Dar Al Ber Society helps 35 residents convert to Islam
The centre saw a quantum leap of 5.8 per cent in terms of activities.
Dubai - Introductory lectures and courses are prepared for new Muslims to help them understand the teachings of Islam.
The Islamic Information Centre of the Dar Al Ber Society has helped 35 residents and visitors of different nationalities convert to Islam in the first half of 2017.
This was the result of 473,214 diverse cultural and religious activities held to promote the tolerance, moderation and peaceful coexistence of Islam. These included 11,152 functions that were run by the Society branch in Ras Al Khaimah, according to Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, executive director of Dar Al Ber.
The centre saw a quantum leap of 5.8 per cent in terms of activities, he added. "The centre organised 249,114 functions in the first quarter of this year as compared to 235,252 in the second quarter."
Rashid Al Junaibi, manager of the centre, said they organised 1,946 specialised classes and lectures on religious, preaching and community issues. "Up to 1,794 of these were organised by the main branch and 152 by the RAK centre."
Official figures show that the Dubai Centre distributed 471,420 brochures on different issues in 15 languages across the country in the first half of the year. "The RAK branch distributed 11,000 brochures in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah."
Al Junaibi told Khaleej Times that a unified certificate is issued to authenticate the conversion of any new Muslim to Islam in association with the Dubai Courts, and the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai.
"Should anyone have an interest in embracing Islam, they need to bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. They have to fill in a special form, and submit certain documents, such as a passport copy, a valid residence permit, and a photograph."
Introductory lectures and courses are then prepared for new Muslims to help them understand the teachings of Islam, he stated. "They are also provided with simplified brochures and booklets on Islam in their own languages."