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Why I Am Not a Muslim


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Publisher Comments:

Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion. They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider blasphemous acts by skeptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has only served to pique the world's curiosity. This critical examination reveals an unflattering picture of the faith and its practitioners. Nevertheless, it is the truth, something that has either been deliberately concealed by modern scholars or buried in obscure journals accessible only to a select few.

Book News Annotation:

Warraq is a pseudonym for a Pakistan former zealot, who does not claim to be a scholar or specialist himself, but quotes and paraphrases those who are, to augment the account of his own experiences and beliefs. This is a reprint of a 1995 publication. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-389) and index.

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?.

Table of Contents

The Rushdie affair — The origins of Islam — The problem of sources — Muhammad and his message — The Koran — The totalitarian nature of Islam — Is Islam compatible with democracy and human rights? — Arab imperialism, Islamic colonialism — The Arab conquests and the position of non-Muslim subjects — Heretics and heterodoxy, atheism and freethought, reason and revelation — Greek philosophy and science and their influence on Islam — Sufism or Islamic mysticism — Al-Ma'arri — Women and Islam — Taboos: wine, pigs, and homosexuality — Final assessment of Muhammad — Islam in the West.

Product Details

Hoffmann, R. Joseph
Prometheus Books
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Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books
Foreword by:
Hoffmann, R. Joseph
Hoffmann, R. Joseph
Warraq, Ibn
Prometheus Books
Amherst, N.Y.
Islam - General
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Trade paper
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#FPA 02-16
Publication Date:
9 x 6 x 0.79 in 1.2025 lb

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