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. It’s difficult to live up to Russell, but Ibn Warraq makes a good go of it.

He is not anti-Muslim, because his family itself is Muslim. Mar 02, Shoaib Nagi rated it did not like it Shelves: The question gets shoved down the throat of many many wives married to Muslim men,”Why are you not a Muslim yet”? In my opinion, Warraq makes a good argument that many non-controversially Islamic ideas are wararq the very least incompatible with many modern ideas about politics, morality, and epistemology.

Why I am not a Muslim / by Ibn Warraq

In short, as 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.

You will also find them announcing that An is a religion of peac Muslims are the first victims of Islam. However, as cultures mingle with trading, information diffuses; not to mention the power of memorization which can be shown by the Quran being memorized by the early Muslims and even today. The fanatic who thinks that all unbelievers should be killed has just as much authority as the Sufi who wgy that all religions are true and that even atheists go to heaven.

Although extemely thorough and insightful, the author’s basic premise is often skewed because of his own muslm bias and impatience with the simple idea of faith.


These unpalatable, half realised home truths are manifest in the contemporary Muslim world in the form of a massive resentment and inferiority complex:. Language, Text and CommentaryDefending the West: Looking for More Great Reads?

To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render. Ibn Warraq, a convert from fundamentalist Islam, explains passionately and vividly why Islam, not just Islamists, needs to be feared by Muslims and non-Muslims hwy. Lagian, kalau benar kita nanti ketemu Dajjal, nggak ada gunanya kita sekarang menghindari baca buku kayak gini, kalau sekarang takut terbujuk, ya berarti nanti bakal terbujuk mungkin: Mar 01, Pages.

Muslkm orang “takut” mendekati buku-buku begini dengan alasan imannya belum kuat lah, atau apa lah But he forgets that daily acts are categorized into different classes. However as per the nutshell I gave above, religion is up to the individual and not to the state. Retrieved May 13, 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.

A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism” 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 the faith. They preferred a complicity of intellectual dishonesty with the Muslims in the face whu an increasingly skeptical and secular environment.

Islam is amorphous, internally inconsistent with reference to the Qur’an and Hadithand subject to a great number of interpretations. 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. Sep 30, Buy.

Books about atheism Books critical of Islam Non-fiction books about jihadism books Prometheus Books books. The problem with a book such as this is that it will most likely never reach those most in need of it.

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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. To ask other readers questions about Why I am Not a Muslimplease sign up. I will mention two of them here and I am confident that only two will suffice to support my argument of Shari’a law being idiotic: In truth it was the Arab empire that was spread by the sword and it is as an Arab empire that Islam is maintained to this day in the form of a religion largely invented to hold that empire together and subdue native populations.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The mealy-mouthed and apologetic character of so much Western scholarship on Islam springs from the fact that many of these scholars, were, and are, believers, albeit in the rival creed of Christianity.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. These facts and arguments concern the wholly human origin of the Quran, the wholly tendentious and invented character of the hadith, the sexually-obsessed and anti-feminine nature of the sharia, the Arab empire spread by the sword and maintained by terror, the persecution of religious and intellectual minorities in that empire in the name of Islam, the incapacity of Muslims for any kind of critical or self-critical thought, and the abject intellectual and moral poverty of Islam compared to the modern secular West.

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Various stories in the Quran are copied from Zoroastrian religion. His commentary is however, meticulously executed and the abundance of sources make his arguments even stronger. It is an invaluable introduction to the leading quranic orientalists of our time. Nevertheless, it is Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion.