Is Islam losing its place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? Findings from a recent BBC News survey indicate a “non-religious” trend among thousands of Arabs living in the MENA region. Read more here.
According to MNN (Mission Network News), during the past six years, the number of people identifying as “non-religious” rose from 8 to 13 percent. The greatest rise in the “non-religious” category occurred in people younger than 30 years old. More than 25000 people from 10 countries were surveyed between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019.
There is a definite trend (however small) that Islam is diminishing in Iran, Arab counties and North Africa.
Also: Many Muslims are beginning to read the Qur’an for themselves and also from the different translations of the Qur’an that are available. Many see what the Qur’an says about Jesus and more and more Muslims become Jesus followers through studying the Qur’an.
Some Christians that work in the Middle East and North Africa use the expression: “A Muslim that became an atheist or non-religious is half a Christian. Just tell them about Jesus.”