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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When this book came out, it was a breath of ubn air; we never saw books on the market like that that said “Why I am not a Muslim”. 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. Jadi ya, dilandasi dengan semangat membaca hasil olah otak, yang adalah karunia Tuhan, marilah kita baca buku-buku begini.

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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. I understand that perhaps the author himself came from a stifling Islamic background which led to renunciation of his Muslim faith but he seems to have failed to understand the whole point of Islam altogether.

Jul 12, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was ok Shelves: As Ibn Warraq observes: On the internet, and in real life, you will find Muslims who will confidently avow how impeccable their holy book is.


The fanatic who thinks nor all unbelievers should be killed has just as much authority as the Sufi who thinks that all religions are true and that even atheists go to heaven.

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 such arguments could just as well be used against their own cherished beliefs. The reason is obvious: This is a powerful book, written by an ex-Muslim, on why Islam is the way it is today.

Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation. Where Rushdie offered an elusive critique of Islam in an airy tale of magical realism, Ibn Warraq brings a scholarly sledgehammer to the task of demolishing Islam.

Ibn Warraq – Why I am Not a Muslim

View all 8 comments. What is needed is more books like Ibn Warraq’s, published by British publishers, at reasonable prices and with good distribution. The Logic of Miracles — Part 2: Apr 10, Daniel Kbn rated it it was amazing.

Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam.

LOL, how aa you take the person who considers Bat Ye’or a ‘serious scholar’ seriously? This is the best book on Islam I have read. How many libraries will stock it, or dare stock it if they knew its contents?

Ibn Warraq takes aim at both the Moslem believer and at the Western “liberal,” two groups who he feels are both ignorant about the true nature of the religion. Also this is just a “no true Scotsman” fallacy.

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Or if they do know the truth about Islam but repackage it as divine to sell to the general customers who are unaware of this side of Islam. These unpalatable, half realised home truths are manifest in the contemporary Muslim world in the form of a massive resentment and inferiority complex:. Read it Forward Read it first. 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.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The name refers to 9th century skeptical scholar Muhammad al Warraq. 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. These repulsive characteristics are written into the Quran, the hadith and the sharia, and are an ineradicable feature of the religion.

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You will also find them announcing that Islam is a religion of peace by citing certain verses from the Quran. I wouldn’t trust politicians to make the right decisions concerning which books I can or cannot read, much less on issues that concern my eternal soul.

He, however, now considers himself a secular humanist who believes that: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Books by Ibn Warraq.