Bibliography of books critical of Islam

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This is a bibliography of literature treating the topic of criticism of Islam, sorted by source publication and the author's last name.


Criticism of Islamic texts[edit]

Literature and plays[edit]

  • Teaching of Jacob (634-640)
  • Jihad! The Musical
  • Dayananda, S., & Bharadwaja, C. (1915). Light of truth : Or an English translation of the Satyarth Prakash, the well-known work. Allahabad: Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. (Chapter 14)
  • Nasrin, Taslima: Lajja (1997). Shame: A Novel. Kankabati Datta (translation of Lajja). Amherst: Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-57392-165-3.
  • Padmanābha, ., & Bhatnagar, V. S. (1991). Kānhaḍade prabandha: India's greatest patriotic saga of medieval times : Padmanābha's epic account of Kānhaḍade.
  • Rushdie, Salman. The Satanic Verses.
  • Voltaire, (1736) Mahomet

Autobiographical and travelogues[edit]

Women and Islam[edit]

  • Bellil,Samira., To Hell and Back: The Life of Samira Bellil. Trans. Bison Books 2008
  • Sushmita Banerjee (1999). Kabul[i]wala's Bengalee wife. Calcutta: Bhasa o Sahitya.
  • Skaine, R. (2002). The women of Afghanistan under the Taliban. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland.
  • Laṭīfa, ., & Hachemi, C. (2007). My forbidden face: Growing up under the Taliban; a young woman's story. London: Virago.
  • Shaikh, A. (1999). Islam: Sex and violence. Cardiff: Principality Publishers.
  • Durrani, T., Hoffer, W., & Hoffer, M. (1998). My feudal lord:A Devastating Indictment of Women's Role in Muslim Society. London: Corgi Books.
  • Ali, Ayaan Hirsi (2015) Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, Harper Publications. ISBN 978-0-06-233393-3
  • Ali, Ayaan Hirsi The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam (2006 in English) ISBN 978-0-7432-8833-0
  • Ali, Ayaan Hirsi Infidel (2007 in English) ISBN 0-7432-9503-X
  • Ali, Ayaan Hirsi Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations (2010) ISBN 978-1-4391-5731-2
  • Nasrin, Taslima (2002). My Bengali Girlhood. Gopa Majumdar (trans.). South Royalton: Steerforth Press. ISBN 1-58642-051-8. Trans. of Meyebela
  • Swarup, Ram: Woman in Islam (1994) ISBN 8185990166
  • Sultan, Wafa, (2009) A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 978-0-312-53835-4
  • Koofi, F., & Ghouri, N. (2012). The favored daughter: One woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Yousafzai, M., Lamb, C., & Panjabi, A. (2013). I am Malala: [the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban].
  • Wahab, S. (2013). In my father's country: An afghan woman defies her fate. New York: Crown.
  • Ahmedi, F., Ansary, M. T., & Ahmedi, F. (2008). The other side of the sky: A memoir. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

By region[edit]


Asia and Australia[edit]

Europe and Africa[edit]

Middle East[edit]