Dar Al Ber helped 2,382 people convert to Islam in 2014

DUBAI, 9th February, 2015 (WAM) — The Dar Al Ber Society helped 2,382 residents and visitors of 52 different nationalities convert to Islam last year at its Islamic Information Centre on the Sheikh Zayed road.

Rashid Aljunaibi, Manager of the Islamic Information Centre, said the new Muslims hailed from Eastern Asia, Europe, America, Africa, Latin America, and Arab countries.

“The Centre, all set to enlighten visitors and new Muslims about Islam, distributed 441,338 brochures on Islam in different languages, and ran 3,443 lectures, classes, training courses, and cultural activities for the same last year.” The Centre spares no effort to develop people’s awareness, particularly non-Muslims about the tolerance and moderation of Islam in 15 languages in coordination with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, he added. “Staff preachers and scholars follow-up new Muslims and answer visitors and callers’ questions on the teachings of Islam, the Holy Quran, and the ethics of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).” Copies of the Holy Quran with simplified translation, along with brochures on the merciful teachings of Islam, Quran, and Sunnah, and true stories on new converts are gifted to visitors and new Muslims, he stated. “The Centre sticks to verse 12516 of the Holy Quran, which reads, ‘Call unto the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and reason with them (disbelievers) in ways that are best and most gracious’.” Aljunaibi said the Centre spiritually and financially helps new Muslims, teaches them prayer, the Arabic language, short chapters of the Holy Quran, simplified translations of the Quran, and the pillars of Islam. “They are also given a chance to interact with new and old converts, share experiences, take part in football and basketball teams, and enjoy Umrah and Haj trips which are organised in collaboration with the weekly live radio programme ‘Heavens Gates’.” The Centre, in cooperation with civil society organisations and philanthropists, runs lectures on Islam at labour camps and for low-income families, he said.