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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Ibn Warraq – Why I am Not a Muslim

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 was a wise and tolerant lawgiver, providing detailed references quoted from within the Islamic history. The title is a derivation of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not A Christian” and Ibn Warraq essentially layout an apologia for leaving fundamentalist Islam and offers insight into why the religious-political movement is dangerous.

Islam is an ideology, like Communism and Fascism. 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. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What the book does not do at all is to pay attention to the many worthwhile teachings in 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.


Ibn Warraq was born into a Muslim family and grew up in a country that now describes itself as an Islamic republic. It’s a shame that so few of these thinkers are available in English translation.

It lies somewhere deliciously in between. The title of the book is a homage to Bertrand Russell ‘s essay, Why I Am Not a Christianin which Russell criticizes the religion in which he was raised.

View all 6 comments. Regardless, the material was very edifying and I found the latter chapters on Al-Ma’arri and Women in Islam riveting. Both parties could adduce Quranic texts and hadith to support their positions, and both would be drawing, in their own minds, upon the immutable word of God. You will also find them announcing that Islam is a religion of peace by citing certain verses from the Quran.

I have been a the Quran, and it’s hard to believe in a merciful God if he goes Off with their heads! He “makes a compelling case” that Islam is “flatly incompatible” with “individual rights and liberties of a liberal, democratic, secular state”. This is mainly because that Islam has not undergone Reformation like Christianity yet, which leaves the reformists a wby obstacle ii overcome. Skepticism about Religion — Part 5: An unmitigated cultural disaster parading as God’s will. Although this book is an nto 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.

Her case was taken up by a human rights lawyer. 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. While they might be willing to show Muhammad in a poor light compared to Jesus, they were not keen to press the non-historical and non-divine arguments too far, since they realised that musli arguments could just as ak be used against their own cherished beliefs.

Views Read Edit View history. Esto no quiere decir que Ibn Warraq coloque a todos las religiones en el mismo plano. Showing that God Exists. However, even ii that background the book works well to educate an This is an important work, though probably few will read it who should.


This is the best book on Islam I have read. Este tipo de actitud conciliadora de imposibles que intentan adoptar algunos musulmanes es duramente criticada por Ibn Warraq.

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Finally, we should note two further important points made by Ibn Warraq. The chapter on Women in Islam alone should make you cringe. View all 8 comments. As for the content, the author eloquently lists the major ills that Islam has brought into the world, which are pretty much consistent with just about every other organized religion that has ever established itself into a state authority. What a load of crap. Humanity is far from even approaching that stage with Islam, ont the door to free inquiry remains most definitely shut, locked, and the key has been thrown away.

Inilah, kayaknya akhir-akhir ini saya harus membaca buku-buku yang kontroversial begini. They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider blasphemous acts by skeptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has only served to pique the world’s curiosity.

One feels the excitement of 19th century German philologists wartaq began critically studying the Christian bible with the scientific method, unleashing a floodgate of ideas that Christianity has never recovered from. The police told Ahmedi they were arresting her too. When this book came out, it was a breath of fresh air; we never saw books on the market like that that said “Why I am not a Muslim”.

In short, has he fallen victim to his own harsh Islamic upbringing? Islam nott not a religion like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism.

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