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Saturday, November 24, 2012

1200 entered Islam in Alkhobar in 2011

ALKHOBAR: A total of 1,213 foreigners residing in Alkhobar embraced Islam last year, the director of the Islamic Call, Guidance and Foreign Communities Illuminating Office in Alkhobar has said. The figure includes 150 women.
In a statement, Sheikh Jumaa Al-Rimaihi said the newcomers include Europeans, Americans, Asian and Africans, with Filipinos (1,005) representing the largest number.
Last year (Islamic calendar year 1432), a total of 3,105 embraced Islam at the Al-Batha Islamic Center in Riyadh.