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1. Reversion versus conversion

For the state of someone’s definite and decisive adoption of another religion, in the language of English, the word conversion is used.  However, according to Islamic faith, everybody is born into the religion of Islam.  Later on under the influence and guidance of their parents, etc., people become followers of other religions.  Thus, conversion is not the proper word to use for somebody who embraces Islam later in life.  Since the word reversion is defined as an act or the process of returning (as to a former condition), we call reverts, instead of converts, those who come back to their original faith, Islam, to which they are born.

 

 
 
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