70 comments for ““Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State”

  1. Dev
    September 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    A sincere attemp to decipher mindset of Pakistan.

  2. sadiq baloch
    September 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Minatwar. Ohh for such a beautiful generosity tarek this book obviously going to be my comming weeks friend.

  3. Jayeshji
    September 27, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Why is it so expensive on Amazon £50 a copy is a cheaper edition available? I want to buy one. Are some powers stopping you to spread your message

    • TarekFatah
      September 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM

      Its expensive, because it has sold out. However, its available at the Amazon.ca sit. Try here:

      • June 17, 2016 at 9:06 AM

        Tarik fateh want to get citizenship of india thats why he also try to speak against islam …….

        you peoples will listen tarik kind of person but not the word of god ..

        • davin
          June 18, 2016 at 12:31 PM

          Even if he became citizen of his neighbors backyard, it does not make his points invalid.

          The word of God has nothing to do with Tarek, words are words, as words are words in every book, they do not make them true.

          • himanshu goel
            December 31, 2016 at 7:11 AM

            TRUE FOR your Qoran as well.

        • Puneet Bhardwaj
          June 20, 2016 at 2:34 PM

          Mr. Nayyar stop giving bullshit of yours here. If you don’t know about him then shut your mouth up. He always speaks the truth having a vast knowledge of different kind of Islams.
          We people (Not PEOPLES) will listen to him as we love him.

        • Siba
          November 19, 2016 at 11:18 AM

          Have you ever saw God. Come out of illusion you are living in. This is the world of humans & humanity.

        • rudranil
          December 8, 2016 at 7:38 PM

          He has citizenship of Canada. He don’t need to say against islam to get Indian citizenship. Don’t give silly reasons.

        • anadrao
          January 21, 2017 at 10:22 AM

          he doesn’t need the citizenship of india, u seems to b pseudo sicular as some sicular hindus r including cheap hindu politicians

        • A Reddy
          January 25, 2017 at 5:10 AM

          Muslims believe that Allah has created every living and non living things in this universe.If words of God says”kaafirs” deserves to be terrorised & beheaded because they believe in scriptures, other than Koran, (Koran 8:12). Why did he create kaafirs, pigs and scriptures of other religions at first place? Is it to create fight and carnage between Muslims and non-Muslims?

          • Arbaaz Mahmood
            December 16, 2017 at 1:10 AM

            God gave you the two paths right and wrong and and gave you the power of decision. It is now up to you that what do you follow. It is you that decide your path not the god.
            Let suppose you commit a murder and a judge sentences you. no answer me wehther you will question the judge that It is a work of god and i have not done it. God created everyone a pure soul it is the environment that decides whether you are a Muslim or Non-Muslim.

        • shubham kumar
          February 28, 2017 at 4:56 AM

          tarik fateh showing the reality of muslim , and i know that muslim want saria law in all countary and you are saying this fuck of , fuck of

        • June 26, 2017 at 7:50 AM

          he is citizen of India, he had never claimed that he is not hindustani ! He has confirmed that his ancestors were Hindus, unlike other muslims claims that they were from some other place …..
          Growup Mr.Nair, have a balanced approach ! Is he not a better muslim to have in India rather then those suedo-ndtv type liberals

        • The Magnificient
          July 10, 2017 at 4:16 AM

          5-87 According to your saitan god Allah-A muslim can marry a women for short time. Would you allow your sister, wife , mother ,doughter to do so, even the saitan self claimed prophet Mohammad ask for it with your women? If not why not? its is the word of Allah. Are you shy, ashemed. If it is ok then you r dangerous than your prophet and ISIS. dO YOU STILL THINK QURAN IS FROM god?

        • Sumit Kumar
          July 17, 2018 at 11:56 PM

          Islam, itself in delusion. How could Any True Muslim will follow Umayyad(Enemy of Your Prophet Mohammad). How could follow Butchers of Mohammad’s Kin. It only depicts that Muslims hate Their own Prophet. I am not going to tell you Islam is an Immoral Cult, it’s not a Religion. Religion should have to be Moral. Do you marry and rape a 9 years Girl, when you will be 53. You seems to be a Grand Father. Fateh sir, I admire you for your love for True Islam but History is full of Blunders.

