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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Aj times I have observed in my travels in the orient, that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. Language, Text and Commentary” and “Defending the West: Only a few books I know of, such as this, speaks against Islam in a comprehensive manner.

Ibn Warraq argues what’s wrong with Islam itself, and not just the Islamists, quoting hundreds of verses in Quran and Hadith I looked them up to understand the context that most people use as a defense, a reason for which it took me a long time to finishand citing hundreds of other, established, authors in the process to consolidate his arguments.

Halal permittedharam forbiddenharus optional and in most cases encouragedsunat optional and encouragedmakruh optional and best to abstain frometc. The police told Ahmedi they were arresting her too. Also I didn’t understand the point of the chapter on homosexuality. Second, how indebted the Muslim world has always been to the West, not only to the Greeks in the beginning, but particularly in modern times in knowledge of its own intellectual and cultural history.

Why I Am Not a Muslim

They dragged her outside where aarraq was again beaten. Perhaps the most important thing demonstrated by Ibn Warraq is that Islam is fundamentalist by nature, and not by some peculiar and aberrant recent development. Nkt ask other readers questions about Why I am Not a Muslimplease sign up.


Warraq outlines clearly from the Qur’an and Hadith, Muslims’ key Holy Books, what Allah, warrzq Deity and Muhammad, their Prophet, tell them they must believe and practise. 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. Borrowing the title from Bertrand Russell’s polemic on christianity, Warraq gives a unique learned-insider-turned-skeptic-turned-unbeliever viewpoint.

Inilah, kayaknya akhir-akhir ini saya harus membaca buku-buku yang kontroversial begini. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render. If not, take a couple of pegs of liquor And see how the mosque shakes on its own. His earliest memories are of his circumcision and first day at Quran school, and his family still consider themselves Muslims.

Jul 08, Mark rated it really liked it. How could he have copied the stories, he didn’t even know how to read!

Why I am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq

Jun 11, Hamidur rated it it was amazing Shelves: In truth it was the Arab empire that was spread by the sword and it is as an Arab empire that Islam is maintained to this day in the form of a religion largely invented to hold that empire together and subdue native populations.

They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider blasphemous acts by skeptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has only served to pique the world’s curiosity. The Logic of Miracles. Nevertheless, it is the truth, waarraq that has either muslimm deliberately concealed by modern scholars or buried in obscure journals accessible only to a select few.


In my opinion, Warraq makes a good argument that many non-controversially Islamic ideas are at musli, very least incompatible with many modern ideas about politics, morality, and epistemology.

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. Russell’s was a short book of 10 fairly simple themes. Sadly enough however todays events show him to be correct. What a load of crap. However, I read on and eventually enjoyed the book.

The chapter on Women in Islam alone should make you cringe. Various stories in the Quran are copied from Zoroastrian religion. His writing has a dry textbook-like quality whj it that completely lacks any life or humour. Who is going to decide what is authentic Islam?

The question gets shoved down the throat of many many wives married to Muslim men,”Why are you not a Muslim yet”? The peaceful Muslims are just the result of their “scriptural ignorance and secular knowledge,” as Sam Harris put it when describing religious moderates.

Why I am Not a Muslim

But dare they do it? You will also find them announcing that Islam is a religion of peace by citing certain verses from the Quran. Esto no quiere decir que Ibn Warraq coloque a todos las religiones en el mismo plano.