Why are so many people embracing Islam?

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Muslim

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 11, 2010
After 9/11 converts/reverts are embracing Islam by the dozens. Many people are questioning why or what this religion really is, and why so many people are becoming a part of it.

Islam is a beautiful religion which is often misunderstood by so many people. If people really want to understand what Islam is, than they need to learn about it with an open mind, and stop lashing at it.

Why does Islam attract so many people to it, and now making it the #1 fastest growing religion in the world?
Khalilullah

Hilo, HI

#2 May 11, 2010
Islam grows mostly by its high birth rate and by suppressing other religions. While the Quran contains many jihad terrorism verses such as chapter 9. It also contains many good verses that Allah always confirms and never denies. Allah always proclaims Himself as the God of the Bible and that the Book (Jewish and Christian Bible) is His unalterable revelations. Those who reject the Bible are kafir in the eyes of Allah. Below are verses that would reconcile the Quran and the Bible. It is unfortunate that Islam teachers often reject these words of Allah.
“Say,‘We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow’”(Quran 29:46).“No change can there be in the words of Allah”(Quran 10:64).
“If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book (Bible) from before thee”(Quran 10:94). Thus, true Muslims would read the Bible written 500 years before Muhammad instead of referring to Sunnah, Hadith, and Islamic teachers who often contradict the Quran or pick some and discard other words of Allah in the Quran.
“The Quran … is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book – wherein there is no doubt – from the Lord of the Worlds”(Q 10:37)
“I believe that there is no god except Him whom the Children of Israel believe: I am of those who submit (to Allah in Islam)”(Q 10:90). The Quran uses the Arabic word “Muslim” for “those who submit” to the one and only God of the Children of Israel,“Hand Revealed Nail Revealed” or Jesus, who came down from Heaven to see Abraham in Genesis 18. Then, in Genesis 19:24 YHVH on earth, who visited Abraham, rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from YHVH out of the heavens.
“No change can there be in the Words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme Triumph”(Q 10:63).
“If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee”(Quran 10:94).
“Nor be of those who reject the Signs of Allah, or thou shalt be of those who perish. Those against whom the Word of thy Lord hath been verified would not believe”(Q 10:95-96).
Sura 10 is very important because it is the last revelation of Allah, and thus no other Quran chapters can abrogate it, and true Muslims must submit to it.
Quran 19:87, 17:110 25:59-60, 43:45, 20:108-109, 19:18-21 proclaim that the only intercession is through Ar-Rahman. For instance, Quran 19:87 says,
“None shall have the power of intercession, but such a one as has received permission (or promise) from Ar-Rahman”(Quran 19:87). The title Ar-Rahman is most often used in chapter 19 of the Quran titled “Mary” the mother of Jesus.
“And question thou our apostles (of Jesus) whom We sent before thee; did We appoint any deities other than Ar-Rahman, to be worshipped?”(Quran 43:45)
“Say: "Call upon Allah, or call upon Ar-Rahman: by whatever name ye call upon Him,(it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Neither speak thy Prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle course between”(Quran 17:110).
He Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between, in six days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority): Allah Most Gracious: ask thou, then, about Him of any acquainted (with such things). When it is said to them, "Adore ye Ar-Rahman!", they say, "And what is Ar-Rahman? Shall we adore that which thou commandest us?" And it increases their flight (from the Truth)”(Quran 25:59-60). Was it hard for Muslims to refer to Allah as Ar-Rahman because that title was used by Syriac Christians for Jesus?
Khalilullah

Hilo, HI

#3 May 11, 2010
This is a continuation of my previous post:

According to the Bible we are saved by Grace through Jesus, not by our own works but as a gift, and transformed by Mercy through the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4-8, Eph 2:7-8). Truth and Grace came through Jesus (John 1:17). Jesus is the Grace of God.
Syriac Christians at the time of Muhammad called Jesus as Rahmana (1902 H. Hirschfeld “New Researches into the Composition and Exegesis of the Quran).
Where does the invocation Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim come from?
“This formula – Bimillahi rrahmani rraheem – is of Jewish origin. It was in the first instance taught to the Koreish by Omayah of Taief the poet (one of the Hanyfs, Sprenger, i.76) who was a contemporary with, but somewhat older than, Muhammad, and who, during his mercantile journeys into Arabia Petraea and Syria, had made himself acquainted with the sacred books and doctrines of Jews and Christians (Kitab al-Aghani, 16, Delhi). Muhammad adopted and constantly used it, and it is prefixed to each Sura except the ninth”(1876 J.M.Rodwell “The Koran”).
In the original Aramaic Syriac, this formula would read “Bismilalaha Rahmana Rhima” as Aramaic Syriac uses the word “Alah” or Alaha” for the English word “God.”
Thus, we can reconcile Islam and Christian with the formula “In the name of Allah the Father, the Most Gracious Son, the Most Merciful Holy Spirit."