      • Gagandeep singh
        August 21, 2016 at 8:14 AM

        Love you tarek fateh sahab

      • Javed
        October 4, 2016 at 11:50 AM

        Love you Tarek Fatah Saheb from India!! Your Aapki Adalat Episode was the best!!

      • avinash kumar
        December 19, 2016 at 1:24 AM

        sir…..we are want in hindi laungues book…..plz write ….sir

      • Human
        August 14, 2018 at 3:34 AM

        Tarik Fatah sir,

        You are the bravest human I have ever known,

        Hats off to your thought process,

        I rate you as the best human to have ever walked on this planet ” mother earth”.

  4. Mukhtiar kapri
    October 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Tarek Fatah is a great person and intellectual. He is only scholar who depicts pakistan as state cruel for Sindh and Balochistan. I agree with him.

    • June 17, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      50 ,60 saal ki life me hum tarik fateh type k logo ko sun kr ya read kr k life ki ideology banayein ….

      mout k baad asli kheil samney jab aayega to kia kahoge khuda se …jahanami logo

      • Yousuf
        October 31, 2016 at 1:05 PM

        How are so sure that the words are of God ?

  5. Waseem Haider
    November 3, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    I am still reading the book and it is something that is not found in either text books or the picture we have been shown, portray and tell our coming generations. I wish it was a part or our text books, taught and told at all levels, may be bitter but lets swallow it for correction (we can’s correct our mistakes unless we know them ) our attitudes and providing solid foundations for our coming generations (based on truth).


  6. dheeraj
    November 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    India needs the gutsy people like u & hasan nisar who can say the truth fearlessly …… its 2 hard to criticize the religious extremism ,,,but we have to b …….

  7. t.s.kulkarni
    February 16, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Dear Sir

    This very exceellant book in true sense. God bless yu.

    After reading this book I undertsand that Profhet Mohamand message is for all Humannkind (Not only Islamic People). If all Islamic People understand this Basic then only they can chase Mirrage otherwise they can Forget forever.

    On Reading this book I understand that there is two part of Profhet Life. In Fist phase he undergo few wars to establish unity in differant tribes & in second phase is Complied ” Quran” holey book.

    But here I want to ask yu that “Why Majority of Musleem People getting attracked about First phase of Profhet Life than Second Phase of his Life for rest period todays life”. Plz Reply.

    • Jerome
      April 23, 2015 at 2:18 PM

      Why do Muslims follow the violence path.

      Simple answer
      When a child is growing up he learns from and imitates his parents.
      Similarly when Muslims grow in their faith they are learning and imitating what the prophet did.
      I hope this answers your question.

  8. rohit
    August 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    You are an indian by thought, which means to be secular and liberal, even though i am happy that pakistan separated seeing how the pak is progressing, but we lose out some intellactual like you, and please share how was your visit to india last year i think it was…

  9. John Huntley
    December 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    You state that the download is free but the download button takes you to Scribd website and they want money to download? So it is not free?

  10. baban.life@gmail.com
    December 31, 2014 at 3:34 PM



  11. Naresh
    May 5, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Want to read it, waiting for kindle edition.

    Big fan of you Mr Fatah,


  12. Himadri Chakraborty
    December 29, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    Dear Mr. Fatah,
    I have seen your interview, debates and opinion in Youtube. I was getting impressed on your lectures but one day you have made an comment on a person – “How come a person can speak so fluently each para and vers of Quran. He is completely lying.” Then I thought – you might not right, because how can you be so sure about that the person is lying, so you are not proposing correct vision to the people. But one day I have checked in youtube, that very person is saying wrong answers to the public over Quran and trying to convert non-Muslims to Muslims, which is absolutely wrong in nature too. No one can force a person to change their region. Then the day onward i become your fan and i wish you for a beautiful healthy life. Although I know you are seriously ill and under continuous treatment, but sir, Fighters never give up. And true fighter never die also. We all are with you. That’s all from me. I am an Indian Hindu, ‘AAP KO NAMASTE KARTE HAIN’. And I also don’t believe in so called God and Biased Religions.

    My English is not good, request you please don’t mind on the grammar mistakes. Thank you Sir.

    • Jaisingh Rathore
      February 7, 2016 at 3:12 AM

      Nice written.

  13. December 30, 2015 at 6:02 AM

    sir may I get a link of your book the tragic illusion of Islamic state in pdf form ?

