The most important reason for Islam to be one of the fastest
growing religions in the world is the high birth rate in
Muslim-majority countries. This is supported by the fact that it
can often be difficult or even dangerous to leave the Muslim faith,
at least openly.
Without these factors, Islam would be a middle-ranking religion in terms of growth.
This is a simple answer if you think logically. You have to be open minded and ask yourself, with so many religions in the world, how can all be correct? Would God have so many religions to confuse humanity? No! With that in mind, use process of elimination and narrow the choices. The religion has to be a WORLD religion and not limited to the boundaries of one country, because the real God would not have trouble spreading His word across the globe. With that being said, which religions come to mind? Only Judaism, Christianity and Islam are spread all over.
Out of the 3 religions, what has the most followers? Christianity with 2.1 billion, and Islam with 1.8 billion followers. So basically out of 6 billion people in the WORLD, 4+ billion people are either a MUSLIM or a CHRISTIAN! Not only that, all 3 religions believe in the God of Abraham, or God (the One and Only Almighty). So now out of the 2 religions left, which is correct? The New Testament was written AFTER Jesus (PBUH) was no longer around. Alcohol, swine, and everything forbidden in the Old Testament was now permissible in the New Testament. How could the real God change His mind? He is not mortal... so what is going on?
Islam is the final Abrahamic religion of God. It is not a new religion but a restoration of the teachings of Moses, Christ, Noah and all other prophets.
The Quran is the final word of God and remains in tact since revelation and God Himself promised to protect the Quran till the final day. Do you know how it is protected? The human mind-- It has been memorized since day 1 word for word and passed down for generations, even today. There are hundreds of versions of the Bible, and only one Quran, which is recited the same all over the globe! Look up Hafiz. How do we know the Quran is Gods words? NO MORTAL COULD HAVE THAT DATA! Links below show what I mean.
20,000 Americans convert annually, 70,000 French annually, list goes on. Islam is the fastest growing religion simply because the truth prevails. 2 billion followers and counting.
Some people say in poor nations Muslims have higher birthrates. So does that mean in non-Islamic poor nations, there are less birthrates, such as China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Ethiopia, Thailand, Philippines, Columbia, etc? The birthrates in non-Muslim countries are the same as Muslim countries. So that theory can be put to rest. In fact, there are more poorer non-Muslim states than Muslim.
"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people..." [HILLARY RODMAN CLINTON, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1996, p.3]
Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion. [ABCNEWS, Abcnews.com]
"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country." [NEWSDAY, March 7, 1989, p.4]
"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States..." [NEW YORK TIMES, Feb 21, 1989, p.1]
Moslems are the world's fastest-growing group..." [USA TODAY, The Population Reference bureau, Feb. 17,
1989, p.4A ]
"Muhummed is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities. " [Encyclopedia Britannica]
"There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now." [Dan Rathers, CBSNEWS]
"Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America." [TIMES MAGAZINE]
"Islam continues to grow in America, and no one can doubt that!" [CNN, December 15, 1995]
"The Religion of Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world." [MIKE WALLACE, 60 MINUTES]
"I have studied him - the wonderful man - and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of
humanity. " [George Bernard Shaw in "The Genuine Islam"]
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sorry to disappoint you but the quran is not the final word from god as the last words are in the bible and all that was predicted are happening, anyone who comes after me and speaks in my name i will deny them a place in heaven. Islam is growing due to the amount of babies they produce and men have 4 wives in alot of countries. We christians do not make it about numbers and have celebrations if people convert. The other day a lady converted to Islam she lasted one month and returned to Christ so did they take her off the list? i dont think so, Jesus is the way and the only way. When you follow someone who did perform not one miracle or cure the sick feed the hungry and never show hatred or violence towards the people who killed him thats a god. Jesus has been present and visited people i know and said spread the word so i know for a fact he is real. I have never heard of a muslim seeing miracles or mohammad do any. Do you believe the quran over the bible that was written and witnessed by too many disciples and all that is written happened. Praying four times a day then going to do harm to others is not a religion. Sorry but when i read you million words i thought why do people talk like that. I have never seen someone as excited as an islam when they say we have the fastest growing religion 2 million of them we would not like them to be in our religion. ITS QUALITY THAT MATTERS NOT QUANTITY we like to teach clothe and bring our kids up with manners and respect not breed like rabbits and watch them go walk the streets and people wonder why islams are known as trouble makers and terrorists as they are so bad tempered and talk about killing even in a normal conversation, and i bet my life on it you are thinking where is this person so i can kill him/her. TO ENTER HEAVEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE JESUS ENTER YOUR HEART AND LIFE. Peace to all and hope you have a lovely day
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I am sorry, but the reason for rapid growth for Islam is not birth rate, but people converting to it that also adds to it. Hispanics in the world are mostly Christians, and have the highest birth rate. China and India are non-Muslim countries with high birth rates. It is QUALITY of religion which makes people convert to Islam. Afterwards, the quantity is justified.
You clearly know nothing of Islam, which is why you are saying Muhammad never did any miracles. Every prophet performed miracles with the help of God. Islam accepts and loves all prophets from Adam, Moses, Noah, Jesus all the way to the last one- Muhammad. Moses split the red sea, Noah built an arc, Jesus curing sick or Muhammad splitting the Moon and his Ascension to heavens, etc. Just because prophets performed miracles does not mean Muslims worship them. They were all mortals. God is eternal.
Jesus was born a Jew, lived like a Jew. After he passed away, HUMANS wrote the new Testament and began Christianity. Jesus never claimed people as Christians.
Read this: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/13/half-of-new-testament-forged-bible-scholar-says/
Islam came after Christianity, and that is why the Quran is God's final word to mankind. It is a complete religion.
The acts of terrorism you see on TV is not the teaching of Islam. To human is to sin. Catholic priests molest little boys. Christian people perform adultery. Does this mean the Bible teaches it? NO! People sin. It will happen till the Day of Judgement.
The Quran has never been changed since its revelation. It is protected by God till the final day. The Quran is full of scientific miracles which no mortal could have known at the time (1400+yrs ago), especially someone living in the desert.
Small example- the Quran states how female bees make honey. How could anyone know 1400 years ago the gender of a bee?
'And thy Lord taught the (female) bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men's) habitations..... there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for mankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought'.
(Translation of Quran 16:68-69)
Just read this priest who converted to Islam and why:
Peace and blessings on you!