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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
"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
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.


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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