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.

News and Updates

26 Aug 20

Village heads in Murshidabad(West Bengal) district issue fatwa banning music, lottery, watching TV

The fatwa, under the banner of a social reforms committee, also prescribed monetary penalty ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 7,000 and sit-up by holding ears if anyone is found violating the dictate.

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Blogs

  • Jinnah Maachu: “I want to rescue people from religion” Interview by Julia Magaud

    July 14, 2020
  • International Apostasy Day

    July 14, 2020
  • The Importance of Being Exmuslim (in India)

    July 10, 2020
  • A Character Analysis of Safeena from Gully Boy.

    July 10, 2020
  • To hijab or not to hijab

    July 10, 2020

Stories

Experiences of some of our members leaving the faith.

SR, Male, 25

So my story of becoming Allah-less is less tragic and more of an eye opener and shot at redemption for me. My family and I weren’t very religious initially. My observance of faith happened only on Fridays for jumma. But Islam took a hold of my mother when...Read story

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