighting to have those rights banned.17:19 The reasons why Hizb ut Tahrir is against ISIS.20:18 The way of strangers - by Graeme Wood. The fake Mahdi.23:59 The main goals of Hizb ut Tahrir25:00 Deborah’s life as a wife of a high-ranking Hizb ut Tahrir member.28:36 Channel announcements: Debbie’s channel.29:05 Normalizing leaving Islam. The hypocrisy of Islam and Muslims when they claim that there is no compulsion in religion while also attacking people who leave the religion.30:11 Hizb ut Tahrir’s position on slavery and Abdullah’s ‘little rant’ about Hizb ut Tahrir34:45 The importance of talking about political Islam and pushing back against it. Why is it Hizb ut Tahrir wants world domination?37:45 Debbie’s deradicalization process and why she sympathizes with people who joined ISIS and now want out.40:16 How Islam perpetuates the US versus THEM mentality42:55 The teaching about joining the caliphate once one is established45:01 Spiritual abuse - using religion to control and abuse members of your family.46:59 Debbie’s experience of having her husband marry a second wife.50:33 How Debbie lost friends because of her husband’s polygamy51:25 How prevalent is polygamy in the Canadian Muslim community? Debbie’s friendship with the second wife. The emotional toll that polygamy had on Debbie.59:55 The impact that polygamy had on the children1:00:40 Debbie’s advice to people who have family members who are jumping into the deep end of Islam.1:01:20 Abdullah’s experience as a Muslim in Canada.1:07:22 Hizb ut Tahrir’s teachings to not get involved with the secular government, not donating blood or body organs1:09:46 Islamic counseling and how useless and unpractical it is.1:12:24 How Debbie’s marriage deteriorated and how she ended up divorcing her husband.1:18:28 The importance of access to information and how the Muslim countries are blocking information critical of Islam.1:24:14 The Quran challenge.1:25:35 Responding to comments: Hizb ut Tahrir’s view of Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries, Debbie’s former religion is a cult.1:32:40 Debbie’s views on veganism.1:34:50 Channel announcements: Debbie’s channel and the type of content she is planning to produce1:37:50 Keith Moore and his praises for Islam.1:39:11 The Quranic spotlight blog and how it debunked the embryology miracle.1:42:28 Debbie’s final thoughts.1:43:43 Channel announcements and Abdullah’s final thoughts.
089 – Abdullah Sameer banned from TikTok, Abdullah Gondal banned from Twitter!
What is going on with social media lately?! In this podcast we discuss how I got banned from TikTok and Abdullah Gondal got banned from twitter for posting content critical of Islam.
Here is the YouTube version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/Uo6WJcxYFhI
088 – Recovering from Trauma with Saudi Ex-Muslim Ghada
I am discussing with Ghada, a Saudi Ex-Muslim about her experiences and trauma leaving Islam
Here is the YouTube version of this conversation: https://youtu.be/Nnx6yp3B4tg
Here are the time-stamps for the interview:
0:00 Introductions1:50 Ghada’s background - the problem of repeated cousin marriage in her family, her engagement to a Shia guy8:52 Issues that Ghada and her family faced as Shias in Saudi Arabia13:15 Ghada’s childhood, a quick overview of her parents and how they influenced Ghada growing up.16:20 Ghada’s religious background and how ultra-orthodox her mother was.20:47 Losing a cousin at the age of 6 and how it impacted Ghada.22:18 Putting on hijab at the age of 9 even when she did not like it.25:30 The problem of not giving people a choice.26:25 How Ghada’s parents tried to mold her into a person they wanted without respecting her individuality and personal agency. The conformist culture in Islam.33:58 The name-calling and how it affected Ghada.36:56 The cult-like nature of religiosity in Ghada’s family38:47 Ghada’s experience as she was finishing high school and preparing for undergraduate studies.45:40 Ghada’s college experiences - how it helped her in her journey of questioning and deconstructing Islam.51:08 How Ghada’s prior experiences affected her first relationship and how therapy helped her navigate relationships54:40 Ghada’s breakdown after a relationship failure and how she sought help from doctors and psychiatrists57:00 Ghada’s attempted suicide in 2014 and the realizations that came with surviving the suicide attempt.58::30 Leaving Saudi Arabia and seeking asylum in the US. Extreme dependence - Children of dysfunctional families1:01:14 The healing process - trying different medications and trauma therapies.1:11:29 Shrooms and the research for their use for treating anxiety and depression.!:13:20 Dialectical behavioral therapy and how it equips people with better coping mechanisms and responses.1:17:55 Does Ghada hold any anger towards Islam or does she blame her parents for her experiences?1:23:14 Ghada’s advice to people who might be living with toxic families1:25:30 How the culture and religion are intertwined.1:29:14 Recommendations for people who are looking for community as well as help.1:33:10 Final remarks.
