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Qatar invites Zakir Naik to preach Islam during FIFA World Cup

Qatar has already banned the sale of alcohol in the stadiums and placed dress code restrictions for the spectators coming from outside Qatar.

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In a video circulating on social media, four people embraced Islam during the lecture of Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik in Qatar. Qatar has invited Zakir Naik to preach Islam on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup 2022. He will give sermons and lectures throughout the world cup tournament and reports several social media posts.

“Preacher Sheikh Zakir Naik is present in Qatar during the World Cup and will give many religious lectures throughout the tournament.” Says Faisal Alhajri the sports anchor in Qatar.

A picture of Dr. Zakir Naik being received in Qatar also went viral on social media. According to Indian media, Zakir Naik is a fugitive who is accused of money laundering and hate speech in India. India also banned his organization Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation in 2016.

A video of four people embracing Islam during his lecture is making rounds on social media.

As per the social media posts, Qatar is taking the opportunity to introduce the western world to Islam and its culture during the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 ceremony opened with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. According to football fans, this has happened for the first time in the history of football world cups. Qatar is the first Arab and Middle Eastern country to host FIFA World Cup 2022.

Islamic exhibitions are being organized by the government of Qatar to introduce the world to Islam. They changed muezzins of mosques and brought those with beautiful voices. Microphones are put in stadiums for Azan.

Qatar has already banned the sale of alcohol in the stadiums and placed dress code restrictions for the spectators coming from outside Qatar. Qatar government displayed murals of Hadiths of the Holy Prophet in a bid to introduce the incoming fans, from all over the world, to Islam.

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Besides hosting the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup, Qatar is also availing the opportunity to introduce the world to its customs, tradition, culture, and values.

Murals carry sayings of the Holy Prophet on mercy, charity, and good deeds. These have been placed all over the streets in Qatar. “Every good deed is a charity”, “He who is not merciful to others, will not be treated mercifully”, and “Guard yourself against the Hellfire, even with half of a date in charity. If one cannot find it, then with a kind word” were some of the Prophetic hadiths shared. Pictures of the murals are going viral on social media.