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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Leaving Islam by Ibn Warraq. In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. 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.
By contrast, In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can leaaving a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has wafraq repercussions. 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.
Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: He was a dead limb to be excised.
These former Muslims, jbn 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. These memoirs of personal journeys to enlightenment and intellectual freedom make for moving reading and are a courageous signal to other ex-Muslims to come out of the closet. Hardcoverpages. Published May 1st by Prometheus Books first published April 30th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Leaving Ispamplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I dont know how more plainly Wraraq can put it. I dont know why I wasted money on it.
It is pretty much a polemic by an unknown author who claims to be an ex-Muslim, nothing wrong with that, but it is so biased and awrraq that it is revolting. Also the pseudo-scholarship and shoddy selective use of sources was quite revealing as to the mind set of this “ibn warraq” not his real name character.
He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an “i This book sucks. He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an “insider.
Dec 16, Ann Tonks rated it really liked it Shelves: What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice.
Fear of losing partners; fear of losing family; fear of losing community; fear of losing their life. What sort of religion can be so insecure aarraq it threatens people who sensibly question its tenants with death? What was also revealing was the number of stories where people “learnt to read the Koran” but jslam fact had no idea of its contents because they read it in Arabic and so could say the words, bu What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice.
What was also revealing was the number of stories where people “learnt to read the Koran” but in fact had no idea of its leaivng because they read it in Arabic and so could say the words, but not understand their meaning. It’s reminiscent of the Catholic Church and the role of Latin but even Catholics have moved on from such illiteracy. Jul 10, Tariq Mahmood rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims Al-Rawandi All religious dogma is contrary to reason in which case it must be rejected.
Koran is inferior piece of work from the literary point of view, since it is neither clear or comprehensible nor warraq any practical value, therefore certainly not a revealed book. Al-Razi One could live in an orderly society without being terrorized by religious law or coerced by the prophets.
Through philosoph Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Leaviing Through philosophy and human reason warfaq through religion can human life be improved. Progress can only be made through scientific and philosophical progress, not following religion. Sufi orders Bektashi order rejected all external ceremonies of Islam and other religions. This order is famous for theor mala-matiya dervaishes who go around naked and inviting contempt upon themselves from warras genral populace.
There is no heaven or hell. Religion is love and love alone. A little doubt is better than total credulity. Al Maarri The majority of Muslims are are trapped in denial. They wsrraq unable or unwilling to admit that the Koran is a hoax. They desperately try to explain the unexplainable, to find miracles in it, and are not ashamed to bend all the leaviing of logic to prove that the Koran is right.
Each time they are exposed to a shocking statement in the Koran or a shameful act performed by Muhammad, they retreat in denial. This is what I was doing.
Denial is a safe place. It is the comfort zone. In denial you are not going to be hurt, everything is okay; everything is fine. Ali Sina The book is filled with stories of leaaving apostates of Islam who generally cite the treatment of women, vagueness of Koran, dubiousness of Hadith to justify their conversion.
It does get pretty monotonous and tedious with the repetition of the same narrative over and over again. The book resembles a collection of blogs against Islam.
Leaing think it is an important addition to the sceptic debate within Islam. Trouble is if Muslims are in denial than the apostates are in blame. Both positions seem pretty extreme to me Sep 23, Ahmad rated it it was ok. Aug 01, Duane Alexander rated it really liked it Shelves: There are a significant number of typos, and a few references to the Qur’an and the ahadith which need to be referenced.
But on the whole, the volume is helpful and shockingly sincere lewving tone. Feb 28, Rod rated it liked it Shelves: Lots of stories from people who left Islam.
Some good, some not so good.
All Muslim’s should read this book for no other reason than: It’ll make them think. Its good to think! View all 6 comments. Oct 18, Jim added it.
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq
Excellent book with a great list warrwq internet sites featuring testimonies of recovering Muslims. May 29, Badger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sober sombre tales from those who broke their Islamic chains.
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Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam.