2221 Revert to Islam in Dubai in 2015

CAIRO – More than 2200 Dubai residents of different nationalities reverted to Islam at the Islamic Information Centre of the Dubai government-run Dar Al Ber Society in 2015.

“Of the 2,221 fresh Muslims, 494 embraced Islam through an all new service billed: ‘Have you helped anyone convert to Islam?’ while 1,350 others gave Shahada at the Centre with the help of staff scholars and preachers,” Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazrouie, Chairman of Dar Al Ber Society, told Khaleej Times on Monday, February 15.

Al Mazrouie added that the success was achieved thanks to efforts led by the center to spread the true and merciful message of Islam among all members of the Society.

“The Centre ran 3,772 lectures and lessons all over the year,” he said.

Moreover, the Islamic Information Centre also distributed 1.58 million scientific and religious brochures, leaflets and CDs to foreign communities last year.

Meanwhile, the Centre last year received Dh502,247 as donations from philanthropists in the UAE.

Al Mazrouie added the Dabs introduced genuine teachings of Islam through an array of 2,011 tweets and 1,167 posts on Facebook in 2015.

The social media activities focused on the merciful teachings and values of Islam, along with a number of national issues.

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.