Skeptical look at Islam

Leaving Islam w/ Heina Dadabhoy

Heina Dadabhoy on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Heina Dadabhoy spent her childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in her right mind would have believed that she would grow up to be an atheist feminist secular humanist. 

Heina has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007, and on the national stage since 2011. She is currently writing A Skeptic's Guide to Islam which she hopes to have released in December of 2015. She has a very active blog entitled "Heinous Dealings" that you can reach here: 

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Heina shares with us her experience of transitioning into atheism from Islam. She describes how and why she decided to speak out on this topic. We cover many interesting traditions that Muslim’s practice during the interview. We applaud her bravery for playing an active role in atheism as an ex-Muslim. Her story is very inspiring and insightful for anyone that has thought about or struggled with coming out as atheist or secular. 

A Skeptical Look at the Scientific Miracles Found in the Quran w/ Amaan Laheri

Amaan Laheri was a fellow presenter at the 2015 Skepticamp conference in Chicago, Illinois. Amaan currently lives in Chicago and presents a skeptical look at how Muslims perceive the Quran as a miracle with the presumed “scientific information” described in the Quran. It is accepted by Muslims that this scientific information was "revealed" to the prophet Muhammad centuries before the scientific method was put into practice.

Amaan is well versed in the teachings and traditions of Islam. In this interview he discusses how the "scientific miracles" in the Quran are presented in a very arbitrary fashion  Amaan explains how and why Islamic leaders utilize this information to tie in scientific theories such as the big bang and credit it to Allah. We also discuss various mythological motifs that are found in Islam and some of the Arabian origins of the various supernatural characters is Islam.

Amaan also shares his first hand experience on what he has gone through as an Ex- Muslim. He explains how apostates of Islam in some cases lose their social network and where Ex-Muslims can find an alternative community in North America. 

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