CHRISTIANITY AND THE CONVERSION OF ISLAM
"Islam is apparently unconvertable. The missionary efforts made by great Catholic orders which have been occupied in trying to turn Mohammedans into Christians for nearly 400 years have everywhere wholly failed. We have in some places driven the Mohammedan master out and freed his Christian subjects from Mohammedan control, but we have had hardly any effect in converting individual Mohammedans save perhaps to some small amount in Southern Spain 500 years ago; and even so, that was rather an example of political rather than religious change." Hilaire Belloc, The Great Heresies.
He is not the only modern day prophet that shares the viewpoint that Islam is near impossible to convert. Fr John Hardon S.J. also shared his analysis of Islam.
"Why are Muslims so hard to convert? (1) Conversion would have them accept the divinity of Jesus whom we accept as a living God who took on human form. (2) They see Christians as proccupied with the material world of space and time-- I think they got that right; (3) Christians are not giving an example of chaste living that their religion requires... Christian indifference fuels the spread of Islam." Fr John Hardon
It is in fact extremely difficult for Muslims to convert to Christianity. They believe that all revelations contained in the old and new testaments were merely the "building up" to the ultimate revelation received by Mohammed. They believe that Islam is the "accomplishment" of Judaism and Christianity. The acceptance of the Trinity and Jesus as divine would be tantamount to ascribing "partners to God" which is the worst crime in Islamic theology. Finally, the Koran teaches that any Muslim who converts to another faith must be killed. Thus those that do convert to Christianity do so at the risk of their lives.
Despite the historical difficulty of obtaining conversions of Muslims to Christianity we must not lose hope. The future of Western culture and civilization depends on the conversion of not only Islam to Christianity but also the reconversion of the West back to Christianity.
History is replete with the God of Christianity prevailing over paganism and Islam. But the followers of Jesus Christ must once again implore our heavenly King to open the eyes and hearts of Islam to the Son of God and the salvation that is only offered through His death on the cross. For noone comes to the Father except through the Son.
We must pray for the conversion of Islam with the same faith as the Blessed Virgin Mary demonstrated when she declared: "nothing is impossible for God". What appears to be impossible to man is always possible for God. At the Battle of Lepanto, the victory over the Islam was won by the faithful praying the rosary. The rosary was the weapon.
Prayer For the Conversion of Islam, Muslims
Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Thee, behold, each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart.
Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.
Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinion, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolotry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God.
Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of that race, once Thy chosen people. Of old, they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may It now descend upon them as a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise be to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and honor forever. Amen.