Conversion and Identity


Saira Malik

After researching conversion to and from Islam, this book suggests that misunderstanding surrounds groups of converts from Islam. However, converts should be heard as they understand the perspectives of both traditions, and are potential agents for cross-cultural dialogue and mediation.

The book’s overarching theoretical framework focuses on the themes of conversion and identity. It records and analyses the experiences of converts from Islam to Christianity, and those who care for converts, in respect of their own discipleship paths and the handling of pastoral care in the UK.

The hypothesis is that Muslim converts from Islam are taken on a different “straight path” which, because it focuses on a personal relationship with Christ, embraces all the emotional, intellectual and cognitive highs and lows of any intense intimate relationship.