Why I Am Not a Muslim

Why I Am Not a Muslim
Author Ibn Warraq
Country United States
Language English
Subject Islam
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publication date
May 1995
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 294 pp
ISBN
OCLC 32088699
297 20
LC Class BP169 .I28 1995
Followed by The Origins of The Koran: Classic Essays on Islam’s Holy Book

Why I Am Not a Muslim, a book written by Ibn Warraq, is a critique of Islam and the Qur'an. It was first published by Prometheus Books in the United States in 1995. The title of the book is a homage to Bertrand Russell's essay, Why I Am Not a Christian, in which Russell criticizes the religion in which he was raised.

Outraged over the fatwa and death threats against Salman Rushdie, Ibn Warraq assumes a pseudonym to pen what one critic calls "serious and thought-provoking book" using a "sledge-hammer" approach to "demolish" Islam.[1] The author's "polemic" criticizes Islam's mythology, theology, historic achievements, and current cultural influence.[1] Warraq, drawing largely on previous research, provides an "invaluable compilation" of Islam's shortcomings. He "makes a compelling case" that Islam is "flatly incompatible" with "individual rights and liberties of a liberal, democratic, secular state."[2]

See also

Editions

  • Prometheus Books (hardcover), 1995, ISBN 0-87975-984-4
  • (French) Age d'homme, (1999), ISBN 2-8251-1259-3
  • (Persian), 2000
  • Prometheus Books (paperback), 2003, ISBN 1-59102-011-5
  • (Spanish) Ediciones del Bronce, Barcelona, 2003 ISBN 84-8453-146-5
  • (Danish) Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2004, ISBN 87-595-2065-5

References

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