Cebu (Philippines): A team of Muslim volunteers cooperating with the UK-based Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA) on Sunday November 11, 2018 witnessed an entire village in the Philippines converting to Islam.
In a Facebook post, which is also tagged with a video, iERA said its volunteers were invited by a Muslim revert, Abu Bakr, to Madina Mosque in Bantayan Island of the central Philippines province of Cebu.
"The iERA team then boarded the ferry to Bantayan Island and proceeded to hire motorbikes for the outreach team and travelled as a convoy to the remote part of the island to visit local villagers.
"Upon arrival at the village, a local symposium was organised to convey the Message of Islam. The audience with around 250 attendees from a predominantly Christian Background were mesmerised by a passionate talk by both Abu Bakr and Esa Khan. They spoke about the similarities between Islam and Christianity and the true message of Prophet Jesus AS which was to worship Almighty God Alone", iERA said in the Facebook post.
"As a result of this and by the permission of Almighty God, the whole village accepted Islam with 215 people declaring their Testimony of Faith with Esa Khan and Abu Bakr", it added.
"It was an emotionally charged moment as the whole village accepted Islam together as one united community", iERA said.
Abu Bakr has built the Medina Masjid and established a local community of New Muslims from all the Dawah Outreach work he had been involved in for over 20 years.
He has also built over 40 new Muslim communities with satellite masajids from all his Dawah Outreach work in the surrounding villages across Cebu Island. Abu Bakr also runs a local Islamic radio station that he uses to inform people about the message of Islam.
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