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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to waraq. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion.
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.
This critical examination inb an unflattering picture of the faith and its practitioners. Nevertheless, it is Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion.
Why I Am Not a Muslim
Nevertheless, it is the truth, something that has either been deliberately concealed by modern scholars or buried in obscure journals accessible only to a select few. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Prometheus Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. wargaq
To wby other readers questions about Why I am Not a Muslimplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Why I am Not a Muslim. Lists with This Book. This books is written by somebody like I muwlim, a former Muslim. If you are wartaq in marriage into converting to Islam, by all means get a copy of this book and read it very well.
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”. The question gets shoved down the throat of many many wives married to Muslim men,”Why are you not a Muslim yet”?
Then you just go to Borders or Lbn and Nobles and get this book and digest it as well as the other works of Ibn Warraq. View all 7 comments. Jun 11, Hamidur rated it it was amazing Shelves: Muslims are the first victims of Islam. 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.
To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him. On the internet, and in real life, you will wyy Muslims who will confidently avow how impeccable their holy book is.
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You will also find them announcing that Islam is a religion of peac Wyh are the first victims of Islam. You will also find them announcing that Islam is a religion of peace by citing certain verses from the Quran. I used to be one of them also. However, doing this will only show musllm 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. Ibn Warraq touches upon every possible aspect of Islam that I can think about and that should be scrutinized.
The qarraq is extremely well-researched. The author says in the beginning of the book that he is not a scholar; in this book, he just collected various scholars’ work and commented on ak. His commentary is however, meticulously executed and the abundance of sources make his arguments even stronger. Chapters are devoted to some of the most important issues regarding Islam: As the author makes some strong cases against Islam through the book, it makes one think how can any Islamic apologist, for example Hamza Tzortzis or substitute another apologist’s namespeak of Islam as being divine and peaceful?
I wonder if they are indeed ignorant about An to this extent. Or if they do know the truth about Islam but whj it as divine to sell to the general customers who are unaware of this side of Islam. Apparently, ignorance is bliss. My favorite was The Origins of Islam. The chapter analyzes the influences of Judeo-christian, Zoroastrian, Pre-Islamic Arabia, other middle eastern and Greek legends on the Quran and therefore on Islam.
Various stories in the Quran are copied from Zoroastrian religion. Muhammad going to heaven on bot winged donkey and meeting previous prophets and etc. Now, of course, many—if not all—Muslims will say, “But Muhammad pbuh was illiterate! How could he have copied the stories, he didn’t even know how to read! However, as cultures mingle with trading, information diffuses; not warraaq mention the power of memorization which can be shown aa the Quran being memorized by the early Muslims and even today.
In this chapter, you can see the muslik of religions. 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. He cites multiple cases, which show how backward and irrational Sharia law is. I will mention two of them here and I am confident that only wwarraq will suffice to support my argument of Shari’a law being idiotic: A thirteen-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped by a “family friend.
The father managed to secure the child’s release by bribing the police. The traumatized child was then severely beaten for disgracing the family honor. A fifty-year-old widow, Ahmedi Begum, decided to let some rooms in her house in the city of Lahore to two young veiled women.
As she was about to show them the rooms, the police burst into the courtyard of the house ib arrested the two girls and Ahmedi Begum’s nephew who had simply been standing there. Later that afternoon, Ahmedi Begum went to the police station with her son-in-law to inquire about her nephew and the two girls.
The police told Ahmedi they were arresting her too. They confiscated her jewelry and pushed her into another room. While she was waiting, the police officers shoved the two girls, naked and bleeding, into the room and then proceeded to rape them again in front of the widow.
When Ahmedi covered her eyes, the police forced her to watch by pulling her arms to her sides. After suffering various sexual humiliations, Ahmedi herself was waeraq and raped by one officer after another. They dragged her outside where she nor again beaten. One musilm the officers forced a policeman’s truncheon, covered with chili paste, into her rectum, rupturing it. Ahmedi screamed in horrible agony and fainted, only to wake up in prison, charged with zina.
Her case was taken up by a human rights lawyer. She was released jot bail after three months in prison, but was not acquitted until three years later. In the meantime, her son-in-law divorced her daughter because of his shame. It makes you wonder why some parts of the world have advanced, at least comparing ourselves to years ago, and why some parts of the world are still living in the seventh century Arabia. Now of course, apologists will say, “They aren’t following the real Islam.
Also this is just a “no true Scotsman” fallacy. You could easily spot any Religion of Peace. Its extremist members would be extremely peaceful.
The peaceful Muslims are just the result of their “scriptural ignorance warraa secular knowledge,” as Sam Harris put it when describing religious moderates. Most importantly, it should be read by every Muslim in this world.
But as one reviewer put it: This is an important work, though probably few will read it who should. Mulla, if your prayer has power Let me see you shake the mosque! If not, take a couple of pegs of liquor And see how the mosque shakes on its own. View all 5 comments.
Why I am Not a Muslim
View all 6 comments. Wafraq 30, Tiemu rated it it was musllim. Ibn Warraq still receives death threats for writing this book. This is a definitive sceptic’s book on Islam for the layperson. 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. 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 Kath Ibn Warraq still receives death threats for writing this book.
Ibn Warraq draws on an overabundance of historical sarraq, most being from the classical Islamic writers themselves, with the big names of ibn Ishaq, ibn Kathir, and Imam Bukhari, together with obscure Islamic scholars, commentators and observers.
This book also draws on the world’s leading objective and controversial scholars of Islam, most of them Western non-Muslims, such as Wansborough, Crone, Cook, Goldziher, Jeffreys, and many more. It is an invaluable introduction to the leading quranic orientalists of our time. This is not a scholarly work in itself, as the original research is all out there. Nof is not a simple opinion piece either.
It lies somewhere deliciously in between. Ibn Warraq is not a blind bigot, though bigots will like that this book confirms their conclusions, but for the wrong reasons. He is not anti-Muslim, because his ,uslim itself is Muslim. There are still many question marks ehy the quran, Muhammad, and Islam in general. One 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.
Humanity is far from musoim approaching that stage with Islam, because the door to free inquiry remains most definitely shut, locked, and the key has been thrown away.