  14. Vidhya
    January 4, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Dear Sir

    You and Dr. Rajeev Malhotra are asset to humanism and your work will definitely influence the younger generation.

    I watch all your interviews and debate points which are based on facts and you are polite in proving truth, unfortunately Indians have not learnt the art of debating.I wish you good health and peace for 2016.

    Keep alarming the uneducated civilization.

  15. Rakesh choudhary
    January 11, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Humble request please translate the book in hindi language for hindi reader .
    Eagerly waiting

  16. Satish Subbanna Kygonahalli
    February 21, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Tarek Fatah,

    My respects to you for you wonderful human values.

    I have following your interviews & lectures.
    I am Indian; retired from pvt. Service & live in Bangalore, Karnataka state.

    I do not want to miss any one of your interview or lecture in future. I love to attend your lecture if it happens in Bangalore.

    Kindly keep me posted.
    With Regards,


  17. Hena Khatun
    February 22, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Mr Fatah will this book be being published again? It needs to reach a wider audience worldwide. I bought mine used. I would like to buy a few copies to give to others.

  18. Shahid Parwaiz Malik
    March 29, 2016 at 2:30 AM

    Excellent account of Islamic History from all prospectives. I have read up to page no 35 so far but i can say it with honesty that you have portrayed such a meaningful picture that can attract any inquisitive mind. This has become more relevant in today’s so called Islamic states especially in Pakistan. It is best treatise for pakistani youth.

    May Allah bless you more courage to say truth. Ameen

    May 4, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Dear Sir,

    It is possible can we read your book in INDIAN Language ( Specially in Hindi as you already travel so many time in India, As per my knowledge more than 70% population read and speak Hindi)

    So I humbly request you can do so, please try to make the publish in Indian Language.

    Girish Dhore

  20. Tarni Prasad Chaudhary
    July 15, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    Salute to his opinion and views. He is real man of letters.

  21. July 15, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    tarek sir, is there hindi version???

    • Tarek Fatah
      July 15, 2016 at 11:29 AM

      I’m sorry, but there isn’t a Hindi version.

      • avinash kumar
        December 19, 2016 at 1:33 AM

        plz write sir..in hindi .why???? you not write in hindi version……sir..

        comman sir……

      • Sourav Das
        April 3, 2018 at 8:19 AM

        Tarek Sir i really like you,, bcz when i saw many your interviews and videos on youtube,,i found you are really a great scholar,,,, but what makes you so beautiful ,, is ,, u tell the daring truth, u dont have fear, you only go for the Truth and only Truth,, love you sir,,,,,,,, I like the way you represent yourself,, love your style sir,,,,,

        Sourav Das
        Odisha,, India

  22. Manoj Dosi
    July 16, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    can some individual or organisation translate this book into HINDI so as to let our pseudo secularists know what is in store for them ?

  23. Tushar Patel
    August 27, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Hi Sir,
    Can you please arrange one debate with Tahir gora about indian #Reservation System.
    Bcoz Our Fate is hands on reservation
    -Tushar Patel(Gujarat)

  24. Aakash Kapoor
    August 30, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    01:39 “We need to study Islam from the Account of History , not Account of Faith” . If Islamic Historians agree to this , the whole Islamic Fear and antagonistic identity will change .

    October 3, 2016 at 3:05 AM


    You are the most amazing person I have ever heard from…. Watched your aap ki adalat ep. 2 times…. lookin forward for some more such ep.

  26. Veerdhaval Kishor Gandhi
    October 4, 2016 at 2:52 AM

    hello sir , if possible bring your all books in Hindi version.

  27. Prashant
    October 14, 2016 at 2:55 AM

    Mr. Tarek I am not your great admirer, but I still like the way you speak. Pakistan as a country expelled you because the government and people there do not had answers for the questions raised by you. In the same way again in India Mr. Gulam Nabi has commented for stopping Tasleema and you.
    I really can not understand why they do not give answers to the questions raised by you or debate with you, if they have answers. The sole reason to stop someone is if he/she is coming in your way to reach your goal. If they are stopping you or wants to stop you, they must explain it, with solid rational reasons and not with stupid emotional reasons. Otherwise its raises the question about what their real target/goal is

  28. Vijay
    October 22, 2016 at 5:18 AM

    Where can i buy this book in Australia? thanks..

