CAIRO – More than one thousand Dubai residents of different nationalities have reverted to Islam this year at the Islamic Information Center of the Dubai government-run Dar Al Ber Society, making a record in 2015.
“The centre ran 6,100 free Iftar meals, held 17 functions and activities, and distributed 76,100 brochures during the holy month,” Rashid Al Junaibi, manager of the Islamic Information Centre, told Khaleej Times.
According to figures released by the Islamic Information Centre of Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs), 1460 people from across different nationalities reverted to Islam this year.
Al Junaibi said that the Dabs will introduce genuine teachings of Islam through an array of 2,213 lectures and 729,689 CDs on Islam.
Moreover, the society has successfully ran 223 lectures and classes for visitors while hundreds of truth seekers flock to the centre on a daily basis.
“The centre has also issued 767 conversion certificates attested by the Dubai Courts and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, and organized many courses for new Muslims planning to get married,” Al Junaibi said.
Welcoming interested visitors on a daily basis, the Islamic Information Centre runs a variety of activities and courses to new Muslims and foreign community children as advised in the Qur’an.
“They also distribute simplified books, cassettes, CDs on Islam, Quran, Sunnah, and Arabic language to visitors, non-Muslims, and fresh Muslims, and run advanced courses for prospective scholars,” he added.
Established more than 20 years ago, Dar Al Ber Society centre has witnessed the reversion of 20,000 from 200 different nationalities to Islam.
According to Dar Al Ber Society, about 2,115 people reverted to Islam in 2013.
The number, compared to about 1,907 in 2012, showed an increase by about 10%, according to Aljunaibi.
The number was much less in 2011 as only 1,380 were reportedly converted to Islam, while 1,500 joined Islam in 2010 and about 1,059 in 2009.