“If you ask me why people accept Islam, I can give you two answers: one a very simple human one; the other a most complex unfathomable divine one.
From a human point of view, the process and outcome of conversion from religion to Islam, and, more specifically, from non-Islam to Islam, is the composite function of a billion variables, some known, most unknown or exogenous, each with its own specific value and error component, acting in concert, and the entire result being predictable or explainable within a certain margin of error, provided we have at our disposal all the theoretical models and methodological tools and instrumentations required for the purpose of figuring out these things.
I am calling this human equation simple because there is a way and there is a hope that somehow and sometime we can solve the puzzle.
The divine answer may appear simple when stated in our daily language but is unknowable in both theory and practice as it transcends the limits of human knowledge and powers of human understanding.
For it means knowing God in all his attributes and understanding the calculus of his mercy and dispensation and his grace with regard to his creation.
Simply stated, it does not lie in human power to know or understand God and the internal dynamics of the way he does things.
Our very humanity is defined in terms of our general inability to comprehend God or the ways in which he dispenses his grace and mercy to his creation.
Wa laa yuheetoona bishai im min 'ilmihi.” (Dr. Pasha)