Dating for muslim converts
Unique among the world's religions in the ease with which new members may join its ranks, Islam requires only a simple, sincere declaration of faith to become a Muslim.The declaration is not to be made lightly, however - devoting oneself to a life guided by Islamic principles is one of the most important (if not the most important) acts you'll ever make.
One source of these writings is the Saudi scholar Safr al-Hawali, who has invoked the need to conquer the West with da'wa, using terms unequivocal in their combativeness: And if one would ask: Why should we not invade Korea and Japan [as the Muslims have] human resources for da'wa? to this someone else would answer: No, we should direct [the human resources for da'wa] to Europe and America. Muhammad al-Qadi al-'Umrani is a Sunni Muslim living in the Netherlands, who wrote a Ph. dissertation at King Muhammad I University in Morocco on migration.In Muslim eyes, Christianity had some truth in it; in Christian eyes, Islam was completely false. Today, the balance of tolerance has dramatically reversed: In the West, freedom of religion allows for people of all faiths to convince others that theirs is the one and only truth; on the other hand, in some Muslim societies, non-Muslims are prosecuted, and promotion of other religions is a punishable offense.Exact data on the number of converts to Islam in the West is incomplete because conversions are not always recorded.They called upon Muslim immigrants to consider themselves part of a global Muslim nation; to legitimize their presence in non-Muslim lands by acting as ideal Muslims; to build Muslim institutions such as mosques and charity organizations; to serve the political interests of Muslims worldwide; and to proselytize. Writing about the "duties of Muslims living in the West," Egyptian-born Yusuf al-Qaradhawi, perhaps the most influential contemporary Sunni jurist, wrote: Muslims in the West ought to be sincere callers to their religion.They should keep in mind that calling others to Islam is not only restricted to scholars and sheikhs, but it goes far to encompass every committed Muslim. Because [the West] is the enemy whose depth we must penetrate …You should know that accepting Islam destroys all sins which come before it.
As a new convert, your record is clean; it's similar to a literal rebirth.
Islamic scholars found that to ban or ignore mass Muslim migration would only alienate immigrants.
Instead, they focused on strengthening the immigrants' Muslim identity while using them in the service of Islam.
Indeed, the call on Muslim migrants to proselytize has become central in contemporary Islamic writings, not only in books, but also in sermons—many online on You Tube—and others on DVDs, and Islamic websites.
The strategies that the global Islamic media uses to promote conversion of Christians to Islam illustrate both the perceptions of Islamists and can expose themes to defend and promote in cultural and public diplomacy.
While the data do not suggest a massive wave of new believers, there are enough to matter.