  29. Neelanjan
    October 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Dear Sir,
    We Indians thank you for your tremendous contributions of promoting Indian values and human rights issues. I would like to bring the issue of 6 Indian army jawans who were brutally tortured by barbarian terrorist over 15 days and then killed (ear drums pierced with hot iron rods, eyes punctured, tooth and bones broken, body parts cut piece by piece) during Kargil war 1999. Very sadly, these war heroes have been totally forgotten.


    As you are highly respected in Indian and global media, would you please do the needful to raise this issue to create awareness andf honor their sacrifices? We should have majors roads, institutions named after them so that they are conferred the highest honor they deserve.
    Grateful for your support for this issue,

  30. Abrar, S.
    November 3, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Thanks for writing this wonderful book.

  31. manas
    November 12, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Sir, all the videos from youtube, i understood the the different between mulla’s islam and Allah’s islam.

    We often see our fellow Muslim brothers are in identity crisis, cultural crisis and also nationality crisis. So they mimic arabian culture.

    I like your remark like “speak thuth even it against you” .

    Please do a favour for our countrymen, convert Kuran and your books in Hindi and other indian language also. We want to read it. My earnest request to my fellow indian govt please grant him indian citizenship because he is indian by heart and we want him for our ownsake.

    (……app sau saal or jio…….)
    Thank you

  32. November 17, 2016 at 6:44 AM

    Tarek fateh shab i am a jounalism student and you are great inspiration for me
    and to know the difference between muslim and islamist .
    Thank you for your contribution .
    i hope every indian muslim react like you.
    love you sir

  33. Siba
    November 19, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    A true muslim who spreads love , peace, hermony not hatred. Salute to your effort. We are with you & with Humanity…Love you sir….

    December 11, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Dear Mr. Fatah,

    I have watched almost all your interviews on TV and Youtube, and have become an admirer of yours. I am going to buy your book “The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State” this week and read it. I ma myself a lawyer and writer.

    I want to make one point emerging from your interviews. Many have criticized your move to change the name of Aurangzeb Road in Delhi. If the Indian Muslims consider Aurangzeb as their hero, as admitted by many Maulanas in the TV interviews, how come in a populytion of over 20 crore Muslims in this country not one man has ever named his son Auragnzeb? I have interacted with many Muslims in my life and career, but have never come across a single man whose name is Aurangzeb !!

    Advocate, High Court, Mumbai

  35. Jacqui Layton
    December 13, 2016 at 7:07 AM

    Dear Mr Fatah,

    I read and listen with interest to your columns and interviews but wonder whether the points you make apply outside Canada. I live in the UK and am interested to know whether the call of victory over non-muslims takes place over here?

    Kind regards

    Jacqui Layton

    • Tarek Fatah
      December 13, 2016 at 7:12 AM


      The supplication calling for Muslim victory over non-Muslims is a universal invocation made before the start of the Friday prayers in mosques around the globe, not just in Canada.


  36. December 15, 2016 at 2:21 AM

    I don’t think reading books can make you aware of reality as there are tons of books out there with authors personal thought bombarded, but this one is an exception.
    & Rushdie’s touch.

    “What Is In The Religion ”
    Jai Shriram, Jai Allah


  37. Gaurav Chauhan
    January 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Dear Sir
    I never like Islam and its followers those have been seen around in my country but when i listen to you i think Islam is also good .

    Thank you for what you are doing has to have guts ……keep it up.

  38. Ibrahim
    April 23, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
    OH Now I realize why all Muslim countries are suffering?
    Peoples in these countries are punctually following all 5 so called pillars of Islam.
    Sharia’s laws are from Quran and from other books, NOT ALL from Quran.
    Then why are so many Muslims being killed, in spite of piousness and so called takwa in Muslims?
    Why is so much chaos, so many orphans and widows? Disorders and unemployment prevalent among Muslims?
    Is there any guidance, answer to these burning problems of Ummah in Quran? Why these big building builders from Zakat, Mullah group hide the facts from us?

