Islam Presentation Committee
Islam Presentation Committee (IPC) is a non profit educational and research institution devoted to religious and cultural studies.
IPC goals started in 1978 with Al-Najat charitable society and continued its mission to present Islam to non Muslim and to coordinate with the communities residing in Kuwait in 1988. The board of directors in Najat Society decided to form a committee to be specialized in presenting Islam and teaching Arabic language. In October 1991 after liberation activity began. The chairman of the Committee is Mr. Abdul Wahab AlAshaya There are 120 staff and volunteers from 19 different nationalities who speak 28 languages.
The aims of the Committee are:
Teaching Arabic to non-Arab speakers
Teaching Islam studies.
Introducing Islam to non-Muslims
Introducing Kuwait culture
Taking care of new Muslims
The Women’s Affairs department functioning smoothly under the management of Wadh-ha Al-Blays, has many sections, Guidance and cultural Section, Educational section, New Muslim section, and Nursery section Media section and etc.
The Guidance and cultural Section is the responsible for giving guidance, presenting Islam in and out of the Committee, introducing Kuwait culture, Diplomat relation and visits, Recreational tours, visits for the different institution, hospitals, hostels, companies, women’s jail, and Distributing Islamic books, pamphlets, cassettes etc. in different languages to interested individual who don’t have knowledge in Islam. Correspondence with the interested people from different nationalities, Giving introductory Islamic classes for the non-Muslims, and teaching how to read the Holy Qur’an in Arabic.
The Educational section is responsible for a successful learning in Arabic, and other courses. So far there are more than 10,000 people having taught, and studied Arabic in IPC. Other courses are offered in the sec. such us Kuwaiti dialect, tradition, and culture, muslim character, Qur’an memorization, tafser (Qur’an interpretation), Tajweed (rules in Qur’an reading ), hadith (traditions and saying of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him), Day of Judgment, Fiqh essentials, Islam in focus, Towards understanding Islam, and many more are taking place every semester.
The New Muslim section focuses on those who embraced Islam; they are providing a course for teaching a basic of Islam and focused in prayers.
There are also Islamic lectures according to their need, giving breakfast (Fotor Jamaie) field trips, Islamic and Qur’an competitions, potlucks, sending books for the New Muslims family or friends and sponsoring a yearly trips for pilgrimage ( Hajj and Umrah). Following the New Muslims outside and inside Kuwait.
And follows up with social care, helping with services such as employment and marriage.