EXPATRIATES EMBRACE ISLAM IN KSA

A large number of foreign men and women in the Kingdom are embracing Islam each year after learning more about the faith. According to one report, 4,285 expatriate women in the Eastern Province alone have become Muslim in the past five years.

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A large number of foreign men and women in the Kingdom are embracing Islam each year after learning more about the faith. According to one report, 4,285 expatriate women in the Eastern Province alone have become Muslim in the past five years. Many Saudi and non-Saudi women are actively engaged in the propagation of Islam among non-Muslim women and compete with their male counterparts, believing that helping a person embrace Islam is one of the greatest achievements done by a Muslim.
Three dawa centres for women in the Eastern Province have encouraged over 3,000 foreigners to convert to Islam. An office in Al-Ahsa claimed the largest number, converting 1,298 women, followed by the Dammam office with 1,150 and the Alkhobar office with 1,100. An office in Jubail won 604 converts, Naeeriya 65, Abqaiq 50 and Ras Tanura 13. Reports from dawa centers across the Kingdom indicate that Filipino men and women account for the majority of expatriates embracing Islam in recent years.