(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Three inmates of the Dubai Central Jail have converted to Islam "due to the good treatment" they received from the Dubai Police's punitive and correctional establishments department.
Brigadier Ali Mohammed Al Shamali, director of public administration, said the converts were inspired by the pamphlets distributed to them which explained the basics of Islam.
"We also provided copies of the Holy Quran to them. They accepted Islam with full conviction and knowledge about the humane nature of the religion. The Islamic rituals that are followed at the jail, praying in groups and religious lectures also helped," said Brig Al Shamali.
He said the good treatment the converts received will help them to reform their behaviour. "The Dubai Police always guide and rehabilitate prisoners and offer them all kinds of support."
The conversion ceremony was attended by religious preacher Saud Ahmed Abdul Aziz. The converts thanked the police and jail employees for treating the inmates equally irrespective of their race, colour and religion.