Growing up in Pakistan, Ibn Warraq ‘learned to read the Koran in Arabic without Apostasy – the leaving of Islam – is a crime potentially punishable by death. Reasons For Leaving Islam: Islam On Trial. Reasons For Leaving Islam: Islam On Trial Textual Evidence From Original Muslim Arabic Sources. In Leaving Islam, Ibn Warraq has assembled a compelling list of writings from individuals of Muslim birth who renounced their faith. It serves as a.
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But on the whole, the volume is helpful and shockingly leving in tone. Oct 18, Jim added it. MrE2Me rated it really liked it Aug 29, Humanism Deism Atheism and Agnosticism.
wwrraq To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By contrast, in Islam apostasy is still viewed as an almost unthinkable act, and in orthodox circles it is considered a crime punishable by death. There is no heaven or hell. Its good to think!
Description In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Virtually unreadable, this book is an academic and historical look at apostacy in Islam.
Ali Sina The book is filled with stories of modern apostates of Islam who generally cite the treatment of women, vagueness of Koran, dubiousness of Hadith to justify their conversion. Retrieved 19 March Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about Leaving Islamplease sign iwlam.
Feb 28, Rod rated it liked it Shelves: Denial is a safe place. This is what I was doing. Language, Text and CommentaryDefending the West: However, in culturally diverse societies where there is a mixture of ethnic groups and various philosophies of life, most people look upon such shifts in intellectual allegiance as a matter of personal choice and individual right.
View all 6 comments. To support this, Warraq compared s Bolshevism and s Islamism, and modern-day ex-Muslims to ex-communists from the s, referencing Arthur Koestler ‘s statement to his formerly fellow communists: These former Muslims, from all parts of the Islamic world, recount how they slowly came to realize that the religion into which they were born was in many respects unbelievable and sometimes even dangerous.
Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Book ratings by Goodreads. The rule, applying in all Islamic countries, that only Islam may enter the marketplace of new religious ideas, has definitively come to an end due to the Internet, and Ibn Warraq. Al-Rawandi All religious dogma is contrary to reason in which case it must be rejected.
Unlike most other religions, Islam prescribes death to apostates, so you can imagine that this is a weighty He also said his target audience with the book was not just Muslims but everyone.
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq
Jeff rated it it was amazing Jan 05, This page was last edited on 28 Marchat Jul 10, Tariq Mahmood rated it liked it Shelves: These former Muslims, from all parts of the Islamic world, recount how they slowly came to realize that the religion into which they were born was in many respects unbelievable and sometimes even dangerous. Pfloyd rated it really liked it Aug 04, According to Sina, it is no longer sufficient to simply not believe anymore, but “it is our duty to expose Islam, to write about Muhammad ‘s depraved lifestyle, about his shameful acts and his foolish claims.
What sort of religion can be so insecure that leavinb threatens people who sensibly question its tenants with death? Apostates Speak Out, Jun 24 “.