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Author Ibn Warraq.

Title Why I am not a Muslim / by Ibn Warraq.

Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  297 IBNW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 402 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) and index.
Contents Foreword / R. Joseph Hoffmann -- 1. The Rushdie Affair -- 2. The Origins of Islam -- 3. The Problem of Sources -- 4. Muhammad and His Message -- 5. The Koran -- 6. The Totalitarian Nature of Islam -- 7. Is Islam Compatible with Democracy and Human Rights? -- 8. Arab Imperialism, Islamic Colonialism -- 9. The Arab Conquests and the Position of Non-Muslim Subjects -- 10. Heretics and Heterodoxy, Atheism and Freethought, Reason and Revelation -- 11. Greek Philosophy and Science and Their Influence on Islam -- 12. Sufism or Islamic Mysticism -- 13. Al-Ma'arri -- 14. Women and Islam -- 15. Taboos: Wine, Pigs, and Homosexuality -- 16. Final Assessment of Muhammad -- 17. Islam in the West.
Summary The first book ever to critically examine every major tenet of Islam. Not a very flattering picture of the faith and its practitioners, but the truth, nevertheless.
"... a courageous and prophetic call to value and protect human rights, especially the rights of women". -- National Catholic Reporter
Subject Islam -- Controversial literature.
ISBN 0879759844 (acid-free paper)