Why Do Prisoners Accept Islam in US Prisons?

Islam still tops the list as the fastest growing religion in the world. According to a report by CNN, approximately 30,000 people convert to Islam per year in the US. Many inmates in prisons tends to lean towards Islam because of the brotherhood shown in Islam.

According to a 2011 study, Islam is the fastest growing and highest retaining religion in US prisons. One of the reasons so many prisoners accept Islam is because they learn that they will be forgiven in Islam when the rest of the world wouldn’t want to show any forgiveness. 

Islam will help inmates when they are in prison but also when they are out. Islam offers enpowerment. Islam empowers the prisoner with knowledge and literacy. Islam also gives them a second chance and provides hope for the future. 

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