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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What is needed is more books like Ibn Warraq’s, published by British publishers, at reasonable prices and with good distribution. Read it Forward Read it first. Ibn Warraq is presents the vanguard of the anti-Islamic propoganda initiative.

The book is very difficult to read as much of the evidence is repeating, it lacks proper a editorial job thus becomes pretty similar to the authors take on a ‘confusing Koran’. Raises Islam to a level of criticism and debate that has been historically stifled.

Why I Am Not a Muslim

Yet despite the author’s insistence of Islamic fundamentalists threatening to destroy the liberal Western aj with cries of jihad and dakwah, there are chapters that hint of the author’s own battle cry to destroy Islam.

One pitfall and this is undoubtedly unavoidable, when discussing this topic is that it’s impossible to pin down exactly what we’re talking about when we talk about “Islam” or Christianity, or Judaism, or any other mus,im tradition. Also fascinating was his citation of sundry historical apostates, doubters, and critics from within the Islamic tradition. What Islam always meant by ‘ knowledge’ was religious knowledge, anything else was deemed dangerous to msulim faith.

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Jan 20, NJ Wong rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mulla, if your prayer has power Let me see you shake the mosque!

Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq | : Books

He, however, now considers himself a secular humanist who believes that: There is muuslim 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.

Ibn Warraq’s work xm a welcome distraction of the alternate narrative. Non-Muslims will gain a deep understanding of the real issues of the Islamic ideology from this single book, and those who utterly disagree with this book will at least appreciate that the author has applied research and reason to arrive at his conclusions.

Dec 30, Tiemu rated it it was amazing. Various stories in the Quran are copied from Zoroastrian religion. Print Hardcover and Paperback. Jan 24, Jc rated it it was amazing. It is also heartbreaking to hear about how many Muslim women and children suffer from the atrocities of Islam in different parts of the world. Russell’s was a short book of 10 fairly simple themes.

This is a definitive sceptic’s book on Islam for the layperson. I have been reading the Quran, and it’s hard to believe in a merciful God wwarraq he goes Off with their heads! It makes reading easy and you get to go back and forth between chapters much faster – especially on Kindle.

He did not leave peace after him and his worst contribution was claiming that the Koran was inspired by God. Jul 08, Warraqq rated it really liked it. I wonder if they are indeed ignorant about Islam to this extent.

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Ibn Warraq – Why I am Not a Muslim

I had to look up all the references myself because I just couldn’t trust someone with such an obvious anti-Islam bias. In short, has he fallen victim to his own harsh Islamic upbringing? Ibn Warraq has openly challenged notions widely accepted like ‘Islam was born in the clear light of history’, its greater tolerence, its greater rationality, its snese of brotherhood, its greater spirituality, and the myth that Muhammad qarraq a wise and tolerant lawgiver, providing detailed references quoted from within the Islamic history.

This critical examination reveals an unflattering picture of the faith and its practitioners. It is written in beautiful scholarly language, though there is a Hitchens-like style and ferocity in its handling of matters on politics, human rights and islamofascism.

However, even without that background the wrraq works well to educate an outsider regarding the history and belief systems that constitute modern day Islam. Jun 11, Hamidur rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is in fact a ludicrous position, since it amounts to saying that real Islam is a minority view within a minority view, a view, moreover, that for most of the history of Islam has been suspected of heresy. Paperbackpages.