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The Functions of Religious Care Division:
  1. Spreading the spirit of tolerance and intolerance among religions.
  2. Combating the financial tyranny and addressing the atheist currents those are contrary to the heavenly teachings.
  3. Following-up the activities of all religions and identifying what exists in the Sultanate.
  4. Facilitating and preparing the constructive meetings and fruitful dialogues among religious people.
  5. Listing the followers of different religions and taking care each of them without interfering in the affairs of others.

This division includes the following departments:
Department of Religions: is specialized in the following:
  1. Listing the followers of different religions residing in the Sultanate and their accommodations.
  2. Receiving the applications to establish worship locations, verifying their applicability and fulfilling the prescribed controls.
  3. Referring the applications met all conditions to the competent authority for issuing the required permit, as well directing the apology to non-compliant applications.
  4. Facilitating and preparing the constructive meetings and fruitful dialogues among religious people.

Religious follow-up Department: is specialized in the following:
  1. Doing field visits to the worship locations to verify the continuity of their work according to the permission issued.
  2. Following-up the researches and booklets issued to ensure there is no prejudice to other religions.
  3. Combating the financial tyranny and addressing the atheist currents those are contrary to the heavenly teachings.
  4. Following-up the activities of all religions and identifying what exists in the Sultanate.

Guidance Department of New Muslims: is specialized in the following:
  1. Raising religious awareness of Islamic teachings to the followers of other religions residing in the Sultanate in term of its excellence in tolerance and guaranteeing the freedom for different religion, its virtues, ethics and tremendous benefits.
  2. Filling out the application form specified for those wishing to convert to Islam and transmitting it to Iftaa office after verifying the availability of all conditions for publicizing Islam and pronouncing the two certificates by specialists of science and religion.
  3. Providing the Islamic converts with Islamic books that will educate them and increase their religious awareness.
  4. Appending the Islamic converts to training courses to get all information and knowledge related to Islamic worship and treatments.
  5. Following-up the Islamic converts to identify the difficulties that may face them in practicing the religious rites and reporting all that issues to officials.
  6. Saving all records that show the comprehensive data on the Islamic converts.
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