This page recently reached 10,000 likes/follows. I started this page as a place for “Muslim skepticism” and am thrilled that others consider that pursuit worthwhile.
Over the past year, I have received hundreds of messages of love, support, and encouragement, which are very humbling. And I want to reciprocate that by saying to you all that your love for Islam is what is bi idhnillah going to make a huge difference in this world. And even if things look bleak, never be discouraged from seeking and speaking Truth.
Being a Muslim skeptic means critiquing modern truisms and not taking for granted the widespread, deeply-held ideologies that directly or indirectly attack Islam and Muslim faith.
I have noticed that recently there has been more of this kind of good skepticism happening in our community discussions at large and I’m very excited about that. Let’s continue to encourage and spread this kind of critical thinking. The more Muslim skeptics, the better.
In any case, I truly appreciate your support because the reality is, some would prefer that this skeptical perspective not be expressed. For example, over the past year, on more than one occasion, individuals have reported this page and demanded Facebook shut it down, calling it counterproductive, hateful, and even dangerous.
I disagree. I think it is dangerous if we do not challenge ourselves to see things differently, from a posture of conviction about our deen and doubt about other than it. And sure, challenging the status quo can be uncomfortable at times and comes with risks. But the alternative is significantly worse.
Let me also take this opportunity to say that if I have offended you or hurt your feelings in any way, that was not my intention and I hope that you will forgive me.
That said, if you were offended because you just don’t agree with the substance of something I said, then… I am not sorry. Please come up with a counterargument and comment and we can discuss like mature, civilized folk! 🙂
Was salam, Daniel