Posted by: Dawud Israel | July 18, 2007

Beyond the Infinite Border of Islam

One of the strangest aspects of Islam is that it can affect a person so deeply and profoundly that it changes their very being. They see the world in such a different way that it begins to define them. It may not be apparent to them, but it is apparent to others.

One of the most startling experiences involved with this is when a person decides to leave the fold of Islam. They decide to leave it all. Everything that they were as a Muslim is separated and eliminated. But the fact is, that when a person who has lived as a Muslim for a better part of their life and is encultured by it, they cannot leave the religion. They may denounce the belief in Allah–but they know deep down He is there. We all know this. But we deceive ourselves.

If one looks at some of the most notorious ex-Muslim Islamophobes today, one can see this become apparent. They write some of the most obnoxious and hateful stuff regarding Islam, but will admit they are Muslim–at least culturally, in the way they think. Others who openly declare themselves as being apostates spend the rest of their lives writing books and hate literature towards Islam. It’s obsessed them. Islam is simply too powerful for these people to just forget about it. Like having a friend who does so much for you and makes your life so comfortable that you begin to hate him. Because even the simple things they did for you, made a big impact in your life–and you believe you will never be able to pay them back.

This is the intoxicating thing about Islam. It is beyond an addiction. It takes it’s followers and channels them into becoming all they could ever be. It does not destroy, nor create–merely molds the person into what they were truly meant to be. To completely and fully leave Islam after living and experiencing it’s moments of overwhelming truth seems next to impossible and if a person achieves this, it will result in one thing: Full-blown Insanity.

Beyond the Infinite borders of Islam–is Islam only it’s called something else.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdik ash-haduana la illaha illa ant, astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.

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