The Muslim Institute and Inclusive Mosque Initiative introduce a discussion about the phenomenon of leaving Islam and keeping peaceful, respectful and familial relations between Muslims and Ex-Muslims. We'd like to hear from people who have decided to leave the faith whether it be because of frustration, love, or ideology.
Let's talk about why Islam may not be for everyone and whether leaving Islam means leaving Muslims. Since, “there's no compulsion in religion,” (2:256) what is the Islamic response to those who choose to leave Islam? On a cultural, rather than ideological note, do you still identify as a Muslim without following Islam? And is it Muslims that have made you want to leave Islam?
This is not a discussion about media hype, but one where experiences can be shared and ideas discussed in a mature and respectful manner.
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