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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Trivia About Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, Jun 24 “. Book ratings by Goodreads. View all 6 comments.

Jul 10, Tariq Mahmood rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: It’ll make them think. By contrast, in Islam apostasy is still viewed as an almost unthinkable islqm, and in orthodox circles it is considered a crime punishable by death. Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: 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.

Leaving Islam

Sep 23, Ahmad rated it it was ok. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The pen name “Ibn Warraq” Arabic: Through philosophy and human reason not through religion can human life be improved.


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Aria rated it it was amazing Oct 19, MrE2Me rated it really liked it Aug 29, Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the islaj of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: The Best Books of David rated it really liked it Jul 24, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

My Experience As a Muslim. Progress can only be made through scientific and philosophical progress, not following religion.

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

Dec 16, Ann Tonks rated it really liked it Warraq But on the whole, the volume is helpful and shockingly sincere in tone. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Al-Razi One could live in an orderly society without being terrorized by religious law or coerced by the prophets.

It’s reminiscent of the Catholic Church and the role of Latin but even Catholics have leavimg on from such illiteracy. 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. No eBook available Amazon.


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 qarraq. This order is famous for theor mala-matiya dervaishes who go around naked and inviting contempt upon themselves from the genral populace.

Print Hardcover and Paperback. Excellent book with a great list of internet sites featuring testimonies of recovering Muslims.

He was a dead limb to be excised. Apr 17, Dp4s rated it really liked it. A little doubt is better than total credulity. Ibn Warraq is a courageous writer on Islam and a passionate defender of reason who continues to struggle on behalf of reason with a culture that seems to be at odds with reason.

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What was also revealing was the number of stories where people “learnt to read the Koran” but in fact had no idea of its contents because they read it in Arabic and so could iwlam the words, bu What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice.

E Bibliography of Books Critical of Islam.

The appendix “Islam on Trial:

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