    Quran 69: Ayah 43 [It is] a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
    Quran 69: Ayah:44 And if Muhammad had made up about Us some [false] sayings,
    Quran 69: Ayah:45 We would have seized him by the right hand;
    Quran 69: Ayah:46 Then We would have cut from him the aorta.
    Quran 69: Ayah:47 And there is no one of you who could prevent [Us] from him.
    Quran 69: Ayah:48 And indeed, the Qur’an is a reminder for the righteous.
    If this is the punishment for telling/spreading any homemade massages for our beloved prophet then today’s world is full of homemade massages/rituals that too in the name of Mohammed(PBUH) and in the name of ISLAM & in the light of this Surah we can understand what is the fate of such Organization/Mullah/Imam/country
    Other Quran Ayah guide us the same way
    Quran 2: (75) 0 Momineen! (the convinced Muslims)! Do you think that such people can ever cooperate with you, as you desire them to? Amongst them is a group (of religious leaders) who hear and understand divine laws and then deliberately alter them or interpret them in such a way that the truth is distorted and the rest of the people follow this group. How can people, who behave like this, accept the truth?

    Quran 2:(76) You assume that these people are honest and truthful – as they profess to be in your presence – but when they meet together in privacy, they say, ”We may intermingle with them but should be cautious lest we divulge those things in our sacred books which they may use against us.” You should fully comprehend this position.

    Quran 2:(77) But they do not realize that they seek to hide from Allah that which He Himself had revealed to them. Ask them, how can anything remain hidden from Allah?” He knows well, what these people reveal or conceal.

    Quran 2:(78-79) These people practice deceptions not only on others but also amongst themselves. The illiterate ones amongst them do not know what Allah has revealed and refer their questions about the Shariah (civil law) to their religious leaders. The latter frame the laws of the Shariah themselves but present them as divine. Thus they deceive others just to secure a paltry price for it, not realizing that their fabrication of the Shan”ah and their use of it as a means of livelihood will bring about their ruin (56:82).
    Quran 2:(80-81) Also self-deceived, they say to themselves, ”No matter what we do, we will not be held to account for it. At the most we will spend a short time in Hell (till our intercessors secure our forgiveness from Allah)”. Ask them, ”Have )’OU obtained a
    promise from Allah to such effect? If you have, then what you say must come to pass
    because Allah never goes back on His promise. You have, however, no proof to
    substantiate this.”

    Here to misguide Ummah most of the tafsir writers illustrate this Surah and Ayat for Jews or Christians only by writing (Taurat) OR (Anjeel) in bracket.. All such things written in () brackets are man made (retribution) is that whenever a people become accustomed to violating divine laws and engulf their entire society in this mode of conduct, the inevitable result is disorder
    and petpetual destruction.

  39. Sudipta B
    April 29, 2017 at 5:17 AM

    Dear Tarek Sir,
    Do you believe that at this point of time-2017 it is really possible to destroy the “Dadagiri” of the Mullahs across the universe ? Why the powerful leaders of the powerful countries are not yet taking actions to save our Earth from the hands Mullah hooliganism ?

  40. Javed Iqbal
    May 5, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Dear Sir
    This is for you. “Kya koi aseere ghame doran to nahin hai
    Yeh kon hai jo meri tarah bol raha hai.”
    I see Islamists participate in Fateh ka Fatwa, and see them evade answers to questions like Ghazwa-e-hind, triple talaq and hijab etc. and wonder that if protagonists of sharia are that head strong, orthodox, ill etiquetted and intellectually disfunctional, then libral muslims like me will be executed on town square the day these Mullas were let to convert the state of Islam into Islamic state.
    It will be a true jihad to emancipate Islam from the Predators of Islam.
    God bless you.

    • December 18, 2017 at 3:28 AM

      Like Mr Tarek Fateh, I am surprised to find such few musilms who can retain a thinking and and intellectual brain. I also salute to the internal courage of the soul to go against one’s own religion’s wrongs, to question these wrongs and to accept them. Wish you help other muslims in enlightening them with facts.

  41. VW
    August 13, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Mr Fatah,

    I don’t know if you have an Urdu and or Hindi translation of ‘Chasing a mirage…’.

    I have read your book.You would be seriously failing in getting your message across without the above.
    Sincere thanks for your book.

    • Tarek Fatah
      August 13, 2017 at 6:55 PM

      The Hindi edition will come in three Seperate parts later this year in India.

      The Urdu translation was published in Pakistan, but the language is such truth very rarely gets conveyed.

  42. VW
    August 18, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Hello!Thanks for response.
    If I may-What do you think of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s thesis that some key Koranic verses need to be repudiated if a long term solution to terrorism or hard liner interpretation of the Koran, which inspire violence against non-muslims/fellow muslims,is to be stopped ?

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