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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Far from being academic and unreadable, this book presents historical figures and personal stories on apostastes of Islam in a positive manner. Warrraq is the first work of its kind and thus has its flaws Virtually unreadable, this book is an academic and historical look at apostacy in Islam.

Unlike most other leavinf, Islam prescribes death to apostates, so you can imagine that this is a weighty Account Options Sign in. In this respect, his work, as in the preparation of this edited volume, is an indispensable tool for Muslims themselves so My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq

Prometheus Books- Religion – pages. 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.

In this respect, his work, as in the preparation of this edited volume, is an indispensable tool for Muslims themselves so they can wage their struggle for enlightenment and reform of their faith tradition. 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.

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.

Renowned scholar of Islamic Studies Bernard Lewis described the seriousness of leaving the Islamic faith in the following dire terms: Apostasy was a crime as well as a sin, and the apostate was damned both in this world and the next.

He was a dead limb to be excised. 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.


These former Muslims, from all parts of ,eaving Islamic world, recount how they slowly came to realize that the religion into which they were born was in many respects unbelievable and sometimes even dangerous. 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. Selected pages Title Page. Medieval and Modern Iranian Freethought. Humanism Deism Atheism and Agnosticism.

Liberation from Muhammadan Ideology.

On Being a Woman in Pakistan. Now I Am Guided. An Atheist from Andhra Pradesh. My Experience As a Muslim.

Islamic Terrorism and the Genocide in Bangladesh. An Iranian Girlhood and Islamic Barbarism.

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

Leaving Islam and Living Islam. B ExMuslims of the World Unite.

The Council for Secular Humanism. E Bibliography of Books Critical of Islam. Other editions – View all Leaving Islam:

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