Categories: Articles

Qatar Hadith Murals Introduces Islam to FIFA World Cup Visitors

Qatar has placed several murals in public spaces bearing Prophet Muhammad’s sayings, written in English and Arabic, to welcome incoming FIFA’s World Cup 2022 fans across the Pearl District of Doha, in public spaces.

The murals feature various Prophetic sayings (known as hadiths) on mercy, charity, and good deeds and are situated in a popular attraction for visitors in the Qatari capital of Doha.

Hadith are a collection of sayings and practices attributed to the prophet Muhammad; these sayings serve as a guide for Muslims on how to practice Islam.

Qatar is the first country in the Middle East to host the World Cup, a football tournament that draws thousands of fans from around the world. The event will take place between November 20 and December 18.

Showcasing Islam in Modern Times

In other countries, murals typically show paintings of popular figures or scenery. In Qatar, murals are the sayings of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. The murals were placed in public places in time for the FIFA World Cup visitors into the country.

The initiative to introduce Islam to foreign visitors and international media via the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is something that Qatar is known for.

At Qatar’s opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup held last year, the performance showed the life of a boy growing up in Qatar with the boy learning and reciting the Quran along with other young students. This type of performance at international events is unique compared to other countries, where normal dances and parades take priority.

The Qatar government is also the owner of Al Jazeera News. Their English channel, Al Jazeera English, started as a response to provide an alternative narrative and news angle on the Muslim world that countered the bias Western news media of CNN, BBC and the likes. Al Jazeera English started broadcasting internationally not long after 911.

Proud of its Islamic Heritage

Despite numerous criticisms by the West of Qatar’s laws, especially during the country’s hosting FIFA’s World Cup 2022, Qatar is remaining strong in their faith.

Your Details are Our AMANAH
Get our weekly newsletter

Critics have criticized Qatar on political fronts, and their countries’ teams have vowed to use this international football event to protest political issues with armbands and banners by turning a sporting event into a political one. However, even some Western commentators have highlighted the hypocrisy of the criticisms.

Where Qatar is holding firm to the rope of Islam, Saudi Arabia seems to lose a little of it, with the first ever Halloween celebration in its capital, Riyadh.

Recent Posts

What does God want from Muslims?

What does God want from us Muslims? Somebody ask me. I did not have an answer for him at that… Read More

July 26, 2023

7 Guidelines to Be a Successful Muslim CEO

As a Muslim CEO, you are blessed with certain privileges and chosen to lead people. A transformation process that ultimately… Read More

July 18, 2023

Experience the holy month of Ramadan in the Istanbul style

Istanbul, where two continents converge, is also the location of several extremely unique Ramadan customs. Ramadan, known in Turkish culture… Read More

March 22, 2023

6 Arab business success secrets that can help entrepreneurs

The "Arabian Business Secrets of Arabs" have long been a topic of interest, both within the Arab world and beyond.… Read More

February 13, 2023

SAUDIA Becomes First Airline to Offer “Your Ticket Your Visa” Service

Jeddah: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of SaudiArabia, has announced the launch of "Your Ticket… Read More

February 1, 2023

7 Lessons from the Qatar World Cup —Islamic Message Muslims Can Learn From

Despite Western media bias against the World Cup 2022 held in Qatar, the Qatar 2022 World Cup is praised as… Read More

December 22, 2022