A total of 122 ladies and three men, all expatriates from the Philippines, converted to Islam in Dubai, after a lecture by popular Muslim Filipino orator and preacher Omar Penalbar. Penalbar was lecturing on tolerance in Islam and the message of Prophet Muhammad (May Allah Bless Him and Grant Him Peace).
The lecture was organized in the Al Twar area in Dubai by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
The preacher said the previous largest number of people to convert to Islam in the Philippines in one night was 99. A new record has been set today when 125 individuals declared their conversion to Islam, he added.
Emirati families played a role in this when they accompanied the Filipino individuals to the forum, according to Mohammed Al Hashimi, who oversees the forum, organized during Ramadan.