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Sunday 24 Feb 2019 Zayed House for Islamic Culture: 4733 Students Benefited from Islamic Culture Courses Islamic Culture Courses in 2018
The learners benefitted from Zayed House for Islamic Culture (ZHIC) courses last year hit 4733 in number. The students were of various nationalities out of the total number of 5448 registered for the program. Of these, 1311 learners were in ZHIC Al Ain head office, 2298 in Abu Dhabi and 1124 in Ajman. The aim behind the courses provided for the new reverts was to introduce the essence of the Islamic culture, preparing individuals to know about the basics of Islam and teaching them essential practicalities. Besides, establishing moderation and temperance as values vital for justice, goodness, uprightness, open-mindedness, and coexistence conducive to sustainable development to benefit individual and society alike. In this connection, ZHIC executed 766 courses in 2018: 239 of them in its Al Ain head office, 275 in Abu Dhabi, and 252 in Ajman branches. In this regard, Dr. Nedal al Tinaiji, the General Director of ZHIC pointed out that the courses, which were delivered in various languages aimed to develop spiritual, moral and communal aspects quintessential for tolerance, compassion and coexistence of different human cultures. The syllabus of the courses was prepared in cooperation with specialized entities in the field of Islamic culture and intellectual research appropriate with the actual need of the segments benefitted from the courses that fell into five educational levels.  Furthermore, Dr. al Tinaiji related that the first level aimed to teach about ablution and prayers in theory and practice, besides explicating the spiritual and physical benefit of their performance. While the second level presented a comprehensive view on Islam based on equality, mutual respect and bearing of individual and communal responsibility. The third level aimed to bond individuals with the Book of God and the Sunnah of his Prophet as sources of teachings of Islam. Added to their aspects in knowledge and human values. The fourth level depicted the virtues and etiquettes such as cleanliness, presentability, self-esteem, and compassion out of learning from the biography of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The final level five introduced the concept of faith and its close relation with true human happiness. In addition to highlighting good manners as communal necessity contributing to coherent human community building.

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