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Over 1,000 convert to Islam this year

As per official statistics just released, Dubai has seen over 1,000 new Muslimsat the Islamic Information Centre of the Dubai government-run Dar Al Ber Society this year so far.

A senior official at the Centre said as many as 1,063 residents from different nationalities converted to Islam.

Rashid Aljunaibi, Director of the centre located at the December 02 road by Al Satwa Roundabout, Bur Dubai, said hundreds of people visited the centre on a daily basis.

“About 205 of them embraced Islam in January 2014 in comparison to 238 in February, 237 in March, and 383 in April.”

He said the Dubai International Peace Convention saw the conversion of over 250 people. “Our staff, scholars and preachers at the Islamic Information Centre helped 48 of them to convert to Islam during the three-day event.”

Aljunaibi said the centre spares no effort in introducing Islam to non-Muslim communities in the easiest, most tolerant and persuasive way.

He added that people are attracted to the merciful and rational teachings of Islam which orders its followers to be honest, fair and kind to all.

Aljunaibi said the new Muslims hailed from the Philippines, China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cameron, Kenya, Nigeria, USA, Italy, Germany, Britain, Ireland, Australia, Myanmar, Syria, Jordan, as well as Latin American countries.

“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.”

“More than 120 people from various countries are voluntarily cooperating with the Centre which is reachable at hotline: 0566576611 or website: www.islamicinfo.org.ae,” he added.

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