The second-largest religion in the world after Christianity, Islam is also the fastest-growing religion. In the United States, for example, nearly 80 percent of the more than 1,200 mosques have been built in the past 12 years.
Some scholars see an emerging Muslim renaissance as Islam takes root in many traditionally Christian communities.
Islam has drawn converts from all walks of life, most notably African-Americans. Former NAACP President Benjamin Chavis, who joined the Nation of Islam recently, personifies the trend.
“In societies where you have minorities that are discriminated against, I think they may find an appeal in Islam,” said Waleed Kazziha of American University in Cairo.
Many moderate Islamic countries such as Turkey and Egypt are becoming more conservative.
Two decades ago, few middle-class Egyptian women wore scarves or veils on their heads. Now they crowd into special emporiums that advertise Islamic clothing.
The shift toward Islamic fundamentalism worries many in the secular world, a fear underscored when splinter groups target Westerners with violent attacks.
ISLAAM is the fastest growing religion in the world. Because Islam is a complete way of life. It tells man about the purpose of his creation and existence, his ultimate destiny, his place among other creatures and more importantly, it provides him with guidance to lead a balanced and purposeful life which will enable him to avoid the Hell-fire and be rewarded with a place in Paradise in the life after death.Simply Islaam is to “Obey Allah” (Allah is the Name of the Only One True God). Islaam is a verb in Arabic (a doing word). The one who does Islaam is called a Muslim. (Allah calls us “Muslims” in His Speech of Qur’ân).
Listen What the World says about the Fastest Growing Religion:
“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]