What ExMIN is all about.
Exmuslims of India (ExMin) is a grassroots group for ex-muslims in India. Our goal is to create a safe space for those ex-muslims who feel unwelcome in their own homes and their community at large. Leaving religion can be a traumatic experience - we try and help each other in the recovery process.
Our long term goals are more ambitious- we aim to create resources to help ex-muslims with their recovery, network with other like-minded secular individuals and groups and raise awareness of our existence by starting a dialogue within society
How it all began:
ExMin was an accident. It all started when three exmuslim friends went for a talk given by a person called Harb- the topic of the talk was his apostasy. Harb shared the story of how he lost his faith. His story resonated with the others, for it was an experience they all shared. Realizing they weren’t alone in feeling alone, they decided to form a group to reach out to others like them.
The Ex-Muslims of India was born. Over the next few months, the group made good on their promise. They found and connected with others like them. Meetups were held and what started with a handful of people snowballed into something much bigger. The group went online as well. News of their meetup in Hyderabad received a great deal of attention within the global exmuslim community. The group was soon contacted by several exmuslims across the country as well as the Indian diaspora. The group also connected with other Exmuslim groups such as the EXMNA.
Our story at present:
The Ex-Muslims of India remains an informal fledgling group. While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the initial momentum of our meetups, our group of volunteers continue with their online activities. We’ve expanded to several social media platforms including Telegram, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and more recently Instagram. We invite all our fellow exmuslims reading this to join us on this first chapter of our story.
Experiences of some of our members leaving the faith.
Kahina, Female, 23
My story isn't about how or why I left Islam. It's about what happened after I did. I went from being a liberal feminist muslim to an exmuslim in an excruciatingly long process of over a year. One the one side I had my mother who kept going deeper into...Read story
Meet ups and events
We are an informal and fledgling group of Indian exmuslims trying to reach out to others like us. ExMIN aims to provide a safe space where Indian exmuslims can connect and network with each other.
Exmuslims are those who no longer believe in Islam.
There are many reasons to leave Islam. For some it’s a lack of evidence, for others it’s an issue of morality. Ultimately there are no bad reasons.
Most of us are atheists, some are deists and others are something else on the religious spectrum.
Leaving the religion often means we are disowned by our families or ostracised by our community. Turning to other exmuslims for moral support and guidance seems like a good idea.