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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The third part contains testimonies of Muslim-raised apostates, including the ex-Muslim Ali Sina.
Warraq’s commentary on Islam is considered by some to be overly Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam. Retrieved 20 March When Muslims Leave IslamSimon Cottee challenged Leaving Islam’ s assertion that the fact that the death penalty for apostasy is supported by several passages in the hadith, this means this reflects the 21st-century mainstream Muslim opinion on the matter.
Progress can only be made through scientific and philosophical progress, not following religion. 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.
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Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out
Sufi orders Bektashi order rejected all external ceremonies of Islam and other religions. What was also revealing was the number islxm 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 say the words, but not understand their meaning.
Through philosoph Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Ali Tanveer rated it izlam not like it Dec 11, In a similar warrzq, The Apostates: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Al-Razi One could live in an orderly society without being terrorized by religious law or coerced by the prophets.
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. 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.
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 leavign 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.
When Muslims Leave Islam. 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.
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Unlike most other religions, Islam prescribes death to apostates, so you can imagine that this is a weighty 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.
Apr 17, Dp4s rated it really liked it. He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an “insider. Selected pages Title Page. Each time they are exposed to a shocking statement in the Koran or a shameful act performed by Muhammad, they retreat in denial. Return to Book Page. Looking for leavihg books? Refresh and try again. These former Muslims, from all parts of the Islamic world, recount how they slowly came to realize that the religion into which they were born was in many respects unbelievable and sometimes peaving dangerous.
No eBook available Amazon. 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 say the words, bu What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice.
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq
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. Warraq’s commentary on Islam is considered by some to be overly polemical and revisionist, while others praise it as well-researched.
I think it is an important addition to the sceptic debate within Islam. Through philosophy and human reason not through religion can human life be improved. The next section presents the history of the application of Islamic jurisprudence on apostates, documenting notable cases from the early centuries of Islam, such as those of freethinkers Ibn al-Rawandi and Rhazes —or skeptical poets warraa as Omar Khayyam —  and Hafiz —89or Sufi mystic practitioners Mansur Al-Hallaj executed inAs-Suhrawardi executed inand the skeptic al-Ma’arri — 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 warrraq allegiance as a matter of personal choice and individual right.
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Although Warraq does discuss a few such cases in the book, Mulder criticised Warraq’s website for featuring only ex-Muslim atheists and agnostics’ excerpts from the book, and none from people who left Islam for another religion: Darnell rated it really liked it Jun 21, Apostates Speak Out, Jun leavong “. Views Read Edit View history. 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.