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 Council for Secular Humanism. Selected pages Title Page. Read, highlight, leavinv take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sober sombre tales from those who broke their Islamic chains.

I dont know how more plainly I can put it. Liberation from Muhammadan Ideology.

Fear of losing partners; fear of losing family; fear of losing community; fear of losing their life. Published May 1st by Prometheus Books first published April 30th I think it is an important addition to the sceptic debate within Islam.

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq

He was a dead limb to be excised. Irene rated it really liked it Aug 28, Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Apr 17, Dp4s rated it really liked it. As former Muslims, they have experienced Islam from within, and know it better than critics from outside, and perhaps can speak about it with more authority.


Hardcoverpages. Unlike most other religions, Islam prescribes death to apostates, so you can imagine that this is a weighty This is what I was doing.

Trouw journalist Eildert Mulder noted that the ex-Muslims’ testimonies had a lot in common with those of ex-Christians. The anger against Muhammad is enormous amongst apostates,” especially concerning leavinv oppression of women, human rights violations and mass murder.

Islzm gathered world notice through his historiographies of the early centuries of the Islamic timeline and has published works which question mainstream conceptions of the period. Apostates Speak Out is a book, authored and edited by ex-Muslim and secularist Ibn Warraqthat researches and documents cases of apostasy in Islam.

Leaving Islam

Part 2 consists of numerous case studies, covering modern-day apostasies, and conversions-out-of-Islam trends throughout the world. Retrieved 20 March Open Preview See a Problem?

Print Hardcover and Paperback. In a similar book, The Apostates: CS1 Dutch-language sources nl Pages to import images to Wikidata. 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.

Each time they are exposed to a shocking statement in the Koran or a shameful act performed by Muhammad, they retreat in denial.

When a Dutch translation by Bernadette de Wit with a foreword by Afshin Ellian was published inde Volkskrant found the book “interesting, because it shows how the process of deconversion occurs in Muslim migrants.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Jeff rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.


Aniket rated it really liked it Nov 21, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Sufi orders Bektashi order rejected all external ceremonies of Islam and other religions. 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, but not understand their meaning.

Feb 28, Rod rated it liked it Shelves: Both positions seem pretty extreme to me ZCM rated it liked it Jan 01, Denial is a safe place. I dont know why I wasted money on it.

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It is the comfort zone. Ex-Muslim atheists are becoming more outspoken, but tolerance is still rare”. E Bibliography of Books Critical of Islam. Abeer Haruni rated it liked it Jul 21,

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