Ramadan, the blessed month is almost over, and as always it leaves it’s beautiful impact on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
In Oman, the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs organised a second edition of their annual Ramadan event at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. This time, it became even more fruitful as 15 people of different nationalities converted to Islam as reported by Times Of Oman.
The event was held earlier this month and it was part of an introductory talk on Islam. Listening to what was being presented to them, the fifteen expatriates did not hesitate to acknowledge the truth they heard and in public declared their decision to embrace Islam.
The event saw wide participation, as it targeted non-Muslim communities in the Sultanate, including a number of ambassadors and dignitaries. The guest speaker at the event was the Muslim preacher Shaykh Khalid Yassin from the United States.
Shaykh Yassin spoke on the prominent markers of Islam, and how Islam is growing across the world, especially with regards to his experience in America.
He also spoke on Oman’s role in the dissemination of Islam and the country’s efforts in this regard. He thanked Oman’s leadership, government and people for their contribution to spreading Islam and its tolerant teachings.
The event also opened questions and answers with the audience, about Islam and its message.
Event staff also offered a hijab wearing tutorial for non-Muslim women, along with commemorative photos.
“Through its various activities and programmes in the Sultanate, the ‘Introduction to Islam and Cultural Exchange’ Department at the Ministry seeks to introduce people to Islam, and to correct the false image of the religion,” a representative said.
“The Department has endeavored to raise awareness about Islam in non-Muslim communities residing in the Sultanate.”
Oman has a population of nearly 3 million people, with the majority being Muslims. It is tolerant towards people of all faiths, but through such Islamic events, it allows those of other faiths than Islam an opportunity to learn about the religion and as it can be seen even accept it.
“Thus do We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, laws, etc.) in detail for the people who reflect.”