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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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. Catherine Crabtree rated it really liked it Apr 09, Pfloyd rated it really liked it Aug 04, Trivia About Leaving Islam: Hardcoverpages. There is no heaven or hell. B ExMuslims of the World Unite.

The pen name “Ibn Warraq” Arabic: Description In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. Retrieved 21 March No eBook available Amazon. It also contains a collection of essays by ex-Muslims recounting their own experience in leaving the Islamic religion. Apostates Speak Out is a book, authored and edited by ex-Muslim and secularist Ibn Warraqthat researches and documents cases of apostasy in Islam.

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Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq

An Atheist from Andhra Pradesh. Al-Rawandi All religious dogma is contrary to reason in which case it must be rejected. On Being a Woman in Pakistan.

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 such as Omar Khayyam — [4] and Hafiz —89or Sufi mystic practitioners Mansur Al-Hallaj executed inAs-Suhrawardi executed inand the skeptic al-Ma’arri — Through philosophy and human reason not through religion can human life be improved.

By contrast, In the West abandoning one’s religion apostasy can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. Faazy Faiz rated it it was amazing Jun 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Views Read Edit View history. Trouw journalist Eildert Mulder noted that the ex-Muslims’ testimonies had a lot in common with those of ex-Christians.

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Apostasy islwm a crime as well as a sin, and the apostate was damned both in this world and the next. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Excellent book with a great list of internet sites featuring testimonies of recovering Muslims.

Saurabh Mokal rated it it was amazing May 18, Al Maarri The majority of Muslims are are trapped in denial. 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. He also said his target audience with the book was not just Muslims but everyone.

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Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

Warraq adopted the pseudonym in when he completed his first book, entitled “Why I Am Not a Muslim”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Also the pseudo-scholarship and shoddy selective use of sources was quite revealing as to the mind set of this “ibn warraq” not his real name character. The New York Review of Books. On 24 JuneIbn Warraq held a public lecture in disguise, to protect his identity in Cambridge, Massachusetts about the book and the context in which it was composed.

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. What sort of religion can be so insecure that it threatens people who sensibly question its tenants with death?