Zayed House honours new Muslims

ABU DHABI - The Zayed House for Islamic Culture (ZHIC) and Al Ain Municipality honoured on Sunday as many as 50 newly converted Muslims residing in the country.

By Adel Arafa

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Published: Mon 13 Sep 2010, 10:41 PM

Last updated: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 10:20 AM

Dr Mohammad Matter Al Kabi, the head of board of directors of ZHIC, told Khaleej Times that the ZHIC is good at accommodating new Muslims and is excellent at edifying them with the Islamic culture in line with tolerance and mediocrity approaches.

The ZHIC, he said, laid down its strategic plan to bring into being such a vision by introducing distinguished services to familiarise the new Muslims with the essence of Islam to orient and indulge them into the society.

The ZHIC wanted to show the whole world that the UAE is an ideal place of peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance.

Dr Al Kabi added: “Since the inception of the board of directors of the ZHIC, it has been concentrating over the past three years on producing educational curricula which reflect the ZHIC’s vision and its approach of mediocrity.”

He stated that the ZHIC has concluded preparing educational curricula in English — the first of its kind all across the Arab world.

A schedule has been set to translate such curricula into five languages, he noted. Dr Al Kabi, meanwhile, said the ZHIC conducted field researches to recognise the backdrops of the new Muslims and study the environment that surround them in their home country so that they could be integrated into their societies and handle their life after being Muslims.

A string of books were approved by the ZHIC to be distributed to the new Muslims and those willing to know more about Islam, he added.

The ZHIC is currently organising Islam principles teaching courses, other courses for teaching the Arabic language, and courses for training Imams in Europe and America on the kindness of Islam which call for dealing gently and humanely with the whole mankind.

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