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03/23/06

Ibn Warraq From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ibn Warraq is a bestselling author and Islamic scholar currently living in the United States. He is an outspoken critic of Islam who has written extensively on what he views as the oppressive nature of Islam and religion in general.

The name, Ibn Warraq, is a pseudonym that has traditionally been adopted by dissident authors throughout the history of Islam.

Among the few personal details known about his life is that he was born in 1946 in Rajkot, India, to Indian-Muslim parents who soon emigrated to Pakistan, and that he studied at the University of Edinburgh under the Orientalist scholar Montgomery Watt.

Ibn Warraq has written several books, some of which are more scholarly and gather together critical research on such topics as the origins of the Qur'an and the life of Muhammad. Some of his books are polemical and strongly inveigh against Islam. There is much in his writings that contradicts orthodox Muslim belief. Ibn Warraq promotes secular humanist values among Muslims.

Books by Ibn Warraq Why I Am Not a Muslim, Ibn Warraq, foreword by R. Joseph Hoffmann, Prometheus Books, 1995, hardcover, 428 pages, ISBN 0879759844

Warraq will be speaking this weekend at the CFI conference in Tampa.

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