087 – The Scandals of Aisha | The Two Abdullahs Show
We are going to be discussing the drama surrounding Hazrat Aisha, the child bride of Muhammad.
Follow Alex at https://twitter.com/alxvndrv95?s=09
Follow Gondal at https://twitter.com/xgondalx
Follow Abdullah Sameer at https://twitter.com/abdullahadam
Here is the YouTube version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/U8CAVlk8scQ
The time stamps for the podcast:
0:00 Introductions5:08 Who was Aisha?6:45 How Muhammad decided to marry Aisha - A dream come true? (Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukra hadith).10:22 Abu Bakr’s response to Muhammad’s request to marry Aisha.13:17 Aisha’s age when she got married to Muhammad. Did Alex know about this issue before she converted to Islam and was this a problem when she learned the full details?18:40 Muhammad’s sexual behavior and how it was interlinked with his mental health problems.20:50 Quran 65/4 and Imam Bukhari’s interpretation of this verse.25:35 Aisha’s dolls.32:31 Prior civilizations recognizing that child marriage was wrong. Was child marriage the norm or it happened only to a few exceptions?35:10 Hadith in which Aisha is accused of cheating.41:30 Was Fatimah too young to marry Muhammad’s companions? The hypocrisy of Muhammad in marrying Aisha then declaring Fatimah too young to marry an old man.44:00 Muhammad’s daughters’ age in relation to Aisha’s age when she was married to Muhammad.45:14 Sex with pre-pubescent girls.47:45 Did Muhammad refuse to let Abu Bakr marry Fatimah because he liked Ali more?53:24 Molana Ashraf Ali Thanvi: Bahisti Zewar (book) - instructions on intercourse with prepubescent community58:53 Is it rape/pedophilia if the parents have given consent?1:02:30 Ali Dawah clip defending child rape.1:06:05 More video clips of Islamic scholars defending child marriage.1:14:20 Muhammad’s marriage to Zaynab and how it ruined adoptions in Islam.1:15:45 Was it okay to marry kids too young during Muhammad’s time or his case an exception? A comparison between Islamic society and pre-Islamic societies1:23:23 Aisha’s recounting of the time she married Muhammad.1:27:30 A look at Islamic literature and jurisprudence supporting child rape.1:32:05 A quick recap of the stream1:36:20 Final remarks
086 – Interview with Exmuslim Amina from Denmark
Amina Sardar is a former Muslim who started doubting Islam after the Mohammed Drawing Crisis in Denmark and this lead to her investigation of Muhammad and her eventual apostasy Had a great healthy discussion about immigration, radicalization, Hizbut Tahrir, Moderate Muslims, Muslims in Canada vs. Denmark, Islamophobia, Victim Narrative, Discriminating against Muslims, and more. Enjoy!
