SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Khalid Sultan Al Ulama, director of the centre, said this was in addition to some courses on the authentic teachings and Hadith (sayings) of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w), as well as Arabic language lessons.
Fatima Drab, a preacher at the centre, said the new Muslims were very punctual and keen to learn and properly understand the teachings.
Over 750 people converted to Islam this year at the centre.
“We are expecting more converts this year compared to the 1,059 converts in 2009, 1,500 in 2010 and 1,380 in 2011,” said Al Ulama.
Of the new Muslims hailing from 16 different nationalities, the Philippines topped the list with some annual 80 per cent, followed by Indians and Chinese. The list of other nationalities spans Britain, America, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Russia and Holland. — www.shafaqna.com