Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Britain: 100 conversions to Islam each week

Some 5,200 Britons convert to Islam each year, and 62% are women, according to a survey commissioned by Faith Matters.

The typical British convert became a Muslim at age 27 and, according to the survey, was not motivated to convert by marriage. 55% of converts, however, were married to a born Muslim, and 12% were married to another convert.

The study found that the vast majority of women converts adopted the hijab (headscarf) upon conversion. Books were cited as the primary influence upon converts, followed by Muslim friends and the Internet.

Read the full survey here.

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