Frequently Asked Questions:
Frequently Asked Questions:
FAQs: About inviting someone to Islam.
1. Do you have books on Islam? What languages are available?
Yes IPC has books on Islam in branches located all over Kuwait, and are available in these languages (English, French, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Urdu, Nepali, Bengali, Sinhala, Tamil, Tagalog, Amharic and more) some are free, and some are sold at a reasonably low price. We also have E-books, in addition to free downloadable videos about Islam available in Invitation Bags page at our site.
２. Do you have translated Qur’an?
Yes, available in these languages (English, French, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Urdu, Nepali, Bengali, Sinhala, Tamil, Tagalog, Amharic and more) you will find them in IPC branches all over Kuwait at reasonable prices, or you can get a free electronic copy from Qur’an Translation page in EDC Islamic Library site.
３. Can someone from IPC talk about Islam with my housekeeper, and in her language?
Of course we can, we at IPC have roughly 70 Daiyas (preachers) speaking 12 different languages, working in branches all over Kuwait. You can contact them directly via WhatsApp call or messages. You will find Daiyas contact information in Dawa Conversation page in our site.
４. Can a Daiya come to my workplace and talk to my non-Muslim employees about Islam?
Certainly, we can provide this service if the number of people are 3 and more, if they are less than 3 we recommend visiting one of our branches.
-You can contact us using our hotlines for men and women.
５. How long does it take a Daiya to talk to someone and convince him/her to convert to Islam?
It varies from one person to the other, some convert after 5 minutes, for some it takes hours of conversing and inquiring about the misconceptions that surround Islam, and for some it takes weeks or even months.
FAQs: About Embracing Islam.
６. Is it possible to declare the Islam testaments (Shahadas) by phone?
Yes, it is possible, any person can become Muslim by declaring the Shahadas with intent.
７. Can a woman declare the Shahadas while on the period?
Yes, she can, declaring the Shahadas with intent makes her a Muslim no matter what her health status.
８. Is a person considered a Muslim if he/she embraced Islam for Zakat money or for marriage purposes?
Yes, a person is considered a Muslim as soon as he/she declares the Shahadas, the matters of the heart and his/her sincerity is up to Allah who knows all, whereas many of them become good Muslims when they practice worship and interact with other Muslims.
９. Do you lure people with money to embrace Islam?
We at IPC do not lure people with money to embrace Islam, although it is acceptable in Islam(as done by the Prophet with some tribes).
10. Do you force people to embrace Islam?
No, we never do that, Allah the Almighty states in Albaqara chapter - verse 256 [There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error]
FAQs: About New Muslims.
11. Do you force women to wear Hijab?
No, we do not force anyone into doing anything against their will, although we explain to them the importance of wearing the Hijab in a gentle manner.
12. My house maid has embraced Islam at IPC few days ago, but I’ve noticed she does not pray yet!
A new Muslim learns his/her religion gradually, obvious information to born Muslims might be completely new to the revert, especially acts of worship, they need time and practice. Reverts will benefit from imitating movements of prayer if other Muslims pray with them, even if they do not understand the words in the beginning. With regular attendance to the Basic Islam course that is available in IPC around the year, they will gradually learn all what they need to practice Islam exactly like the born Muslim.
13. If a wife reverted to Islam, but the husband refused to revert, what happens to their marriage?
In Islamic law a Muslim woman cannot stay married to a non-Muslim man; nevertheless she can stay with her husband at the same house for three months (Ali’dda period) without spousal relations, during that time, the wife must try her best to persuade her husband to revert. If the husband reverted during this period; then the marriage is intact, but if not, then they must separate.
We normally provide this information to the new Muslim gradually, and give her time to truly know her new religion, and eventually accept separation.
14. How can a new Muslim invite his/her family to Islam? Can a Daiya provide assistance?
There are many ways to convince people to revert to Islam, it varies according to the background of the person, our Daiyas will assist you with the information and the tools necessary to succeed in your task.
FAQs: About Learning Islam
15. Do you teach new Muslims the dos and don’ts? How long does it take?
Yes certainly, we provide weekly lessons for Basic Islam courses in multiple languages dispersed at locations all over Kuwait. Lessons include Islamic Creed, worship, Quran memorization, the Prophet’s biography, Islamic Ethics….. and more. These courses last for 4 months.
16. Do you have courses for born Muslims who know little or nothing about Islam?
Yes, they can join Basic Islam course, and later on can join advanced Islamic courses.
17. Do you organize Arabic language courses?
Yes we do, and it is available in 6 levels so far.
FAQ: About IPC
18. Where is your headquarter? Do you have other branches?
IPC’s headquarter is in Kuwait City at AL-Mulla Saleh Mosque, you can visit the Branches page in our website to know more.
19. How can i volunteer at IPC?
You can contact the Volunteer Section through this number99113429
20. Do you organize Hajj and Umrah trips for new Muslims?