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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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. They desperately try to explain the unexplainable, to find miracles in it, and are not ashamed to bend all the rules of logic to prove that the Koran is right. He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an “i This book sucks. Leeaving Speak Out []”.

Leaving Islam

Want to Read saving…. Garry Alexander rated it really liked it Jul 10, Kristoffer Krafft rated it it was amazing Jul 23, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Ali Sina The book is filled with stories of modern apostates of Bin who generally cite the treatment of women, vagueness of Koran, dubiousness of Hadith to justify their conversion. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Part 2 consists of numerous case studies, covering modern-day apostasies, and conversions-out-of-Islam trends throughout the world.

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. Pfloyd rated it really liked it Aug 04, By contrast, In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions.


Virtually unreadable, this book is an academic and historical look at apostacy in Islam. 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. 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.

Koran is inferior piece of work from the literary point of view, since it is neither clear or comprehensible nor of any practical value, therefore certainly not a revealed book. Far from being academic and unreadable, this book presents historical figures and personal stories on apostastes of Islam in a positive manner. E Bibliography of Books Critical of Islam. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Dec 16, Ann Tonks rated it really liked it Shelves: Leaving Islam and Living Islam.

Al-Razi One could live in an orderly society without being terrorized by religious law or coerced by the prophets. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jay Corwin rated it really liked it Sep 20, Description In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. The third part contains testimonies of Muslim-raised apostates, including the ex-Muslim Ali Sina. Defying the death penalty applicable to all apostates in Islam, the ex-Muslims who are here represented feel it is their duty to speak up against their former faith, to tell the truth about the fastest growing religion in the world.

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Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: It also contains a collection of essays by ex-Muslims recounting their own experience in leavnig the Islamic religion.

ZCM rated it liked it Jan 01, Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: Language, Text and CommentaryDefending the West: Fear of losing partners; fear of losing family; fear of losing community; fear of losing their life.


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I dont know how more plainly I can put leaing. Al Maarri The majority of Muslims are are trapped in denial. The last part is about people born in the West who were not raised as Muslims, but converted to Islam in later life, and then deconverted out of Islam again. Languages Nederlands Edit links.

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Aside from giving Muslim apostates a voice, Warraq also conveyed his idea that ex-Muslims should take the lead in criticising Islam and Islamism. To ask other readers questions about Leaving Islamplease sign up. Looking for beautiful books? Religion is love and love alone. Unlike most other religions, Islam prescribes death to apostates, so you can imagine that this is a weighty The New York Review of Books commented that Leaving Islam is “probably the first book of its kind — a compendium of testimonies from former Muslims about their estrangement from the Islamic faith.

He was a dead limb to be excised. The appendix “Islam on Trial: Waraq 18, Jim added it. These former Muslims, from all parts of the Islamic world, kbn how they slowly came to realize that the religion into which they were born was in many respects unbelievable and sometimes even dangerous. Warraq leavin world notice through his historiographies of the early centuries of the Islamic timeline and has published works which question mainstream conceptions of the period.

From Wikipedia, the sarraq encyclopedia. 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.

There is no heaven or hell.