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The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason
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7 Reddit comments about The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason:

u/keenedge422 · 809 pointsr/gatekeeping


Alice Miller, "The Drama of the Gifted Child"

Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Between the World and Me"
>Everyone's a little bit racist

Simone De Beauvoir, "The Ethics of Ambiguity"
>Existentialist navelgazing

Albert Camus, "The Plague"
> More existentialism, but this time people die

Brene Brown, "Daring Greatly"
>What if being some sort of cuck soyboy was actually kinda badass?

Atul Gawande, "Being Mortal"
> Killing them softly, with his loving take on the role of modern medicine in death.

Ali Rivzi, "The Atheist Muslim"
>Being an edgy teenager, but on "difficult" mode

Muhammad Yunus, "A World of Three Zeroes"
>Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions... also zero sex scenes.

ETA: short, possibly misleading synopses by someone who hasn't read these books.

u/N1H1L · 8 pointsr/worldnews

I recently read Ali Rizvi's The Atheist Muslim, and it lays out how fundamentalism is THE problem with Islam, and unless we delegitimize it we are just digging holes in the desert sand and doing a bang-up job pretending to be ostriches.

u/SuburbanCloth · 4 pointsr/islam_ahmadiyya

It's interesting that you think that, because I'd argue the treatment of women is usually the catalyst for most people (regardless of gender). I didn't have to live it to know that something was off all along.

In The Atheist Muslim, Ali Rizvi shares similar sentiments:

>In my own personal experience, as well as that of the majority of ex-religious people I have spoken with, the abhorrent treatment of women in religion is by far the most common reason cited for abandoning it.

Honestly, looking back, my first post was really messy, which admittedly matched the state of my mind at the time.

I think you'll find a lot more structure and direction in my latest work, including deconstructing all the gendered verses in the Quran and asking the reader to ponder about what possible rationale Allah could have had for revealing such verses (e.g. I walk through verses stating angels cannot be female, the rationale for purdah, and most importantly, the fact that the Quran never directly addresses women)

u/gorilla_eater · 2 pointsr/news

> "I'm Muslim" says you believe in the Koran, in Allah and that Mohammed is his prophet.

Not necessarily, but even if it does you can still tolerate gay people and apostates.

>Who calls himself a "Muslim" and say he doesn't believe in Allah? You?

Ali Rizvi, for one. I'm an atheist who was raised Catholic, and the latter is still part of my identity. And of course "Jewish" can be a 100% ethnic/cultural identifier.

You're singling out Islam solely because of a line in the Koran about it being the final word of God, as if the absence of such a line makes the bible just a set of gentle suggestions.

>You brought them up like it had any relevancy to that discussion that you keep going even though you have no point.

I brought them up because they are literally written in stone. They're not up for interpretation and they may not be violated. What do you call a Christian who commits adultery?