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The atheist Muslim : a journey from religion to reason, Ali A. Rizvi

Label
The atheist Muslim : a journey from religion to reason
Title
The atheist Muslim
Title remainder
a journey from religion to reason
Statement of responsibility
Ali A. Rizvi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embodiment 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 governments. Struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the religion he was being raised in, Ali A. Rizvi eventually loses his faith. Discovering that he is not alone in his beliefs, he moves to North America and promises to use his new freedom of speech to represent the voices that are usually quashed before reaching the mainstream media--the Atheist Muslim. In The Atheist Muslim, we follow 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 recounts the journey that allows Rizvi to criticize Islam--as one should be able to criticize any set of ideas--without demonizing his entire people. Emotionally and intellectually compelling, his personal story outlines the challenges of modern Islam and the factors that could help lead it toward a substantive, progressive reformation"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 211/.8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2765.M628
LC item number
R59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The atheist Muslim : a journey from religion to reason, Ali A. Rizvi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn950902020
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First ediiton.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781250094445
Lccn
2016024634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950902020
Label
The atheist Muslim : a journey from religion to reason, Ali A. Rizvi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn950902020
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First ediiton.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781250094445
Lccn
2016024634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950902020

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