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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Leaving Islam

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims Medieval and Modern Iranian Freethought. In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. Sober sombre tales from those who broke their Islamic chains.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. 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.

Oct 18, Jim added it. All Muslim’s should read this book for no other reason than: It is the comfort zone.

In this respect, his work, as in the preparation of this edited volume, is an indispensable tool for Muslims themselves so they can wage their struggle ixlam enlightenment and reform of their faith tradition. Some good, some not so good. Progress can only be made through scientific and philosophical progress, not following religion. May 29, Badger rated it it was amazing Shelves: B ExMuslims of the World Unite.


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Garry Alexander rated it really liked it Jul 10, Ali Tanveer rated it did not like it Dec 11, The book resembles a collection of blogs against Islam. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The name refers to 9th century skeptical scholar Muhammad al Warraq. I wanted to point out that there were a large number of ex-Muslims, and I wanted to hold them up as examples to ex-Muslims to come out of the closet.

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. Views Read Edit View history. Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam. Leaving Islam is divided into four parts, contains a preface and five appendices.

Selected pages Title Page. Through philosoph Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims It does get pretty monotonous and tedious with the repetition of the same narrative over and over again. Saurabh Mokal rated it it was amazing May 18, Pfloyd wxrraq it really liked it Aug 04, An Atheist from Andhra Pradesh.

Apostates Speak Out is a book, authored and edited by ex-Muslim and secularist Ibn Warraqthat researches and documents cases of apostasy in Islam. What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice. Language, Text and CommentaryDefending the West: Description In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional ibj, which sometimes has social repercussions.



Account Options Sign in. It’s reminiscent of the Catholic Church and the role of Latin but even Catholics have moved on from such illiteracy. ixlam

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

Retrieved ib March Retrieved 19 March Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, the latter usually focus on attacking the churchesor recounting how they suffered from their Christian upbringing; they rarely target the character of Jesus: They agreed that both the Quran and the Bible described many atrocities and contained a lot of immoral commandments, but while modern Christians and Jews were praised for cherry-picking the good bits and ignoring the unethical parts or taking them as parablesthe contributors of Leaving Islam tended to claim that modern Muslims who try to do the same are blind to what the texts literally say, and should stop believing in them altogether.

Liberation from Muhammadan Ideology. Other editions – View all Leaving Islam: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These memoirs of personal journeys to enlightenment and intellectual freedom make for moving kslam and are a courageous signal to other ex-Muslims to come out oeaving the closet.

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