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Why are people converting to islam ?

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    ilmiguyposted 5 years ago

    Why are people converting to islam ?

    On weekly basis, I come to know new muslims in my area. Everybody hate islam but still why are people converting to islam ?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Maybe in your area, but there are no statistics proving this is the case as a whole in the United States.

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    Jayesefposted 5 years ago

    This seems to be a rather lengthy answer. Hope nobody "hates" me for this.

    Islam is an approach to God. Why should anybody hate another's genuine approach to God? Nobody hates Islam; nobody would hate another's path as long as it remains a genuine path to God.

    Hatred is directly born from misunderstanding and sincerity. Only a sincere person can hate someone. But indirect hatred can take birth as a defensive stance.

    Hatred derives hatred and love derives love. If somebody hates me, either I did something hateful or the person hating me is insane. If the whole world hates me, there is no doubt I did something hateful because the whole world cannot be insane.

    First, we need to introspect. Religion cannot be a path to God if it begets or relates to hatred. A true path to God can convert hatred into love by generating love as a defense against hatred. Christianity in practice and Islam in theory are examples.

    The world will be a better place if we realize that God is within us, and God hates hatred and loves love. Let us follow our own God who remains within our own heart enabling every heart beat.

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      ShyShriposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You call HIM by any name, HE's the one who rules. Everybody knows that there can't be two or more Ultimate powers. Name does not differentiate HIS identity. HE's one with more names. Any path traced would lead to HIM.

  4. GERALD-710 profile image61
    GERALD-710posted 5 years ago

    Really?Where I go,the reverse is true.In my home country,Kenya.Christianity has grown form 33% to 82% in less than 40 years while Islam has grown from 6% to 10% in the same period.Now both are declining.To Atheism.
    Mormonism,not Islam,is the fastest growing religion in the United States.
    And as far as I know,most muslims in California,do not follow their faith i.e they are cultural,not practising muslims so rather,if Islam is gaining converts here,it is also losing plenty of those who come here

  5. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    it might sound silly but i think those people feel that because of how strong the beliefs are of islamic followers, that it must be the true religion. obviously christianity is flawed greatly and these people want to be "on the winning team".

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      Jayesefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, there are a lot of "teams." We need to learn from every team but move alone. Why bother who joins which team?
      Life is not a teams game; it has to be fought and won singly.

  6. safiq ali patel profile image74
    safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

    Some through choice and some through coercion and manipulation.

  7. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    People hunger for spiritual answers, the more science and the secular world fall apart. Science cannot answer the big questions, for it is expert only in the temporary realm of physical reality.

    Not everyone hates Islam. Such hate is the product of ego and American propaganda. The real culprits behind 9/11 wear pinstriped suits and ride in chauffeured limousines. They don't care who they hurt, because their god Mammon is more important than human lives (except their own). They follow ego, the master of this world, and blame their crimes on others, including Muslims.

    But people are also converting to Christianity. One hate-filled Muslim said he'd kill a Christian TV reporter, but when he received only love in response, he lost his hatred and eventually accepted Christ as his personal savior.

    So, conversion happens in all directions. Ultimately, it will be toward Christ, because he was the son of God returned to Earth. All other enlightened ones were new-borns of the spirit -- Gautama Siddartha, Mohammed, Lao Tsu and others. Yehoshua of Nazareth remains the greater teacher, reincarnated fully Enlightened.

  8. rumanasaiyed profile image80
    rumanasaiyedposted 4 years ago

    I have got one article which explains about why  an Australian Guy named Reuben,  converted to Islam

    http://islamicarticlesbyrumana.blogspot … story.html

  9. Mahmo profile image60
    Mahmoposted 4 years ago

    You need to be unbiased ! .Who said that ( Everybody hate Islam ) If you really want to know the reason just take few minutes and hear this dialogue between a Muslim and Christian who converted to Islam after it :-


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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Christianity has 2200 million followers. Islam has 1600 million. Christianity is still growing around the world faster than Islam.

    2. Mahmo profile image60
      Mahmoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In your previous comment you said that  there are no statistics proving the number of converts to Islam. Noe you are giving us statistics !! Here is the world religion map :  http://mapcollection.files.wordpress.co … on-map.jpg

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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      These statistics are from Wikipedia. They are from all around the world.

    4. Mahmo profile image60
      Mahmoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What is the source of your statistics ??