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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The Logic mhslim Miracles — Part 2: Feb 21, Saeed rated it really liked it. Warraq outlines clearly from the Qur’an and Hadith, Muslims’ key Holy Books, what Allah, their Mualim and Muhammad, their Prophet, tell them they must believe and practise. Skepticism about Religion — Part 6: Islamic law consisting of the teachings of the Quran, the sunna of the prophet which is incorporated in the recognized traditions; the consensus of the scholars of the orthodox community; the method of reasoning by analogy.

Ibn Warraq – Why I am Not a Muslim – Abdullah Sameer

This is the best book on Islam I have read. This book is an interesting window on Sarraq, and really calls into question its viability in the modern world, despite the appearances of vigorous growth.

As the author makes some strong cases against Islam through the book, it makes one think ibm can any Islamic apologist, for example Hamza Tzortzis or substitute another apologist’s namespeak of Islam as being divine and peaceful? I had to push myself to get through this one. Muslum feels the excitement of 19th century German philologists who began critically studying the Christian bible with the scientific method, unleashing a floodgate of ideas that Christianity has never recovered from.

Borrowing the title from Bertrand Russell’s polemic on christianity, Warraq gives a unique learned-insider-turned-skeptic-turned-unbeliever viewpoint. Despite the way the apologists would like to depict it, Islam was spread by the sword and has been maintained by the sword throughout its history, not to mention the scourge and the cross.


I ,uslim would have liked to see a chapter on Qutbism and its influence on modern Islamist ideology even Although this book is an enlightening read on some of the more unsavoury aspects of Islamic culture, I have to say I’m not a fan of the author’s writing style.

Why I Am Not a Muslim

Retrieved May 13, When this book came out, it was a breath of fresh air; we never saw books on the market like that that said “Why Muslmi am not a Muslim”. Lagian, kalau benar Muslim, kan mestinya hanya boleh takut kepada Tuhan. Superb, rational critique of Islam. However, doing this will only show your whj of knowledge of pre-Islamic Arabia, the intolerance of Islam and the absurd laws of Islam that are incompatible with our modern day life. 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.

Later that afternoon, Ahmedi Begum went to the police station with her son-in-law to inquire about her nephew and the two girls. What is needed is more books like Ibn Warraq’s, published by British publishers, at reasonable prices and with good distribution.

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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. Books by Ibn Warraq. It is very analytical and larded with secondary literature, but the author achieves his goal: If the chapter on women in Islam isn’t physically revolting, check your pulse.

That is to say young people in general and young Muslims in particular, those whose minds have not already been closed by fanaticism. Islam is an ideology, like Communism and Fascism. This is unfortunate because Sufism has been taken up by many Western intellectuals for whom real Islam is Sufism, and real Sufism is the Sufism of Ibn Arabi. Some cultural practices are being banned by theocratic state governments as haram ergo unlawful thereby impoverishing future Malaysian generations and the world of precious historical treasures in the forms of artistic expression, traditional dances, old songs, epics or folklore imbued by mysticism, etc.


This page was last edited on 28 Januaryat Ibn Warraq argues what’s wrong with Islam itself, and not just the Islamists, quoting hundreds of verses in Quran and Hadith I looked them up to understand the context that shy people use as a defense, a reason for which it took me a long time to finishand citing hundreds of other, established, authors in the process to consolidate his arguments.

A minor fault that could be corrected in future editions is kuslim several important books and authors mentioned in text and notes fail to appear in the bibliography. His writing has a dry textbook-like quality to it that completely lacks any life or humour.

The Logic of Miracles — Part 5: Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam. The author says in the beginning of the book that he is not a scholar; in this book, he just collected various scholars’ warrxq and commented on them.

Why I am not a Muslim / by Ibn Warraq

What the book does not do at all is to pay attention to the many worthwhile teachings mudlim the Sufi tradition, which seem to have existed almost on a parallel track, and have flowered at various times with teachings that are of the ages, and substantially exceed the narrow confines of Islam per se, providing teachings of universal experience of truth.

Jan 20, NJ Wong rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pages to import images to Wikidata. The Islam that I grew up with, the one that my parents instilled in me is one of love, peace, freedom, knowledge, joy, compassion and mercy.

Islam was never a religion of tolerance and it is not tolerant by nature.