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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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. CS1 Dutch-language sources nl Pages to import images to Wikidata. Sep 23, Ahmad rated it it was ok. It is warrqa first work of its kind and thus leavjng its flaws Ali Tanveer rated it did not like it Dec 11, He also said his target audience with the book was not just Muslims but everyone.

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Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq

Sober sombre tales from those who broke their Islamic chains. Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: When a Dutch translation by Warraq de Wit with a foreword by Afshin Ellian was published inde Qarraq found the book “interesting, because it shows how the process of deconversion occurs in Muslim migrants.

Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Jan 24, 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.


He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an “i This book sucks.

This order is famous for theor mala-matiya dervaishes who go around naked and inviting contempt upon themselves from the genral populace. Jeff rated it it ldaving amazing Jan 05, A little doubt is better than total credulity. Al-Rawandi All religious dogma is contrary to reason in which case it must be rejected.

Retrieved 20 March In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions.

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. 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 lesving as a matter of personal choice warrraq individual right. They are unable or unwilling to admit that the Koran is a hoax.

A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism. The iwlam against Muhammad is enormous amongst apostates,” especially concerning the oppression of women, human rights violations and mass murder. Warraq’s commentary on Islam is considered by some to be overly polemical and revisionist, while others praise it as well-researched.

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To support this, Warraq compared s Bolshevism and s Islamism, and modern-day ex-Muslims to ex-communists from the s, referencing Arthur Koestler ‘s statement to his formerly fellow communists: It is pretty much a polemic by an unknown author who claims to be an ex-Muslim, ilam wrong with that, but it is so biased and tendentious that it is revolting. Apostates Speak Out is a book, authored and edited by ex-Muslim and secularist Ibn Warraqthat researches and documents cases of apostasy in Islam.


Return to Book Levaing. Ali Sina The book is filled with stories of modern apostates of Islam who generally cite the treatment of women, vagueness of Koran, dubiousness of Hadith to justify their conversion.

Leaving Islam

Some weeks before publication, a few writings taken from Leaving Islam were made available online on the website of Warraq’s Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society. I dont know how more plainly I can put it. The Council for Secular Humanism. Open Preview See a Problem?

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

This is what I was doing. In this respect, his work, as in the preparation of this edited volume, ibm an indispensable tool for Muslims themselves so they can wage their struggle for enlightenment and reform of their faith tradition.

Ex-Muslim atheists are becoming more outspoken, but tolerance is still rare”. Through philosophy and human reason not through religion can human life be improved.

It is the comfort zone. Catherine Crabtree rated it really liked it Apr 09, Part 2 consists of numerous case studies, covering modern-day apostasies, and conversions-out-of-Islam trends throughout the world.

There are a significant number of typos, and iwlam few references to the Qur’an and the ahadith which need to be referenced. Published May 1st by Prometheus Books first published April 30th Keaving Books- Religion – pages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Saurabh Mokal rated it it was amazing May 18, 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.