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Pro-Taliban Urdu-language daily reveals Qatar’s plans to invite FIFA World Cup participants to Islam

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In a recent article, the Pakistani pro-Taliban daily in Urdu Roznama Ummat examined the Qatari government’s preparations for da’wa (“Preaching”, “Invitation to Islam”) during the FIFA World Cup from November 20, 2022. Da’wa is an important part of Islam in which Muslims are expected to invite non-Muslims to embrace religion.

The article, titled “FIFA World Cup and Da’wa of Religion”, and written by Islamic religious scholar Zia Chitrali, explains various activities and media events planned to explain Islam to non-Muslim spectators and attempt to persuade them to convert.

As part of the events planned by Qatari officials, thousands of volunteers will take part in the da’wa and free books and brochures highlighting Islamic teachings will be distributed to spectators.

A screenshot of the article being reviewed.

Here is the text of the article in Urdu from Roznama Ummat.

“Taking advantage of this golden opportunity, Qatari officials have made all the preparations to invite the spectators to Islam”; “While spectators will enjoy the FIFA Qatar Games, they will also listen to the call of Islam”

“Next week [on November 20], the FIFA World Cup begins in Qatar. This biggest event in the world began in 1930 in Uruguay and has so far been staged 22 times at four-year intervals – although it was not staged during the World War. Qatar hosts the 23rd World Cup. This is the first FIFA World Cup held in a Muslim or Arab country. Preparations for this mega event are complete.

“Taking advantage of this golden opportunity, Qatari officials have fully prepared to invite onlookers to Islam, while excellent arrangements have also been made to promote Arab culture. Close to airports, hotels, highways and stadiums, such panels have been set up which are filled with short but compact hadiths [sayings and traditions] of the Prophet Muhammad.

“The training of 2,000 volunteers for the da’wa of religion at the mega event is complete and they will deliver the message of haq [truth] to spectators from all over the world by various means. Ten vehicles will be deployed for da’wa work and ten special camps will be set up [for da’wa-related goals].

” Under the aegis of Markaz Zayyuf Qatar Lil Da’wa Elal-Islam [referring to Markaz Duyouf Qatar lil-Ta’rif Bil-Islam, Qatar’s Guest Center for Calling People to Islam]flyers, invitations and Da’wa-related brochures which will be distributed to spectators are also ready. Qatar issued guidelines to defend Muslim culture and civilization [at the games]. In this context, an open warning was issued to homosexuals: if they commit any heinous act, including waving their flag, they will be dealt with according to Qatari law.

“At the same time, Arab culture was also highlighted. The problem is not limited to children running around in white clothes. fully culture in the eight spectacular stadiums that Qatar has built. As spectators enjoy FIFA Qatar matches, they will also listen to the call of Islam.”

“Viewing the World Cup mega-event as a golden opportunity for the call to Islam, Qatari officials prepared a team of Da’wa preachers of all colors, races and languages; imbibing modern media techniques, pragmatism and foresight, they will enter the field of Da’wa”

“Qatar prepared for FIFA’s most expensive accommodation [World Cup] in history. Western powers are angry with Doha… German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, while shedding crocodile tears over human rights, said it was not appropriate to hold the soccer world cup and let the free world come together in one country [Qatar] where the land is limited for gays. In response, Qatar summoned the German ambassador stationed in Doha and registered his strong protest.

“Then Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani in an interview with German media asked them to drop double standards and antipathy: when you buy gas and oil from us , you don’t remember human rights and when you see the World Cup event happening here, then you feel for human rights; this double standard is not sustainable; 12 years ago we agreed to host the World Cup and since then we have been victims of continuous propaganda; no country organizes this [event] was treated this way.

“Anyway, viewing the World Cup mega event as a golden opportunity for the call to Islam, Qatari officials have prepared a team of Da’wa preachers belonging to all colors, races and languages. Imbibing modern media techniques, pragmatism and foresight, they will enter the field of Da’wa [at the games]. Qatari Ministry of Awqaf [i.e., endowments] created a full-fledged institution to da’wawhich will enter the domain of da’wa with wisdom and foresight.

“In addition, Markaz Ibn Zayd Aal Mahmoud Al-Saqafi Al-Islami [referring to the Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center] has also completed its preparations. A book has been prepared based on a compact introduction to Islam which has been published, in addition to Arabic, in English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and German. It has been prepared by the world’s foremost Islamic thinkers and scholars. Her name is: Fahm-ul-Islam [Understanding Of Islam]. It will be distributed free of charge to all spectators.

“This book has many chapters. The first chapter is titled what is islam. In this context, Islamic teachings, morality and the characteristics of true Muslims were discussed. Each point is written with a complete and authentic reference. The second chapter consists of two parts: the first part contains an explanation in concise and simple language of the creation of the universe, the status of man, life after death, etc. This book has been crafted keeping in mind the purely non-Muslim mindset. [of the intended audience].”

“The second part deals with the unity [Of Allah]The names of Allah and the characteristics of Allah, as well as the requirements of Islam; “It sheds light on the miracles of the Quran, Mecca, Medina and the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

“The second part deals with the unity [of Allah], the names of Allah and the characteristics of Allah, as well as the requirements of Islam. A section concerns the importance and necessity of prophets [sent by Allah before Muhammad]. At the same time, it highlights the miracles of the Koran, Mecca, Medina and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Another section is based on the scientific, numerical and linguistic miracles of the Quran.

“In addition to this, light has been shed on Islamic architecture, Islamic environmental guidelines and Islamic teachings on hygiene and cleanliness, which can be effective in showing a non-Muslim the way to In addition, pamphlets and pamphlets based on concise and short hadiths were prepared on a large scale, as well as large display boards with hadiths were put up.

“Ustad Sumama Stadium is the sixth stadium in Qatar built for the FIFA World Cup, which is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from the Qatari capital of Doha. Its inauguration took place on October 22, 2021. During the ceremony inauguration, the Emir of Qatar and the President of FIFA were also present. On this occasion, a match of the Emir of Qatar Cup tournament was played between two local clubs, Al-Sad and Al- Ryan.

“However, the important point was that the recitation of the Al-Rahman chapter [of the Koran] by the children took place during the inaugural ceremony. This stadium is an architectural marvel designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim Jaidah. It was built in the form of sumamaa traditional round cap or headgear worn by local men and children, from which the stadium takes its name.

“The Qatari government has built eight stadiums for the World Cup in which Islamic prayer and ablution areas have also been built. These are the best stadiums in the world equipped with these facilities…”

Source: Roznama Ummat (Pakistan), November 16, 2022.