Islam as the Fastest Growing Religion in the World

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Islam as the Fastest Growing Religion in the World [1] Shahid Athar, an American physician and devout Muslim said of

Islam as a minority faith in the USA, "Although there is no

restriction on the practise of Islam in this country, the environment

is not always as favourable to new faiths as it may seem." Athar wrote

this in an article called 'Reflections of an American Muslim', in the

article, he writes about the problems he faces being a Muslim living

in a multicultural society. Athar mentions various issues that he

comes across in day to day life that he finds difficult to overcome

whilst remaining a pious Muslim. Whilst there are many issues that a

Muslim may be faced with when living in a multicultural society, it

would be very difficult to identify all of them. During this

assignment, which concentrates on the issues a Muslim faces when

living in a multicultural society (In the west.) I have chosen to look

at the most prominent issues that are identified by Muslims and the

most documented, by scholars, such as W. H. Siddiqui and Akbar S.

Ahmed. These issues tend to have the greatest effect on second

generation Muslims who live in the west and those who live in more

rural areas compared to the larger cities, where Islam truly is a

minority faith.

Islam is believed to be the fastest growing religion in the world and

as more Muslims emerge, many, who are born in Muslim countries, are

choosing to live in the west. (There are also westerners who have

converted to Islam and second generation Muslims as well as the

children of immig...

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Ibn Baz, Shaykh & Uthameen, Shaykh

Message of Islam, 1998

¨ Islam

Watton, Victor. W

Hodder & Stoughton, 1983

¨ 'Reflections of an American Muslim'

Athar, M. D Shahid

¨ 'Apartheid Claim Over Islam School'

Smithers, Rebecca

Guardian Newspaper, February, 2001

¨ 'Superman comes to 125th street'

Muhammad, Conrad

Esquire Magazine, 1st November 1998

¨ 'Exiled from home because I'm a widow'


[1] Akbar S. Ahmed - 'Islam Today'

2 Victor W. Watton - 'Islam'

3 Akbar S. Ahmed - 'Islam Today'

4 Surah 2, Al Baqarah, verse 45

5 Surah 2, Al Baqarah, verse 183-4

6 Surah 2, Al Baqarah, verse115

7 David Waines, 'An Introduction to Islam'
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