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Questions are asked about the commonly held claims held in Islam, and the evidence objectively assessed. Some examples:
- Was Mecca a thriving city before the advent of Islam?
- How reliable are existing biographical sources on the life of Mohammed?
- Is the Qu'ran a perfect book without inconsistencies?
- How did the Hadiths come into being?
- Did Mohammed have any credentials as a prophet?
- Did Mohammed lead a virtuous life?
- How do Islamic texts deal with the issues of no compulsion in religion, slavery, the status of women, the age of consent, the use of violence, dealing with unbelievers, 'mischief makers', and People of the Book?
- Is it permissible in Islam to be deceitful to non-Muslims, in the name of advancing the good of Islam?
- How does shari'a compare with modern, Western systems of law?
'Questioning Islam' should be read by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. All it requires is a mind open to exploring and questioning the history and commonly held beliefs about Islam.
So it should be. Nothing should be accepted without critical thought, including religious beliefs; to accept anything at all without evidence is simply baseless superstition. Peter Townsend with Questioning Islam has subjected the Koran (Qur'an) and Islamic beliefs in general to critical examination and found many features that are internally contradictory, have been shown my modern science to be false, simply make no sense, or have been proven wrong by history and archaeology.
One can only hope that at least a few Muslims, or people who are considering converting to Islam, have sufficiently open minds to read Questioning Islam and give Peter's arguments some serious thought. I suspect that most Muslims will be too committed to their beliefs, and too frightened of questioning them, to read the book. It is fear of damnation in anyone who questions his or her faith that gives Islam (and Christianity for that matter) its hold over its adherents.
These are minor quibbles - the book is highly recommended to anyone interested in understanding this evil ideology (including the "moderate Muslims", who are apostates in the eyes of their own religion).
I thought this was a great book and made me seriously question my faith as a Muslim. I would highly recommend it for any Muslim who is in the same boat, or for those who simply want to see what are the arguments against the "perfect" faith of Islam. My only gripe would be that whereas there is an incredible amount of research at hand, I did not find any bibliography or works cited section. This would have been very helpful for those of us who like to verify claims.
In short, I would highly recommend this book.
the beliefs of the atheists. The book follows an objective, scientific,historic and archeological methods of examination. The conclusions of the book is extremely valuable and eye-opening experience to the truth-seeking and open minded people of any religious persuasions.
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the first two times where i said that it is a very good criticism of islam but then myself criticized christianity by sharing...Read more