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Anonymous asked: I felt like sharing my quick story here since I read about hell and the girl who was a muslim who shared her experience in her family. I was engaged to a muslim man before. And he was a truly great person but his family was very interested in islam and practiced it strictly. And he took me to mosques and read from the Koran to me to see if I wanted to convert. His family desperately wanted me to, obviously. But I honestly told him one day that my biggest fear was becoming a muslim but then
(cont) for some reason if we divorced or something happened where I changed my mind I literally felt in danger for my life. Since the charge for leaving islam is death. And we were staying many months over in saudi arabia at the time. And it was truly a horrible feeling to actually feel like if you put on that scarf and took an oath, you wouldn’t be able to leave for actual fear of death. It was such a horrible time and I honestly couldn’t believe religion had that sort of power.
I can definitely understand because I have always considered that one of the scariest aspects of Islam, this cult like status. The whole once you’re in you can never leave aspect. It is likely part of the reason that Islam has such large numbers today. I know that most modern Muslims don’t make such a big deal about apostasy but it is a long standing part of Islam’s heritage. For hundreds of years it was never even questioned. I can definitely understand not wanting to sign up for that.