287 embrace Islam in
Dubai during Ramadan

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287 embrace Islam in
Dubai during Ramadan

As many as 287 people of different nationalities embraced Islam in Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan, according to the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities.

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Published: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:11 PM

Department director-general Dr Hamad Al Shaibani said they spared no effort in helping new Muslims, particularly providing courses and activities for them and their family members.

“The department also provides them with all facilities and information required, answer their queries about Islam and how to embrace it in the right way, and gift them with the required books, CDs, and audiovisual materials in various languages.”

Department assistant director-general Dr Omar Al Khatib said the new converts included 222 women and 65 men. “They approached the department of their own free will.”

Acting head of the department’s Counseling Section Jassim Al Khazraji said 30 people had also recently converted to Islam in the Cambala city of Uganda following seven lectures organised there as part of the religious awareness project 2013.

The department’s head of New Muslims Section, Huda Alkaabi, said the emirate of Dubai saw the conversion of 4,229 residents, mostly women, of 75 nationalities in 2012.

“The department provides them with all facilities needed to help them truly embrace Islam, officially authenticate their conversion, and reply to all their queries about the teachings of the new religion.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com



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