Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion. They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider. 2. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Ibn Warraq. Why I am not a Muslim / by Ibn Warraq. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.). Fascinating book I am reading. Why I Am Not a Muslim, a book written by Ibn Warraq, is a critique of Islam and the Qur’an. He argues that Islam.

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Its relevance today cannot be ignored and some sections are disturbing indeed namely the real implication of jihad and how an Islamic state views itself and the other part of the world.

This books is mualim by somebody like I am, a former Muslim. Feb 11, Ahmad Sharawneh rated it did not like it. The truth for me should lie somewhere down the middle of the two, Islamic propaganda and anti-Islamic counter propoganda.

Retrieved May 13, How many libraries will stock it, or dare to stock it if they knew its contents? But dare they do it? Most importantly, it should be read by every Muslim in this world.

Why I Am Not a Muslim

Or if they do know the truth about Islam but repackage it as divine to sell to the general customers warrqa are unaware of this side of Islam. The chapter on Women in Islam alone should make you cringe.

Also I didn’t understand the point of the chapter on homosexuality.

Then you just go to Borders or Barnes and Nobles and get this book and digest it as well as the other works of Ibn Warraq. However, doing this will only show your lack of knowledge of pre-Islamic Arabia, the intolerance of Islam and the absurd laws of Islam that are incompatible with our modern day life. Various stories in the Quran are copied from Zoroastrian religion. He did not leave peace after him and ign worst contribution was claiming that the Koran was inspired by God.


Open Preview See a Problem? Many times I have observed in my travels in the orient, that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. The main issue with Islam is the all prevailing back-to-the-basics narrative, employed freely by most Islamic apologists repeatedly in arguments with reformists or rationalists within Islam. There is no way that Islam can reform itself and remain Islam, no way it can ever be made compatible with pluralism, free speech, critical thought and democracy.

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He is not anti-Muslim, because his family itself is Muslim. Properly, a custom or practice, and later narrowed down to the practice of the Prophet or a tradition recording the same. These repulsive characteristics are written into the Quran, the hadith and the sharia, and are an ineradicable feature of the religion. Ibn Warraq draws on an overabundance of historical sources, most being from the classical Islamic writers themselves, with the big names of ibn Ishaq, ibn Muxlim, and Imam Bukhari, together with obscure Islamic scholars, commentators and observers.

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The Origins of The Koran: He also details the intellectual West’s strange attraction in historical terms. Ibn Warraq has heavily relied on third-grade scholars and moreover, he dissed the scholars that are actually considered as the respected ones.

Why I am not a Muslim / by Ibn Warraq

It is also why Muslims all over the world rise up to demand death for non-Muslims who criticise the barbarism of Islamic practices, but do not protest when Muslim terrorists slaughter innocents in the s of Islam. Yes there are conservatives in my country that try to turn any religion they could into instruments of power via moral policing, book banning, thought control, suppression of scientific study, etc but it is up to liberals to fight this.

In short, mot Ibn Warraq describes it in his Dedication, Islam is religious fascism, and it is only a feeble-minded political correctness that prevents it from being recognised as such.

Lists with This Book. They dragged her outside where she was again beaten. Published March 1st by Prometheus Books first published Muhammad going to heaven on a winged donkey and meeting previous prophets and etc.

The reformist, rationalist or freethinkers movement within Islam is still very small in numbers, and I fear the only way it will gain strength is in reaction to the rise of fundamentalism within Islam, which may force the silent majority to take sides.