Dubai, UAE – Dar Al Ber Society, relentlessly promoting moderation and tolerance, organised 2,897 diverse lectures to 2,220 new Muslim converts of 35 nationalities, including two Arab countries, in the first nine months of this year.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber, said they offered these numerous cultural and awareness lectures and preaching sessions at two different venues.

“Up to 2,047 new Muslims converts attended these lectures at the Dar Al Ber Society headquarters on Sheikh Zayed road against 173 at the Society branch in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).”

Official records show that 518 men and women residents have been touched by the tolerance of Islam and willingly converted to Islam in the first nine months of this year 2017.

“These were against 974 new Muslim converts in the second quarter of the year and 674 over the last three months of the same year from July 01 to September 30.”

Rashid Al Junaibi, Manager of the Islamic Information Centre, a leading branch of Dar Al Ber, said they were mainly concerned with spreading and promoting the Islamic culture based on moderation and tolerance.

“We spare no effort to counter extreme and fanatic ideologies with so many programmes, spanning a big number of cultural and awareness lectures that amounted to 2,897 in the first nine months of this year.”

The main branch of Dar Al Ber in Dubai has organised 2,475 lectures against 422 at the RAK branch, he added. “These lectures advise the attendees to avoid extremism and believe in peaceful coexistence.”

Dar Al Ber also printed and distributed 818,770 cultural brochures and books in different languages that cover diverse aspects of Islamic culture and national community issues over the same span of time, Al Junaibi explained.

“As many as 772,770 of these issues were distributed by the main branch in Dubai in comparison to 46,000 others that were distributed by the Ras Al Khaimah branch,” he said.

“These were distributed at over 150 tourist sites, shopping centres, bus stations, government departments and private entities all over the country to attract as many people as possible and enlighten them about the authentic teachings of Islam.”