Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020
The Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, has revealed that the number of new Muslims in the first quarter of 2020 has reached 852, which represents a significant increase compared to the first quarter of the last year with 838 new Muslims.
Hind Mohamed Lootah, Director of the Center’s, said: “The Center has consistently spreading Emirati and moderate Islamic culture, and promoted the values of tolerance, by delivering civilizational discourse to various groups of society, which has resulted in a high level of public awareness in Dubai among the resident communities.”
Lootah stated that the center developed an alternative plan to continue providing the proclamation of Islam service, in line with the precautionary and preventive measures. The necessary technical requirements was prepared to ensure positive results and to meet the Community needs, which reflects the Center's keenness to overcome any challenges.
On the level of services provided to new Muslims, Hana Abdullah Al-Jallaf, Head of the New Muslim Welfare section, indicated that the interest in Islam and its teachings in the center and collaborating parties, witnessed a remarkable rise especially with the exceptional circumstances the world is facing nowadays.
Al-Jallaf clarified the mechanism used to receive requests to declare Islam "remotely", with a coordination with all organizational units in the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, in order to improve and simplify work procedures.
Customers can contact via available applications such as WhatsApp, phone, e-mail, IACAD application. The request will be received from the call center 800 600 and the IACAD’s smart services portal, then the requests will be transferred to the center’s guides, each according to their language.
Al-Jallaf indicated that the guides at the center are communicating with the new Muslim with the aim of explaining a brief about Islam and receiving the two testimonies, stressing that a certificate of converting to Islam for the new Muslim is directly issued and sent via email to the customer or "WhatsApp" as preferred by the client.
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