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  • I don't know the answer to that, but I have met one. He is a pretty awesome guy!!!
  • I don't know if there would be official numbers, because 1) Christian agencies don't want to get their brothers and sisters in trouble with the authorities 2) Muslims don't acknowledge conversions out of Islam in most countries where Islam is the major religion. But it is quite a few, I can assure you.
  • What the heck, are you looking for a number? They don't even count the dead bodies of Muslims in war zones, how the heck are they gonna find a number of Muslims converted to Christianity? Seriously, if it was YOUR job to find this figure out, how would you do it? And why? And as an educated guess, I'd say not many. The whole 'you're allowed to be as gluttonous as you please without eating chocolate' in Christianity just doesn't rub well with the 'we actually follow every single rule in our Holy Book and we don't like to shower ourselves in consumer gifts, as a rule' in Muslim faith. To turn to Christianity, for a Muslim, would be to admit themselves into the Western world and thus, the jail of consumerism we live in, which is entirely against their faith. So, not many. Those who have converted probably grew up in the Western world with Muslim parents, and there's definitely the select few who moved to Western countries from the Middle East and converted.
    • Sue Scarcella
      You are wrong about 'not many'. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in many Middle Eastern countries. And not just the Middle East. Remember, too, that Christianity is of Middle Eastern origin. Becoming a Christian does not mean becoming a westerner. If the Christians of the Middle East had not been wiped out (eg Armenian, Greek and Coptic genocides), they would still number over 20% of the population and follow traditions from the East, not the west.
  • like they can announce they have left islam...they would be killed...hence these converts are never taken off the "official" count of muslims the so called fastest growing religion in the world..it reminds me of the roach motel commercials..islam you can check in, but you can never check out...In my church alone we have 3 former muslims..i now several more that attend other churches..the are still conted as muslims.it is laughable...by the way..lol I am counted as a muslim..because when i married 20 years ago my husband registed me at the eygptian consulate as a muslim...so me ad my four church going christian children are all in the great world wide cont of Islam....give me a break
  • I don't know the answer to that question (it would be interesting to know), but here's part of an article you might find interesting (http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/69001.aspx) I've heard that one third of Muslims that converted to Christianity saw a vision of Jesus. Visions of Jesus Stir Muslim Hearts By Chris Mitchell CBN News February 20, 2007 ".....Throughout the nearly 1,400 year history of Islam, Muslims have resisted the Christian Gospel. Many Christians tried to reach them with the good news, but with little success. But according to many reports from the Middle East and around the world, that history is changing. "I see many, many Arabic-speaking people turning to Christ, accepting Him as Lord and Savior,” said Nizar Shaheen, host of Light for the Nations, a Christian program seen throughout the Muslim world. "It's happening all over the Arab world. It's happening in North Africa. It's happening in the Middle East. It's happening in the Gulf countries. It's happening in Europe and Canada and the United States-in the Arabic-speaking world. Everywhere, people are accepting Jesus." "What's happening nowadays in the Muslim world has never happened before," said Father Zakaria Boutros, an Egyptian Coptic priest who is one of the foremost evangelists to the Muslim world. He says a cross-section of Muslims are accepting Jesus Christ. "Young and old, educated and not educated, males and females, even those who are fanatic." One fanatic Muslim who came to faith in Jesus Christ is Samer Achmad Muhammed. He studied for years to become a Wahhabi sheik, one of the most virulent forms of Islam. He hated Christians and the church, but his heart changed when he heard the Gospel. "I dedicated my life to Jesus Christ, Jesus forgave me for my sins,” he said. “He gave me eternal life and peace. And the second thing, I really suffered in my daily life, but I had peace, I had joy because Jesus entered my heart." Muhammed is just one of many who are coming to Jesus. Heidi Baker of Iris Ministries sees thousands of African Muslims receiving Jesus and getting baptized. "It's probably the only place in the world where they are coming so quickly,” she said. “Many people are having dreams. They see Jesus appear to them. Probably half our pastors were leaders, imams in Moslem mosques. They were leaders in these mosques, now they're pastors." Another significant evangelistic movement among Muslims links China and Jerusalem. Chinese house churches plan to send at least 100,000 evangelists from China through many predominantly Muslim nations all the back here to Jerusalem. This quiet but powerful movement of itinerant evangelists is bringing the story of Jesus Christ into the heart of the Muslim world. Technologies like satellite television and the Internet also penetrate the world of Islam. But beyond technology, many say a supernatural dimension is at work throughout the Islamic world. "There is an end-time phenomenon that is happening through dreams and visions," said Christine Darg, author of The Jesus Visions: Signs and Wonders in the Muslim World. “He is going into the Muslim world and revealing, particularly, the last 24 hours of His life - how He died on the cross, which Islam does not teach - how He was raised from the dead, which Islam also does not teach – and how He is the Son of God, risen in power." "We receive lots of letters about people who have had dreams about the Lord, visions, even miracles,” Shaheen said. “When they watch the program, they say yes, we had a dream or a vision, and they accept Jesus as Lord." But Muslims who accept Jesus face persecution, discrimination or even death. Despite the dangers, many continue to live out their faith and lead others to Jesus Christ. "Jesus loves all people, Jesus changes all people and Jesus is the One who places love and peace,” Shaheen said. “I was not like this but Jesus changed my life and I am not scared to talk about Jesus because praise is unto Him." Some believe the Church's response to jihad must be a fearless proclamation of the Gospel to Muslims. Through prayer and evangelism, many see an unparalleled opportunity for the Gospel. "I anticipate that very soon – perhaps within two or three years-we are going to see the greatest harvest in history," Shaheen said."
