journey to enlightenment started when I was a final year medical
student. One day as I was praying in the rest room of my college
one of my professor enter the room. He was sitting there and looking
at me praying. When I finish he said "Son can I give you
some advice" I replied "OK sir" Then he something
which I will remember forever. This is his exact words "Don't
waste your time kissing the floor. The whole Islam is a scam.
It is a mad-man ideology of hate. Quran is nothing but a book
I was shocked. This proof is a very nice man.
Most students liked him. He even took extra hours to teach us.
Out of all professors I like him the most. I was thinking how
he can say that. I just kept quite and walked out of the room.
Later that day I told my roommate about it.
He said it was a common knowledge that he is an atheist. My roommate
told me how much he hated this professor. I was dumbfounded. My
roommate always saw him to ask his help in studies yet he hated
him. Then I told myself that I have to save this man from hell.
I thought if I understand Islam deeply, I would be able to explain
to him the truth of Islam. I bought a Quran translation by Yusuf
Ali and a translation of Sahih Bukhari. That was the turning point
in my life. The more I read the Quran; the more realized that
the book cannot be from God. The verse on slavery finally broke
the shell. I am free now. Free from fear. A religion should give
mankind a reason to live yet Islam gives reasons to die.
Unfortunately before I could tell this professor
about my enlightenment he died of a heart attack. It was a sad
day for me. I was the only "Muslim" who attended his
funeral. All other Muslim students I met told me that he is going
to hell. What kind of God can condemn such a great man to hell?
What is sure is that Muslims had made my life a living hell. Writing
to you is the only spiritual luxury I have in an Islamic country.
Anyway I am still thankful that Malaysia is just a moderate Islamic
country unlike Iran.
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