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I became a better person after I left him and Islam

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Submitted by Alicia (United States), Jan 21, 2021 at 20:30

I became a better Christian, a better person after I left him and Islam, and I was not even Muslim myself. I was in love. I fasted for four years just so he wouldn't fast alone. I baked, cut watermelon read the entire Quran. I read Tariq Ramadan's book In the footsteps of the Prophet. I would listen to lectures maybe 5 times a day by Yasmin Mogahed, Mufti Menk and Assim Al Hakeem. I would even go to sleep listening to Sura's just because he would tell me to. I changed the way I dressed, I stopped painting my nails, showing my legs. Still, I couldn't bring myself to convert. I just couldn't see it. I couldn't feel it.

Allah guides who he wills.

In Christianity, God gives us discernment. The ability to distinguish and know right from wrong. The ability to see, hear or read something and know whether it is true or not. We all carry this gift inside of us. Each one of you reading this has it too. Psychologist might call it something else. But in Christianity we all have it. I would read the Quran, Al-Kaf - The Cave, Al-Noor, An-Nisa.. all of these chapters. The Bible is huge compared to how small the Quran is. I would read these books about Islam and all I would remember is my Bible. All I could think of is "there has to be more, surely the NEXT book will not be like this" But it is. Outside of Christianity there is nothing Islam has to offer that can make my life better, nothing. The hate, the constant battles, the repetitive oppression of Christians and Jews, the murders, the constant killings, the martyrs and I won't even begin to speak about Omar and Abu Bakr. They are sadistic, something satanic and after all of these centuries it is still carried down in Islam.

The Bible IS peace, God's word IS love. The Bible teaches how a man should behave and how he is the head of the home. The Bible teaches the woman that our beauty does not come from outward adornment such as our cloths, our hair and fine jewelry, but from our gentle and quiet spirit. To be holy, honest and good not just on the outside, but in the inside too - where it counts. This is why a Christian or a Jew could never hurt or cheat anyone, the way Muslim men do. In Christianity and Judaism there aren't all of these umbrellas and loop holes that allow men to cheat and hurt non- Muslim women the way Islam does. Granted there are bad men everywhere.

I don't mean to disrespect anyone, especially Ajda, you are Muslim and I know you mean well. I am sure as a Muslim woman you read my words and think like me and say "I could never leave Islam". As a Muslim women married to a Muslim man, your life is good, you are respected, loved and Islam brings you peace. There are good Muslims, many who do live in peace and are honest. Lucky are the ones who know them.

Your comment should be pinned because it is exceptional. You a very smart woman. You spoke about things I never even came across especially about the different marriages in Sunni and Shia.

Ladies, take care and enjoy your evening. I pray this year will be a very good year for all of us women despite our religion. Big hug and God bless.

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