Let's reconcile our differences based on our commonalities. Allah proclaims that He is the God of the Bible, and the Bible is His revelation. Would you submit to Allah and read His revelation the Bible, or would you reject Allah?
Muslim

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 11, 2010
The original injeel(bible)is the word of Allah(s.w.t) but today the bible(s) is/are corrupt and Allah does not say that Jesus(a.s) is to be crucified nor did that ever appear in the original bible. Allah sent down the Quran for mankind to follow, and til this day it hasn't been changed in any way. Not even a tiny little bit.

(All) praise is due to Allah, Who revealed the Book to His servant and did not make in it any crookedness (Holy Qur'an 18:1)

God tells us in the Quran that a physical proof has been given to us to assert beyond any doubt that the book is God given, and not the work of any human being:
6:155-157
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“This (Quran) too is a blessed scripture that we have revealed; you shall follow it and lead a righteous life, that you may attain mercy. Now you can no longer say, "The scripture was sent down to two groups before us (Jews and Christians), and we were unaware of their teachings"
Nor can you say, "If only a scripture could come down to us, we would be better guided than they. "Now there has come to you a ‘Bayyinah’(clear proof) from your Lord and a beacon, and a mercy. Now, who is more evil than one who rejects these proofs from God, and disregards them? We will commit those who disregard our proofs to the worst retribution for their heedlessness” 6:155-157
sun tzu

Lahti, Finland

#5 May 12, 2010
Muslim wrote:
After 9/11 converts/reverts are embracing Islam by the dozens.
dozens lol

what is it with muslims and body counts?
Sally

Carshalton, UK

#6 May 12, 2010
Muslim wrote:
After 9/11 converts/reverts are embracing Islam by the dozens. Many people are questioning why or what this religion really is, and why so many people are becoming a part of it.
Islam is a beautiful religion which is often misunderstood by so many people. If people really want to understand what Islam is, than they need to learn about it with an open mind, and stop lashing at it.
Why does Islam attract so many people to it, and now making it the #1 fastest growing religion in the world?
There were large numbers of converts to christianity at the time of the inquisition too. I wonder if they have anything in common.
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#7 May 12, 2010
There are a lot of people unembracing it, too. Converts and youth leave in droves.

It only thrives in an atmosphere where it can kill non muslims with impunity.

It also lies to itself constantly so it never knows what is really going on.
Francis

Quispamsis, Canada

#8 May 12, 2010
more truth wrote:
There are a lot of people unembracing it, too. Converts and youth leave in droves.
It only thrives in an atmosphere where it can kill non Muslims with impunity.
It also lies to itself constantly so it never knows what is really going on.
Unlike the Muslims proclaiming on roof tops about the people embracing Islam after Sept 11, thousands of Muslims are silently embracing Christianity .As they have to fear for their lives, these new converts to Christianity don't advertise. But now slowly they boldly come out to tell the world that they have renounced Islam. See this UK video of apostates of Islam:
http://www.ex-muslim.org.uk/indexMembers.html
sun tzu

Vanda, Finland

#9 May 12, 2010
Francis wrote:
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Unlike the Muslims proclaiming on roof tops about the people embracing Islam after Sept 11, thousands of Muslims are silently embracing Christianity .As they have to fear for their lives, these new converts to Christianity don't advertise. But now slowly they boldly come out to tell the world that they have renounced Islam. See this UK video of apostates of Islam:
http://www.ex-muslim.org.uk/indexMembers.html
hi Francis

i have been lurking on the c e m b forum
http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/index.php...

and they all seem to be anything but religious

a case of, if you see through one Abrahamic religion you see through them all

“Apostate, ex Muslim”

Since: May 10

Banda Aceh, Indonesia

#10 May 12, 2010
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuh,

People are embracing Islam because its the truth, people are tired of the perverted Western morality, the whole world will soon be Muslim Inshallah!
Pawn-King-Nine

Concord, CA

#11 May 12, 2010
Muslim wrote:
After 9/11 converts/reverts are embracing Islam by the dozens. Many people are questioning why or what this religion really is, and why so many people are becoming a part of it.
Islam is a beautiful religion which is often misunderstood by so many people. If people really want to understand what Islam is, than they need to learn about it with an open mind, and stop lashing at it.
Why does Islam attract so many people to it, and now making it the #1 fastest growing religion in the world?
There are a lot of propaganda being made by muslims who use modern media to broadcast 'conversions' but never take into account those who left or wanted to leave. Many conversions are because of marriage.

