A website that will force Muslims to question their Islam, one question at a time
So, as an ex-Muslim, today I had an idea. I want to create a simple question-and-answer website that will open up Muslim minds, and force them to question their preconceived notions. Let's call it islamisnottrue.com or something like that. Here is how the questions should go:
ARE YOU SUNNI OR SHI'A?
This is a question just to irk them, because many Muslims hate to recall the distinction. If they select "IT DOES NOT MATTER", we will tease them further by asking them if they pray on a stone or not, and then say, "LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE SUNNI," if they say no. However, this won't matter till the end.
(THE QUR'AN, ISLAM'S GREATEST PROOF) THE QUR'AN CLAIMS IT IS FROM GOD BECAUSE IT IS INIMITABLE
The first ten questions will mix one real verse of the Qur'an, in Arabic and with its English translation, with three fake verses. In order to be fair, the fake verses should range form simple modifications of real verses, to verses that are completely different (but still in line with the Qur'an's theology). At the end of the section, it will count how many they missed, and question how they could not separate the word of God from the word of man, if the Qur'an is inimitable.
(ALLAH, THE FIRST PART OF THE KALIMAH) DOES GOD EVEN EXIST?
This question-and-answer portion should go through the basic preconceptions theists have, regarding the existence of God. For example, it should begin with four common reasons used to justify the existence of God, and they should be able to check each one they feel applies. Then, it will go on to refute each one. For example, if you state that the universe needs a creator because it cannot come from anything, it will respond that just as one states God comes from nothing, a reality (with possibly multiple universes) can also come from nothing.
(MUHAMMAD, THE SECOND PART OF THE KALIMAH) IS MUHAMMAD THE BEST EXAMPLE, AND SOMEHOW A HUJJAT/PROOF OF GOD?
We should take modern situations, and ask the individual what they should do. For example, in a time of war, where a group of people betray them, what would they do? How about show mercy and release all of them? Or would they kill all the males above puberty and put the rest into slavery and concubinage? Then, it'll compare those answers with what Muhammad actually did.
This part can be more specific. For example, do you follow an ayatollah? Do you think following an ayatollah is necessary? If so, did you know ayatollahs have only existed in the last 300 years, and for hundreds and hundreds of years Shi'a had no ayatollahs? Similarly, we can point to Sunni issues of authority as well.
I think this will work. This attacks the three pillars of Islamic proof; the miracle of the Qur'an, the existence of Allah, and the example of Muhammad. And then, just to add salt into an already gaping wound, it'll show just how both the Sunni and Shi'a groups have been constructed by humans, and are hardly reminiscent of earlier Islam.
So, who wants to help? I am a programmer and designer, so I can do that part. The hardest issue I'll have is creating the false verses in Arabic and their translations, since my Arabic isn't that up to snuff, but I'm sure I can find some people good at that. I'll also want to throw around more ideas for questions; I have many, but I need more insight into things I should take away and add.