Touched by the teachings of Islam and by the kind and humanitarian treatment they received, 27 inmates of different nationalities, accepted Islam at the Ras Al Khaimah prison in 2020.
The fresh converts said they willingly embraced Islam after reading more about the faith.
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“The Muslims’ good conduct and introductory courses about Islam made us ponder about Islam, eventually helping us in taking the decision to becoming Muslim.”
Sources with the Ras Al Khaimah Police said they spare no effort in rehabilitating all inmates, regardless of their religion, language or ethnic background.
“We give the inmates self-confidence and help them in becoming good members of the society, in line with the vision of the Ministry of Interior, which aims to achieve justice, integrity and positive citizenship.”
The Punitive and Correction Institution at the RAK Police said hundreds of inmates have benefited from the rehabilitation and training programmes.
“The programmes aim to help inmates integrate better into society after serving their sentences.
“These programmes include Quran memorisation courses, teaching them about the labour market and equipping them with entrepreneurial and vocational skills, attending schools and libraries among other activities,” they elaborated.
“We provide education and vocational training to inmates, including carpentry, sewing, painting and handicrafts, aimed at developing the inmates’ skills – in turn helping them to gain the confidence to integrate into society after serving their terms.”
The rehabilitation programmes provide practical experience to help the inmates get jobs.
“The products and handicraft made by the inmates have been displayed and sold to consumers at various outlets and events.”