Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Free, on-line books on Islam

I am listing here freely available, on-line, books on Islam. My intention is to compile a reference list.

1. Books by Mohammad Anwar Shaikh
a) ISLAM: The Arab Imperialism
b) Islam: Sex and Violence

About Mr. Shaikh: born into an Islamic Sunni family of Kashmiri ancestry in the Punjab. His mother could recite a large part of the Qur'an from memory. During the violent days of the Partition of India in 1947 he, then filled with Islamic fervor, killed on one day two Sikhs, a father and his son. In his youth, Shaikh was a young ardent believer. He later killed another Sikh. But when he reached the age of 25, he began doubting Islam and later became its ardent critic, and memories of his crime have haunted him ever since. Thereafter he immigrated into U.K., married a Welsh woman, and became a successful businessman. Shaikh was living in Cardiff when a fatwa was issued against him from his homeland Pakistan in 1995, where at least fourteen clerics issued death sentences against him for renouncing and criticizing Islam.

From his books we learn that Islam in reality is not a religion as it is portrayed along other major religions of the world; but when the thin veil covering it is unmasked it appears in its true colors to be Arab Imperialism. From Arab point of view the Prophet could be considered to be a great patriot forming wonderful strategies for dominance of Arab Imperialism under the garb of Islam.The most tempting tenets offered to its followers to propagate this Imperialism are knocked into their heads as religious virtues. They lie, kill, loot, plunder, rape, make slaves of enemy women and children with the sanction of religion.These again leads them to paradise of beautiful women,young beautiful boys, and enhances sexual prowess as rewards.

2.  Women in Islam, by M. Rafiqul-Haqq and P. Newton. This book is available on Answering Islam.

3. This is not an on-line book but its review is: Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery, by M. A. Khan.

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