Muslims converting to Christianity on the rise in Vienna

So far this year, roughly half of converts to Christianity in Vienna have been Muslim, according to reports

About half of the 83 adults to have been approved for baptism in Vienna are Muslims, mostly from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, according to Friederike Dostal of the Austrian Bishops’ conference, Austrian website Kurier reports.

This has increased from one third in 2015.

Church Mosque

While the number of refugees in the country will have impacted the figures this year, the preparation time for baptism is one year, so the numbers are expected to be higher in 2017.

The Archdiocese in Vienna is currently handling between five and 10 baptism requests by adults per week.




3 replies

  1. May be this will be less likely to happen if they were reading the Muslim Times. Believing in a man-God in an age of enlightenment does not make sense.

    But, may be the refugees are deciding on the generosity of the Christians as opposed to the ISIS, who were trying to kill them.

  2. “Believing in a man-God in an age of enlightenment does not make sense.”

    With respect, in an age of enlightenment, it makes no more or no less sense than believing in god period.

  3. Those who convert to Christianity from Islam likely to enter Paradise on earth and Paradise Hereafter as long as they believe in Creator and do good deeds. Prophet Muhammad saw) said in Al Quran; Allah has promised ;

    Surely, those who have believed, and the Jews, and the Sabians, and the Christians — whoso believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds, on them shall come no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Al Quran 5:69)

    Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, [] whoever believes in Allâh and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve QS 2;(62)

    not all of them are alike; a party of the people of the Scripture stand for the right, they recite the Verses of Allâh during the hours of the night, prostrating themselves in prayer. (113) They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (Islamic Monotheism, and following Prophet Muhammad SAW) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and opposing Prophet Muhammad SAW); and they hasten in (all) good works; and they are among the righteous. (114) And whatever good they do, nothing will be rejected of them; for Allah knows well those who are Al-Muttaq QS 3;(115) .

    Verily, this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore serve Me (and no other). (92) But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity), one from another: (yet) will they all return to Us. (93) Whoever works any act of righteousness and has Faith― his endeavour will not be rejected: We shall record it in his favour. QS 2:192-94.

    I believe that Extremist Muslim have no chance to enter Paradise on earth and Paradise Hereafter. They will enter Hell on earth and Hereafter.

    But if you convert to Christianity has the chance to have 2 Paradises as Allah and prophet said in Al Quran. Allah will guarantee those who believe in Creator and do good deeds.


    Was salam—love

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