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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Unique Chance to Promote Islam Tolerance

Many intellectuals consider the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as a significant chance for the host country (Qatar) to promote Islam’s morals and values to visitors from around the globe.


Media reports and publications on social media platforms have confirmed Qatar’s desire to emphasize Islamic values during the event.

It seems that Qatar aims to bridge the divide between eastern and western civilizations. It will use the World Cup as an opportunity to dispel myths about Islam. It will do this by using its knowledge of the millions of spectators expected to attend the most prestigious championship event in sports.

It was found on the streets of Qatar. Social media users circulated photos of Qatari streets that show Quranic verses and prophetic hadiths in Arabic, English, and Spanish everywhere. This is so that pedestrians would find comfort in them during the World Cup.

Local reports also stated that Qatar had printed millions of pamphlets introducing Islam in three languages. It distributed them to hotels and residential complexes, as well as kiosks in libraries and major markets.

Qatar also promoted visiting the Islamic Museum located in the t of the capital, Doha. This was without neglecting the inclusion of chapels and places for ablution in the various projects related to the World Cup.

The same reports indicated that Qatar had invited many preachers and religious scholars from neighboring countries, such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and India.

The preacher Zakir Naik, who is famous in the West in particular and the Islamic world in general, for his distinctive way of introducing Islam, came from India for this event.

In the same context, several reports, tweets, and publications suggested that Qatar’s ban on the sale of alcohol inside and around stadiums is an affirmation of its desire to adhere to Islamic values.

Qatar was subjected to a Western media campaign unprecedented at the time, to prevent the promotion of “homosexual” ideas and slogans on its territory during the World Cup.

The attackers promoted reports that thousands of workers were killed during the construction of the World Cup projects and their housing conditions.

These reports have not been confirmed by organizations such as Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch.

It is worth noting that Qatar is hosting the finals for the first time in the Middle East, starting today, Sunday, November 20, 2022, until December 18, 2022.


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