Eight Reasons Not To Become Muslim
There is much about the deen of Islam and Sufism that I deeply admire. That's why I reverted (I've been a Wahabi and closely associated with the Sufis at various times).
Having said that, the more I learned the more I realized that as a sincere lover of God I could not remain within Islam. Here are eight reasons I suggest you don't either!
First (in no particular order), the history revealed in al Qu'ran (the main Muslim scripture) is not accurate. From the texts it is clear that al Qu'ran was directly plagiarized from the Torah of Moses, from the Tanakh (i.e. the rest of the Hebrew Bible), from the books of the B'rit Hadashah (i.e. the New Testament), from the Zoroastrian Avesta and from the Hindu Vedas.
With regard to the Torah this plagiarism is especially troubling as al Qu'ran takes most of the stories ascribed as occurring between Abraham and Isaac and replaces Isaac with Ishmael, thus undercutting the foundation of both Judaism and Christianity. For instance, that Abraham offered Ishmael in sacrifice rather than Isaac etc. By doing this Muhammad sought to replace/steal the sacred literature of one people (the Jews and Christians) as his own. Based on this plagiarism Muhammad instructs Muslims to kill the Jews and Christians who refuse to accept Islam. No other religion has ever done this. Christians use/accept the Hebrew scriptures but do not plagiarize nor alter them.
Second. As an Arab Muhammad was probably a physical descendant of Abraham and Ishmael however there is no way Islam was the religion of Abraham nor of Ishmael.
As Islam admits, before Muhammad the Arabs worshiped 360 different gods. Chief among these was the Canaanite Moon god. Allah is not a Hebrew word, let alone the name of the God of Abraham. The name Allah simply means "the-god" in Arabic. It does not refer to the Named God of Abraham (YHVH) but to the Moon god known as Al-ilah because he was the chief of the Arab pantheon of gods and goddess. Based on conversations with Jews, Zoroastrians and Christians the warlord Muhammad wanted a "One God" to rally his people around for war in order to conquer the planet militarily.
As Muhammad sought to unify the 360 gods under his one god with him as prophet, he was violently rejected by his fellow Pagans. Muhammad then fled to Medina, raised an army, and then returned to Mecca giving the people a choice: Accept him as the Final Messenger of the one Allah or die.
Practically every Muslim shrine in the world still includes an image of the crescent moon of Al-ilah their god. Islam is NOT an Abrahamic religion.
With the sword warlord Muhammad and his armies began the religion of Islam and by the sword they spread it, murdering all who refuse to embrace the deen as occasion permits. They also destroyed countless ancient shrines throughout their conquests of India and other places. That this continues today is evident from the destruction of the ancient Buddhas of Bamyan in 2003. As Islam is established it destroys all other cultures and historic treasures it encounters. It is true that the Northern Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. Beyond that, its all based on deliberate falsehoods (which of course most modern Muslims do not know and will adamantly deny).