Dr. Bilal Philips
Exposé of three sites posting false convert stories
This site has posted fake stories of how Muslims converted to Christianity. How do I know? Read the following excerpt from one of the stories: First, the ‘convert’ says: (emphasis added) In the end, I managed to convince my mother, as it was for Allah and I joined the Islamic College. Having graduated as an ustaz, I was soon posted to my neighborhood… And then: My trip to Mecca for the Haj (pilgrimage) was tiring but eventful. I did not have the rare opportunity to see inside the holy Kabah and the holy idols inside, which Prophet Muhammad had helped to place, as explained in Bukhari’s Hadith An Ustaz (scholar) in Islamic Studies is saying that there are idols inside the Kabah and that too placed by Muhammad (saw) himself!?!?! This clearly shows that the author is deliberately trying to spread misinformation about Islaam and wants to convey to possible reverts to Islam that it is a religion of idol worship. In fact, most of the Christian sites use this tactic of false convert stories but it’s not always possible to prove it.
Alhamdulillah, I was able to catch another site posting fake stories of Muslims leaving Islam. See the false information imparted here. That the attempt is deliberate is known through the claim that the ‘convert’ has done a detailed study about the topic. For Islamic Education, I had to study about marriage in detail to do well. So, I learned all the stuff and got the highest grade anyone can get for Islamic Education. And guess what? Because I know it so well, I know that there is a lot of discrimination against women in Islam. Things like a father and grandfather can marry a girl/woman to whomever they want even if the girl/woman doesn’t want to marry that person… In addition, I learned things like women couldn’t be witnesses in Shariah Courts and things like that. The first point here is a total lie whereas the second is a distorted version of the truth.
Here’s yet another extract from a false convert story aimed at spreading misinformation about Islam. As I started thinking about my life and the Qur’an, I realized all Muslims, even the prophet Muhammad would go to Hell for certain sins they committed in their lifetime. This is a common ploy of the Christian Missionaries. They first inform gullible victims that Jesus (God) is Love and just by believing in the Crucifixion, you will be assured of Paradise. Whereas the concept of God in Islam is so harsh that no one will be spared from Hell and that even Prophet Muhammad (saw) was not sure of where he would end up. For this purpose, they quote an ayah of the Qur’an out of context. Here there have gone a step further by saying that even our beloved Prophet (saw) would have to go through hell. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Anti Islamic Sites under misleading names
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