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 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.
Retrieved 20 March Apostates Speak Out, Jun 24 ". I wanted to point out that there were a large number of ex-Muslims, and I wanted to hold them up as examples to ex-Muslims to come out of the closet. The New York Review of Books.
The anger against Muhammad is enormous amongst apostates," especially concerning the oppression of women, human rights violations and mass murder. Darnell rated it really liked it Jun 21, Its good to think! I wanted to point out that there were a large number of ex-Muslims, and I wanted to hold them up as examples to ex-Muslims to come out of the closet. It also contains a collection of essays by ex-Muslims recounting their own experience in leaving the Islamic religion.
What the Koran Really Says. I dont know why I wasted money on it. It is pretty much a polemic by an unknown author who claims to be an ex-Muslim, nothing wrong with that, but it is so biased and tendentious that it is revolting. 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.
He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an "i This book sucks. He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an "insider. Dec 16, Ann Tonks rated it really liked it Shelves: What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice.
Fear of losing partners; fear of losing family; fear of losing community; fear of losing their life. What sort of religion can be so insecure that it threatens people who sensibly question its tenants with death? 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, bu What is heart breaking about these stories is the fear that can be heard in almost every voice.
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. It's reminiscent of the Catholic Church and the role of Latin but even Catholics have moved on from such illiteracy. Jul 10, Tariq Mahmood rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims Al-Rawandi All religious dogma is contrary to reason in which case it must be rejected.
Koran is inferior piece of work from the literary point of view, since it is neither clear or comprehensible nor of any practical value, therefore certainly not a revealed book. Al-Razi One could live in an orderly society without being terrorized by religious law or coerced by the prophets. Through philosoph Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims Through philosophy and human reason not through religion can human life be improved.
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out [Ibn Warraq] on uzotoqadoh.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the West abandoning one's religion (apostasy) can. Editorial Reviews. Review. " probably the first book of its kind testimonies from former Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out - Kindle edition by Ibn Warraq.
Progress can only be made through scientific and philosophical progress, not following religion. Sufi orders Bektashi order rejected all external ceremonies of Islam and other religions.
This order is famous for theor mala-matiya dervaishes who go around naked and inviting contempt upon themselves from the genral populace. There is no heaven or hell. Religion is love and love alone. A little doubt is better than total credulity. Al Maarri The majority of Muslims are are trapped in denial. They are unable or unwilling to admit that the Koran is a hoax. They desperately try to explain the unexplainable, to find miracles in it, and are not ashamed to bend all the rules of logic to prove that the Koran is right.
Each time they are exposed to a shocking statement in the Koran or a shameful act performed by Muhammad, they retreat in denial. This is what I was doing. Denial is a safe place.
It is the comfort zone. In denial you are not going to be hurt, everything is okay; everything is fine. Ali Sina The book is filled with stories of modern apostates of Islam who generally cite the treatment of women, vagueness of Koran, dubiousness of Hadith to justify their conversion.
It does get pretty monotonous and tedious with the repetition of the same narrative over and over again. The book resembles a collection of blogs against Islam. I think it is an important addition to the sceptic debate within Islam.