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The atheist Muslim : a journey from religion to reason

Author: Ali A Rizvi
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents' religion: disowned by their families, marginalized from their communities, imprisoned, or even sentenced to death by their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Ali A Rizvi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ali A Rizvi
ISBN: 9781250094445 1250094445 1250094453 9781250094452
OCLC Number: 967152389
Description: 247 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Smoke break --
Root causes --
Letting go (part I) : the born-again skeptic --
A tale of two identities --
Choosing atheism --
Islamophobia-phobia and the "regressive left" --
The Quran : misinterpretation, metaphor, and misunderstanding --
Reformation and secularism --
Letting go (part II) : the silver lining.
Responsibility: Ali A. Rizvi.

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In The Atheist Muslim, we follow Ali Rizvi as he finds himself caught between two narrative voices he cannot relate to: extreme Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry in a post-9/11 world. The Atheist Muslim  Read more...
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"[Rizvi] approaches his subject with the kind of scientist's rationality that ushered in the Age of Reason, yet he does so also with a passion for humanity that is inspiring. . . His open personality Read more...

 
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