• There are millions of closeted atheists, agnostics, and humanists in the Muslim world — forced into silence.

    This book is about them.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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“[Rizvi’s] open personality and earnestness make this book so compelling that he may well become the Dawkins or Hitchens for the millennial generation.”

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

Author of The God Delusion / Ali on RDFRS

“[A] beautifully written page turner… one man's epic struggle to climb out of the pit of dogmatic religion into the sunlight of enlightenment. And because the religion concerned was Islam, his success story is the more important for our troubled times."

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker

Johnstone Professor of Psychology and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature / Harvard University

“An intelligent, heartfelt, and honest examination of a pressing issue in the world today.”


  • 2016 Morris D. Forkosch Prize


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  • Author: Ali A. Rizvi

    An intimate exploration of a rarely heard voice.

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The Muslim who dares to proclaim his non-belief.