We often hear that ex-Muslims leave Islam for emotional reasons. I want to challenge that. I’ve been having a back and forth on TikTok with a Muslim convert with a large following who has been engaging with a few ex-Muslims.
Cactusboi whose real name is Paul made a video sharing that he became Muslim after suffering from some issues. I responded to this video about this pattern that I’ve noticed – how a large number of prominent Muslim converts appear to have converted due to a crisis in their life namely Hamza Yusuf, Cat Stevens, Asadullah Ali, and even Mustafa Omar on the dean show and not because of a rational calculation based on evidence. (more…)