France and Islam

Epigraph:

He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is Allah as a Witness.  (Al Quran 48:29)

Eiffel Tower: The most recognized landmark of France

Eiffel Tower: The most recognized landmark of France

Lead post collected by , a Swiss convert to Islam and now a Global citizen

 

French Muslim leader calls for number of mosques to double over next two years

Epigraph: He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient…

French flocking to buy books on Islam following Charlie Hebdo attacks

Source: The Russia Today RT: France is witnessing a surge in people buying books on Islam. Interest in the religion has seen three times as many volumes sold in the first…

France to double number of university courses teaching Islam to combat rise of extremism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced plans to double the number of university courses teaching Islam, in an effort to counter the rise of Islamic extremism and far-right extremism.…

The world’s fastest-growing religion is …

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor Updated 11:34 PM ET, Thu April 2, 2015 (CNN) If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of…

If the Atheists and the Christians Debate, Islam Wins!

Epigraph: And thou (Muhammad) shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are…

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  1. Islam is the second-most widely professed religion in France behind Roman Catholicism by number of worshippers. With an estimated total of 5 to 10 percent of the national population, France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe (European Turkey and European Russia each have higher Muslim populations).[1][2][3] The majority of Muslims in France belong to the Sunni denomination.[4] In addition to French Muslims of immigrant origin there are an estimated 100,000 native French converts to Islam, with thousands converting to the faith annually.[5][6] Furthermore, the French overseas department of Mayotte has a majority of its native population being Muslim.[7]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_France

    5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe
    1 Germany and France have the largest Muslim populations among European Union member countries. As of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany (5.8% of the country’s population) and 4.7 million Muslims in France (7.5%). In Europe overall, however, Russia’s population of 14 million Muslims (10%) is the largest on the continent. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/01/15/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/

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