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600 Expatriates Find Islam in Qatar

DOHA – More than 600 expatriates in Qatar have chosen to revert to Islam, joining thousands of annual reverts in the gas-rich Gulf state.

The news, announced by the Qatar Guest Center, Sheikh Eid Charity Association, said that 615 people living in Qatar have reverted to Islam during Ramadan, Qatar News Agency reported.

The majority of the new Muslims are from the Philippine, estimated by 517 men and women.

According to Qatar Guest statistic, among the new Muslims were 26 Indian, 32 Sri Lankan, 15 Nepalese and 25 from the United Kingdom.

There were 144 women and 417 men among them.

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According to the Center, the numerous reversions are related to the easy access to information about the state religion.

Established in 1998, the Qatar Guest Center is a pioneer in the field of Da`wah to Islam with wisdom and good advice by explaining the definition of Islam religion for all people , and residents in Qatar in particular.

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islamic calendar.

The rate of non Muslims who embraced Islam this year month of Ramadan has increased.

This Ramadan, 644 expatriates reverted to Islam during the holy month in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

A few days earlier, about two hundred and twenty Philippine nationals in Saudi Arabia reverted to Islam a few days after sharing iftar with the Islamic Guidance Office in Makkah.

The same month saw twenty expatriate workers from the Philippines reverted to Islam in a Riyadh mosque after worshippers concluded taraweeh prayer.

The expats, most of them from the Philippines, all work at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh.

In April 2015, 600 Chinese workers have reverted to Islam, after being introduced to the tenets of Islam by Islamic scholars in the Muslims’ most holy city of Makkah.

The news followed earlier reports that 500 Chinese Muslims reverted to Islam after being touched by the “simplicity” of the funeral of the late King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.