Islam spread only by birth and force (today there is still 'force' by not allowing them to leave islam or face losing many things).

A perfect example of how unattractive Islam is to non-muslims is is my country of origin - Malaysia. The reason it is a good example is because non-muslims in Malaysia are not compelled to convert to Islam (yet) even though muslims Malays are given many economic, social and education advantages - chinese citizens of Malaysia work hard and thrive despite all these disadvantages. All those brainwashings in the classrooms doesn't seem to help Islam either.

And, unlike many open-minded westerners, chinese women are not attracted to muslim men (and if they are their parents aren't)... so conversion through marriage is minimized as well...

So given this 'relative tolerant' muslim government who for years try to lure non-muslims into Islam through propagandas, benefits and TV/Radio (note: only Islam is allowed to be broadcast on air), number of muslims basically grows by Malay's birth rate. Non-muslims remain non-muslims - I have never met a non-muslim friend who converted or speak highly about Islam.
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#12 May 12, 2010
I think non religion is the coming thing.

I also think the Chinese are very well established in their own ancient culture and don't want to mix in marriage.
Muslim

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 12, 2010
If 1,000 Muslims leave Islam
Than 1,000,000 Christians/Jews(non-Muslims) embrace it replacing those "1,000"

It's amazing Subhanallah!!
Muslim

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 12, 2010
Surah Imran

3:7 He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book: in it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book: others are not of well-established meaning. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is not of well-established meaning. Seeking discord, and searching for its interpretation, but no one knows its true meanings except Allah, and those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in it; the whole of it is from our Lord"; and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.
Pawn-King-Nine

Concord, CA

#15 May 12, 2010
Muslim wrote:
If 1,000 Muslims leave Islam
Than 1,000,000 Christians/Jews(non-Muslims) embrace it replacing those "1,000"
It's amazing Subhanallah!!
Are you responding to my post above? Do you have the answer to the empirical fact in Malaysia that non-muslims do not embrace Islam when they're not compelled to even if it is 'advantageous'? In fact, despite all efforts to beautify Islam in Malaysia (media, schools, censorships, etc), Islam in Malaysia only grows in parallel with its Malay populations who are not allowed by law to leave Islam? In fact, it is christianity, which doesn't receive any government help in spreading, has increased from 1-2% to now 10% in a few decades.
Pawn-King-Nine

Concord, CA

#16 May 12, 2010
more truth wrote:
I think non religion is the coming thing.
I also think the Chinese are very well established in their own ancient culture and don't want to mix in marriage.
Actually oversea chinese women are pretty receptive to western men...(one reason may be that western men cook and do laundry and diapers.... lol!)
Muslim

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 12, 2010
The only thing people know about Islam is what they hear on the news. The play games with everybody's head, and so far it has proved that sooo many people are dumb enough to believe what is being fed to them.

If you want to know the truth. STUDY it, read about it, learn form other Muslims.

If you have no proof to back what you got to say up, than you fail

Simple as that...
Muslim

Saint Paul, MN

#18 May 12, 2010
If someone doesn't want to believe than I can care less. Leave them, why should we care what they want to believe or disbelieve??
Sushi Sauce

Komatsubara, Japan

#19 May 12, 2010
Pawn-King-Nine wrote:
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Actually oversea chinese women are pretty receptive to western men...(one reason may be that western men cook and do laundry and diapers.... lol!)
Funny thing is a lot of western men still believe that Asian women will serve them well. Western men made a few trips to Asia and come home thinking all Asian women will do everything to please them, and serve them like the good old fashion wife who acted like a servant. At the end, western men ended up cooking, mopping the floor, doing dishes and laundry. Evolution. Funny, isn't it? Later in life, some western men become pussy whipped by marrying an Asian woman.
sun tzu

Vanda, Finland

#20 May 12, 2010
If the internet is any thing to go by then religion in general is fading fast

But what I find even more interesting is that on un-moderated forums such as this one, muslims prove to be absolutely rubbish at defending their cult, they always end up having to attacking someone else’s religion or run away or just generally flail around like headless chickens if any serious questions are asked - its pure comedy

Given that I cannot see islam lasting more than another 40-50 years at most

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