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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The book would be difficult to read without some good background in religious history and without some knowledge of Islam in particular as the book focuses on persuading an audience of educated believers.

Raises Islam to a level of criticism and debate that has been historically stifled.

Non-Muslims will gain a deep understanding of the real issues of the Islamic ideology from this single book, and those who utterly disagree with this book will at least appreciate that the author has applied research and reason to arrive at his conclusions.

However, as cultures mingle with trading, information diffuses; not to mention the power of memorization which can be shown by the Quran being whj by the early Muslims and even today.

Review of “Why I Am Not a Muslim”

The short chapters are arranged in sequence and further divided into sub-chapters. While they might be willing to show Muhammad in a poor light compared to Jesus, they were not keen to press the non-historical and non-divine arguments too far, since they realised that such arguments could just as well be used against their own cherished beliefs.

Properly, a custom or practice, and later narrowed down to the practice of the Prophet or a tradition recording the same. Jan 20, NJ Wong rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ibn Warraq argues what’s wrong with Islam itself, and not just the Islamists, quoting hundreds of verses in Quran and Hadith Wow.

However, I read on and eventually enjoyed the book. The author says in the beginning of the book that he is not a wadraq in this book, he just collected various scholars’ work and commented on them.

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If you want to know why Islam is the most dangerous religion in the world in the 21st century, you must read this book. Sep 30, Buy. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation. Retrieved May 13, It’s long and tedious at times, and I am guilty of skipping a few pages.


The name refers to 9th century skeptical scholar Muhammad al Warraq. Ibn Warraq takes aim at both the Moslem believer and at the Western “liberal,” two groups who he feels are both ignorant about the true nature of the religion. What’s at times even more impressive is how Ibn Warraq takes on European and Muslim apologists.

My favorite was The Origins of Islam. Its relevance today cannot be ignored and some sections are disturbing indeed namely the real implication of jihad and how an Islamic state views itself and the other part of the world. Or if they do know the truth about Islam but repackage it as divine to sell to the general customers who are unaware of this side of Islam.

As Ibn Warraq observes: We are experiencing technical difficulties. It is also heartbreaking to hear about how many Muslim women and children suffer from the atrocities of Islam in different parts of the world.

Now, of course, many—if not all—Muslims will say, “But Muhammad pbuh was illiterate! There were a lot of redundancies when same things were described or proclaimed over and over again.

I had to look up all the references myself because I just couldn’t trust someone with such an obvious anti-Islam bias. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

There is no way that Islam can reform itself and remain Islam, no way it can ever be made compatible with pluralism, free speech, critical thought and democracy. Muslims are the first victims of Islam. As for the content, the author eloquently lists the major ills that Islam has brought into the world, which are pretty much consistent with just about every other organized religion that has ever established itself into a state authority.

A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism” Many times I have observed in my travels in the Orient, that fanaticism comes from a small nog of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror.

Inilah, kayaknya akhir-akhir ini saya harus membaca buku-buku yang kontroversial begini. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Why I am not a Muslim / by Ibn Warraq

One pitfall and this is undoubtedly unavoidable, when discussing this topic is that it’s impossible to pin down exactly what we’re talking about when we talk about “Islam” or Christianity, or Judaism, or any other religious tradition.


A minor fault that could be corrected in future editions is that several important books and authors mentioned in text and notes fail to appear in the bibliography. You could easily spot any Religion of Peace. He calls for legislators to come down hard on Muslim immigrants in Britain, mulsim example. Religious law is state law, religion is politics, even how one conducts one’s life is dictated in detail. Although this book is an enlightening read on some of the more unsavoury aspects of Islamic culture, I have to say I’m not a fan of the author’s writing style.

Most importantly, it should be read by every Noy in this world. The amazing thing is that it has taken so long for such a book to appear and that it has been left to a non-Westerner to write it, since the material for its assembly has been around for anything up to a century. It is not a simple opinion piece either. In short, has he fallen victim to his own harsh Islamic upbringing?

Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam. Some cultural practices are being banned by theocratic state governments as haram ergo unlawful thereby impoverishing future Malaysian generations and the world of precious historical treasures in the forms of artistic expression, traditional dances, old songs, epics wartaq folklore imbued by mysticism, etc.

Later that afternoon, Ahmedi Begum went to the police station with her son-in-law to inquire about her nephew and the two girls.

The reformist, rationalist or freethinkers movement within Islam is still very small in numbers, and I fear the only way it will gain strength is in reaction to the rise of fundamentalism within Islam, which may force the silent majority to take sides.

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