We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | June 2, 2015

    Matthieu Ricard: IMG The Altruism Revolution



    With the famous phrase "Nature, red in tooth and claw," the Victorian poet Tennyson expressed the challenge that the emerging science of evolution... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Religion World- Controversial Literature

More copies of this ISBN

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

by

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the West abandoning one's religion (apostasy) can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. 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. His crime was treason ù desertion and betrayal of the community to which he belonged, and to which he owed loyalty; his life and property were forfeit. 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 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 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.

Book News Annotation:

Just as anti-communists were the darlings of the literary market place after the fall of the Soviet Union and Berlin Wall, so now anti- Muslims take their moment in the sun. The 37 accounts here are assembled by Warraq (Why I Am Not a Muslim), who also lists resources for readers who want more. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A renowned scholar of Islamic studies interviews ex-Muslims, who feel it is their duty to speak up against their former faith to tell the truth about the fastest growing religion in the world.

About the Author

Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, Virgins? What Virgins?, and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran?.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591020684
Editor:
Warraq, Ibn
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Editor:
Warraq, Ibn
Author:
Warraq, Ibn
Location:
Amherst, N.Y.
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Religious tolerance
Subject:
Liberty of conscience
Subject:
Apostasy
Subject:
Christian converts from Islam.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Religious tolerance -- Islam.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
150-101-630
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9.24x6.52x1.42 in. 1.68 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Why I Am Not a Muslim Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. Postmodernism and Islam: Predicament... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim's... Used Hardcover $9.95
  4. Islam Revealed: A Christian Arab's... Used Trade Paper $5.21
  5. The Dark Side of Islam New Hardcover $15.99
  6. The Two Faces of Islam: The House of... Used Hardcover $4.95

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » World Religions » Controversial Literature

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.50 In Stock
Product details 472 pages Prometheus Books - English 9781591020684 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A renowned scholar of Islamic studies interviews ex-Muslims, who feel it is their duty to speak up against their former faith to tell the truth about the fastest growing religion in the world.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.