Her YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Mg7qWwR5dWI3groLtttwg
YouTube version of this interview: https://youtu.be/PZnjLmaoXrM
Here are the time stamps for the interview:
0:00 Introductions.1:00 Amina’s upbringing - growing up with an ultra-conservative father.4:36 Why is it Amina’s parents treated her differently from her brothers?6:15 Amina’s family background/roots.7:50 Amina’s arranged marriage. The excessive control that fathers have over their daughters’ marriages13:44 The incident of prophet Muhammad’s cartoons in Denmark.15:57 Learning about Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha and how Amina reacted to this news.21:11 Taking a deep dive into Islamic teachings and seeking the truth. Joining politics and how the Muslim community started harassing Amina and her family.26:03 Leaving Islam and coming out.28:25 Reading comments from the chat.29:14 Continuation of Amina’s coming out story.32:33 Why Amina thinks there are no moderate Muslims.36:20 Why is it Muslims never take time to ask ex-Muslims why they left Islam instead of shunning them?39:27 The cost of leaving Islam.41:20 Using an open mind and outsider perspective to study Islam.43:11 Is there any form of democracy in Islam? The problem of Islamic platforms being insular.48:18 Is Denmark a Christian country or a secular country? What does moderate Muslim mean?52:00 We should support Muslims who are trying to secularize Islam. The fighting between moderate Muslims and extremist Muslims.59:03 Some sections of the Muslim community using democracy and the democratic system to push their religion. Using Islamaphobia to push a victim mentality in the Muslim community.1:11:10 Abdullah’s response to the issue of Taqqiya. Muslims getting into western politics and participating in the democratic process. Discrimination and victim mentality1:54:20 Danish people’s response to the immigration situation. The ISIS brides and deradicalization process.2:22:10 Final remarks and link to Amina’s channel.
085 – THE TWO ABDULLAHS’ RETURN
Return of the two Abdullahs!
Find the YouTube version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/l-E957ZYd0I
Here are the time stamps for various slides we discussed and the calls we took on this podcast:
0:00 Introductions.2:20 A quick refresher of the previous show: The circus of Islam.3:09 Heart surgery with zam zam sanitizer - The story of Muhammad’s heart being cut out and cleansed with zam zam water.6:50 Vision of heaven and hell. Genies that eat dung and bones.10:15 Why make fun of Islamic teachings?13:34 The errors in Surah 18/22-23. How many people were in the story exactly? Seven sleepers of Ephesus.19:10 Naked Moses and the stone that steals clothes.23:48 Moon splitting: Surah 54/1. Crying tree stem loved Muhammad? Moses fights the angel of death?29:32 Magic cure housefly brew - Hadith on flies falling into drinks and beverages.33:02 Halal genetics c*m harder. The three questions to prove if one was a true prophet.39:33 The sun sets in a pond? Surah 18:86 and hadith that says the sun sets in a pond. The flat earth theories by various well-established Muslim scholars.50:16 The sun prostrates under the throne of Allah every night53:50 Hearing grave torture for taking a piss. God torturing people for having urine on their clothes?59:43 The Quran and Muhammad’s sadistic obsession with torture.1:00:50 Why is it the Abdullahs do not engage in debates with One Dawah.1:06:40 How can an ex-Muslim let go of Islamic morals and teachings and how can he/she deal with the trauma caused by the teachings about hell and torture?1:12:07 Dealing with the question of death and the finitude of life as an ex-Muslim.1:18:02 If there is an omnipotent God/Allah, can he create a rock that he cannot lift? Are the traits attributed to God/Allah logical?1:24:27 Is the human thought process better than Allah’s?1:27:42 The fine-tuning argument - why do atheists dismiss it easily? Does God have a mind? Does he have consciousness?1:45:22 Islamic miracles - mathematical miracles in Islam, Christian, Hindu, and other religions.1:49:33 Abdullah Gondal’s anecdote on how he gave up on the hadith and mathematical miracles.1:52:35 Should we be against the concept of God in general or the broader concept of religion? The problem of evil.1:56:20 The atheistic explanation of origins of the universe- is it sufficient? The four causes of creation.2:01:00 If everything has to have a beginning and a creator, who is the creator of God?2:02:15 Finding false refuge in a deity instead of facing reality.2:05:00 Agnosticism and atheism.2:06:45 The Daniel Haqiqatjou and Ridwan’s debate. Daniel’s explanation for taking women as war booty.2:12:13 Is being religious a product of intellectual inferiority or just a product of poverty? Compartmentalization of religious teachings.2:15:00 How is it extreme Muslims are being allowed to spread their hate speech on social media?2:16:55 Abdullah Gondal’s research into the neuropsychology of Muhammad.2:22:25 Final remarks - A quick summary of the Dawah scene how reactionary it has become.
Very boring, and filled with lies
Im not saying this in defence of islam but many claims are misleading and weak when looked into.