JAFFA, Israel – An estimated 211 conversion requests were submitted to the Saudi government by foreign nationals in the last month alone, the Office of Religious Guidance (Dawah) in the city of Bdei’a announced on Tuesday.
According to the published figures, 143 were men and 68 were women.
“We offer different training programs to foreigners who wish to join Islam,” the director of the Dawah office, Sheikh Mohammed Elsabr, said. “These programs greatly affect the would-be converts.”
Despite the impressive number, Sheikh Elsabr says that Dawa should continue its efforts to proselytize conversion to Islam.
“It requires a concerted effort from everybody, from all walks of Islamic society, each according to his ability,” he said. “Our success depends not only on donations, but also to show the pretty face of Islam by behaving in a dignified manner towards [non-Muslims].”