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Books about Islam

#1  Postby Mononoke » Sep 13, 2018 1:36 am

I like to get more familiar with islam or rather whats so right or wrong about it.

Any good guides? I prefer books that have an audiobook format
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Re: Books about Islam

#2  Postby mindhack » Sep 13, 2018 6:47 am

Read quran then reflect.

In short:

--> Praise mighty Mo --> Hate infidels --> 'Allah's da Bomb!' song --> Repeat.
(Ignorance --> Mystery) < (Knowledge --> Awe)
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Re: Books about Islam

#3  Postby Alan B » Sep 13, 2018 2:38 pm

The difficult bit is to differentiate between what is in the Koran and what some Islamic authorities claim (on pain of death if you disagree, in some cases).
Try Queen Rania of Jordan's website HIJAB is fabrication to get an idea.
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Re: Books about Islam

#4  Postby Mononoke » Sep 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Well i'm looking for more detailed guides. like this book for example

https://www.amazon.com/Atheist-Muslim-J ... 1250094445
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Re: Books about Islam

#5  Postby Blackadder » Sep 13, 2018 10:11 pm

I would recommend "Why I Am Not A Muslim" by Ibn Warraq. It's by no means perfect and the style is somewhat inconsistent, but it's a pretty good analysis by an ex-muslim of Islam and its shortcomings. You will certainly get a better understanding of the real nature of Islamic thought from this book than you will from some of the better known works written by apologists.
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Re: Books about Islam

#6  Postby Mononoke » Sep 14, 2018 5:23 am

Blackadder wrote:I would recommend "Why I Am Not A Muslim" by Ibn Warraq. It's by no means perfect and the style is somewhat inconsistent, but it's a pretty good analysis by an ex-muslim of Islam and its shortcomings. You will certainly get a better understanding of the real nature of Islamic thought from this book than you will from some of the better known works written by apologists.


thanks. I will do this. I'm reading another small book by ayaan hirisi ali called Heretic. Seems interesting especially given she is an ex-muslim
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Re: Books about Islam

#7  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 14, 2018 6:20 pm

Avoid "no God but God" by Reza Aslan - riddled with weak ass transparent apologetics IIRC.
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