  • There are lots of anecdotes but little good data. Some Muslim clerics have complained about high conversion numbers (6 million a year is a common figure which was put forward by one man on Arab TV with no source given) but such estimates may either be taken from overly hopeful evangelistic sources or created to scare faithful Muslims into donating more to Muslim charities or into having more hostility towards Christians in their neighborhoods. The same problem exists for estimating secular apostates from Islam. It is hard to make a persuasive case due to this lack of good data but from all of the sources of information I have seen; the steady reduction in total fertility of Muslim populations both in the West and in the Islamic world, the number of ex-Muslim groups being created, the widening reaction by Arab and Islamic governments against Christian converts and purported sales of Bibles and other materials in such nations, the demand for both Christian and secular (news, soaps and pornography) satellite TV and other factors, Islam may be loosing ground - maybe faster than we can tell at the moment.
  • As many as never questioned or understood Islam and either 1 got swayed by the massive Christian evangelical efforts taking place in countries suffering from poverty or war, see http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2327981 or 2 feel their adoption of western values and culture isn't complete without Chritianity.
  • great question! where can we find hard data on this? while christian evangelical efforts are strong, they generally aren't met with open arms by most individuals of islamic background. i remember reading about the crusades and later the spanish inquisition and, even when faced with death if they did not convert, most muslims (and jews) did not convert. some did, in name only. there are more christians who convert to islam.
    • Sue Scarcella
      not true. your history is flawed. Muslims were not force converted during the Crusades. And the Spanish inquisition operated in Spain and south America. The number of Muslims targetted was small compared to the millions killed in the Armenian and Greek genocides of the early 20th C in Turkey alone. And that doesn't count the Copts, the Berbers, the Nigerians, the Sudanese, the Socotrans and other African tribes who were either entirely Christian or had large Christian minorities...and, of course, the Christian and Jewish Arab tribes force converted in the time of Muhammad. Read your history.
  • The number of Muslims in North America is in dispute: estimates range from under 3 million to over 6 million. The main cause of the disagreement appears to be over how many Muslim immigrants have converted to Christianity since they arrived in the US. http://muslim-canada.org/muslimstats.html
  • 6 million a year....google it..
  • 12. How can you answer that?
  • It's like asking how many nazis had gone from killing jews to killing germans :D, I personally hope that religion would die, it isn't a great thing, it's as great as Holocaust.
  • WE WILL NEVER REALLYKNOW BECAUSE OFTHEPUNISHMENT INVOLVED..
  • Over the centuries I'm sure millions have converted - many due to duress. And I'm sure millions of Christians have done the same for similar reasons. Judaism, Christianity, Muslims.....to the disinterested outside observer they all look like different slices of the same pie...for the life of me I cannot understand why anyone would wake up in the morning and actually care about such stuff as this.
  • 6 million muslims convert to christanity.....google it..
  • I know that there are converts, not sure how many leave Islam though. The problem is any Muslim that leaves Islam for any other religion - not just Christianity faces intimidation and even death in some of their countries. Any Muslim who converts to another Religion has shown real bravery, and i wish them well in their new life.
  • Exactly 1,392,468 ... But I hear 6 more are considering it.
  • Not many. According to Quran, those who convert are to be killed. Qur'an (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them"
  • Hang on let me go count right fast.All time or just now?Every muslim raise your hand if you have converted to christianity.1,2,3...Come on are you serious with this question?
  • Only one, his name was Jesus.
  • Many and many have been imprisoned, tortured and have died because of it.
  • 6 million a year....google it.
  • Do you mean current numbers...or historically.? Let's see...in the time of the Christian crusades probably 100'a of 1000's because the alternative was death. Remember the Crusades? The glorious time of enlightenment? Forgive the sarcasm....I am just struck by the irony of our current situation.....
  • I am not sure how many, but Islam is the fastest growing religion of the world, by far.

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