Hawzah News Agency - As part of their Dawah Outreach work , the iERA team were invited by a Muslim convert, Abu Bakr, to the local mosque in Bantayan Island, in the central Philippines province of Cebu.
“With the help of Abu Bakr, the iERA team prepared dry food packs at Medina Masjid that would be used later that day to distribute to the poor,” the Prophetic Mission page on Facebook wrote.
Arriving at the village, the team organized a symposium to convey the message of Islam to the locals.
Muslims make up nearly 8 percent of the total population in the largely Catholic Philippines.
The mineral-rich southern region of Mindanao, Islam’s birthplace in the Philippines, is home to 5 million Muslims.
Islam reached the Philippines in the 13th century, about 200 years before Christianity.
IERA is UK-based registered charity whose sole objective is the advancement of the Islamic faith.
IERA was established to provide support for new Muslims in the first couple of years of their journey, is now holding two of these retreats a year.