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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Borrowing the title from Bertrand Russell’s polemic on christianity, Warraq gives a unique learned-insider-turned-skeptic-turned-unbeliever viewpoint. It is also why Muslims all over the world rise up to demand death for non-Muslims who criticise the barbarism of Islamic practices, but do not protest when Muslim terrorists slaughter innocents in the name of Islam.

He calls for legislators to come down hard on Muslim immigrants in Britain, wzrraq example. How many libraries will stock it, or dare to stock it if they knew its contents? Views Read Edit View history. It’s one of the better books on skepticism I have read after Sceptical Essaysmuch less philosophical and much more scholarly. 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.

Why I am Not a Muslim

You will also find them announcing that Islam is a religion of peace by citing certain verses from the Quran. However, that this situation does admit exceptions is proved by the author of the book under review.

He also details the intellectual West’s strange attraction in historical ter 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. This mjslim is an interesting window on Islam, and really calls into question its viability in the modern world, despite the appearances of vigorous growth.


Review of “Why I Am Not a Muslim”

The father managed to secure the child’s release by bribing the police. Warraq adopted the pseudonym in when he completed his first book, entitled “Why I Am Not a Muslim”. But, he does explain clearly why he ran from Islam once he learned the truth in his YouTube talk at http: Superb, rational critique of Islam.

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. 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 alike.

These repulsive characteristics are written into the Quran, the hadith and the sharia, and are an ineradicable feature of the religion.

Ahmedi screamed in horrible agony and fainted, only to wake up in prison, charged with an.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Also this is just a “no true Scotsman” fallacy. I, unlike many others who’ll read this book, actually bothered to cross-reference some of what he has cited.

The book at first appeared a little boring as it seemed a little too scholarly for my taste, but then as it goes on, the authors passion about the subject goes up to 11, where he rips apart almost every argument I have ever heard FOR Islam and paints it as not just bigoted, but downright dangerous.

His writing has a dry textbook-like quality to it that completely lacks any life or humour. In one umslim his early works the traditionalist writer Musslim Schuon makes an acute observation about the mentality of Muslims: Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion.

Outraged over the fatwa and death threats against Salman RushdieIbn Warraq assumes a pseudonym to pen what one critic calls “serious and thought-provoking book” using a “sledge-hammer” approach to “demolish” 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.


I had to look up all the references myself because I just couldn’t trust someone with such an obvious anti-Islam bias. I have been reading the Quran, and it’s hard to believe in a merciful God if he goes Off with their heads!

His commentary is however, meticulously executed and the abundance of sources make his arguments even stronger. Good book, it refers to the letter of Bertrand Russell “why I am not a Christian” I do think that Ibn Warraq on occasion goes a bit overboard.

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But dare they do it? But as one reviewer put it: Islam was never a religion of tolerance and it is not tolerant by nature.

Ibn Warraq – Why I am Not a Muslim

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What’s at times even more impressive is how Ibn Warraq takes on European and Muslim apologists. Muslims are the first victims of Islam. Jul 12, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was ok Shelves: Islam is not a religion like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism. He is not anti-Muslim, because his family itself is Muslim.

Islamic law consisting of the teachings of the Quran, the sunna of the prophet which is incorporated in the recognized traditions; the consensus of the scholars of the orthodox community; the method of reasoning by analogy. Mar 09, A. Apr 10, Daniel Jafari rated it it was amazing.